Patrick Tulfo

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A certified car fanatic and public service radio host.

IPC welcomes 2023 with a new president

ISUZU Philippines Corp. (IPC) welcomes the new year with a new president, Tetsuya Fujita, he replaces IPC’s current president Noboru Murakami who will be transferred to his new assignment in Isuzu North America.

Chinese automakers dominate Mias 2022

THE recently concluded Manila International Auto Show or MIAS, which was held on April 7 to 10, was a rousing success. This year’s theme “Setting Gears in Motion” fits the event perfectly as annual spectacle was postponed last year due to the raging pandemic.

Isuzu Gencars Makati is the new face of IOS

ONE of the oldest dealerships of Isuzu in the country, Gencars Makati, recently underwent a major facelift in line with the company’s newest policy that orders all dealerships to follow their latest showroom design aptly called Isuzu Outlet Standard program or IOS.

What is RA 11229?

THE announcement made by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) on the implementation of RA 11229 otherwise known as “The Child Safety in Motor Vehicle Act” recently, was met by confusion, anger and disbelief by a lot of sector particularly families with children who would benefit greatly from it.

The finest name in audio system is now in the country

The entertainment system of a vehicle is one of its major features, and people will usually browse on the specs of the vehicle on the manufacturer’s web site when purchasing one.  This feature is explicitly detailed not only the head unit itself, but on how many speakers that it has.

IPC turns over PUVs to Metro Comet

AT the rate things are going, it seems that Isuzu is now at the forefront of the government’s public-utility vehicle modernization program based on the number of PUVs that it’s turning over to local cooperatives all over the country.

PIAA launches exciting products

MASASHI OTSUKA, PIAA overseas head answered a very important question on what PIAA means during a press conference on the eve of the 15th Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) where they participated through their local distributor PIAA PH.

Falken Philippines launches 3 new global tires

JM Far East Inc., also known as Falken Philippines, which is the exclusive distributor of Falken Tires in the country, has revealed the newest range of Falken high-performance and all-terrain tires, namely the WildPeak M/T 01,WildPeak A/T 3W and Azenis FK510-SUV, recently at the Clark Marriott Hotel in Clark, Pampanga. The event was attended by Falken executives from Japan and the Philippines, as well as Falken dealers and members of the motoring media.

Ducati launches the Panigale V4 in style

DUCATI’S famous superbike, the Panigale V4, is now in the country. Its formal launch was a three-day event that started with a press conference on November 21 and a ride experience for members of the media and motorcycle aficionados, who brought in their steeds at the Clark International Speedway inside the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga.

The importance of Speed Limiter

SPEED Kills! That’s a fact, it took a spate of deadly road incidents that claimed the lives of people for our beloved legislators to pass a law that now mandates trucks, buses and public-utility vehicles (PUVs) to have a speed limiter.

Autohub group opens its 3rd Nissan dealership

CALL it business instinct, but when this writer asked Autohub President Willie Tee Ten why they chose Taytay, Rizal, as the location of their third Nissan dealership, he said, “We believe that east of Metro Manila is the next big thing in terms of growth.”

Speed Booster works like magic

ARE you unsatisfied with the way your vehicle accelerates? Do you wish you could do something about it without spending a fortune? If your answer to those questions is a resounding yes, then look no further as Xaust Drift formally introduces its newest product to the market.

Isuzu introduces new powerful and efficient RZ4E engine

THE demise of the Isuzu Crosswind, one the most beloved models in the lineup of Isuzu vehicles in the country, might not be missed after all. Isuzu recently introduced a replacement, not in the form of a new model but a new engine that will find its way under the bonnet of the D-Max and the mu-X, and, who knows maybe in the upcoming offering of Isuzu Philippines Corp. under the jeepney-modernization program of the government.

Partakan 2018 kicks off

THE much-awaited motorcycling event of the year Partakan 2018 took off on Wednesday with the kickoff ceremony at the Clark Parade Grounds in Angeles, Pampanga.

IPC and Ayala set to open 3rd dealership in Cebu

THE booming economy of Cebu can be seen in the number of vehicles plying its wide roads, as well as the construction of high rise buildings left and right. So, it’s not surprising that Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) and the Ayala Automotive Arm, Isuzu Cebu INC. (ICI), an umbrella of the Ayala Group of Companies, held another groundbreaking on their third dealership located in the South of Cebu.

Uber launches rider identification

TO help protect their partners better from bad elements that prowl the concrete jungle of Mega Manila, Uber has introduced a new in-app feature for passengers who want to pay cash when they book for a ride.

Seeing the Ford EcoSport in a different light

FORD Group Philippines recently invited the motoring media, including this writer, for a test-drive event to Tagaytay dubbed as the “EcoSport, Out of Town Wellness Drive”. The event was all about relaxation, rejuvenation and detoxification.

Daikin launches new high-tech models

DAIKIN, the world’s No. 1 air-conditioning company, recently introduced in the country its newest products that promise to deliver better cooling, quieter operation, better efficiency resulting in more savings, as well as environment-friendliness, compared to their predecessors.

Aguila Glass soars on its 65th birthday

IT’S really quite a feat for any couple to reach the 50th anniversary of their union. That’s why each milestone in their journey through life is named after expensive metals and stones, such as silver for their 25th anniversary, gold for their 50th, diamond for their 60th and platinum for their 70th.

Chupa Chups now in cars

DID you know that your favorite Chupa Chups was originated from Spain? It was founded way back in 1958 by Enric Bernat, who got the idea after he worked for an apple jam factory Granja Asturias in the early 1950s.

Isuzu starts 2017 with a bang!

ISUZU Philippines Corp. (IPC) couldn’t have chosen a better date to launch the newest variation of its best-selling pickup D-Max than the eve of the Chinese New Year on January 27.

DOTr, MMDA answer queries on monstrous traffic

BEFORE 2016 ended, members of the Aliw Media Group, which include the BusinessMirror, Pilipino Mirror, Philippines Graphic magazine, dwIZ and CNN, were given a treat of sorts when Transportation Assistant Secretary Cherie Mercado-Santos and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) General Manager Thomas M. Orbos dropped by the group’s offices in Makati City to answer questions on what is, perhaps, the hottest issue that affects everyone in the National Capital Region nowadays: Traffic.

Tamiya now in Blade outlets across the country

BLADE patrons, who are also into Tamiya racing, now have something to rejoice about, as Blade, which now fast becoming the premier place for automotive accessories, has just struck a deal with the local Tamiya distributor to have the popular mini-4WD drive brand from Japan made available in all its stores in the country.

9 reasons the AE86 is a great buy

MOST of you may not know it but the Toyota 86, which started as the FT-HS concept, was rejected initially by Subaru in 2008 when its project leader, Tetsuya Tada, offered the idea to Subaru to become involved in their new sports coupe project by codeveloping the D4-S boxer engine. Subaru thought that the design went against their credo of developing high-performance all-wheel drive cars that the company is known for.

Excitement galore in Vios Cup Finale

THE fourth and final round of the highly anticipated third season of the Toyota Vios Cup was held on November 12 at the Clark Speedway and, as expected, it was a slam-bang affair from the start to finish, characterized by lots breathtaking maneuvers that stirred a lot of spectators to cheer wildly for their favorite driver.