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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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The mind: more chaotic than city traffic

Two years ago, when my mother suffered her third and most serious stroke that left her in the ICU for several weeks, I had to drive to and from the hospital every day.

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Oct 17, 2018

That's what the Land Transportation Office, under Francis Ray Almora, Director for Law Enforcement in the agency will have

Oct 10, 2018

Last weekend’s race proved to be on-the-edge-of-your-seat exciting that I just had to write about it again.

Oct 10, 2018

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

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