Philippines-China Collaboration in the E-Vehicle IndustryIn photo (Seated: Ms. Zhang Yu, Secretary General – CIAPS-PBA; Mr. Edmund A. Araga – President – Evap)(Left to right: Liu Fei, Deputy Director of Committee of Experts-CIAPS-PBA, Mr. Karl Lyndon B. Pacolor, Secretary-eVAP, Mr. Rommel T. Juan – Chairman-EVAP, Mr. Ferdinand I. Raquelsantos, Chairman Emeritus -eVAP, Mr. Glenn Penaranda, Commercial Counsellor-PTIC Beijing; Mr. Zhou Bo, Director of Standard and Industry Research Dept of CIAPS-PBA and Ms. Serena Zhao, Trade and Investment Executive Assistant -PTIC Beijing. PTIC Beijing recently coordinated the visit of the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (eVAP) to Beijing last 19-22 February 2019, to promote strategic engagements for the development of the e-vehicle industry in the Philippines. The eVAP Delegation was represented by Mr. Ferdinand I. Raquelsantos, Chairman Emeritus; Mr. Rommel T. Juan – Chairman; Mr. Edmund A. Araga – President; and Mr. Karl Lyndon B. Pacolor, Secretary. The eVAP Delegation established collaboration with the Power Battery Applications Branch of China Industrial Association of Power Sources (CIAPS-PBA). They signed a MOU to establish a framework of cooperation through information sharing, trade and investment facilitation, standards development and mutual recognition, media collaboration and exchanges of delegation. The eVAP Mission also visited manufacturing facilities of power battery in Beijing and Tianjin. The CIAPS-PBA will be participating in the Electric Vehicle Summit of the Philippines to be held in Manila on 17-18 July 2019.