Vince Pornelos

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AutoIndustriya.com's Editor-in-chief draws on his education in political science, experience in automobile sales as well as a balanced passion for the daily route as much as the most exhilarating test drive. His commentary on the latest cars, the issues of the industry and his analytical, concise and honest reviews have become a staple of the Philippines' leading automobile website.

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Excise exemptions for hybrids and electric vehicles are apparently not in effect yet

posted June 20, 2018 15:42 by Vince Pornelos
DOE proposes to travel abroad to certify hybrid, EV for excise tax exemption image

First batch of vehicle plates go out to Regional and District Offices

posted June 20, 2018 15:42 by Vince Pornelos
LTO sends out first batch of vehicle plates, releases start July image

Fancy a Merc crossover? We review the new "entry-level" Mercedes GLC

posted June 15, 2018 14:41 by Vince Pornelos
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 200 image

Volvo's future plans to focus on EV, autonomous tech, and car subscriptions

posted June 08, 2018 11:01 by Vince Pornelos
Volvo isn't targeting developing markets in new business ambitions image

New Speed Booster from Drift Xaust allows you to adjust throttle response

posted June 06, 2018 15:29 by Vince Pornelos
Drift Xaust offers device to improve acceleration, prevent SUA image


Say goodbye to tilting plate holders and clear plastic or glass plate covers according to DOTC order

posted July 02, 2014 13:47 by Vince Pornelos
LTO clarifies ban on plate covers, holders and related accessories image

Unable to supply actual plates, the LTO orders a single design for temporary plates

posted February 06, 2017 16:54 by Vince Pornelos
LTO issues official specs for conduction-based temporary plates image

Looking for a first car? The Wigo might just be for you. Check out our review.

posted March 17, 2014 20:00 by Vince Pornelos
2014 Toyota Wigo 1.0G M/T image

House passes revised Tax Reform Bill (HB5636) with higher excise tax on autos, but lower than previously proposed HB4774.

posted May 31, 2017 23:05 by Vince Pornelos
House OKs new bill with higher automobile excise tax schedule image

How the final excise tax under Republic Act 10963 would affect the prices of your favorite cars

posted December 19, 2017 17:44 by Vince Pornelos
Excise Tax Simulation: How expensive will the cars of 2018 be? image