Grab Philippines has intensified its security measures for both drivers and passengers. Grab country Head Brian Cu said the ride-hailing company is committed to ensuring the safety of everyone under their watch. “We are committed to improve safety not only to passengers but also to drivers,” Cu said. Grab launched a safety roadmap on Monday […]
With more district offices and regular licensing centers of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) opening, Senator Grace Poe on Thursday said there should be no more reason to lag on transactions to obtain a driver’s license. “Hindi na kailangang bumiyahe nang malayo ang ating mga kababayan para lamang kumuha ng driver’s license o mag-renew ng […]
Malls on major roads in Metro Manila will once again adjust their operating hours to avoid contributing to the expected traffic buildup during the holiday season. After a dialogue with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), all malls of SM Supermalls, Ayala Malls and Robinsons located on Edsa, Marcos Highway, Commonwealth Avenue and C5 Road […]
Though remaining supportive of the government’s public utility vehicle modernization program, a group of transport cooperatives has called on the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to regulate the price of the new jeepney units which have been tagged by suppliers at P2.2 million each. The price increase is expected to cut deeply into the finances of […]
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is not slowing down the PUV (public utility vehicle) program despite doubts aired in Congress over the government’s readiness to overhaul this transport sub-sector mainly by replacing aging vehicles with more environment-friendly albeit pricier models. “We shall continue with the [program]. No delays, no postponement; let us get this done,” […]
Six bridges in Metro Manila have been closed for repairs since February, causing heavier traffic congestion as the holiday season nears. According to Melvin Navarro, National Capital Region director of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the six bridges — Sevilla, Quirino, Otis, Old Sta. Mesa, Nagtahan and Tripa de Gallina — have […]
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Conglomerate Ayala Corp. has expanded its automotive portfolio with a deal to bring Maxus – a new brand of light commercial vehicles – to the Philippines, marking the fifth brand in its dealership portfolio. SAIC Maxus Automotive Co. Ltd. (Maxus) has appointed AC Industrial Technology Holdings Inc. (AC Industrials) as the official distributor of Maxus […]
Pump prices of oil products went up for the eighth time in as many weeks, increasing by up to P1.35 a liter on Tuesday, the biggest jump over the past two months that pushed fuel prices to their highest levels in a decade. The latest round of fuel price increases could further fan the fires […]
If there’s one vehicle in the Lexus line-up that I’ve been very curious about to try and enjoy, it has been the NX300. As much as I love low-slung rocket-sleds, sports cars and massive torque and horsepower, the reality is that such cars are only actually enjoyable to drive on early weekend mornings. When traffic is sparse and non-existent. And if and when I actually do wake-up. My current lifestyle (as with most professionals and adults) means loads upon loads of work, with weekends being the only respite. In the time that I do need to drive, I need to go far distances, usually driving for hours on end, ferrying people and / or precious cargo, through some poor roads and equally poor weather conditions. Indeed, a sports car makes little sense 99% of the time for me.
Text and photos by Ardie O. Lopez Being a premium-luxury automotive brand that has one of the most extensive model lineups in the industry, Mercedes-Benz zeroed in on a fast-growing niche in the market: those who demand a high level of comfort and luxury on top of seriously versatile performance capability. For […]
Supra. The name in Latin loosely means “from the Heavens,” and has identified every single flagship rear-wheel drive sporting GT from Toyota since 1981, although Toyota’s sports car lineage traces further back all the way to the 2000GT from 1965.
The mid-autumn festival is a time to celebrate a full harvest and to offer thanksgiving. The custom is celebrated by ethnic Chinese in the Philippines, and it’s become popular among their Filipino friends as well.
TV personality and motorcycle enthusiast Jay Taruc celebrated the first anniversary of his new motorcycle TV show Ride PH last weekend with a huge bang as thousands of riders trekked to the first-ever “Philippine Moto Heritage Weekend” held at the compound of CW Home Depot Ortigas and Ortigas Technopoint’s 7-storey parking building roof deck. The […]
Every year, the Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (NordCham) throws a huge crayfish party at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila as a nod to Nordic tradition. But what do crayfish and Volvo cars have in common? This very odd combination of seafood and set of wheels set the stage for the creation of […]