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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 sisters.

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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,” to a sparkling gem that’s worth its weight in a million cars.

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Mapuans become Prius fans

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.

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Perfect Terra Forma

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

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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 it have a big screen monitor?” “How about a back sensor and rear-view cam?” My female friends who […]

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‘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 night of Jan. 30 at the Makati Shangri-La, what the public saw was the trademark energy of an […]

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

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.

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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.

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

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 and diesel fuels. Then, overnight, world oil prices began to plummet. And they’re still in that downward trajectory […]

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‘K-4’ to shake up PH auto market in 2019

‘K-4’ to shake up PH auto market in 2019

Despite the automotive sales slowdown suffered by almost all stakeholders of the industry this year, here’s one automaker that can hardly wait to get 2019 going on a rip-roaring start.

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Apr 17, 2019

Fresh from celebrating its milestone of selling its 1 millionth unit since the company’s foray into the country in

Apr 10, 2019

The display of a Hyundai Kona Electric at last week’s Manila International Automobile Show (MIAS), plus Nissan Philippines’ recent

Apr 03, 2019

I am a firm believer that traveling gives kids a wealth of learnings that is sometimes better than just

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