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Greenpeace busts myths on renewable energy with “The Solar Rooftop Challenge”

On the eve of the start of the comprehensive government energy policy review, and proving that the incoming rainy season is not an impediment to fully embrace solar energy, Greenpeace launched the Solar Rooftop Challenge, an aggressive information campaign that highlights the potentials of producing solar energy in the Philippines. The Solar Rooftop Challenge highlights the benefits of using solar and busts misguided notions that hinder individuals and companies from taking it up by showcasing existing solar rooftop installations of urban middle class households, celebrities, churches, schools, government buildings and private establishments, and through sharing empowering stories of people who have joined the solar rooftop revolution in the country. “Today, we are launching the Solar Rooftop Challenge to create a platform for the young and urban Filipinos to join the discussion on …

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Great Simplifier for AEC Complexities

Five months have passed since the historic landmark agreement came into effect, where the ten member ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries consisting of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam signed their commitment to form the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). With lower business restrictions and enhanced trade opportunities, this new economic bloc will make ASEAN more competitive. However, member countries will first have to resolve their local challenges before they can fully reap the benefits of this connected region. The beauty of ASEAN lies in its diversity. Yet this diversity also results in high barriers to entry for businesses. Across the region, businesses are operating on different regulatory frameworks and policies, and running on varying levels of infrastructure maturity. For example, equity limitations and other local …

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A new breed of Sony Alpha ambassadors to inspire Filipino photographers

In line with its commitment to bring out the creativity of Filipinos through their digital imaging products, Sony introduced a new breed of ambassadors to represent their Sony Alpha line. Included in this group of talented individuals are some of the country’s most inspiring photographers who will surely ignite the passion of Filipino hobbyists and demonstrate why Sony cameras are the best in the market today. Representing Sony’s latest mirrorless camera, the A6300, are toy photographer Sheng Gonzales, travel photographer Kimi Juan, lifestyle photographer Jelito de Leon, and fashion photographer Charisma Lico. Each of these ambassadors hasfound the perfect camera in the A6300 and the ideal tool for their craft. On shooting with the A6300, Jelito de Leon shares, “I get better and sharper images for sure. I don’t have to worry …

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An interactive new website for your eyes

To help and guide consumers in understanding and finding the best solutions for their eye problems, Essilor has launched a newly designed website at www.essilor.com.ph.  The website is more than just an educational portal on vision and eye care, it also offers a comprehensive guideto help consumersfindthe best and most suitable solutions for their vision problems. The website makes it very easy for consumers to choose the lenses they need. Click on the “Products” section to see the entire brand portfolio under Essilor: Crizal for clearest vision;Crizal Transitions for optimum vision solutions both indoors and out; and Varilux as the #1 progressive lenses for smooth transition from distance through intermediate and near visions. Then there’s CrizalEyezen for connected people who frequently use digital devices; Xperio for polarized sunwear for best protection …

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Smart launches SmartLife app to improve digital experience

Smart is set to change the way Filipinos enjoy their smartphones with the launch of the SmartLife app, where people can discover exciting perks and free digital content right at their fingertips. Initially available to Android smartphone users via the Google Play Store, the SmartLife is a discovery portal for perks, mobile videos, music, and games, giving users easy access to digital content. This allows Filipinos to explore and discover how mobile internet can change the way they experience their passions and interests. Exciting and enriching digital experiences “The SmartLife app is a breakthrough in our efforts to provide our subscribers with the most exciting and enriching digital experiences,” said Ariel Fermin, EVP and Consumer Business Head at PLDT and Smart. “Our goal for the app is to allow Filipinos to discover more of …

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Third PH Cloud Summit to tackle Digital Transformation and Internet of Things

Local cloud computing pioneer IPC (IP Converge Data Services, Inc.) is calling on business executives, entrepreneurs, and technology buffs to take part in the upcoming 2016 Philippine Cloud Summit. Entitled “IoT: The Pinnacle of Digital”, this year’s summit will be held at the SMX Convention Center at SM Aura Premier on June 29, 2016, taking the digital workplace and the Internet of Things (IoT) to center stage. The Summit aims to teach businesses, big and small alike, how to turn their companies into a digitally empowered workplace and to help them harness the benefits to day-to-day operations, employee engagement, and the bottom line. According to IPC President Reynaldo R. Huergas, “By now, every businessman must have realized how a digitally connected workplace translates to better performance and higher engagement across the organization. …

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IDP Education transfers to Ortigas, expands facilities

2017 is turning out to be quite interesting for IDP Education Pty Ltd —Philippines. After wrapping up a successful Study Abroad Expo last March of this year, its Manila office started bracing itself for another big thing—the BIG move! The company’s Country Director for the Philippines, Ria Dela Viña recently announced that they are relocating IDP’s Manila headquarters (HQ) from Makati, where they held office for 14 years, to Ortigas Center in Pasig City, this June 2016. It’s also very timely, as IDP Philippines is also celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. “We have been so excited about this move because it will open us up to a larger market as we become more accessible to northern Metro Manila, while still conveniently located in the Ortigas Business District” says Dela Viña. Dela Viña expects …

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iflix turns 1! Awesome shows go on!

iflix celebrated its very first birthday last May 26! Over 365 days ago, a humble team of 23 hard at work at their shared office space, held their collective breath in nervous anticipation, as the iflix service went live across the Philippines and Malaysia. In commemoration of this very special day, the team would like to take this opportunity to share some of the amazing milestones iflix has surpassed in this first year. Moments to Remember April 2015 – The Company announced the appointment of its advisory board, comprised of Hollywood’s most influential business and creative leaders, including the Chairman and CEO of MGM, President and CEO of Fox networks and more. June 2015 – iflix launches commercially in the Philippines, alongside telecommunications partners Philippines Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) and Smart Communications, …

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Face the coming school year with a faster and more powerful internet connection

A new school year starts, and in this digital age students need more than good books to get the best learning experience. Reliable Internet access is one of the primary necessities today for students to survive school. Thus, one of the best things family and friends can give is the gift of good connectivity. One of the world’s biggest and leading manufacturers of networking, broadband and digital electronics products has just the thing to ensure speedy and convenient access to the Internet. D-Link offers ideal solutions to help students connect to the world wide web to finish school work, socialize, and enjoy games and entertainment. For uncompromised speed and performance: DIR-895L AC5300 Ultra Wi-Fi Router Students need to keep up with demanding tasks every day. D-Link’s DIR-895L AC5300 Ultra Wi-Fi Router delivers premium …

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5 reasons to love the limited edition SonixAnahaw case

A cute case can easily brighten up your mood and elevate your style.Take it fromactress and social media star Sofia Andres who just adores her collection of ‘functionable’ (read: functional + fashionable)iPhone cases from Los Angeles-based brand Sonix. If you’re following her Instagram feed, you’ll see that among Sofia’s favorites is the limited edition Anahaw case, a design collaboration between Sonixand Power Mac Center. Here are reasons why you’ll love it too: It was designed with a national symbol in mind The Anahaw is a tropical palmwidely regarded as the Philippinenational leaf. Often planted for ornamental purposes, it is also made into fans, hats, and umbrellas, exemplifying the resourcefulness and creativity of Filipinos. Its symbol is used in awards and medals to signify high achievement, strength, and loyalty. Independence Day feels, that is. It’s …

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