Honda Philippines Inc. (HPI) rewarded the PBA 2018 MVP and Brgy. Ginebra‘s star player, Scottie Thompson, with a new CBR150R at the Honda Safety Driving Center (HSDC) after being hailed as the MVP of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals.
Thompson proved to be instrumental in helping PBA Team, Ginebra, win the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup, their first title in 21 years. The 25-year-old, who showed impressive talent all throughout the season, said that he shares this success with their fans.
“Sobrang saya. Hindi lang para sa amin pero para na rin sa mga fans. Ang tagal nilang hinintay ang championship na ‘to. We’re really grateful to be a part of this history. (I am extremely happy. 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),” said Thompson.
Thompson also shared that he is still overwhelmed after being named the Finals MVP. “Hindi ako makapaniwala kasi ang daming deserving. (I still can’t believe it, especially since there are so many deserving players). All of my hard work really paid off so, I feel blessed,” he said.
The Davao del Sur native, who was also named the 2014 NCAA MVP while playing college basketball at the University of Perpetual Help. He credits his family and fans who helped him with his journey. As for the aspiring athletes who wish to achieve their dreams, Thompson said that 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. That is why we are extremely happy to extend our support to talents like Thompson who work hard to achieve their One Dream,” said Jomel Jerez, General Manager and Department Manager for Motorcycle Business Planning Department.
The new CBR150R bears new racing-inspired stripes, an aggressive full-cowl design, and a new color variant, Mat Gunpowder Black Metallic. It is powered by a 150cc Liquid-Cooled DOHC, paired with a six-speed transmission and advanced safety features such as a Bank Angle Sensor, which automatically switches off the engine when it reaches a near-fall angle.
HPI’s partnership with PBA is attuned to their vision of bringing the joy of mobility to the Filipino people. Its One Dream campaign aims to be with Filipinos every step of the way to achieve their dreams.