Tuesday, December 24, 2013


 Eveready announces its partnership with GMA 7 Kapuso Foundation in the rehabilitation efforts and rebuilding of the lives of the affected families of typhoon Yolanda, as they donated flashlights and batteries. “Eveready believes in the Filipino resiliency and we hope that our products will give hope to the people affected by Typhoon as they start to rebuild their lives. In our own little way, we want to know the people of Tacloban, Leyte and other places affected by Yolanda that Eveready will be here to support them” said Jojo Emata, Brand Manager of Everady. Photo shows Jojo Emata and Marivic Calixto, Operations Manager of GMA Kapuso Foundation during a simple turnover ceremony. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

The True Meaning of Support

Typhoon Yolanda left the country with almost 6,000 people dead, more than 2 million families affected and P34 million worth of properties destroyed. But despite the devastation it caused, Typhoon Yolanda did not break the Filipino spirit. If for anything, it has revealed just how truly resilient Filipinos are. Just as important, this calamity has also displayed the emphatic nature of humanity. The outpouring support from around the Philippines and all over the world gave the victims encouragement and strength to rebuild their homes, their families and their lives.
  SYKES is one with the rest of the world in responding to Visayas’ call for help. Days after the storm has passed, the call center quickly organized a donation drive and reached out to different organizations for relief efforts. Some of the employees even took it upon themselves to volunteer in the repacking and delivery of the relief goods. The SYKES site in Cebu also set up a feeding program for the Yolanda victims. SYKES maybe a global company but the bayanihan spirit is evident. Seeing employees donate not just food and water, but also their time and effort is truly moving.
  But so much more is needed to be done. One has to look beyond the immediate needs of the people in Leyte, Samar and Tacloban and start thinking long-term. That is why SYKES employees voluntarily given their team building funds to help.  SYKES, as a company has also pooled together funds to donate. SYKES has raised nearly 2 million pesos for the victims. These funds will be used in rebuilding efforts of the affected areas – from the reconstruction of schools and clinics to initiating livelihood projects. SYKES is committed to helping the typhoon victims recover and be back on their feet.
 In a company gathering, Mike Henderson, the Senior Vice-President of the APAC region, personally thanked the employees. “To every SYKESer here, thank you. Thank you for supporting not just the company, our clients  or your fellow SYKESers. Thank you for extending your support to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. Thank you for the donations---cash and material needs. Thank you for your spirit of volunteerism. Thank you for contributing your team building funds and some from their own personal pockets. This is the essence of support. Again, thank you. “

Friday, December 20, 2013


ENERGIZER Philippines, Inc. has donated P2M worth of its products to several foundations and NGOs, as part of their rescue and rehabilitation efforts to the affected families and individuals that were devastated during the wrath of typhoon Yolanda over the Visayas Region recently. Present during one of the simple turnover ceremony were Lady Reyes and Marivic Calixto, Operations Manager, GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.   “We at Energizer Philippines are one with the GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc. of its rehabilitation programs. We hope that our Energizer flashlights and batteries will go a long way to help rebuild the lives of the people affected by Typhoon Yolanda” said Lady Reyes of Energizer Philippines, Inc.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

American Eye Center Honors OFW Heroes

The Christmas season is all about the spirit of giving. And give is what the American Eye Center, the country’s leading eye care center, will do this Yuletide season.

In line with its support of Filipinos working abroad, the American Eye Center is giving eligible OFWs the ultimate gift with its Pamaskong Handog OFW Privilege Card through its Shangri-La and Greenbelt branches. With the OFW Privilege Card, kababayans can now secure eye health for themselves and for their dependents from anywhere in the world through discounts on diagnostics and treatments.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Nokia Lumia 1020 arrives in the Philippines

Nokia today unveiled the Nokia Lumia 1020 in the Philippines, the smartphone that sets a new benchmark in smartphone imaging.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is able to produce some of the sharpest images possible by any digital camera thanks to Nokia’s innovative PureView technology, including a second generation 41 megapixel sensor, six lens Carl Zeiss optics with optical image stabilization – allowing people to capture, edit and share professional quality photos and videos.

Using a new application called Nokia Pro Camera, the Nokia Lumia 1020 reinvents zoom, enabling people to shoot first and then zoom later to discover and re-discover stories that contain more detail than the eye can see. With a beautiful interface that visually demonstrates how settings will affect the final photo or video, Nokia Pro Camera simplifies features usually reserved for professional cameras and teaches people how to take better photographs.
“Consumers want to capture and share memorable experiences with their smartphone. We want to take people on a journey from capturing pictures to recording and sharing their lives. The Nokia Lumia 1020 brings new meaning to pictures and continues to strengthen Nokia’s leadership in imaging. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is the first smartphone to exceed many standalone digital cameras in terms of image quality capture ensuring users always have that perfect photo – day or night,” said Gary Chan, Head of Marketing, Pan Asia, Nokia .

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Dimension Data: How to ensure secure enterprise mobility

The capability to adapt to change swiftly and smoothly is one of the best ways to ensure business viability. The last five years has seen data and device use going wireless and mobile, with more businesses making the most of their manpower and the devices these personnel use.

Monday, September 23, 2013

LINE version 3.9.0 Unveils 'Snap Movie' and Video call

Here is something much awaited by many Filipino LINE users. LINE, the world’s leading mobile messaging platform with 240 million users worldwide, has announced that the 3.9.0 version of LINE will be released worldwide. Powered with video features such as Snap Movie and video call, the updated version has opened up a new ground of dynamic mobile communication where users can enjoy various communication tools in one platform.

Snap Movie, a video recording and sharing feature, allows users to create 4-10 seconds of personalized video clips with their choice of background music. In addition to using text and stickers, users can now share special moments via creative and dynamic video messages with their friends and family around the world.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

LINE joins hands with FC Barcelona for collaborative digital content

Filipino fans of soccer and FC Barcelona are in for a treat.

LINE, the world’s leading mobile messaging platform with 230 million users worldwide, has officially partnered with world-class soccer club FC Barcelona to develop several FCB branded digital goods in order to further enlarge its overseas user base.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Microsoft Philippines partners with FINEX to empower financeexecutiveswith ICT education and modern technologies

Driven by its commitment to transform organizations through innovative technologies, Microsoft Philippines formally seals its partnership today with the Finance Executives Institute of the Philippines or FINEX.
Entering a tie up with a technology partner for the first time, FINEX chose Microsoft so that finance decision-makers in the country can be empowered with ICT education like the megatrends in IT (cloud,social, big data and mobility). In effect, FINEX can leverage on advancedtechnology as a strategy for business. Microsoft’s enterprise-grade solutions can help FINEX scale for increased efficiency and productivity which accelerate business results.
Brian Hachez, ICT Committee Chairman of FINEX said, “Technology provides efficiency, productivity and consistency to any service or manufacturing business. Additionally, technology provides the data needed for the dashboards and reports that monitor and control a company. These are the goals of any modern CFO and CEO.  FINEX chose Microsoft as our ICT educational partner because they are a giant in the industry creating complete, unified, and compatible systems to drive business productivity and modernization.”
"At Microsoft, it is our priority to transform businesses through our family of class-leading devices and services like the recently launched Office 365,” said Karrie Ilagan, Managing Director of Microsoft Philippines. “Moreover, our partnership with FINEX showcases how we empower organizationsnot just withstrategic technologiesbut also the information on the IT megatrends necessary to help them successfully integrate technology into business.”
The event will also celebrate the 9th General Membership Meeting of FINEX where new members will be introduced.
Hau Lu, Microsoft Asia Pacific's Technology Architect will deliver a presentation on technology megatrends that are impacting businesses today. With over 15 years of IT experience, Lu has been helping businesses build strategies to increase productivity through the use of the cloud, social collaboration and communications technology. 
To enable FINEX members with the IT megatrends, Microsoft Philippinesexecutives will deliver a presentation on the role of the cloud in facilitating mobility and productivity, and the value of big data in harnessing insights for business decision-making. The speakers are: Ritchie Arceo (Controller), Mae Moreno (Windows Lead), Joel Garcia (Server and Tools Lead), and Odessa Rosales (Solution Sales Specialist for BI and Big Data).
To learn more on how Microsoft can help transform your business today, visit www.microsoft.com.ph/enterprise.
About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Microsoft Philippines, the local subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, has been constantly bringing innovation and making its technology available to Filipino businesses and individuals since 1995.  As a committed and trusted partner in nation-building, Microsoft Philippines has made it its mission to fuel growth and healthy communities, as well as transform locally-based businesses and empower them to compete in the global economy.

Angat Pinoy, Angat Negosyo. Angat Pilipinas.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Microsoft Philippines launches Office 365 service

After the highly successful consumer and enterprise launch of the newOffice last February, Microsoft Philippines is bringing another innovation to the cloud – the Office 365 for Business and for Education.
Office 365 is a full cloud service for Business and Education that will enable organizations to take full advantage of multiple options when deciding where to deploy their productivity technologies. Whether accessing services from within their own data center or off-premise through Hosting Partners or Microsoft Office 365, organizations will see Microsoft deliver its promise of providing cloud services on the customers’ terms. Enterprises, SMBs, and educational institutions will now have the flexibility of running their applications on the cloud without the need for physical servers. This means that they can attain productivity wherever, whenever and whichever device they use.
“At Microsoft, we work hard to transform organizations and individuals through our family of devices and services,” said Karrie Ilagan, Microsoft Philippines Managing Director. “In line with this, we officially launched the all new Office 365 -- a full cloud service -- to our business and education customers nationwide to provide them ‘the no compromise’ productivity experience built for the modern workplace.”

Monday, June 24, 2013

Toshiba launches stylish, high-performance laptops designed for specific consumers

With five kids and with different needs when it comes to gadgets, I usually scout for reliable brands .Be it for business, gaming, or home use, there’s an elegantly designed Toshiba notebook that’s just right for my family.

Numerous studies conducted by Toshiba revealed that one thing users truly value is “elegant design” – carefully and thoughtfully designed products that combine both aesthetics and functionality.

With this in mind, Toshiba set off to produce new laptops that utilize modern materials and that feature smart and stylish design elements such as frameless keyboards, enhanced speakers, and metallic surfaces and finishes.

Continuously striving to offer the best in terms of value, entertainment, and portability,Toshiba (Philippines) Inc. recently launched five elegant yet high performance laptops designed for specific consumers . The event was held in Makati and numerous tech bloggers, media and press was amazed as Toshiba laptop passed numerous test in durability.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Torque Unleashes Powerful, Affordable Android Gadgets

Think you’ve seen the best in Android phones? Wait until you get your hands on Torque’s new DROIDZ series.

Torque, a mobile company that proudly offers Pinoy branded phones, has introduced the New DROIDZ Flex Technology which optimizes the software to maximize the hardware capability of the device. Droidz Flex Technology for Android aims to provide faster, more powerful, yet very affordable Android devices for the demanding Filipino users who want to experience more with their Torque smart phone of choice.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

City of Davao, Philippines Launches IBM Intelligent Operations Center for Public Safety

The Davao City Government today announced that it has successfully implemented IBM’s (NYSE: IBM)  Intelligent Operations Center solution, enhancing the capabilities of Davao’s existing Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC) by integrating and analyzing relevant information collected from multiple agencies that are dedicated to protecting the welfare of its citizens and the environment.

The new Intelligent Operations Center will play an important role in the city’s PSSCC, helping to coordinate the city’s emergency services such as police, fire, anti-terrorism task force, and the K9 urban search and rescue services. 

With the new system, the PSCCC now has a centralized operations dashboard where multiple agencies can integrate and process information in real time, significantly improving their response time to emergencies.  Over the past month of operation, the centralized and intelligent platform has enabled noticeable improvements in the management of the four main pillars of public safety: crime prevention, emergency response, threat prevention and response, and traffic management.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

SMBs prefer Globe Business as solutions provider

Business transactions across the globe the world have become increasingly dependent on telecoms technology—for reaching out to their markets, for spreading information about products and services, and for exchanging critical information and closing deals with partners. This has also brought the level of competition between businesses into new territory: if your competitor is benefiting from telecoms technology, are you keeping up, falling behind, or moving forward?

For Filipino entrepreneurs who are more dependent on texting to conduct business, Globe Business offers Business Plus Plan Zero. This plan allows text-savvy entrepreneurs to choose from several options that let them maximize the text-messaging service at a lower cost. They can choose from Business Plus Plan Zero services like 300 Local Texts (P100), Unli Text (P200), or Unlitext All (P600).

Globe Business is the preferred network provider of SMBs today because it provides telecoms solutions at the next level, especially those designed to help drive growth, efficiency, and cost-savings for SMBs.

Globe Business empowers entrepreneurs so that they can do business from wherever they are. Through Globe Business solutions, they can have more time with their families while still retaining that important sense of security and control over business operations.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Lenovo Introduce Touchscreen Multimedia IdeaPad Z Series Laptop

With the fast pace of technology that’s been happening, we too need to equip ourselves with the right gadgets. No one is excuse from this event and to make sure that people could cope with the newest trend, there are companies who doesn’t stop in making the latest update. We could not escape but we could sure equipped ourselves for technology is at hand with the right gadget we own.

 “Our slim IdeaPad Z touchscreen series equipped with Windows 8 is a testament to Lenovo’s long term commitment of driving innovation by expanding into new form factors as we lead the way to the PC+ era,” said Vicky Agorrilla, Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines. “The Z series blends fashion, form, and function to address the evolving needs of Filipino consumers looking for a slim, versatile, and intuitive personal computer with great multimedia and multi-touch features at a competitive price point.”

Lenovo today announced the launch of its latest touch-optimized IdeaPad Z Series laptops, the IdeaPad Z400 and Z500 which are designed to take users’ PC interaction to new heights. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Introducing LINE, the Hottest Global Smartphone Life Platform

Feb. 14, 2013 is not just Valentine’s Day but also the day where Line was introduced to media and on-line bloggers, the event was held at the F1 Hotel.  Mr. .Kang, Hyun Bin (Director of Line Business Office, NHN Corp) and Mr. Jin-Woo Lee (Senior Manager, Line Business, NHN Corporation) presents LINE, the world’s leading mobile messenger app that offers local and international free messaging, voice calla and group messaging, while integrating various social network service elements in its features such as Stickers, Home & Timeline and numerous Line family apps including Line Game and Line Camera, making it a Smartphone Line Platform

Director Hyun-bin Kang " Through the continuous release of features, Line has become wildly popular in Asia and is also rapidly growing in N. America and Europe, as well as in Spanish speaking countries "

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Dell Supports Childhope Asia in Teaching Street Children

Dell’s Powering the Possible grant will provide 620 children with access to technology across Metro Manila

Dell today announced it has joined the advocacy of Childhope Asia Philippines, Inc. (CHAP) to help close the learning gap among underserved children. CHAP will receive a Dell Powering the Possible grant that will facilitate its aim to empower street children through education and computer literacy.

CHAP works with the underprivileged street children and out-of-school youth in Metro Manila to give them equal opportunities for learning through several programs, including basic literacy and numeracy, alternative learning system basic education, computer literacy, as well as life skills, values and primary health education. To facilitate its outreach and protection/education program, the charity is aided by mobile education vans with street educators that are deployed to 18 locations daily where street children are commonly found—in parks or on the sidewalks of urban centers—to teach children there.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Globe Business reaffirms commitment to make business better for Filipino entrepreneurs

As the year comes to a close, Globe Business is doubling its efforts to provide Filipino entrepreneurs operating small and medium businesses or SMBs a complete range of solutions that can help maximize their business operations at lesser cost.

“We see the end of the year as a time for taking stock of how we’ve done our mission of providing ideal solutions to Filipino entrepreneurs. It’s time for us to use hindsight in assessing our performance and for renewing our commitment to make business better for SMBs,” said Manny Escosa, Globe Business Marketing Head for Small and Medium Business Segments.

Dell Unveils New Latitude 10 Essentials Configuration for Unbeatable Tablet Value

  • New Dell Latitude 10 offers a full-featured, enterprise-ready Windows 8 tablet experience at a more affordable pric
  • Ideal for schools and small businesses, new tablet brings ease and affordability to deploying, securing and managing tablets to budget-conscious organizations 

Expanding upon the success of the Latitude 10 standard configuration launched in November2012, Dell today announced the Latitude 10 essentials configurationto offer a secure, manageable and durable enterprise-ready tablet optiontobudget-conscious customers[2]. Ideal for organizations such as schools and small businesses, the new configurationoffers outstanding value with essential productivity and collaboration features and a full-featured Windows 8 tablet experience. The new Latitude 10 offers consumer customers rich entertainment features for movies, books and games, as well as compatibility with familiar applications and accessories to transition seamlessly between work and play.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

iZone-iHub Center : A place where your Idea is your Entrance Ticket

I’m a member of the Global Pinoy for two years now. For a fee of P150.00, my membership for two years provides free internet and coffee or ice tea. To be able to become a member of Global Pinoy, there are certain requirements that others may not be able to provide. The reason I’m telling you this story is because, I found a new place to hang out and everything is free and no requirement nor documents needs to be submitted.