New Lenovo tablets for world travellers

Inconvenient security checks and excess baggage weight caused by bulky and heavy gadgets, tray-table constraints, and outlet outage can instantly turn excited travellers into cranky ones during an out-of-town vacation. Fortunately, for those travelling during long holidays, technology leader Lenovo has launched a slew of handy, ultraflexible multi-mode tablets to ease the pain points of travelling with technology.

Yoga Tablet 2
Yoga Tablet 2

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2: Intuitive usage and long battery life for the discerning traveler

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 is equipped with 18 hours of battery life, an ergonomic handle, a new and improved kickstand, and four incredibly intuitive modes to effortlessly stay connected while on vacation. Whether browsing through e-books with the Hold mode during a long road trip, doing a video call with relatives back home with the Stand mode, playing with apps using Tilt mode when in transit, or answering e-mails with the Hang mode at the comfort of one’s hotel room, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 covers travellers’ requirements in a portable form factor that can easily fit into a backpack.

In addition, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 also has a high-definition 8MP rear camera so travellers can instantly capture fond memories and sights wherever they are. Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 also sports a dual band Wi-Fi and a micro USB with OTG connection that allows users to charge their phones with a separate cable on the go to stay connected while travelling.

Yoga Tablet 2 Pro
Yoga Tablet 2 Pro

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro: Home entertainment away from home

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro has a built-in Pico projector that projects up to a 50-inch display on any wall or ceiling, instantly transforming any ordinary hotel room or train compartment into a mini theater. With an incredible 8W sound system featuring JBL twin front-facing speakers, 5W bass subwoofer, Dolby surround sound, and a dazzling Quad High Definition (QHD) screen with 2560 x 1440 resolution, travellers won’t have to groan again when they need to endure 19-hour train journeys or car rides.

Like the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2, Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro also features Hold, Tilt, Stand and Hang modes, allowing travellers to work, play, and connect with relatives back home while on vacation.

Pricing and Availability

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 is priced at Php13,999 (Wi-Fi) and Php19,999 (LTE Wi-Fi) for the eight-inch and 10-inch variants respectively, while SRP for the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is at Php33,999.

The eight-inch LenovoYoga Tablet 2 also comes with a free Intel starter pack which features Music Maker 2014, Movie Edit Pro 2014, GT Racing 2 and others.

Both the Yoga Tablet 2 and Yoga Tablet 2 are now available through select Lenovo Exclusive Stores (LES), authorized retailers, and Lenovo Mobile Exclusive Stores (LMES) nationwide.

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Playing Pinoy games with orphans

Play for a Day

Dec. 18, 2014. Manila, Philippines – In one afternoon, 50 orphans at the Nayon ng Kabataan Center dashed, jumped, and played Pinoy games with volunteers from Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of the Caltex fuel and lubricants. This play therapy is intended to create a play-based environment to help the kids build their mental, emotional, and social skills.

Photo above shows two Nayon kids trying to outsmart their ate and kuya (elder siblings) in Patintero, the popular Filipino game version of Tag. “I’ve truly felt the love and care of my Ates and Kuyas with their hugs. I have always wanted to see and play with them again, I’m so happy to see them back, ” said 11 year old Elvira, one of the orphans who played with the previous batch of Chevron volunteers who visited the center last year.

The event is part of CPI’s Week of Caring, a yearly volunteerism program where Chevron employees and their business partners engage in diverse activities that benefit disadvantaged communities.

Amid tremor concerns, strict testing of local cement assures quality on par with US standards

 

Image from Philvocs
Image from Philvocs

Manila, Philippines. December 15, 2014 – Since a 2.7 magnitude earthquake last October, PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology) has been closely watching Metro Manila’s Valley Fault System.  A major earthquake caused by the Valley Fault System will impact most of the buildings and infrastructures in Metro Manila according to PHIVOLCS.

A 7.2 magnitude quake will test the safety and quality of locally manufactured cement, the main component of concrete structures, which according to the Cement Manufacturers’ Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) undergoes strict quality control and monitoring.

CeMAP, the organization of cement manufacturers in the country, ensures consistency in the production of high quality cement and spearheads the implementation of sustainable development initiatives for the local cement enterprise.

CeMAP performs a series of tests through its Cement Testing Center (CTC) in Pasig that ensures only the highest quality cement is used by contractors and builders for the booming construction industry.

CTC, the leading and most established cement-testing laboratory in the country, performs monthly physical testing and chemical analysis of samples from each of CeMAP’s member cement companies. CTC staff tests three samples direct from the plant and two samples from retailers such as hardwares nationwide. Testing is done to determine the chemical content, compressive strength, density, consistency, fineness, and other properties of cement products being sold in the market.

CeMAP President Ernesto Ordoñez shares, “CeMAP’s monthly review and rigorous analysis of the products both from the market and direct from the plant ensures consistency in the production of high quality local cement. With the stringent testing processes that we perform on these products, the consumers can trust to get safe, top quality cement with every bag they purchase.”

Aside from complying with Philippine National Standards set by government agencies, CTC also guarantees that the products they certify are at par with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)’s standard specifications.

Ordoñez further promotes the use of local cement by stressing the advantage of having a local office in addressing any issues. “If the company has a local office, any concerns can be addressed accordingly and much faster. This is impossible to do for imported cements. The proximity of the customer to the manufacturer makes the process much easier and more efficient.”

Since causing its last major earthquake in the 16th century, PHIVOLCS believes the Valley Fault System could have a major movement anytime.

Amidst this threat, CeMAP keeps the interests of local builders, property developers, and home owners in mind.  Its high standard for quality assurance among members and customers’ support system serve the infrastructure needs of a growing country that lies along active tectonic plates in the Pacific.

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Chevron volunteers increase tree count in San Mateo landfill

Event management, CSR

Manila, Philippines – At least 600 seedlings of golden shower, molave, mabolo, neem and other Philippine hardwood trees were planted by volunteers from Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of the Caltex fuel and lubricants, at the 73-hectare Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) landfill in San Mateo, Rizal.

Chevron volunteers brought the total planted area in the MMDA landfill to 52% of the target 250,000 newly-planted seedlings, according to MMDA. The activity forms part of the MMDA and DENR’s goal of adding 10,000 seedlings to complete its target of 100,000 this year, in support of the government’s on-going National Greening Program.

Last year, Chevron volunteers went to the same landfill and planted about 270 seedlings, 90% of which have since grown taller and stronger despite Typhoon Glenda last July.

“We hope that more companies like Chevron will continue to set an example in conducting sustained tree-planting activities. This initiative is vital for the much needed rehabilitation of the landfill, which we envision to be one of the country’s finest tourist eco-parks known for its diverse flora and fauna. It also fits well in our disaster risk reduction and management plan for the whole metro,” said Poteet Morales, MMDA public relations officer.

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Learn-through-play area rises in Smokey Mountain

 

Chevron, Caltex, CSR, evets
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.
Caltex, CSR, events
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.

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