We will only go skin-deep if we view the Grab/Uber-versus-taxicabs controversy as a mere issue of who provides the commuting public with better service. The deep-seated issue is this: Who actually performs the role of the government in protecting the welfare of the commuting public? Is it the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) […]
Mercedes‑Benz has announced a strategic repositioning of its motorsport activities: the company will conclude its participation in DTM at the end of 2018 and enter Formula E in the 2019/20 season. Here’s the news from Mercedes: This new approach will see Mercedes-Benz competing at both ends of the motorsport spectrum: in Formula 1, the pinnacle […]
At least 10 vehicles were reportedly involved in a multiple collision at C5 Ortigas flyover, Tuesday. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), as of 11:00 a.m., said the collision occupied two lanes causing total closure of C5 Ortigas flyover. Only the southbound lane is passable at the moment. “Yung kasalubong, totally ‘yung north bound sinarado,” […]
Audi Philippines recently launched the newest member of the Q family: the new Q2. The event was held at the Audi Philippines showroom last 19 July 2017 in a colorful media reveal. Audi built the Q2 as an urban vehicle for everyday driving and recreation, which fuses a progressive design with a great driving experience, […]
App-based drivers appealed to President Duterte on Friday to intervene and order the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to lift its yearlong moratorium on the acceptance of franchise applications for vehicles used for app-based transport services. Bobby Coronel, founder of drivers’ group TopSpeed, said it was high time that Mr. Duterte stepped in […]
Contrary to Land Transportation Franchising and Regulation Board’s (LTFRB) claim that ride-sharing firms were earning millions of pesos, Grab Philippines said it has been “operating at a loss.” “Grab Philippines does not make a single peso from its 20% commission on rides. What we make in commissions is returned more than two-fold as incentives to […]
Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is set to take a 65-percent stake in the local importer and distributor of Munich, Germany-based luxury car maker BMW. SMC said in a stock exchange disclosure yesterday that it filed the necessary incorporation papers for SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp. with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 17. […]
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile unit in the Philippines, is pleased to introduce the New Jazz. Enhanced with additional features and sporty updates, the New Jazz aims to give customers the traditional fun driving experience as well as utmost utility and convenience expected from a Honda. Further, the New Jazz will now have […]
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile unit in the Philippines, introduces the refreshed New Mobilio. The 7-seater Multi-purpose Utility Vehicle (MUV) now comes with a bolder and sportier exterior, enhanced interior, and upgraded comfort and safety features that satisfy the Filipino families’ needs and expectations in an all-around vehicle. Here’s the news from Honda: […]
There’s no reason that a MINI Cooper, renowned for being compact and nimble, should be big. Unless you want to carry more stuff and people, in which case MINI has you covered, too.
Among the “pinch me, I’m dreaming” moments of motoring, this counts at the top: blasting down the main straight of the Sepang Formula 1 circuit, strapped into a Porsche, with none other than two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Earl Bamber behind the wheel. As Earl brakes hard, from 250 kph to less than […]
I’ve always liked going to new places, new destinations, and have equally enjoyed the journey getting to these new places.
Commuters relying on transport network vehicle services (TNVS) have taken to social media to air their support for ride-sharing’s most popular companies Uber and Grab, as well as rant against regular taxis and the service’s “tormentor,” the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), which has threatened to impound and fine around 80 percent of these TNVS that the Board claims would have no existing franchises come July 26.
The impending crackdown on Grab and Uber drivers without the necessary franchise to operate is worrying thousands of commuters like government worker Karen who fears the directive may affect her dream of becoming a lawyer. Karen, who studies law at Polytechnic University of the Philippines, told the Inquirer on Monday that while she understands that […]
Honda showcased a new direction for America’s retail best-selling midsize sedan1 with the world debut of a more stylish, sporty and premium 2018 Honda Accord that launches this fall. The new Accord features new engines including new turbocharged gasoline powerplants, available hybrid powertrains, and a 10-speed automatic transmission. Here’s the latest from Honda. The 10th-generation Accord […]