CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—The Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) has become a dumping ground for chemicals and equipment used in the manufacture of “shabu” (methamphetamines), a Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) official said on Monday. Five dumps have been found by SCTEx personnel and policemen since Aug. 8, said Emerson Margate, PDEA director in Central Luzon. Foul […]
The Department of Finance (DOF) sees higher oil excise as a major revenue source that will compensate for foregone revenues once income tax rates are slashed, as promised by President Duterte. At the House appropriations committee hearing on the proposed P3.35-trillion national budget for 2017, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III also reiterated the Duterte […]
The Department of Budget and Management has ordered agencies to “get rid” of luxury vehicles being used for their transport needs while the Department of Finance will move to slap higher taxes on expensive imported cars. Finance Undersecretary Gil S. Beltran told the House appropriations committee Monday night that the DOF was looking at including […]
AFTER serving for more than a month in a holdover capacity, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chair Emerson Carlos stepped down from office on Friday, beating the Aug. 22 deadline given by President Duterte for all government appointees to quit their positions. Named as his temporary replacement was Thomas Orbos who had just been appointed MMDA […]
After debuting the Drive PX2 in-car supercomputer at Consumer Electronics Show last January, NVIDIA is now unveiling the inner workings of the Parker system on a chip (SOC) that powers its in-car supercomputer. The processor is equipped with 256 cores that runs at 1.5 teraflops to accommodate “deep learning-based self-driving AI cockpit systems.” It can also […]
Marine biologists were deeply saddened upon discovering 29 lifeless sperm whales around the shore of North Sea Island in Germany last week, and their grief heightened further after finding out what were inside the animals’ stomachs. According to a press release from Wadden Sea National Park in Schleswig-Holstein, most of the whales had stomachs full […]
The release this week of the smartphone game Pokemon Go may just mark a new high (or low, depending on how you look at it) in incidents of distracted driving. Car crashes involving drivers distracted by the game have been reported in New York City, Melbourne, Washington, and Baltimore.
The 2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn created shock and awe when it rolled into view on the last Thursday of July.
Starting this October, driver’s licenses issued by the Land Transportation Office ( LTO ) will have a five-year validity. This step is in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s announcement in his first State of the Nation Address. LTO chief Assistant Sec . Edgar Galvante says that the agensecy will first implement the extended validity of driver’s license in the […]
So, this was how the main characters in the action flick “Fast & Furious 7” must have felt like at the movie’s end scene, their “one last ride” before finally parting ways.
AOSTA Valley, Italy—There are times when you need to have unquestionable confidence in your car. In the middle of a hairpin turn, while barreling up the Alps, was one of those times.
So Audi yet again reveals a revised A1 which seems to be a simple cosmetic upgrade over the old one. I’m very familiar with the previous, pre-face-lift variant as I have one for a daily driver, a long-term test unit which I’ve actually grown accustomed to very much.
“How on earth are we going to get to ABS tomorrow,” I texted fellow “The Voice Kids” coaches Sharon Cuneta and Bamboo on Monday. They each texted back hoping for the best and planning alternative routes, if need be. Because of the deluge of the last few days and the distance each of us will […]
Imagine opening your Facebook account, only to be bludgeoned by a string of epithets and vicious comments, cruel memes, and threats of bodily harm. Your photo and that of your car stare back at you. Remember his face, the post says. Such was the ordeal that Nestor Punzalan had to endure last month when he […]
What has happened so far in Formula One this year? The 2016 season, as predicted, will be another Mercedes benefit. The Brackley team has maintained the upper hand in the power unit department in relation to their rivals. The Mercedes package still delivers more bang than either the Ferrari or the Renault power units. The […]