LA-FETE: Acer Celebrates 15 years of partnership

Marking its 15th anniversary in the country, Acer Philippines recognized its key business partners
at its annual ePinnacle Awards.

"This celebration coincides with Acer's ninth year as the country's number one PC vendor and
12th year as number one notebook vendor. We wouldn't be enjoying this success and the trust of
Filipinos without the support of our partners and distributors," said Manuel Wong, Managing
Director of Acer Philippines Inc.

Wong also underlined how in the past years from 2003 to 2017, their partners have helped them
grow as a company, with their revenue sky-rocketing to 50 times what they had made in their
early operational years.

"The support of our friends has added to our passion and empowered our strong resolve to open
up new possibilities for our consumers and business partners alike through a synthesis of our
hardware, software, and services," said Wong. "Our partnership has allowed us to mutually
prosper so much that it has given us the wonderful opportunity of giving back."
As part of the celebration, the tech giant also acknowledged their partner in Corporate Social
Responsibility, GreenEarth Foundation.

Since 2011, Acer has been sowing to the GreenEarth Foundation, a non-government organization
that aims to restore and preserve the forestry at the foothills of Sierra Madre while helping the
communities residing in the area. In six years, the partnership has flourished and restored the
region with 8,000 trees.

Likening their development as a company to how trees grow, Wong proudly announced how their
efforts with GreenEarth has borne fruit. Romnick Blanco, a farmer's son and one of the many
beneficiaries of the organization, has recently accepted a full scholarship from Harvard College.
As a gift, Acer also provided him with his own notebook PC to aid him in his studies abroad.

"Romnick is only the first fruit of this special tie-up. We continue to pursue our commitment as a
company until more young people like him have great opportunities opened to them. And with
partners like you, we are confident this is a reality we will be witnessing in the many years to
come," said Wong.

With the send-off, the ePinnacle awards night drew to a close. A total of 46 partners were
awarded that evening in the following categories: Acer Provider Awards, Marketing Awards,
Associate Partner Awards, Commercial Partner Awards, Consumer Partner Awards, Acer
Distributor Awards, and Partner of the Year Awards.

The prestigious awards ceremony was held at Cove Manila with over 500 partners in attendance.
Ending the evening on a high note were balladeer Ogie Alcasid and Asia's Songbird Regine
Velasquez-Alcasid serenading their guests.

“Through tonight’s celebration we opened the year strong,” said Wong. “Together with our
partners, Acer Philippines will continue its legacy of providing the best quality tools and break
the barriers between people and technology. Filipinos should get ready to see and experience
the exciting things we have in store for them because the best is yet to come.

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