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Had car, did travel

Reminiscing about the times you drove in other countries long ago inevitably brings intimations of mortality. You tend to forget the exact date, month or year, only the cars and places. For instance, I can’t remember the…

Nissan Patrol on a roll

With an impending storm on the day of the Nissan’s Go Anywhere drive, us participants initially wondered why we were plotted to go head-on towards it, from Nissan’s new office in BGC, Taguig to Taal in Batangas.…

LTO: Crunching the numbers from ’18 to ’20

f there's any hard evidence that this so-called "golden age of motorization" in the Philippines is well underway, it's the sheer numbers that the government's main office handling land transportation have to deal with.…

No child’s play on the killing streets

In a few weeks, you will be letting your children off into the streets on their way to school, or entrust them to the school bus, van or trike driver.…

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.…

The fuel of the future: Electric vehicle ultrafast charging pumps

The display of a Hyundai Kona Electric at last week’s Manila International Automobile Show (MIAS), plus Nissan Philippines’ recent announcement that the Nissan Leaf will be available within the year—these are signs that the electric vehicle (EV)…

I leave my car 2x a week to commute. No, it’s not easy.

Over 10.4 million cars were registered with the Land Transportation Office in the Philippines in 2017.…

MG ZS 1.5L AT Alpha variant: city stunner

I never thought I'd be saying this, but I've been more frequently approached by total strangers who ask about this ride than when I was driving premium luxury cars for review. …

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. …