Aspire S5: Productivity in a Light and Stylish Mood

Aspire 5 has innovative and captivating aesthetics, making it one of the newest stunners in the laptop industry. Its sleek hinge, angular design, and linear pattern on the cover front nothing less than sophistication.




OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10Home 64-bit

CPU and chipset: Intel Core i7-6500U processor (4MBL3 cache, 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz, DDR3 1600MHz, 15W), supporting intel Smart Cache CPU and chipset. Intel Core i5-6200U processor (3MBL3 cache, 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz, DDR3L 1600MHz, 15W), supporting intel 64 architecture Smart Cache.

MEMORY: Dual-channel LPDD3 SDRAM support, 4GB of onboard LPDDR3 memory.



DISPLAY: 13.3″ display with IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology, Full HD 1920 x 1080 high-brightness Acer Confy View TMLED backlit TFT LCD 16.9 aspect ratio, Wide viewing angle up to 170 degrees, Mercury free, environment friendly.

GRAPHICS: Intel HD Graphics 520, supporting OpenGL 4.4, OPenCLTM 2.0, Microsoft DirectX 12

AUDIO:     Acer TrueHarmony technology for lower distortion, wider frequency range, headphone-like audio and powerful sound; Built-in digital microphone; Compatible with Cortana with Voice; Certified for Skype for Business; Two built-in stereo speakers; Optimal Dolby Audio Premium sound enhancement, featuring Surround Virtualizer (for headphones and built-in speakers), Dialogue Enhancer, Volume Maximizer, and Bass Enhancer.



STORAGE:     Solid state drive; 512 GB Sata 6 Gb/s 1.9; Card reader; Supporting SD Card

WEBCAM:     Video conferencing HD webcam with 1280 x 720 resolution, 720pHD audio/video recording, High dynamic range imaging (HDR)

WIRELESS AND NETWORKING:     WLAN-802.11a/b/g/h/ac wireless LAN; Operates at 2.4 GHz and 5GHz; 2.2 MU-MMO technology; WPAN; Bluetooth 4.01; LAN; Gigabit Ethernet; Wake on LAN ready

Experience 5-star luxury living in Ortigas with high-class level of comfort and facilities

One Shangrila Place Ortigas is a luxury twin-tower residential development that will stand atop a six-level mall on the podium levels featuring exclusive retail establishments.

The six-level mall is envisioned to add additional leasable retail space to Shangri-La Plaza Mall.The newest quality residential development of Shang Properties Realty Corporation, One Shangrila Place Ortigas is a mixed-use retail and twin residential 60-storey building project with basement parking levels.

Acer introduces world’s thinnest notebook: Aspire S7

Recently, Acer leads the notebook industry with its new Aspire S series notebook. Proven with its elite innovation, the new Acer Aspire “S” Series is a model tech gadget that exudes elegance and technological revolution.



The new Acer S Series boasts its three main models: the S3, S5 and the thinnest laptop in the world, the Acer Aspire S7. With a 9.98mm ultra-thin form factor and 1.125 kg with a 4-cell battery pack that can have a battery life of 9 hours and a 256GB SSD, the new Acer Aspire S7 is one laptop that’s built for the hardworking class.

Acer Aspire S7
Acer Aspire S7

With an all-metal chassis, the thinnest laptop in the world is supported with a dual-channel 8GB of on board LPDDR3 SDRAM that has the ability to transfer data twice as much faster than the previous models and consumes very low power and produces less heat.

The 7th generation Intel® Core™ i5-7Y54 processor is the main chipset of the Acer Aspire S7 with an Intel® HD Graphics 615 on a 13.3″ display with IPS technology, Full HD 1920 x 1080, high-brightness Acer CineCrystal™ LED-backlit TFT LCD that can give flawless graphics and provide better resolution for screen viewing.

Acer Aspire S7
Acer Aspire S7

An HD webcam with 1280 x 720 resolution, 720p HD audio/video recording and High dynamic range imaging (HDR) is built in to make video conferencing for professionals easier, faster and more reliable for business. Most importantly, ultra-fast wireless technology is featured. An 802.11ac wireless LAN with a 2×2 MU-MIMO technology can provide seamless connection on the web and with a Bluetooth® 4.0, wireless connectivity to accessories will be hassle-free. The USB Type-C port, supports DisplayPort™ over USB-C™ and DC-in is a revolution for a unified electric connectivity and USB technology.

The Acer Aspire S7 is backed up with the latest Microsoft operating system, the Windows 10 Home in a 64-bit based processor to enjoy the advantages of 64-bit processing and the ultimate performance of 4 GB or higher memory.

The other Acer S Series: S3 and S5 are Acer’s top of the line quality laptops that offer a wider range of specifications designed for the heavier applications. Both series have an Intel® Core™ processor and an Intel® HD Graphics 520, supporting OpenGL® 4.4, OpenCLTM 2.0, Microsoft® DirectX® 12. Both have also the capacity to support up to 512GB of data for its solid-state drive (SSD). In addition from the top-of-the-line ultra-fast connectivity of the Acer Aspire S Series, S3 and S5 also features a gigabit ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready and a higher battery life of a maximum of 12 hours.

Acer S Series: S3
Acer S Series: S3

Acer S Series: S5
Acer S Series: S5

The Acer Aspire S series is also aligned with the #Aspire campaign where it aims to aid the hardworking Filipinos who aspire and improve their lives personally and professionally. Under this campaign, two of the most influential people in career development and business have been chosen to be #Aspire brand ambassadors, Francis Kong and Megan Young.

francis kong
Francis Kong
Megan Young
Megan Young

An inspirational figure, Francis Kong is no stranger to failures turned success. Being one of the recipients for the 2014 The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Awards, Francis Kong, an entrepreneur by profession, is a business consultant and a personal coach for level up leadership most especially in the business area. As an #Aspire brand ambassador, he will share his ideas and pointers on how to improve your career and how to be on top of your game.



Megan Young on the other hand will be the “heart” of the #Aspire campaign. The 2013 Miss World beauty has more to show than her personal looks. She will share her thoughts on “who motivates you” and will provide insights on how to be selfless while being dauntless in your career.

To know more about the S series notebooks of Acer Philippines, go to, follow Acer via Twitter ( or

Dr. Jesusa M. Marco takes oath as 9th President of the College of the Holy Spirit Manila

Another milestone takes place today at the historic College of the Holy Spirit Manila (CHSM) as Dr. Jesusa M. Marco is sworn in as the school’s 9th President.

Dr. Marco’s presidency also marks the transition of CHSM, making her the 1st Lay President under the school’s new management by the Holy Spirit Alumni Management Corporation (HSAMC). The rites will be held at the Paraclete Auditorium, College of the Holy Spirit Manila.

In September 2015, the Congregational Leadership Team in Rome gave the approval for the collaboration of the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit (S.Sp.S) and the CHSM Alumnae through a Management Contract for the continuance of CHSM mission.

On January 21, 2016, the Management Agreement was finally approved and signed between the College of the Holy Spirit of Manila and the Holy Spirit Alumni Management Corporation (HSAMC).

CHSM remains to be owned by S.Sp.S, however, it is now managed by the HSAMC effective May 1, 2016.


Dr. Marco finished AB Sociology in formerly Maryknoll (now Miriam College). She also holds Master of Arts in Social Sciences major in Sociology at De La Salle University. She earned her Doctorate Degree in Sociology at Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Presently, she is also a Research Fellow of the De La Salle University.

The College of the Holy Spirit Manila, or simply CHSM, is a Catholic educational institution founded in 1913 by the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit in Manila, Philippines. It is one of the schools which comprises the Mendiola Consortium and one of the oldest members of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP). The college is also a charter member of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU). Initially an exclusive school for girls, CHSM became co-ed in 2005.For Basic-Ed, it offers Nursery, Kinder, Grades 1-10, Junior High and Senior High; for college, CHSM has courses under Arts & Education, Business, Fine Arts & Health Sciences. It also has programs for Graduate School.

Business Address: 163 E. Mendiola Street, 1005 Manila / (02) 735-6021/ email: Website: Official Facebook Page @collegeoftheholyspiritmanila

Gearing up for this season’s feasts

When the months in the calendar start to end with “ber”, here in the Philippines, the mood quickly changes into a more festive one, as malls beginto play the old Christmas tunes that everybody loves, decors suddenly become very shiny, and soon enough Christmas items from the groceries pop up in bundles or in baskets. And it wouldn’t be long until parties start to flood company schedules instead of meetings and the much awaited Christmas vacation will just be around the corner.

The season brings a lot of people together— colleagues in the office who are in need of a break, old friends from way, way back, and the extended family that has grown bigger from the past year— and it is always a must that these gatherings are complemented by a big feasts. It is quite easy to ask for a caterer to do all the cooking for everybody, but Christmas is also a time for everyone who are talented in the culinary arts to show off some skill in the kitchen. Potlucks are good as well for the budget and everybody gets to have a share on what is going to be on the table, but cooking for a big crowd is still one tough feat.

Hosting a Christmas party or get-together is all a different challenge all together, especially when it comes to stocking up all the necessary ingredients for the feast. Playing Tetris in the refrigerator trying to fit in everything from meats, fruits, vegetable, and other ingredients could be a daunting task— not to mention getting food spoiled because of leaks and being too cramped together. Fortunately, the world’s leading consumer appliances manufacturer, Midea offers yet another home solution that would ease up the challenges in stocking up on everything that is needed for a feast – after all, its products are meant to be surprisingly friendly at home.

They have an array of refrigerators the suits everyone’s big needs for big space, especially this time of the year. They have a 19.4 cu ft Side by Side Refrigerator that can fit up 20 baskets of groceries, that’s more than enough groceries to feed at least two batches of a hungry crowd in a get-together. With that much space, all of the ingredients are assured to be kept safe and fresh before they go into the hot kitchen. And this refrigerator’s Multi-Airflow feature enables uniform cooling which protects food from sudden changes in temperature, keeping it fresh all throughout.

Its electronic control makes it easy to keep the refrigerator at a desired temperature, while being energy efficient,which cuts down electrical consumption by almost half— making it also cool with the budget too. Most of all, its stainless steel finish gives it a very stylish and elegant look, which could  be a conversation starter with the guests at the party.

Midea has a version of this Side by Side Refrigerator which has a Multi-functional Dispenser that gives out ice water, ice cubes, and crushed ice. This makes it easier for everyone to get a cold glass of water or ice for their drinks, while the Home Bar on the refrigerators opposite side could take care of other beverages. Its Super Cooling and Super Freezing functions takes no time to keep ingredients cool and fresh while it churns out ice and chills beverages.

Midea’s 20.1 cu ft French Door Refrigerator on the other hand has more unique features that would definitely make it easier to stock up and keep all of their grocery items fresh in the fridge. It can also fit up to 20 baskets of groceries and cut down electrical consumption by half with its turbo inverter. It has the same Multi-airflow that ensures uniform cooling throughout the refrigerator with High Moisture Retention Technology that maintains an optimum humidity level to keep food fresh for a longer period of time.


Its Dual Cooling System has Smart Sensors that accurately controls the ideal temperature in the refrigerator and freezer compartments, while its Photosynthetic Preservation function uses UV light to promote photosynthesis and removes pesticides from fruits and vegetables, prolonging its lifespan in the fridge. And very much like its Side by Side Refrigerator counterpart, it has a stylish and elegant look with its stainless steel finish.

With all of these big and spacious refrigerators in your kitchen ready to take in everything that will be needed for a one big feast this season, Christmas parties, reunions, and get-togethers will be a lot easier to deal with especially with handling all the preparations for the food. Everyone can enjoy meals with the freshest ingredients thanks to Midea’s solution in keeping all of it fresh and crisp before cooking. And after all of the festivities are done, you can be sure that there will still be some space for leftovers which you can enjoy the next day.

For more information on Midea’s products check out their website at and Facebook page

About Midea

Midea, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of appliances, covers a complete range of products from electric kettles, washing machines, microwaves to large commercial air-conditioning systems. Thriving in over 150 countries, Midea has now arrived in the Philippines!

In partnership with Concepcion Industrial Corporation (CIC), Midea’s global strength in the appliance industry infused with CIC’s Integrity, Excellence and Total Customer Satisfaction give the world class brand a better understanding of the Filipino’s needs.