Infrastructure for taxes
Feb02

Infrastructure for taxes

If my memory serves me right, basic macroeconomics tells us that raising taxes is quite okay as long as they’re used for proper government spending like infrastructure. A lot of car enthusiasts have been irked by the proposed excise tax hike on private car purchases. The budget secretary claims that all these new taxes will be used to fuel the infrastructure projects. The administration plans to spend PhP 8.2 trillion pesos over...

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Added excise tax on cars by 2018 planned
Feb01

Added excise tax on cars by 2018 planned

The government is planning to raise the excise tax on automobiles as part of administration’s socio-economic agenda. But what does this exactly mean for those who aren’t really into politics, economics, and finance. Basically, all cars being sold to private individuals in the Philippine already includes an excise tax. The government’s proposal is to raise the excise tax using new rates. In the current scheme, there...

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Licensed drivers to retake exams in 2018?
Nov30

Licensed drivers to retake exams in 2018?

So this bit of news has gone round a couple of weeks ago – all licensed drivers are to retake examinations in 2018. But we have yet to hear any information campaign so we held back posting about it. The idea is being pitched to become a billing congress and the DOTC is supporting the idea. But if this ever pushes through, it would be quite interesting. Driver’s education needed We agree that a great deal of the traffic...

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Toyota C-HR goes to production
Nov30

Toyota C-HR goes to production

We were quite excited when Toyota announced that they will be making the C-HR – their own compact crossover to slug it out in an increasingly competitive segment. Quite frankly, I have my own eyes set on the CUV market due to its appeal for Philippine roads. Finally, after several months of seeing the prototype and the teasers, the C-HR is finally going into production. Now, those expecting the car to be a rival to the likes of...

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2018 Audi RS3 unveiled
Oct04

2018 Audi RS3 unveiled

It’s probably pretty crazy how each of the marquees under the Volkswagen Group define their product lines and how they could avoid competing directly against each other. Among the marquees, it’s probably Audi and Volkswagen that gets into some jostling for target audience. Just a while back, Volkswagen was rumored to develop a 400-hp Volkswagen Golf R400 but it seems that the 2018 Audi RS3 will be the one to be the 400-hp...

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