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Why MMDA cut number of nightshift traffic aides by half

CAMERA-READY MMDA traffic constable Cesar Detera Jr. in action and ready to take a “shot” against hotheads on the road. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has cut by half the number of traffic constables assigned to the nightshift due to mounting extortion complaints, mostly from cargo truck drivers. From around 700 personnel at any given time, the number of enforcers deployed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. was reduced by 50 percent starting Feb. […]

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Mandaue traffic enforcers seize fake licenses in two weeks

AN MMDA traffic enforcer confiscates the license of a bus driver for a traffic violation along Edsa extension in Pasay City. Inquirer file photo. EDWIN BACASMAS

Traffic enforcers in Mandaue City are strictly inspecting credentials of apprehended drivers after the enforcers caught in two weeks five drivers with fake licenses. Glenn Antigua, Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM) chief for operations, said they were alarmed by the apprehensions. “Na-alarma mi kay murag daghan man. Naa pa kuno daghan ana mostly (jeepney) […]

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Volkswagen PH launches Crafter 9-seat van


For those needing quite a bit more space than in a Golf or a Touareg, Volkswagen is launching a new large van called the Crafter. The Crafter is a nine-seat van available in two variants:   The Crafter 35M measures 5905mm long x 1933mm wide x 2415mm tall, with a 3665mm wheelbase. Price is P2.5 […]

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Volvo Cars’ 90 series cars receive safety, powertrain and connectivity updates including Android Auto

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Volvo Cars, the Swedish premium carmaker has announced several important updates to its 90 series cars, delivering new safety, powertrain and connectivity updates. Volvo’s smartphone integration offer, which already includes Apple CarPlay, will now come with Android Auto functionality in Volvo’s large driver interface. “Volvo Cars is the only car maker with a split screen […]

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Okada’s Mercedes-Benz limousine fleet gets a new wrap


Foilacar Industries calls it “a wrap” after it recently finished its contract in foil-wrapping luxury casino resort Okada’s fleet of Mercedes-Benz Maybach limousines. Here’s the news from Foilacar: Dubbed as “Manila’s Grand Icon, Okada is touted as the destination of choice for entertainment and to experience luxury on a global scale. “ We wanted the […]

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Automotive snake oil


If there’s one thing that isn’t first on the blame list for the daily horrendous traffic we go through these days, it’s definitely the influx of new automobiles that roll out into our roads every single month.

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Motorcycle riding tips

A formal riding education
enhances safe driving
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There’s no getting around it: four-wheeled vehicles are massive metal beasts; motorcycles are not. When collisions happen, motorcycles and their riders get the worst of it, regardless of who’s at fault.

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VW’s “Love Bug” goes around BGC

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Volkswagen Philippines shared this video they produced, spreading love and positive vibes on the streets of BGC and on social media. The name Love Bug was originally used in the movie Herbie the Love Bug, a 1968 Walt Disney movie produced in 1968 and became the first in a series of films and was based […]

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Edsa ‘no-ply zone’ for Guadalupe jeepneys

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

Starting today, public utility jeepneys (PUJs) coming from P. Burgos Street in Makati City will no longer be allowed to turn right on Edsa-Guadalupe as part of a move to gradually ban the “King of the Road” from Metro Manila’s busiest thoroughfare. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), in coordination with the Metropolitan […]

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Linea Fiori partners with Grab for Valentine’s deliveries


For this year’s Valentine’s Day, Linea Fiori has partnered with Grab (formerly known as Grab Taxi) to handle its flower delivery logistics for February 13 and 14. Here’s the news from Linea Fiori: Linea Fiori, Manila’s premiere florist, has been helping its clients express their sentiments through flowers in the last thirty years. The type […]

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Feb 15, 2017

You can learn a lot about a car company by spending time where it grew. If you hang around

Feb 15, 2017

To those who follow this column, you would know that I am a firm believer of foiling or wrapping

Feb 08, 2017

MINI has finally taken the wraps off its second-generation MINI Countryman small crossover sport utility-vehicle in answer to the