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Oil companies sign calamity response agreement

The Philippine Institute of Petroleum (PIP), a non-stock, non-profit organization composed of some of the country’s major oil industry players, has joined forces with the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), and the Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC) in the latest milestone in public-private […]

October 22, 2014 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 86
News

Smart now offers Huawei LTE G6 on postpaid

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) brings a new addition to their postpaid lineup. Now available free under their fully-customizable and fully-consumable Smart Postpaid All-in Plan 800 is the Huawei G6 LTE. The Huawei G6 is 4G LTE-enabled and boasts of a 4.5-inch qHD display, 5-megapixel front-facing camera and Emotion UI 2.0. At 7.85mm slim and weighing […]

October 22, 2014 by Addie Mendoza 102
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Asus Gamer motherboards and Strix graphics cards launched

Last October 16, gamers from all over the Metro convened at the Crowne Plaza to witness the launch of Asus’ Gamer series motherboards, and the Strix line of graphics cards and gaming accessories. A total of three motherboards were launched by the tech giant, namely the: H97-Pro Gamer, the B85-Pro Gamer, and the A88X-Gamer. The […]

October 21, 2014 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 133
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Globe GCASH partners with global crowd funding source Kiva

GCash, the mobile money service of Globe Telecom, is changing the crowd funding landscape in the Philippines by partnering with Kiva, a global non-profit organization that uses its online platform to generate donations that are directly matched with lending opportunities. The partnership with Kiva will propel GCash as another donation service that is closer to […]

October 20, 2014 by Belle Alba 135
Mobility News

Jollibee enlists Isuzu trucks in latest hauling venture

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has turned over 100 NKR71 trucks with aluminum van bodies to Philippine fast food giant Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) during a simple ceremony last September 16 at Jollibee Libis. These new imports were tapped to bolster JFC’s expansion plan of having more than 2,200 stores and outlets by the year’s end. […]

October 20, 2014 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 99
Mobility News

Isuzu World on Wheels takes on Cebu

(from left to right) Mr. Bing Uy, President/General Manager of Isuzu Bacolod, Mr. Daisuke Inaba, IPC VP for Sales, Mr. Nobuo Izumina IPC President, Mr. Manny Aligada Deputy CEO of Ayala Automotive Holdings Corp., and Mr. Rene Paningbatan President of Isuzu Cebu.   Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) entertained motoring fanatics and devotees in the Visayas area […]

October 20, 2014 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 133
Music Corner News

Deezer debuts a smart new look

The premier digital music streaming service, Deezer, has just rolled out a new look for its web service. The web service now sports a new user interface (UI) that features a stripped down, simple yet smart and more convenient layout. This design puts music recommendation and favourites upfront, welcoming music lovers who log on to […]

October 20, 2014 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 111
Gadgets

A quick look: Zenbook UX303LN

Asus has just announced the local availability of the Zenbook UX303LN. Take a look at the specs below: Processor: up to Intel Core i7-4510U, 1.8GHz RAM: 4GB on-board +1 slot (up to 12GB) Storage: up to 256GB SSD   Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT840 VRAM: 2GB Screen: 13.3” 16:9 IPS FHD (1920×1080) LED multi-touch screen display Audio: ASUS […]

October 19, 2014 by Ren Alcantara 122
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Mi store pops up at SM Megamall

If you’re late to the Mi party, the winds have started to blow in your favor. Our Mi friends have just given us word that they’re going to be bringing their amazing devices to a physical store next week. The Mi pop-up store will be at the SM Megamall (Upper G/F Building B)  from October […]

October 19, 2014 by Ren Alcantara 112
Mobility

Toyota Motor Philippines is now the official distributor of TRD in the country

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) represented by its president Michinobu Sugata, and Toyota Technocraft Co., Ltd., represented by its director Masaaki Murata, signed a dealership agreement for TMP to be the official distributor of TRD products in the Philippines. TRD or Toyota Racing Development produces various tuning products and accessories for the Toyota and Lexus brands. […]

October 18, 2014 by Mika Fernandez-David 125

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