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On Nov. 11, former beauty queen Maria Isabel Lopez, who was stuck in traffic along Edsa, outside the Asean lanes designated exclusively for delegates of the ongoing Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Manila, posted a shocker on Facebook: she wrote that she removed the pylons separating the delegates’ lanes from those of regular motorists, and then drove into the Asean lanes.
After unauthorized use of the designated lane for Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit VIPs and delegates on EDSA, beauty queen-actress Maria Isabel Lopez apologized on Sunday. Lopez said she was “only human” after authorities and netizens criticized her for using the lane designated for the ASEAN Summit VIPs and delegates. She reportedly removed a […]
Traffic along major thoroughfares, especially EDSA, already slowed to a crawl on Saturday as transport authorities prepared VIP lanes for the international delegates. For much of Saturday, traffic along the entire northbound stretch of Edsa, from Mall of Asia to Balintawak, was at a near-standstill. On the southbound lane, traffic was slow-moving from Balintawak to […]
Asian Carmakers Corp. (ACC), the country’s official BMW distributor, is considering importing its vehicles from Asean neighbors, instead of continuing sourcing its supply from Germany and the United States. The shift may be made if the planned higher excise tax on cars will affect demand for BMW vehicles, a top official said. Company president Maricar […]
YANGON, Myanmar — The private ride-hailing service Uber officially launched operations Thursday in Myanmar’s main city Yangon, aiming to tap into one of the world’s youngest and fastest-growing online markets. The launch follows Singapore-based GrabTaxi’s debut, which began a trial run in the Southeast Asian country about six weeks ago. Uber is one of the […]
The Philippines is hosting the 30th and 31st ASEAN Summits and related meetings in 2017. Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC) was recently awarded by the Philippine Government as the official premium mobility partner of the 2017 Association of South East Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit 2017. As courtesy to the visiting dignitaries, ACC, the official importer […]
The Subaru Forester, now in its third year in the Asean market, has finally reached its mid-cycle period. Perfect time for a proper update and facelift.
At a roundtable discussion with selected motoring editors and columnists last Wednesday, top BMW Group executives led by BMW senior vice president for special projects-Asia Kay Segler and BMW Asia president Sergio Solero revealed the German-based premium carmaker’s plans to expand growth and sustainable mobility in the Asean region.
When consumers buy a car in an industrialized country, aka a “mature market,” it’s a given that the vehicle has safety features such as six airbags, Advanced Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Control, seatbelt pretensioners, etc. But when you buy a car in an emerging market like the Philippines, […]
Sales of Ford motor vehicles rose 8 percent to 96,000 units in the Southeast Asian market last year, indicating the successful implementation of the One Ford Plan in the region. At the Bangkok International Motor Show last week, Ford Motor Co. sought to continue the momentum by showcasing its growing lineup with the Everest Concept, the 1.5-liter 2014 Fiesta and the all-new EcoSport mini urban SUV as the main attractions among the 18 Ford vehicles displayed.