“The problem is that there isn’t much local manufacturing left to save”
It was shocking news to wake up to, on the first work week of the year, when the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced that it would be slapping an additional P70,000-P110,000 bond on imported vehicles to preserve
See how the world of motoring has fared in the first few days of 2021
Here’s a simple explainer
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) dropped a bombshell to start off 2021, as the agency announced that it will be imposing new safeguard duties on imported vehicles in a bid to protect the local car manufacturing industry.If you've
The measure will take effect for 200 days starting January 20, 2021
Big news for the local automotive industry to start off 2021: The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has announced that it will impose certain cash bonds on imported vehicles as provisional safeguard duties.This decision comes as a response to the
Are you having a hard time looking for good motorcycle apparel?
Finding motorcycle gear that fits is a big issue for lady riders in the country. Gear manufacturers overwhelmingly cater to men, and limited options exist when it comes to physical stores. While some women get away with wearing men's gear (I
Stay informed
Has a sales attendant or dealership recently tried to convince you to buy a brand-new car by saying there's a looming tax hike? Yeah, don't buy it. This isn't 2017 all over again.To keep car buyers informed
Do you agree?
Having a hard time because of higher fuel prices brought about by the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law? Don't worry, the Department of Energy (DOE) says, because it's a sacrifice for the benefit of the Philippines."We
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,
Uh-oh
So it looks like next year's oil price hike might still be a go.According to a report by GMA News, the Duterte administration's economic advisers have done a 180 on its recommendation to suspend the increase of excise taxes
Thank you
Could the country's fuel price woes be coming to an end? If a new resolution filed in the Philippine Senate pushes through, they just might.Minority Floor Leader Franklin Drilon and Senators Francis Pangilinan, Bam Aquino, Risa Hontiveros, Antonio Trillanes,
Is the carmaker now in the clear?
The House Committee on Ways and Means has just announced the termination of its probe on Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI) stemming from the company's alleged violation of the Motor Vehicle Development Program (MVDP).The Korean carmaker's official
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
Yay or nay?
How has 2018 treated your wallet so far? Ever since the government passed the Tax Reform for Inclusion and Acceleration (TRAIN) package into law, we've all had to make adjustments to our budgets, especially when buying cars and fuel. Some have
Here's what you guys have to say
So, the new Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law has been in effect for a couple of months now. And we're certain some of you guys have noticed an increase in your monthly take-home pay.The extra cash
Need a new daily driver?
Subcompact sedans are supposed to be a go-to choice for car buyers looking for an affordable and reliable daily driver. But does this remain the case even after the recent implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law?
Slim pickings?
Unless you've been living under a rock since the beginning of the year, you probably know that the country's automotive landscape has changed quite a bit since we rang in 2018.This is largely due to the implementation of the
Adding spice to a winning formula
Over the past few years, AUVs have evolved from simple workhorses to the multi-purpose transports we know today. The Innova, which can trace its roots back to the dependable Tamaraw, is perhaps the best example of this. But why is this
Many models are still pegged at 2017 prices
Suzuki is the latest carmaker to reveal its updated 2018 prices, and those planning to buy the all-new Vitara aren't going to be too happy with what they see.Both the Vitara GL+ and GLX saw a P50,000
Price bumps across the range
Yup, another week, another updated price list for 2018. This time, it's from the folks over at Chevrolet Philippines. How we discovered this one, though, came as a bit of a surprise.Other car brands usually give us their new
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