Friday, September 29, 2017

The Wait is Over: All-New CR-V 7-Seater Diesel Turbo variants are finally here



September 22, 2017 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, is proud to announce that the first batch of diesel variants of the All-New CR-V has finally arrived on Philippine shores. Diesel variants of the All-New CR-V will be available for delivery starting September 2017.

Palace commends Globe for contributions to telecom industry, internet connectivity

Globe holds the SEA-US cable system ceremonial launch in Davao City led by Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu (3rd from left) and Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar (2nd from left). together with them are (from L-R) Globe Chief Commercial Officer Albert de Larrazabal, NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba, Globe Head Council Atty. Froilan Castelo and Globe SVP for Enterprise Group Peter Maquera.

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Friday, September 22, commended Globe Telecom for their invaluable contributions to the telecommunications industry and for improving the internet connectivity.

"It's A Girl Thing" -- Empowering and Inspiring Young Women

(L-R) Riki Flores, Janina Vela, Pamela Swing, Abby Asistio, Kiana Valenciano, and Remi Cruz

Brought to you by Branded, the co-producers of YouTube FanFest, along with their partner and co-producer Globe Live, “It’s a Girl Thing” is a world-class festival designed to inspire, educate, and empower teenage girls whilst celebrating the privilege of being a young woman.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

MISS WORLD PHILS. 2017 AIRS ON GMA NETWORK PRIMETIME TONIGHT!


Who will win this year's Miss World Philippines crown?

2017 Philippine Trust Index results show rising trust in the government



Amid the wave of societal and institutional distrust observed across the globe, Filipinos run against the tide as their trust and confidence in the country’s key institutions increased, particularly the government.  This is according to the fifth Philippine Trust Index (PTI), a nationwide survey that looks into Filipinos’ levels and drivers of trust in six key Philippine institutions – government, academe, businesses, NGOs, church and media. 

Globe Awards 21st Century High-Speed Learning Program to Quezon City Public Schools


By Monch Henares

August 29,2017.  It's consistently been Globe Telecom's commitment to develop the country's telecommunications infrastructure to be world-class. Realizing the power of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in providing meaningful 21st century learning, Globe Telecom brings its Global Filipino School (GFS) program to Quezon City via Masambong High School (MHS). Guest speakers at the turn-over event at Masambong High School were QC Mayor Herbert Bautista and Congressman Vicente "BingBong" Crisologo.

Choi Garden Manila Sumptuously Opens It's Doors at the Winford Hotel and Casino



“Good food, reasonable prices, and quality service,” these are what make up a successful restaurant according to Choi Garden Manila President Benito Gaw as his team opened up at new five-star Hotel Winford Hotel and Casino (WHC) last August 18, 2017. Being the newest Choi Garden restaurant after branches in Greenhills and Makati, the WHC outlet will be the biggest. Catering mostly to families looking to celebrate, Choi Garden Manila has a seating capacity of 300 on the second floor with eight private rooms, a presidential room with lavatory, as well as a ballroom on the fourth floor which can seat up to 700 guests in a Chinese Lauriat-style setting.

ASUS PH CONQUERS MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY ANEW WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE ALL-NEW DUAL-CAMERA, ZENFONE 4 SERIES



Manila, Philippines (August 19, 2017) – After months of being near tight-lipped, ASUS Philippines finally unveiled the long-awaited Zenfone 4 series into the local scene – in the most unique and vibrant manner yet: the rising of its very own city at SMX Convention Center, Pasay, dubbed the Zenfone 4 City.

8th PDMEX 2017 - The Philippines' Largest Metalworking Show Shines Brighter Than Ever


PDMEX 2017


August 23, 2017, The 8th Philippine Die & Mould Machineries and Equipment Exhibition (PDMEX 2017) opened at the World Trade Center in Pasay City with simple ceremonies led by Bgen. Charito B. Plaza MNSA, Phd Director General of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and Mr. Robert O. Dizon, Executive Director of the Department of Science and Technology-Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC).

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

All-New Honda CR-V Awarded 5-Star ASEAN NCAP Safety Rating


Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, is proud to announce that the recently launched  All-New CR-V (August 8, 2017) has been awarded a 5-star safety rating by the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asia (NCAP)The All-New CR-V is the first model of Honda to be awarded by a 5-star safety rating under the new ASEAN NCAP Assessment 2017-2020 Protocol. The new assessment protocol urges carmakers to give the best safety practices in the region and has been in effect since January 1, 2017. The remarkable results show Honda’s commitment in ensuring safety for everyone sharing the road.

TNT Tropang Ready, a Smart and Fun Way of Getting a Community Disaster Resilient


When a swarm of earthquakes hit Batangas in April 2017, it caused injuries to some residents and damage to some buildings. 
Students of Batangas State University (BatSU), however, were able to teach their families to assume the duck, cover and hold position while the tremors were ongoing, and later led them to safe locations after the shaking stopped. 

Globe Commercially Launched 14,500 km SEA-US Submarine Fiber-Optic Cable System


August 11, Manila - Globe Telecom commercially launched today the $250-million Southeast Asia-United States (SEA-US) submarine cable system which provides direct links between Davao and the United States for richer and enhanced international connectivity for businesses in Mindanao and the rest of the country.

Honda Launches the All-New 7-Seater Honda CR-V 1.6L Diesel Turbo 9AT AWD


Last Aug. 8, 2017, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, unveils the much-anticipated All-New CR-V, the first ever diesel model in Honda’s local lineup. As the growing demand of the Filipino market of an all-around comfortable SUV, the fifth generation All-New CR-V is designed with a new and efficient diesel engine complemented by a bold and sophisticated exterior styling that matches its premium and comfortable interior. All of these improvements of the All-New CR-V aim to provide our consumers exceptional driving performance and ride quality.

Miss World Philippines 2017 Chooses Thirty-Five Official Candidates

35 Beauties by the poolside of New World Hotel Makati
Photo courtesy of Miss World Philippines 

Thirty-Five Beautiful Ladies make the list to one of the most coveted pageants in the country, the Miss World Philippines 2017

Resorts World Manila Masters 2017, Returns with a Caring Heart on its Final Tour



The fifth edition of the US$1 million Resorts World Manila Masters will return to Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club from November 9 to 12, 2017 with a charity initiative to support families affected by an unfortunate incident that occurred in Resorts World Manila (RWM) last June 2.

OPPO Supports Sarah Geronimo’s “Finally Found Someone” Premiere and launches the OPPO F3 Sarah G Limited Edition Smartphone


OPPO Philippines gives its full support to the much anticipated big-screen comeback of Sarah Geronimo, who stars in this year’s biggest romantic-comedy, "Finally Found Someone". Pinoy fans are in for a roller-coaster-ride of emotions as Raffy (John Lloyd Cruz) and April (Sarah Geronimo) take us through their intertwining polar-opposite lives – living through a PR crisis with a cutthroat, career-driven over achiever, while the other end of the spectrum is an honest, sincere, and idealistic girl, who believes in the powers of the heart.

Tata Motors strengthens presence in Philippines with the launch of its range of commercial vehicles

L to R - Arthur Balmadrid, Vice-President of TAJ Motors; Cresencio Fernandez Jr., President of TAJ Motors; Rudrarup Maitra, Head (International Business), Commercial Vehicles, TATA Motors; Rustom Nagporewalla, Regional Head, Asean & Far East, Commercial Vehicles, TATA motors

Manila, July 25, 2017: Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer and among the top ten globally, today launched a range of commercial vehicles in Philippines.Tata Motors is making headway in the Philippines market through a distribution agreement with local partners Pilipinas Taj Autogroup, Inc., an important business conglomerate engaged in the local distribution of motor vehicles.  Through this partnership, Tata Motors will commence the supply of its commercial vehicle brands – the Tata Prima Range of Tractor Trailers and Tippers, the LPT range of Light, Medium and Heavy Trucks, SFC 407, and the Mini Trucks range of Ace and Super Ace.

The All-New Honda Civic Type R , the Nürburgring Track Record Holder, will soon be available in the Philippines

Civic Type R in Rallye Red
July 10, 2017 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile unit in the Philippines, is proud to announce the availability of the much anticipated All-New Civic Type R. This is the first–ever Civic Type R model to be sold locally. All Honda Car Dealerships will start accepting reservations starting July 11, 2017.

Honda displays an exciting line up at SM Mall of Asia


July 18, 2017 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s Automobile unit in the Philippines, invites customers to visit and see Honda’s exciting line up of vehicles at Honda’s display event at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium starting July 20 to 27, 2017.

OPPO Announces the F3 Sarah Limited Edition Smartphone

Exclusive OPPO F3 in celebration of Sarah’s 3rd year anniversary with OPPO



Manila, Philippines (July 12, 2017) — In celebration of Sarah Geronimo’s third year as an endorser of the Top 2 smartphone brand OPPO, the brand officially announces the Sarah Geronimo Limited Edition F3 smartphone composed of a special packaging box and Sarah’s signature at the back of the phone.

FREE Disney・Pixar’s Cars 3 movie tickets for new Globe At Home customers





Disney・Pixar’s Cars 3 is one of the most anticipated animated films of the year, and is the latest installment following the adventures of champion race car Lightning McQueen. Customers who avail of Globe at Home's new GoBIG and GoFAST plans from Plan 1299 and up can get to see the film with two free tickets!

Honda introduces the New Jazz with a sporty RS Navi Variant

The New Jazz

July 17, 2017 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile unit in the Philippines, is pleased to introduce the New Jazz. Enhanced with additional features and sporty updates, the New Jazz aims to give customers the traditional fun driving experience as well as utmost utility and convenience expected from a Honda. Further, the New Jazz will now have a 1.5 RS Navi variant that will gratify customers looking for a more sporty hatchback.

Honda Cars PH rolls out redesigned Mobilio

New Mobilio

July 17, 2017 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile unit in the Philippines, introduces the highly anticipated refreshed New Mobilio. The 7-seater Multi-purpose Utility Vehicle (MUV) now comes with a bolder and sportier exterior, enhanced interior, and upgraded comfort and safety features that satisfy the Filipino families’ needs and expectations in an all-around vehicle.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Globe Changes Philippine Entertainment Landscape with an Extensive Lineup of Productions

Globe Telecom's Albert De Larrazabal, Joe Caliro, and Popo Yambao announces the future of total entertainment during the media conference of The Rush at the Globe Auditorium in Bonifacio Global City on July 11, 2017.

In its commitment to elevating its customers’ entertainment experience, leading mobile brand Globe Telecom officially announces its move to change the entertainment landscape through the launch of its extensive lineup of productions that customers can participate in, enjoy, immerse, and express themselves in.

Product Review: Auto-Gard Waterless Car Wash and Glass Cleaner



By Monch "Road Monchster" Henares

Rainy days are here again. Don't you just hate it when it's bright and sunny outdoors and you spend two hundred pesos for a car wash, and as soon as you're 100 meters out in the street it drizzles. Just enough rain and road dust to mar your car's almost perfect shine. But last week, it was not only rain that fell from the heavens, but products from Auto-Gard USA that came in the mail for my review. I'm glad I discovered a quick and easy way to keep my car sparkling clean. Miraculously, it can be done in fifteen minutes

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP HOSTS TEAM LAKAY MEDIA DAY IN MANILA

Team Lakay

(Standing left to right) Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, Team Lakay, coach Mark Sangiao, Honorio “The Rock” Banario and Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly. (Sitting left to right) Danny “The King” Kingad, Gina “Conviction” Iniong, ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, April Osenio and Joshua Pacio.

Press Release

The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held an exclusive media day for Baguio City’s famed Team Lakay. The event took place at Vikings Venue at the SM Mall of Asia Bayside, Tuesday, 9 May.

OPPO F3 Grand Launch in the Philippines: The Groufie Shot Just Got Awesome



Awesome OPPO F3 Groufie

By Monch "TechMonchster" Henares



OPPO Philippines recently held a grand launch of the OPPO F3, "The Selfie Expert", at the Conrad Manila Forbes Ballroom. OPPO is known for its impressive launches, and this was no exception. It was a star-studded evening filled with fun, and surprises. In attendance of this prestigious event were OPPO's partners, dealers, and friends from the media.

Mazda’s latest CX-5, CX-9, and MX-5 RF models make Philippine debut at the 2017 MIAS



Mazda Philippines once again placed a dominant display at the recent 2017 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS), at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, by launching no less than three exciting new models; the latest CX-5 five-seat crossover, the all-new CX-9 seven-seat premium crossover, and the highly anticipated MX-5 RF retractable hardtop sports car.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Honda - Joy in Motion MIAS 2017




Honda sports the Civic Type R at the 2017 Manila International Auto Show

March 30, 2017 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit, exhibits the Civic Type R at the 2017 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) at the World Trade Center Pasay City. Customers are invited to visit the Honda booth from March 30 to April 2, 2017 to see the Civic Type R in the metal, and to catch HCPI’s exciting surprises.

Ford Philippines Brings Ford Island Conquest at MIAS 2017




Ford Philippines Brings ‘Ford Island Conquest’ to Manila International Auto Show, Announces Nationwide Dates

Ride Beyond Performance at MIAS 2017


MIAS 2017, the country's biggest automotive event of the year opened yesterday until April 2 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila adjoining the Philippine Trade Training Center from 10AM to 10PM, organized by the country's biggest trade show organizer, Worldbex Services International. The event is co-presented by BPI Family Auto Loan and is for the benefit of the ABS CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. In photo, (top L-R):Jason Ang (Co-Organizer, MIAS); Eugene Yap (Chairman and President, HRAP); Ronald Delos Reyes (President, CAGI); Lance Mosley (President, Ford Philippines); Felix Ang (President, Auto Nation Group and CATS Motor Inc. Chairman); Tomohiro Ando (Executive Director, JETRO); Steven Tan (CEO, Mazda Philippines); Alvin Uy (Co-Organizer, MIAS); Bottom (L-R): Rene Ramos (Director, Worldbex Services International); Francisco Flameno Jr. (Executive Director, Worldbex Services International) Tessie Roque (Director, Worldbex Services International); Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo (President and CEO, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc.); Usec. Thomas Orbos (Chairman, MMDA); Josephe Ang (Founding Chairman, Worldbes Services International);  Augusto Lagman, (President, AAP); Jill Ang (Managing Director, Worldbex Services International)


Nothing racks up much excitement and exhilarating energy quite like the annual Manila International Auto Show (MIAS). Hands down the biggest and most anticipated auto event of the year, MIAS 2017 caused quite a stir in the automotive community as it launched today.

2017 Mazda CX-3 FWD Sport - Angry Bird Soaring High


By Monch "RoadMonchster" Henares


At a Glance

If any of you are familiar with the addicting video game "Angry  Birds", seeing the Soul Red colored 2017 Mazda CX-3 FWD Sport quickly reminded me of it. Those Rear LED Tail Lights (especially at night) captured my imagination and made me remember "RED", the lead character of Angry Birds, cute, angry, and very red.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mazda 2 V+ The Mazda Baby Is All Grown Up


By Monch "RoadMonchster" Henares


At First Glance

There she is.... the Mazda 2 V+.  It's that new vivacious smile that caught my attention.  Gone are the days of the Joker-like grin grills. Sleek, flowing lines enhanced by sporty front and side body skirts, and a rear spoiler complete the Mazda 2's aerodynamic nimbleness. Kudos to the KODO Soul of Motion design philosophy.

Mazda BT-50 4X4 The Beast that Conquered the North



By: Monch "RoadMonchster" Henares

At First Glance

When the Mazda BT-50 rolled into my driveway for the first time, it definitely took my breath away. I exclaimed to myself, "Wow, it's huge and monstrous!"  Laying my eyes on the 4X4 truck, the first thing I noticed were its gigantic all-terrain tires, which made it look like a proud stallion in heat. Its front rack climber bumper and newly designed grills would make one think that it wanted to bite your behind.