18 March 2015

Japanese firm Nidec Corporation chairman calls on President Aquino
Chairman, president and chief executive officer of the Japanese manufacturing firm Nidec Corporation, Shigenobu Nagamori, paid a courtesy call on President Benigno S. Aquino III in Malacañang Palace on Wednesday morning.

Nagamori was accompanied by Nidec Corporation First Vice President Toshihiko Miyabe, Nidec Philippines Corporation President Takao Deno, and Nidec Philippines Corporation Vice President Minoru Yoshida during the courtesy call that was held at the Music Room at 10:30 a.m.

Also present were Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo and Philippine Economic Zone Authority Director General Lilia de Lima.

According to the Nidec Corporation website, the company “has worked its way to become the world’s No. 1 manufacturer of small precision motors since it was founded by Nagamori in 1973.”

“Nidec has gradually expanded its product lineup to include a variety of small to large motors, application products for machinery, and electronic and optical components. At present, its products are used in a wide range of fields and devices, including information and telecommunications equipment, office equipment, home appliances, automobiles, industrial equipment and environmental energy,” the website said.

Nidec Corporation has 42 bases worldwide, including seven in Southeast Asia.

Nidec Philippines Corporation manufactures spindle motors for Hard Disk Drives and other components for precision motors at the Subic Technopark in Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Laguna Technopark Special Economic Zone in Biñan, and Light Industry and Science Park of the Philippines at the Special Export Processing Zone in Cabuyao, Laguna.

Nidec Corporation has offices in Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam, United Kingdom, Luxembourg and Turkey. PND (jm)

Justice for SAF 44, Mindanao peace, foremost in President Aquino’s mind, says Palace official
President Benigno S. Aquino III remains committed to serving justice to the families of the 44 police commandos who perished in the January 25 Mamasapano clash, and to achieving lasting peace in Mindanao, a Palace official said on Wednesday.

“He remains firmly committed to rendering justice as well as pursuing the peace process,” Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said on Wednesday.

“It would be unfortunate if the peace process suffers or is stopped because of this particular incident,” she said.

Valte said the President recognizes the feelings of the grieving families as well as the general public.

“Patuloy siyang nakikinig upang higit pang maunawaan ang saloobin ng kanyang mga boss – ang mga mamamayan – at maging karapat-dapat sa kanilang patuloy na pagtitiwala,” she said. PND (as)