Learn-through-play area rises in Smokey Mountain


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Chevron, JCI Manila, and GK create Caltex Playland in Smokey Mountain

Manila, Philippines, November 4, 2014 – Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of the Caltex fuel and lubricants, in partnership with Gawad Kalinga (GK) and the Junior Chamber International Manila (JCI), has made learning more fun for at least 700 pre-school children in Smokey Mountain with the creation of the Caltex Playland, an interactive learn-through-play area, and the renovation of the GK day care center.

With the help of  Chevron, Lael could just be the next Leonardo Da Vinci.
With the help of Chevron, Lael could just be the next Leonardo Da Vinci.
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Teamwork and diversity at full throttle.


At least 105 volunteers composed of Chevron employees, project partners, parents, teachers, and students, painted together to create the Playland that teach children about safety, hard work, excellence and creativity.

In addition to the sweat equity, CPI donated P150,000 in materials and skilled labor, while JCI and GK donated P400,000 also in cash and kind. Chevron employees complemented their company’s contribution by also passing the hat to donated P25,000 in cash and 35 sets of school supplies, 26 sports equipment, 108 toys, 335 children books and other educational materials as well as several pretend play costumes to promote the children’s cognitive development.

A wave of success for a job well done.
A wave of success for a job well done.


“The idea to create a safe and a more playful environment will help the kids learn, hope and dream for more in their life. We simply lack the resources to get the vital tools they need for learning. I’m just so glad that Chevron came to help,” said Delia Valenzuela, Gawad Kalinga volunteer teacher.


The project forms part of the Caltex Energy for Learning Initiative, which aims to help needy communities acquire new knowledge and skills through educational projects. The activity also marked the first day of the Chevron Week of Caring, the energy company’s week-long celebration of diversity and volunteerism.


About Chevron Philippines Inc.


Chevron Philippines Inc. has been operating in the country for more than 90 years. Caltex™, its retail brand, offers high quality products and services. There are close to 750 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.


Lenovo launches with the VIBE Z2 Pro smartphone with pro photography functions and crisp 2K screen

Manila, Philippines – October 13, 2014: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today introduced the Lenovo VIBE Z2 Pro, the most feature-rich and powerful model within its flagship VIBE smartphone series. The VIBE Z2 Pro combines cutting-edge mobile imaging technologies in a svelte design.


Lenovo Philippines Country General Manager Michael Ngan shared, “The new Vibe Z2 Pro proves that Lenovo’s smartphone portfolio is growing. The VIBE Z2 Pro is perfect for tech-savvy consumers who demand best-in-class entertainment and ability to run sophisticated apps.”       

Advanced imaging sensor and optics

VIBE Z2 Pro offers a wide range of professional photography features. Unlike other smartphones, the 16MP rear camera uses a 16:9 BSI sensor that captures widescreen photos at full resolution. It also supports 4K resolution and high-speed 120fps recordings.

Enhanced 6 element lens boost the already strong low-light shooting performance of the BSI sensor. Shutterbugs will also appreciate Zero Shutter Lag, manual shooting settings and a HDR-ready custom SNAPit camera app.

Razor-sharp and bright screen

The VIBE Z2 Pro’s IPS panel packs 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and its 490ppi screen density is one of the highest among existing premium smartphones.

Rated at 500 nits maximum brightness output, the display is easily viewable outdoors coupled with richer colours and wide viewing angles. In addition, with 83.5% of the usable screen estate, users can view more content, thanks to an ultra-narrow frame design.

Blazing-fast processor and abundant memory

Operating at up to 2.5GHz, Snapdragon 801 processor can load and run apps quicker than other chips and users can count on its quad-core architecture and 3GB of RAM for a seamless multitasking experience.

The high-capacity battery and VIBE Z2 Pro’s advanced energy-saving features ensure long hours of use.

Dual SIM convenient and custom Lenovo DOit apps

For frequent travellers, dual SIM support with 4G compatibility makes international roaming a breeze. Also available is a suite of custom Lenovo DOit apps such as SHAREit, SYNCit and SEEit Gallery. SHAREit is a hassle-free way to wirelessly share content; SYNCit backs up user’s contacts and other data to the cloud; SEEit Gallery is an intuitive photo management tool featuring one-touch editing capability.

Pricing and Availability

The Lenovo VIBE Z2 is now available at all Lenovo Mobile Exclusive Stores and authorized resellers of Open Communications, Lenovo’s exclusive smartphone distributor in the Philippines at Php29, 999.

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Lenovo Set to Close Acquisition of IBM’s x86 Server Business

Acquisition to strengthen Lenovo’s position as global, diversified tech leader, accelerates growth of enterprise and cloud strategies

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and Armonk, New York – September 29, 2014 – Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that conditions for Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business have been satisfied and the parties anticipate they will begin closing the transaction effective on October 1, 2014. The acquisition will make Lenovo the third-largest player in the $42.1 billion global x86 server market.[i]

Lenovo is acquiring System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, x86-based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software, blade networking and maintenance operations. IBM will retain its System z mainframes, Power Systems, Storage Systems, Power-based Flex servers, PureApplication and PureData appliances.
“With the close of the x86 acquisition, Lenovo will add a world-class business that extends our capabilities in enterprise hardware and services, immediately making us a strong number three in the global server market,” said Yang Yuanqing, chairman and CEO of Lenovo. “Now, our priorities are to ensure a smooth integration and deliver a seamless transition for customers. By combining Lenovo’s global reach, efficiency and operational excellence with IBM’s legendary quality, innovation and service, I am confident that we will have competitive advantages to help us drive profitable growth and build Lenovo into a global enterprise leader.”
The agreement builds upon a strong history of collaboration that began in 2005 when Lenovo acquired IBM’s PC business, including the ThinkPad line of PCs. Lenovo’s pending acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google will make it the world’s third-largest smartphone maker, while further strengthening its position as a top-three maker of smart connected devices – PCs, tablets and smartphones.
“The acquisition is a clear demonstration of the confidence we have earned based on our consistent track record as a responsible global investor and as a secure and reliable technology provider,” said Gerry Smith, executive vice president of Lenovo Group and president of Enterprise Business Group and Americas Group. “Lenovo has big plans for the enterprise market. Over time, we will compete vigorously across every sector, using our manufacturing scale and operational excellence to repeat the success we have had with PCs.”
As described in the January announcement of Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business, Lenovo and IBM have also established a strategic alliance where Lenovo will serve as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to IBM and resell selected products from IBM’s industry-leading storage and software portfolio, including IBM’s entry and midrange Storwize storage product family, Linear Tape Open (LTO) products, and elements of IBM’s system software portfolio, including Smart Cloud, General Parallel File System and Platform Computing solutions. This strategic alliance means Lenovo can now offer these products as part of a more comprehensive enterprise IT solution, allowing it to support a greater range of customer needs in data centers.
Lenovo is buying IBM’s x86 server business intact and is committed to following the IBM x86 product roadmap, including Flex and x86-based PureFlex integrated systems. Lenovo will continue to drive innovation in these products. As previously disclosed, upon close, IBM will continue to provide maintenance delivery on Lenovo’s behalf for an extended period of time, so customers will experience a seamless transition with no change in their maintenance support.

The global team of the IBM x86 server business will be organized under Lenovo’s Enterprise Business Group. Adalio Sanchez led the x86 server business at IBM and will continue in this capacity at Lenovo, as senior vice president of Enterprise Systems, reporting to Gerry Smith.
The purchase price is approximately US$ 2.1 billion. Approximately US$ 1.8 billion will be paid in cash at closing after estimated adjustments and approximately US$ 280 million will be paid in Lenovo stock, based on the closing price of Lenovo’s stock on September 26, 2014. The transaction satisfied regulatory requirements and conditions, including clearance by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the European Commission and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.
The transition will begin Wednesday in countries that are part of the initial closing, which includes most major markets. The transaction is expected to close in most other countries later this year, with the few remaining countries following in early 2015.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$39 billion personal technology company, the largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution.  Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smartphones. As a global Fortune 500 company, Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.
About IBM
For more information about IBM, visit http://www.ibm.com

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[i] According to IDC, the total x86 server market will be $42.1 billion in 2014

Beat Work Blues and Experience the Thrills at Play with Affordable Lenovo PCs

MANILA, Philippines – September 29, 2014: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced the availability of its latest set of consumer personal computers (PCs) designed specifically for family use and home entertainment. The Lenovo C260 all-in-one desktop, Lenovo H500s desktop, and Lenovo G40 laptop contain the latest productivity features from Lenovo and are equipped with powerful processors that deliver rich and immersive user experiences at work and play.

Lenovo G40

“The Lenovo C260, H500s and G40 all pack powerful features in space-saving and compact forms. Each offers a highly-differentiated user experience that showcases Lenovo’s superior craftsmanship and innovation prowess. With products that help set the bar for quality, design and speed, Lenovo aims to offer products that address customers’ performance requirements but at price points that are within their reach,” said Michael Ngan, Country General Manager of Lenovo Philippines.

Lenovo C260: The All-around Family Gadget

Optimized for content consumption, the family-friendly Lenovo C260 comes with the Lenovo Dynamic Brightness System, which automatically adjusts screen brightness based on the user’s current surroundings. It also offers the Lenovo Eye Distance System, which alerts users of their screen proximity. The C260 fits easily into the home environment and comes with a thin “journal” design, modeled after the pages of a journal or a book, for a clean, simplistic look. Its unique aluminum stand uses minimal desk space and allows users to easily slot in the keyboard under the screen.


The Lenovo C260’s stunning 19.5-inch HD LED display is perfect for watching videos and movies in high definition. Users can also count on its HD screen for superior graphics while surfing the Internet, creating a presentation, or providing streaming videos anywhere, in the comfort of their own home.

With its up to 4th generation Intel® Core i3 processors, the Lenovo C260 is also ideal for PC gaming fun since it packs a powerful performance and supports up to 2GB of NVIDIA® GeForce® 635 graphics.

Lenovo H500s: For Family Fun and Home Office Needs

The affordable Lenovo H500s desktop PC combines high storage space, superb entertainment features, 5.1 channel surround sound support and the latest processor technology. It also features HDMI-out ports that allow users to easily connect to larger screens for an enriched display experience.

Aside from its power-packed entertainment features, the Lenovo H500s has an AccuType keyboard with individual rounded keys to allow for more comfortable and accurate typing. Users can easily check and send emails, navigate the web or create documents to support their work needs inside their home office.

Lenovo G40: Improved Work-Play Dynamics

Powered by Intel and AMD processors that offer faster response time, the 14-inch Lenovo G40 can easily support diverse work requirements such as reviewing reports, checking office emails, or creating presentations. With its high-definition, 1366 x 768 LED display, the device can double as a portable entertainment machine that allows users to experience superb graphics while watching movies, playing games, or simply browsing through photos and images.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing for the Lenovo C260, Lenovo H500s (CPU only), and Lenovo G40 starts at Php23,500, Php13,990 , and Php16,995, respectively. All these devices are now available at select Lenovo Exclusive Stores (LES) nationwide.

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 Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$39 billion personal technology company – the largest PC maker in the world and an emerging PC Plus leader – serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution.  Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.

Fuel Attendants Kindness Goes Social Media

This amazing story of selfless gasoline attendants shows that incredible acts of kindness can come from the most unassuming people.

From Mei Pop’s Facebook page

It also shows the power of social media to inspire. We bet people who read the story will more eagerly help a stranger the next time around. Click the link and make sure you read the comments section.