Suzuki’s on a roll
by Ray Butch Gamboa - January 30, 2019 - 12:00am
In contrast to what many players in the local auto industry present as a very challenging past year, Suzuki Philippines (SPH) proudly declared that they have concluded 2018 with a 2.5 percent year-end sales gro...
The newest motorcycle website is now up
by Ray Butch Gamboa - January 23, 2019 - 12:00am
You can now click on to www.motomagphilippines.com and explore the newest motorcycle website that the country can offer—and doing just that can make you win bags full of prizes from regular website raffles...
“Temporary” can be very long, sometimes even forever
by Ray Butch Gamboa - January 16, 2019 - 12:00am
When the Supreme Court recently released their ruling through a TRO or a Temporary Restraining Order setting aside a previous Preliminary Injunction granted by the Mandaluyong City Court that stopped the LTO (Land...
2019 a busy year for motoring
by Ray Butch Gamboa - January 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Judging by what have been started and left unfinished in 2018 and couple these with what’s newly planned to be done in 2019 all in the name of improving motoring in the country, it appears that we have quite...
There’s no better way than to privatize
by Ray Butch Gamboa - December 19, 2018 - 12:00am
This can’t be the norm as day in and day out we can see obviously ill-maintained and derelict vehicles or “rolling coffins” on city streets and rural roads – smoke-belchers, and rickety rust...
Mercedes-Benz A-Class at the House Manila
by Ray Butch Gamboa - December 5, 2018 - 12:00am
It was considered as the first hatchback luxury car when it was initially launched in 1997.
Mitsubishi’s global launch of all-new Strada
by Ray Butch Gamboa - November 28, 2018 - 12:00am
A host of the country’s motoring journalists were flown by Mitsubishi Motors Philippines to Thailand for the Global Launch last Nov. 9 of the Triton L200, which is known in the Philippines as the Mitsubishi...
Lamborghini Urus SUV arrives in style
by Ray Butch Gamboa - November 21, 2018 - 12:00am
I witnessed how both car buyers and auto enthusiasts couldn’t hide their expressions of awe upon the unveiling of the Lamborghini Urus, vaunted as the world’s fastest SUV at Okada Manila last week.
Here are the year’s most outstanding automobiles
by Ray Butch Gamboa - October 24, 2018 - 12:00am
For some reason, this year’s handing out of the Auto Focus People’s Choice Awards for the most preferred car models and most popular automobiles and the Media’s Choice Awards for exceptional car...
Phoenix fuels multi-brand test drive fest
by Ray Butch Gamboa - October 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The biggest one stop shop of the country’s major car manufacturers, importers and distributors will have its Pre-Christmas staging from Nov. 15 to 18 at the SM Mall of Asia.
A free car for a good doer
by Ray Butch Gamboa - October 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Three years ago multibusiness tycoon and Phoenix Petroleum president and CEO Dennis Uy conceived an advocacy campaign that aims to bring out the “super hero” in every driver and promote driving as a noble...
Current vote rankings for People’s Choice Awards
by Ray Butch Gamboa - September 19, 2018 - 12:00am
This year’s search for the country’s most popular automobiles in the Standard and Premium Luxury segments as well as the most preferred models in each automobile category of sedans, SUVs/crossover, pickups,...
Government reactions to riders’ grievances
by Ray Butch Gamboa - September 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week on this column we gave way to the country’s motorcycle riders’ perception that they are being discriminated against by law enforcers specifically on certain issues.
Riders’ woes on 2nd SPMJ Forum
by Ray Butch Gamboa - September 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The members of the Society of Philippine Motoring Journalists (SPMJ) got together once again, joined by other distinguished members of the media, for the 2nd SPMJ Forum, an organized gathering of journalists, which...
Auto industry performance: January to June 2018
by Ray Butch Gamboa - August 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Some years back, we received requests from our readers for a more accurate account of vehicle sales in the country considering that most sales reports being published have been confusingly different coming from various...
Proudly Asia’s largest
by Ray Butch Gamboa - August 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Another proudly Pinoy feat was what business tycoon Cesar Lee achieved when he put up the huge, humongous and expansive Toyota Alabang Service Center — the largest in Asia — located along Alabang-Zapote...
30 years of better cars for better lives
by Ray Butch Gamboa - August 8, 2018 - 12:00am
It was the longest time I have ever waited for anything or anybody in my life.
MMDA deserves credit
by Ray Butch Gamboa - August 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Like many other government agencies, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is not a perfectly working government arm.
Modern PUVs rolling out…old ones?
by Ray Butch Gamboa - July 25, 2018 - 12:00am
One after another, news about turnovers and contract signing of multi-million peso orders (related story in this column) of newly designed and modern public utility vehicles filled up websites, newspapers and evening...
Take out vehicles that are where they shouldn’t be
by Ray Butch Gamboa - July 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Traffic management experts have consistently mentioned several reasons for the metro’s traffic woes.
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