Hino supports Marikina Watershed restoration

HMP volunteer-employees actively participated in the planting of 1,250 tree seedlings to help restore the Marikina Watershed.

Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), the exclusive distributor of Hino trucks and buses in the Philippines, reaffirms its commitment to environmental sustainability through a tree-planting activity held last July 15 in partnership with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP).

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), HMP supports the Marikina Watershed Project to restore the water reservoir damaged by typhoon Ondoy in 2014. Almost 50 HMP volunteer-employees planted 1,250 agroforestry tree seedlings in the Marikina Watershed, Antipolo City.

“Planting of tree seedlings is one of the best ways to prevent immense flooding brought about by strong typhoons. Our commitment to this project is aligned with our corporate mission to make the world a better place to live in by helping people and goods get where they need to go safely, economically and with environmental sustainability,” said HMP HR Manager Adelia Grimalt.

The activity is also a means of empowering local communities in Barangay Calawis, Antipolo City that were also affected by typhoon Ondoy. In addition, this is HMP’s way of helping households and industries across Metro Manila as the Marikina Watershed is a major source of groundwater reserves for the region.

HMP conducts various activities as part of its annual CSR program. These include medical missions, Brigada Eskwela and bloodletting projects.

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About Hino Motors Philippines Corporation

Hino Motors Philippines Corporation (HMP) is primarily engaged in the exclusive assembly and distribution of quality Hino trucks and buses, distribution of genuine Hino spare parts, and the manufacture and distribution of other automotive-related products and services in the Philippines.

Originally incorporated in March 1975 under the name Pilipinas Hino Inc. (PHI) before it changed its name to HMP in 2015, the company is a joint venture among Filipino investors, Hino Motors, Ltd., and the Marubeni Corporation of Japan.



Enterprise Security Teams Better Prepared to Address Complex Targeted Attacks with New Solution from Akamai

Enterprise Threat Protector – Powered by Akamai Cloud Security Intelligence – Designed to Offer Protection Against the Impacts of Malware, Ransomware and DNS Data Exfiltration

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, today introduced Enterprise Threat Protector. The new solution is designed to provide customers quick-to-deploy and easy-to-manage cloud-based protection against the impact of complex targeted threats such as malware, ransomware, phishing and DNS‑based data exfiltration.

According to the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a cyber-attack on a company is $9.5 million. And, despite the myriad security solutions currently in use to thwart attacks, malicious actors continue to exploit weaknesses and gaps, resulting in a variety of negative consequences for today’s enterprises. Recursive DNS, a critical but often overlooked part of enterprise infrastructure, can be one of these gaps. Even though a majority of software and clients rely on DNS to communicate with one another, DNS does not have built-in intelligence to determine if a domain being requested by a user is safe or malicious.

Akamai’s Enterprise Threat Protector is designed specifically to address the “intelligence gap” in DNS infrastructure. Using threat data gathered through Akamai’s Cloud Security Intelligence capabilities, Enterprise Threat Protector layers critical intelligence onto a company’s recursive DNS requests, preventing users from accessing malicious domains and lowering risk for businesses of all sizes. The value of Enterprise Threat Protector comes from the solution’s ability to better determine the “intent” of a DNS request from the enterprise. For example, should a malicious email bypass security and an employee inadvertently clicks the included link, Enterprise Threat Protector recognizes that the target domain is associated with known or suspected malicious activity and actively blocks the request.

One organization already seeing the benefit of using Enterprise Threat Protector is innovator in cruise travel, Norwegian Cruise Line. According to Fidel Perez, the company’s Director of Enterprise Architecture and Performance, “An important element of our commitment to our guests is doing everything in our power to safeguard their personal information. Our use of Enterprise Threat Protector adds a powerful layer of intelligent security, across all our shoreside office locations and cruise ships, to ensure we’re doing all we can to protect the company, our employees and our guests from complex, targeted attacks.”

In addition to the solution’s capability to identify and block access to those domains known to host sites that are used to deliver malware and ransomware, and/or known to be associated with phishing attacks, Enterprise Threat Protector can also disrupt communications between devices within an enterprise that have already been infected with malware and the bad actors’ command and control (C2) servers. C2 is a common, Internet-based mechanism to control malware once it has infected systems. Further, the solution can identify DNS data exfiltration attacks where the DNS protocol is leveraged as a way to send sensitive data outside of the enterprise. And because DNS is such an effective control and enforcement point for enterprise security teams, Enterprise Threat Protector can also be used to prevent access to web content that falls outside an enterprise’s acceptable use policy.

“Enterprises can’t afford to spend significant time deploying and operationally scaling new security layers given the rate of change of the advanced threat landscape,” said Christina Richmond, program director, IDC Security Services.  “They need a simple and fast way to add effective security controls. Using a global cloud-based DNS infrastructure like Akamai’s Enterprise Threat Protector simplifies security by giving the enterprise effective protection against malware and DNS threats that can be self-integrated and operates at a global scale.”

Akamai’s new Enterprise Threat Protector is designed specifically to:

  • Significantly improve security defenses and close DNS security gaps by proactively blocking DNS requests to malware drop-sites, ransomware sites, malware command and control sites and DNS data exfiltration and phishing domains based on unique and up-to-date threat intelligence.
  • Instantly add scalable protection without complexity or hardware by utilizing a fully cloud‑based solution that can be configured and deployed in minutes with no disruption for users.
  • Improve security while reducing management time by managing security from anywhere and deploying policies in seconds to protect all locations.
  • Help customers easily improve compliance and enforcement of Acceptable Use Policies by blocking access to objectionable or inappropriate domains.
  • Improve DNS resilience through Akamai’s carrier-grade, global intelligent platform.

“Our customers’ security teams are facing adversaries that consistently shift attack tactics and vectors, specifically seek out gaps in defenses and can be incredibly persistent in attempts to find weaknesses in a company’s security posture. Enterprises need quick-to-deploy and easy-to-manage cloud-based solutions that can address these unique issues as part of their overall security strategy,” explained John Summers, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Products, Akamai. “With Enterprise Threat Protector, we’re providing our customers with a powerful, intelligent solution that can help detect and stop targeted attacks in their tracks.”

About Akamai

As the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, Akamai makes it easier for its customers to provide the best and most secure digital experiences on any device, anytime, anywhere.  Akamai’s massively distributed platform is unparalleled in scale with over 200,000 servers across 130 countries, giving customers superior performance and threat protection.  Akamai’s portfolio of web and mobile performance, cloud security, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions are supported by exceptional customer service and 24/7 monitoring.  To learn why the top financial institutions, e-commerce leaders, media & entertainment providers, and government organizations trust Akamai please visit www.akamai.comblogs.akamai.com, or @Akamai on Twitter.​


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This release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai’s management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, failure of Enterprise Threat Protector to operate as expected or to address intended market needs, a failure of Akamai’s network infrastructure, and other factors that are discussed in Akamai’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.

Experience true innovation with the Elecom Mouse

Keeping up with today’s digital life is mainly about having the right tools on hand. And Japanese solutions provider Elecom tries to help digital savvy millennials stay ahead of the pack, whether in gaming, work or even school with the new Elecom mouse lineup, including Elecom’s commemorative “egg mouse”, which boasts an ultra-lightweight design and innovative features befitting today’s era.

Whether playing games, crafting work presentations or finishing reports, one can definitely find the right Elecom mouse to complement his mobility needs.

Work on the go with the M-EG30 Egg Lightweight Bluetooth Mouse

M-EG30 Egg Lightweight Bluetooth Mouse

Professionals who wish they can bring along their PC mouse when they have to work on the go need look no further.  At 30 grams together with the batteries, the M-EG30 Egg Lightweight Bluetooth Mouse weighs as light as a single screw and can easily fit into the laptop bag without much fuss while maintaining the performance and durability features of a normal mouse.

Professionals can work for longer hours too, thanks to the M-EG30 Egg Lightweight Bluetooth Mouse’s fatigue-resistant, hand-friendly design. With so much to do in so little time, they will definitely feel relieved at the prospect of not wasting so much time charging it: The M-EG30 Egg Lightweight Bluetooth Mouse can last for about two months in a single charge, making it ideal for professionals’ everyday on-the-go use. 

The ultra lightweight Bluetooth mouse also has an Infrared LED for low-powered consumption and a built-in power switch that prevents battery drain, allowing professionals to maximize the mouse’s battery life and tackle day-to-day work challenges with optimum productivity.

Work silently with the M-IR07DRS Wireless Infrared Mouse

Not even the school librarian will be pursing her lips in disapproval: The M-IR07DRS Wireless Infrared Mouse is silent to a fault, perfect for use in places requiring minimal noise. Students cramming their papers inside the library will be able to keep noise levels down conveniently and effortlessly, thanks to the mouse’s built-in silent switch.

M-IR07DRS Wireless Infrared Mouse

But the mouse boasts more than just silence: With the M-IR07DRS Wireless Infrared Mouse’s built-in power switch and infrared LED, students won’t have the worry about their mouse dying on them while they work. And they can even enjoy battery that can impressively last as long as 2.5 years without charging. The M-IR07DRS Wireless Infrared Mouse also features a small and easily storable USB micro receiver, for connecting mobile devices.

Play hard with the M-DT1URBK DEFT Wired Trackball Mouse

M-DT1URBK DEFT Wired Trackball Mouse

Gaming aficionados who love playing for long hours will find no better companion than the M-DT1URBK DEFT Wired Trackball Mouse, which features built-in function buttons, including left, right forward and back buttons and a tilt wheel, for seamless gameplay or even faster web browsing.

Set to bring out the inner gamer in each individual, the mouse features a built-in switch for adjusting pointer movement speed, a built-in power switch for preventing battery drain, and a built-in indicator lamp that shows remaining battery life. It also has an index finger operation type wired trackball that delivers overwhelming operation performance. Gamers who wish to better customize their gaming experience can even change the button function assignment through the “Elecom Mouse Assistant”, which can be downloaded for free.

Jabbing buttons while the game is heating up won’t cause hand and finger fatigue, either: The M-DT1URBK DEFT Wired Trackball Mouse’s ergonomic design prevents muscular and skeletal problems when gamers need to use the mouse for long hours. And gamers can be assured of excellent pointer response too, with the mouse’s gaming grade high-performance optical sensor that detects trackball movement.

Stay comfortable with the Elecom M-XGM10DBBK Wireless Blue Led Mouse and Elecom MP-115BK Fittio Mouse Pad

MP-115BK Fittio Mouse Pad

The Elecom M-XGM10DBBK Wireless Blue Led Mouse is nimble and quick: It features Blue LED Technology, for faster and more accurate response. Designed for comfort and smooth usage, the Elecom M-XGM10DBBK Wireless Blue Led Mouse’s medium-sized built fits snugly into one’s hand, allowing the easy left and right movement of the thumb and ring finger as well as the absorption and distribution of load according to wrist movement. It also has five built-in buttons, for faster web browsing.

Aside from having the right mouse, users can fight wrist fatigue better with the easy-to-clean Elecom MP-115BK Fittio Mouse Pad, which features an integrated hand rest that distributes wrist weight, relieves wrist tension emanating from long-time mouse usage, and fixes wrist position for better mouse movement control.

These Elecom accessories are available in Elecom outlets in SM North Edsa, SM Marikina, SM Fairview, SM Soutmall, Solenad and all Urbanize outlets at U.P. Town Center, Gateway, Shangri-La, Glorietta3, Uptown BGC, Venice Grand Canal, Kiss & Fly NAIA Terminal 3, Alabang Town Center, The District-Imus, Solenad and Serin – Tagaytay. For more information, please visit the Urbanize and Elecom websites.  Also follow Urbanize’s Facebook and Instagram and Elecom’s Facebook and Instagram. 



MDPPA warns about the dangers of altering motorcycle parts


Motorists customize motorcycle features such as headlamps, taillights, handlebars and exhaust mufflers to personalize their driving experience. Altering motorcycles, however, comes at a grave price, according to the Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association, Inc. (MDPPA), the Philippines’ premier motorcycle manufacturers association whose members include Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha and Kymco.

 “The desire to appear cool and sporty has prompted a lot of motorcycle riders to enhance motorcycles with cosmetic and engine modifications. Unfortunately, most motorcycle riders are ignorant about the dangers of motorcycle customization and how their ‘artistic’ pursuits can affect motorcycle safety, performance and durability in the long run,” according to the MDPPA. 

Changing spare parts can likewise adversely affect other motorcycle parts. Common improper alterations include headlight and tail light bulb color, tires, handlebars, rear view mirrors and muffler modification. Riders mistakenly assume that sporty looks work well with safety, performance, durability and fuel economy. Replacing ignition system with those without rev-limiters can prove fatal to engine damage as well as safety to the rider and other motorist and pedestrians.

Maintenance of motor cycle

Modifying fuel system such as carburetors, which blend air and fuel for combustion, may result to negative effect on fuel consumption, exhaust emission level and reduction of engine power.

The association also added that riders should never consider alteration even when the motorcycle warranty has expired. Motorcycle riders have to regularly visit authorized and trained service centers or mechanics for proper preventive maintenance service as specified in their owner’s manual.

MDPPA, likewise, reminds the public on the prohibition to modify vehicles pursuant to LTO-LTFRB Joint Admininstrative Order No. 2014-01.

“Motorcycles undergo quality control tests to ensure compliance with the highest safety and environmental standards. By modifying motorcycles, motorists simply regress from experiencing the ‘perfect ride’,” according to the MDPPA. Moreso, LTO-LTFRB Joint Admininstrative Order No. 2014-01 prohibits the modification of motor vehicle parts.