- The new president of Toyota Motor Philippines decided to experience the daily commute in the Philippines
- During his first week in the Philippines, he tried riding different modes of transportation like the bus, MRT, jeepney, and tricycle
- Atsuhiro Okamoto said that it was a good learning experience for him to see the struggles of Filipinos
- Therefore, he vowed that Toyota would take part in upgrading the quality of life of Filipinos
The new president of Toyota Motor Philippines Atsuhiro Okamoto has decided to try and experience different modes of transportation during his first week in the Philippines.
KAMI learned that Okamoto wanted to know the daily struggles of Filipinos when it comes to commuting.
Through a Facebook post, Okamoto shared that he rode the bus, MRT, jeepney, UV Express, and tricycle around Manila.
“During my first week in the Philippines, I decided to do "Genchi Genbutsu," or to “Go and See” the daily struggles of Filipino commuters,” he wrote on Facebook.
“I rode a bus, took a round trip of the MRT, rode the jeepney, queued for a long time to ride the UV Express, and lastly, took a tricycle ride to Tondo!” he added.
The new president of Toyota said that it was a “good” learning experience. He learned that the mass transport system in the Philippines is not enough to accommodate all of the daily commuters.
“For me, it's a good learning experience. I realize that unlike Japan or Singapore, the Philippines’ current mass transport system is not enough to accommodate the huge number of daily commuters,” Okamoto said.
Hence, the new president wanted Toyota to help in making the daily commute of Filipinos easier.
“I would like Toyota to take part in this big challenge to upgrade the quality of life for many Filipinos,” he said.
Toyota Motor Philippines is one of the biggest automotive companies in the Philippines. Atsuhiro Okamoto assumed the presidency in the company early this year.
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