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The Real Influencers

Nowadays, “influencer” is such a big buzzword in social media. By definition, influencers are people who affect a sale or the viability of a product, but are typically removed from the actual purchase decision. In short, they influence people to buy a product without actually pushing the product to the buyers. It used to be that consultants, analysts, journalists, academics, ...

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Old Cars and Rising Prices

Most of my friends, especially those who know me really, really well, say that I’m an “old soul” when it comes to music and cars. I specially love old cars be it American, German, Italian, French or Japanese. Call it “vintage”, “classic”, “old school”, “collectible”, or sometimes, even “junk”, I just love them. Even my son, Chevy Martin, who’s just in ...

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Who’s to Blame for the Tire Blowout at NLEX?

The news feed from ABS-CBN (news.abs-cbn.com) was grim: Five people were killed and 10 were wounded after the van that was ferrying them flipped over while passing through an elevated portion on the northbound side of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) in Apalit, Pampanga around noon Saturday, March 23, 2019. The police reported that of the 15 people on board ...

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An Invasion of Probinsyanos

Let’s talk movies: Ang Probinsyano, which translates to “The Man from the Province” or “The Provincial Man” was a 1997 action film that was starred in, written, directed, and produced by the undisputed “King of Philippine Movies”, Fernando Poe Jr. He plays a dual role as city police officer Ador de León, who was killed in a drug bust operation ...

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Dream Car Lottery

Sometime in October 2018, when the Philippine Lotto 6/58 grand prize exceeded a billion pesos, I had a dream that my wife Shawie won it. She gave me P50M to spend on cars and I immediately went on a shopping spree. I always wanted a Porsche so I went to the PGA Cars showroom along EDSA in Greenhills, San Juan, ...

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