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October 09, 2015, Friday
  • Police detective shoots dead a hostage-taker who took control of a bus along Taft Ave. corner Pedro Gil in Manila. 15 hours ago |
  • Coloma says Pres. Aquino cannot yet certify as urgent the proposed BBL since it is still in the period of interpellation. 16 hours ago |
  • Arroyo to file her COC next week as she intends to run for 3rd & final term in Pampanga’s 2nd district. 16 hours ago |
  • Sen. Angara says both Senate & House are trying to find a ‘win-win solution’ for bill seeking to lower income tax. 16 hours ago |
  • Arroyo asks Sandiganbayan for permission to avail of some medical procedures in St. Luke’s QC from Oct. 21 to 22. 16 hours ago |
  • Rep. Arroyo asks Sandiganbayan to allow her to go through some medical tests not available at VMMC. 16 hours ago |
  • Policeman killed in an ambush in Marawi City on Wednesday night. 21 hours ago |
  • Comelec & Smartmatic-TIM to hold review of source code for 2016 elections in the first week of Jan. 2016 21 hours ago |
  • Arroyo to file new petition for bail at Sandiganbayan & will use UN Working Group’s report as basis. 21 hours ago |
  • DOJ cites US-PH Mutual Defense Treaty as basis for participation of U.S. troops in Mamasapano operation. 21 hours ago |
  • DOJ says U.S. troops who participated in Oplan Exodus did not violate the PH constitution. 21 hours ago |
  • DOJ says U.S. troops’ participation in Mamasapano clash was limited to intelligence work & monitoring & not actual combat. 21 hours ago |
  • DOJ confirms U.S. troops’ participation in Oplan Exodus launched the Mamasapano operations last Jan. 25. 21 hours ago |
  • Palace does not see Enrile’s call for full plenary debates on Mamasapano encounter as an attack vs. Aquino gov’t. 21 hours ago |
  • Singer and comedienne Elizabeth Ramsey passes away at 83. 22 hours ago |
  • Businessman Cedric Lee pays P 20K bail at Court of Tax Appeals in connection with the tax evasion case filed vs. him by DOJ. 22 hours ago |
  • Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile says the death of SAF 44 must not be taken lightly. 22 hours ago |
  • Sen. Enrile seeks a full plenary discussion on the Senate committee report on Mamasapano encounter. 22 hours ago |
  • Justice Sec. Leila de Lima says they have legal basis to detain Pampanga Rep. Gloria Arroyo. 22 hours ago |
  • Sen. Miriam Santiago says some society leaders are urging her to run for president & she can rise to the occasion. 22 hours ago |
  • DOJ: No witnesses that can identify who killed the 9 Seaborne Commandos that attacked suspected Malaysian terrorist Marwan’s hut. 22 hours ago |
  • DOJ: 9 Seaborne Commandos who attacked Marwan’s hut were killed in an area away from cornfield in Tukanalipao where 35 SAF members died. 22 hours ago |
  • DOJ: No respondents can be charged for the death of 9 members of 84th Seaborne Commandos who attacked Marwan’s hut during Mamasapano clash 23 hours ago |
  • 5-man UN Working Group urges PH gov’t to review Arroyo’s bail petition based on int’l human rights standards. 23 hours ago |
  • UN Working Group cites international law as basis for finding Arroyo’s continued detention illegal. 23 hours ago |
  • UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention declares Arroyo’s detention at VMMC arbitrary & illegal. 23 hours ago |
  • Magnitude 4.7 earthquake hits Masbate & parts of Sorsogon. 23 hours ago |
  • 1 person dies & 3 are rescued as boat capsizes in Taal Lake in Talisay, Batangas. 23 hours ago |
  • Armed men abduct an Italian in Dipolog City. 23 hours ago |
  • Road mishap involving a truck & 9 motorcycles occurs at Commonwealth Ave near Tandang Sora flyover in QC. 23 hours ago |
  • Fire in Barangay Lipunan, Quezon City now under control. 23 hours ago |

Rolls Royce makes debut in PH, opens in Bonifacio

By Othel V. Campos | Jun. 20, 2013 at 12:01am
Luxury car maker Rolls Royce Motor Cars made its debut in Manila Wednesday bringing in the world’s best in luxury customized automotive car segment.

Rolls Royce Motor Cars regional director for Asia Pacific Paul Harris said the strong economic growth and renewed interest in the Philippines prompted the car maker to include Manila in its expansion to the Asia-Pacific region.

“The Philippines is now an important investment destination in Asia. The Philippines has always been in our radar which is why we were compelled to bring in the world’s best car to this country,” said  Harris during the media launch at the Manila Peninsula Hotel in Makati City.

The car maker signed an initial P150-million dealership agreement with British Bespoke Automobiles Inc.

Rolls Royce spent the initial capital outlay on the procurement of three Rolls Royce units—two Ghost models and a Phantom model—and the construction of facilities that will showcase Rolls Royce cars within the Bonifacio Global City.

Bespoke president Willy Tee Ten said his company was optimistic of hitting double-digit growth sales  within the first full year of operation.

“We’ve been flooded by requests and inquiries mostly from politicians and the  Philippines’ most successful people. An ultra-successful enterpreneur can afford our standard Rolls Royce unit,” he said.

A base model unit like the Ghost model would cost as much as P25.9 million, including duties and taxes.
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