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Lessons you can’t learn when you’re high and dry

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.

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‘Talisay-burgring’ puts HR-V through its paces

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.

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‘Ay, babae kasi!’

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 […]

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Chinese EV maker ready to ‘electrify’ PH auto industry

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.

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The mind: more chaotic than city traffic

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.

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Thanks for not hitting on us singles

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.

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The new Vios goes north

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.

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How Toyoda beat the ‘selfie king’

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.

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Suzuki launches new Dzire, Swift

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.

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An MPV for a no-nonsense MVP (Maka-Van na Papa)

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.

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Sep 19, 2018

The race for the championship will go all the way until the checkered flag drops in the last lap

Sep 19, 2018

I still remember quite clearly when I was about 5 years old, I slipped away from the watchful eyes

Sep 19, 2018

In the 1990s, both the wife and I shared one automotive aspiration: the BMW 5-Series, or 5er, as the

Sep 12, 2018

The new Jaguar E-Pace is a rather bold attempt at a vehicle by a company known mainly for beautifully

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