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Monday, February 20, 2017
Story & photo by Randy S. Peregrino FOR Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC), a more meaningful way to celebrate its 20th anniversary is by doing a community social responsibility through environment protection and preservation. Recently, the automotive manufacturer held the kick-off commemoration activity at the Makiling Botanical Gardens at the University of...
OUR motorists and commuters alike will have to wait a little longer before the common train station at Edsa-North Avenue, Quezon City, could even start construction. Tabled for groundbreaking tentatively this December, there seems to be some snags stopping its take-off—one of which is its final design. Will it be people-friendly...

Seeing Orange

Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes It’s not the American pop punk band from Los Angeles, California, that started their colorful careers when they were only 16 years old, and have rocked the world since. The color orange, in fact, is an expression of life, adventure, fun...
"TAMA na. Nagkasundo na. Gawin na!” A rephrasing of a political chant that became popular in the 1980s, this succinctly expresses the sentiment of thousands of Metro Manila commuters regarding the implementation of the long-delayed government plan to interconnect three key light rail transit lines. First envisioned in 2009,...

Chupa Chups now in cars

DID you know that your favorite Chupa Chups was originated from Spain? It was founded way back in 1958 by Enric Bernat, who got the idea after he worked for an apple jam factory Granja Asturias in the early 1950s. Bernat supposedly got wind of the idea of a “bonbon...
Story & photos by Patrick Tulfo FOILACAR Industries, the company that started the foil craze in the country several years back, is at it again. This time it is bringing something new in the market, which is poised to take the country by storm and is billed as the next...
Story and photos by Randy S. Peregrino AFTER three consecutive and successful years of hosting the prestigious Shell Eco-marathon Asia, Pilipinas Shell recently launched the country’s first-ever and local rendition of the prevalent series at Clark International Raceway (CIS) in Pampanga. From February 3 to 5, Shell Eco-marathon Philippines ran...
HAVE I not said here a thousand and one times that I have a book of speeches of American presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton? I just love reading the book each time allows—on the beach or under a shade, sipping lemonade, if not wine (if budget permits). Washington’s...
THERE are more reasons for owners of the two exotic Italian cars to relish their priced possessions. That’s because recently, Autostrada Motore, the official importer of Ferrari and Maserati in the country, finally inaugurated its newly renovated service center. Situated along Quingua Street in Makati City, the service center is...
DO we want our car buffs happy?   Of course, the answer is yes. But how come our lawmakers, if not our government leaders, are the first to seemingly make life hard for the motoring man?  For, suddenly, they appear bent on making it difficult for our auto lovers to own...

An LUV for the Month of love

ALAS—Love month is here. Aside from a bunch of good oxytocin flinging in the air, there are several reasons you will practically fall in love with this modest, yet peppy, life-utility vehicle (LUV) once you get to know it more—personally. This writer considers this refreshed 2016 Suzuki Ertiga will...
ISUZU Philippines Corp. (IPC) couldn’t have chosen a better date to launch the newest variation of its best-selling pickup D-Max than the eve of the Chinese New Year on January 27. It may just be pure coincidence or IPC might have consulted a Fengshui expert on the matter but one...
WHEN there is no way to transport people, animals and goods from one location to another, then life could be at a standstill—such a dull life with no movement or no activity at all.  That’s why transportation is important, because it enables trade between people, which is essential for the development of...
THE Mitsubishi Strada is one of the oldest pickups being sold in the country to date. It first carried the name L-200 back in the 1990s. The Strada nameplate was only adopted in the succeeding models. In other countries, the Strada is also known as the Triton in Australia and...
"HERE all is life and activity,” once exulted 1820’s Dutch East Indies Governor General Sir Stamford Raffles when he first founded the country of Singapore, now known as the Lion City and is one of the most successful global financial centers in Asia. True enough, this writer was a firsthand...
WHEN Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) brought in the all-new BR-V, the purpose was to introduce an affordable sport-utility vehicle (SUV) in the country. The Japanese automaker perceived the market’s preference is shifting toward SUVs. So, from there, Honda saw an opportunity to go where no one has gone...
INFRASTRUCTURE, I’ve been saying here all this time, is a key component that could tremendously help ease traffic in the metropolis. Add to that the distinctive dimension that infra projects can provide countless comfort on passengers, both on land and air. Well, include sea travel, as well. On land, the...
Story & photo by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes TWENTY-three years ago, the country hosted the prestigious Miss Universe pageant. Back then, when I was a tad short of my teens—childish, stubborn and foolish—this writer caught a glimpse and was awestruck by Miss Colombia when she was at the...
A FRIEND of mine has been a Camry owner for the longest time. When I told him recently that Camry is the most consistent choice of the sophisticated and discerning car folk hereabouts, he showed a prompt, proud smile. “And let me add that your Camry happens to be the best-selling...
Story & photos by Patrick P. Tulfo THIS scribe was invited by Volkswagen toward the end of last year to observe and participate as a marshal in the Child Safety Initiative seminar held at the open grounds of the Capitol Commons in Pasig City. Volkswagen’s Philippine Child Safety initiative campaign, which...