Wednesday, March 15, 2023

HONOR X8a: Most affordable 100MP Ultra-Clear Camera, launched at Php 10,990 only | Beautiful Life

Featuring a stunning edgeless 6.7-inch HONOR FullView Display and a 100MP triple camera system, the HONOR X8a raises the bar for display and photography performance in the affordable segment.

Global technology brand HONOR today announced the launch of the HONOR X8a in the Philippines. As the latest addition to HONOR’s X Series line-up, the HONOR X8a is a reliable all-rounder, featuring an eye-catching design, a large display offering superb visual quality, and robust photographic capabilities, all available at an affordable price point. The HONOR X8a will be available in the country at Php 10,990 with FREE HONOR Gift Earbuds worth Php 1,590 when you buy during pre-order from March 14 to 24, 2023.

Thursday, March 9, 2023


The highly anticipated Manila Coffee Festival 2023 (MCF2023), a celebration of Philippine coffees, Filipino coffee growers, and Filipino coffee culture, is finally happening on March 17, 18, and 19 2023 at the newest event venue in town, the MGBX Convention Hall, Manila Marriott Hotel, Newport World Resorts, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Book Launch: David Haldane's "A Tooth in My Popsicle" is a Story of Transformational Adventure | Beautiful Life

What started as a story of desperation turned into a beautiful transformation. Mindanao Gold Star Daily columnist David Haldane shares his adventures as he  uproots  himself and his wife, Ivy, to the magical Philippine Island of Siargao in a new book entitled A Tooth in My Popsicle.

Friday, March 3, 2023


The event was graced by brand ambassadors, advocates and athletes across the region including Hoàng Quốc Trung, Nguyen Anh Tri, Nguyen Thi Phuong Trinh from Vietnam, Nawasch Phupantachsee, Sarun Naraprasertkul, Jaray Jeanarai from Thailand, Hariz Hamdan from Malaysia as well as Tyler Ten, Zhu Ze Liang, and Natalie Dau from Singapore.

ASICS Asia has officially introduced its Spring Summer 2023 collection, during its exclusive press preview held last February 16 in Vietnam. Across Southeast Asia, media, partners and brand ambassadors were invited for a full-day experience to uncover how “Nothing Feels Better than moving with ASICS” – the brand’s new manifesto for 2023. From its latest technologies to the line-up of exciting new products in the coming months, guests were treated to a sneak peek of what’s to come this exciting new season.

Monday, February 27, 2023

PLDT, IdeaSpace Foundation champion local startup community | Beautiful Life

From Left to Right: Kristine Dara Ever Juan, PLDT Enterprise Head of Innovations Lab & Ecosystem Partnerships (Innolab); Melvin Jeffrey Chan, PLDT Enterprise Vice President & Head of Innovations, Business Development, Consulting & Presales; Rene “Butch” Meily, IdeaSpace President; Katrina Rausa Chan, Executive Director IdeaSpace 

Fully committed to strengthening its support to the Philippine startup community and aiming to collaborate with the next tech unicorn—the country’s largest fully integrated telecommunications company, PLDT, through Innovation Laboratory (Innolab), signed a partnership with IdeaSpace Foundation, a non-profit organization that runs founder-focused programs for early-stage tech startup founders solving emerging market issues.  

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Water Philippines and PhilEnergy Expo Return as a Sustainable 2-in-1 Event in 2023 | Beautiful Life

Executives of the WATER PHILIPPINES and PHILENERGY announces the PhilEnergy Expo 2023 during a press conference held on February 22, 2023 in Pasay City, Philippines. From left, Engr. Ranella Joy F. Delos Reyes, National Media Relations Officer of the Philippine Society of Sanitary Engineers, Dr. Dickson San Juan of Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA), Mr. Gerard Leeuwenburgh, Country General Manager of Informa Markets Philippines, Mr. Alexander Ablaza, President of Philippine Enrgy Efficiency Alliances, Inc., Mr. Erel Narida, President of Renewable Energy Association of the Philippines, and Engr. Loreto G. Catalan, PME, President of Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers, Inc. Photo by Monch Henares

The country’s leading and biggest international water supply, sanitation, industrial wastewater treatment, and water purification event is staging a comeback after a three-year hiatus due to the ongoing pandemic. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Strategies Teachers Can Use to Help Students Improve Exam Performance | Beautiful Life

The Quipper app shares some tips for educators on how to improve their pedagogy, and help learners elevate their future test scores.

The Department of Education (DepEd) recently administered the National Achievement Test for Grade 12 (NATG12) as part of their K to 12 Basic Education Program national assessment framework. It aims to determine and identify the gaps in the curriculum and gauge the graduating student's preparedness for higher education. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Telco InfiniVAN, Inc. now on Phase 2 in building longest, largest domestic subsea cable system | Beautiful Life

InfiniVAN's Alberto Espedido, NTT-WE Marine (NTTWEM), NTTWEM poses by the Subaru vessel.

The Philippine Domestic Submarine Cable Network (PDSCN) project initiated by Japanese-affiliated telco InfiniVAN Inc. that has successfully laid and landed 15 segments of the soon-to-be longest and largest capacity domestic subsea cable system in the country entered its Phase 2 during kickoff ceremonies held on January 20, 2023 at the NSD Compound, Subic Bay Freeport, Olongapo. 

Friday, February 3, 2023

Giant Scarecrows and Beauty Queens Shine at Isabela's Bambanti Festival 2023 | Beautiful Life

Newly crowned queens of Isabela from left, 2nd Runner-Up Ms. Cherry Lee Garlijo from the municipality of Alicia, Queen Isabela Culture and the Arts: Ms. Johanna Trisha C. Cinco from the municipality of Ramon, Queen Isabela 2023: Ms. Catherine Joy L. Legaspi from the municipality of San Manuel, Queen Isabela Tourism: Ms. Julie Mae Villanueva from the City of Cauayan. and 1st Runner-Up: Ms. Jaycel Lumauig representing the Indigenous Peoples Community.
Photo by Teddy Pelaez

Street dancers at the Bambanti Festival 2023

Bambanti, which means "scarecrow", is now synonymous to festival for Isabelinos, as they celebrate the harvest of their staple agricultural products, which is rice and corn. The bambantis are revered by the locals for protecting their crops from unwanted feathered-creatures who swoop down and devour miles of corn in the Province of Isabela, which is also dubbed the Corn Capital of the Philippines.

With the theme, "Isabela, Pagharap Sa Bagong Hamon Ng Kinabukasan", the festival signals the start of a "new future" , motivating Isabelinos to overcome challenges in an environment that has uncertainties in terms of economic growth, thus everyone should strengthen their socio-cultural development, and progress shall follow. 

Giant Bambanti Showcase

A province-wide "Search for the Best Giant Bambanti" was participated by all the Local Government Units (LGUs) in the Province of Isabela. Each official entry epitomized the character of the place and people it represents. This include their local culture, history, trade, industry, and physical environment. The Isabela Provincial Capitol Compound was transformed into a colorful Bambanti Village.

Municipality of Luna uses rattan for their giant mermaid.

3rd Place winner of the Giant Bambanti Competition Category A goes to the Municipality of Divilacan.

Corn husks and banig are the main materials of this 2nd Place winner of the Giant Bambanti Competition Category A from the Municipality of Alicia.

This fish-studded (sap-sap) giant is the 1st Place winner of the Giant Bambanti Competition Category A from the Municipality of Dinapigue.

Queen Isabela Coronation Night

Newly crowned queens of Isabela from left, 2nd Runner-Up Ms. Cherry Lee Garlijo from the municipality of Alicia, Queen Isabela Culture and the Arts: Ms. Johanna Trisha C. Cinco from the municipality of Ramon, Queen Isabela 2023: Ms. Catherine Joy L. Legaspi from the municipality of San Manuel, Queen Isabela Tourism: Ms. Julie Mae Villanueva from the City of Cauayan. and 1st Runner-Up: Ms. Jaycel Lumauig representing the Indigenous Peoples Community.

Stunning candidates representing their Municipalities and Cities paraded on stage wearing queenly gowns which will make Miss Universe pagaents a run for their money. 

The annual search for the beauteous and intelligent Isabelena is a major event in every Bambanti Festival. The search also features very artistic creations of the various local designers interpreting Queen Isabela II of Spain, who are vying for the Best Creative Attire.

Spectacular staging of the Queen Isabela 2023 Coronation Night.

Thirty candidates, who are already queens in their own rights were trimmed down to top 10, then top five, and ultimately the announcement of the top three winners who took home the crown with the titles Queen Isabela, Isabela Queen Tourism, and Isabela Queen Culture and the Arts.

The Bambanti Festival 2023 will definitely continue with a different perspective, inspiring every Isabelino to use his creativity and recognize his heritage through various arts, cultural, and even culinary activities.

For the full list of festival winners, see related article here.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Ring in the Year of the ‘Rappit’ with savings on groceries and deals | Beautiful Life

To welcome the Year of the “Rappit,” your dependable online grocery store is offering a host of exciting deals and offers this Chinese New Year to reward customers for their loyalty to the platform.

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Fujitsu Global Delivery Center Philippines hailed as Regional Champion for Transparency and Reporting at the UN Women 2022 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards | Beautiful Life

Arlene Gregorio, Head of Fujitsu GDC Philippine

Fresh off their national win in the same category in October, Fujitsu Global Delivery Center Philippines hailed as the UN Women 2022 Asia-Pacific Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Awards  Regional Champion in the Transparency & Reporting category. The award was conferred virtually by Zoom on November 23, 2022. UN Women is the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.  

Travel offers at Singapore Airlines Time to Fly Travel Fair this Weekend | Beautiful Life

With international travel picking up steam, it's time to dust off your passport and start planning your next adventure. Globe Roaming is here to make sure that your foreign trips are worry-free so you can focus on making unforgettable memories.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Globe Business helps MSMEs achieve success one gift at a time | Beautiful Life

For the country’s micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), the Christmas season presents opportunities as Filipinos celebrate the holidays this year with greater freedom to go out, get together, and of course, shop! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

PLDT reinforces PH as next hyperscale hub in Southeast Asia at Telecoms World Asia | Beautiful Life

The PLDT Group bolsters its mission to help make the Philippines Southeast Asia’s next hyperscale hub. At the recent Telecoms World Asia conference held in Bangkok, Thailand, PLDT Enterprise’s Asia-Pacific Regional Head, Jeff Mendoza, emphasized the critical role played by PLDT in creating the digital infrastructure required by the country’s transformation into a regional hyperscale powerhouse.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Head in the Clouds Music and Arts Festival ticket discounts with Globe and 88rising | Beautiful Life

Get a chance to catch your favorite Asian acts at a huge 53% ticket discount for a limited period only.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Discover a ‘World of Wonder’ as Globe showcases some of the world’s best stories from Disney+ in BGC, Cebu, and Davao launch events | Beautiful Life

With Disney+ now available in the Philippines, Globe brings some of the unforgettable moments from The Walt Disney Company’s stories and brands to Filipinos this November.


Sunday, November 13, 2022

Vitamin K2 is What We Need For All Life Stages | Beautiful Life

Peter Wisler, Director for Sales and Business Development, APAC and ME of Kappa Bioscience AS and Helen Grace Baisa, President of Charmant Ingredients Corporation on November 14, 2022 at the Alliance Francaise de Manille in Makati City.

Charmant Ingredients Corporation, the exclusive distributor of Kappa Bioscience AS in Oslo, Norway recently conducted a presentation and discussion on the importance of Vitamin K2 MK-7 at the Alliance Francaise de Manille in Makati City.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

French Winemaker Will Come to the Philippines to Wine and Dine, And You're Invited | Beautiful Life

Jean-Hubert FABRE at the vineyard of his family-owned chateau of the Domaines Fabre Haut-Medoc & Margaux in France.

Le Cellier French Wine Selection in partnership with Domaines FABRE Haut-Médoc & Margaux brings to Manila, French winemaker, Jean-Hubert FABRE for a taste of fine wines from their vineyard in Bordeaux, France. This 3-course wine pairing dinner will be held on November 29, 2022 at The Champagne Room of The Manila Hotel.

Friday, November 4, 2022

Globe Innovation Fest 2022: Showcasing many firsts that make every day better | Beautiful Life

Globe Chief Commercial Officer Issa Guevarra-Cabreira opens this year's Globe Innovation Fest, where Globe announced exciting offers and upcoming events to uplift Filipinos' digital lifestyle.

Globe, the most reliable mobile network in the Philippines, continues to bring many firsts that help make every day better for every Filipino.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

NinjaOne Partners with VCT NaDS in the Philippines Leading the Way in Remote Monitoring and Management | Beautiful Life

NinjaOne Grand Launch in the Philippines. From left, Pablo Munoz, NinjaOne Marketing Director, MJ Robotham NinjaOne Sales Director APAC, and Jay Nava Villanueva, VCT NaDS General Manager taken on October 27, 2022 at the Sheraton Hotel in Pasay City.

The Grand Launch of NinjaOne, in partnership with VCT Network and Data Solution (VCT NaDS) was held on October 27, 2022 at the Sheraton Hotel in Pasay City. It was well-attended by IT professionals in the Philippines.