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Van driver pleads not guilty in robbery, rape of QC riders

The driver of a passenger van accused of raping and robbing female passengers last year pleaded not guilty in his arraignment before a Quezon City court on Thursday. More than a year after his alleged crime, Wilfredo Lorenzo maintained his innocence before Judge Evangeline Castillo-Marigomen of QC Regional Trial Court Branch 101. Lorenzo, who has […]

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Man killed in 18-vehicle pileup in Pasig

A motorcycle rider died while two other people were hospitalized after a driver lost control of his 10-wheel truck which hit a sport utility vehicle, triggering a chain reaction that led to an 18-vehicle pileup. The crash happened at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday on the northbound lane of the C-5 Ortigas flyover in Barangay Ugong, Pasig […]

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Did You Know: 6,728 jaywalkers nabbed in Metro Manila

A total of 6,278 jaywalkers were apprehended by four antijaywalking units during operations on Edsa-Quezon Avenue, Edsa-Taft Avenue, Edsa-Ortigas, and Edsa-Ayala Avenue in the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest report of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). Violators can either attend the required seminar which is scheduled every last Friday of the […]

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Japan’s Takata: From parachutes to airbags to bankruptcy

TOKYO, June 26 (Reuters) – Takata Corp, at the centre of the auto industry’s biggest ever product recall, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Japan, and said it would be bought for $1.6 billion by U.S.-based Key Safety Systems.                               Following are key events in the company’s history:                               1933 […]

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MMDA wants 2 poorly built bus terminals shut down

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has recommended the closure of two bus terminals in Quezon City until they can improve their facilities. In a letter sent on Friday to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), MMDA officer in charge Tim Orbos complained about the terminals of Roro Bus Transport Services Inc. on South […]

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Banning rosaries from vehicles questioned

Rosaries and religious icons hanging from dashboards are banned if they block a driver’s line of sight, a restriction that has drawn protest from a Catholic priest, a group of jeepney drivers and senators. The items can still be placed on the rearview mirror, however, as long as these are coiled up so they don’t swing […]

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

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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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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Riding motorbike with kids? LTO restrictions on

A big no-no on the road. Starting today, motorcycle users who have a small child as a passenger shall be penalized under the Children’s Safety on Motorcycle Act of 2015. The law—also known as Republic Act No. 10666—bans minors from sitting in front of a motorcycle rider. It applies to public roads nationwide and shall […]

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MMDA cams catch ‘distracted’ drivers

Street cameras used under the no-contact apprehension system of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) caught the first violators of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act. From 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, a total of 77 erring motorists were recorded and would soon be notified by the MMDA. Motorcycle riders topped the list with 47 […]

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Aug 16, 2017

Last week’s Inquirer Motoring provided a lot of details about Honda’s latest model, the recently unveiled CR-V. The big

Aug 16, 2017

Tom Matano, the man many call Mr. Miata and one of those credited with bringing the now-iconic little car