New champion mechanics arise in Catrol PH’s 4th Partner For Life program

February 19, 2018

Castrol Philippines’ Partner For Life is an annual competition-based mentoring program wherein thousands of motorcycle mechanics learn vital skills to become the best in their chosen field. In light of this, the company held its 4th staging of the program in November last year, and have recently announced its new batch of champion mechanics.

The winners were Julius Maranga, Georekey Cantabaco, Gabriel Hidalgo Jr., and John Ceniza. Unfazed by the intense competition put up by hundreds of fellow participants from all over the country, the 4 emerged as the 2017 winners. They’ve delivered exceptional skills and have evolved to become more improved by excelling in the program’s various written and hands-on challenges.

“Apart from taking home the title of Champion Mechanics in 2017, we owe our confidence and success of our business to the invaluable training we received from Castrol Philippines. Castrol Partner for Life has given us a comprehensive understanding of important terms, technology, troubleshooting tips, proper use of oils and motorcycle tune-ups,” said Hidalgo who, together with Ceniza, owns a Cebu-based business called Drake’s Motor Parts.

But the battle is not over yet for the new winners as they’ll soon compete as a team to represent the country in the Castrol Asia Pacific Mechanic Contest to be held later this year. In the said international competition, they’ll be facing team mechanics who’ve won similar Castrol Partner For Life-like competitions in their respective countries. These countries include Thailand, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

(Photos from Castrol Philippines)

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Randolph de Leon
Randy is a person with disability (PWD), a partially-blinded person with only his left eye functioning. Since childhood, the automobile has always been his passion, and is able to express it through photography and most recently, through writing as well. Outside the motoring beat, Randy spends time manning the media aspect of his business which he co-founded with his sister/college classmate. It's called Dragonlight Wellness and Solutions, a multi-business venture centering on improving peoples' lives through earning.