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Run Limitless: Technologically Innovative Vehicles

by: Jeric Danao

The roads these days are dominated by Honda Civics, Hyundai Accents and Toyota Altis, the Philippines have a traffic dilemma that has been a headache even before electric cars were thought of. With new innovations come new vehicles and before you think about the next car to drive why don’t you step away from the image of the busy roads of Manila and appreciate the other innovative vehicles that was once just in games and movies but are now a reality. These vehicles are straight out of a kid’s imagination and made real, they may not be able to solve traffic problems but they are unique.

Rinspeed sQuba

This sports car feels like it drove in straight from a spy movie, the most eye catching feature it boasts is the ability to dive underwater up to 10m. This sleek ride replaced its engines with electric motors, three to be exact. One of the motors is dedicated to the land operations of the car while the rest is meant to control the propellers while underwater. These are powered by rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries meaning there’s no need of gas. Besides being able to dive underwater this car is also able to drive autonomously on land using laser scanners.

Covini C6W

This six wheeler super car is simply mind boggling, having two additional wheels in the front is the main innovative factor in this sports car. There are serious benefits in having six wheels instead of four in terms of safety and comfort. Putting aside the fact that it can run at 185mph max, focus on the design. Thanks to having those two extra wheels the suspension of the car is evenly distributed and gives a smoother ride. The evened out weight allows for much better grip especially in turning which lets it go at higher cornering speeds. The brakes are enhanced because that’ll be four tires instead of two and in case a blow out in one of your front tires occur, you’ll be fine because the additional wheels are more than enough to carry the weight of the car.

Segway Centaur

On a smaller scale the Segway Centaur’s simplistic design makes it a versatile ride that you can enjoy both indoors and outdoors. Its design also allows you to handle it in various terrains and it still sports the gyroscopic balancing technology making sure that you’ll be safe when you try that wheelie. The movement is easily controlled by your thumb through a throttle found on the right handle bar. The Segway Centaur also has strong suspension and an engaged position making sure you’re safe and in full control of the vehicle.

These are just a few of the innovative vehicles that have already been made and many more to come. There are tons of concepts waiting to be executed. Each day innovators are coming up with new ideas to put into vehicles and with the rate of progression in innovation you may see flying cars in the near future. Or the solution to great traffic could be coming soon.

About the Author:

Jeric is a freelance writer that features food, lifestyle, travel, DIY subjects, and nature. He is an adventurer, taking on the world and everything it has to offer, may it be the good and the bad. He also has a weird love for reggae and sharks.

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Legendary Trials Rider Danny MacAskill Stuns at Vermosa Active Revolution

Press Release

Hotshot streets trial rider Danny MacAskill astounded Filipino bike riders and enthusiasts as he brought his renowned Drop and Roll tour to the country for the first time at Vermosa Active Revolution. The sports and active lifestyle expo was mounted recently at Ayala Land’s Vermosa estate along Daang Hari Road in Cavite.

Joining the Scottish MTB phenomenon were fellow pro riders Duncan Shaw, Fabio Wibmer, and Ali C., who all gave local riders and speed enthusiasts a truly unforgettable spectacle with their jaw-dropping stunts.

Vermosa Active Revolution put the Vermosa estate on the map as the premier sports and active lifestyle destination in the south. This 700-hectare master-planned, mixed-use development in Cavite offers a modern suburban community where daily life becomes more dynamic for health enthusiasts.

“Vermosa stands as an accessible premier destination for new-age sports, perfect for people who are passionate about healthy and active living,” said Jay Teodoro, Ayala Land Senior Division Manager and Estate Head of Vermosa. “By hosting world class events such as Vermosa Active Revolution, the estate furthers its thrust of not only providing the best training facilities and services, but of bringing in quality, internationally-renowned talent to promote active and healthy lifestyles.”

Among the world’s best street trials pro riders, Duncan Shaw, Ali Clarkson, Fabio Wibmer, and Danny MacAskill brought their Drop and Roll tour for the very first time in the Philippines and showcased their skills at the Vermosa Active Revolution.

Fearless. Fabio Wibmer makes jaws drop by balancing on his bike’s handlebars.

Danny MacAskill proves his biking prowess with this inflatable ball flip trick at the Vermosa Active Revolution.

Duncan Shaw takes flight at the Vermosa Active Revolution.

#JoinTheActiveRevolution and fuel your passion for a healthy and active lifestyle! For more updates and information on Vermosa’s exciting events, activities, and offerings, visit the official Facebook page, @Vermosaph or

About Vermosa Estate
Vermosa is an estate by Ayala Land, the Philippines’ leading developer of sustainable estates offering a diverse mix of quality residential and commercial developments that support local economic growth.

For more information on Vermosa’s upcoming activities and offerings, visit its official Facebook page, @Vermosaph or log on to
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The R.O.X. Gift Coach Will Help You Get the Right Gift for Their Adventures

Are you looking for an outdoor-related gifts for this Christmas season? Is your exchange gift wish list still unchecked and don't know where to find that card-sized multi-tool? Or do you just want to give a surprise present to that special someone whom you've been wanting to tag along on your running, mountaineering, or camping adventures but don't know which among the many gear lists will suit? Head on to R.O.X. branches or just visit their facebook page and let the #ROXGiftCoach guide you before you scour the store.

Check out the PR below about this new service from R.O.X.

Press Release

As more and more people are discovering the fun and excitement of life outdoors, it appears that the most ideal gifts to give our loved ones are presents that will suit the many adventures they wish to soon embark on. From relaxed weekend getaways to an itinerary packed trips with the gang, R.O.X., the country’s biggest outdoor concept store, extends a helping hand in the quest to find the right gifts for our loved ones’ next big adventure!

Introducing the R.O.X. Gift Coach, a holiday campaign which seeks to help shoppers find the right gift/s for their loved ones’ adventures! With R.O.X.’s very own pool of outdoor experts – who have mastered the ins and outs of the outdoors – gift-givers are guaranteed to pick out presents that will make their loved ones’ next adventure a truly memorable experience. The best thing about the R.O.X. Gift Coach? One can easily get in touch with one online.

So how does one exactly enlist the help of the R.O.X. Gift Coach? Easy! One may simply send a private message to ROX Philippines on Facebook on weekdays, from 11am to 4pm. From advice about well-suited gifts for different kinds of adventures to personalized recommendations based on a person’s favorite outdoor activities, the R.O.X. Gift Coach can certainly cover a wide range of topics.

One may also ask questions regarding outdoor activities as well as the most suitable outdoor products based on different age groups. Once one has decided on a gift, he or she may have the gift reserved for up to three days and pay for the gift/s at the store.

Apart from getting in touch with the R.O.X. Gift Coach on Facebook, one may also approach the R.O.X. Gift Coach in all R.O.X. stores daily, from 11am to 9pm. With the assistance of the R.O.X. Gift Coach, one may easily choose among the wide array of premium adventure and outdoor lifestyle products housed inside the store.

Plus, exclusively available at R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street are customized cards and gift wrapping to further make one’s gift/s truly special.

From outdoor lifestyle products that will suit your loved ones’ personality to adventure essentials that will make his or her experience smooth-sailing and hassle-free, finding the right gift/s for your adventure-seeking loved ones just became so much easier with the R.O.X Gift Coach!

You can check out R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street Manila, R.O.X. Solenad 3 Nuvali, Laguna, R.O.X. Marquee Mall Pampanga, R.O.X. Camp John Hay Baguio, R.O.X. Ayala Cebu, R.O.X. Abreeza Davao, R.O.X. The District Cagayan De Oro, and R.O.X. Ayala Mall Legazpi. You can also follow @roxphilippines on Facebook for news and updates on your favorite outdoor brands!

R.O.X. is the only store that lets you in so you can get outside!

R.O.X. is owned and operated by the Primer Group of Companies, Asia's next retail giant.

About R.O.X.
Recreational Outdoor eXchange (R.O.X.) is creating raves in the outdoor industry with its unique concerns on people and environment. It is currently the largest outdoor sports and recreation superstore in Southeast Asia. It derives satisfaction in providing the tools of trade for the outdoor enthusiast, and subsequently provides outdoor experience to sustain consciousness of people on issues pertaining to environment.

What R.O.X. wants is to get everyone outside and experience firsthand the outdoors, outlive every exhilarating moment and embrace the adventurer in each one!

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About Primer Group of Companies

Established in the Philippines in 1985, the Primer Group of Companies is engaged in the retail and distribution of the world’s top and premium consumer brands in outdoor, travel, footwear, fashion, wellness and urban lifestyle. It has also established a solid ground in the industrial products and services landscape, with companies in full-scale printing, air-conditioning and creative graphic design and services.

The company is aggressively expanding to become the leader in the global distribution and innovation of premium goods and services. Its retail authority alone has grown to over 150 premium brands, with over 500 free-standing stores worldwide. Headquartered in Manila, Philippines, the Primer Group employs over 3,000; and has presence in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and the United Kingdom.
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How to Protect Yourself from Mosquito-Related Diseases

by: Jeric Danao

The monsoon season in the Philippines can bring a lot of things aside from heavy rains and typhoon signals. It is a season when all sorts of sickness like a simple cough and cold can thrive.

Unfortunately, it can also bring more serious ailments like malaria, yellow fever, and dengue.
Most of these cases stem from pest control issues in which insects like mosquitoes have been left alone and have become rampant in and around our homes.

Prevent this from happening by doing certain measures.

Apply Repellent

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in England has confirmed that mosquito repellents which contain Picaridin and DEET work much better compared to others. They are advising adults and children not below two months old to use them in order to avoid mosquito bites. They add that babies who are not yet two months old should not use these products for it could be harmful for them.

It is also highly advised for you to wash off the repellent from your skin with soap and water once you get back to your home. If the repellent managed to stick to your clothes, you should definitely have it washed before wearing it again.

Clear Water From Your Yard

Make sure your yard is free from stagnant water by following these tips.
  • Remove all containers that could possibly hold water from hard to see places such as under the stairs, decks, porches, and bushes.
  • Unused tires as well as items that can contain water should be removed or thrown away.
  • Clear pooled water from your flat roofs.
  • Remove leaves and debris from your downspouts for they can essentially collect water.
  • Clean your rain gutters every now and then.
  • Empty water from barrels, cans, buckets, swimming pool covers, birdbaths, and flower paths.

Steer Mosquitoes Away

Home should be the safest place for you to hide from these pesky insects. Practice these things in order to avoid having them as unwanted visitors at your own place.
  • Be sure all the screens in your doors and windows are in good shape to keep mosquitoes out.
  • Burn essential oils like catnip, lavender, and eucalyptus to repel mosquitoes naturally.
  • Use a mosquito net when sleeping to avoid being bitten.
  • Swat them with a mosquito swatter and get rid of them.
  • Entrap them using a mosquito trapping system.
  • Opt for LED lighting which does not attract mosquitoes to your place.

What Else Can You Do to Protect Your Family?

Other things you could do to ensure the health and protection of your family from mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases are the following:
  • Make sure to cover your playpen and baby stroller with netting particularly if you are outdoors.
  • Always consider wearing loose clothing items like pants, socks, and long-sleeve shirts when spending time outdoors, particularly if you head out during the evenings or night time.
  • Keep mosquitoes away by placing a dish of soap and water when having an outdoor meal outside of your homes.
Keep these things in mind and you can be assured that you and your family will be safe from mosquito-borne diseases. If you want to get more assistance on this matter, don’t hesitate to contact a pest control service to help you out.

About the Author:

Jeric is a freelance writer that features food, lifestyle, travel, DIY subjects, and nature. He is an adventurer, taking on the world and everything it has to offer, may it be the good and the bad. He also has a weird love for reggae and sharks.

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