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Mexico to auction Lamborghini, Porsches seized from criminals

May 25, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says the proceeds from the sale of the 82 cars – which include a Lamborghini Murcielago, 3 Porsches and dozens of armored trucks – would be invested in poor communities

A woman takes a snapshot of a seized Lamborghini that will be auctioned taken at Los Pinos former presidential residence in Mexico City, on May 21, 2019. Mexico announced Tuesday it will auction off scores of luxury cars seized by police, as its austerity-crusading president seeks to send a message in a country where powerful criminals often wield their bling with impunity. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the proceeds from the sale of the 82 cars -- which include a Lamborghini Murcielago, three Porsches and dozens of armored trucks -- would be invested in poor communities. Pedro PARDO / AFP

LOOK: Cebu port officials discover luxury vehicles in car part shipment

Jan 05, 2019 - 10:02 AM

Customs officials find a Mercedes Benz, an Alfa Romeo, a Porsche 911, and a Range Rover Evoque in a shipment declared as containing only one piece of car body

'MISDECLARED'. A Customs official takes note of the discovery of a Porsche in a shipment that was declared as containing a car part. Photo from Bureau of Customs

Don Bosco Makati: Seized Porsche cars were for technical training

Aug 04, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The Bureau of Customs, however, says the two second-hand luxury cars were improperly brought into the country

SEIZED. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) display  on August 2, 2018, the two used Porsche cars it has seized at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo from BOC Public Information and Assistance Division

Liberal Party, Paolo Duterte, New DOH Chief | Evening wRap

Oct 26, 2017 - 8:04 PM

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Porsche settles with daughter of 'Fast and Furious' star

Oct 26, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Porsche has reached a settlement with Paul Walker's daughter Meadow

Volkswagen CEO faces first probe over 'dieselgate'

May 17, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Matthias Mueller and others allegedly delayed telling Porsche SE shareholders of the financial consequences of the software manipulation by Volkswagen AG

BARRAGE OF LAWSUITS. This file photo taken on January 10, 2016 shows Volkswagen chief executive Matthias Mueller during a press event in Detroit, Michigan. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Audi tech chief leaves after reports link him to 'dieselgate'

Sep 27, 2016 - 3:20 PM

Stefan Knirsch allegedly knew that Audi s 3 0 liter diesel engines had cheating software even before the scandal erupted

(FILES) This file photo taken on March 3, 2016 shows Stefan Knirsch, responsible for the technical development and member of the board of German car maker Audi, during his company's annual press conference in Ingolstadt, southern Germany.  Audi's head of technical development stepped down "with immediate effect" on September 26, 2016, the luxury carmaker announced, after German media accused him of involvement in parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" scandal. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE

Investors sue Volkswagen for 8.2B euros over 'dieselgate'

Sep 22, 2016 - 10:35 PM

The European Commission says Volkswagen has promised that all cars across the bloc will be fixed by autumn 2017

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 10, 2016 shows Volkswagen chief executive Matthias Mueller during a press event in Detroit, Michigan. German car giant Volkswagen is the target of 1,400 legal cases from investors claiming a total of 8.2 billion euros in compensation over its emissions cheating scandal, the state court in Brunswick said in a statement on September 21, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMAD

Volkswagen net profit falls 57% in second quarter

Jul 28, 2016 - 9:15 PM

The carmaker s earnings in the second quarter of 2016 are weighed down by costs related to the diesel emissions cheating scandal

epa05442177 (FILE) A file dated 21 April 2016 shows a Volkswagen logo on a car in the lot of a VW dealership in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. According to news reports on 26 July 2016, a US federal judge gives preliminary approval to a 15 billion US dollar settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal in a deal that includes an option for owners to have the carmaker buy back their vehicles. VW admited on 2015 that it had cheated on its US exhaust tests. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Judge rules in favor of Porsche in Paul Walker crash

Apr 06, 2016 - 10:05 AM

The widow of a man who has died with Paul Walker alleges that Porsche has a poor suspension and side impact protection and that the car has exploded into a fireball because it does not have a crash cage or a fuel cell

File photo by Emilio Naranjo/EPA

Volkswagen recalls 800,000 vehicles worldwide

Mar 25, 2016 - 9:55 AM

The announcement comes two days after VW said it was recalling 177 000 of its new Passat cars in Europe owing to a potential electrical fault

RECALLED VEHICLES. A file photo dated September 14, 2011, of a Volkswagen 'Touareg' model driving down a steep incline in front of the landmark Frankfurt Fair Tower building at the International Motor Show IAA in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Photo by Arne Dedert/EPA

Philrem on RCBC, Tito Karnavian, UN suspends Sharapova | 6PM wRap

Mar 16, 2016 - 7:22 PM

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Porsche becomes latest sponsor to suspend Sharapova

Mar 08, 2016 - 8:43 PM

German car manufacturer Porsche becomes the third big name sponsor to distance themselves from Maria Sharapova

FALLOUT CONTINUES. Maria Sharapova's deal with Porsche is now up in the air after failing a drug test at the Australian Open. Photo by Filip Singer/EPA

Volkswagen faces huge US lawsuit over pollution cheating

Feb 25, 2016 - 10:50 AM

The auto giant is accused of one of the most brazen corporate crimes in history

epa05097386 Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Volkswagen Brand speaks at the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, USA, 11 January 2016. Auto manufacturers from around the globe come to show off their latest models and concepts. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH

Mexico slaps $8.9M fine on Volkswagen

Feb 16, 2016 - 2:43 PM

The fine stems from thousands of VW cars sold without certificates for emissions and noise compliance

epa05152898 (FILE) A file photo dated 07 March 2012 showing a Volkswagen employee inspecting a Tiguan SUV vehichle at the final inspection in the VW plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen said 10 February 2016 the company would recall 680,000 VW cars in the USA, built between 2006 and 2014, due to possible defects in Takata-built airbag inflators. EPA/JOCHEN LUEBKE

#PugadBaboy: Mad Mountain Nectar 16

Dec 25, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Tetap eksis di pasar Indonesia, BlackBerry luncurkan 3 produk anyar

Oct 22, 2015 - 4:49 PM

Perusahaan asal Kanada meluncurkan BlackBerry Leap BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition dan BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983

Daughter of 'Fast and Furious' star Paul Walker sues Porsche – media

Sep 29, 2015 - 10:37 PM

Meadow Walker files a case against Porsche two years after her father s death

Scandal-hit Volkswagen names Porsche boss new CEO

Sep 26, 2015 - 10:38 AM

Calling the cheating a moral and policy disaster the company s supervisory board chief Berthold Huber says the group is now looking to Matthias Mueller who knows the company and its brands to tackle the crisis

NEW CEO. Matthias Mueller, new chief executive of Volkswagen AG, attends a press conference at the VW factory in in Wolfsburg, Germany, September 25, 2015. Photo by Ole Spata/EPA

#PugadBaboy: Before and after

Oct 09, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Sales of imported cars climb 13% in January-March

Apr 21, 2014 - 3:26 PM

The solid performance of pick up trucks vans and passenger cars in the first quarter gives distributors reason to expect double digit growth by end 2014

Coroner: 'Fast and Furious' star's car doing over 100 mph

Jan 04, 2014 - 4:30 PM

The coroner reportst both Paul Walker and Roger Rodas were not under the influence but were driving at dangerous speeds

Belgian’s Porsche kills two in Subic accident

Sep 11, 2013 - 7:56 PM

The luxury vehicle overtakes a tricycle and collides with two others killing the drivers

KILLER PORSCHE. The red luxury car driven by a Belgian resident in Subic overtook a tricycle and collided with two others, killing the drivers. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

#PugadBaboy: Rich with pork fat punchline 2

Aug 21, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Toys of the rich and the corrupt

Sharapova wins Stuttgart clay-court tourney

Apr 29, 2013 - 5:09 PM

Maria Sharapova downed Li Na to score her 2nd straight claycourt title in Stuttgart

File photo by AFP

Rihanna receives Porsche for Christmas

Dec 20, 2012 - 3:40 PM

The singer s Christmas is definitely merry

LUCKY BADGALRIRI. Rihanna at the 2012 Victoria's Secret fashion show last November 8. Photo from Rihanna's official Facebook page

VW to complete Porsche takeover in August

Jul 05, 2012 - 2:19 PM

VW currently owns 49 9 of Porsche maker of the iconic 911 series of sports cars and will acquire all of the remaining 50 1 under the deal