TITO F. HERMOSO

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TITO F. HERMOSO Continued from last week The Ford Mustang is as recognizable as a Volkswagen Beetle or Toyota Corolla to anyone else in the English-speaking world. It checked the right boxes in 1964 – short deck, long hood, bucket seats, three on the floor, “sporty” styling details inside out…

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TITO F. HERMOSO First of two parts Pining for your dream sports car/super car/GT with the Train law having cut a few thousands off the purchase price? Like all of the desirous luxuries of this earth, there’s a sports car for every cash-on-hand budget burning a hole in your pocket…

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TITO F. HERMOSO With any luck there is a slim chance that Public Works Secretary Mark Villar’s dream of opening a portion of Skyway Stage 3 Section 1 (Buendia to Quirino Ave./Plaza Dilao) in time for the 2018-2019 school year will happen. But before one starts whooping for joy, all…

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TITO F. HERMOSO Tired of the usual pickup-based SUV? Try this. For a little bit more post TRAIN, you get more agility without sacrificing your ambitions for more space. Every car company wants to have absolute market coverage, i.e. a model for every niche, sub-niche, pseudo-niche and in-between niches. In…

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TITO F. HERMOSO (Second of two parts) Driving impressions with the 308 GT Line around the city show steering, brake and gas pedal reflexes up to the task of cut-and-thrust EDSA driving, which after all isn’t any different from dicing with the Algerians or Senegalese on the pheripherique in Paris.…

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TITO F. HERMOSO First of two parts Disclosure: I – or my wife to be precise – am a happy owner of a 2004 Peugeot 307 hatchback and by inference familiar and heavily influenced by Peugeot values. Our well-maintained 308 GT Line 1.6 HDi hatchback press demo unit was supplied…

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TITO F. HERMOSO First of two parts Disclosure: I – or my wife to be precise – am a happy owner of a 2004 Peugeot 307 hatchback and by inference familiar and heavily influenced by Peugeot values. Our well-maintained 308 GT Line 1.6 HDi hatchback press demo unit was supplied…

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TITO F. HERMOSO (Second of two parts) Why is running a railway a losing proposition? For one, railways, except those very dense networks that the Dutch colonizers built for the Indonesian island of Java or that which the British Raj built for the Indian sub-continent, can only serve customers as…

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TITO F. HERMOSO (First of two parts) With traffic congestion now part and parcel of daily life, pundits and experts alike ponder what the situation would have been if the Philippines had persisted in building railways and tramways as programmed by the colonial government in the beginning of the 20th…

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TITO F. HERMOSO (Part two) With roots in Mindoro and Malate, Jun would let me, the Bulakeño, drive. We would flit through MacArthur highway, which would have the occasional slow-mo overloaded truck convoy and 24-hour jeepney cruisers or meander through Camino Real’s narrow roads of the old Spanish-era network of…

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