Honda Philippines Inc. (HPI), the number one motorcycle manufacturer of the Philippines, recently awarded Brgy. Ginebra‘s star player Scottie Thompson, 25, with a new Honda CBR150R at the Honda Safety Driving Center (HSDC). This was after he was hailed as the MVP of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.
Hailing from Davao del Sur, Thompson exhibited amazing skills on the court and proved to be instrumental in helping Ginebra win the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup, their first title in 21 years. The young basketball star showed impressive talent all throughout the season and shared this success with their fans.
“Sobrang saya,” (I am extremely happy) Thompson said. “Hindi lang para sa amin pero para na rin sa mga fans. Ang tagal nilang hinintay ang championship na ‘to. (This is not only for us but also for the fans. They waited for this championship for a long time.) We’re really grateful to be a part of this history.”
“Hindi ako makapaniwala kasi ang daming deserving (players),” (I still can’t believe it, especially since there are so many deserving [players]) the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals MVP added. “All of my hard work really paid off so, I feel blessed.”
The Davao del Sur native was also named the 2014 NCAA MVP during his college basketball at the University of Perpetual Help. He said that it was his family and fans who helped him with his journey and as for the aspiring athletes who wish to achieve their dreams, everything starts with hard work and practice.
“Like PBA, HPI has been a brand that constantly touches on the lives of Filipinos, from all walks of life,” Motorcycle Business Planning Department general manager and department manager Jomel Jerez said. “That is why we are extremely happy to extend our support to talents like Thompson who work hard to achieve their ONE DREAM. We hope that Scottie Thompson gets to take his new CBR150R for a unique riding experience, especially with its outstanding features, sporty look, and sleek style.”
The new CBR150R features a total aggressive design with sleek and sporty exterior. This is reflected in its new racing-inspired stripes, an aggressive sporty full-cowl design, and a new color variant, Mat Gunpowder Black Metallic.
Also, the new CBR150R boasts of its MotoGP DNA, 150cc Liquid-Cooled DOHC, 6-Speed Engine and advanced safety features such as the Bank Angle Sensor, which automatically switches off the engine when it reaches a near-fall angle. Unrivaled in power and speed, this superbike is a force to be reckoned with on the road.
HPI’s partnership with PBA is attuned to their vision of bringing the joy of mobility to the Filipino people. This is in line with the company’s campaign, ONE DREAM, which imparts how HPI will be there every step of the way for Filipinos to achieve their dreams.