Ray Butch Gamboa

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Has the newer ‘new normal’ arrived?

The new ‘new normal’ may be here. At least for those covering the motoring beat. And in how the automotive sector is...

Closer to new normal

Are we ready for new normal vehicle launches and group rides and drives? To the delight of some motoring...

CRS Mea Culpa

After all the hew and cry over making Child Restraint Systems (CRS), or child car seats, mandatory for children 12 years old and below...

Bright Signs

Perforce or not, the auto industry is looking at the bright side of a year that saw sales fall more than 40...

Best foot forward

Automotive companies are putting their best foot forward as they look to maintain the momentum of the last-month-of the-year surge in sales.

Good Numbers

The first weeks following its soft opening on the final Tuesday of 2020 saw an average of 71,000 vehicles passing the 18-km...

Questions

The so-called provisional safeguard duties in the form of a cash bond imposed on imported passenger cars and light commercial vehicles spawned many...

Promising year

It’s the first working week of the New Year and many are looking forward to seeing the promise of traffic congestion eased...

The year’s best

The votes were cast. The votes have been counted. Like the recent elections in a country far, far away but so near...

Interoperability

Those clamoring to have interoperability between the two radio frequency identification (RFID) cashless toll payment system used at tollways should be happy...

Military boosts subway plan

The government’s plan to build a subway system in Metro Manila just got a boost from a very unexpected source. The military.

Riders to the Rescue

The tourism industry is among the hardest hit sectors of the local economy as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.