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Eastern Communications sponsors feeding program with Star Touring and Riding Association

Manifesting its commitment to corporate philanthropy, Eastern Communications, the country’s full-service provider of world-class business connectivity solutions, recently sponsored a feeding program for less fortunate children coming from local orphanages of Cebu City. The activity was part of an annual event dubbed “Biketoberfest,” a gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts organized by the STAR Touring and Riding Association Cebu Chapter. In addition to promoting family bonding, camaraderie and the joys of motorcycling, the association also promotes corporate social responsibility. Together with Eastern Communications, it provided the children with lunch, school supplies, and entertainment through various motorcycle stunts. The event took place in Asiatown IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City.

 
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GSC launches Gurango Hosted Solutions for SMEs in PHL

Gurango Software Corporation (GSC), a provider of powerful and affordable management solutions, launched Gurango Hosted Solutions (GHS), an innovative business on-demand service that delivers Microsoft Dynamics Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions in the cloud for small and medium-sized enterprises in the Philippines.

The first cloud offering of its kind in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, GHS provides access to core software solutions with no upfront capital investment. Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions encompass internal and external management information across business functions including finance, accounting, manufacturing, sales, and customer interactions. Microsoft Dynamics CRM solutions allow the company to manage with customers and prospects.
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TELUS International Philippines welcomes its new country manager

As country manager for TELUS International Philippines, Jeffrey Uthoff became the on-site operational lead for the organization, bringing together all functional groups and providing leadership and coordination for the entire local team in Manila.

Uthoff has spent over 20 years in the contact center space, primarily in executive operations roles, but has also enjoyed responsibility for Sales Management and Client Relationship leadership. He joined TIP from IBM Global Process Services, where he served as Director and Country Head in the Philippines. Previously, he was with ICT Group for five years, as Executive Vice-President of Strategy and Development, Asia, and before that, Consumer and Telco Markets. Uthoff has a diverse and exciting professional background, including roles in the United States, Canada, and the Philippines. He has lived in the Philippines since 2008 and loves his adopted homeland, even though it’s a long way from the small farming community in Iowa where he was raised.
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Newton ambassadors reign supreme

Team Newton

Philippines’ original man of steel asserted his supremacy in iron distance triathlon while the queen of the southern roads stamped her mark as national marathon champion in a successful year for endurance athletes.

The running boom continued and triathlon thrived, with numerous local races and international events held across the country in the year that was.

But two seasoned veterans shone brightest.
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Shamcey Supsup graces American Standard launch

American Standard, one of the leading makers of high-quality bathroom fixtures, recently launched its latest bathroom products in an event attended by key customers at the Hotel Intercontinental in Makati City. Supsup was the guest of honor. “It is a privilege to be invited to this event,” Supup said. “As an aspiring architect myself, I have always regarded American Standard as representative of the fusion of beauty and efficiency. I am very excited to be here tonight.” The event saw the launch of its newest and most innovative bathroom fixtures and designs. “These new product lines represent American Standard’s uncompromising belief in the growing sophistication of the market,” said Noel Tolosa, American Standard marketing manager. “These products are here because of extensive product research into what the consumers want and what they need.” Tolosa added.

 
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Filipino named Most Outstanding Jaycee President of the World

Next-generation Filipino entrepreneur Roberto “Toby” Claudio, President of Toby’s Sports and founder of running specialty store Runnr recently received the distinction of being the Most Outstanding Junior Chamber International (JCI) Chapter President of the World in the recent JCI World Congress 2011 held in Brussels, Belgium.

In winning the award, Claudio bested more than 5000 other President’s of JCI chapters from cities all around the world. The award recognizes Claudio’s outstanding leadership of JCI Manila, the first JCI chapter in Asia and oldest leadership development organization in the Philippines, in fulfilling the mission of the JCI during his term in 2010. The JCI, founded in 1944, is a worldwide association of young active citizens who lead projects in the areas of Business, Community, Individual and International Development in order to create positive change. The criteria for the award rest on several factors such as general management, leadership skills, as well as his chapter’s accomplishment of numerous community development projects.
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Posted by on January 9, 2012 in News, Toby's Sports

 

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First Smart-Sun-TNT call and text offer bared

Capitalizing on PLDT’s partnership with ‘unli’ services leader Sun Cellular (Sun), wholly-owned subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) recently launched Trio 20—the first value for money call and text package available to Smart, Sun and TNT subscribers.

For only P20, Smart, Sun, and TNT prepaid subscribers can send 200 texts and make 15 minutes of calls to over 65 million mobile users in the country for an entire day simply by texting “Trio20” to 2477.
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Seagate Technology updates financial outlook for fiscal third quarter 2012

Seagate Technology recently provided preliminary financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended December 30, 2011. The acquisition of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd’s (“Samsung”) hard disk drive business closed on December 19, 2011 and these preliminary financial results include Samsung operating activity from that date.

The company shipped approximately 47 million disk drives, which included approximately 700,000 Samsung disk drives, and expects to report revenue for its fiscal second quarter 2012 of $3.1 – $3.2 billion. Before giving effect to charges related to the acquisition of Samsung’s hard disk drive business that are not yet determinable, the company expects gross margin as a percent of revenue to be at least 30.5%, operating expenses (Product Development, Marketing and Administrative) to be approximately $390 million, and diluted outstanding shares to be 440 million.
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Smart blocks ‘bill shock’ with new charge cap

Wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is putting an end to unexpected mobile Internet charges as it introduces its new anti-bill shock feature.

Unlike in the past, where charges continue to pile up because of unknown or unintentional use of data connectivity (e.g. via automatic app updates, location-based services, etc.) the new feature automatically kicks in to prevent overcharging.
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Nokia ushers in the New Year with Dual SIM Nokia Asha 200

Nokia recently announced the availability of the Nokia Asha 200 in the Philippines – a colorful Dual SIM phone with a full QWERTY keypad for fast messaging.

The Nokia Asha 200 offers Nokia’s Easy Swap feature for convenient changing of SIM cards without the need to turn off the phone or remove the battery. The phone allows up to five SIM cards to be personalized and managed, so that calls, texts or web browsing can be enjoyed with minimized costs and maximum network coverage.
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