Saturday, August 10, 2019

The New Mercedes-Benz GLE: Off-Road Luxury Reconceived

The fourth-generation GLE is the result of generations of leadership, design and
engineering, a powerful promise of trust and capability, with a strength of character
that can only come from Mercedes-Benz

It's been twelve years since Mercedes-Benz launched the ML series. A mid-size luxury SUV which turned out to be a trendsetter of sorts because it started the whole luxury SUV race. 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Reddoorz Hotels: Perfect For the Travel-Hungry Budget-Conscious Filipino

Have you noticed these red and white colored budget hotels sprouting all around the metro and in other major cities? 

The RedDoorz chain of affordable quality hotels is now available to an even bigger crowd of travelers throughout the Philippines with new locations in Baguio, Palawan, IloIlo, Bacolod and more. 

Current trends in traveling have drastically changed over the years. More and more people are looking for ways to start an adventure without having to shell out a lot of money, be it in the outskirts of the Philippines or in international territories to visit beaches, tourist spots, and other cultural landmarks. 

One way to ride the wave of the travel boom is to look for affordable airfare and budget-friendly hotels. 
RedDoorz accommodations uphold a standard of quality customer care, amenities, and great prices, which enable every Filipino to save on their hotels without sacrificing comfort and convenience and let themselves experience more of what life has to offer. 

Thankfully, Reddoorz, the hotel management and booking platform has opened up opportunities for both local travelers and foreign tourists to find and live in comfortable, well-appointed hotels that cost only a fraction of the cost of five-star hotels. 

The Reddoorz travel app – downloadable on the Google Play Store and App Store – has helped drive the travel fever, facilitating booking and access to affordable accommodations all over the Philippines at one’s fingertips. 

Reddoorz climbs to the top of travel apps in PH
(Android App)

The Reddoorz app has consistently placed among the top 5 travel apps of choice, but climbed to Number 1 as of July 24, 2019. 

With the help of the app and avid consumer usage, RedDoorz has enlivened the travel scene, accommodating tourists and travelers in over 150 affordable accommodations in over 10 cities in the Philippines. Reddoorz hotels can be found in the busy streets of Metro Manila, Cebu, and Pampanga to bustling tourist spots like Tagaytay and Davao. 

The technology-driven company has caught the attention of travel-hungry people who are always on-the-go, letting them know that there is a best-quality affordable hotel available at practically any time of the year that lets them save money as they experience big adventures. No need to postpone travel plans until after the usual big amount allocated for travel has been saved or earned. 

It’s a “fly now, pay now” experience with Reddoorz. Lodging costs are so affordable, anyone can travel every time the travel bug bites. Furthermore, travelers will be able to allocate a portion of their money to other things like food, transportation, pasalubongs, and fun activities instead of spending a big chunk of the budget on lodging. The good news is, today’s budget hotels place a premium on comfort and convenience as well.

To make sure that not only tourists benefit, but the whole hotel industry as well, RedDoorz has partnered with smaller hotels and apartelles in various cities and key provinces to perk up the tourist activity in more locations.

So now, if the impulse hits to watch and swim with the whale sharks in Cebu, bask in the beaches of Palawan, see the century-old Spanish churches and houses in Iloilo, grab a bite of the famous Chicken Inasal in Bacolod, embark on a food trip in Pampanga, feel the cold air of the City of Pines or Tagaytay, or simply hang out in Manila, there’s always a range of properties to choose from to turn all that into reality. 

The Reddoorz App makes all that happen right when it’s wanted in the easiest possible way. Just choose the destination, find the Reddoorz hotel there and start packing. 
Now crossing out target destinations from one’s bucket list is easy as pie.


Monch "Monchster" Henares is an award-winning automotive journalist, and feature writer for the Philippine Daily Inquirer's "Road Talk". He is also a media blogger @, tech and motoring specialist, inventor, and automotive engineer. He managed the motorpool for a limousine company in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. He is now based in Manila, Philippines, and is the President of BuildMeUp Corp.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Filipinos Can't Stop Loving The Toyota Hilux

All-time Filipino favorite

 Automotive trailblazer Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) closes the first half of 2019 topping key market categories including the pickup segment, having sold a total of 10,554 units of its long-running top-seller Toyota Hilux.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Immerse Yourself In The Spider-Man Far from Home Movie With A Philips Monitor.

Spiderman cosplayers.

By Monch Henares

Last July 3, 2019, Philips Monitors in partnership with Sony Pictures invited Monchster Chronicles to fancy young Peter Parker’s journey in Philips Monitors’ exclusive media screening of Spider-Man: Far From Home at The Podium, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

The Volkswagen Santana Sub-Compact, A Smooth Drive Experience

The 2019 Volkswagen Santana at the steps of the Lingayen Capitol Building.

by Monch Henares

When I hear the name Santana, the first thing that comes to mind is the American rock group led by Carlos Santana, and what a better way to describe the 2019 Volkswagen Santana is through the title of their hit song 'Smooth'.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Breaking Down the Composition of the Hybrid Electric Vehicle, and Why Filipinos Should Rethink Environmental-Friendly Alternatives

A cut-out model showing the Toyota hybrid technology of the Prius.
By Monch Henares

Achieving Zero CO2 Emissions

Let's say the government wants drastic change and decides to ban all CO2 releasing Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles and allow only Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) on the road. Can the transport sector achieve zero CO2 emissions in the country if all private and commercial vehicles are BEV?

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Maxus Auto Brand Unveils Competitive Positioning in Family Van and Commercial Vehicle Categories

Felipe Estrella, President of Maxus Philippines and Reginald See, General Manager of Maxus Philippines, unveils the Maxus flagship model, the Maxus G10 on June 5, 2018 at the Blue Leaf Filipinas in Paranaque City.

It was a spectacle to witness Maxus Philippines media launch last night, June 5, 2018 at the Blue Leaf Filipinas in Paranaque City. Maxus Philippines becomes the sixth automotive brand partner under AC Industrials' wing, which includes other world-renowned car brands, like Honda, Isuzu, Volkswagen, Kia, and KTM motorcycles.  

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Rolls-Royce Unveils Wraith Eagle VIII Collection

Darkened grille slats, shadow finish wheels.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will unveil its latest Collection Car, Wraith Eagle VIII, on the shores of Lake Como at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, 24-26 May. Created by the Bespoke Collective at the House of Rolls-Royce, a Collection of just 50 Wraith Eagle VIII motor cars will tell the epic tale of one of the most pivotal moments of the 20th century. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

2019 Ford Ecosport: Why The New Is Better Than Its Predecessor

2019 Ford Ecosport Titanium 3-Cyl 1.5L 6AT

When Ford Philippines launched the Ecosport in 2014, the energetic hard-working millennial Filipino quickly fell in love with its young stylish adventurous appeal. It quickly became the top-selling sub-compact crossover in the country. 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The All-New 2019 Suzuki Swift: A Fun Car That Goes Beyond Time

Winning Groufie Shot: "Swift Trambia"

What would be the best way to test drive the performance, ride, handling and driving comfort of the all-new Suzuki Swift?  Probably a three-hour, 138-kilometer road trip to scenic Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan and back, would be perfect.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

The All-New 2019 Honda Brio: Oooh! This Baby Is Hotter Than Ever

(L-R) Tatsumo Harano Development Leader Honda R&D Asia-Pacific, and Noriyuki Takakura President and General Manager Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. during the All-New Honda Brio media launch on April 23, 2019 at the Grand Hyatt Manila in Bonifacio Global City.

As a response to the clamor of young hardworking Filipinos who aspire to own and experience Honda’s superior craftsmanship and flawless engineering at an affordable package, Honda Cars Philippines (HCP) launched the all-new very affordable Honda Brio.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Cool Down With Petron's Exclusive Marvel Avengers Endgame Collectibles

Don't let everyday traffic and the heat be the Endgame. Keep cool and hydrated with these awesome collectible Petron Marvel Avengers tumblers and mugs
In conjunction with its successful partnership with Marvel Studios, industry leader Petron Corporation is adding new high-quality and functional Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame items to its Limited Edition collectibles. 

Shell's Newest Ambassadors Live and Breathe The Brand

Shell's latest Ambassadors, Maine, Drew, and Nico

Pilipinas Shell unveils another milestone as they presented their newest ambassadors during a media launch on April 8, 2019 in Taguig City.

The All-New Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Launch at MIAS 2019: Rebirth of an Icon

The Rubicon carries the tradition of the iconic 7-slot grille which is now improved with a more aerodynamic design

Auto Nation Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Asia Pacific strengthen its 15-year partnership with the recent unveiling of the all-new generation Jeep Wrangler Rubicon at the 2019 Manila International Auto Show. 
The launch of the highest Jeep Wrangler variant is a follow-through to the recent launch of the all-new Jeep Wrangler Sport and Unlimited Sport held in March.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Caltex Havoline Premium Motorcycle Oil Comes with a Free Street Borne Cap

Caltex unveils their all-new Street Borne campaign, featuring
lubricants from the Havoline brand as street proven products that protect engines and deliver improved performance.

Friday, March 15, 2019

The Heart Of Alsace Just Got Closer

Heart Of Alsace is a partnership between PGI Holding, Inc. and Eastern France Tourism Agency, with the support of the Embassy of France to the Philippines. From left, Marie-Reine Fischer, President of Eastern France Tourism Agency, His Excellency Nicolas Galey, Ambassador of France to the Philippines, Grace Bonquin, President of PGI Holding, Inc., and Olivier Midiere, CEO of PGI Holding, Inc, during the Heart of Alsace Travel media launch held on March 14, 2019 at Fairmont Makati Hotel, Makati City, Philippines.

PGI Holding, Inc. in collaboration with the Eastern France Tourism Agency, recently launched Heart of Alsace Travel, bringing one of the most beautiful destinations in France, the Alsace region, closer to the Philippines. The event, highlighted by a luncheon with Alsatian wine-pairing, was held on March 14, 2019 at the Fairmont Makati Hotel. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The All-New Toyota HiAce World Premiere is Proudly Held in the Philippines.

Toyota launches the All-New Hiace GL Grandia, Commuter Deluxe, and GL Grandia Tourer (not in photo)

by Monch Henares

Congratulations to Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) for hosting the World Premiere Launch of the 2019 All-New Redesigned Toyota Hiace which was recently held at the Grand Hyatt Manila, Bonifacio Global City

Friday, January 25, 2019

The All-New 2019 Suzuki Ertiga - Curvaceous and Stronger

Suzuki Philippines officially launches the new and improved Ertiga combining strength and elegance in a compact body
Starting 2019 strong as promised, pioneer compact car distributor Suzuki Philippines (SPH) launches the new and improved version of its well-loved MPV, the all-new Suzuki Ertiga.