UAAGI rewards Olympic medalists with new Foton, Chery vehicles

Published August 23, 2021, 12:51 PM

by Inigo Roces

Celebrating with fellow Filipinos the country’s best-ever Olympic performance, United Asia Automotive Group Inc. (UAAGI), the Philippine distributor of Foton and Chery automobiles and commercial vehicles, is rewarding the three victorious Filipino medalists, led by gold medal-winning weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, with their very own Foton and Chery automobiles.

From left: Senator Francis Tolentino; Rommel Sytin, President of UAAGI; Hidilyn Diaz, Gold Medalist; Kenneth Sytin, Vice Chairman of UAAGI; and honorable Abraham ‘Bambol’ Tolentino, incumbent President of the Philippine Olympic Committee.

The formal turnover of the vehicles to the three Olympians was held at the Windy Ridge Hotel in Tagaytay City. 

Welcoming the winning athletes were executives from UAAGI led by its President, Rommel Sytin, as well as government officials from Tagaytay City, led by Senator Francis Tolentino and the Philippine Olympic Committee President, Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino.

Happily receiving their brand-new vehicles were weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, who clinched gold in the women’s weightlifting category; Nesthy Petecio, who won the silver in the women’s featherweight boxing category; and Carlo Paalam, who also took the silver in the men’s flyweight boxing category.

UAAGI rewarded Diaz with a Foton Transvan 13-seater model, one of the most popular models from the brand.

Petecio, on the other hand, was rewarded with a fun-to-drive yet functional Chery Tiggo 2 SUV in the new gray color.

Last but not least, Paalam was rewarded with a Foton Gratour MT, a versatile MPV that can be used by the family or for business.

“We are all very proud of what our hard-working athletes have achieved on the global stage. They have brought so much pride and inspiration to their fellow Filipinos, which are much needed in these difficult times,” said UAAGI President Rommel Sytin. “It is our privilege to be able to reward these sporting heroes in our humble way,” Sytin added.

Sytin, through UAAGI, has always been an advocate of Philippine sports, especially in the fields of volleyball and basketball. UAAGI has been fielding highly competitive teams in women’s volleyball, first as the Foton Tornadoes and recently under the Chery Tiggo Crossovers banner. Just last week, the Chery Tiggo Crossovers clinched the first-ever professional volleyball championship under the inaugural Premier Volleyball League (PVL).

UAAGI rewarded the new athlete-heroes to show its support to sportsmen and women of all sporting disciplines.