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Brigada: Adventures in Marogondon, Cavite

I was a guest and co-host for this segment of Brigada to feature Maragondon as the next travel and adventure destination near Manila. Go watch and discover what the town can offer for tourism.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Mazda Philippines launches the 5th gen Mazda MX5 (price PHP 1.8M)


I got some tears in my eyes when Mazda Philippines unveiled this beautiful Mazda MX5, it’s a new version and 5th generation after its first model 25 years ago. Why tears? because it reminded me my younger days when I first saw these Mazda Miata cars, a two seater car with convertible roof to open top sports car, I always see this in some Sentai or Japanese sci fi tv series in local tv and the first Japanese brand that I love and thanks to those Japanese tv shows that airs in our land during and after Martial Law.

The official distributor of Mazda in the Philippines, Berjaya Auto Philippines, didn't wait for another time to pass for the release of the new Mazda MX5 2015, fans of the Mazda Miata model really dig the new design and also we learned that this car is the 1st Mazda MX5 to carry the Mazda KODO soul of motion design philosophy of Mazda and also SKYACTIV tech on a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV gasoline direct injection engine.

I'm not an expert when it comes to car tech, but I'm starting to learn more about it when I cover motoring events, the 1st to absorb the awesome tech is with Mazda.

According to Steven Tan, president and CEO of Mazda Philippines -- “The all-new MX-5 is the epitome of Mazda’s core ethos of providing pure driving pleasure on the road, The amount of design and engineering effort that was put in by Mazda engineers into this latest generation MX-5 is intended to bring back the first MX-5’s calling to deliver joy in driving. We are confident that the all-new MX-5 will not only achieve its goals of providing unique top-down driving experience but will set a new benchmark in providing more smiles not only to its owners but to everyone who sees the car.”

Side note: 17 people already purchased this car and it was turned over last weekend Aug 8-9 in BGC, also Mazda MX5 will have a limited run to 100 pcs here in the Philippines via Mazda Philippines.


Present at the Mazda MX5 launch are - Masashi Nakayama, the all-new Mazda MX-5’s chief designer; Hiroshi Inoue, Executive Officer of Mazda Motor Corporation; Hitoshi Takamatsu, the all-new Mazda MX-5’s deputy program manager for vehicle development promotion and Tom Matano, designer of the first- and second-generation Mazda MX-5

Its big studded guesting of top Mazda personalities and seeing the MX5 chief designers were a star struck to Mazda fanatics and members of the Miata Club of the Philippines


Yes, it is really a heart pounding moment to see this car in the flesh. I guess any Miata style car make our heart tick because of its awesomeness.


Slides presented during the launch, it’s a throwback moment seeing these cute cars


It was a bad ass look
even Die cast toy car collectors hunt for these in any toy store. For me it’s a jackpot when I grab one.


There are lots of changes for the new Mazda MX5, its much more lighter and it embeds a lot of new tech


Masashi Nakayama, the all-new Mazda MX-5’s chief designer was on the panel and he showed to us his preferred changes and implementation for the new model.


He explains to us via drawing the position of the seats, the door, convertible roof and the wheels.
There’s some physics involves and this makes the car more faster and comfortable to drivers.


Mr. Nakayama showed to us that he chopped the front and back side of the former MX5 design and the result is to show a much smaller body but with slick body design that can make it more light weight.


Here are more closer look at the Mazda MX5 2015














mx-5 c

mx-5 d

mx-5 e

mx-5 f

Mazda MX5 ND launch by Mazda Philippines





Berjaya Auto Philippines, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Mazda vehicles and parts in the Philippines. Current product line-up includes Mazda2 sub-compact sedan and hatchback, Mazda3 SKYACTIV compact sedan and hatchback, Mazda6 executive sedan, CX-5 compact SUV, CX-9 seven-seater SUV, MX-5 2-seater sports roadster and the BT-50 pickup truck. There are 15 Mazda sales and service dealerships located across the Philippines and Metro Manila – Mazda Greenhills along EDSA, Mazda Pasig along C5, Mazda Quezon Ave., Mazda North EDSA, Mazda Alabang, Mazda Cavite, Mazda Sta Rosa, Mazda Pampanga, Mazda Dagupan, Mazda Cabanatuan, Mazda Tarlac, Mazda Cebu, Mazda Iloilo, Mazda Cagayan De Oro and Mazda Davao.

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Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.

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