Monday, July 25, 2016

The century -old College of the Holy Spirit Manila is up for bigger, bolder things in its fold. Adapting to the changing landscape of the academe, while sustaining fine traditions of the school, College of Holy Spirit Manila (CHSM) looks forward to implementing new, exciting programs and initiatives, ongoing renovation, upgrades of the school grounds and facilities.

College of the Holy Spirit Manila is now under new management by the Holy Spirit Alumni Management Corporation (HSAMC) composed of 14 alumnae and one non-alumnae who is well-recognized in the education field.

Known for Values Education, College of the Holy Spirit Manila is taking an even higher step in its commitment to provide learning opportunities, enhance professional skills and make better, more responsible members of the society.

In this line, the Alumni Management Corporation spearheads the launching of the Center for Continuing Education (CCE) of the College of the Holy Spirit Manila.



The Center for Continuing Education, is primarily offering short non-degree courses starting with Language and Social Enterprise Courses.

Last July 20, 2016, CCE embarks on a journey with the introduction of Social entrepreneurs sharing their first hand experiences.

Dubbed "2016 Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship", it will have as its speakers, two of the country's prime-movers in Social Entrepreneurship - Mr. Henry Motte-Munoz, Founder of Edukasyon.ph and Ms. Terri Jayme Mora, Country Manager of Ashoka Philippines. This was held at the Paraclete Auditorium of the College of the Holy Spirit Manila.

"2016 Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship: is aimed to share insights and milestones as to how Social Entrepreneurship has dramatically changed and continues to make a positive social impact on the Philippines and the whole of ASEAN region - why it is regarded as the springboard to drive new opportunities and catalyst for innovation.

Another highlight of the activity is the blessing and opening of the new Advocafe, a non-profit and social enterprise in support to the Indigenous Peoples, which is also situated within the grounds of the school. Advocafe is definitely not just your ordinary coffee shop which you can easily find around the Metro as majority of the products being sold at the store are all natural and organic tea and coffee bean products were results of the hard work and efforts of the lumads, IPs, and the Igorots from the respective communities all over the Philippines. Patronage of Advocafe provides education for indigenous children and youth. Among the products offered at the advocafe include chocolate cacao, turmeric granules, salabat tea, calamansi juice, banana chips, carrot cakes, other organic pastries, and herbal tea.

More on CCE and its upcoming activities at CHSM's official facebook page @collegeoftheholyspiritmanila; email: amc@holyspirit.edu.ph mascenongrace@yahoo.com.ph; call College of the Holy Sporit Manila, 735 6021 / 735 6022 local 107 look for Ms. Benjo Macaso -AMC; local 109 look for Ms. Joy Flores - Marketing.



Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Global tech titan Acer recognizes the new breed of “ProSumers” or professional consumers who need computers that are not only perfect eye-candy digital companions but also brawny and formidable inside and out.
This is why Acer came up with its next-generation laptop for today’s Prosumers, the Acer Aspire S13 that’s not only sleek and chic but also personifies power and efficiency that discriminating prosumers with high expectations regarding their digital devices would prefer.
The Acer Aspire S13 is definitely something to behold, touch-wise, that is, with a nano imprint pattern that’s such a joy to touch while you enjoy the texture as you glide your hand through it. But that’s only for your sense of touch.
Inside, prosumers will definitely revel at how formidable the Acer Aspire S13 is, with its 6th generation Intel Core processors that are not only efficient and powerful but also allows you to consume less energy and save on electricity to keep you going with up to 13 hours of battery life.

Lugging around the Acer Aspire S13 to anywhere you want will be no problem with its ultra-slim, 14.58mm frame so there’s less strain on your shoulders carrying it. File transfers are ultra-fast with its USB 3.1 capability, multi MIMO platform for faster wireless connectivity, a backlit keyboard for easier and less eye strain typing even in low-light conditions, and a solid state drive for faster boot ups when you’re in a hurry to work on a rush project or want to view an image or video file.
And viewing anything on the Acer Aspire S13’s lively, 10-point touch display screen is total joy because of Full HD resolution that lets the prosumer enjoy looking at photos, videos, office presentations in clear and vivid detail.
So go ahead and buy an Acer Aspire S13 today to get an extended warranty and an ingenious smartwatch. Every purchase of a qualified Acer Aspire S13 laptop (S5-371-74H1, S5-371-767Q, S5-371-53F4, and S5-371-55AN) at any participating store from May 15 until June 30, 2016 lets you enjoy a 3-year of warranty from Acer under its warranty program that serves as Acer’s way of thanking the public for making it the number 1 laptop in the Philippines for 10 consecutive years. Plus, get an Acer Liquid Leap Active Smartwatch for free!  For the astute prosumer, the Acer Aspire S13 and the Acer Liquid Leap Active Smartwatch is such a perfect pair.
The nifty Acer Liquid Leap Active Smartwatch comes with a 1-inch OLED (128 x 32) touchscreen display. It’s perfectly compatible with Android 4.4 systems and above, iOS 7 and iOS 8 and Windows 8.1. It is IPX4 waterproof certified and a full charge can last you 5-7 days.
To claim your Acer Liquid Leap Active Smartwatch, fill out all necessary information in the Promo Claim Form. Present this together with the Official Receipt, cut-out of Box Serial Number, plus two (2) valid IDs at any authorized Acer redemption.

For the 3-year warranty, just register between May 15 to July 15, 2016 through email by sending the proof of purchase, first name, middle initial and last name, contact number, home address, Serial Number of purchased qualified laptop under the promo, plus digital or scanned copies of the Original Receipt, laptop box Serial Number and two (2) valid IDs to threeyearwarranty2016@acer.com. Customer will then receive a Confirmation Email with 3-year Warranty Confirmation Number, list of Acer Customer Service Center and authorized service providers, and a verification call from Acer Customer Care. Customer should then bring a printout copy of the confirmation email and present two (2) valid IDs to the Acer Customer Service Centers and authorized service providers indicated in the email.
For more about the Acer Aspire S13 and other Acer Philippines’ products, go to www.acer.com.ph, follow Acer via Twitter (twitter.com/acerphils) or www.Facebook.com/AcerPH.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Never doubt your decision if in case you decide to switch to a different digital device from the one you commonly use because you want your device to fit whatever work or life mode you prefer.
 
It’s not bad to switch at all, especially if you’re going to shift to an Acer 2-in-1 device that’s not just amazing aesthetically but also has powerful features that will definitely fit both every day and adventurous users.  You have four choices to choose from Acer’s array of 2-in-1 devices: the Acer Switch 10, Switch 10E, Switch 11 and Switch 12 and either which one you choose, is a great find.
 
Eye-catching body and frame, innovation, power, beauty or durability—these are what you get from any of the Acer Switch 2-in-1 devices that will make your investment—and your decision to switch—truly worth it.
 
The Acer Switch 10 and 10E, for example, are surely brilliant choices in making that all-important switch. These trendy and compact 2-in-1s allow versatile shape-shifting into four different devices: notebook, tablet, tent and display with nary a snag via the Acer Snap Hinge™, which also allows you to snap on or off a keyboard with a simple push or pull.
 
Protecting your data is also a breeze. The keyboard serves to lock or unlock sensitive data on your keyboard dock’s hard drive. To lock the hard drive and protect your data, just snap off the tablet from the keyboard, then simply snap it back on to unlock.
 
Power is no stranger to the Acer Switch 10 and Switch 10E, which come with Intel Atom processors for better graphics and gaming performance, including power efficiency to prolong battery life to let you go serious whether at work or at play. The fact that these devices run on Windows 10 and features “Continuum” that automatically switches the interface from tablet to laptop mode.
 
Coming in eye-catching and trendsetting colors that suit perfectly the dynamic shape and elegant textile-pattern texturing, the Acer Switch 10 and 10E also features Acer VisionCare™. This technology lets you switch on Acer BluelightShield™ to reduce harmful blue light in case you need to look at the device for long periods, and also sets to Acer LumiFlex™ to auto-boost the contrast if you will use in under direct sunlight. No more squinting, no more added eye strain, no more eye problems in the future. Plus, with its HD screen’s IPS technology made tougher with super-tough Gorilla™ Glass to make it scratch-free, you get to see images clearly regardless of the angle.
 
If in case the Acer Switch 10 and Switch 10E doesn’t fit your fancy, take your pick from the Acer Switch 11 or Acer Switch 12. The Acer Switch 11 features a super comfy Chiclet keyboard for easier typing, a super responsive precision touchpad for smooth navigation, latest Intel Core processor for power-saving features that equate to longer battery life, dual front-facing speakers, full HD and IPS display screen with Zero Air Gap technology and anti-fingerprint technology. The Acer Switch 12, on the other hand, has space-age cooling feature through the Acer Liquid Loop, a full-sized keyboard with an angle bar so you can raise the keyboard for error-free typing, a 165-degree adjustable kickstand with anti-slip rubber strap and an IPS display that can be connected to multiple 4K displays. So how’s that for performance?
 
And what’s even beautiful is that if you buy any Acer Switch 2-in-1 product today, you get an exciting FREEBIE! Every purchase of a qualified Acer Switch 2-in-1 such as the Switch 10 (SW5-011-15W8, SW5-011-19K3, SW5-012-18E9, or SW5-012P-11WT), Switch  10E (SW3-013-101R, SW3-013-105P, SW3-013-10W8, SW3-013-14EP, SW3-013-14H7, SW3-013-14HU, SW3-013-15YR, SW3-013-1837, SW3-013-19VV, SW3-016-11HG, SW3-016-1376, SW3-016-145Y, SW3-016-14CH, SW3-016-17QT or SW3-016-1925), Switch 11 (SW5-171-39HY) or Switch 12 (SW5-271-63MM or SW5-271-63V0) at any participating store from May 15 until June 30, 2016, you get to enjoy an Acer Liquid Leap Active Smartwatch for FREE!
The super-cute and ingenious Acer Liquid Leap Active Smartwatch has a 1-inch OLED (128 x 32) touchscreen display and is completely compatible with Android 4.4 systems and above, iOS 7 and iOS 8 and Windows 8.1. It is IPX4 waterproof certified and can last 5-7 days on a full charge. So for those who live an active, on-the-go lifestyle, the Acer Switch 2-in-1 and the Acer Liquid Leap Active Smartwatch is such a perfect pair.
To claim your Acer Liquid Leap Active Smartwatch, fill out all necessary information in the Promo Claim Form. Present this together with the Official Receipt, cut-out of Box Serial Number, plus two (2) valid IDs at any authorized Acer redemption.
 
For more about Acer’s innovative Switch 2-in-1 devices and other updates, go to www.acer.com.ph, follow Acer via Twitter (twitter.com/acerphils) orwww.Facebook.com/AcerPH.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Last May 20, 2016, Caltex has partnered with 20th Century Fox for the latest installment of the most-anticipated blockbuster movie X-Men: Apocalypse. To give X-Men fans the chance to experience the Power of X at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium. 

The venue was transformed into the X-Men School for Gifted Youngsters where mall-goers enjoyed the fun, entertaining and exciting activities, plus a chance to win exclusive X-Men gifts.

Participants brought out the mutants in them in the Race to The Power of X arcade challenge. They also released their strength in the Release the Power of X hammer game and tested their minds in the Match the Power of X challenge. They also had their selfies with your favorite X-Men characters taken at the photo booth. While event also served as the launch pad for Delo Sports with ISOSYN Technology where motorists learned how to protect and maximize the power of their car engines at the Caltex Delo Sports product demo area. 


“At Caltex, our customers are the cornerstone of our business. Every bottle of Caltex Havoline and Delo engine oil is imbued with the power to protect their engines and deliver optimized performance. To help our customers ‘Enjoy the Journey’ even more, we’ve tailored exclusive offers and activities to make every journey with Caltex an exciting one,” - Joseph Bronfman, CPI Area Business Manager for Lubricants, Philippines, and Vietnam. 


In addition, Mr. Bronfman says, "This is also a very opportune event as we introduce Delo Sports, the latest from the Caltex diesel engine oil product family, which will allow motorists to experience the full power and performance of their diesel engines in their everyday drive.”

It was indeed an exciting, power-packed event with no less than the Caltex and X-Men releasing the Power of X for everyone to experience.
When it comes to employee satisfaction, factors like competitive pay, benefits, and work responsibilities are common considerations that shape the playing field. However, specialists are now looking at the correlation between a location’s general climate to career satisfaction and overall business success.

SM Prime Holdings Inc. (SMPHI) operates under this concept. The affiliate of SM Investments Corp. has invested on the E-Com complex to ride and sustain the booming business growth in the country by providing a progressive work environment.

David Rafael, Senior Vice President of SMPHI explained, “Companies are investing in the Philippines because of three things. World-class facilities, competitive labor cost, and its educated workforce. Maintaining that growth momentum means we have to keep these factors intact.”

He continued, “How do you do this? By creating infrastructure that is conducive to both the business and the workforce.”

The E-Commerce complex located within the Mall of Asia township is built around the concept. Comprised of One, Two, and Five E-Com Center, the steadily rising business district is designed to offer a good balance of accessibility, infrastructure, and lifestyle opportunities for work-life balance.
Also currently in the pipeline is SM Prime’s first Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building Three E-Com center which is slated to be completed by 2017. Four E-Com center, which has broken ground this year, is also expected to be operational by 2020.

One E-Com center opened in 2008 followed by Two E-Com center in 2012 to much success. Five E-Com center, which contributed an additional 88,000 sqm leasable area to the business complex last year has also reached full occupancy since opening its doors last year.

Three E-Com Center and Four E-Com Center will both add a gross floor area of 111, 727 sqm and 123,968 sqm respectively to the growing business district.
The master planned buildings are specifically designed to cater to information technology businesses which have been flooding the country during recent years. Recently, the SM Central Business Park or SM iCity 3, which includes the area of Three and Four E-Com, has also been declared as a PEZA Special Economic Zone.

“The focus should not only be in fostering business growth but in cultivating a dynamic work environment for the people operating there,” said Rafael. “A business district should be well-rounded and capable of standing by itself.”
SM Prime’s vision for its E-commerce centers is supported by a strong suite of resources within the township. Besides from the place being accessible to employees through major thoroughfares, the area also has lifestyle destinations for a more versatile experience. A stone’s throw away is top shopping destination Mall of Asia and entertainment venues SMX Convention Center and SM Arena.

Leisure developments like Microtel and the soon to be operational Tryp Hotel and Conrad Hotel are also included in the township. Residential developments under SM Residences (Sea, Shell, Shore, and Shore 2) are also within close proximity of the area. 

Boosting the convenience of the business district are also expansion of infrastructure. Additional floors in the North and South Parking building are in the works as well as an additional pedestrian footbridge that will connect the office buildings to the lifestyle and parking spaces.

“Boosting the business sector should be fueled by support from all aspects. This means providing the right infrastructure and a good working environment. If the workforce is happy, growth will definitely follow,” Rafael closes. 

Press Release
Washing machines have been very helpful in making life at home easier than having to do laundry by hand. It allowed most people to do more household work and other things within the day, unlike before when “laundry day” literally means doing laundry the whole day. Though washing machines have really been a big help, there is still uneasiness with some of things related to it, such as the amount of electricity and water it consumes, the confusion sometimes in using it, and the damage it does to some fabrics when it gets tangled during the wash.

Fortunately, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of home appliances— Midea, understands these 
difficulties that may arise during laundry day. That is why they come up with innovative products that 
have distinct features that respond to some of the worries most people have when using a washing machine.

Midea’s Semi-Automatic Twin Tub washing machines cleans the clothes thoroughly without having the clothes entangled with each other with its Dual Cleaning Motion technology. Its Spin Air Dry on the other hand, dries clothes faster and more efficiently. These technologies help Midea Twin Tub consume lesser electricity down to just one peso (Php 1) per wash load as tested by the Meralco Powerlab— perfect for the budget conscious households. The Twin Tub is also made with high-grade durable material called ABS Plastic with double walling for more protection, making it take heavy loads for a very long time.

Fully Automatic top load washing machines have the One Touch Wash feature which allows people to easily use the washing machine with just a push of a button. It also has smart sensors that set the right amount of water and the right amount of time in washing, based on the laundry. This feature avoids the confusion in getting the right setting for every wash load, and most of all it saves 37% on water consumption. The high-speed motor used in these washing machines could wash, rinse, and dry for as fast as 19 minutes without consuming too much electricity. A full wash load in the tub running a complete wash, rinse, and dry cycle costs no more than one peso (Php 1) in electricity consumption.

The Water Magic Cube, brought by its innovative design, allows the water in the tub to flow without tangling the clothes that may cause some damages to the fabric. This feature also allows it to clean 27% better than other washing machines and reduce tangles up to 84%. All of these features also save time for busy mommies who are active and are always on the go. This also allows more time for all those extra wash loads and most especially, more time for the family.

Midea’s Front Load Washer, on the other hand, are for the meticulous. A complete wash, rinse, and dry cycle using the Daily Wear setting takes 82 minutes to complete. It may sound a very long time, but it actually consumes an equivalent of just two pesos (Php 2) worth of electricity. The same setting uses 43 liters of water which is only equivalent to just one peso (Php 1), giving the family 70% savings on their monthly water bill. At the same time, its Clothes Care System gives cleaner clothes with no tangles and no damage.

While Midea washing machines do great in saving water, electricity, and time for the whole family, it still does a great job in getting off dirt and stains from the clothes. Living home life is happier with more time spent with family, secured by the peace of mind brought by the help of technology, and balanced by the harmony brought by innovation. This is the difference Midea aims for, to be every family’s choice of home appliance.
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