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Starting May 6, DOST will show that we don’t need imported trains

The news stories the past week have been discussing extensively about the Department of Transportation’s plan to bring in Chinese expertise to develop the country’s antiquated railway system. This plan involves a P14.38-billion contract.…

A ‘Visita Iglesia’ worth the drive, walk, bike, and the meatless meals

How many times has the Catholic Church reminded us: The Holy Week break is meant for things related to the observance of Lent. Yes, fellow Catholics, this week-long holiday is like Ramadan for our Muslim brothers and…

The iconic 3-diamond marque feels like a million sparkling memories

After more than 55 years of constantly “battling” it out in the competitive local automotive industry, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (along with its nationwide dealer network of 54 outlets), has transformed from a “diamond in the rough,”…

Mapuans become Prius fans

“I hope this will be my first car,” quipped Anthony Malana, a third year mechanical engineering student, while he test drove the Prius C last March 18 inside the Mapua University school grounds in Intramuros, Manila.…

Perfect Terra Forma

The hammer of the gods couldn't have chiseled out a more beautiful, majestic, yet menacing sight.…

All-new Suzuki Ertiga: a bigger 7-seater—for less than 7 figures

Photos by Tessa R. Salazar   “How was the third row seat?” “Does it look like a fridge on wheels?” “Will it fit in my small garage?” “Is it over a million?” “Is it fuel efficient?” “Does…

‘U-turn’ seen for Ayala takeover of underachieving Kia PH

Think of it as like Popeye finding his can of spinach when a sputtering Kia brand in the Philippines got “adopted” by the uber-powerful Ayala Corporation sometime late last year. When Kia Philippines was formally re-introduced the…

Why Isuzu let go of D-Max’s local assembly

Since 2013, the Isuzu D-Max has been the only pickup in the Philippines assembled locally.…

When ’lodi’ becomes ’lugi’, where na you, DTI?

In my 19 years of covering the motoring beat, I have encountered many disgruntled car buyers, some of whom I am friends with. …

Real-life lessons in eco-driving with the CR-V Diesel

Photos by Tessa R. Salazar How quickly the ambiance changes in the fossil fuels landscape. Just a couple of months ago, the motoring public was sweating buckets over the seemingly runaway fuel price increases for both gasoline…

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