Obama to attend launch of Comet E-Jeepney


Posted at Apr 29 2014 09:45 AM | Updated as of Apr 29 2014 05:45 PM


MANILA -- It's day two of United States President Barack Obama's state visit to the Philippines.

Obama is scheduled to attend the launch of the City Optimized Managed Electric Transport (COMET) e-jeepney project at Sofitel.

Global Electric Transportation, a partnership between American and Filipino private investors, has an exclusive arrangement with US-based vehicle manufacturing company, Pangea Motors, for the e-jeepney's global supply and distribution.

Obama is also set to deliver a speech at Fort Bonifacio before an audience of Filipino soldiers and veterans.

He will then participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the nearby Manila American Cemetery and Memorial before departing for Washington. - ANC