Monday, May 29, 2023

Kaamulan, the Philippines' Only Authentic Ethnic Festival is Celebrated in Bukidnon | Beautiful Life

The 2023 Kaamulan street dancing champions are performers from Malaybalay City.

Magbibo tang tanan! The annual gathering of the seven Bukidnon hill tribes is a month-long celebration of ethnic heritage. In April this year, thousands of locals and tourists returned to Bukidnon with a vengeance, after a 3-year covid hiatus.

Enthusiastically flocking to Malaybalay City, the capital of Bukidnon, the annual Kaamulan Festival is known to be the only authentic ethnic festival in the Philippines. The seven hill tribes are namely Talaandig. Tigwahanun, Higaonon, Bukidnon, Manobo, Matigsalug and Umayamnun.

One of the ethnic tribes performs in the streets of Malaybalay.

Kaamulan is from the binukid word "amul" which means "to gather". At its core, Kaamulan is an indigenous peoples gathering for a purpose. These gatherings or events vary, but mainly is a celebration of a Datuship ritual, a wedding ceremony, a thanksgiving during harvest time, or a peace pact.

Ethnic music with a distinct drum beat, colorful costumes, and most of all, authentic indigenous peoples with their symbolic tools literally came down from the hills to the streets of Malaybalay. This in itself is a gesture of peace and unity among them.

Piniliyapan Hu is a final showdown of dance, music and the arts on the eve of the final day of celebrations.

The Piniliyapan Hu, which happens on the eve of the final day of celebration is a showdown of dance, music, songs, and creativity that makes it one of the highlights that visitors must experience during the last Kaamulan Festival weekend. After the showdown, performers invited audiences to dance with them to the beat of their catchy drumbeats and chants. Needless to say, the Piniliyapan Hu is one big ethnic party for visitors to enjoy.

One of the magnificent floats at the Kaamulan Festival 2023.

The Local Government Units of Bukidnon held contests to motivate the locals, and at the same time, accentuate the colorful ethnic heritage of Bukidnon. Here is the list of winners at the Kaamulan Festival 2023.


Champion-Valencia City

First Runner-up- Malaybalay City 

Second Runner-up-Kalilangan


Champion-Malaybalay City 

First Runner-up-Valencia City

Second Runner-up-Kalilangan



First Runner-up-Malaybalay City 

Second Runner-up-Valencia City


Sunday, May 28, 2023

Longest Hapag Food Festival Series Starts on World Hunger Day, May 28 | Beautiful Life

On World Hunger Day, Globe kicks off its culinary crusade against hunger with Longest Hapag Food Festival Series

Standing firm against hunger, Globe launches the Longest Hapag— a five-month nationwide food festival series. The campaign kicks off in time for the commemoration of World Hunger Day this May 28, amplifying the global call to eradicate chronic hunger. 

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Carefree empowers women to take charge of their intimate care | Beautiful Life

If there is one lesson that Filipinos took away from the extended lockdown, it is the importance of maintaining our general health. During the peak of the pandemic, many of us experienced sudden changes in our routines. It was also during this time that we realized the importance of prioritizing physical health and self-care. For Filipinas, one form of self-care that has become more popular and important is intimate care or taking good care of their vaginal health.

Vermosa Green Run returns with a deeper commitment to the environment and an added run for dogs | Beautiful Life

Due to insistent public demand, Vermosa Estate’s fun and healthy Green Run will be back on June 25, this time packing more treats and surprises for both serious and casual runners. This year’s theme is “We’re Back And Greener Than Ever”.

Monday, May 8, 2023

Applications still open for 2023 French government scholarships for Filipinos | Beautiful Life

The Embassy of France to the Philippines and Campus France Philippines are receiving applications for a French government scholarship program for the academic year 2023-2024.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Morong, Rizal is first LGU to use Next Generation 911 Emergency Communication System | Beautiful Life

LGUs must prioritize public safety, emergency response, says Mayor. 

Municipality of Morong Mayor, Hon. Sidney B. Soriano and Ishka Villacisneros, Chief Financial Officer of NGA in the United States.

Citizens of Morong, Rizal will now find it easy to call for help and expect instant response from their local government during disasters and other types of emergencies.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Best Picture and Best Actors at 1st Summer Metro Manila Film Festival receive awards from BingoPlus | Beautiful Life

Best Picture About Us But Not About Us, directed by Jun Lana, was awarded P250,000 by BingoPlus.

Since its launch in January 2022, BingoPlus, the first live-streaming bingo in the Philippines, has made its mission to boost Pinoy leisure and entertainment initiatives.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Of Love Potions, and the Healing Island of Mystique Siquijor | Beautiful Life

Story and Photos by Arabelle Jimenez

A love potion charm, a mystical artwork, and healing smoke are just some of the intriguing items showcased at the first Panambal Festival in Maria, Siquijor.

The first-ever Panambal Festival was held in the sleepy town of Maria, Siquijor on April 7 - 9, 2023. This Holy Week sojourn is an eye-opener to many who had notions that dark forces shrouded over this mystical island. Suddenly, the Municipality of Maria is not sleepy anymore, rather, the event awakened its inner true calling, and healing purpose.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Globe offers 2X Rewards as incentives to SIM registrants | Beautiful Life

Want to double your Globe Rewards? Just register your prepaid SIM via the GlobeOne App!

Globe is offering incentives to Globe customers who register their SIMs with just a week left before the April 26 deadline, and all customers who have registered earlier. Through the 2x Rewards Campaign, Prepaid subscribers with P90 and above promo/load transactions and TM customers with P50 and above transactions will get twice the Rewards when they register via the GlobeOne app.

Monday, April 17, 2023

HONOR starts opening experience stores nationwide, unveils limited-edition HONOR X9a 5G Midnight Black | Beautiful Life

Check out the first-ever HONOR Experience Store at SM Fairview Cyberzone and get the chance to avail the limited-edition of HONOR X9a 5G Midnight Black. 

HONOR GTM Manager Steven Yan, Vice President Stephen Cheng, HONOR Star Sanya Lopez, Brand Marketing Manager Joepy Libo-on, and PR Manager Pao Oga.

HONOR Philippines, the leading global provider of smart devices, celebrates the opening of the first-ever HONOR Experience Store at SM Fairview, 3/F Cyberzone. 

PetPal revolutionizes Pet Care in PH with innovative all-in-one digital solution | Beautiful Life

In yet another innovative offering, Globe’s corporate venture builder 917Ventures has launched a new service set to revolutionize pet care in the Philippines. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Elevate your family's Easter celebration with Globe At Home | Beautiful Life

The Holy Week break is the perfect time for families to reunite and bond with each other after a challenging year due to the pandemic. Globe At Home understands the significance of this season for Filipinos and wants to be part of their Easter celebrations as they make up for lost time.

Monday, April 3, 2023

Globe Stores and EasyHubs ready to provide SIM registration assistance | Beautiful Life

Globe Stores and Easy Hubs across the country are ready to provide assistance to customers who may need help in registering their SIMs as the April 26, 2023 deadline approaches. 

Friday, March 31, 2023


Vermosa, Ayala Land’s fourth largest estate said to be the new business and lifestyle district of the South, is in intense growth mode in 2023.

DTI holds Bagsakan sa Intramuros for foreign and local tourists | Beautiful Life

As travel and tourism go perfectly with this year’s summer season, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is bringing unique products from across the country closer to tourists through the special Bagsakan sa Intramuros on March 25 to April 2 at the Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila City.