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Friday, March 24, 2017
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...
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...
Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino LEADING Japanese total transport-solution provider UD Trucks recently staged the global launch of the all-new Croner in Bangkok, Thailand. Joining its sibling Condor in the medium-duty range, it’s being tapped as a versatile carrier built to go the extra mile.  With a brand name...

Worthy of Mr. Bond

Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes The modern, sophisticated, moneyed gent of today with an extraordinary taste for the finest things in life is often referred to as the ultimate man’s man. Not even Bill Gates or Warren Buffett, or even fictional billionaire-cum-vigilante-cum-hero Bruce Wayne comes close...

Navara in the North

Story & photos by Patrick P. Tulfo NISSAN commemorated its second anniversary of its tough pickup and best-seller Navara by inviting select motoring scribes for a very long drive—all the way to Ilocos Norte from February 28 to March 2. All participants were forced to wake up at an ungodly hour just...
WHEN I stepped into the hallowed grounds of Manila Golf Club (MGC) inside plush Forbes Park in Makati City a while back, I immediately noticed the big change. The country’s premiere club now boasts of a locker room exclusively for its guests. What an innovation. It can only mean...
Story and photo by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes WITH Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) getting the ball rolling for the local production of the Mirage G4 in its 21-hectare plant in Santa Rosa City, Laguna, as part of the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) Program, the Japanese automaker...
BOYET Lim, the president of Toyota Davao, had just succeeded Dagupan City’s Rene So as president of Toyota Dealers Association (TDA). The following is Boyet’s acceptance speech: The 15 years that matter “Mr. Hiroyuki Fukui, managing officer, Toyota Motor Corp. , and president, Toyota Motor Asia Pacific; Mr. Makoto Nakamura, general...
Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino MOST car enthusiasts, if not all, believe there’s this numinous bind between them and their machines. Believe it or not, this form of attachment even transcends further into a partnership to conquer adventures, achievements and even challenges. One of the well-known car groups...

Fuso’s new mid-duty hauler

AMONG all the cargo vehicles we see on the road today, the medium-duty truck is one of the majorities (along with the light-duty trucks) that roam around the metro and provinces to deliver goods.  These haulers come in different shapes and forms depending on their major application.  Perhaps one...
WITH customer profitability as the starting point, Scania wants to be the leading provider of sustainable transport. This means integrating sustainability fully into the business and working with others to tackle impacts, transform our industry and create lasting value. “Scania  entered  the  local  market  not  just  to  sell  trucks  and ...

Fight against climate change

THE French Ministry of Ecology, Energy, and the Sea and the Agency for the Environment and Energy Control have awarded Michelin the Circular Economy Grand Prize, “fighting against climate change” special Mention, for the eco-design and retreading process of its Truck tires as well as for its Michelin Solutions...

Bolder with a touch of black

It may have been several years since its initial launch, but the Ford EcoSport still remains as one of the top picks when it comes to the subcompact crossover class. The fact that we see a lot of these vehicles on the road today—practically everywhere at any given time...
JUST Monday last, it took me almost three hours to reach Saint Peter’s Parish on Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City, from Ayala Avenue, Makati City.  That’s a distance of not more than 23 kilometers.  Good thing my Innova was ’matic. Otherwise, my knees would have endlessly ached if I had driven...
IT’S really quite a feat for any couple to reach the 50th anniversary of their union. That’s why each milestone in their journey through life is named after expensive metals and stones, such as silver for their 25th anniversary, gold for their 50th, diamond for their 60th and platinum...

Firing up the rooster

2017 is the year of the Fire Rooster, according to popular feng shui, as it is this time that people will be more oriented toward progress and honor, while simultaneously tempering their supposedly fervor. For United Asia Automotive Group Inc. (UAAGI), this year will be a much fruitful period for...