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Zapping your cigarette craving with laser

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Billy and Sally (names withheld upon request) tried the gum, the patch and sheer will power. None kept them off cigarettes for the long haul. So they decided to give the latest high-tech weapon against nicotine addiction–the laser—a try.

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) is bigger than ever

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The Manila International Auto Show opens its ninth edition on April 4 to 7, 2013, at the World Trade Center and Philippine Trade Center.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

4th PIM Show seen as start of something big for local motoring

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AT THE launch are Daniel Lee (Universal Motors Corp. EVP) Ryoji Yamazaki (Isuzu president), Michinobu Sugata (Toyota president), Dante Santos, Campi vice president and FVP Mitsubishi), Rommel Gutierrez (Campi president and Toyota  VP), Jose Ch. Alvarez (Campi chairman emeritus and chairman of Asian Carmakers Corp./BMW and Columbian Autocar Corp./Kia), Val de Leon (Campi treasurer and Nissan SVP), Hikosaburo Shibata (Mitsubishi president and CEO) and Tatsuya Natsume (Honda president and general manager)

With a strong 31-percent year-on-year growth in sales in May, recent introduction of new car models, and improved supply conditions, members of the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (Campi) is confident that the upcoming 4th Philippine International Motor Show, slated from Aug. 16 to 19, 2012, is the start of something big for the industry.

Posted: July 4th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

Play and display in Boracay

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TOYOTA Motor Asia Pacific’s Hiroji Onishi congratulates TMP for a job well done.

Talk about a grand celebration. And the grandest you can ever imagine. Toyota Motor Philippines could not have thought of a better way to celebrate 10 straight years of the local automotive industry’s coveted Triple Crown award and drum up support for the new version of the country’s most favorite multipurpose vehicle, the Innova.

Posted: March 7th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

More compact EVs take spotlight in Tokyo Show

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With Japanese automakers leading the charge in electric vehicle technology, the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011, which opens December 3, will feature a plethora of compact EVs designed for city driving, easy parking and low cost.

Posted: November 29th, 2011 in Inquirer Features,Motoring | Read More »

Bringing back the trees to Sierra Madre

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As our plane was descending toward Tuguegarao airport, we could clearly see from our windows how the murky brown waters of Cagayan River have inundated hectares of rice paddies and corn fields. Typhoon “Pedring” had just passed the area and gazing further out, toward the horizon, we could discern why all these destruction and miseries [...]

Posted: October 25th, 2011 in Motoring | Read More »

Auto firms report slow growth in first 4 months

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ELIZABETH Lee

Almost three months since Japan suffered a 9.0-magnitude earthquake, a tsunami, and a near nuclear disaster, inventories of crucial car supplies—from computer chips to paint pigments—are still not enough as Japanese factories that make them are not yet running at full capacity. This has made quite an impact on the auto industry as car sales [...]

Posted: June 14th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Light trucks of exceptional reliability

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JAC may be a relatively new brand here in the Philippines. And while a lot of Filipinos may not be too familiar, the rest of the world has learned to regard JAC as one of the most trusted and reliable Chinese-made vehicles. This is why, JAC Motors Philippines, the brands official distributor here, is strengthening [...]

Posted: June 11th, 2011 in Motoring | Read More »

New president takes over at Mitsubishi

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MANILA, Philippines—Hikosaburo Shibata is all set to become president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. His term begins on April 1. Currently the company’s corporate GM, Shibata will take over Masahiko Ueki who concludes his three-year assignment in the country. Ueki will move on as the new executive officer and corporate GM of Mitsubishi [...]

Posted: March 9th, 2011 in Uncategorized | Read More »

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