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PH to buy 2 navy corvettes from South Korea, may receive 2 more

Aug 24, 2019 - 1:04 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the South Korean government plans to donate two of its navy’s old corvettes as the Philippines buys two brand new ones from Hyundai Heavy Industries

NAVY CORVETTE. The BRP Conrado Yap, a Pohang-class corvette donated by South Korea, is welcomed in Manila on August 20, 2019. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

U.S. investigates Kia, Hyundai over 'non-crash fires'

Apr 02, 2019 - 3:07 PM

Nearly 3 million vehicles from the two manufacturers could be recalled after investigations that began on March 29

PROBE. Kia and Hyundai and under investigation in the United States for non-crash fires in their vechiles that led to at least one death in the US. Photos from Shutterstock.com

Hyundai shows off walking car project at CES 2019

Jan 08, 2019 - 3:31 PM

Hyundai's Elevate project is billed as an unprecedented 'Ultimate Mobility Vehicle' that combines technology from electric cars with robotics

ELEVATE. David Byron, industrial design manager for Sundberg-Ferar, speaks about the Hyundai Elevate during the Hyundai press conference at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center during CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 7, 2019. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

PH Navy approves design drawings for frigates project

Apr 08, 2018 - 9:50 AM

The Philippine Navy says the ceremonial steel cutting will likely happen in South Korea on April 30

SIGNING. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana signed the contract with South Korean firm Heavy Hyundai Industries in October 2016. Photo from the HHI web site

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Mar 26, 2018 - 12:42 PM

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Navy frigates: Rejected Dutch supplier writes to Alejano

Mar 20, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says the letter also confirms how Hyundai Heavy Industries employed the 'bait and switch' stratey to win the bid. It offered known and top caliber systems – including Tacticos – but later switched to cheaper systems.

Duterte on ICC, CIDG on Kerwin Espinosa, Stephen Hawking dies | Evening wRap

Mar 14, 2018 - 9:35 PM

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It's final: PH Navy chief says Korean system to be installed in warships

Mar 14, 2018 - 2:20 PM

Philippine Navy chief Robert Empedrad tells the Commission on Appointments that the selection of Hanwha is a 'done deal'

CONFIRMED. Philippine Navy Chief Robert Empedrad (in dark uniform) gets the nod of the powerful Commission on Appointments. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Frigates deal pushing through; 1st delivery by 2020 – Lorenzana

Mar 07, 2018 - 6:46 PM

'There wasn’t a problem in the first place… it is continuing now [and] it will be delivered in 2020 and the next one, in 2021,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

DEFENSE SECRETARY. Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Senate probe exposes root of frigates deal mess

Feb 24, 2018 - 7:00 PM

(UPDATED) Senators fail to probe deeper into why the defense department and the Navy did not come to a compromise

PACKED ROOM. The Senate Session Hall was packed with supporters of Special Assistant to the President Christopher 'Bong' Go. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

5 nagging questions after the Senate frigates probe

Feb 22, 2018 - 9:19 PM

If the innocence of Bong Go depended on a vote among the warm bodies inside the Senate compound, he would have won hands down. But the probe failed to pursue questions that would have given more light on the frigates issue.

Duterte on PH-China, New Mindanao regional party, Extra budget for frigate deal | Midday wRap

Feb 20, 2018 - 12:36 PM

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Feb 20, 2018 - 9:44 AM

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Go on frigate deal, 2 MRT3 glitches on Monday, BIR on Sereno | Evening wRap

Feb 19, 2018 - 7:42 PM

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Korean firm still PH warship supplier despite bad record – Lorenzana

Feb 19, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says they did not know about the bribery allegations against Hyundai Heavy Industries when they signed a contract with the South Korean firm in October 2016

DND secretary Delfin Lorenzana attends the senate hearing on the controversial navy frigates deal on February 19, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Ousted Navy chief denies favoring supplier in frigates deal

Feb 19, 2018 - 10:47 AM

'HHI offered Thales Tacticos to the Philippine Navy during bidding process,' says Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado

EX-CHIEF. Former Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado. Rappler file photo

Poe on fake news bill, Mercado on frigates probe, Basyang slows down | Midday wRap

Feb 12, 2018 - 1:08 PM

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Duterte rejects executive session for Bong Go in frigate hearing

Feb 10, 2018 - 9:58 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte wants his aide to participate in an 'open and transparent' public hearing about the P15.5-billion warships project

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in an interview on the sidelines of the inauguration of the new Communications, Navigation, Surveillance / Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Systems Development Project at the Philippine Air Traffic Management Center (PATMC) in Pasay City on January 16, 2018, insists that the closure of the online news site Rappler was not an attack on press freedom but rather a matter of upholding the Constitution. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

ICC on Duterte, Poe slams Roque, Malacanang on rice supply | Evening wRap

Feb 08, 2018 - 9:26 PM

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DTI's Lopez, Hyundai face plunder, estafa complaint

Feb 08, 2018 - 5:35 PM

(UPDATED) The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption accuses Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez of favoring Hyundai, which the group claims should not have been given P1.1 billion in tax exemptions

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Feb 07, 2018 - 11:41 AM

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A damaged vehicle stands in rubble outside the Marshal Hotel in Hualien, eastern Taiwan early February 7, 2018, after a strong earthquake struck the island. A hotel on the east coast of Taiwan has collapsed after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake, the government said. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL YANG / Taiwan OUT

Bribery scandal hounds Korean firm tapped for PH Navy warships

Feb 07, 2018 - 10:00 AM

'Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. is registered as an illegal businessman and will be restricted from bidding for national projects for two years,' says a news report in South Korea

Malacañang welcomes probe into Navy frigate supplier

Feb 03, 2018 - 5:22 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says it was the Aquino administration that selected Hyundai Heavy Industries to build two warships for the Philippine Navy

Newly-appointed Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. holds his first press briefing in Malacañan on November 2, 2017. He told the members of the media that he is vowed to fulfill President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's order to do what is best for the country and to tell the truth. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Malacanang on Charter Change, Mayon Volcano eruption, Roque on Navy frigate deal | Evening wRap

Jan 23, 2018 - 8:20 PM

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If invited, Bong Go says he'll attend Senate probe on frigate deal

Jan 19, 2018 - 3:48 PM

(UPDATED) The Senate has not made clear its plans to invite President Rodrigo Duterte's most trusted aide

Bong Go 'not aware' of Palace meeting on Navy frigate deal

Jan 19, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The trusted Palace aide was supposedly clueless about a meeting arranged by his own undersecretary

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte examines the documents presented by Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go following his participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) – Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Informal Dialogue at the Furama Resort in Da Nang City, Vietnam on November 10, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Navy frigate project controversy, Aguirre on Rappler probe, SWS survey | Evening wRap

Jan 18, 2018 - 8:52 PM

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NBI to probe Rappler, Malacanang defends Go, Senate rejects joint voting on Cha-Cha | Evening wRap

Jan 17, 2018 - 8:31 PM

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Bucking trend, Hyundai bets on hydrogen fuel cell for new car

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:50 AM

While most of its rivals turn to all-electric power, Hyundai debuts the Nexo, a hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle that uses voice commands, and artificial intelligence

NEXO. Hyundai's hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle, is presented at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 8, 2018. It bucks the all-electric trend of most rival automakers, and uses voice commands, artificial intelligence and can be transformed into an autonomous car. Photo by Rob Lever/AFP


'You're a woman, what do you know about cars?'

Nov 15, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Maria Fe Perez-Agudo, head of the Philippine arm of Korean carmaker Hyundai, shares her experience of male bosses intimidating her

TOP EXEC. Hyundai Asia Resources Inc's Maria Fe Perez-Agudo. Agudo's photo courtesy Hyundai Philippines

Disgraced former Korean football scout found hanged

Jun 17, 2017 - 12:09 PM

Cha Jong Bok who was at the center of a bribery scandal involving Asian title holders Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors has been found dead

IN TOO DEEP. Cha Jong-Bok, former scout for the disgraced Asian title-holders Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, had reportedly been under financial pressure after losing his job. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH set to acquire Pohang-class corvette from South Korea

Apr 27, 2017 - 3:50 PM

The Philippines will pay a token fee of 100 and shoulder the cost of refurbishing the decommissioned ship

DECOMMISSIONED WARSHIP. The Department of National Defense has written to South Korea to express intent to acquire one of the decommissioned ships of its navy. Photo from Wikicommons

Asian football champs Jeonbuk face match-fixing ban

Dec 23, 2016 - 5:06 PM

Asian title holders Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors could be banned from next year s AFC Champions League due to a match fixing scandal in South Korea s K League

FACING BAN. A change in eligibility rules could see Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors banned from next year's AFC Champions League. Photo by Nezar Balout/AFP

South Korean industry titans harangued in scandal probe

Dec 06, 2016 - 9:27 AM

UPDATED The publicity shy heads of the South s 8 largest conglomerates are grilled relentlessly over donations made to dubious foundations controlled by Choi Soo Sil a close friend of President Park Geun Hye

FACING PROBE. (L-R) SK Group chairman Chey Tae-Won, Samsung Group's heir-apparent Lee Jae-Yong and Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-Bin take an oath during a parliamentary probe into a scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye at the National Assembly in Seoul on December 6, 2016. Jung Yeon-Je/Pool/AFP

Scandal hearings put South Korea tycoons in hot seat

Dec 05, 2016 - 7:08 PM

The powerful heads of family run conglomerates or chaebols such as Samsung and Hyundai will be among those testifying before a parliamentary investigation ahead of an impeachment vote to remove the president

HEARINGS BEGIN. National Security Office chief Kim Kwan-Jin (L) and other presidential aides take an oath during a hearing on South Korean President Park Geun-Hye's corruption scandal at the National Assembly in Seoul on December 5, 2016. Yonhap/AFP

South Korea's Hyundai to build 2 brand new warships for PH Navy

Oct 25, 2016 - 10:20 AM

The deal for the frigates was initiated during the Aquino administration and is the first military contract signed under the Duterte administration

KOREAN MADE. Hyundai wins the bid to build the Philippines 2 brand new frigate. File photo from the Republic of Korea Navy

Hyundai car workers start first full strike in 12 years

Sep 26, 2016 - 6:01 PM

The day long stoppage is the first full strike at the company since 2004 The workers would also stage a six hour partial strike from Tuesday to Friday the union spokesman says

HYUNDAI STRIKE. Partially assembled buses remain unattended at the Hyundai Motor assembly line in Jeonju, about 200 kilometers south of Seoul, on September 26, 2016. Photo by Yonhap/ AFP

South Korean auto, shipbuilding workers to go on strike

Jul 18, 2016 - 11:05 PM

Employees at Hyundai Motor and Hyundai Heavy Industries will walk off the job this week

epa04911972 Unionized workers march at the shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., the country's leading shipbuilder, in the southeastern city of Ulsan, South Korea, 04 September 2015, after launching a partial strike to demand higher wages, better working conditions and other benefits. The workers put down their tools at eight in the morning, and the walkout lasted until noon. EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT

San Miguel buys out partner in $1.6B MRT7 project

Jul 05, 2016 - 9:00 PM

A 100 million deal results in San Miguel owning 100 of the company which will design construct and complete the MRT7

POSSIBLE DELAYS? Ramon Ang (beside former President Benigno Aquino III) says the transportation department has not fully delivered right of way yet. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Crisis for South Korea shipbuilders as golden age fades

May 18, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Orders are drying up We are faced with an unimaginable situation at which our dock may soon be empty says Hyundai Heavy Industries

(FILES) This file photo taken on December 3, 2014 shows a general view of the deck of an under-construction Maersk triple-E class container ship at the Daewoo DSME shipyard in Okpo, 60 kms south of Busan. After more than a decade of global dominance, South Korea's shipbuilders face an unprecedented crisis that threatens the very survival of one of the flagship industries of Asia's fourth largest economy. / AFP PHOTO / ED JONES / TO GO WITH SKorea-economy-shipbuilding,FEATURE by Jung Ha-won

San Miguel Corp forms new company for MRT7

Apr 14, 2016 - 9:15 PM

This company will be in charge of developing the long delayed MRT7 which will run from Quezon City to Bulacan

DELAYS. After MRT7 construction snagged an over 7-year delay due to stalled financial closure and change in terms of the deal, it faces another issue: right-of-way acquisition

Right-of-way acquisition for MRT7: Zero

Feb 22, 2016 - 1:36 PM

After MRT7 construction snagged an over 7 year delay due to stalled financial closure and change in terms of the deal it faces another issue: right of way acquisition

BUREAUCRATIC SNARL-UPS. It is past the MRT7 contractor's target date for start of construction, and the government has not decided yet on when to break ground

After 7 years, San Miguel unit to start building MRT7

Feb 15, 2016 - 6:49 PM

MRT7 involves the construction of train stations from San Jose del Monte Bulacan to Quezon City among others

GOOD NEWS. If everything goes to plan, MRT7 construction will be completed in August 2019

Hyundai profit falls to 5-year low

Jan 26, 2016 - 7:36 PM

The South Korean car maker s net profit for 2015 only amounts to 6 5 trillion won 5 4 billion

Jason Day, Jordan Spieth renew rivalry as PGA Tour resumes

Jan 07, 2016 - 6:26 AM

Fil Aussie golfer Jason Day remains hot on world number one Jordan Spieth s heels as the first PGA Tour event of 2016 tees off in Hawaii

CRASH COURSE. Jordan Spieth's number one ranking could be in jeopardy if Filipino-Aussie Jason Day can claim another big victory. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Auto manufacturers urge LTO to release plates sooner

Apr 01, 2015 - 10:30 PM

An automotive manufacturers chamber hopes LTO releases the plates made available recently in time for the implementation of the no registration no travel policy

Hyundai, Kia to pay $100M over fuel economy suit

Nov 04, 2014 - 9:16 AM

The US Department of Justice says the settlement marks the largest civil penalty ever secured under the 4 decade old Clean Air Act