Lenovo continues to strengthen its retail presence in the Philippines

Opens back-to-back Lenovo Mobile Exclusive Store (LES) for smartphones and tablets in Manila

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – December 04, 2013: Lenovo today announced the opening of the company’s first two Lenovo Mobile Exclusive Store for smartphones and tablets in Metro Manila.The back-to-back opening of Lenovo’s concept stores in SM Mall of Asia and SM BF Paranaque is part of the company’s Attack strategy to seize the growth opportunity offered by the vibrant Philippine smartphone and tablet markets.

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According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the Philippines is one of the fastest growing smartphone markets with a market size of 2.6 million last year and is expected to reach 3.6 million this year. Also according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, tablet shipments to the Philippines grew 54.4% in Q2 this year.

Lenovo Country General Manager Michael Ngan shares, “Lenovo is determined to win in the PC Plus world and strengthening our retail presence across the country with the opening of our first two concept stores in Metro Manila is a strategic move for us. Both malls are located in areas that are major trade and business centers in the Philippines.” He adds, “We expect to open two more concept stores before the year ends to help us further strengthen our retail footprint nationwide.”

Visitors can now experience the features of Lenovo mobile products such as the Lenovo P780, Lenovo K900 and the most recently launched A-series A269i, A369i, A516 and A850 and tablets such as the Lenovo A1000 and A3000 and find out which smartphone or tablet best suits their needs and lifestyles. It will also display and sell Lenovo accessories.

The two concept stores will be managed and operated by Bluelit Gadgets, Lenovo’s retail partner through its exclusive distributor for smartphones, Open Communications. It is the 2nd Lenovo concept store at SM Mall of Asia and the 1st concept store at the newly opened SM BF Paranaque.

Lenovo opened its first Lenovo Mobile Exclusive Store (LMES) in Gaisano Mall Davao in October. To date, the company has three concept stores dedicated to smartphones and tablet and 20 concept stores dedicated to Lenovo’s PC business located in major shopping malls nationwide.

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Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$34 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.

Local Chevron companies donate P3.14 Million to Typhoon Yolanda Relief Efforts while Chevron US gives $1.5 million

Chevron employee networks muster P661,000 in separate relief operation

Caltex gives P250,000 of Star Cash to supply fuels for Red Cross vehicles

MAKATI, Philippines, Nov. 18, 2013 –Chevron companies in the Philippines, as well as Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) in the US, have a contributed P3.14 million and $1.5 million, respectively, for disaster relief assistance to communities affected by super typhoon Yolanda.

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Chevron Malampaya LLC (a joint-venture partner of the Malampaya natural gas consortium), Chevron Holdings Inc. (CHI, a shared services center),  Philippine Geothermal Production Company (PGPC, an affiliate company in the geothermal business), and Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI, marketer of Caltex fuels and lubricants), turned over to Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Secretary-General Gwendolyn Pang the checks representing the companies’ donation of P3.14 million to the typhoon Yolanda relief operations.

Chevron Corporation, meanwhile, also contributed US$1.5million through the American Red Cross for the Philippine relief operations. Chevron regional office in Singapore also pitched in more than P1 million. In total, donations from Chevron for typhoon victims add up to P69.5 million.

Aside from Chevron corporate donations, more than P661,000 were raised by employees from contributions  and cooperatives. Chevron networks employees from across the globe are also mobilizing and accepting personal donations for the victims.

CPI also forwarded P250,000 worth of Star Cash which can be used to purchase Caltex fuels for Red Cross trucks doing relief operations.

“On behalf of PRC and the many beneficiaries that we serve on the ground, we are very grateful to partners like Chevron who are helping us in the relief efforts not only in Tacloban but in the other affected areas as well. The long partnership between PRC and Chevron has reached such mature levels that we no longer have to knock on Chevron’s; instead you call us long before we send out our letters of donation.” Pang shares.

“Chevron is committed to helping the people of the region begin to recover in the aftermath of this tragic event,” said Steve Green, Chevron vice president of Policy, Government and Public Affairs.” While super typhoon Yolanda has inflicted great damage to many local communities, we are certain that it will not break the spirit or resolve of the Philippine people.”

Morris adds, “We are mobilizing all our networks to gather resources to be able to help as much as we can. As a matter of fact, shipments of fuel supply will be coming in starting today. We are working as fast as we could to make our stations operational and provide fuel to help out in the relief. CPI will be a partner in their efforts of rebuilding Tacloban and the other cities affected by the super typhoon.”

Chevron is one of the largest investors in the Philippines and has done business in the country for more than 90 years. The company currently employs more than 1,600 employees and has operations in geothermal, gas to power, shared services, and a fuels and lubricants business in the Philippines.

About Chevron Philippines Inc.

Chevron Philippines Inc. has been operating in the country for more than 90 years under its retail brand, Caltex™, offering 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.

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Contacts:

Ning Ignacio
Chevron Philippines Inc.
Mobile: +63 918 801 0310
Office: +632 841 1000
Email: Katrina.Ignacio @chevron.com
Primary PR contact:
Eileen Bartolome
ArdentComm
Mobile : +63 917 881 3440
Office: + 63 2 8940950
Email:eileen@ardent.com.ph
Secondary PR contact:
Eman Tonogbanua
ArdentComm
Mobile: +639175767747
Office: +63 2 6310511
Email:eman@ardent.com.ph

D-Link Launches Cloud Camera Equipped with Audio Detection & Wi-Fi Repeater Functions

Philippines, September 2013 – D-Link, one of the world’s biggest suppliers of networking products today launched the new D-Link DWR-116 Wireless N router. Designed to connect a 4G LTE or 3G USB adapter for mobile broadband connectivity, users will be able to share the incoming connection via a Wireless N 300 network, allowing for a wireless network to be set up anywhere there is a 4G or 3G broadband signal.

Maximum Portability
Simply insert a compatible 4G LTE/HSPA+/HSUPA/HSDPA/UMTS USB dongle to share the high speed 4G LTE internet connection wired and wirelessly. The DWR-116 also provides enhanced range and coverage compared to its predecessor with the new in-built 5dBi
external antennas.

Auto WAN Fail-Over for Uninterrupted Internet Connection
The DWR-116 supports broadband internet connection by connecting a DSL/Cable modem to its dedicated WAN port. Users can then set the broadband connection as the primary link, while the 3G/4G connection will act as backup link, or vice versa. The auto-failover feature ensures an uninterrupted connection by automatically triggered the backup link to take over whenever primary WAN link is lost.

Advanced Security Delivers Secure Connection
The DWR-116 ensures secure WiFi connection with support of WPA/WPA2 encryption to keep the wireless network safe. Users can quickly set up a secure connection to new devices by pressing the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) button. It also utilises dual active firewalls (SPI and NAT) to prevent potential attacks and intrusions across the Internet. The built-in QoS (Quality of Service) feature prioritizes traffic to ensure that the most important data receives optimum bandwidth.

Availability
The D-Link DWR-116 Wireless N-300 3G/4G Router will be available in Q3 2013 at authorized retailers, resellers and distribution partners.

About D-Link International Pte Ltd
D-Link is a worldwide leader and award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking, wireless, broadband, digital electronics, and voice and data communications products. These products provide the ideal solution for Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. D-Link International’s headquarters is located at No. 1 International Business Park, #03-12, The Synergy Singapore 609917. Internet: www.dlink-intl.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DLinkSingapore

Media Enquiries:

Jonathan Quek
Marketing Director
D-Link International Pte Ltd
Tel: (65) 6622 9365
Fax: (65) 6774 6322
Email: jquek@dlink.com.sgJasmin Cagsawa
Account Director
ArdentComm for D-Link
Tel: (632) 631 0738
Email: jasmin@ardent.com.ph
Jesslyn Leow
Marketing Communications Manager
D-Link International Pte Ltd
Tel: (65) 6622 9373
Fax: (65) 6774 6322
Email: jleow@dlink.com.sg

 

50th 7-Eleven in Caltex Station Opens

Pasig City, Philippines, September xx, 2013  – The 50th 7-Eleven store based in a Caltex station opened today marking a new milestone three years into the partnership between Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of the Caltex brand of fuel and lubricants, and Philippine Seven Corp. (PSC), franchise holder of the 7-Eleven convenience store chain.

The newly opened 7-Eleven is at the Caltex station located at the corner of Meralco Avenue and Julia Vargas, Pasig City. Right at the heart of Ortigas center, motorists can easily find the oldest Caltex station for a quick pit stop to refuel. Call center agents who work during the night can grab something to eat from the 7-Eleven store just a few steps from the gas station.

“Our alliance with 7-Eleven improves both our companies’ market strengths but it also gives our customers the benefit of getting 24/7 access to fuel and consumer products all in the same location” said CPI Country Chairman Peter Morris.

“The tie-up with an industry leader like Chevron has opened exciting opportunities for our business and has given our customers more value in their c-store experience.”

Combining Caltex’s quick and quality service with 7-Eleven’s fast grocery access bring more satisfaction to their customers and help retailers of the two global brands boost their way to increase their business productivity.

About Chevron Philippines Inc.
Chevron Philippines Inc. has been operating in the country for more than 85 years under its retail brand, Caltex™, offering high quality products and services. There are close to 800 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.

Contacts:

Ning Ignacio
Chevron Philippines Inc.

Mobile: +63 918 801 0310
Office: +632 841 1000
Email: Katrina.Ignacio @chevron.com

Primary PR contact:
Eileen Bartolome
ArdentComm

Mobile : +63 917 881 3440
Office: + 63 2 8940950
Email: eileen@ardent.com.ph

Secondary PR contact:
Eman Tonogbanua
ArdentComm

Mobile: +639175767747
Office: +63 2 6310511
Email: eman@ardent.com.ph

Lenovo rises to top spot, treats customers with “1 Reason to Celebrate PC” Promo

Manila, Philippines – September 9, 2013: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is holding a promotion to celebrate its recent #1 standing in personal computer (PC) sales worldwide. With Lenovo’s “1 Reason to Celebrate” promotion, customers who purchase select Lenovo laptops and all-in-one (AIO) desktops from July 29 to September 30, 2013 will get freebies such as speakers and headsets, McAfee Internet Security Licenses and Samsonite bags.

Lenovo was ranked the #1 PC vendor worldwide with shipments for the first quarter of 2013 totaling 12.6 million units.  In Asia Pacific, Lenovo’s first quarter revenue reached US$1.3 billion or 15 percent of the company’s worldwide revenue.Lenovo is currently the #1 PC vendor in the Philippines with a double-digit market share, based on the latest IDC results.

“We are humbled by our recent success in PC leadership. Our continued innovation on the PC platform, and creation of new product categories like we have done successfully with convertibles, are key reasons why Lenovo’s products continue to excite the market and differentiate from the competition.To thank our Filipino customers for a great first quarter, we are holding a bundle promotion that comes with exciting and useful giveaways,” said Vicky Agorrilla, Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines.

Lenovo Yoga 11s and Lenovo Yoga 13 for Today’s Globetrotters
As part of Lenovo’s “1 Reason to Celebrate” promo, Lenovo is giving a free 3-year McAfee Internet Security license worth Php1,600 to buyers of the Lenovo Yoga laptops.

The 11.6” Lenovo Yoga 11s and 13.3” Lenovo Yoga 13 are equipped with an Intel® Core™ i3 processor and i7 processor, respectively. They come with  Windows 8 operating system, 4-cell Li-ion battery and Intel High definition graphics. Users can convert both laptops into tents, stands, or tablets. This feature, called Lenovo Transition, allows users to define which mode works best for them in their environments; from the park, coffee shop, in transit, at home or in the office.

The Lenovo Yoga 11s and Yoga 13 cost Php44,995 and Php64,995 respectively.
Lenovo Y480, Y580 and Y500 for the Working Gamer
Lenovo is also bundling free 3-year McAfee Internet Security license worth Php1,600 plus a Samsonite backpack to the buyers of Lenovo Y480 and Lenovo Y580. Those buying the Lenovo Y500 will receive the 3-year McAfee Internet Security license, Samsonite backpack and a Razer gaming mouse.
The 14″ Lenovo Y480, 15.6″ Lenovo Y580, and 15.6″ Lenovo Y500 boast of high processing speed with their Core i7 processors. All three have built-in stereo speakers and packed with Nvidia GeForce GT to ensure that doers stay on top of the game, whether for play or work.

The Lenovo Y480, Lenovo Y500 and Lenovo Y580 are available in select Lenovo outlets nationwide at Php46,200, Php69,995 and Php57,595 respectively.

Lenovo S300 for On-the-Go Multi-taskers
Buyers of the Lenovo S300, which costs Php18,995, will get a free Lenovo M20 mouse, Lenovo M220 speaker and a 3-year McAfee Internet Security license worth P1,600.

The 13.3” Lenovo S300 has an Intel® Celeron 887 processor, Intel HD graphics, a 500GB hard drive, and 2GB memory, to help today’s doers execute their multi-faceted responsibilities. With a 4-cell Li-ion battery and a 1-year carry in warranty, the Lenovo S300 is a smart and high-performance laptop that allows doers to take it to the next level.

Lenovo Z400 and Z500 for Trendy Mobile Doers
The Lenovo Z400 and Z500 offer mobile professionals and students entertainment, eye-catching design and multi-tasking capabilities wherever they go. Both models are Windows-8 powered, have enhanced display quality, a 4-cell Li-on battery, and a full-sized backlit keyboard.

The Lenovo Z400, which costs Php31,700, comes with a free Lenovo P950 headset, a 3-year McAfee Internet Security license, and a Lenovo N3983 mouse. Pricing for the Z500 starts at Php34,995. Those purchasing the Core i5-powered Lenovo Z500 will receive  a free Lenovo P950 headset, a 3-year McAfee Internet Security license, and a Lenovo N3983 mouse, as part of the “1 Reason to Celeberate” promo.

Value-oriented Lenovo G480 Laptop and Family-friendly Lenovo C440, Lenovo H520 and Lenovo B340 All-in-One PCs for Everyday Doers
Other Lenovo products included in the “1 Reason to Celebrate” promo are the:  The 14” Lenovo G480 laptop, and the AIO desktop PCs such as the Lenovo B340, Lenovo C440 and Lenovo H520. Depending on which product they buy, customers will get at least a 3-year McAfee Internet license, speakers, headphones, games and applications for everyone in the family.

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About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$34 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