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All-New Suzuki Celerio Drive to Batangas: Live Big Every Moment

When Suzuki Philippines, Inc. (SPH) launched the latest generation of their subcompact model, their General Manager for Automobile, Norihide Takei, was quoted as saying, “The all-new Suzuki Celerio has evolved into a compact car that will make people’s life easier, more convenient, and will allow to express one’s personality in an age where diversity is expected. We are confident that ...

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All-New 2022 Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Media Drive: Challenging the Populists’ Vote

Despite the number of candidates in the recent national elections, political analysts believe that there were only two actual choices for the voters – populists and revisionists. The populists wanted to continue the programs of the current administration while the revisionists wanted to implement drastic changes. An advertising executive opined that the revisionists suffered a disconnect with the voters because ...

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Maxus G50 Media Drive to Subic: A Historic Drive and Max More!

My guide around the test track, Jaime Ramirez, was sitting calmly in the front passenger’s seat. He instructed me to accelerate into the corner and slam on the brakes in mid-turn. “What? That’s nuts!”, my brain was questioning the idea. “That would be counter-intuitive. It will upset the balance of the car and make it slide out of the track. ...

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Taking Charge with the Ford Everest (And Celebrating International Women’s Day 2022, Too)

My husband Lester and I have both been working from home (WFH) ever since we closed our office in January 2018 and migrated our magazine business from publishing to online. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country in March 2020, our daughter Vette had to shift her Nihongo classes from face-to-face to virtual as did our son Chevy with his ...

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Kia K2500 Series 4×2 and 4×4 Light Trucks: K-ring for the Kargo and the Kargador

It was one of those days when I had to get up from a comfortable bed before 5:00 AM to prepare for a short, one-day out-of-town media drive. I had to leave early from our home in Quezon City to beat the morning rush hour traffic and make it in time to the swab test scheduled at 6:45 AM in ...

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Launching the 2021 Nissan Navara in a Bold, Exciting and Socially Responsible Way

When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in the country on March 2020, almost every aspect of life that involved face-to-face activities came to a screeching halt. Car launches and out-of-town drives were discouraged due to health  and safety protocols. Most car brands pivoted to a New Normal and started launching new models online, mostly through via Zoom digital conferences. A ...

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Man Caves: The Maestro’s Classic Hoard

Our Journey takes us to the man cave of a true-blue car and motorcycle enthusiast. To Filipino enthusiasts of American cars, Ben Lim is a legend. Called the “Maestro”, he works on his own time and he is often quite moody. But when it comes to the finished product, the American V8 engines that he builds are strong, reliable and ...

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More Than A Slogan: 2020 Kia Seltos and Kia PH’s 1st Anniversary Drive

So, there I was, sitting in the back seat in one of the 10 brand-new Kia Seltos as we took off from Capitol Commons in Pasig City to our day drive to the surfing Mecca that is Baler in Quezon Province. Assigned to take us out of the city in our Seltos was a lady driver, Arabelle Jimenez, and it ...

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Nissan Go Anywhere Drive: Demystifying the Island of Siquijor

“Siquijor? What are you going to do in Siquijor?” my deeply superstitious mother asked me when I told her that I’ll be away for three days to go on a media drive with Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI). My 80-year-old Mama believes that the manananggal (half-bodied vampires), aswang (shape-shifting evil spirits), mangbabarang (evil spell casters), and bruja (witches) still run rampant ...

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Universo Ferrari: A Unique Opportunity To Discover The Brand From Maranello

Universo Ferrari opened its doors on September 2, 2019 in Maranello, Italy. This is the first exhibition dedicated to the world of Ferrari in the brand’s historic location with a series of exclusive tours being held throughout the month of September. A long-awaited event for customers, fans and Ferrari enthusiasts alike, the exhibition will take place on the Fiorano race circuit, ...

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