It was inevitable
Well, we all knew it was coming. A report by CNN Philippines says that the Department of Finance (DOF) is warning consumers to expect higher fuel excise in the coming weeks. This comes off the heels of last year's drama,
Sweet relief
If you gassed up this morning, you may have noticed that the prices at the pumps are a little easier to swallow than they've been in the past few weeks. That's because today marks the first day that local oil
Amid rising oil prices and inflation
Car owners and operators across the country have undoubtedly felt the effects of the increased fuel prices under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), the average cost of 91-octane gasoline as
Gasoline did more than pave the way for motoring
Standard Vacuum Oil Company of New York (Socony) was the pioneer petroleum firm in our country; in 1892, it started shipping in kerosene, which replaced whale oil to make lamp light. The product was sold under the name 'Petroleo Marca Gallo' (Cock
Is this a bad move?
The Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) has some pretty strong words for the Department of Energy (DOE) regarding its order to offer Euro 2 fuels again.In a statement released earlier today, the DOTr called DOE Department Order No. 002018-08-0012--
It's all about competition
Have you ever found yourself in line to fuel up at a gas station only to see that its rates are slightly different-whether cheaper or more expensive-than at your suki?No, global fuel prices didn't suddenly fluctuate while you
It's not cheap
Ever since the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) package was passed into law, fuel prices across the country have skyrocketed. The race is ongoing to be the most frugal motorist (and manufacturer) in the land.For those of you out
There's a provision in the TRAIN law
Apparently, the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law has a provision which would "freeze" the additional excise taxes levied on fuel products in the event crude oil hits the $80 per barrel mark.Senator Ralph Recto pointed this out in
Are prices getting out of hand?
The Philippine government might just suspend excise taxes on fuel products brought about by the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.According to a report by the Philippine Star, Malacañang is open to suspending the excise
Report gas stations that have raised prices
In a statement released earlier today, Department of Energy (DOE) head Alfonso Cusi assured the public that the agency is watching over oil firms to prevent profiteering amidst the first few days of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law's (
It actually makes sense
You might have seen posts being shared on social media about the pending increase in fuel prices as part of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act. There are calls on Facebook to gas up before January 1, 2018, because after
Is cheap always better?
With all the photos going viral showing cheap gas prices, is it safe for our cars to be filled up with these affordable fuels? Because the stuff sold at the top three gas stations is a pain in the a**. Will it
Ready your wallets
If you recently purchased a brand-new ride to avoid being hit by the looming increase in automotive taxes, good for you. If it pushes all the way through, you may have just saved yourself a s***load of money depending on
Happy New Year?
Happy New Year, Top Gear PH readers! We hoped you enjoyed the holidays and are ready for what lies ahead. May your 2017 be filled with fun cars, epic drives, and...increased fuel prices? Yeah, that last one is a bit of
While 94% sing in order to cope
If there's one thing that was blatantly obvious over the span of the recent Carmageddon on EDSA, it's that traffic drives us Filipinos nuts (just scan the epic comments on our Facebook page). But it isn't just traffic-aggravating
We discuss relationship between the two
One day, the Chief asked me: "What do low gasoline prices mean for the auto industry?" I was tempted to go with the simple reply: "Better car sales."Unfortunately, it's not that simple. In fact, for the past two decades, record-
Things aren't as bad as they seem
There's a good chance you're reading this on your smartphone while your vehicle isn't moving. You have lots of time in your car, because it seems as if gridlock in Metro Manila has deteriorated from downright terrible to the
Violators to be fined as much as P1 million
Rep. Sajid Mangudadatu (2nd District, Maguindanao) has filed House Bill 4413, which seeks to prescribe the "regular calibration of fuel pumps in all gasoline stations throughout the country.""There should be a law penalizing unscrupulous gasoline stations owners who are defrauding the
Franchise offered to qualified entrepreneurs
You complain about rising fuel prices all the time. Well, haven't you thought of putting up your own gasoline station? If you have an unused patch of land lying around somewhere, you might want to consider Petron's invitation to apply
Know where to go
We're pretty much used to getting news about oil price adjustments every week. And since the Department of Energy (DOE) can't seem to do anything about controlling prices, what with our deregulated oil market, it is offering the next best
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