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A very timely legislation
by Lester Dizon - August 22, 2012 - 12:00am
A bill has been filed in Congress to help reduce road accidents anywhere in the country caused by over-speeding buses. House Bill 6395 mandates the installation of speed limiters on all public utility buses plying...
Riding a Modern Icon
by Lester Dizon - April 28, 2010 - 12:00am
Nostalgia is one of the first things that will come into your mind the minute you set your eyes upon the 2009 Vespa LX 150.
Riding Small
by Lester Dizon - April 28, 2010 - 12:00am
Despite the sweltering summer heat, I’ve been riding my motorcycle around Metro Manila to get to business meetings and media events.
The Road to Malacañang
by Lester Dizon - March 24, 2010 - 12:00am
My paternal grandfather, the late Fernando Dizon, Sr., was a career public servant who served under several administrations from President Ramon Magsaysay to President Ferdinand Marcos.
Sorento on the DOT: Competing in the 2010 ARCC with the 2010 Kia Sorento
by Lester Dizon - March 10, 2010 - 12:00am
At around 7AM last Saturday (March 6) at the Home Depot Ortigas parking lot, the 2010 Auto Rally Corporate Challenge (ARCC) was flagged off by Sunshine Television President and CEO and The Philippine STAR columnist...
Sacred Cows
by Lester Dizon - February 17, 2010 - 12:00am
Every once in a rare while, we give a sigh of relief when a government official does something that he’s supposed to do.
We're Being Abused and We're Paying for It
by Lester Dizon - January 13, 2010 - 12:00am
When I was a young sales professional sometime in 1991, I was driving to work for our regular Saturday sales meeting in Makati when, quite by chance, I drove behind a long convoy of vehicles transporting then-President...
STAR Picks 2009
by Lester Dizon - December 30, 2009 - 12:00am
It’s that time of year again. As we have over the last several years, we use the year’s last issue of the Business Motoring pages of The Philippine STAR to tabulate our favorite new cars – sans...
Racketeering in Government
by Lester Dizon - December 9, 2009 - 12:00am
Last November, my wife Shawie went to a Land Transportation Office (LTO) kiosk at the SM City North EDSA in Quezon City to renew her driver’s license.
2010 Mazda CX-7 and CX-9: Zoom-Zoom SUVs
by Lester Dizon - November 18, 2009 - 12:00am
Mazda has always espoused what it calls the unique feeling of Zoom-Zoom – the feeling of liberation and exhilaration in the sheer motion of emotion – in automobiles that are fun to own and to drive.
10 Years of Racing Together: Shell and Ducati celebrate a decade of technical partnership
by Lester Dizon - November 18, 2009 - 12:00am
Racing in the Motorcycle Grand Prix or MotoGP has become increasingly challenging as the teams become more competitive and the racing regulations demand more from the men – the riders, the technicians and the...
A Fusion of Tradition and Innovation
by Lester Dizon - November 11, 2009 - 12:00am
Recognizing the growing local automatic motorcycle market, Suzuki Philippines, Inc., (SPH) the country’s only integrated automobile and motorcycle company, launched its latest-generation scooter, the Suzuki...
2009 Suzuki Celerio: Fashionably Economical
by Lester Dizon - November 4, 2009 - 12:00am
During its first Auto-Moto Show dubbed as “Harmony in Motion” last June, Suzuki Philippines, Inc. (SPH) emphasized its status as the country’s first integrated automobile and motorcycle compan...
Told You So!
by Lester Dizon - November 4, 2009 - 12:00am
Ever since I was made a motoring columnist of The Philippine STAR, I have been writing about the increasing number of traffic violations that seemed menial at first but would prove to be disastrous in the long ...
Italian Scooters make a Grand Comeback
by Lester Dizon - October 14, 2009 - 12:00am
MotoItalia Philippines, Inc., a synergy between GBI Group and the Autohub Group, recently held a press conference to announce the resurgence of stylish Italian scooters in the country.
Is This Where Our Taxes Go?
by Lester Dizon - September 30, 2009 - 12:00am
The devastating calamity caused by typhoon Ondoy in Metro Manila is now leading people to ask, “Where did our taxes go?”
Stuck with Ducks
by Lester Dizon - August 26, 2009 - 12:00am
What is with the government lately? It seems that some branches of government that were trying to improve their services through automation, at least on the surface, have been affected with a serious form of computer...
Traffic Logic
by Lester Dizon - July 22, 2009 - 12:00am
The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) has formed a Road Safety Management Team (RSMT) to study ways to improve road safety, traffic flow and traffic law enforcement.
Return to Form
by Lester Dizon - July 15, 2009 - 12:00am
For more than twenty years from the mid-70s to the late 90s, the Mitsubishi Galant was the preferred model in the mid-sized executive car segment of the Philippine automotive market.
2009 Kia Picanto: Baguio Banzai Blitzer
by Lester Dizon - July 1, 2009 - 12:00am
Two weeks before the 15th Annual Motorcycle Convention, I had to drive up to Baguio City with my wife, Shawie and Adrelino “Tix” Villena, who were helping organize the activities for the convention.
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