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Coast Guard gets new high-speed boats, trucks to boost capabilities

Jul 25, 2019 - 9:48 PM

Other new assets include rubber boats and fully equipped ambulances useful in disaster response and rescue operations

NEW ASSETS. Turnover and blessing ceremony of newly procured Philippine Coast Guard Assets at PCG headquarters in Manila on July 25, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Toyota announces first plant in Myanmar

May 30, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Toyota plans to build 2,500 Hilux vehicles a year in Myanmar beginning February 2021

TOYOTA AND TRUMP. A Toyota Motors logo, shown on its vehicle 'SAI', at its headquarters in Tokyo on August 5, 2014. File photo by  Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Moon shot: Toyota, Japan space agency plan lunar mission

Mar 06, 2019 - 3:17 PM

It will be the car manufacturer's first full-fledged entry into space exploration, after the company jointly developed a small robot sent to the International Space Station

Kaya-Iloilo absorbs heartbreaking draw in AFC Cup 2019 opener

Feb 27, 2019 - 9:56 PM

Kaya-Iloilo FC concedes a late header from Lao Toyota FC that denies the Philippine club from taking home its first 3 points

PAINFUL. Kaya-Iloilo FC misses the chance to put themselves on top of Group H. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

Toyota pours $500M into driverless car tieup with Uber

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:15 AM

The deal aims at 'advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale,' says Toyota


Grab raises $2B to fight ride-hailing competition

Aug 03, 2018 - 8:20 AM

Around $1 billion is coming from Japanese car giant, Toyota

Image from Grab


Toyota investing $1 billion in Grab

Jun 13, 2018 - 10:50 AM

(UPDATED) The Japanese automaker plans to expand beyond its core business into the 'mobility' sector

GT Capital spending over P100 billion in 2018

Apr 01, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The listed holding firm of tycoon George Ty plans to go big this year with its banking unit's expansion plans

HUGE CAPEX. George Ty's GT Capital Holdings Incorporated is spending as much as P111.9 billion this 2018 alone. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LTFRB to accept franchise applications for lease-to-own cars but...

Mar 02, 2018 - 4:34 PM

TNVS operators with lease-to-own vehicles under the Toyota Financial Services can apply for franchise

PROCESS. LTFRB will start processing franchise applications for transport network vehicle services on March 5, 2018. File Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Fans, colleagues salute late Philippine basketball great Danny Florencio

Feb 26, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Contemporaries praise the two-time Olympian who died in the US last week

Toyota's new self-driving concept vehicle aims for customizability

Jan 09, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Toyota says it's designing not just a vehicle but a mobile platform for use in e-commerce, ridesharing and medical services, among others

E-PALETTE. President of Toyota Motor Corporation Akio Toyoda, seen in the background on screen, introduces the e-Palette Concept Vehicle, a fully autonomous, battery-electric vehicle with open control interface to allow partner companies to install their own automated driving system, during a press event for CES 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP


Former president of Japan's Toyota dies at 88

Jan 06, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Tatsuro Toyoda, an uncle of current Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda, died of pneumonia on December 30, the firm says in a statement

Japan steel scandal grows as more carmakers hit

Oct 11, 2017 - 4:15 PM

The carmakers are assessing vehicles with products from Kobe Steel, which admitted falsifying data linked to the strength and quality of its products

An employee of Toyota Motor's subsidiary Toyota Motor Kyushu assembles a new 2-litre gasoline turbo engine '8AR-FTS' at the Kanda Plant in Kanda, Fukuoka Prefecture, on August 7, 2014. Toyota said on August 5 its net profit in the three months through June came in at a record USD 5.7 billion, with the rise largely thanks to cost-cutting and a weak yen. AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA / AFP PHOTO / TORU YAMANAKA

5 karya seniman Indonesia di rangkaian pembuka 'The World of Ghibli Jakarta'

Aug 08, 2017 - 2:14 PM

Lima seniman Indonesia menorehkan karyanya yang terinspirasi dari film Studio Ghibli di atas permukaan mobil

MURAL. Karya Citra Marina yang terinspirasi dari film 'My Neighbor Totoro' dari Studio Ghibli. Foto dari The World of Ghibli Jakarta

Is CJ Sereno entitled to a luxury vehicle?

Aug 07, 2017 - 10:57 PM

Budget Circular No 2010 2 exempts the Chief Justice from prohibition on purchase and use of a luxury vehicle

IMPEACHMENT THREAT. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno faces an impeachment threat for ordering the purchase of a P5.1 million luxury vehicle.

Lawyer prepares impeachment case vs Sereno

Jul 29, 2017 - 7:03 PM

Lawyer Larry Gadon says the case revolves around Chief Justice Sereno s supposed undeclared earnings and a P5 1 million vehicle purchase

IMPEACHMENT THREAT. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno faces an impeachment threat right after some of her actions were questioned by Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro in a memorandum sent to SC Justices.

Toyota target of Trump's latest Twitter broadside

Jan 06, 2017 - 7:07 PM

Japan s government rises to the automotive industry s defense with trade minister Hiroshige Seko saying that Japanese automakers have contributed to creating 1 5 million jobs in the United States

TOYOTA AND TRUMP. A Toyota Motors logo, shown on its vehicle 'SAI', at its headquarters in Tokyo on August 5, 2014. File photo by  Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Toyota recalling nearly 6M more Takata airbags

Oct 26, 2016 - 2:54 PM

Toyota s recall brings its total of called back Takata airbags to 23 1 million

A Toyota Motors logo, shown on its vehicle 'SAI', at its headquarters in Tokyo on August 5, 2014. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Toyota rolling out $400 mug-sized talking robot

Oct 03, 2016 - 6:06 PM

Toyota is usually associated with cars but it has been investing millions in robotics and Kirobo is its first commercial foray into the sector

KIROBO MINI. Photo from Toyota.

10 Menit untuk keluarga, masa enggak bisa?

Aug 21, 2016 - 1:10 PM

Waktu bersama keluarga sangat penting Di tengah kesibukan harusnya kita bisa menyisihkan waktu untuk mereka bahkan jika hanya 10 menit saja

Toyota dented by yen rally, North American sales drop

Aug 04, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The world s biggest automaker also cuts its full year profit and sales forecasts for 2016

epa05454437 A Toyota logo is seen on the back of a vehicle on display at the company's showroom in Tokyo, Japan, 04 August 2016. The Japanese auto maker Toyota Motor Corp. reported a consolidated net revenue total of 6.58 trillion yen (around 64.8 billion US dollars), a drop by 5.7 percent. Operating income declined to 642.2 billion yen (around 6.32 billion US dollars) compared with 756.0 billion yen (around 7.45 billion US dollars) in the previous period. Net income dropped to 552.4 billion yen (around 5.44 billion US dollars) compared to 646.3 billion yen (around 6.36 billion US dollars) and operating income decreased by 113.7 billion yen (around 1.12 billion US dollars). EPA/CHRISTOPHER JUE

Toyota recalling 3.37 million vehicles over defects

Jun 29, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The vehicles are mostly sold in Japan North America and Europe

epa05397440 A general view of a Toyota dealer in the Hague, The Netherlands, 29 June 2016. Representatives of Toyota Motor Corp. stated that the company will recall 17.220 Prius cars in the Netherlands, due to a possible airbag inflator defect. Also another 41.334 Prius cars are recalled and will be checked for malfunction of the carbon filters. EPA/MARTEN VAN DIJL

Toyota to build new factory in Malaysia

May 25, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The 489 million car assembly factory will begin operations in 2019

epa05144103 A visitor is reflected on the logo of a Toyota vehicle at the company's showroom in Tokyo, Japan, 05 February 2016. Strong US sales and cost-cutting pushed carmaker Toyota Motor Corp's net profit up by 4.7 per cent to 628 billion yen (5.37 billion dollars) in the last quarter, the company said. The world's top carmaker also booked an operating profit of 722.3 billion yen in the October-to-December quarter, down 5.3 per cent from the same period a year before. Sales grew 2.4 per cent to 7.34 trillion yen. EPA/CHRISTOPHER JUE

Volkswagen, Toyota buy into ridesharing

May 25, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Toyota signs a memorandum of understanding with Uber to explore collaboration while Volkswagen makes a strategic investment in Gett

epa04944345 A picture made available on 23 September 2015 shows a Chinese Uber driver using the Uber app on his mobile phone in Beijing, China, 22 September 2015. With almost 20 million cars sold last year, China is the largest passenger cars market in the world and chronic traffic congestions in many of its cities like Beijing is one of the reasons why taxi and car hailing smartphone apps offered by Didi Kuaidi and Uber Technologies Inc. are widely popular with commuters. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

2016 Vios Cup set to race at Filinvest

May 20, 2016 - 9:59 AM

The second leg of the 2016 Vios Cup is set to happen on May 21 to 22 at the Filinvest Muntinlupa City

Lovers from Cebu top board exams one after the other

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:25 PM

Marina Luchavez tops the mechanical engineering licensure exam in March 2016 Before that in September 2015 her boyfriend Micah Arceño was the top placer

RELATIONSHIP GOAL. The feat of this University of Cebu couple has become viral, after they topped the mechanical engineering board exams one after the other. Photo used with permission from Marina Luchavez's Facebook page

INFOGRAPHIC: Why get a pickup?

Feb 28, 2016 - 12:29 PM

If it’s not your top of mind choice here are some factors that will make you reconsider getting this all terrain ride

Takata airbag fault due to moisture – investigators

Feb 24, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The Independent Testing Coalition discovers 3 factors behind the airbag defect all linked to moisture

epa04758528 A general view of the Takata facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan USA on 20 May 2015. Under pressure from US transportation regulators, the Japanese manufacturer Takata on 19 May 2015 acknowledged a safety defect in airbags it supplied to 11 automakers and agreed to a recall of nearly 35 million automobiles in the United States. EPA/JEFF KOWALSKY

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Feb 19, 2016 - 12:12 PM

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Toyota recalls 2.9M vehicles worldwide over seatbelt defect

Feb 18, 2016 - 5:00 PM

In case of a very severe crash the seatbelt may not properly restrain the occupant says Toyota

epa05141131 Toyota logo is seen at the Indian Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, outskirts of New Delhi, India, 03 February 2016. Reports state over 80 new products will be launched at the Auto expo. EPA/HARISH TYAGI

Toyota plants start again after 6-day parts shortage

Feb 15, 2016 - 11:29 AM

Operations at Toyota s vehicle assembly and parts plants resume as scheduled on Monday February 15

epa05144109 A Toyota logo is seen on the front end of a vehicle on display at the company's showroom in Tokyo, Japan, 05 February 2016. Strong US sales and cost-cutting pushed carmaker Toyota Motor Corp's net profit up by 4.7 per cent to 628 billion yen (5.37 billion dollars) in the last quarter, the company said. The world's top carmaker also booked an operating profit of 722.3 billion yen in the October-to-December quarter, down 5.3 per cent from the same period a year before. Sales grew 2.4 per cent to 7.34 trillion yen. EPA/CHRISTOPHER JUE

Toyota gives up on hipster brand Scion

Feb 04, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The car maker will stop selling its Scion line noting changes in buying habits of American millennials

The Toyota Scion tC is introduced at the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan on Monday, 05 January 2004. EPA/ROB WIDDIS

Toyota says halting Japan assembly for a week on parts shortage

Feb 01, 2016 - 8:50 AM

UPDATED The decision is made due to a parts shortage resulting from a recent industrial explosion at Toyota affiliate Aichi Steel Corp the world s top automaker says

A Toyota Motors logo, shown on its vehicle 'SAI', at its headquarters in Tokyo on August 5, 2014. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Toyota keeps top global automaker crown

Jan 27, 2016 - 1:55 PM

UPDATED The Japanese firm sells more vehicles in 2015 than scandal hit Volkswagen as well as General Motors

epa04999490 Toyota Motor Corp. displays its new Prius at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015 in Tokyo, Japan, 28 October 2015. The Tokyo Motor Show will be open to the public from 30 October to 08 November 2015. EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

Lim Eng Beng let his game do the talking

Dec 22, 2015 - 2:11 AM

Remembering one of the greatest to ever play hoops in the Philippines

Is your pickup ready for a long road trip?

Dec 20, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Here are some of the essentials to survive a road trip with friends

BMW completes turn over of vehicle fleet for APEC summit

Nov 11, 2015 - 6:59 PM

The fleet includes vehicles that will be used by ministers and heads of states participating in the upcoming APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting on November 18 and 19

MOBILITY PARTNER. BMW completes the turn over of more than 200 units of the BMW 7 Series Long-Wheelbase Sedan and BMW 5 Series Sedan and Gran Turismo. The fleet includes vehicles that will be used by ministers and heads of states participating in the upcoming APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting on November 18 and 19. File photo by Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Toyota to set up AI research unit in Silicon Valley

Nov 06, 2015 - 5:52 PM

Toyota Research Institute Inc will be headquartered in Silicon Valley near Stanford University and a second facility will be located near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT with operation starting in January next year

A Toyota Motors logo, shown on its vehicle 'SAI', at its headquarters in Tokyo on August 5, 2014. File Photo by Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Despite poor sales in Indonesia, Toyota reports rise in profits

Nov 05, 2015 - 7:36 PM

The steady performance in North America is offsetting stagnant sales in emerging economies in Asia especially Indonesia and Thailand

A Toyota Motors logo, shown on its vehicle 'SAI', at its headquarters in Tokyo on August 5, 2014. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Toyota view on Volkswagen scandal: don't obsess over No. 1

Oct 30, 2015 - 3:32 PM

The wrongdoing of one company should not dampen the efforts of other automakers on environmental issues an official from the Japanese carmaker says

TEACHING A LESSON. Toyota's Akio Toyoda says regarding the Volkswagen emissions scandal: "Toyota had quality issues in the past, and because of these problems, we have been able to restructure and reform."

Japan orders diesel car emissions probe after VW scandal

Sep 29, 2015 - 3:37 PM

Japan s transport ministry told 4 automakers that sell diesel vehicles at home – Toyota Nissan Mazda and Mitsubishi – along with importers of European brands to report by Friday on whether their vehicles are fitted with the software that can fool pollution tests

VOLKSWAGEN. A damaged Volkswagen car stands on the grounds of a scrap dealer in Hanover, central Germany, on September 22, 2015. Photo by Julian Stratenschulte / DPA / Germany Out / AFP

Toyota wants PEZA’s help ahead of investment in CARS

Aug 09, 2015 - 11:25 PM

Toyota urged PEZA to encourage more investments in parts manufacturing to make participation in the new CARS program easier

Lexus teases 'working, rideable' hoverboard

Jun 25, 2015 - 2:52 PM

Marty McFly would be happy: Lexus says it has created a hoverboard prototype that glides frictionlessly just above the ground

Image courtesy Lexus

Toyota, Nissan to recall more than 3M more cars over airbag

Jun 25, 2015 - 1:35 PM

UPDATED Japanese automakers will recall more than 3 million more cars globally because of concerns over airbags involved in 8 deaths worldwide

UNDER SCRUTINY. A file picture dated February 5, 2015 shows a Takata company tag seen on a car seat for children, in Tokyo, Japan. Franck Robichon/EPA

Aquino showcases new CARS program to Japanese businessmen

Jun 04, 2015 - 7:05 PM

President Benigno Aquino III shares his administration’s accomplishments in the areas of banking and manufacturing and the Philippines APEC hosting this year that will show how much more the country can offer

COME TO PH. President Benigno S. Aquino III addresses Japanese association beads at the Suiho Banquet Hall Room of the Hotel New Otani in Tokyo, Japan, on June 4, 2015. Photo by Robert Vinas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Mixed sentiments on PH automotive industry plan

Jun 03, 2015 - 5:31 PM

Some say the Comprehensive Automotive Resources Strategy program is not enough for the country to compete with other ASEAN countries

BETTER FOOTING. The Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturers Association of the Philippines says local assemblers and manufacturers can have a better footing in the international arena because of the new auto industry plan. File photo by Chris Schnabel/Rappler

Aquino okays new PH automotive industry plan

Jun 02, 2015 - 1:40 PM

Philippine trade officials forecast that the new automotive industry plan will generate an estimated P300 billion in economic activity

The Philippines aims to become a regional automotive production hub by offering fiscal and non-fiscal perks to automakers. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Takata doubles US airbag recall to record 34M vehicles

May 20, 2015 - 10:15 AM

After refusing for years Takata is also admitting for the first time that its airbags installed in the cars of 11 major automakers are defective

UNDER SCRUTINY. A file picture dated February 5, 2015 shows a Takata company tag seen on a car seat for children, in Tokyo, Japan. Franck Robichon/EPA

Toyota, Nissan recall 6.5M cars globally over exploding airbag fears

May 13, 2015 - 2:00 PM

UPDATED The recall is the latest chapter of an exploding airbag crisis linked to at least 5 deaths

A Toyota Motors logo, shown on its vehicle 'SAI', at its headquarters in Tokyo on August 5, 2014. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP