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Filipino auto repair shop makes name for itself in the UK

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2018

 

Former aircraft mechanic Joselito “King” Dela Cruz

 

SURREY, England —  A car repair shop owned by a Filipino is gaining popularity in England, United Kingdom.

“Pinoy Motor Works” is owned by a former aircraft mechanic Joselito “King” Dela Cruz. It is located in the suburb of Addlestone in Surrey, England. The shop has become a favorite choice among Filipinos and British nationals for its high-quality auto services at cheaper prices.

“Itong talyer na ito ay one-stop-shop. Kahit anong ipagawa mo, gagawin ko. Mura ang full service, MOT at tire servicing. Ang diagnostic ang charge nila from £60 to £125, ako free,” said King.

(This is a one-stop-shop. I accept all kinds of auto works. Rates are cheap for full service, MOT and tire servicing. Others charge £60 to £125 for diagnostic services —  I do it for free.)

King’s proudly Filipino car repair shop

King said establishing his business was not easy. He admitted to struggling in the first months

but with the help of family and friends, his shop is now gaining patrons.

“Masyado siyang die hard. Andito na lahat ng passion niya sa paggawa ng sasakyan noong araw pa (Tinkering with cars has always been his passion ever since),” said his wife, Recel Dela Cruz.

He has now earned the respect and trust of Filipino customers and even of local patrons.

“It’s picked up a lot in the last three or four months because of his quality of work and punctuality of delivery and it has been a friendly, acceptable environment. I would recommend Joselito at Pinoy Motors,” said client Peter Carver from Addlestone, Surrey England

Though King pays £3,000 or equivalent to P200,000 monthly in lease, aside from taxes, he still offers his customers lower service fees. Sometimes, he would still fix other people’s cars even if they can’t pay for his services.

“The thing is, I did not have money today. I’ve left my card at home and he is willing to do it free of charge. So amazing,” said Umanga Caldera from Feltham, London.

Pinoy motor works is open from Monday to Friday. It has a lot of good reviews on Facebook. —  Jovic Bermas / Marje Pelayo

 

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Prince Harry and wife Meghan expecting first baby next year

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

 

FILE PHOTO: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Image via REUTERS

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are expecting their first child in the spring of 2019, around a year after their glittering wedding injected Hollywood glamour into the British royal family.

The baby will be seventh-in-line to the British throne.

British media said Meghan was believed to be about 12 weeks pregnant.

“Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public,” the palace said in a statement.

The child will not be a prince or a princess unless the queen authorizes such a title before the birth. Instead, royal experts said if a boy, the child would officially be styled the Earl of Dumbarton – one of Harry’s subsidiary titles – and Lady Windsor if a girl.

The news emerged shortly after the royal couple landed in Australia for their first overseas tour, a busy trip which will also take in New Zealand and the South Pacific islands of Tonga and Fiji. — Reuters

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Shooting traumatizes multi-ethnic community in Manchester

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, August 13th, 2018

Police officers standing at the attack scene (Screenshot via Reuters video)

 

A multi-ethnic community in the UK’s Manchester City is facing a fresh trauma caused by a shooting incident during which 10 people, including two teenagers, were injured on Sunday morning.

The city was celebrating its annual Caribbean Carnival a day earlier when the streets were filled with laughter and joy, yet merely hours later, around 02:30 on Sunday morning, gunshots shattered the street party and everything was thrown into chaos.

Manchester, which has just managed to get back on its feet after the arena bombing in May last year, is again on its edge, with many fearing that the shooting might be related to terrorism.

“We were all out there enjoying ourselves, then all of a sudden somebody came, all masked up, and then they just started shooting into the crowd, I believe 10 people have been hurt,” said a local resident.

Local police, who are still talking with witnesses in an effort to identify a suspect who is still at large, said that the firearm used in the shooting is a shotgun. The case has now been treated by the police as an “attempted murder”.

Reflecting the case, a local resident expressed her grave concern over the incident’s fallout.

“I worry about the amount of funds that [are] coming to the community to help young people. I worry about the fact that the councils can do more but choose not to do that. I worry about the fact that people are not preventing situations and that they are coming in, looking for, you know, scapegoats and pointing fingers at young people. They have nowhere to go. They’ve shut down youth clubs, they’ve shut down centers, they’ve shut down support groups,” said the resident. — Reuters

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Fire tornado develops from blaze in English village

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, August 10th, 2018

A fire whirl developing from blaze (Screenshot from Reuters video)

English firefighters were met with a fire tornado on Tuesday (August 7) as they tackled a large blaze in the village of Woodville.

Video uploaded by the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service showed the fire tornado, also known as a fire whirl, stretching into the sky from a large plastic pallets blaze.

Fire tornados, which are uncommon in the UK, are caused by thermal currents of warm air rising from the ground, drawing in fire and ash, the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said. — Reuters

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