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Manila Water deploys mobile water treatment plant to assist in relief drive for “Pablo” victims

The water which is being sourced from the Agusan River in were filtered and treated to ensure it is potable and safe for drinking before it is delivered to the affected residents in the area

The Ayala-led Manila Water Company (MWC) has stepped in to help in the ongoing emergency relief efforts in areas in Mindanao devastated by typhoon “Pablo” by deploying its Mobile Treatment Plant along with nine personnel to provide safe and potable water to affected residents in Purok 1 & 3 in Compostela Town Proper, Compostela Valley, one of the provinces hard hit by the recent typhoon. Equipment and crew were ferried to the area by a C-130 cargo plane Philippine Air Force (PAF).

The mobile water treatment plant was able to provide 34, 000 liters of water to the affected communities during its first three days of operations. Water from Agusan River is filtered and treated to ensure its potability.

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Posted by on December 13, 2012 in Lifestyle, News


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Canon PIXMA is the official printing partner of Pinoy Photography Organization

L-R: Phipho representatives: Joseph Tan, Homer Pialda, Ralph Licerio, Zer Cabatuan, Jovi Ong, Vernes Go and Regie Fernando with Ace Porlet – Training Supervisor for CSP Division, Jill Santiago – Marketing Manager for CSP Division and Vinchy Sanchez – Director for CSP Division

Canon PIXMA, the No. 1 Inkjet Printer Brand for 2011 based on unit sales, is the printing partner of PiPho (Pinoy Photography) Organization for their Monthly Photo Contest (MPC). Canon will support the printing needs of the activity by providing PIXMA printers, Canon Photo Papers and Smart Genuine Consumables. Prior to this partnership Canon sponsored various PiPho events such as Green Perspective-Nuvali Event, 5x 5th Anniversary and PiPho 6th Anniversary.

INFOCHAT Website: Canon PIXMA is the official printing partner of Pinoy Photography Organization

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Posted by on March 15, 2012 in Canon, News


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YouTube enables people to draw attention to causes close to their heart

As a visual medium, videos are a powerful way for people to reach other people — not sure for entertainment, but to call attention to important causes. And combined with the power of the internet, the impact can be still more powerful. YouTube, for example, has 800 million unique visitors a month, or roughly 12 percent of the world’s population online — not just waiting to be entertained, but also informed and inspired.

The Philippines is no stranger to social initiatives effected through YouTube. One recent outreach was the effort of seven-year-old Bronte Henfling, daughter of Skip Henfling, who was part of the ‘Borne Legacy’ film crew. During their stay in the Philippines, Bronte witnessed the devastation wreaked on Cagayan de Oro and Iligan by the tropical storm Sendong. This led the seven-year-old to appeal for toys for the affected children in Mindanao over YouTube. The clip, entitled ‘Bronte and Frank’s Typhoon Toy Drive’, raised 2,000 stuffed toys from California and Australia, to help comfort the children of Mindanao.
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Posted by on March 13, 2012 in News


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Nokia sweeps top awards at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2012

Nokia proves once more that it remains a global leader in mobile communications with prestigious awards won at the recent GSMA Mobile World Congress 2012 held at Fira Montjuïc, in Barcelona, Spain.

The GSMA Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest annual trade show in the mobile industry that brings together industry leaders, key players, mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners worldwide to showcase the latest in mobile technology through exhibitions and conferences provide a venue for participants to collaborate and network to strengthen and explore high-growth opportunities in the mobile phone business.
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Posted by on March 13, 2012 in News, Nokia


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MVP launches IdeaSpace for ‘Technopreneurs’

First Pacific Company Limited (First Pacific) Managing Director and Chief Executive Manuel V. Pangilinan recently announced the launch of IdeaSpace, a multimillion dollar program that will help Filipino entrepreneurs develop groundbreaking technologies, and transform these into successful commercial products.

IdeaSpace will act as an incubator and accelerator program to support technology entrepreneurs in the Philippines and for the global market through partnerships between the MVP Group of companies and global IT companies. The seed fund being invested will be augmented with parallel activities for mentorship, resources, and support.
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Posted by on March 6, 2012 in News, Smart Communications


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Power Mac Center wins an Anvil for ‘Arcadium’ game apps tournament

Receiving the Anvil trophy for Power Mac Center are (center, L-R) CID Managing Director Larry Zurita, and PMC’s Marketing Officer Jihan Muzada and Marketing Manager Joey Alvarez. Flanking them are (L-R) PRSP Officers/Jurors Ma. Corazon Yamsuan, Rina Jimenez-David, Jerry Liao and Ramon Isberto

Power Mac Center (PMC), a chain of the most reliable retail shops and service providers of Apple products and premium accessories in the country, won an Anvil for its customer relationship program dubbed “Arcadium” at the recently concluded Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP)’s 47th Anvil Awards.

Entered in partnership with PMC’s communication partner, CID, Inc., the Arcadium App Arcade Tournament won under the Public Relations Program Directed at Specific Stakeholder category of the prestigious annual competition that recognized outstanding public relations programs implemented in the Philippines in the previous year.
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Posted by on March 6, 2012 in News, Power Mac Center


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Globe cites increasing importance of IT execs in PH firms to drive innovation

Globe Business backs the Association of SEIPI IT Executives and Professionals (ASITEP) anew, partnering with the group for its programs and activities for the year. The renewal of the partnership was done during the group’s year-end membership meeting. Greg Romero (4th from left) headed the representatives from Globe. He is joined in the photo by (from left) ASITEP Board of Directors: Art Rayo of Analog Devices, Richard Parcia of Triquint Semiconductor, Rhett Ramos of Remec Broadband, Karen Salgado of Amkor, Lito Nepomuceno of TDK, John Jimenez of Emerson Network, Jerric Ferrer of Pricon, Gilbert Virtucio of Globe Business and Francis Capili of Moog.

Globe Telecom reinforced its support for IT professionals in the Philippines as the company, through unit Globe Business, renewed its support for the Association of SEIPI IT Executives and Professionals (ASITEP), the umbrella group of IT experts in the Philippines working under the Semiconductor and Electronic Industries in the Philippines (SEIPI).

Business executives and CIOs around the world and across industries agree that information technology is a valued investment in achieving an effective business strategy and vision. The 2011 Global CIO Study by IBM also showed that CIOs from different-sized companies across the globe have become more aligned to CEOs, and are using IT innovation to drive real business results.
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Posted by on March 5, 2012 in Globe Telecom, News


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Chikka, Wolfpac unite

L-R: Orlando B. Vea, Smart Communications Chief Wireless Adviser; Alfie Diaz-Zuniga, Chikka Business Development Director; Dennis Mendiola, Chikka Founder and Chief Imagination Officer; Jojit Alcazar, Wolfpac General Manager; and Chito Bustamante, Chikka Chief Executive Officer

Mobile app trailblazers and former rivals Chikka and Wolfpac have merged. Chikka, whose flagship Chikka Text Messenger is installed in millions of computers and mobile devices around the world, will be the surviving entity.

“The resulting powerhouse now serves as an incubator for new technologies and innovation, producing telco-grade platforms and systems, and real value-added services for the new digital consumer, including corporate partners,” said Chito Bustamante, Chikka chief executive officer.
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Posted by on March 5, 2012 in News


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Schneider Electric names Jeff de Sousa as new VP for IT Business

Jeff de Sousa, New VP for IT Business, Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, announces the appointment of Jeff de Sousa as Vice President for IT Business in the Philippines.

De Sousa brings with him a deep understanding of the IT industry being with APC for 17 years. His vast knowledge and extensive technical and sales experience is key in driving Schneider Electric’s IT business unit towards strategic growth and expanded market leadership in the country.
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Posted by on February 17, 2012 in News, Schneider Electric


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Chrome now available in Beta for Ice Cream Sandwich phones and tablets

Google launches today Chrome for Android Beta. As always, it continues to bring many preferred features and apps of Chrome to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phones or tablets. Like the desktop version, Chrome for Android Beta is focused on speed and simplicity, but it also features seamless sign-in and sync so web experience can be personalized with convenience, mobility and accessibility.

With Chrome for Android, you can search, navigate and browse fast—Chrome fast.  You can scroll through web pages as quickly as you can flick your finger. When searching, your top search results are loaded in the background as you type so pages appear instantly. And of course, both search and navigation can all be done quickly from the Chrome omnibox.
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Posted by on February 13, 2012 in News


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