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Hot lapping the new Ford Focus with EcoBoost engine


 Hot lapping is a motorsport where vehicles are driven around a race track without actually competing for any position or any other recording of performance. Multiple vehicles are inside the track. No passing is allowed and that’s what we just did when we drive the Refined and Smarter new Ford Focus with EcoBoost engine to test its performance and discover the Advanced Driver Assist Technologies – Enhanced Active Park Assist and Active City Stop. The new Focus is easy and fun to drive. The design is very much sleek looking while the interior has an impressive room for comfortable driving and […]


Use GrabCar promo code and get a chance to meet Solenn Huessaff


 GrabTaxi has uploaded a new video with sexy actress Solenn Huessaff and by the looks of it, she is the newest endorser of the mobile app-based car and taxi booking service in the Philippines. The video uploaded on YouTube shows behind-the-scenes pictorial with the actress using GrabCar Premium service. At the end of the video there’s an invitation to meet Solenn by using the promo code SOLENNFORGC. Solenn is currently starring on the indie film FLOTSAM which will open in theaters on November 4. So what are you waiting for? Book a GrabCar Sedan or GrabCar+ now, use SOLENNFORGC promo […]


Can U-Hop catch up with GrabCar and Uber?


 Just recently, a new app-based for mass transport service have started to make their presence known in the metro announcing the service that will equal or surpass the current on-demand app car services of GrabCar and Uber that are already popular to passengers who can’t get enough of the public rides in Metro Manila. Unlike GrabCar and Uber, U-Hop focuses on multi-passenger service ride from different pick-up points (passengers are booked by group from a service area) to one specific destination. At first glance, it’s kinda blur how the service works. Arlene Cabangon, VP for Technology, U-Hop, explains to Kara David […]


Now is the best time to buy a MINI and GET a UK trip


 This is not a MINI raffle! Because it’s a BIG one! British United Automobiles, Inc., official MINI importer and distributor in the Philippines, unveils a generous one-of-a-kind offer that gifts every buyer of a MINI three-door hatch, five-door hatch, or MINI Countryman with a round-trip ticket to where MINI vehicles are born — the legendary Oxford Plant in England. With a purchase of a MINI 3 Door or 5 Door hatch, or a Countryman from July 2 to October 15 this year, MINI Philippines will be flying each buyer of the aforementioned vehicles into the UK for a much-coveted tour […]


BREAKING! More than 1,000 GrabCar Peers accredited by LTFRB today; Use promo code SALUTE until Aug. 31


 More than 1,000 GrabCar Peers got their LTFRB accreditation today, Aug. 20, 2015. Use SALUTE promo code valid until Aug. 31 to get P50 off when you book GrabCar or GrabCar+ Premium.     Viewed 40317 times by 4431 viewers ADMINJuan Manila Express is a magazine-themed blog of different niche from daily grind to headline news, to entertainment updates and social media related topics. Email us at [email protected] for your suggestions and comments. Thank you for visiting!More Posts


First App-based interactive motoring magazine, Throttle Philippines is now ready for download on Android and iOS


 Throttle Philippines, takes pride as the first App-based interactive motoring magazine in the Philippines. Throttle Philippines recently kicked off in a testosterone packed party that saw the gathering of elite hardcore motorcycling clubs and muscle motorcycle displays. Proudly developed by an all-Filipino team, Throttle Philippines was built to give Filipinos everywhere a fast and easy access to the latest news and updates in the motoring industry. “The motorcycle industry is growing very fast in the Philippines. We believe it will continue to grow and that saturation is still very far from happening,” says Nelby Oquendo, Marketing Manager for Throttle Philippines. […]


Globe SlipStream 2.0 Lotus WSR Exhibition with Marlon Stockinger


 Today, June 27, marked up another Globe SlipStream Lotus WRS Exhibition with Filipino-Swiss​ Jr. F1​ racing driver Marlon Stockinger at the grounds of Bonifacio Global City. This event highlighted with the hashtag #BilisNgPinoy. Globe SlipStream 2.0 kicked-off with a Meet & Greet and Pit Walk with the Anima Christi Kids followed by welcome remarks by Marlon Stockinger at the Mind Museum grounds. By 12 noon, roads were closed to vehicles to prepare for the Lotus WSR Exhibit. Globe representatives made a welcome remarks followed by an opening AVP.  Lotur WSR 1st Run started at around 1:40 PM; 2nd Run at  3:10 […]

Marlon Stockinger competes in Austria prior to Slipstream 2.0.

Watch out ladies, Marlon Stockinger will be back for Globe Slipstream 2.0, but before that…


 Filipino-Swiss​ Jr. F1​ racing driver Marlon Stockinger will have to compete first for the 2015 Status Grand Prix (GP2) season in Austria where 26 drivers will be competing and represent 13 teams that will race over 10 rounds are participating in the said event. Entering the Austria event, GP2 has already completed three rounds, which started last April in Bahrain. Stockinger, 24, is joined by New Zealand’s 23-year-old driver Richie Stanaway for Status Grand Prix this year.   “It’s very challenging because the car he now uses​ is heavier, and​ this series​ ​is ​different from ​where he used to race. But overall as […]

Honda Philippines "Let Your Beat Out" Facebook promo announcement (James T. Austria)

Honda seeks aspirational video submissions with their “Let Your Beat Out” promo on Facebook


 Honda Philippines announces their newest Facebook promo called “Let Your Beat Out” where they will search for aspirational videos from participants sharing their life goals particularly in the field of Street and Extreme Sports, and even in music. Honda will choose from individuals who will share their life aspirations in a video to be uploaded and submitted to Honda Philippines’ Facebook page. Every participant must do the following: (1) state his/her name, (2) share his/her life goal or aspiration, and (3) showcase ‘how they do their beat.’ In addition, the best video will be chosen by scores based on the […]


Caltex’s trusted brand Havoline launched the ‘Ultimate Engine Protection’ for engine and environment


 For over a hundred years, Caltex’s trusted brand Havoline delivered quality, high performance lubricants to consumers worldwide. On the product brands re-launch at Dusit Thani in Makati City on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, they included three all new products in the market: Havoline ProDS Fully Synthetic ECO 5 SAE 5W-30, Havoline Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30, and Havoline Super 4T Synthetic Blend SAE 10W-40. These three fresh released brands are now available in selected Caltex stations, auto supply stores and car workshops. “Protect What Matters” will be the company’s latest brand campaign together with the 4 Pillars of Protection namely; Protect […]


Avail of 10% retail discount on parts and labor on Ford’s “Ready For The Long Drive” campaign


 Summer has began. And it’s time for some car checking and maintenance especially for those who are gearing up for a long road trip in the coming days. Traffic could get worse as motorists trek major highways going to the province this coming Lenten season. To help its customers get ready for long road trips during the coming Lenten season and summer months, Ford Philippines and its nationwide network of dealerships has launched its new service campaign, “Ready For The Long Drive”. To qualify, just bring your vehicle to any of Ford’s 36 dealerships nationwide and avail of a 10% retail […]


Honda Click 125i is the next generation scooter of the future


   The stage was prepared like it was a scene from a sci-fi movie complete with smoke machine, scooter lovers will love this new bike. Like it came from a futuristic time zone, sporty, and intelligent, that is the new Honda Click 125i, a scooter revolution continuous from the unique concept of Honda Zoomer-X. Honda Click 125i is dubbed as the ‘scooter of the future’. Futuristic design “The Click 125i is our answer to customers who are looking for environmental friendly super sports scooter with superior specification, unbeatable features, and ‘futuristic’ design. Fortunately for Philippine scooter market, we are not going to […]


Luxury car booking service GrabCar+ creates more job and business opportunities too


 Manuel Buenaventura is just an ordinary guy. He is a father to two kids, basically keeping up with his day job top provide food and shelter for his family. He has this new-found job that gives a wonderful payoffs for people who are masipag (diligent) and matiyaga (persevering), just like Manuel. Manuel, 44, reveals to us that he earns up to Php 20,000 every month, when we took the passenger seat of a Hummer H3 which he is driving for GrabCar+, an off-shoot of GrabCar car-booking app from GrabTaxi, the first taxi-booking app in the Philippines launched in June 2013 headed […]


Swedish truck Scania rolls out Manila showroom


 The recent opening of Scania‘s showroom, one of the biggest in the Philippines, signifies the commitment to the local market of one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial, marine and power engines. Through the country’s showroom, Scania ensures they are able to deliver the kind of service excellence they are known for worldwide. The showroom is located at 1132 EDSA Balintawak, Quezon City taking up an area of more than 1,000 square meters. Amenities include a Display Area for eight trucks, Service Area with three bays, Driver’s Lounge, Tools Room, Service Reception Area, Assembly […]

KODO - Soul of Motion design inspired by the feline Cheetah, lean and athletic.

Mazda and Fujifilm Philippines partnership brings KODO Drive automotive photography in Green Canyon Resort


 Interactive Workshop on Automotive Photography: The Mazda KODO Drive Last January 22-23, media men from different platforms joined and team-up for a 2-Day Interactive Workshop on Automotive Photography: The Mazda KODO Drive, featuring the Mazda 6, the all-new Mazda 3 SKYACTIV, and the CX-5 to Green Canyon in Clark, Pampanga with actual classroom session and photo sessions presented by Michael ‘Mikko’ Angelo David of Top Gear Philippines. Exciting prizes were given away to the Top 3 winners from 3 Categories: Basic Pose, Details, and KODO in Motion; and also for the over-all team winner. All prizes were sponsored by Fujifilm Philippines. The event started with […]


HANOI: How Awesomely Nice Our Itinerary!


 Last November 8-12, Cebu Pacific flew to Hanoi with famous travel bloggers from the Philippines. We were part of that group. And to borrow a line from Michelle Eve De Guzman of Cebu Pacific, “How Awesomely Nice Our Itinerary!” Introduction to Hanoi Duc who was our Tour Guide who welcomed us at Noi Bai International Airport and is from Hanoi Red Tours,  told us that 7.5 million visited Vietnam last year, 2013. That is close to the number of population in Vietnam which is around 7 million people, according to him. By the way, the month of November signals the start […]


Traveling is more fun via CAVITEX


 Traveling to Cavite is more fun via CAVITEX (Manila-Cavite Expressway). It will only take 15-20 minutes travel time from Metro Manila to reach Cavite. Sounds great, right? CAVITEX was developed in 2011 and is a 14km stretch all the way to and from Roxas Boulevard in Parañaque and Tirona Highway in Kawit, Cavite. The construction of CAVITEX paved the way for the economic boom of businesses such as real estate and land development companies like Profriends which developed the Lancaster New City in Cavite City. Viewed 29881 times by 4995 viewers ADMINJuan Manila Express is a magazine-themed blog of different […]


Gas up for roadtrip in Tagaytay at Caltex SLEX


 Since Monday was declared a regular holiday to observe Eid al-Adha, also known as ‘Feast of Sacrifice’, Philippine Bloggers Network members decided to go up South in Tagaytay for a roadtrip. Members Wazzup.PH, Philippine Travel Blog, Juan Manila Express, and Azrael’s Merryland joined and scouted food and travel hangouts in the city of Cavite where 250,000 people visits on weekly basis. Our first stop coming from Manila was to gas up at Caltex in SLEX using our Happyplus card with Php 1,000 unleaded gasoline to Hyundai i10. Check out our roadtrip adventure on our next blog post. *ALL PHOTOS TAKEN […]

THE NEW MINI. The new MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S has been launched and are now available in the Philippines.

The new MINI Cooper, the new original, and new generation unveiled in the Philippines


 MINI Asia and British United Automobiles, Inc. recently launched the new-generation MINI, and we are proud to tell you that we were the first few who actually tested the feel and comfort of the new generation MINI. Autohub Group President Willy Tee Ten invited Philippine Bloggers Newtork (PBNet) to one of their exclusive dinner at Bonifacio High Street before gathering us to the MINI Cooper Showroom at MINI Global City in Taguig. Many first things happened that night and two of the most unforgettable would be riding the all-new MINI Cooper Countryman and visiting the MINI Cooper Showroom, which we normally just […]

MINI IS NOT A MINI. Why everybody loves a MINI Cooper.

8 List why a MINI Cooper is popular in the streets


 Not a single human soul that we have known would never have been dreaming of having and owing such a prestige English car like the MINI Cooper. The MINI is a compact car, an economy car, that is, built by British Motor Corporation (BMC) way back in 1959 with the classic two-door Morris Mini-Minor and the Austin Seven as its popular models. In 2000, was acquired by BMW and became its owner of the small cars. So why does everybody loves a MINI Cooper? Here are 8 list of why MINI Cooper is popular in the streets. 1. Compact. You would have no […]

NEW AGE OF DISCOVERY. The launch of Land Rover's Discovery SUV will become part of team Virgin Galactic's daily life. (Photo: Land Rover)

Launch of Land Rover’s Discovery SUV marks partnership with team Virgin Galactic’s daily life


 In New York, Land Rover, the British brand synonymous with adventure, showed off the concept for the latest version of its Discovery SUV on the deck of a retired American aircraft carrier Monday night. It also revealed a long-term global partnership with Richard Branson’s pioneering commercial spaceline, Virgin Galactic. The partnership will see Land Rover vehicles become part of daily life for the Virgin Galactic team and for all ‘Future Astronauts’, the space experience will now begin with Land Rover as they arrive in New Mexico for training, and continue to the moment they drive from the space terminal building to […]