Greetings, gentlemen, this is my first attempt to build an automotive company.


Philauco, short for “Philippine Automotive Company”, was originally a Philippine government attempt in 1990 to develop their own automotive industry. With a loan from Japan accounting to 92.5 million dollars, they constructed their own plant in Santa Rosa Laguna. All previous backyard makers are ordered by the government to move to Philauco and be retrained for free.

Logo of Philauco, which is still used today. The letters vaguely spell out the initials of the Philippine Automotive Company.

The concept of a Filipino car was thought out by Corazon Aquino, who have sudden regrets on closing down a Ford factory in the Philippines.

Thus, the motley Filipino design team came up with a new design called the Philauco Simula.