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I still remember quite clearly when I was about 5 years old, I slipped away from the watchful eyes of a guardian, and ran out of our apartment in Quezon City and onto the public road to frolic in the heavy rain.
If I could call it an NPE, for want of a more palatable term, then so be it. But if you must know, an NPE is a near-puke experience, like the NDE is of the deathly kind.
In my decades of being a road user in the male-dominated streets of Metro Manila, guess how many times I’ve heard the expression, “Ay, babae kasi! (Oh, it’s a woman. That’s why),” or “Babae siguro ang driver (Maybe it’s a woman driving)” whenever there’s a slowpoke on the road, or if the driver’s diskarte (execution […]
Electric vehicle manufacturer Build Your Dreams (BYD) goes all out in the Philippines as it reveals its roster of electric vehicles to be made available in the Philippines: the BYD skyrail, buses, forklifts, and hybrid and full EV cars.
Two years ago, when my mother suffered her third and most serious stroke that left her in the ICU for several weeks, I had to drive to and from the hospital every day.
I’m single (but unavailable), and unmarried with no children. I’ve devoted my time at home to taking care of my elderly parents, both of whom are facing their own health challenges bravely.
The subcompact sedan Vios is 15 years old in the Philippines. I was there when Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) debuted the car to the local motoring media in May 2003 with a TV ad showing pop star Britney Spears—then 22 years young—breaking into song, interspersed with glamor clips and angles of the Vios in motion.
My Toyota Hiace van, made in 2004 when Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) was just 16 years old, was my trusty chariot when I entered the basement parking of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Bonifacio Global City late afternoon of Aug. 1.
Every once in a while, the most silent ones throw the mightiest punches. And on the night of June 28, low-profile Japanese carmaker Suzuki swung the proverbial one-two punch in the B segment, simultaneously launching the new versions of the subcompact sedan Dzire and the Swift hatch in a millennial-themed program at the Marriott Hotel in Pasay City.
My father is about to hit 80, but can still drive like a 40-year-old. Our neighbors call him Mang Tony, and they know he’s up and about whenever his beat-up, 21-year-old van clunks in or out of our garage.