To whom would you rather give your old Nokia phone to?

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Nokia, Globe Telecom, Ayala Foundation and Philippine Tarsier Foundation recently teamed up to save the Philippines’ cutest animal, the Tarsier. This save-the-tarsier-save-the-world initiative by these companies and foundations was officially dubbed, “i-rEcover. I-rEcycle”. Through this noble program, the general public, including Globe and non-Globe subscribers, as well as Nokia and non-Nokia users, may donate their “complete” old mobile phones by dropping them to the cellphone recycling bins in Globe stores and at Ayala Malls in exchange of a Nokia Eco-item for your contribution. Now, letting go of your trust old Nokia 3210 is much easier – now that you know that you’ll contribute to saving our little friends, tarsiers, through it.

The said program already started last September 2011 and will run until the August 2012. You may visit any of Globe’s 140 stores nationwide or Ayala malls located in Glorietta, Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Bonifacio High Street, Market! Market!, Trinoma, and Metropoint Mall, Pasay here in Metro Manila; and at Pavilion Mall in Biñan, Laguna; Solenad-Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna; MarQuee Mall in Angeles City, Pampanga; Ayala Center Cebu; and Abreeza Mall Davao.

For more information, please see the official PRESS RELEASE below.

 

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Donate your old mobile phones and help save Philippine tarsiers

Nokia, Globe Telecom, Ayala Foundation and Philippine Tarsier Foundation partner to spearhead recycling project aimed at supporting efforts to save local endangered species

In an effort to help create awareness on the importance of saving the environment and its endangered species, Nokia, together with Globe Telecom, Ayala Foundation and the Philippine Tarsier Foundation Inc. (PTFI), today announced their partnership that aims to raise funds to help preserve the local tarsier through a mobile phone recycling program.

Dubbed “i-rEcover. I-rEcycle,” the program aims to attract the general public, including Globe and non-Globe subscribers, as well as Nokia and non-Nokia users, to donate old mobile phones by bringing them to the cellphone recycling bins located in Globe stores and at Ayala malls.

For every old mobile phone collected for recycling, Nokia will donate P100 to the PTFI to support programs for preserving the Philippine tarsier and its habitat.  And, if you donate a “complete” mobile phone (even without its battery and related accessories) to any Globe store or during the Ayala Recyclables Fair, you will receive a Nokia Eco-item for your contribution.

“Nokia’s environmental commitment has driven it to pursue sustainable means such as the recovering and recycling of mobile phones, mobile phone batteries and related mobile phone accessories, which not only help preserve nature and save endangered species, but also reflect responsible operations.  Worldwide, Nokia has been partnering with different organizations who share this vision,” said Francis Cheong, Senior Sustainability Manager, Nokia-South East Asia Pacific.

“We are fortunate to have found partners with a similar commitment to environmental preservation.  We are thus honored to be allied with Globe Telecom, Ayala Foundation and PTFI who are all equally dedicated to protecting the environment and encouraging more people to participate in this very important cause,” he added.

“Globe Telecom has always been one with the world in pursuing environmental sustainability.  We welcome this partnership  as this is another important step in helping preserve the country’s biodiversity while instilling in the minds of the public the importance of responsible disposal of old mobile phones,” related Yoly C. Crisanto, head of corporate communications, Globe Telecom.

Ayala Foundation Senior Director Mario Deriquito also expressed how this partnership aligns with the company’s commitment to creating public awareness on environment protection.  “We’ve been stepping up our drive to help educate the public on the value of saving the environment by making Ayala Malls more environment-friendly and initiating green programs throughout the year.  We couldn’t be more delighted to be part of this partnership, which encourages patrons of Ayala Malls to learn about the importance of recycling while helping save our endangered tarsiers.”

The Philippine Tarsier Foundation Inc., on the other hand, welcomes such efforts from the private sector to support its advocacies.  Added president Urbano Lagunay, “It is high time that more efforts are initiated to stop the continuing decline of the indigenous tarsier population.  We thank Nokia, Globe Telecom and Ayala Foundation for spearheading this program, as funds that will be donated from recycling old cellphones will be of immense help in our mission to protect the Philippine tarsier and its habitat.”

The program will run from September 2011 to August 2012.  Participants may visit any of Globe’s 140 stores nationwide or Ayala malls located in Glorietta, Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Bonifacio High Street, Market! Market!, Trinoma, and Metropoint Mall, Pasay here in Metro Manila; and at Pavilion Mall in Biñan, Laguna; Solenad-Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna; MarQuee Mall in Angeles City, Pampanga; Ayala Center Cebu; and Abreeza Mall Davao.

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Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

The Gadget Pilipinas Team was given access to a press briefing with Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director from From Software and a bit of hands-on gameplay. Here’s our take on the hands-on gameplay and the insights from the press interview. We also  figured a listicle is in order to rundown why this game will match the hype surrounding it.

Here’s our Top 5 reasons why “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” is to die for.

1) The game is Tenchu-inspired

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2) Casual or hardcore can play

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3) Upgradeable prosthetic arm

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4) Play the style that suits you

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5) Single-player only campaign can last 20 to 30 hours 

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be released on March 22, 2019 on PC, Xbox One and the Playstation 4.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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Heads-up, Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) players. The PES game you’re playing on your phone is going to get a major upgrade.

For starters, the visuals will get a major overhaul and will be using Unreal Engine 4 – the same graphics engine used in triple A games for consoles and PCs. With the use of Unreal Engine 4, PES will be inching closer to how it looks versus its console port. It

Next, over 3,000 new animations, improved player AI with every playstyle accounted for, and realistic ball movements has been optimized for fans to enjoy the ultimate soccer game.

And lastly, 10 new league licenses from Europe, South America and Asia have been added, including Japan’s J. League.

The best part? Despite these updates,  Winning Eleven 2019 is still free-to-play (with in-game purchases).

PES 2019 promises to give a life-like behavior of the beautiful game and should take competitive mobile sports gaming to new heights.

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More about the game and new features, here.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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