LIFE IN THE FAST LANE

HWM (Philippines) - - Contents -

It is in­ter­est­ing to know that back in July, the Philip­pines, through the Cham­ber of Au­to­mo­tive Man­u­fac­tur­ers of the Philip­pines, Inc. (CAMPI), hosted the first-ever Elec­tric Ve­hi­cles (EV) and Hy­brid Sum­mit in the South­east Asian re­gion. Although the event was just part of the se­ries of ac­tiv­i­ties in line with the coun­try’s host­ing of the 33rd As­so­ci­a­tion of South­east Asian Na­tions (ASEAN) Sum­mit, it be­came an op­por­tu­nity for the Philip­pines to show its in­ter­est in pro­mot­ing eco-friendly modes of trans­porta­tion not only within the coun­try, but also in the en­tire re­gion. Gath­er­ing key play­ers in the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try, namely Lexus, Mit­subishi, Nis­san, and Toy­ota, each par­tic­i­pant brought to the ta­ble an elec­tric or hy­brid ve­hi­cle model that doesn’t only look good, but also helps in cut­ting down on car­bon diox­ide emis­sions. While it is still a long jour­ney for us to see many diesel- or gaso­line-free ve­hi­cles run­ning the streets, the host­ing of the first EV and Hy­brid Sum­mit in the Philip­pine is a step to­ward a greener trans­porta­tion land­scape. Sup­port­ing this ini­tia­tive, we have ded­i­cated a spe­cial fea­ture that high­lights some of the ve­hi­cles shown dur­ing the event. The September is­sue of HWM Philip­pines is also loaded with spe­cial fea­tures on the newly launched ASUS Zen­fone 4 Se­ries and our re­cent visit at OPPO’S man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity in Guang­dong, China where we learned more about the strict process of smart­phone mak­ing and the de­vel­op­ment of smart­phone pho­tog­ra­phy. Speak­ing of the ASUS Zen­fone 4 Se­ries, we sat with CEO Jerry Shen to talk about the com­pany’s di­rec­tion in its smart­phone busi­ness. We also got a spe­cial op­por­tu­nity to talk with Filipino IT pioneer Dios­dado Banatao who is now help­ing lo­cal star­tups to suc­ceed not only in the Philip­pines, but also in the global IT land­scape. There’s more in store for you. Just read on!

The HWM Team

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