August 20, 2019
Team Gilas Pilipinas with Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) executive director Sonny Barrios, FOTON Philippines AVP for Marketing Noelle M. Aujero, Team Coach Yeng Guiao, SBP SVP Alfredo S. Panlilio, and SBP chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan
FOTON PH has long been a staunch supporter of Philippine sports, and has been fielding teams in the Philippine Super Liga (PSL), local triathlon, and student athletic programs to back its belief and confidence in the abilities of the Filipino athletes.
The development of local sports is also one of FOTON Philippines’ advocacies. Thus, this legacy convinced its company president Rommel Sytin to continue giving out support by being the official vehicle partner in the upcoming 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
“We are excited for the participation of Gilas Pilipinas in the international scene. I know that they will show off their best efforts to let the world know that strength and sportsmanship is in the DNA of the Filipino athletes. I’m grateful that they trusted FOTON to be part of the national team’s journey.” said FOTON Philippines President Rommel Sytin.
FOTON will provide the team two units of its best-selling van, the 16-seater FOTON Traveller powered by Cummins. “The Traveller actually makes a great option for the members of Gilas Pilipinas because of its overall size, maximized space and extended legroom. Apart from the roomy interiors, the Traveller is also a perfect fit for the giants of the team for its augmented headroom and bubble roof,” added Sytin.
Gilas Pilipinas will open its group stage campaign against favored Italy on August 31 then Serbia on September 2 and Angola on September 4.
“FOTON strongly believes in the capability and competence of our national team. Aligned with our brand’s marketing program for this year, we know that Gilas Pilipinas will be able to showcase the Filipino sports talent around the globe no matter how tough and long the challenges in and out of the court may get. Basta #ParaSaBayan, Kayang-Kaya.”