Philippine Parts Makers Association President Ferdie Raquel Santos is revved up for next month's Philippine Auto Parts Expo. As many as 17 prototypes of new eco-friendly, low emission jeepneys will be unveiled.
Santos is the lead organizer of next month's expo, where the theme will be "Gawang Pilipino para sa Pilipino" (Made by Filipinos for Filipinos), emphasizing the country's ability to produce auto parts.
In preparation for the implementation of the government's Public Utility Vehicle modernization program, Santos told DZMM that the Philippine automotive parts industry already locally produces many metal and plastics pieces.
Despite capabilities to make body shells, bumpers, dashboards, and seats locally, the modern electric and Euro 4 jeepney engines will be built overseas.
-- DZMM, 26 September 2017