Caltex to give hassle-free service to motorist to enjoy the journey this Undas

Caltex, marketed by Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), makes sure motorists traveling this Undas will have a hassle-free and enjoyable trip by offering fuel discounts, free vehicle check-up and medical assistance.

Caltex is slashing P10 off per liter of fuel with its Liter Lottery Promo. From October 27 through November 2, 2017, customers with class 1 vehicles can enjoy P10 off per liter of fuel if the last digit of their vehicle’s plate number matches the last digit of the liter meter.

The Liter Lottery promo is open to all customers availing a full tank automatic of Platinum, Silver, or Diesel with Techron D fuels in participating Caltex stations.

With thousands of motorists hitting the roads this Undas, Caltex promotes road safety through FREE vehicle check-up and motorist assistance. Customers can enjoy these free check-up and maintenance services at Toyota and Isuzu tents located in selected Caltex stations from October 29 to November 2, 2017, to ensure their vehicles are in good driving condition.

Caltex is also partnering with Red Cross Philippines in providing medical assistance. Red Cross representatives will be stationed in selected Caltex stations, ready to attend to the medical needs of motorists and their families in case of an emergency.

The Liter Lottery Promo and motorist assistance are available in participating stations, namely:

  • Caltex upper session road
  • Caltex NLEX Southbound
  • Caltex SLEX Southbound
  • Caltex SLEX Northbound
  • Caltex Tagaytay Junction
  • Caltex Governors Drive Dasmarinas
  • Caltex San Pablo.

“Chevron knows how important Undas is to Filipinos. We aim to provide our motorists with a safe, convenient and enjoyable experience through our motorist assistance programs, medical assistance and exciting consumer promos as they spend their time with their families and friends this season,” said Louie Zhang, country chairman of CPI.

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About Caltex Philippines

Caltex™, the retail brand of Chevron Philippines Inc., offers high quality products and services. There are close to 700 service stations strategically scattered throughout the Philippine archipelago and employees working in several areas of business such as Marketing, Lubricants and Terminal operations. The Chevron products that are available in the Philippines include Caltex with Techron® fuel and Caltex Diesel with Techron®D, Havoline® and Delo® oils. More information on Chevron Philippines Inc. is available at www.caltex.com/ph.

MDPPA reminds motorists about road safety as Undas draws near

Undas, the yearly Philippine holiday commemorating loved ones who have passed on, is only a few weeks away. With the coming holiday, many Filipinos are expected to go home to their provinces to visit their dearly departed, troop to the cemeteries in the city with family or take advantage of the opportunity to grab a quick getaway.

The Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association, Inc. (MDPPA) hopes to remind motorcycle riders to practice road safety this coming Undas.

Magnus Mateo, MDPPA Road Safety Committee Vice Chairman, shares some tips to guide motorcycle riders as they go out to be with family and friends in the cemetery or the provinces:

  1. Ability. Motorcycle riders should know how to properly ride a motorcycle. First-time motorcycle owners are encouraged to take riding lessons. A road safety driving center in Metro Manila teaches would-be riders first how to ride a bicycle properly and safely. Once they pass the bicycle driving test, students are taught how to ride an electric bike and then advance to learning the proper way to ride a motorcycle after passing the electric bike test.
  2. Visibility. Motorcycle riders should ensure they are always seen by other motorists on the road. Avoid changing lanes or merging on other vehicles’ blind spots. Motorcycles are small so riders should take extra caution when changing lanes or squeezing between vehicles.
  3. Predictability. Avoid sudden stops and immediate left or right turns as these will endanger the rider and passenger. Sudden stops are known to throw the rider over the front of the motorcycle.
  4. Dependability. Always check the motorcycle’s condition before any trip, whether it is a long ride or just a short one. Make sure the motorcycle’s chain or belt is moving freely. Always do regular maintenance of chain-driven bikes, and ensure the work includes cleaning and waxing of the chain. Also check for any oil or other fluid leakage anywhere on the motorcycle. Have the bike checked by an authorized motorcycle repairman if there’s a leakage. Remember to also check the brakes, tires, oil and controls.
  5. Variability. Expect the unexpected. Always practice defensive driving. Give proper road courtesy but do not expect other road users to provide the same treatment. Also share the road with other road elements such as other vehicles and pedestrians.

These reminders should be followed not only during holidays or long rides but every day, according to Mateo. For emergencies on the road, call 117 to alert the Philippine National Police (PNP) or 320 to get assistance from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

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About the Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association, Inc. (MDPPA)

Based on the basic principles of the Philippine Motor Vehicle Development Program (MVDP) implemented by the Board of Investments, Philippine Motorcycle Manufacturing Program (PMMP) Association was established in 1973. In 1987, new MVDP guidelines were finalized and program name was, likewise, changed to Motorcycle Development Program (MDP). The Association was given the new name of Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association, Inc. (MDPPA) in 1989.

The current five members of the Association (Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha and Kymco) are all active participants of the government’s Motor Vehicle Development Program (MVDP).

Honeywell Awards Three Scholarships to Chemical Engineer Students in Philippines

Honeywell announced today that it has awarded scholarships to three Filipino students majoring in chemical engineering at a leading university in Philippines, affirming Honeywell’s continued investment in building the future engineering talent in the country.

The scholarship will include three students from Mapua Institute of Technology and they will be awarded US$1500 each.

As a part of the scholarship program held in The Philippines, as well as Vietnam and Myanmar, five of the scholars will conduct internships at the U.S. research and development campus of Honeywell UOP, a global leader in refining and petrochemical technology. One of the chemical engineering students selected for internships will further develop their skills through direct participation with UOP technology.

“We’re very excited to extend the scholarship program in The Philippines to augment the country’s growth by supporting its talented students in their pursuit of education in chemical engineering,” said Jim Rekoske, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Honeywell UOP. “Working with leading university in The Philippines, our program invests in the next generation of the country’s scientific and research talent, which will benefit its refining, gas processing and petrochemical industries for many years.”

“The cash award from Honeywell UOP is very important because it comes from the leading company in petroleum engineering,” said a student at Mapua Institute of Technology, and one of the students who completed an internship at Honeywell UOP last summer. “I was invigorated by the experience, and I look forward to applying my new expertise in my work in The Philippines.”

In addition to the scholarships and internships, Honeywell UOP also provides an annual lecture series in refining and petrochemicals to each of 12 leading universities in Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, and The Philippines. The lecture series contributes greatly to the academic curriculum in chemical engineering at these institutions, helping to develop a strong pool of talent in the industry across the region.

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About Honeywell UOP

Honeywell UOP (www.uop.com) is a leading international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. Honeywell UOP is part of Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group, which also includes Honeywell Process Solutions (www.honeywellprocess.com), a pioneer in automation control, instrumentation and services for the oil and gas, refining, petrochemical, chemical and other industries.

Hanabishi promotes fun yet productive school break

With Hanabishi’s line of practical appliances, students can turn the short vacation into a rewarding experience.

It’s just a couple more weeks before schools go for a short break, which is also in time for the celebration of Undas. Many students and parents alike are starting to plan their short vacation: It could be just hanging out with family and friends, a concert or a trip to the province or abroad. Others are looking for ways to be more productive and use the time to catch up on rest or other work postponed, or maybe even generate extra income.

Hanabishi, the country’s number one homegrown appliance manufacturer, encourages the young to use the break not just to relax and have fun but also to be more productive. With the company’s range of affordable quality appliances, students can come up with small businesses that can help them with their savings and even teach them a lesson or two.

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Akamai Agrees to Acquire Nominum

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) today announced the company has entered into an agreement to acquire Nominum, a market leader in DNS and enterprise security solutions for carriers.  The acquisition is intended to add complementary capabilities to Akamai’s portfolio of security offerings while expanding Akamai’s distribution to carriers that serve enterprise customers.  The all-cash transaction is expected to close later this quarter.

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