Attendees of the upcoming 2017 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in the Philippines may get a taste of the local vehicular congestion we complain about daily, but at least they’re totally assured of a comfortable ride.

The Philippine government has announced that it has appointed the Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC) as the official premium mobility provider for the bi-annual meet between leaders of ASEAN nations, the first of which happens on April 28-29, 2017 in Metro Manila.

Formalizing the deal last Friday, February 24, at the Kalayaan Hall of Malacañan Palace were Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, ACC President Maricar Parco, ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council (NOC) Director General for Operations Marciano Paynor, Jr. and ACC Chairman Emeritus Gov. Jose Ch. Alvarez.

Specially commissioned BMW 7, X5 and 5 Series will be provided by ACC to ministers and leaders from various ASEAN nations for the two-day summit that will tackle economic and cultural issues in the region.

“As the preferred premium vehicle provider for ASEAN Summit 2017, we strengthen our commitment to support government projects that drive economic growth and social progress for the benefit of the local automotive industry, the Filipino people, and the Asia-Pacific Region," Alvarez said.