Pru Life supports the Great British Festival.

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For the fourth consecutive year, Pru Life UK will showcase its heritage in support of the British Embassy Manila’s GREAT British Festival, a three-day street festival highlighting the best of the United Kingdom’s contributions to the world.

Transforming Bonifacio High Street in Taguig City on February 24 to 26, 2017 into a cultural hub of all things British, the GREAT British Festival will exhibit British-originated companies and brands that have established presence in the Philippines. The public will enjoy a variety of activities including sumptuous gastronomic treats, street artists, art workshops, car displays, and British fashion.

Catch Pru Life UK’s booth at the exhibit area throughout the festival duration, as well as a short program about the basics of investments, insurance, and protection on February 25, from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the Amphitheater.


Whats new: Caltex newest product now available.


Greg Engler_Product Engineering Manager_Chevron Asia Pacific

Recently Caltex™ announce their newest product innovation, New Clean & Glide technology at the Press Con held in Pasay City last June 29.

Caltex™ brand has reformulated its signature additive package with the addition of a new Clean & Glide technology™. The new active ingredients are specifically designed to clean and protect metal surfaces within the engine. Helps reduce friction and thus wear and tear between key engine components so that it can perform at it’s best. The new technology improves fuel economy over time by delivering enhanced engine protection and maximized power.

The benefits of Caltex with Techron® have long been known and making changes to a proven formula was not undertaken lightly. Chevron, which markets the Caltex™ brand, conducted stringent laboratory tests and accumulated up to 600,000km of real world fleet tests to ensure the final formula provides optimum results for the everyday motorist.

What does the new Clean & Glide Technology do?

The ability of the new formulation to protect metal surfaces was proven in the High Frequency Reciprocating Rig (HFRR) laboratory test.

  • Maximize power and reduce fiction up to 40%
  • Enhance engine protection up to 38%
  • Improve Fuel Economy up to 2-3% less consumption

“The addition of our new Clean & Glide technology™ stays true to the evolving nature of our Techron® fuel offering. Our products are continuously being improved in anticipation of future engine technology and local market needs. For motorists, a quick Caltex stop now delivers  gasoline grades that help treat their respective cars right, providing additional benefits without compromise,”  said Peter Morris, country chair of Chevron Philippines, Inc. (CPI), marketer of the Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants.

Newest TVC about the newest Caltex Clean & Glide Technology


Platinum is the new Gold

They also announced the new Caltex Platinum with Techron, It set to replace the Gold variant in the market. Caltex Platinum with Techron®, with 50 percent more active ingredients of Clean & Glide technology™ to make it faster-acting. So that the motorists can benefits of a more efficient engine more quickly.

The Caltex Gold with Techron is still at 91 octane while the new Caltex Platinum with Techron is at 95 octane. Both gasoline has the newest Clean and Glide Technology.

The new and improved Techron with Clean & Glide Technology will be available across all gasoline grades at Caltex service stations starting July 1, 2016.

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Grab can now pick-up passengers at NAIA Terminals


Since Grab launched GrabCar in the Philippines way back in 2014. Grab focused on transforming the way filipinos travel. And now a new services offered for travelers travel experience.

Starting on monday (March 14), NAIA passengers will soon be able to book rides with Grab following its official accreditation with the airport management.

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) and Grab the number 1 Transportation Network Company (TNC), signed agreement today which allows GrabCar drivers to pick up passengers from the 4 terminal of NAIA.

Grab is the 1st TNC to be officially accredited by MIAA, allowing NAIA travelers to books GrabCars to travel to and from the airport.

Grab booths will be placed at designated areas at the terminals where booking agents will assist passengers. Anyone will be able to book a ride even if they may not have a smartphone or mobile data connectivity. Multiple booking can be made at the Grab booths at any one time to cater to more travelers. Those who wish to book a ride with Grab may also do by using their smartphone.

To better facilitate traffic in terminals, passengers and Grab drivers will be prompted to proceed to the Grab booths, which also serve as the pick-up points at the arrival curbsides area.

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GrabCar operators will be allowed to enter the arrival areas once it receives a confirmed booking.

MIAA GM Jose Angel Honrado thanked Grab for sharing in its goal of enhancing passenger experience at NAIA.  “MIAA and Grab’s vision are aligned with each other. Were fully support the innovation that it brings to our goal of further developing our airports” – GM Honrado.

This partnership ensures that NAIA travelers enjoy the highest quality service, with the agreement encompassing and accountability services. Grab will provide MIAA an online platform or a “Dashboard” which allow MIAA to monitor, in real-time, GrabCar vehicles that have been booked from NAIA.

Grab will be covered by the same airport policies on traffic management like other transport providers.

GrabJeep now runs on EDSA daily

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Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing app, now offers free jeepney rides along EDSA for 2 months. With GrabJeep, everyone will have a chance at a safe and convenient commute along the busiest thoroughfare in the metro.

“Grab’s mission has always been to drive the transport industry of Southeast Asia forward. While we already have a diverse set of services in our app, it’s about time we take a look at jeeps – one of the most traditional forms of transportation in the Philippines. We want to empower commuters with the same freedom we provide our passengers,” said Khriz Lim, Grab Philippines’ Country Marketing Head.


Jeepneys also known as “Hari ng Kalsada” (King of the Philippine Road) are among the most common form of transportation for commuters in Metro Manila and other main cities in philippines. With GrabJeep, Grab upgraded the everyday jeepney experience to provide the same quality of safety and convenience to passengers.

Ultimately, the campaign aims to improve and upgrade old jeeps so that jeepney passengers will be able to experience more comfortable trips. GrabJeep rides will be free for the whole duration of the campaign but the passengers can also opt to donate to help in the upgrading of old jeepneys.

“While we are constantly improving our services, we’d like other forms of transportation to be upgraded as well,” Lim added.

I recently spotted one of the GrabJeeps roam around EDSA near SM North EDSA. They revolutionize the philippines number transportation vehicle equipped with WiFi, television and air conditioning system that every commuter satisfy.

GrabJeeps roam around EDSA daily with 11 stops:

  • Magallanes
  • Ayala
  • Buendia
  • Guadalupe
  • Boni
  • Shaw
  • Megamall
  • Ortigas
  • Santolan
  • Araneta Cubao
  • SM North EDSA

All the stops are accessible to business districts, MRT stations and malls to make it more convenient for passengers to travel.

Suzuki Celerio Bags Award from CAGI

New Suzuki Celerio

Recently the Suzuki Philippines received yet another feather in its cap as the recently introduced Suzuki Celerio was awarded as the Basic Subcompact Car of the Year at the much-awaited Car Awards Group, Inc (CAGI) Gala Awards Night held at the Fontana Leisure Parks & Casino in Clark Field, Pampanga this November.

Members of the CAGI committee lauded the All New Suzuki Celerio’s A+ compact build — a concept that steps up on the strengths and exceeds the limits of the A segment car by implementing the “small on the outside, big on the inside” idea. It sports the same dynamic and easy-to-maneuver design, which Suzuki compact cars are known for, while offering spacious room for passengers and relatively huge luggage capacity.

SPH General Manager for Automobile Shuzo Hoshikura proudly shared, “As a pioneer manufacturer of compact vehicles, we are truly grateful for this acknowledgement, which recognizes our continuous pursuit to come up with top quality vehicles that would fit the growing needs of the automotive market. We are dedicating this award, and other recognitions we received this year, to our valued customers who have been our inspiration in developing and manufacturing premium and reliable cars.”

Apart from this, the All New Celerio also bagged the Air Asia Philippines Consumer Award.

The Car Awards Group, Inc (CAGI) has been established since 2004 and is composed of motoring editors from some of the most respected publications in the Philippines. The group recognizes winners of the year through independent, and comprehensive testing with qualitative and quantitative criteria. Entry vehicles are being reviewed based on all aspects of the vehicle, from safety features, competitive price and so much more.
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HONDA launches the All NEW HONDA RS150

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Honda the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer today, is now introducing another exciting motorcycle one after the other in the Philippine market. From the most technologically advance Scooters with Smart Engines to the most powerful Sports Engine in its class. After several months of speculation, Honda has finally presented the All New Honda RS150. This Honda newest Sports Bike is equipped with a New Generation 150cc Liquid-cooled DOHC 6-speed engine, born out of Honda Racing DNA with class leading advance technology.

In its official public launch in this year’s Inside Racing Grand Prix (IRGP) event held at Carmona Racing Circuit, Mr. Daiki Mihara, Honda Philippines, Inc. President and Mr. Noriaki Abe of Asian Honda, Chief Operating Officer of Asia & Oceana Region of Honda Motor Japan, announces Honda’s commitment in delivering the most exciting Honda product for the New Generation. This time, not only that Honda has introduced in the Philippines Honda Smart Engines for Scooter or Automatic models but now our New Generation of Filipino Sports Motorcycle Enthusiast can enjoy the All New Honda RS150 with Powerful Sports Engine. This is just the beginning of another Gen-S story to come hinted by the two top Honda executives.

The All New RS150 is an answer to young generation customers who are looking for freedom of high performance on sporty and sharply designed bike with class leading technology, specifications, and features explained by Mr. Elie Salamangkit Jr., Honda Product Planning Manager. To ensure the best handling possible, Honda’s Philosophy in developing sports motorcycle was applied wherein “Rider can control engine power in any circumstances… exactly when needed and as much as needed” or “Control at Riders’ Will”.

Design, Frame and Engine synergy is what made this newest Honda motorcycle special. The bike design reflects aggressive new generation styling with sharp looking body and boasts attractive features from latest Super sports. Giving pride to the rider is its sharp wedge shape and innovative and edgy surface treatment not to mention its class leading features of LED Headlight, Fully Integrated Digital Meter Panel, Rear and Big Diameter Front Disc Brakes, Aluminum Cast Wheel, Clamped handle bar, Tubeless tires, and Rear Monoshock absorber among others.

The frame which holds the motorcycle was designed with high agility and safety in mind. The frame and chassis delivers agile and responsive control, very suitable for city streets made possible by its agile 45 degrees steering handle, compact dimension wheelbase of 1275mm plus the application of new strong twin-tube type sports frame which is designed to be safe at high speed and quick acceleration.

The engine performance has the best acceleration in its class, but still fuel efficient by application of wide variety of friction reduction technologies producing maximum power of 11.8KW (16.0 PS) at 9,000 rpm. The new generation engine especially designed for Southeast Asia including the Philippines has the following characteristics:

1. Flexible output characteristics that enable fun riding in a wide range of riding situations.
2. Improved fuel efficiency performance.
3. Remarkable level of comfort enabling the rider to experience a high-grade feel.
4. Exterior design with functional beauty that evokes the sophisticated mechanism.

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Honda dares customer to test it and discover real power that you can handle.

All new RS150 is environment friendly with its Euro-3 compliant emission and safety is still Honda’s top most priority with the installation of Bank Angle sensor that increases rider’s safety by automatic engine turn-off during accidental crash or fall.

The IRGP crowd was further treated by actual show-off run of All New RS150 in the race track with its three exciting colors:

  • Black
  • Winning Red
  • Space Magenta Metallic as special color which will all be available in Honda Shops nationwide.

To further strengthen commitment for the young generation, Honda has given the public a sneak peak of another Sports model, the All New CB150R which will be launched by next summer of 2016 as the Honda Gen-S story continues…

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