Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The All-New Honda Civic Type R , the Nürburgring Track Record Holder, will soon be available in the Philippines

Civic Type R in Rallye Red
Press Release:

July 10, 2017 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile unit in the Philippines, is proud to announce the availability of the much anticipated All-New Civic Type R. This is the first–ever Civic Type R model to be sold locally. All Honda Car Dealerships will start accepting reservations starting July 11, 2017.

2017 marks the 25th year since the introduction of the very first Honda Type R vehicle globally. For more than two decades, the Type R badge has denoted the highest performance version of its respective model, derived from philosophy of crafting racing-inspired road cars. Honda’s Type R models have always represented the purity of the original concept of minimizing weight while maximizing power, responsiveness, dynamic stability and braking performance, which aims to deliver the most rewarding driving experience, both on the road and on the race track.

Civic Type R in Championship White
Newly engineered from the ground up to deliver the most rewarding driving experience in its segment, the fifth-generation Civic Type R represents the first truly ‘global’ Type R.
Powerful 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo and Remarkable Engine Performance.


Civic Type R plate

The Drivetrain and Performance Features

Powering the All-New Civic Type R is a 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO engine with a maximum power output of 310 PS at 6,500rpm, and peak torque of 400 Nm from 2,500rpm to 4,500rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission that is further enhanced by a rev match control system which enables the car to sustain maximum power during gearshifts. The rev-matching function can be switched on or off in the user settings for the car, regardless of which driving mode is selected.
All of the power is transmitted to its front wheels through an exceptionally responsive helical limited-slip differential (LSD) that gives the All-New Civic Type R’s strong cornering traction.


 Civic Type R is a 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO engine

The All-New Civic Type R also features a bespoke chassis, suspension, and steering setup for a more responsive handling as well as improved high-speed stability. At the front, the All-New Civic Type R sports a lower-arm-type front MacPherson strut suspension that minimizes torque steer and maximizes handling. While at the rear, a multi-link suspension setup helps the All-New Civic Type R improve its stability when braking as well as reducing the vehicle’s body roll movement when cornering.

Front Skirt

The All-New Civic Type R also features a revised four-wheel Adaptive Damper System that delivers superior ride quality and exceptional road performance. The system is incorporated with a three-chamber design upgraded shock-absorber units that gives a wider range of variability on damping force in different driving conditions. And to help the driver manage the All-New Civic Type R’s prodigious power, the front brakes are equipped with ventilated and cross-drilled 350mm disc with 4-piston caliper Brembo brake package.

Brembo Brake Package

Furthermore, the All-New-Civic Type R’s Dual Pinion Variable-ratio Electric Power-Assisted (EPS) Rack and Pinion Steering carries an individually calibrated setting for each of the three selectable driving modes: +R, Sport, and Comfort. These driving modes give the All-New Civic Type R greater usability. Each driving mode sets the adaptive dampers, steering force, gear shift feel, and throttle response of the car differently to give the driver’s demand in a push of a button. The Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system is retuned for +R mode to focus on acceleration and performance, allowing the driver to maximize the car before activation of the VSA.

Three selectable driving modes: +R, Sport, and Comfort

Aerodynamic Exterior

The exterior of the All-New Civic Type R boasts a comprehensive aerodynamic package. The five-door–five-seater hatchback carries an aggressive front grille, a Type R wing type spoiler, and Vortex generators at the trailing edge of the roof line. The front and rear bumpers and side skirts also sport a carbon fiber effect and sporty red accent line, which runs around the entire vehicle.  The muscular and aggressive body, combined with its aerodynamic package, gives the All-New Civic Type R best-in-class balance between lift and drag, contributing to better high speed stability. The sharp and aggressive front grille is an interpretation of Honda’s family ‘face’, incorporating the signature Honda front full LED headlights with auto leveling and auto on/off  that complements each distinctive feature.

Type R wing type spoiler, and Vortex generators at the trailing edge of the roof line

The All-New Civic Type R is also equipped with a new lightweight aluminum hood with hood scoop to provide higher air intake to the turbo. And to keep the All-New Civic Type R’s massive airflow, three fully-functional tailpipes are positioned at the rear lower center of the car. Main tailpipes on either side deliver exhaust from the engine, while a unique, smaller center tailpipe controls the sonic tone of the engine.

 Lightweight aluminum hood with hood scoop

Similar to previous Civic Type R models, it is adorned with Honda’s famous red ‘H’ badge. Filling the enlarged wheel arches are 20-inch Berlina Black alloy wheels with 245/30 R20 tires.



With the combination of the 2.0 VTEC TURBO engine, 6-speed manual transmission with rev match control system, bespoke chassis, adaptive suspension, and an aerodynamic exterior, made the All-New Civic Type R set a new benchmark lap time for the front-wheel drive category at Nürburgring Nordschelife last April 3, 2017 with a record breaking time of 7minutes and 43.8seconds.



Sporty, Sleek, and Sophisticated Interior Space

The interior treatment of the All-New Civic Type R models remains unmistakable, as it can be traced 25 years back to the very first Honda with the iconic red badge. The All-New Civic Type R presents a sophisticated, premium ambiance of the standard vehicle cabin with striking suede-effect red and black fabric trim for its Type R spec bucket seats. The steering wheel boasts red leather inserts and hexagonal stitching, while the dashboard panel’s carbon center inlay is surrounded by red pinstripe trim extending into the side door panels. On top of those upgrades, an exclusive Type R serial number plate (unique to every vehicle) is placed near the gear shift lever and a Titanium Type R spec shift knob.

Type R spec bucket seats

In front of the driver, an instrument display layout provides vivid clarity and highly intuitive user interface. A 7-inch full color Thin Film Transistor (TFT) Type R Spec Instrument Cluster with red illumination includes virtual gauges and  switchable section that can display a variety of different function readouts including Driving mode display (+R, Sport, Comfort), LED gearshift indicator light, Turbo boost pressure gauge, Throttle/brake input display, G-Meter, and  lap time recorder.

 Instrument display

Furthermore, the center console of the All-New Civic Type R features a piano-black finish, following a ‘technology center’ theme. On top of the center console sits a seven-inch touchscreen with advanced display audio and navigation. Control functions for the dual zone automatic air conditioning system and reverse camera display with dynamic guidelines are also integrated on this panel. This panel also offers an enhanced intuitive operation and full smartphone integration with iPhone and iPod connectivity via USB or Bluetooth.

Sporty Interior

Uncompromised Safety

With the uncompromised power and latest technology of the All-New Civic Type R, driver and passenger’s safety remains a top priority as it is equipped with front and side airbags, side curtain airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), and Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD). Other convenience and security features such as Rain sensing front wipers, Walk Away Auto Door Lock, Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock, and Smart Entry System with Push Button Start comes as a standard in the package.

HCPI will be bringing 100 units of the All-New Civic Type R this 2017 at a suggested retail price of Php 2,980,000. It is available in two colors: Championship White and Rallye Red.

As a special treat to the first owners of the All-New Civic Type R in the Philippines, HCPI will be holding an exclusive event once deliveries are completed.

Interested customers may reserve at any of the 36 Honda Car Dealerships nationwide starting July 11, 2017 and deliveries will start in September 2017
.
For more information about the All-New Civic Type R, visit your nearest Honda Cars dealership or log on to www.hondaphil.com.





Monch Henares is a tech and motoring specialist, an inventor, a mechanic, and managed the motorpool for a limousine company in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. He is now based in Manila, Philippines. 
You may e-mail him at monchnrs@gmail.com
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Honda displays an exciting line up at SM Mall of Asia


Press Release:


July 18, 2017 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s Automobile unit in the Philippines, invites customers to visit and see Honda’s exciting line up of vehicles at Honda’s display event at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium starting July 20 to 27, 2017.

The weeklong event showcases the refreshed New Jazz 1.5 RS Navi, New Mobilio RS 1.5 RS Navi, New City 1.5 VX+ Navi, and the Civic RS Turbo where the customers can check the vehicles up close and get special offers upon visiting.

Customers who will visit Honda’s display event or any of the 36 Honda Car dealerships will get an extended opportunity to get their dream Honda vehicle as Honda will provide customers outright cash discounts this month of July.

To make this month a more enjoyable purchase experience, new Honda Vehicles will be offered with low down payment schemes, special limited accessory packages, and bank financing promos. Customers may get the 2018 New City 1.5 E MT with as low as Php 51,000 down payment scheme. Interested BR-V and Civic customers may also avail of the best deals this month, as the All-New BR-V 1.5 S CVT and New Civic 1.8 E CVT will be offered with down payment as low as Php 63,000 and Php 77,000 respectively. CR-V customers will also choose a special limited package between a Modulo Aero Kit and a Modulo Trekker Kit accessory package.

Customers may also avail of the Honda Protect Plus Extended Warranty for an additional 2 years of warranty or 40,000 kilometers whichever comes first, at a very affordable price.


For complete details on “Honda’s Shower of Savings” campaign and other ongoing promotions and activities, visit www.hondaphil.com or any authorized Honda Dealership nationwide. This campaign is covered Per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 10255, Series of 2017









Monch Henares is a tech and motoring specialist, an inventor, a mechanic, and managed the motorpool for a limousine company in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. He is now based in Manila, Philippines. 
You may e-mail him at monchnrs@gmail.com
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OPPO Announces the F3 Sarah Limited Edition Smartphone

Exclusive OPPO F3 in celebration of Sarah’s 3rd year anniversary with OPPO


Press Release:

Manila, Philippines (July 12, 2017) — In celebration of Sarah Geronimo’s third year as an endorser of the Top 2 smartphone brand OPPO, the brand officially announces the Sarah Geronimo Limited Edition F3 smartphone composed of a special packaging box and Sarah’s signature at the back of the phone.

Revolutionizing the #SelfieExpert since the beginning, Sarah’s strong influence as a singer and actor is a testament of OPPO’s presence in the Philippines. The OPPO F3 Sarah Geronimo Limited Edition is a gorgeous black OPPO F3 with the actress’ signature at the back. The packaging is also in a premium box with standard charger, headphones, soft cover and pre-installed screen protector. 

OPPO F3 Sarah Geronimo Limited Edition Package


The OPPO F3 is a dual-selfie camera smartphone that can let customers experience wider selfies and include more people on a groufie. Additionally, it has 4GB of RAM for multi-tasking and generous 64GB of storage for apps, photos, and videos; all in a sleek metal body and 5.5” Full HD screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. 

In addition, the phone’s announcement is timely with Sarah’s upcoming movie Finally Found Someone. To celebrate, fans may get a chance to win tickets to watch the movie through OPPO’s Facebook fan page. More details will be announced soon at facebook.com/OPPOPH 

"The OPPO F3 Sarah Geronimo Limited Edition is a result of our successful collaboration with Sarah Geronimo. This paved the way to our strong No.2 position in the market today and this smartphone is our gesture to support her efforts and provide a rare opportunity for a celebrity to be an icon on a smartphone.” said Stephen Cheng, OPPO Philippines Brand Marketing Manager.

Pre-order for the F3 Sarah Geronimo Limited Edition will start on July 14 to July 24, 2017 exclusively on Lazada via bit.ly/OPPOSarahG for Php15,990.  First 25 to order the smartphone will get two (2) tickets to the premier screening of Sarah’s latest movie Finally Found Someone in Metro Manila. 

For more details about the OPPO F3, please visit https://www.facebook.com/OPPOPH/ or log on to http://www.oppo.com/ph/index.html.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

FREE Disney・Pixar’s Cars 3 movie tickets for new Globe At Home customers



Press Release:


Disney・Pixar’s Cars 3 is one of the most anticipated animated films of the year, and is the latest installment following the adventures of champion race car Lightning McQueen. Customers who avail of Globe at Home's new GoBIG and GoFAST plans from Plan 1299 and up can get to see the film with two free tickets!

“Globe has always supported every family’s digital lifestyle by letting them be the first to experience top entertainment content right at home. This time, Globe At Home gives families more reason to spend time together with a special movie treat as Disney・Pixar premieres the new Cars 3 movie. This way, customers can continue enjoying the latest in entertainment,” says Globe Senior Vice President for Consumer Broadband Business, Martha Sazon.

From July 7 to August 15, 2017, customers who successfully have their broadband plan installed will receive an email from globeathome@globe.com.ph which will contain a GMovies code equivalent to two movie passes. Customers can begin booking their tickets on GMovies starting July 26, the premiere date of Disney・Pixar’s Cars 3.

The film is the latest in a successful Disney franchise, with the first two films loved for its dazzling animation. Early reviews praised Disney・Pixar’s Cars 3 for its poignant story and graphics.

Disney・Pixar’s Cars 3 sees McQueen past his prime, a little slower and unable to keep up with younger racers. However, he is committed to proving that he is still the best race car in the world by making a do-or-die deal: he either wins the first race of the season or sell out to endorsements.

New Globe at Home customers can watch the movie in over 100 cinemas nationwide, from Ayala Malls Cinemas to SM Cinemas, Robinsons Movieworld, Theater Mall and Promenade Greenhills, and Power Plant Cinemas.

The newest Globe At Home GoBIG plans let every home enjoy fast speeds starting at Plan 1299 which comes with 300GB of data per month with speeds of up 5Mbps. Those who want to stream and surf more can avail of Plan 1599, which has a data allowance of 400GB and speeds of up to 10Mbps, or Plan 1899, which has 500GB of data and speeds of up to 50Mbps.

Under the new GoBIG plans, customers also get six months of free access to Disney Channel apps, including Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD. They may also enjoy six months of free Netflix for award-winning original content and two months of free HOOQ for local and regional films and TV shows. All plans come with an additional 100GB of data to access more videos on YouTube.

GMovies is available for free download on the App Store and Google Playstore.

Check the latest GoBIG broadband plans and the availability of Globe At Home in your area through https://shop.globe.com.ph/broadband. For more information on the Disney・Pixar’s Cars 3 promo, visit www.globe.com.ph/cars3 or drop by pop-up booths in the following locations: SM AURA - JULY 12-18, SM MEGAMALL - JULY 13-19, UP Town Center - JULY 14-16, SM NORTH EDSA - JULY 17-26, SM MOA (S MAISON) JULY 28- AUG 8, SM SOUTH MALL - AUGUST 10-20, SM CITY FAIRVIEW - AUGUST 22- SEPTEMBER 3




Source: Globe Telecom Corporate Communication

Honda introduces the New Jazz with a sporty RS Navi Variant

The New Jazz

Press Release:


July 17, 2017 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile unit in the Philippines, is pleased to introduce the New Jazz. Enhanced with additional features and sporty updates, the New Jazz aims to give customers the traditional fun driving experience as well as utmost utility and convenience expected from a Honda. Further, the New Jazz will now have a 1.5 RS Navi variant that will gratify customers looking for a more sporty hatchback.

The New Jazz gets a refreshed look that boasts a modern and sporty appeal with its newly-designed Front Grille, Front and Rear Bumper, new LED DRL, and new alloy wheel designs on the 1.5 V CVT and  1.5 VX Navi CVT variants. All of which give the New Jazz a more distinctive road presence wherever you may go. For added convenience, the New Jazz is also now equipped with Power Folding Side Mirrors.

Power Folding Side Mirrors
The sporty exterior of the New Jazz is complemented by a spacious and flexible cabin fit for every lifestyle, with ULTR (Utility, Long, Tall, Refresh) seats which allow four different adjustment modes for more flexible rear storage. To further enhance passengers’ convenience, a new 7-inch Touch Screen Audio System now comes standard in the 1.5 V CVT, 1.5 VX Navi CVT and 1.5 RS Navi CVT variants with USB input and Bluetooth Hands-free Connectivity for audio streaming and phone functionality. Additional features such as a Navigation System, Multi-View Reverse Camera with Guidelines, Voice Command, Miracast and Cube User Interface (UI) and HDMI Connectivity will be available for the 1.5 VX Navi CVT and 1.5 RS Navi CVT variants. The 1.5 RS Navi variant also comes with Two Front Tweeters for an improved audio experience.

7-inch Touch Screen Audio System / Navigation System
Sporty Interior


Other features such as, Touch Panel Automatic Air-Conditioning, Smart Entry with Push Start System, Paddle Shifters and additionally Cruise Control and Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock will be available with the 1.5 VX Navi CVT and 1.5 RS Navi CVT variants while Steering Wheel Audio Controls will be available for all CVT variants.

Push Start System
The New Jazz is powered by a 1.5Liter SOHC i-VTEC engine that produces a maximum power of 120 ps at 6,600 rpm and 14.8 kg-m of torque at 4,800 rpm. The engine is mated to either a 5-speed Manual Transmission (1.5 V MT) or Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) developed based on Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology. Both of which provide responsive performance, acceleration and improved fuel efficiency. All CVT variants also feature Honda’s Eco Assist System which consists of the ECON button and eco-coaching ambient meter to promote smart and fuel efficient driving habit.

For this generation’s model, the already sporty Jazz will have further enhanced version. The New Jazz RS Navi variant comes with an exclusive sporty exterior design, which features new LED headlights with Daytime Running Lights (DRL), RS-design Tailgate Spoiler, RS-design Front Bumper with Fog Lights, RS-design Rear Bumper, new Front Grille with RS emblem, Side Sill Garnish, 16-inch Gloss Black Aluminium Alloy Wheels and Gloss Black Side Mirrors that give it a more dynamic and aggressive exterior look.
The interior of the New Jazz 1.5 RS Navi variant features a new Seat Fabric Design, 3-Spoke Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob - all of which are finished in Orange Stitching, giving it a sportier feel. To complement the overall sporty package of the New Jazz 1.5 RS Navi, the new Phoenix Orange Pearl color will be exclusively available for this variant.

Sporty Orange Stitching on Shift Knob, Steering Wheel , and Seats.
Honda’s commitment to ensure the highest level of customer confidence is maintained with the New Jazz as it offers a full range of safety features. All variants are equipped with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Driver and Front Passenger SRS Airbags. The 1.5 VX Navi CVT and 1.5 RS Navi CVT variants are also equipped with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Hill Start Assist (HSA) for added safety while the 1.5 RS Navi CVT variant will get additional Side Airbags and Side Curtain Airbags. With these superior safety features, customers can drive with ease and ride with better peace of mind.

Side Airbags and Side Curtain Airbags
The New Jazz is packed with features that customers will be delighted to drive to any adventure. It is now available in all Honda dealerships with the following suggested retail prices:

·        1.5 RS Navi CVT  – Php 1,029,000

·        1.5 VX Navi CVT – Php 949,000

·        1.5 V CVT – Php 849,000

·        1.5 V MT – Php 799,000

Customers can choose among a variety of colors:

·        Phoenix Orange Pearl (New color; exclusive for 1.5 RS Navi variant)
·        Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic (New color; available in 1.5 RS Navi and 1.5 VX Navi CVT  
      variants)
·        Attract Yellow Pearl (Available in 1.5 RS Navi and 1.5 VX Navi CVT variants)
·        Modern Steel Metallic (Available in 1.5 RS Navi and 1.5 VX Navi CVT variants)
·        Rallye Red (Available in all variants)
·        Taffeta White (Available in all variants)
·        Lunar Silver Metallic (Available in V variants)

For more information on the New Jazz, visit your nearest Honda Car dealership or log on to www.hondaphil.com.





Monch Henares is a tech and motoring specialist, an inventor, a mechanic, and managed the motorpool for a limousine company in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is now based in Manila, Philippines. 
You may e-mail him at  monchnrs@gmail.com
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Monday, July 17, 2017

Honda Cars PH rolls out redesigned Mobilio

New Mobilio

Press Release:


July 17, 2017 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile unit in the Philippines, introduces the highly anticipated refreshed New Mobilio. The 7-seater Multi-purpose Utility Vehicle (MUV) now comes with a bolder and sportier exterior, enhanced interior, and upgraded comfort and safety features that satisfy the Filipino families’ needs and expectations in an all-around vehicle.
The New Mobilio sports a bolder exterior with its redesigned front fascia characterized by a new front grille and headlights with LED Guide Type Position Lights that truly highlight Honda’s unique identity. The 1.5 V CVT and 1.5 E MT variants boast a new Chrome Front Grille complemented by newly-designed 15-inch Aluminum Alloy Wheels (for the 1.5 V CVT variant) for a tougher and stronger stance. The top-of-the-line New Mobilio 1.5 RS Navi variant is made even sportier with its new RS design Gloss Black Front Grille, and newly-designed 15-inch RS design Aluminum Alloy Wheels.
LED Guide Type Position Lights

15-inch Aluminum Alloy Wheels

Inside, customers are welcomed with a new sophisticated dashboard packed with smart and functional controls. A Blue Illuminated Instrument Cluster is now incorporated in the New Mobilio 1.5 V CVT and 1.5 E MT variants. A new 7-inch Touchscreen Audio System with Bluetooth Hands-free Telephone and Audio Streaming, USB Connectivity is also integrated in the 1.5 V CVT variant, together with exclusive black fabric seats and silver trim on its front AC vent panel for a more premium touch.

On the other hand, the New Mobilio 1.5 RS Navi variant further expresses its sporty character in its interior, as it is now designed with black fabric seats with orange stitching, and dark metal finish on the door panel armrest and front AC vent panel. This variant is also equipped with more premium upgrades, including a new RS design Instrument Cluster with orange illumination, and a 7-inch Touchscreen Audio System with Navigation that includes Bluetooth Hands-free Telephone and Audio Streaming, USB Connectivity, and an Integrated Rear View Camera with Guidelines. For a more advanced customer experience, the New Mobilio 1.5 RS Navi variant is also now integrated with a Smart Entry with Push Start System.
7-inch Touchscreen Audio System with Navigation

Integrated Rear View Camera with Guidelines

Push Start System


Furthermore, the New Mobilio retains a spacious cabin designed to comfortably accommodate a family of seven. The second row has 60:40 split folding seats that Slide, Recline, and features a One Touch Fold-to-Tumble function to create generous legroom and knee clearance as well as easy ingress and egress from the third row. Meanwhile, the third row has 50:50 Split folding seats that recline and has a Fold-to-Tumble back seats flexibility in accommodating different hauling needs.

The New Mobilio is powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine that produces 120PS at 6,600rpm and 145Nm of torque at 4,600rpm. The engine is mated to either a 5-speed Manual Transmission (for the E variant) or a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) developed under Earth Dreams Technology that delivers a dynamic and fuel efficient driving performance. Also new to the New Mobilio 1.5 RS Navi variant are
Paddle Shifters that provide an even sportier driving experience.
Paddle Shifters

Along with these advanced and functional upgrades, the New Mobilio is equipped with new safety features to ensure utmost safety of all its seven passengers. All variants are equipped with Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock, Dual Front SRS airbags, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), G-CON Body structure, and Child Seat Anchor (ISOFIX). For added safety, the 1.5 RS Navi will also be equipped with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), and Hill Start Assist (HSA) unique in the MUV segment.
Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

Dual Front SRS airbags

Vehicle Stability Assist

The New Mobilio is now available in all Honda Car dealerships nationwide with the following color options and suggested retail prices:

Color Options:

·        Phoenix Orange Pearl (New Color –  exclusive to 1.5 RS Navi variant only)

·        Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic (1.5 RS Navi and 1.5 V CVT variants only)

·        White Orchid Pearl* (exclusive to 1.5 RS Navi variant only)

·        Crystal Black Pearl

·        Lunar Silver Metallic

·        Taffeta White (1.5 V CVT and 1.5 E MT variants only)

*Additional Php 20,000

Suggested Retail Prices:

·        1.5 RS Navi –  Php 1,029,000
·        1.5 V CVT – Php 909,000
·        1.5 E MT – Php 829,000

For more information on the New Mobilio, visit your nearest Honda Car dealership or log on to www.hondaphil.com.



Monch Henares is a tech and motoring specialist, and managed the motorpool for a limousine company in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is now based in Manila, Philippines. 
You may e-mail him at  monchnrs@gmail.com
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Globe Changes Philippine Entertainment Landscape with an Extensive Lineup of Productions

Globe Telecom's Albert De Larrazabal, Joe Caliro, and Popo Yambao announces the future of total entertainment during the media conference of The Rush at the Globe Auditorium in Bonifacio Global City on July 11, 2017.

In its commitment to elevating its customers’ entertainment experience, leading mobile brand Globe Telecom officially announces its move to change the entertainment landscape through the launch of its extensive lineup of productions that customers can participate in, enjoy, immerse, and express themselves in.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Globe At Home Announces GoBIG Plans, Revolutionizing Online Family Entertainment

Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO reveals the future of home connectivity as one digital nation. Photo: Monch Henares.

Globe Communications gave families a weekend of fun activities and free movies at #StreamFest Globe At Home when it launched its new GoBIG plans that came with free additional 100GB access to YouTube in front of a large audience at Bonifacio High Street on July 7, following Globe at Home’s #StreamFest kick off in Cebu last July 1 and 2.

OPPO Webs a Spiderman Homecoming Movie Contest


OPPO Philippines, one of the leading smartphone brands in the country, invited press partners and media bloggers to watch the premiere of Spiderman Homecoming last July 6 and 7, at the Bonifacio High Street Cinema in Bonifacio Global City. Growing up with your friendly neighbor Spiderman, my team from the Philippine Bloggers Network (PBNet) and I, were more than enthusiastic to come over and watch this latest Marvel film. Together with my partner/writer, Monch "TechMonchster" Henares, off we went to see this latest Spiderman movie. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Jeremy Passion Lives Up to His Name In Manila Performance

Jeremy Passion on stage at Teatrino, Greenhills.

As I am part of the chunk in what we now call the Generation X (born in the mid 60’s to early 70’s), I was bracing myself for a generation gap scenario when I was invited to watch Jeremy Passion Live in Manila.  My first reaction was… uuhmm.. Jeremy who? Then I made my own research of this YouTube sensation to quench my curiosity.  I felt better after watching his videos… I decided it was not much of a generation gap after all, as I am actually a fan of Ne-Yo, plus Jeremy’s soulful renditions of R & B covers melted my Gen X heart. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Globe Provides Free Mobile Services in Marawi City

Ceremonial connecting of Globe network to soldiers and citizens of Marawi City held on June 22, 2017 at Camp Aguinaldo are from left, Maj. Gen Jose Tanjuan, Jr, AFP Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications, Electronics, and Information System, Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO, and Rodolfo Salalima, DICT Secretary



The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), and Globe Telecom have come to an agreement to extend the provision of 15 days free text to all networks and calls to Globe and TM to its customers in Marawi City until July 20. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Stella Artois Announces Three Winners of the 2017 Draught Masters Philippines Competition

Announcing the three winners of the Stella Artois Draught Masters Philippines 2017, recently held at the Fairmont Hotel in Makati.  They will compete at the Asian Draught Masters in Bangkok, Thailand. From Left to Right: Mr. Joris Janssen - Marketing Director of AB Inbev Asia, Jason Laurio of Pablo's Bistro, Shiela Roa Poderanan of Draft Gastropub Ortigas, Michael Angelo Mallari of Draft Gastropub Greenbelt and Mr. Raj Sadhwani - CEO/President of Booze Online Inc.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Travel Guide Made Easy with Smart-Powered KulTOURa Mobile App


Gone are the days when one had to bring bulky, hard-to-fold-back-again maps and heavy travel guide books each time we go around Philippine tourist spots. The good news is that a new mobile app replaces these maps, complete with historical information in a do-it-yourself style of tour guiding, right at your finger tips.