Tuesday, December 15, 2015

SanDisk Memory Solutions for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

MANILA, Philippines, December 4, 2015 This season offers everyone—especially Filipinos—with a long list of opportunities to create great memories. After all, the Philippines has one of the longest Christmas celebrations in the world, filled with traditions, rituals and customs.

From the start of the Simbang Gabi (9-day novena of dawn masses) on December 16 to the celebration of the Feast of the Three Kings on January 6, you’ll be filling your gadgets with files you’d like to keep for many holidays to come—photos, videos, music, and more. ’Tis the season to keep your memories safe, and you can count on SanDisk’s new memory solution lineup to help you store your files. The flash storage solutions pioneer, SanDisk offers Mobile Memory Solutions for a safe, easy, and delightful way to seamlessly transfer, manage, and store multimedia content.

SanDisk Extreme® 500 Portable SSD and Extreme PRO SSD: Working smart over the break

You can always use some file management assistance, whether you’re a student or professional on a working holiday break this season, or a busy-bee alumnus in charge of organizing the school’s grand homecoming reunion. SanDisk has two new SSDs - SanDisk Extreme® 500 Portable SSD and Extreme PRO SSD- to help you become more organized. SanDisk Extreme® 500 portable SSD, which is smaller than half the size of a smartphone and delivers up to 4x the speed of an external hard drive, allows users to transfer big files such as tutorial videos and company photos at up to 415MB/s (for 120GB and 240GB) and up to 430MB/s (for 480GB). You won’t need to worry about breaking moving parts or overheating with the SanDisk Extreme® 500 Portable SSD’s solid state technology. And with its encryption feature, you won’t have to worry too much about file security too.


Similarly, Extreme PRO SSD, which runs on SanDisk’s innovative nCacheTM Pro Technology, packs in an optimal read and write speed, high endurance, and data safety features. Engineered for efficient multi-tasking and workload management, Extreme PRO SSD is easy to install and energy efficient. With its huge storage capacities and consistent 24/7 performance, you can relax a bit this Christmas, even when you’re on a working break.





iXpand Flash Drive and Ultra Dual USB: Easy photo dumping after the Noche Buena dinner

Spending Noche Buena with your extended family means having to brace yourself up for a major photo dump session. Fortunately for you and your loved ones, SanDisk is offering the iXpand and Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0, which provide a seamless and foolproof way to move countless family groufies and Christmas videos between iPhone, iPad, PCs and Mac® computers.

Preparing an AVP full of special effects to accompany your office Christmas party presentation? iXpand allows high-speed transfer from iPhone and iPad to the Flash Drive and can instantly expand by up to 128GB. You can also offload new photos and videos from the iPhone or iPad to the drive whenever it’s connected without having to rely on Internet or cables.

Similarly, Ultra Dual USB 3.0 Drive allows users to easily transfer up to 64 GB worth of files between smartphones, tablets, PC and Mac computers by simply connecting the SanDisk Ultra® Dual USB Drive 3.0 to the micro-USB port of an Android™ smartphone or tablet. Perfect for sharing whole albums of songs for caroling nights with your friends. You can also use the USB 3.0 connector to transfer the content to a PC or Mac computer. And with the SanDisk® Memory Zone app, you can easily move, view, copy, and backup files, and worry less about filling up your phone memory with family photos and videos this Christmas.

SanDisk Ultra® microSDXC cards and SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDXC™ UHS-II Card: Capturing the sights and sounds of your holiday trip

You don’t have to stop shooting, saving, and sharing travel memories during your holiday vacation. Thanks to the 200GB Ultra microSDXC™ UHS-I card, you can save as much as 20 hours of Full HD video- enough space to store your first snowball fight, your barkada’s Christmas karaoke, and the sights and sounds of the city you’re visiting during the holidays. And with premium card-to-PC transfer speed of up to 90MB/s, you can easily transfer up to 1200 photos in a minute. SanDisk Ultra® microSDXC cards are also water proof, temperature proof, shock proof, X-ray proof, and magnet proof, so you don’t have to worry about their durability when you embark on your travel adventures.


You can also opt for SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDXC™ UHS-II Card, the world’s fastest SDXC™ card which offers reliability, performance, and can upload photos and videos with transfer speed up to 280MB/s. Experience SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDXC™ UHS-II card that offers the highest video recording performance to capture and store travel memories with your loved ones this Christmas. SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDXC™ UHS-II cards are water proof, temperature proof, shock proof, magnet proof, vibration proof and X-ray proof that provide reliability in capturing images wherever you are.




Whether you’re boosting your storage capacity for all your requirements this holiday, or upping the ante in gift-giving by giving your loved ones the gift of memory, Sandisk’s Mobile Memory Solutions will truly add more meaning and color to the holidays this year.

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About SanDisk
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 27 years, SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry. Today, SanDisk’s quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world's largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smartphones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.



 © 2015 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved. SanDisk and SanDisk Extreme are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. SanDisk SecureAccess is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation.

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including expectations for technology and product performance, capacities, availability, pricing, and security features that are based on our current expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include among others: our products may not be available in the capacities or pricing that we expect, with the features we expect or perform as expected, or the other risks detailed from time-to-time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q. We do not intend to update the information contained in this news release.


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Thursday, December 10, 2015

International UW Photographers Gather at Anilao, the Dream Macro Destination in the World


The 3rd Anilao Underwater Photo Competition Festival was a huge success, with international and local participants growing each year.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Le Cellier French Wine Selection Prepares for Soiree Beaujolais 2015 in Manila


Now on its eleventh year, Le Cellier French Wine Selection has its full support of the Soiree Beaujolais 2015 happening on the 24th of November at the Marriott Grand Ballroom. Le Cellier, one of the leading wine distributors in the Philippines, has been all-out in its participation of the yearly French wine tradition, bringing in a wide array of wines from France for the guests to enjoy.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Belkin Academy Introduces People Inspired Products


With me at the Belkin Academy were Kristina Perry, Business Unit Manager
and Victor Reyes, Sales Manager Philippines.

Belkin recently conducted a unique way of presenting their products entitled, the Belkin Academy, the first of its kind in the Philippines held at the F1 Hotel in Bonifacio Global City. Belkin, the leader in tablet and smartphone accessories introduced a new line up of in-car and charging solutions available in www.lazada.com.ph

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

No Motivation More Powerful than One's Love for Family

Who inspires you? What gives you the drive to pursue success? In a Filipino setting, being successful in business does not only entail wits and enough finances to start with, but rather, it goes deeper than what we can scrape out from our pockets. 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Globe Telecom Brings Chromecast to Filipino Homes

Google Chromecast is a USB-sized device that is plugged in the HDMI port of the TV set, casting your favorite programs and games from your phone, tablet or laptop directly to your TV screen.

The wait is over.  Globe Telecom recently launched, in futuristic fashion, a revolutionary device transforming entertainment experience to your own home.

Globe Telecom, the country's purveyor of the Filipino digital lifestyle, in partnership with Google Philippines shatters the entertainment experience to a whole new level as it brings Chromecast to the Philippines.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

TV5 Launches Bilang Pilipino 2016: A 360-Degree Coverage of the Philippine Presidential Elections


Noel Lorenzana, TV5 President and CEO



The 2016 presidential elections is anticipated to be the fastest, deepest election coverage using all platforms; TV, radio, print, digital, mobile and social media.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

DRT Show: The Philippines Gears Up for the Biggest Diving Resort Travel Expo


The Philippines is gearing up to welcome international divers, marine scientists, and travel enthusiasts as it hosts the Diving Resort Travel Expo Philippines 2015.  The DRT Show, which aims to promote trading, export business, and environment conservation, will be held at the SM Megatrade Hall in Mandaluyong City, on September 11 - 13, 2015.

Monday, August 10, 2015

NYPD, New York Pinoy Deli Opens at Resorts World Manila

The juicy Cebu Lechon is a Pinoy Deli served at NYPD.

Resorts World Manila recently launched its latest stellar restaurant dynamically called New York Pinoy Deli (NYPD), bringing in glitter, glamour, and everything delicious.  Certainly, a portion of the main casino floor has turned into a concrete jungle where deli dreams are made of.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Department of Health Campaigns for a Smoke-Free Philippines


The infamous anti-cigarette smoking mascot, Yosi Kadiri, is a poignant reminder to smokers.


Alarming statistics show that cigarette smoking kills 240 Filpinos each day. According to The Tobacco Atlas (Fifth Ed., 2015), more than 15.5 million adults and 505,600 children use tobacco everyday. Moreover, the Philippines is one of the only 13 countries with more than 10 million daily male smokers.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Aiyanar in the Philippines is Home to Scuba Diving Hall of Famers

Reef Fish Identification, Tropical Pacific. Authors: Ned DeLoach, Paul Humann, Gerald Allen, Roger Steene.

Anilao, located in the town of Mabini, Batangas in the Philippines, is a macro u/w photographer's haven, and at the same time, a wide-angle enthusiast's paradise.  Its marine life is rich and diverse, making it among the premiere diving destinations in the world.  

Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort, known for its sprawling facilities in Anilao, Batangas, enjoy the influx of noted underwater photographers from different parts of the world. Recently, it was a star-studded week of award-winning divers, and Scuba Diving Hall of Famers,  making it one for the books, so to speak. The resort is known for a professionally-run dive operator with friendly staff and dive guides or "spotters" who will take discriminating underwater photographers to where they traveled far and wide for.

Scuba Diving Hall of Famer, Lynn Funkhouser, celebrates 40 years of  diving  explorations, placing the Philippines in the world diving map.  She is flanked by Aiyanar's Tessa Neri, her lovely daughter Andie and Resident Resort Manager, Joyce Villarosa.

It is no surprise that leading reef fish identification authors and Scuba Diving Hall of Famers, Ned DeLoach and Paul Humann were at Aiyanar for a week-long exploration for their continuing quest of discovering and identifying tropical Pacific fishes.  Ned, carrying 40 years of adventure diving, has published 11 books.  Paul, an attorney by profession, revolutionized diving vacations in the early 70's, and never looked back.  He and Ned collaborated on eight marine life ID books. Both gentlemen live in Florida, USA.

With Aiyanar's Sales and Marketing Manager Marco Lacson, and authors Paul Humann and Ned DeLoach.
Looking at Lynn Funkhouser's photos of sharks with Aiyanar's in-house Dive Instructor Klaus Stiefel, authors Paul Humann, and Ned Deloach.


Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort
Location: Barangay Bagalangit, Mabini Town, Batangas, Philippines
Resort Landline: +63 9175940056 
Manila Office Numbers: +63 9178831439, +63 9175049800, +63 9178666332, +63 9999997452
www.aiyanar.com

Follow Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort on Facebook, here. Instagram @Aiyanarresort


Friday, March 27, 2015

Extreme Hobie Regatta Brings International Sailors to the Philippines

Hobie racers shores up after Leg 2 at the Port of the Galleons, Puerto Galera, Philippines.
The 15th AboitizPower Philippine Hobie Challenge once again highlighted the country as one of the premiere sailing destinations in the world through its week-long regatta held last March 14 to 22, 2015. Thirteen entries from different parts of the globe showcased their expertise as the race allowed them to sail in two challenging sea passages—the Verde Island Pass and the Calavite Pass.

Perfect weather for sailing in the Philippines.
Among the adventurers who took this challenge were seasoned sailors from Australia, the Netherlands, Canada, Taiwan, Zimbabwe, Great Britain, Poland. Two local teams represented the Philippines.
 
The race and its route are not for the faint of heart. It consists of seven days of sailing broken into five offshore inter-island legs and two days of inshore races. The fleet stops at night in beaches and islands with varied accommodations ranging from rustic rooms, to tents under the stars, to modern hotels. Through that one-of-a-kind format, the participants get to experience grueling races, deserted beaches, and the best of Filipino hospitality, all combined into an event they will never forget.

Tent city on Verde Island.

Jerry Rollin prepares the starting line for the sailors.

ISAF and Principal Race Officer Jerry Rollin said, “The over-all winner is determined by the best time accumulated in all of the 5 Legs.  Each Leg entails sailing for an average of five hours a day, depending on the winds.” With first place finishes in legs 1, 2, 4, and 5, Australians Geoff Rowdon and his crew, Rosie Phelan fit the bill as Rollin described, and emerged as champions of the 15th AboitizPower Philippine Hobie Challenge.

PHC 15 Champions, Geoff Rowdon and Rosie Phelan (Australia).

Being the sailors to reckon with from the start, Geoff and Rosie overcame hostilities and made the right strategies to sail away ahead of the fleet.  Asked what made them win, Geoff emphatically said, “The fear of losing.” Sarah adds, “Geoff is relentless.  He was determined and focused.”

2nd Place, Andrew Boyd and Tony Boyd (Australia).

3rd Place, Andrew Locke and Rob Watson (Australia).

In second place were fellow Australians Andrew and Tony Boyd, who took the singular honor of breaking the first place streak of Geoff and Rosie on the third leg. In third place was yet another Australian team with Andrew Locke at the helm, and Rob Watson as crew. They also won the Inshore Series.

The Filpino team, composed of Eric Tomacruz and Andy Aguila, came in 4th over-all.
More than just a racing water sport, the event is also an opportunity to help children of the islands. Outreach programs were organized by the Philippine Inter-Island Sailing Foundation (PHINSAF), the long-standing authority behind the PHC, in three major islands visited-- Verde Island, Oriental Mindoro and Ambil Island. These children are the ones “left behind” so to speak, as they live in such remote islands with no electricity.

Donated to the children of remote islands include school supplies, medicines/medical kits, and solar powered lamps.
Children taking a closer look of the sails, for the first time in their young lives.
Through the Outreach program spearheaded by Rosalita Legarda of PHINSAF, the participants, sponsors, and donors of the 15th Philippine Hobie Challenge donated school supplies, medical kits, and solar-powered lamps.  It was one of the highlights of the event.

A deserted beach on Ambil Island.  The remote campsite for Leg 3.
The AboitizPower 15th Philippine Hobie Challenge also paved way in the discovery of travel destinations for sailing enthusiasts.  The event co-chairs, Monchu Garcia and Eddie Legarda, explained that PHINSAF and the PHC are centered on the promotion of the sport of sailing, and on putting the Philippines in the sailing world map.

Co-chair, Monchu Garcia, enthusiastic on the great start of Leg 1.

Co-chair, Eddie Legarda is also one of the participants in the race.
Garcia and Legarda are tireless and steadfast in working towards their goal of opening more doors to international and local sailors to be involved in events such as the PHC, and appreciate the beauty of the Philippine archipelago.


The AboitizPower 15th Philippine Hobie Challenge was sponsored by La Luz Beach Resort, Rayomarine, Potato Corner, GoPro, Canyon de Boracay Premiere, Standard Insurance, Landco, and Blood Red Clothing. Emergency Medical Support was provided by Lifeline Rescue, while GPS Tracking was provided by WRU.PH. It was also supported by the Department of Tourism- Region IV-A, the Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro, Taal Lake Yacht Club, Novellino Wines, Seahorse Marine, and R.O.X. For the full results, visit www.hobiechallenge.ph.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Capas Freedom March 2015: An Invitation to Relive Heroes' Track


Dioramas at the Museo ng Tarlac. Photo: Bernard Supetran
The Philippines is rich in history; and the bloody years of  World War II takes up a big portion of the story line.  We do not have a shortage of heroes, who fought side by side with the Americans against the Japanese.  Brave Filipinos gave their lives for our freedom in different parts of the country, and significant among those are the fallen soldiers during the infamous Death March in the summer of 1942.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Philippine Football Teams Vying for a Slot in Dubai Tilt

Photo courtesy of official website: http://f5wc.com/phillipines/
Football Manila spearheads the much anticipated national elimination rounds in choosing a Philippine team to represent the country at the Football Five's World Championship (F5WC) to be held in Dubai, UAE from April 9 - 11, 2015.