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Dash cam OK, but rosaries, trinkets listed as ‘distractions’

TIME TO DECLUTTER Jeepney drivers like him, who has both a Chinese good luck charm and a rosary as “protection” against untoward incidents on the road, better clear their view of such items by Friday, according to an official of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.—REM ZAMORA

Amid the confusion that greeted the implementation of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (ADDA), a transport official reminded motorists that their “line of sight” should be clear not just of electronic gadgets but also rosaries, small figurines, trinkets, and other accessories that can hinder their view of the road. Owners of public and private vehicles have […]

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Piston protest set MAY 22: Our jeepneys won’t be scraps

Don't hold your breath for cleaner air, as the DENR has been a laggard in adopting cleaner fuel standards. A 10-fold cut in sulfur emissions has been pushed back to 2016. INQUIRER file photo

Jeepney drivers and operators led by transport group Piston are set to hold a nationwide protest caravan on Monday against the government’s upcoming “scrappage” program for aging public utility vehicles. Piston president George San Mateo said the caravan would reiterate their rejection of the “modernization program” being pushed by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory […]

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Trucks rented to transfer petabytes of data


If you think 10 terabytes of storage capacity in a home PC is a lot, you’d be surprised to learn that some companies produce 100 terabytes-worth of data per day. With so much data to move around, the internet just isn’t going to cut it. For situations like these, companies like DigitalGlobe make use of […]

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Volkswagen PH kicks off “Steps to Safety” campaign at Robinsons Magnolia on May 20


Volkswagen Philippines, exclusive importer and distributor of the number one European car brand in the country, kicks off the upgraded version of its award-winning Child Safety Initiative (CSI) campaign at the atrium of the Robinsons Magnolia Mall in Quezon City on May 20. Here’s the news from Volkswagen: The CSI, launched during the Manila International […]

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5 Manila traffic men axed over drugs

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada. AP FILE PHOTO

Just like he promised last month, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada fired five personnel of the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) who tested positive for drug use. In a statement issued on Monday, Estrada identified the five as Randy Luangco, 28; Enrico Dalisay, 39; Rommel Santos, 40; Marcelo Tinao, 39; and John Lennon Dalisay, 27. […]

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Funeral ‘uber-like’ service is becoming a thing in Russia

These days, especially in Russia, even the hearse can be as efficient as Uber. File photo.

The rise of online transportation networks like Uber and Grab has surely made things more convenient for us common folks. Aside from giving us rides to wherever we please, those platforms can also be used as parcel or messenger services. Now, we can even add ‘personal funeral service’ to the list. Ushering in a new […]

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Schumacher family blackmailer sentenced in Germany


BERLIN, May  18, 2017 (AFP) – A blackmailer threatened to kill the children of stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher unless paid 900,000 euros ($1 million). The man, who cannot be named, has been ordered to seek psychiatric help and a German court also handed him a suspended jail sentence, a fine of 4,500 euros […]

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2017 Formula 1 Spanish GP: Hamilton outraces Vettel

Großer Preis von Spanien 2017, Sonntag - Wolfgang WilhelmGroßer Preis von Spanien 2017, Sonntag - Wolfgang Wilhelm

The Spanish GP will forever be remembered for the first lap clash between Merc drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton in 2016, with both cars taking out each other, careening into the gravel trap and unable to continue. Last year also saw Max “The Flying Dutchman” Verstappen take his first grand prix win and the […]

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Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1

Investigators look under a smashed car that sits on the corner of Broadway and 45th Street in New York’s Times Square after ploughing through a crowd of pedestrians at lunchtime on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Police do not suspect a link to terrorism and the driver was taken into custody to be tested for alcohol. AP

NEW YORK— A man steered his car onto a sidewalk running through the heart of Times Square and mowed down pedestrians for three blocks Thursday, killing a teenager, then emerged from his wrecked vehicle wild-eyed and waving his arms before he was subdued by police and bystanders. The driver, a 26-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, told […]

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Cebu Judge OKs road rage suspect’s bid to travel abroad

FILE – Mug shots of road rage suspect David Lim Jr. are taken during his booking at the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas. Charges of frustrated homicide and illegal gun possession to be filed against him before the Cebu City Prosecutors’Office today. Ador Vincent Mayol, CDN

CEBU CITY – A Cebu City judge has granted the request of Cebu road rage shooting suspect David Lim Jr. to travel abroad for a weeklong cruise with his family in the United States and Canada. In his order dated May 10, 2016, Judge Alexander Acosta of the Regional Trial Court Branch 9 found no […]

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May 10, 2017

Nowadays, the car is the best extension of Mom’s domain. It is what she uses to chauffeur, acquire, gather

May 10, 2017

Browsing through online sites, I found an interesting anecdote about the Volkswagen Tiguan. Its name is an amalgamation of