Daily Archives: May 2, 2012

Private sector asked to revisit ops, invest on health care

Philippine businesses are called to fast-track their efforts for maternal and child health care in the final mile to achieving MDG 5.

With only three years left to attain the Millenium Development Goal 5 known as the reduction of maternal mortality ratio (MMR), the private sector was encouraged to use its resources to immediately address the growing gap of poor maternal and child health care in the country.

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Nokia officially starts the development of its manufacturing facility in Vietnam


Reaffirming long-term commitment to the country and the company’s strategy to connect the next billion to information and the Internet

Nokia kicked-off the development of its manufacturing facility in Vietnam to serve the growing demand for mobile phones all over the world. The event featured Secretary of the Central Party Committee, Vice President of the National Assembly of Vietnam, Madam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan; Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology Vietnam, Mr. Nguyen Quan; Ambassador of Finland to Vietnam, Kimmo Lähdevirta; and high ranking officials from Central authorities and Bac Ninh province amongst more than 200 others.

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Technology Meets Fashion with the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook

Fashion is a daily choice. What we wear. What to bring. It’s a statement of who we are. It is a storyteller that talks about the wearer. It is also ever changing. Fashion is influenced by the latest movies, books, television, musicians and cultural icons.

Lenovo, an icon in the world of technology, has created an image fit for men and women who hold sway in the realm of high fashion. Let Haute Couture welcome its latest member — the Lenovo IdeaPad 300s Ultrabook.

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Top tips for the budding online marketer

With Mother’s Day coming up fast, it’s no wondering that Pinoys are turning to the internet to ensure they get the date right and track down the right gifts for their mothers. A look at Insights for Search shows that searches for ‘Mother’s Day 2012’ and ‘Mother’s Day’ rose, as did searches for ‘bouquets’ and ‘balloons’.

Clearly, Filipinos are looking to give their mothers something to remember the day by. So what can a business to do reach this audience? Why not tap on the power of the internet? The web offers savvy marketers the opportunity and free tools to help grow their business. Whether big or small, firms can easily leverage these free tools to successfully run and reap the benefits of an online marketing campaign. Here are five key questions and tips to help you plan and execute your online marketing campaign like a pro.

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New BlackBerry 7.1 OS Now Available for BlackBerry Bold 9900 Customers in the Philippines

The latest version of BlackBerry smartphone’s OS, BlackBerry 7.1, is now available for BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 customers in the Philippines. Discovering new things, staying in touch, and doing things that matter in real time is now easier than ever.

The BlackBerry 7.1 OS incorporates a new feature called BlackBerry® Tag that can change the way BlackBerry users share information and content. By simply tapping their NFC enabled BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone against another NFC enabled BlackBerry smartphone, users can make sharing easier than ever. They can instantly invite a friend to BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger), exchange contact information, documents, URLs, photos, apps and other multimedia content, and they can also pair their BlackBerry smartphone with an NFC enabled Bluetooth® device.
With BlackBerry 7.1 OS, customers can be productive from virtually anywhere. They can now turn their BlackBerry smartphone into a mobile hotspot that can be shared by up to 5 Wi-Fi® -enabled devices, including laptops and tablets.
The new BlackBerry 7.1 OS is now available for BlackBerry Bold 9900 customers to download. Customers can upgrade the OS of their smartphones by visiting, or using the BlackBerry® Desktop Manager software.
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Microsoft Philippines Creates Synergies to Aid Micro Financing and Community Projects

The National Confederation of Cooperatives (Natcco) recently forged a partnership with Microsoft Value Added Reseller Ng-Khai Development Corporation in an effort to provide its members access to reliable and certified technology.

Natcco is the biggest and strongest federation of cooperatives in the Philippines, in terms of geographical reach, membership, financial capacity and array of services.  Now with 1.9 million individual members and 500 member cooperatives, Nattco recognizes the need to use IT solutions to support its activities and programs that promote livelihood and other business solutions among member-cooperatives.  Nattco President Rey Gandionco shared the rationale behind the partnership.  “As we have continuously searched for IT solutions that will fuel the livelihood programs and other business solutions, we saw that Microsoft gave us a good deal, an opportunity to make our system and services reliable for every cooperative member,” said Gandionco.

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