AmCham ScholaRUN Event Raises P1M for scholarships

Manila, Philippines, April 15, 2015 – Over 3,367 runners composed of 477 Chevron employees and 2,890 delegates from American Chamber of Commerce member-companies raced around Bonifacio Global City (BGC) during the 4th AmCham ScholaRUN to raise funds for select 100 underprivileged but deserving Filipino students.

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Runners from Chevron celebrates their one-two combo of finishing and helping send disadvantaged but bright students to school.

 

The charity run generated more than 1 million pesos that will go to AmCham Foundation’s scholarship program to support scholars in both vocational and college levels. The number of participants grew by 1,000 this year, a sign of growing support for the annual event. Since the yearly activity started, the American Chamber Foundation Philippines Inc. (ACF) in partnership with Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of the Caltex fuel and lubricants, has given education opportunities for hundreds of ACF scholars. ACF has supported numerous graduates who are currently working in various companies, locally and globally.

Finishers of the 3k, 5k and 10k categories all received commemorative medals for their participation aside from getting a fun workout with colleagues and friends.

Finishing 3rd in the 5k category, Janice Trinidad, Expatriate Assignee Counselor of Chevron Holdings Inc. (CHI), proudly said, “It feels great to run for a good cause. I fully support this annual activity because I know it’s a privilege to help provide education for our country’s next generation of leaders.”

Lenovo empowers youths in bolstering barangay health awareness

MANILA, Philippines- March 31, 2015: As Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards Foundation, Inc.’s sponsor and consistent technology partner for four years, Lenovo has once again supported the organization in promoting Filipino youth’s active involvement in their communities. This year, Lenovo presented the “2014 Most Innovative Project” award to the Order of Asclepius (OA) of West Visayas State University’s College of Medicine for its innovative use of technology in spreading health information around Iloilo barangay communities.

Michael Ngan, Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines poses with Angeli Nicole Portigo, Grand Lady Asclepian, Order of Asclepius (OA) of West Visayas State University’s College of Medicine after the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards Foundation, Inc. ceremony.
Michael Ngan, Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines poses with Angeli Nicole Portigo, Grand Lady Asclepian, Order of Asclepius (OA) of West Visayas State University’s College of Medicine after the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards Foundation, Inc. ceremony.

 

“Lenovo aims to become an agent of national change by empowering local communities through technological innovation. We are proud to honor the Order of Asclepius as this year’s Most Innovative Project awardee, and we hope to inspire more youth groups to become nation-building advocates that leverage on the power of technology in serving their respective communities,” said Michael Ngan, Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines.

Spreading health information through videos

As a health-oriented non-profit organization, OA promotes community health and offers humanitarian services in the spirit of social responsibility. It is composed of 55 resident members along with over 500 senior members and medical professionals who regularly conduct free medical and surgical missions as well as other healthcare campaigns.

Having seen the disproportionate number of barangay health workers serving barangay residents, OA produced a two-episode video, Order in Action: Videos for Health Skills (OAVHS), to ensure that communities have access to basic health care. OAVHS demonstrates how to monitor vital signs such as blood pressure, heart rate, pulse rate, temperature, and respiratory rate – reducing barangay residents’ reliance on local health centers, some of which can only accommodate a maximum of 50 patients per day. The two-part video also provides first aid instructions for handling basic wound care, fractures, and animal bites. OA has distributed the OAVHS videos and even provided DVD players along with basic health kits to health centers in five local barangays.

The OAVHS videos have since helped barangay residents become more responsible by placing their health in their own hands. Through the health initiative, beneficiary communities have become more health conscious, with proper health records and monitoring practices.

Leveraging on Lenovo for community empowerment

Following OAVHS’ success, OA plans to reach out to barangay health centers in more rural communities. OA will also continue making videos to educate barangay residents with topics covering basic life support, mental health awareness, and basic hygiene. OA eventually intends to leverage on mobile devices like tablets to meet the organization’s growing presentation needs while reducing reliance on DVD players, which can only be used in health centers with electricity.

“The Order of Asclepius is continually developing more videos to make health care and sanitation information more accessible to rural communities. As we expand our video library, we are banking on tablets such as the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2, to better spread the word and improve health literacy, especially in areas without access to electricity,” said Angeli Nicole Portigo, Grand Lady Asclepian, Order of Asclepius.

As a token, Lenovo sponsored OA with a Yoga Tablet 2 to help the organization cope with presentation requirements in more rural areas. Featuring an epic 18-hour battery life, the Yoga Tablet 2 functions effortlessly in Hold, Tilt, Stand, and Hang modes, shattering the norm in tablet endurance and user mobility. With the Yoga Tablet 2 in hand, OAVHS can cross various adoption barriers such as power outages and the absence of electrical sockets with ease, thus solidifying their cause to emphasise the importance of healthcare in rural areas.

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Chevron computer donation boosts police e-blotter system

Chevron PC donation to piliceBatangas, Philippines. April 6, 2015 – The municipal police in San Pascual, Batangas has reinforced its e-blotter system recently with the use of computers and printers donated by Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of the Caltex fuel and lubricants, and Chevron Holdings Inc. (CHI), a pioneer multi-functional shared services center, in partnership with the American Chamber Foundation Philippines Inc. (AmCham Foundation).

Using the computer units, police officers in San Pascual can now carry out a more seamless and secured documentation of crime reports. The e-blotter system is part of the improved Crime Incident Reporting System (CIRS) of the Philippine National Police. Photo shows San Pascual, Batangas Senior Police Officer Renato Melecio demonstrating the step-by-step procedures on how to document and access crime data reports in the e-blotter database.

“We used to store all subpoenas, warrant files, rogues gallery, and blotter records in just one computer. Thanks to Chevron, and the computers donated, we can now store more files and transmit reports to our headquarters faster,” said Manuel Maligaya, police senior inspector, San Pascual municipal police.

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Caltex gives Robinsons Rewards Card members more fuel discounts and shopping savings

Manila, Philippines, March 26, 2014 – Robinsons Rewards Card (RRC) members will enjoy earning more points not only when they shop at their favorite Robinsons stores but also when they fuel up at Caltex. RRC members can now use their points to redeem P1 discount for every one liter fuel purchase at participating Caltex stations nationwide. Every five liter gas up earns a point which means that the more customers fuel up at Caltex and shop at Robinsons, the more points for fuel and shopping savings.

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Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of Caltex fuels and lubricants, teamed up with Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. (RRHI), one of the largest multi-format retailers in the Philippines, to create a unique offer that allows customers to quickly and continually add value to their purchases by getting a variety of fuel and shopping rewards through their RRC.

Because of this loyalty program partnership, motorists now have more reasons to choose Caltex. Customers can save more on fuel costs when they purchase Caltex with Techron plus the five benefits of maximized power, improved fuel economy, lower emission, smoother drive and reliable performance.

In addition to fuel savings, RRC members will also enjoy big discounts in their shopping and grocery purchases as points earned at participating Caltex stations can be redeemed at any of 1,180 Robinsons stores nationwide which include Robinsons Supermarket and Department Store, Handyman, Toys R Us, True Value, A.M Builders’ Depot, and Robinsons specialty stores.

Customers can avail of this benefit by signing up for RRC membership at any Robinsons stores for P150 only.

CPI values the patronage of its customers by giving them access to top loyalty programs in the market. Last year, CPI partnered with Jollibee Food Corporation’s Happyplus program which continues to grow in memberships. Happyplus will run alongside the Robinsons Rewards Card loyalty program and customers can choose which of the rewards program they want to use.

“We like to surprise our customers in unexpected ways during their journeys. This loyalty program takes surprise to a whole new level for our loyal customers. Caltex motorists will be pleased that their Robinsons Rewards Card membership continues to reward them before or after shopping. This is possible because Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. chose to team up with Chevron Philippines as their first external partner. We are truly proud of this long-term relationship, ” said Peter Morris, Chevron Philippines Inc., Country Chairman and General Manager for Philippine products.

Robina Gokongwei-Pe, president and COO of RRHI. said “We at Robinsons Retail are always looking for new ways to delight our customers and give them a better customer experience.  That is why we are very happy to partner with Chevron Philippines Inc.’s, Caltex service stations to expand the acceptance of Robinsons Rewards beyond stores operated by Robinsons. This will be a welcome development to over 800,000 members of the Robinsons Rewards Card. With more than 700 Caltex service stations nationwide, we are very honored to have Chevron Philippines as our first external partner for Robinsons Rewards.”

For more details regarding the new loyalty program, visit http://www.caltex.com.ph and https://www.facebook.com/RobinsonsRewardsCard.

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Lenovo’s Award-winning Smartphones: A Guide to Finding the Perfect Graduation Gift

Today’s youth are very much reliant on mobile technology, which has allowed them to have unprecedented connectivity, become more productive, and stay entertained 24/7. This is why Lenovo smartphones make the perfect gift this graduation season.

Graduation Gift Guide_functionality feature smartphonesThis year, the company offers a line-up of high-performing smartphones the graduates will find useful as they level up to a new and more challenging phase in their lives. From Lenovo’s affordable A-series to their flagship Vibe Series, there are plenty of options for a smartphone that will suit each giftee’s personality and lifestyle.

Dino Romano, Country Head of Lenovo Mobile, said, “We at Lenovo would like to honor the hard work, patience and perseverance of our graduates who are our country’s future. Our affordable and award-winning smartphones make the best companion for these young achievers.” he added.

Lenovo A319

Fresh out of school, students are looking forward to their summer vacation, when they can just relax and listen to their favorite music. The 10.16 cm-thin Lenovo A319 is especially designed to produce rich and powerful audio for the music-savvy graduate, thanks to the Dolby Digital Plus feature and the accompanying bass-enhanced earphones.

Retailing for only Php2,990, the A319 sports a 4-inch display and comes with a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor with 512 RAM and 4GB of internal memory, and a battery that can support music streaming for up to 10 hours. As an additional treat, it comes with a pre-installed music service, Guvera, which plays millions of tracks from around the globe.

Lenovo A5000

College grads will most likely be spending their first few months job hunting. One smartphone that suits the hustle and bustle of finding employment is the Lenovo A5000. With an impressive 4000 mAh battery capacity and various built-in productivity apps, it allows young professionals to stay at the top of their game.

With an SRP of Php6,999, the Lenovo A5000 features a 5-inch HD display especially finished with a patented Splash-Proof Nano Coating to free you from worrying about rains or spills. In addition, users can do more with the built-in Lenovo DOit apps that further enhance the phone’s performance. File sharing, backing up and file security are made easy with the SHAREit and SYNCit apps. The expandable mobile storage (up to 32 GB via micro SD card) makes more files available on the go.

Graduation Gift Guide_Stylish phonesLenovo P70

For the graduate who has always set the bar high, the Lenovo P70 is a mobile powerhouse designed with a powerful, ultra-light, 4000mAh high-capacity battery. It also boasts efficient power-saving software pre-installed, and a Quick Charge feature which fully charges the phone in three hours. Lastly, the power-packed Lenovo P70 can also charge your other devices with its On-The-Go charging feature.

The Lenovo P70, sold at Php11,999, is stunningly light at 149 grams and thin at 8.9mm and will surely turn heads. Running on a MediaTek 64-bit 1.7GHz True8Core processor with 2GB RAM and LTE connectivity, it will give graduates a fast, smooth and responsive mobile experience like no other.

Lenovo S850

Let the fashionista graduate have fun with a show-stopper of a smartphone, the sleek and stylish Lenovo S850 for only Php10,999. This classy device features an elegant all-glass exterior in a thin and light body.

Available in pink and white, this dual-SIM smartphone features a 5-inch HD display that produces vibrant and crisp images and is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor for a blazing fast performance. Its 13-Megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash and the 5-Megapixel wide-angle front camera will surely make the graduates go loco over selfies.

Lenovo S90

One of Lenovo’s top-of-the-line smartphones for the top graduate is the Lenovo S90. It is beautifully crafted into a fingerprint-resistant, aluminum alloy unibody design that perfectly fits the aesthetically conscious users who take smartphone design and build quality seriously. It sports a Super AMOLED HD display, which is an ultra-thin, power-saver screen that renders crisp and vibrant images.

The best part is that the Lenovo S90 isn’t all about looks. It boasts a high-performance 64-bit Snapdragon quad-core processor with 2GB RAM, as well as LTE connectivity to deliver a fast and smooth mobile experience. It also comes with a 13-Megapixel PureCel rear camera and a 8-Megapixel selfie camera with built-in LED flash and low-light BSI sensor for stunning photos in both high- and low-light conditions. Get the Lenovo S90 for only Php13,999.

Lenovo Vibe X2

Lenovo’s newest flagship smartphone, the Vibe X2, is the world’s first layered smartphone that has been meticulously designed for future trailblazers. It houses the MediaTek MT659 True Octa-core processor with 4G LTE on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat for superior multi-tasking performance.

Lenovo takes multimedia experience up a notch as the Vibe X2 packs a 13-Megapixel auto-focus, rear-facing camera with a back-illuminated sensor and LED flash, plus a 5-Megapixel wide-angle front camera with auto-shutter; both are made to capture crisp and vivid photos and videos. Priced at Php18,499, the Lenovo Vibe X2 is equipped with a lot more features to enjoy.

In this important milestone in the life of graduates, cameras will click, audiences will applaud and families will cheer. Lenovo makes the celebration of their success even sweeter with high-performing smartphones the graduates surely deserve.

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