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To boldly go where others fear to tread. Let’s go digital. BeeBoy Bargas There are truly some events that end up changing your life. I remember the first time I appeared in TGP for Lexus. I remember the pride I felt upon seeing my first byline. I remember my Henry Ford award given for my first TGP print article. I remember the team not as co-workers, but as family. As much as it affects me that I’ll not be able to open up another issue to see my work on glossy paper, the future calls. We have answered. Carlo ChungunCo Thank you TGP, my best friends in the industry, for over 10 years of shooting escapades. Better days are ahead. Christian halili The imminent demise of the print edition saddens me. I thank the magazine editorial staff for giving me the opportunity to finally share my studies on local automotive history, which I started in 1980. I was finally able to share my research in 2014. To the followers of my Past and Curious column, do not be dismayed. I will still be found on website. TGP’s riChard Wilhelm ragodon This is not the end of the road— rather, this is two roads merging into one. We’re still here and we remain driven, so stay on board and keep your seatbelt on. We’re going places. sharleen Banzon I will always be a fan of TGP print, but I also know that digital is a platform that allows TGP to connect to more people and reach a bigger audience. At the end of the day, the goal is to share quality content with as many people as you can. Jeff reyes
TGP has shaped my life immensely with the people I’ve met, places I’ve been to, and experiences I’ve had. I’ve been with the brand from before it even began, with JV, Robby, and Beeboy. But life goes on, and TGP needs to change with the times. Sad to see that print has gone the way of the dinosaurs, but I’m excited for the next phase of TGP’s great adventure! BotChi santos From helping me choose my first vehicle in Wrong Car/Right Car to contributing photos for its features, Top Gear Philippines has been a big part of my life. We may have to bid farewell to the medium, but the friendship with the awesome people behind the great magazine I will forever keep. I will miss flipping through these pages, but I’m looking forward to scrolling through and clicking on your always kick-ass content on the website. Kurt alvarez I’ve been a member of the TGP family since even before Issue Number 1, having been part of the pre-launch planning. And while I mourn the end of an era, new cars are always faster and better than the models they replace! TGP 2.0 is going to be epic, and I’m looking forward to coming along for the ride! Jv ColayCo Let’s kick it into high gear! igor maminta There were times, over the past few years, when I’ve been tempted to pinch myself. Shooting covers at far-flung locales, or hopping on a plane to Godknows-where for a feature. Is this just a dream? Writing for the biggest motoring magazine in the country? Just this past week, I finally did it. Hoping to wake up. To find that TGP’s epic thirteen year run wasn’t really over. To find that I’d fallen asleep while editing stories for Issue 152. Sadly, there will never be an Issue 152. But I’m proud to have been a part of Issue 151. To have contributed in some small way to the last TGP to see print. Just as I am proud to contribute, in some small way, to whatever comes next. Print is dead. C’est mort. But TGP lives on. niKy tamayo