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A doc of the barrios and beyond

Last week was a whirlwind of sorts for the offroading community. Members have gone from enjoying their vehicles and their gear in the great outdoors, to wrangling their way through the suddenly “hostile” environs of the concrete jungle because of the sudden enforcement by Land Transportation Office (LTO) operatives of a six-decade-old law against allegedly unauthorized vehicle modifications, and then to the resulting online social media firestorm this issue has generated. Indeed, without even leaving the comforts of home, the people involved have become muddier than being in an actual offroad adventure, no thanks to all the mudslinging.

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New brit on the block: MG is back

In the multi-continental “car wars” being waged in the Philippines, covering both sides of what can be argued the most economically powerful region of the world–the north Atlantic–gives anyone that strategic trade edge. And last Oct. 11 in a posh hotel in Bonifacio Global City, Filipino-owned The Covenant Car Company Inc (TCCCI) waved not the flag of surrender, but that bearing the crosses of saints George, Andrew and Patrick.

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A thick jungle for offroaders

These past few days, my socmed news feed has been flooded with rants, particularly from the offroading community, over what they call unjust apprehensions by the Land Transportation Office.

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Wake up to the cruel realities of leather

P-ara kanino ka bumaban–gon? Who do you wake up for?

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Better drivers on the road after 5 seasons of the Vios Cup

The country’s leading car manufacturer Toyota Motor Philippines may have merely intended to put motorsports in the collective consciousness of the auto industry, after having run its grassroots-oriented Vios Cup for five seasons already. But then again, there may have been an unintended consequence, and it’s all good, because the Vios Cup may have also put better drivers on public roads.

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Tempers must always be cooler than temp gauges

An overheating car may be a most common sight on the road. It sure is a bummer to experience one yourself. And you will, eventually, just like the certainty of you dealing with your own flat tire, no matter how diligent you do your pre-trip “Blowbagets”.

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Lessons you can’t learn when you’re high and dry

I still remember quite clearly when I was about 5 years old, I slipped away from the watchful eyes of a guardian, and ran out of our apartment in Quezon City and onto the public road to frolic in the heavy rain.

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‘Talisay-burgring’ puts HR-V through its paces

If I could call it an NPE, for want of a more palatable term, then so be it. But if you must know, an NPE is a near-puke experience, like the NDE is of the deathly kind.

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‘Ay, babae kasi!’

In my decades of being a road user in the male-dominated streets of Metro Manila, guess how many times I’ve heard the expression, “Ay, babae kasi! (Oh, it’s a woman. That’s why),” or “Babae siguro ang driver (Maybe it’s a woman driving)” whenever there’s a slowpoke on the road, or if the driver’s diskarte (execution […]

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Chinese EV maker ready to ‘electrify’ PH auto industry

Electric vehicle manufacturer Build Your Dreams (BYD) goes all out in the Philippines as it reveals its roster of electric vehicles to be made available in the Philippines: the BYD skyrail, buses, forklifts, and hybrid and full EV cars.

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Dec 12, 2018

When we think of BMW, the ethos of The Ultimate Driving Machine rings clearly in our minds.

Dec 05, 2018

  This is what greeted visitors of the 35th Thailand International Motor Expo held at the Bangkok Impact Challenger

Dec 05, 2018

  For Inquirer’s 33rd year anniversary, our dear editor wanted us to write something that our readers will learn

Nov 28, 2018

I didn't get the chance to talk to Dr. George SK Ty. I only knew of him through the

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