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Even low levels of air pollution could cause serious changes to the heart, finds new research

New United Kingdom research has found that even air pollution levels that fall well within U.K. guidelines could cause changes in the structure of the heart, similar to those seen in the early stages of heart failure. Led by Queen Mary University of London and part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), the new study […]

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Tesla announces deal for Shanghai factory

BEIJING — Electric car producer Tesla will build its first factory outside the United States in Shanghai under an agreement signed Tuesday, becoming the first wholly foreign-owned automaker in China. Tesla Inc.’s announcement comes amid mounting US-China tension over technology, and follows Beijing’s April promise to end restrictions that required foreign automakers to work through […]

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BMW recalls 12,000 diesel cars over emissions

German high-end carmaker BMW recalled thousands of diesel cars for a software update, after reports it had admitted to authorities they released more harmful emissions on the road than in the lab. BMW “noticed during internal testing that correctly programmed software was wrongly used in a few models that were not compatible,” the group said […]

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Gov’t starts crackdown on dilapidated PUVs

Over 250 drivers of public utility vehicles (PUVs) are expected to report to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) after they were flagged down on Monday by the Interagency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) as part of the government’s implementation of its PUV modernization program. On the first day of the Department of Transportation’s “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal […]

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Transport groups to stage 2-day strike to protest vs jeepney ‘phase-out scheme’

Transport groups will demand on Monday the junking of President Rodrigo Duterte administration’s transport modernization program, which they slammed as a jeepney “phase-out scheme” and an abandonment of its duty to provide an “efficient and affordable mass transport system.” Various groups, led by Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (Piston), are geared to […]

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Despite raps, Piston set another jeepney strike

Even with its leader already facing a complaint, the militant transport group Piston is gearing up for another nationwide strike on Oct. 16 and 17 to protest the government plan to replace aging jeepneys with environment-friendly models. The planned “transport holiday” will be Piston’s third this year and is set two weeks after another group […]

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Net Group first to launch e-trike service

Net Group, will be offering for free a limited e-trike shuttle service, a pilot program in support of the fight against traffic pollution. Ramon Fernando Rufino, co-president of the Net Group, told reporters the program would be using seven e-trikes for the daily service to and from Net Lima or Net Park and Market! Market! […]

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Diesel in Davao to soon cost just P16 per liter

DAVAO CITY — A plant that could produce biofuel that would cost no more than P16 per liter has been opened here on Friday, raising hopes, too, for a stop to the dumping of used cooking oil into the city’s rivers and canals. The plant, an initiative of the city government, Japan International Cooperation Agency […]

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Aboitiz takes jeepney in a new direction

A newly formed startup is betting big that more Filipinos will shift to electric vehicles in the coming decade. And it is starting with the humble jeepney. So goes the underlying mission of QEV Philippines Electromobility Solutions and Consulting Group Inc., a young company backed by next-generation sustainable technology and deep pockets. QEV Philippines, a […]

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Did You Know: Only 57% of buses passed MMDA smoke-belching test

According to the First Quarter Report of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, 1,882 passenger buses were inspected and tested during the smoke-belching operations of the agency. Of the figure, 1,068 buses passed while 814 others — that, 57 percent passed while 43 percent failed. During the same period last year, 921 vehicles were tested and […]

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Aug 15, 2018

If we think it’s a bit hard to explain the new Lexus ES 350, imagine how hard it is

Aug 15, 2018

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Subaru, together with Motor Images Enterprises Inc., part of the Tan Chong International Limited Group and led by

Aug 08, 2018

When my son Arthur was younger, we would joke around saying that he would probably end up driving an


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