Suzuki Car Clubs unite to form Team Suzuki Philippines

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One team. One Spirit. One Goal. Suzuki car enthusiasts, with SPH General Manager Mr. Shuzo Hoshikura (center, back row), commenced the first Suzuki Car Club Get Together.


MANILA, PHILIPPINES. February 12, 2016 — Dedicated enthusiasts of various bestselling Suzuki cars finally came together under one umbrella to celebrate the Suzuki Way of Life.

The six accredited Suzuki car clubs in the country; Team Alto Pilipinas, Team Celerio Philippines, Swift 1.2 Philippines, Team APV Philippines, Club Ertiga Philippines, and Vitara Club of the Philippines are now collectively called Team Suzuki Philippines (TSP), a non-profit organization which convened to foster camaraderie and support one other. They marked the milestone by holding the first get together last December 2015.

First Suzuki Car Clubs Get Together

A total of 76 members from the accredited clubs participated in the event held in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna with fun games and activities that created camaraderie across the car clubs. Starting with the Suzuki Liberty Walk which stretched from the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) Sta. Rosa to Nuvali, the half-day event also included giving recognition and handing of certificates to the clubs by Suzuki Philippines, Inc. (SPH), exciting raffles, and a sumptuous lunch.

Strength in Unity

It has always been the dream of SPH–the only integrated automobile and motorcycle company in the Philippines–to gather all Suzuki car clubs wherein they can share goals, ideas and experiences, as well as strengthen and promote the Suzuki Way of Life.

Mr. Shuzo Hoshikura, SPH General Manager for Automobile, shared, “We have proven time and again that it is in the relationship that we build with automobile owners that we find the strength and motivation to improve our products. These are the consumers who candidly share their first-hand experience on owning a Suzuki product, and how they feel towards our products will always be important to us.

“This is a great way for us to reach out to them, and to create a network of members who share a common goal: to improve the driving experience. That is the goal of SPH, as well, and we have a better chance of achieving this if we are one team – interacting, exchanging opinions, criticizing, suggesting, and probably even just being friends with one another,” Mr. Hoshikura added.

SPH, which posted a huge 2015 sales growth, has a positive business outlook for 2016 as well as big plans for Team Suzuki Philippines. Aside from the first six accredited clubs, other Suzuki car clubs are encouraged to join the TSP family.

For more information about Suzuki Philippines and their automobiles, please visit and like them on, and follow on Instagram at @suzukiautoph.

About Suzuki Philippines Incorporated

Suzuki Philippines Incorporated is a wholly-owned Japanese multinational firm highly recognized in the automotive industry. The company specializes in the manufacture and sale of motorcycle and distribution of compact vehicles.

Suzuki has established its reputation worldwide for quality, versatility, and innovation and has created a heritage of trust and reliability.


Lenovo awards TAYO 13 winners with its revolutionary computing devices, inspiring them to never stand still

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The Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations awarded at the recent TAYO Awards with NYC chair Gio Tingson, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr., Sen. Bam Aquino, TAYO president Aika Robredo, and TAYO chair Rollie Fabi


MANILA, PHILIPPINES, February 18, 2016 – The Ten Accomplished Youth Organization (TAYO) recently held the 13th TAYO Awards at the Malacañang Palace. The TAYO Awards is the country’s leading annual search aimed at acknowledging exceptional young Filipinos all over the country whose projects address the relevant needs or opportunities of their respective communities. These projects strive to make significant contributions to society.

Lenovo, a brand that inspires youth to take action and make a difference in the world, has been a firm supporter of the TAYO Awards since 2011. As the official IT partner, Lenovo provided computing devices that were used throughout the search, screening, evaluation, tabulation and presentation of the selected youth organizations.

Lenovo also awarded the ten winning youth organizations with a Lenovo PHAB, a phone+tablet mash up which runs on Android 5.1, a Quad-core processor and a 250mAh battery that gives up to 24 hours of talk time. The Lenovo PHAB will definitely help the TAYO 13 winners achieve greater heights and assist them with giving back to their communities.

About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $46 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode YOGA brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Moto brand), tablets and apps. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@LenovoPhils) or visit us at


FAITH.e Coalition unifies religious sectors to promote credible elections

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(L-R) Carlo Dino, General Secretary, Votenet Philippines; Bishop Evangelio Mercado, Chairman, Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC); Bishop Efraim Fendero, Secretary General, World Evangelical Alliance (WEA); Bishop Broderick Pabillo, Auxillary Bishop of Manila; Bishop Noel Pantoja, Executive Director, Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC); Salma Rasul, Executive Director, Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy (PCID); Reuben Abante, Senior Pastor, Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church & Ministries; Edumundo “Toti” Casino, Past President, Philippine Computer Society; and Nanding Paunil, National Director, Prayer Life Ministries.

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – February 10, 2016: With less than 90 days to go before the national elections, various religious groups assembled to form the FAITH.e Coalition which advocates the full implementation of Republic Act 9369 or Election Automation Law for an honest and credible electoral process. In its full implementation, the R.A 9369 mandates the activation of all the security features of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) voting machines and other safety nets that were not implemented in the past 2010 and 2013 elections.

FAITH.e, which stands for Fairness, Accuracy, Integrity, Transparency and Honesty in Elections, is a coalition of religious leaders, church groups and faith-based organizations comprising of Roman Catholic, Protestant, Evangelical and Muslim members.

These religious groups have united to form an alliance that would ensure that the authority given by God to elect government servants to the Filipinos will be applied and protected. The coalition considers any effort to tamper with the electoral process to be not just illegal but also an immoral act that undermines God’s will for the Filipino people.

The coalition’s primary concern is the present state of the automated election system (AES), particularly the status of the cases filed with the Ombudsman and the Supreme Court against the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and the supplier of the PCOS machines Smartmatic-TIM for removing certain security features specified in the Election Automation Law when the AES was implemented. PCOS will again be used when the Filipino voters practice their right of suffrage on May 9 to elect into office the country’s next president, vice president, senators, representatives and local officials.

“FAITH.e Coalition appeals to the Ombudsman and the Supreme Court to decide upon the cases filed against COMELEC and Smartmatic-TIM with a sense of urgency. We fear that if the cases will not be decided on immediately, the full restoration of all security features of the PCOS machines will not happen in time for the 2016 elections. We believe that the absence of these security features in the AES violates the law of the land and will place the credibility of the 2016 elections in doubt,” Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance Bishop Efraim Tendero shares.

The coalition’s objective is to ensure that the COMELEC will restore all the security features mandated in RA 9369, particularly the following:

  • Voter-verifiable paper audit trail
  • Implementation of a truly random manual audit after the elections
  • Source code review that will allow more interested parties to participate
  • Use of digital signatures of teachers/Board of Election Inspectors
  • Ballot verification through the use of ultra-violet detectors to check against fake ballots

“We trust that the Ombudsman and the Supreme Court will uphold the law and protect the sanctity of the vote of every Filipino. We pray that they will allow God to use them to ensure that fairness, accuracy, integrity, transparency and honesty will prevail in the coming elections,” Bishop Tendero added.

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