By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter
President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday, Aug. 1, promised to protect businesses and improve the environment in which they “can thrive as long as they follow the rules of the land.”
“This government will protect you and your investments,” Mr. Duterte said during his speech at the 30th anniversary celebration of the Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) Corporation at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Manila in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City on Wednesday evening, Aug. 1.
He also said he will “ensure a level playing field where [they] will thrive as long as [they] follow the rules of the land.”
The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) said Mr. Duterte received 20 units of Toyota Vios and 10 units of Toyota Innova from Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Chairman Akio Toyoda and TMP Vice Chairman Alfred Ty as donations to the Office of the President.
“I trust that you will be with me to bring about real and lasting change to the Filipino people,” Mr. Duterte told the TMP during his speech.
The event was attended by TMP Corporation executives and employees, national and local government officials, the President’s Cabinet members, and other invited guests, the PCOO said.