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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino FOR over a decade, Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) has always been keen on showcasing its full truck lineup to the public. But, this year, it went beyond expectations by presenting movers, which are deemed as the future of hauling and transport. The recently concluded...
THE Vios Cup is on, and motor sports fans will lap it up anew today and  tomorrow (April 28 and 29) as they watch another unique edition of the annual car races at Clark International Speedway in Angeles, Pampanga. The beauty of it all is, as usual, admission is free....
Story & photos by Tet Andolong TODAY the Ford Explorer is one of the most admired sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) as it stands out in the midsize SUV category on account of its rugged look, comfort, versatility and for its many credentials, such as being named the Luxury Car of the...
Story & Photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes TIRED of the seemingly endless daily grind? Finally, here’s good news for motorists. After the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” team conducted a site inspection of the North Luzon Expressway (Nlex) Harbor Link Segment 10 together with members of the media,...

Head turns for Mazda 6

Story & Photos by Patrick P. Tulfo THOSE who are in the market for new cars are in for a treat nowadays, with the abundance of choices available at their disposal. The strong economy, which created a strong demand in brand-new vehicles, has brought confidence to manufacturers to bring in models...
Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino MOTORISTS who own and still drive old cars will surely be delighted as Pilipinas Shell recently introduced their new motor oil designed to fight engine aging. Because let’s face it, there are still many of us who are not willing to give up yet...
SMARTING from a threat that may see three vehicle models possibly getting extinct next year, the industry is even getting stronger and stronger overall. The reason given for the bleak prospect on—God forbid—the garbage-bound vehicles contrasting to the inspiring first quarter sales surge is the Euro 4 requirement, which...
Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino INDEED, this year’s Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) lived up to its theme of “Beyond Performance”. More than the usual sporty concepts, the event showcased myriads of vehicle segmentations that cater to today’s customers’ needs. But, of course, the spectacle of exciting vehicles was...
THE Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) has lined up a number of public-private partnership (PPP) projects and expansion projects worth P153 billion, in a bid to boost infrastructure and development programs, and help traffic-decongestion initiatives of the government. This was announced during the press conference for the “Safe Trip Mo...
WE made it back to back.   Meaning, as in last year’s edition, we also did our Kabig (Kapalohan Bisita Iglesia Group) ritual this year in just one province: Batangas. Last year it was Pampanga. Like in all our previous pilgrimages, our latest was again a smashing success. Awesome as ever. Thank you,...
Story & Photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes MY first encounter with this refreshed, fourth-generation Subaru Forester XT was early last year, when MIP recently invited a group of motoring journalists to Thailand for its regional launch at the 37th Bangkok International Motor Show staged at the Impact...
I have to give it to Peugeot. Last year it hosted a tennis tournament that is open to all, including our nationally ranked players. A huge success, the winners were brought to the 2016 French Open at the famed Roland Garros clay courts in Paris. So magical was the...
The Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) has already catered to 500,000 attendees since 2005, not to mention hosting nearly 200 participating companies from the automotive sectors, 500 exhibitors and 400 car display units in the show’s 30,000-square meter exhibit area. Last year, the annual affair gathered about 110,000 spectators. Thus,...
In celebration of its recent successes and to jumpstart yet another eventful year, pioneer compact car manufacturer Suzuki Philippines gathered together the Team Suzuki Philippines (TSP) last March 25 to show its gratitude to its pool of loyal customers and welcome the new members of its growing Car Club...
Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino IT may be the last of the highly coveted 4x4 Action Playground series this year, but Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) made sure that the finale was worth remembering. Recently staged at the Limketkai open grounds in Cagayan de Oro, the duo of mu-X...

Vios Cup Season 4 unveiled

THE fabled Vios Cup is coming back this year loaded with impact-laden newbies. For example, it will be star-studded all the more, what with the addition of celebrities Gretchen Ho, Dominique Roque, Ella Cruz and Aubrey Miles. They will be joining resident celebs Jericho Rosales, Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Fabio...
Story & photos by Patrick P. Tulfo PUBLIC Works Secretary Mark A. Villar recently inspected the ongoing North Luzon Expressway (Nlex)–Harbor link project of Manila North Tollways Corp. (MNTC), which was held at Karuhatan Village in Valenzuela City. A few journalists, including this writer, were invited to witness the inspection and...
THE bad news is, the plan on the excise-tax increase on vehicles is alive and kicking. Pushed to the hilt by several lawmakers upon the urgings of government factotums led by Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III; sigh, sigh. The good news is, we still have the staunch anti-excise tax increase...

‘Waku-Doki’ is back

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino SUMMER season is going to be more exciting this year for motorsports enthusiasts as Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has recently kicked off the latest season of the Vios Cup. Even TMP President Satoru Suzuki was excited enough to finally present the upcoming race...

Car insurance–ensured

MORE often than not, new Filipino car buyers find themselves at a crossroad on what car insurance to get. They encounter dilemmas in looking for the right one that suits their needs and even often suffer at the mercy of perplexingly choosing between lucrative offers. Good thing GoBear Philippines recently...
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