Monday, May 3, 2021

HUAWEI ANNOUNCES 2021 Q1 Business Results, Net Profit Margin Up | Beautiful Life

Business Remains Resilient.

Huawei announced its business results for the first quarter of 2021 today, which were in line with forecast.

In Q1, Huawei generated CNY152.2 billion in revenue, a 16.5% decrease year-on-year. Its network business maintained steady growth, while consumer business revenue declined, in part as a result of selling the Honor smart device brand in November 2020. Huawei's net profit margin was up 3.8 percentage points[1] year-on-year at 11.1% – the result of the company's ongoing efforts to improve quality of operations and management efficiency, as well as a patent royalty income of US$600 million.

"2021 will be another challenging year for us, but it's also the year that our future development strategy will begin to take shape," said Eric Xu, Huawei's Rotating Chairman. "We thank our customers and partners for their ongoing trust. No matter what challenges come our way, we will continue to maintain our business resilience. Not just to survive, but do so sustainably. As always, we will remain focused on the needs of our customers and keep delivering practical business value."

Huawei is driving efforts to fully unleash the value of 5G. It is helping carriers around the world roll out their 5G networks, meeting the demands of consumers and industries alike, while boosting its own delivery efficiency. It continues to improve its software engineering capabilities and ramp up investment in the software sector to gradually increase the proportion of software and services in its total revenue mix.

"As always, we remain committed to technological innovation and investing heavily in R&D as we work to address supply continuity challenges caused by restrictions in the market", stressed Xu. "We will continue making breakthroughs in basic science and pushing the frontiers of technology."

[1] The financial data disclosed here are unaudited figures compiled in compliance with the International Financial Reporting Standards; exchange rate at the end of March 2021: US$1 = CNY6.5670 (source: external agencies)

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Mindanao beach haven is now a dive spot | Beautiful Life

Belmac Resorts Reef. Photo: Ferds Sol

For countless beach lovers in Mindanao, the town of Glan, Sarangani is their own version of "Boracay" with its numerous white sand coves and crystal-clear water. 

Thursday, April 29, 2021

HBO GO Premieres with DC's Wonder Woman 1984, the first in the Philippines | Beautiful Life

 #PlayItRight and catch the best seats in the house as DC’s “Wonder Woman 1984” streams first in PH with HBO GO.

Globe proudly announces that its content partner HBO GO will be the first in the Philippines to premiere DC’s Wonder Woman 1984 this month. 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Globe empowers youth to connect the nation with #Globe5GHackathon | Beautiful Life

It’s been more than a year since the start of the pandemic and even the most forward-thinking people were genuinely unprepared for the challenges of these unprecedented times. Globe believes that through technology, many people, especially the youth, have connected with others and even come up with innovative solutions to modern problems. 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Filipino Contender Louie Sangalang shines in The Apprentice, carries Team Valor in mental and boardroom challenges | Beautiful Life

Louie Sangalang (2nd from right) leads Team Valor in the boardroom challenge.

CONFIDENCE is one thing. Execution is another.

For Louie Sangalang, though, he didn't just have the former but also aced the latter as he steered Team Valor to another win in the business task and kept them fighting for another day in The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Globe reinvents customers' everyday experiences with innovative life-enabling offers | Beautiful Life

Filipinos are very agile, always ready to adapt to new experiences and face challenges head on. Despite the pandemic, many are able to stay afloat thanks to digital means which remain abuzz with new platforms, services, bundles and plans that reinvent how we live.

Globe recognizes the challenges its customers continue to face given the current state of the pandemic. To support them, the company launched first-to-market innovations that redefine telco experiences that enable them to win each day. 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Special shopping vouchers await you from Globe Rewards | Beautiful Life

Love to shop? Mark your calendar!  

As a treat to its loyal customers, Globe Rewards is giving away discounted shopping vouchers that can be redeemed for as low as 10 Rewards points. Globe customers can use these vouchers at their favorite shops such as The SM Store, Shopee, Zalora, 0917 Lifestyle, and online grocery shopping platform, PureGo on March 24, 2021.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Pinoy Contestant Louie Sangalang Recounts Tough Selection Process on ‘The Apprentice’ and What Makes the ‘Ideal’ Candidate | Beautiful Life

Summer is getting hotter with the premiere telecast of “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” scheduled on March 18, Thursday across Asia, broadcasting on TVNetwork 5 in the Philippines. Out of the 16 candidates, we see a Filipino born-and-bred contestant in its midst, Louie Sangalang, and here's his story.

Friday, January 29, 2021

1st Virtual National Trade officially opens | Beautiful Life

The 1st Virtual National Trade Fair was officially opened on Wednesday, January 27, through an online ceremony. Attendees from remote locations witnessed the event on the website and on social media channels.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Resort Finds: If you are adventurous and a nature lover, this one's for you | Beautiful Life

Photos by Monch Henares

A refreshing dip in the swimming pool amidst trees, and cabanas at Mount Purro Nature Reserve.

We have actually made CALABARZON (Calamba-Laguna-Batangas-Rizal-Quezon) our test driving playground lately because, for one, these provinces do not require a Travel Pass. Not to mention, there are still many beautiful places to discover here.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Gimmo at Le Blanc, the Newest Addition to Your Dining List of Reasonably Priced Good Food | Beautiful Life

Photos by Monch Henares

Seafood Feast

We have a growing list of restaurants in Antipolo. But, why in Antipolo? For one, Rizal province is the closest place to go by car. In general, without traffic, it is only an hour-and-a-half away from the Makati business district, via the C-6 Road. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Virtual Exhibition: SHADOWPLAY Solo Exhibition of Nasser Lubay | Beautiful Life

Virtual Exhibition
Solo Exhibition of Nasser Lubay
When: 4 - 24 December 2020
Where: Virtual ArtistSpace

Friday, November 20, 2020

Philippine Craft Kings' JuggiesPH Local Craft Beers, the Next Big Thing You Can Enjoy at Home | Beautiful Life

Filipinos are among the best beer drinkers in the world. Not only do they consume a whole lot of the amber brew, they are also beer connoisseurs and adventure-seekers when it comes to what fills up their beer mugs.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Resorts World Manila offers 11 Thrills of Christmas in celebration of Grand Fiesta Manila 2020 | Beautiful Life

The elegant Port Bar at Hilton Manila.

Grand Fiesta Manila season is here! 2020 may have brought many distraught and uncertainties, but Resorts World Manila's (RWM) signature Yuletide celebration continues to bring thrills and excitement to guests and patrons. 

Monday, November 9, 2020

PH Digicon 2020 tackles the IMPACT of digital on the new future of work | Beautiful Life

Beautiful Life Arabelle Jimenez
Gwyneth Paltrow, CEO of GOOP.

The first fully-virtual event gathers global industry leaders.
PLDT Enterprise has recently concluded its annual Philippine Digital Convention (PH Digicon), garnering overall positive responses from its delegates across various industries. PH Digicon has been regarded as the country’s premier and most anticipated thought leadership gathering of C-level executives, business owners, and key decision makers from companies of all sizes to discuss the latest and emerging technologies.