Rody graces motorcycle grand prix in Malaysia-A A +A
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
DAVAO City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was in Malaysia recently to witness the 2012 Motorcycle Grand Prix in the world famous Sepang International Circuit.
Duterte's presence in the international event was requested by Tourism Malaysia along with other selected motorbike enthusiasts, media and travel agents.
Duterte, who was accompanied by his Executive Assistant and trusted aide, Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go, was the only official from the Philippines invited by the Malaysian government. Completing the entourage of the vice mayor are close friends Larry Yap, William Lima, Sonny Buenaventura and Pepito Mac.
The mega familiarization program formally kicked off with a business session hosted by the director general of Tourism Malaysia, Dato Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, which featured presentations about the Malaysia Truly Asia tourism program, the Sepang International Circuit, and the destination presentation of Tourism Malaysia.
A private dinner was also hosted by Datuk Michael Ting of Ekran Berhad Samal Casino Resort, a close friend of Duterte.
Duterte was grateful he was one of the thousands of spectators of the international event. He also said Malaysia is a must-visit Asian destination.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 31, 2012.