Sua Your Face Car Show at Quezon Memorial Circle

Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City -Philippines

stage area

Montero Club in partnership with Mitsubishi Alliance Philippines and several car clubs members were treated to an afternoon of fun , music , raffle , food and car exhibition at the Quezon Memorial Circle.

I was invited by a member and car enthusiast to join and cover the car show.  The venue is just a few steps away from the orchid show so I took  a sneak peak and some time at the car show.

secretariat/ registration area

When i arrived past 2:00pm , It seems that the organizers are still preparing the secretariat , sound system and the set-up. There was an emcee who manage to call everyone’s attention and announcing the use of hashtag #SUAyourFace  #aBIAScbn #MitsuAlliancePH  and Twitter @murahantayo and @MitsuAlliancePH

There were some dining tables and there was a FREE registration for the members of the clubs. For non-members ,there was a raffle stub worth Php 300 to cover the cost of food and others. According to the secretariat , their car show would change their venue from time to time. There were also Free t-shit and photo booth at the site.

Quezon Memorial Shrine serves as an ideal backdrop for the car exhibition

It is also good that the Montero club and Mitsubishi Alliance Philippines members and dealers are organizing a car show , after a series of negative publicity about the Sudden Unintended  Acceleration (SUA) incidents on Montero Sport SUVs have turned to social media to voice their grievances and calls for action.

different mitsubishi cars on display with their accessories

Forgot to ask my friend ( the one who invited me ) who owns a Montero unit about the negative public perception of the car unit and even so some extent the car company.I have some relatives who own  units of Montero and had not encountered problems .

mitsubishi car with accessories and tagline

Since I do not own any Mitsubishi Montero unit, I could not give an honest opinion with regards to the road safety and worthiness of the unit.

After taking some photos , chatting with some members of the club , I finally bid farewell to my friend , who seems to be in a very bright mood. I did not attend the appreciation party at the orchid show and even at the SUA event , there were no formal invitation for me to stay longer and need to cover another event.

Note: photos were all taken by the author and was invited by a member of the Mitsubishi Alliance Philippines 

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9th Manila International Automobile Show 2013 Highlights Part 1

World Trade Center and Philippine Trade Training Center – Pasay City , Metro Manila -Philippines

The country’s largest and most prestigious automobile show opened  a while ago  and will run until April 7, 2013.  The four day event highlighted the importance of the automobile sector in our economy .

World Trade Center in Pasay City

MIAS 2013 organizer Mr. Joseph Ang hand over a globe ( token of appreciation ) to the guest of honor from DTI- board of investment

a short entertainment dance number  was provided by the organizers delighted the on-lookers and visitors to the event

shower of confetti

ribbon cutting ceremony with ambassadors from Japan, Egypt and France

media coverage during the ribbon cutting ceremonies

There is no shortage of media covering the 9th Manila International Automobile Show from print, radio, television, magazine and even bloggers . I have met at least a dozen writer/ blogger during the event. We used to see each other during blogging convention or writers workshop .

crowd during the opening

Subaru BRZ Prologue

This is one of the unique car exhibited by Subaru -Philippines, However this was already launched during the 64th Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany late autumn of 2011.  The car looked like a see through x-ray machine with engine parts .

closer view of the car

Under the hood will be a 2.0-liter direct-injection horizontally opposed (‘boxer,’ or ‘flat’) four-cylinder engine, code-named ‘FA’ and unique to this model. And while Subaru still hasn’t released an official output, it’s expected to be significantly higher–likely around 200 horsepower.  The body is BRZ’s body will be 165.3 inches long, 69.7 inches wide, and just 50 inches high, with a wheelbase of 101.2 inches .


If there is an award for the ” Most Photogenic Car ” of this show, definitely Subaru BRZ Prologue will get this prize. Almost every visitor of the show had their photo opportunity beside this car.  The guests of honor also were amazed with the design and style of the car.


Standard Insurance exhibit booth a racing car

The company is a Philippine non-life insurance company with a license to operate all types of non-life insurance products. It was founded in August 1, 1958 by the late Dr. Romeo R. Echauz. The Company is the leader in motorcar insurance with a market share of 17.1% for loss and damage portion.

The Company was initially ISO certified by SGS International for quality management systems last October, 1998 under an ISO 9002:1994. This has been maintained since then and has last been upgraded to an ISO 9001:2008 in November, 2008.


Motolite exhibit


Motolite  Batteries are proudly manufactured by PBI, one of the largest manufacturers, exporters and distributors of automotive, motorcycle, and industrial battery products and solutions in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Housed in an 18-hectare fully integrated facility that produces world-class maintenance-free automotive and motorcycle batteries as well as dry-charged low maintenance batteries, industrial batteries, plates, sulfuric acid and separators, PBI employs a fully-integrated closed-loop manufacturing and distribution process that covers material sourcing, component design and production, assembly, charging, distribution and recycling.

Motolite Ladies

Public transportation groups like jeepney operators , taxi operators and bus operators would always use their batteries ( the batteries  manufactured by the company  is suited in tropical climate of the country). I have a lot of Motolite dealer friends and relatives from Metro Manila and even in the provinces. They would say  that even if there are other competitors which sells much lower priced batteries in the market . Their loyal clientele would still stick to their  brand. With over 90 -years tuck to their impressive records . No one can dispute to the quality and durability of their batteries .


Cafe Rite Coffee

Cafe Rite coffee distributor had free samples of their coffee . They also had a tie-up with this company .

Inikot- Adobo flavor

Inikot is a Filipino food rice wrap concept that is sold in conveniently located food carts around the Philippines. It had different flavors. The company is now open for franchise and dealership .

Yokohama -Philippines exhibit

Blue Earth AE-01


Petron- Philippines with beautiful models


Harley Davidson motorbikes

Harley-Davidson is now in the Philippines. In the year of its 110th anniversary, the legendary American motorcycle brand has opened its first dealership in the country—only the sixth in Southeast Asia.


a shark mascot

Versa Vantage is an all-Filipino Company engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of car accessories under the brand names “SHARK” and “SURESTEP“. The company is a major player in the Philippine car accessory market and its products are well-known for their innovative, classy, but functional designs and exceptional quality.
In 1993, the company’s founder launched a unique product aptly called “DASHIELD”, a multi-layered dashboard cover that has been granted a Philippine patent (Phil. Patent No. 26378).


 Mr. Joseph Christephen R. Valente works exhibited during the show

Artist Haven

Joseph Christephen  R. Valente is an artist based from Manila. He uses acrylic, oil , watercolor , pen and ink are among his favorite mediums.

Mr. Joseph studied in Silliman University in Dumaguete City , where accessibility of resources on art was more than during his high school days. He took up business management and business entrepreneurship in college.  His art works are versatile from childlike topics, to mature themes, surreal to socio -realism , simple illustrations to heavy detailed pieces.

Monster Energy is one of the sponsors of the event giving free drinks to all

Monster Energy, the fastest growing energy drink in the world and the number ONE  brand in the United States was finally launched last year  in the Philippines.

The next- generation refreshment beverage, Monster Energy Drink packs a punch but has a smooth flavor you can really pound down. Hitting the shelves this coming September 2012, Monster Energy will be available in 2 flavors- Original and Khaos– in the distinctive sleek black cans with the iconic Monster claw logo.


The 18th Annual Motor Sports Awards Night will be held at the Philippine Trade Training Center. As a member of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the Paris-based organization that governs all four-wheel motor sports worldwide, AAP is the only auto club authorized to organize, supervise and sanction four-wheel motor sport events in the Philippines.

Foton truck with stylish exhibit booth


For this year, the World Trade exhibition hall and lobby will offer an exhibition floor space of over 10,000 sq.m and an additional 4,000 sq.m annex building (east wing tent) and some 6,000 sq.m of outdoor exhibit, test drive and stunt performance areas.

Mazda car

One of the highlights of the car show, are the unveiling ceremonies of new car models which are intended for the Philippines market . The car industry sales is improving and the demand for new cars is increasing .


In addition, MIAS extends to the Philippine Trade Training Center building that offers another exhibition floor space of 4,000 sq.m plus another 3,000 sq.m of air conditioned tent connecting the PTTC and WTC east wing tent hall specially installed for the show.

Note: All photos were taken by the author, anyone who wishes to use the photos for any reason may do so, Please cite this blog for reference . Thanks

Here is a link on the second part :

Manila International Automobile Show 2013

The Manila International Auto Show 2013 also called called MIAS holds together the toughest  , biggest ,  fiercest parts and rides in this one grandest gathering of cars, car lovers, collector , enthusiasts, manufacturers, distributors  and drivers. The event will be held at the World Trade Center and Philippine Trade Training Center in Pasay City , Metro Manila from April 4 to April 7, 2013.

Since the show was first conceived in 2005 , There are more than  500, 000 attendees  and  nearly 200 participating companies from the automotive sectors, 500 exhibitors and 400 car display units in the show’s 30,000sqm exhibit area, MIAS is the biggest motoring and driving event in the Philippines held every summer. Features brand new cars, hybrid cars and concept car launches from the country’s top automotive brands, state of the art auto parts and electronic gadgets exhibits, motorsports clinic and demos and on road and off road test drives, Manila International Auto Show is a car enthusiast’s ticket of to cloud nine.

This year’s theme ” Innovation and Technology ” will highlight the technological advances and features that a car of today .

MIAS also covers car contests and recognitions to distinguish cutthroat efforts of car owners and exhibitors, such as car of the year awards, MIAS classic and custom made cars.

 For more information about this upcoming event :

Website :

Amianan Motors Center

This is the family business  of Ms. Mylene Quiñones a lifetime member of the Philippine Orchid Society and board of director.

group shot

The family is a dealer of various multi-cab,  auto sales, auto servicing, trucks, buses, insurance , garage center.

The family also owned Boating World Resort and Amianan Water Purifying station. Amianan is an Ilocano term for north.

The gracious host personally welcomed the group and served an early buffet lunch meal which consists of lumpiang shanghai na bangus ( milk fish spring rolls),  quail egg salad, chicken and pork adobo, dinendeng , fresh papaya fruits and pineapple juice.

the group saw some of  the host personal collection of mugs, figurines . The tour group visited the 4th and 5th floor and gladly posed for a souvenir shots in the upper balcony were surrounding hills and mountain side.

For contact:
Address: Km.218 National Highway, Rosario, La Union 2506

Branch Head :

Engineer Edward M. Quiñones

SALES: (072) 712-8888 / 8880
PARTS: (072) 712-8889
SERVICE: (072) 712-8887 / 7777
CRM: (072) 712-8890
ADMIN: (072) 712-8881
FAX NO.: (072) 712-8888 / 8881

SALES: 0922-8992716 / 0922-8982290
PARTS: 0922-8982292
SERVICE: 0922-8992715 / 0922-8101695
CRM: 0922-8992882 / 0922-8992735
ADMIN.: 0922-8992740

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