Building communities through technology


Posted at Apr 21 2022 01:13 PM

Riders and drivers have been lauded as heroes over the last two years. With lockdowns and people having difficulty going around to buy home necessities, these men and women have been helping make day-to-day life easy for thousands of Filipinos by making things accessible, even from home. These drivers face various challenges daily on the road, but they never stop moving, and they continue to provide their much-needed services to the community.

Recognizing their efforts, a smartphone and AIoT devices brand, celebrates the everyday contributions of these heroes by giving back to one company's hardworking drivers and delivery riders.

The meaningful collaboration between TECNO Mobile and Grab PH is reflective of the positive message that the POVA Neo campaign aims to impart.

TECNO Mobile gives back to riders and drivers

Staying true to its commitment to bring innovative and high-performing smartphones to emerging markets, and providing support to Filipinos, one community at a time, TECNO Mobile, recently concluded its first couple of CSR activities in the Philippines for 2022. These events are part of TECNO's ongoing CSR program, which kicked off in 2021 in the City of Manila through the Ina ng Lupang Pangako Parish in Payatas, and the scholars of Project Malasakit as its beneficiaries.

The project is in line with the launch campaign of POVA Neo, TECNO Mobile's latest smartphone offering, which celebrates everyday heroes who power on with their day-to-day tasks in order to serve the community.

To continue sharing and inspiring communities, TECNO Mobile has partnered with a transport company, plus a few of the country's up and coming content creators, to reach out to local communities once again, to inspire people and make a difference. Through this initiative the brand also hoped to motivate more people to participate in community outreach programs, and make them see that it is not about the size of the donation, but the sincerity to help others.

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Grab PH's Papugay Awardees received a brand new TECNO Pova Neo smartphone that will help them navigate the busy streets of Metro Manila and power them all day long. Photo source: TECNO

Grab PH's Papugay Awardees received a brand new TECNO Pova Neo smartphone that will help them navigate the busy streets of Metro Manila and power them all day long. Photo source: TECNO

A donation handover took place at the Grab PH Headquarters in Metro Manila last April 9, 2022 during their 'Papugay' event which is held each quarter to show appreciation, and recognize their outstanding drivers.

65 drivers and riders received TECNO Mobile's POVA Neo smartphone. The smartphone's large battery capacity is fit for the riders and drivers, who navigate through the city all day long, as they provide high value on-time service. Papugay awardees: food rider Richard Aguilar, driver Ricky Dalansay, rider Arc Cabuello, and food rider Michael Sales were thankful for their new smartphones.

Influencers for the greater good

Earlier in April, TECNO Mobile along with online influencers Vishnu Isles, Matt Nicolai, Benette Ballester, Xai Smith, Acy De Castro, Edlyn Mea, Banessa Raya, Carol Reyes, Cedrix Eligio, Aldrich Ching, Von Razo, Sharleen Jonson, Blair Madamba, and Karen Aquino, came together to celebrate and recognize everyday heroes of Malolos, Bulacan – who served and helped advance the community, in spite of adversities they face daily.

At the handover event held on April 5, 2022 at the Malolos City Hall Auditorium, 50 POVA Neo units were donated by TECNO Mobile, to be shared with its beneficiaries from City Health Office and the Office of Senior Citizen Affairs, PNP, Bureau of Fire Protection, Force Multiplier, Social Services, Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association, the City Environment and Natural Resources Office, and local students. 

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TECNO Mobile together with #TeamMatt content creators celebrate Malolos City's everyday heroes.Photo source: TECNO

The donation was received by Atty. Belle Castro, the Chief of Staff from the Office of Mayor Gilbert "Bebong" Gatchalian of Malolos City, Bulacan.

POVA Neo: The 6000mAh Battery Beast

POVA Neo is loaded with features that give users the power to conquer everyday tasks – a big power supply, large screen, smooth performance, and a smart camera. With its 6,000mAh battery and Battery Lab 2.1, POVA Neo has enough power to last the entire day. It also includes an 18 watts fast charging system that allows users to store enough power within 35 minutes that can last for up to 5 hours of gaming.

TECNO Pova Neo smartphone allows users to worry less about low battery, with 18W flash charging. Photo source: TECNO
TECNO Pova Neo smartphone allows users to worry less about low battery, with 18W flash charging. Photo source: TECNO

Other features of POVA Neo include:

  • Big screen display for an immersive and smooth full-frame visual experience.
  • HiOS 7.6 with a fresh, easy to use UI interface.
  • ET Engine enhancements that deliver good performance.
  • A fast touch-driven response that is ideal for gaming.
  • Game Space that provides players with a cool interface and fast play.
  • A Smart Camera with 13MP HD quality image system; advanced AI lens capable of 120FPS Slow Motion capture, 1080P Time Lapse, and HDR Photography that fully preserves details in both light and dark areas; Beauty, Body, and Bokeh Beauty modes; AR Animojis and Stickers; and front and rear Panorama Shooting.

POVA Neo is available in three colors – Obsidian, Geek Blue, and Powehi Black, and is priced at P5,999 for the POVA Neo 4GB+64GB, and P6,999 for the 6GB+128GB model.

Committed to unlocking the best contemporary technologies for progressive individuals across global emerging markets, the smartphone brands also stops-at-nothing to build communities, meet consumers' needs, and provide elegantly designed intelligent products that help inspire consumers to uncover a world of possibilities.

Join the Scan To Win with POVA Neo Promo, and get the chance to take home exciting prizes. Every purchase of participating TECNO Mobile smartphones from April 1 to 30, 2022 at the TECNO Mobile Concept Store in SM North Edsa, TECNO Mobile kiosks, and partner retail stores nationwide, entitles a customer to play the Spin to Win game. Almost 1-million pesos worth of prizes will be given away to more than 300 winners, including Yamaha Mio Gear 125cc Motorcycles, Samsung 50" UHD Smart TVs, latest smartphones, cash and AIoT devices from TECNO Mobile, and cash rewards.

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