Accenture Earns Top Spot on Refinitiv Index of World’s Most Diverse and Inclusive Companies for Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been ranked the No. 1 company on Refinitiv’s Diversity & Inclusion Index, which identifies the 100 publicly traded companies with the most diverse and inclusive workplaces, based on Refinitiv’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) data. This is Accenture’s fourth year on the Index.

“Building a culture of equality where everyone can thrive is key to who we are as a company,” said Julie Sweet, Accenture’s chief executive officer. “We value each other’s unique backgrounds, skills and experience and hold ourselves accountable for progress against bold goals. Embracing inclusion and diversity is one of the things that makes Accenture so special, and we are honored that Refinitiv has once again recognized our commitment.”

Previously produced by Thomson Reuters, the Index is designed to transparently and objectively measure the relative performance of companies against factors that define diverse and inclusive workplaces. To compile the Index, Refinitiv assessed publicly available data for more than 7,000 companies globally, measuring them on 24 metrics across four key pillars: Diversity, Inclusion, People Development, and News & Controversies. Every company is assigned a pillar score and benchmarked against industry peers for each data point to determine the Index rankings. 

“Our unwavering commitment to equality in the workplace has never been more critical,” said Ellyn Shook, Accenture’s chief leadership and human resources officer. “When people feel a sense of belonging and are valued for their unique contributions, perspectives and circumstances, they are more likely to advance and feel empowered to innovate.”

Among Accenture’s many actions and initiatives that Refinitiv considered in its Index are:

  • Creating a diverse board of directors. Accenture’s board of directors is diverse in terms of its geographic and gender representation, with people from six countries across four continents and five (42%) women, including its lead director.
  • Advancing workplace equality. Accenture set a goal of achieving a gender-balanced workforce by 2025, the company’s global Pride Ally program has more than 110,000 members, and its global Disability Champions network has 22,000 members.
  • Developing talent. Accenture invested US$927 million in continuous learning and professional development in its 2018 fiscal year, including substantial investments in re-skilling to help its people stay relevant in key areas such as cloud, artificial intelligence and robotics.
  • Convening a global dialogue. Accenture publishes annual thought leadership that aims to advance the conversation around workplace equality. This year, the company’s Getting to Equal report revealed how a workplace culture of equality is a powerful multiplier of innovation and growth, while its Disability Inclusion Advantage research linked financial performance with companies providing an inclusive culture for persons with disabilities. 

“This year marks the second consecutive year that Accenture has led the Top 100 ranking and we are pleased to recognize its demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion across their organization, said Debra Walton, chief revenue officer at Refinitiv. “We are proud that the D&I Index continues to serve as key driver for investors and analysts seeking to identify the companies that are getting this right, and helping them to make investment decisions that align with their values and the bottom line.”

For its longstanding commitment to inclusion and diversity, Accenture has earned broad recognition as an employer of choice and a leader in workplace equality. Over the past year alone, the company has been recognized on numerous lists, including Bloomberg’s Gender–Equality Index; DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity in the U.S.; The Times’ Top 50 Employers for Women in the UK; Nikkei Top 100 Companies for Women in Japan; Working Mother & AVTAR’s 100 Best Companies for Women in India; Disability:IN’s Disability Equality Index; and the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.
For more about inclusion and diversity at Accenture, visit

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 482,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

Heavenly Treats Await Kids this Halloween at Enchanted Kingdom

Enchanted Kingdom is celebrating Halloween that is beyond the usual. Head over to the Park and do not fear— join EK’s HALO-WEEN: A Heavenly Costume Party! All kids (up to 12 years old) can enjoy a FREE entrance to the Park if you come in your most creative heavenly and angelic attire.

WHEN: November 2, 2019 l Saturday l 1:00 pm

WHERE: Eldar’s Theater

A maximum of four (4) companions may get a 20% discount on your purchase of Regular Day Pass upon registration. Registration starts at 11:00am until 1:00pm only at the Group Sales Office. For more details, please call (632) 8 584-3535 loc. 610 and look for Franco. To get latest updates and announcements, don’t forget to like Enchanted Kingdom’s facebook page at

God’s Plan

Once the siblings, John Bien Miscreola and Peter James Miscreola dreamed of being a popular musician when they were younger. We’ll, they are not the only one.  Today, they own a huge company that provides music to any event. Their fate might not end up the way they wanted to be? Or maybe not yet, who knows, right. But for FG, it’s bigger than their original dream. Perhaps, it’s God’s plan.

John Bien Miscreola and Peter James Miscreola is now the owner of FG lights and sound. Yes, it’s not a band’s name and it might differ to their dreams of being popular musician, but for me… not so much. Their names may not be famous for you (or maybe you never heard of) but their quality service is well-known to many event organizers and some biggest bosses. They might not playing music in the stage, but they are rocking at the back stage. It’s not bad after all.

Established in 2011, FG lights and sound company is one of the trusted brands in its league today. Theyprovide service in some major and biggest event you know. How big? You heard of San Miguel October fest? Now you have an idea.

When we asked Peter James about his motto, he gave us a verse in bible. “Jeremiah 29 verse 11.  For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,” Peter James answered.  Peter James strongly believes that his life today is God’s plan.


BM: What are the services you offer?

Peter James: We are offering LED wall system, LED TV in different sizes and different pixels, projectors, trusses and we also offer staging services. But our main product that we offer is the lights and sound.

BM: What inspired you to start this kind of business?

Peter James: Actually, our purpose in building FG Audio Lights and Sounds is for our church. My younger brother and I are both pastor’s son. The idea before is to help the church. Then the sound system grew. We tried then to enter the market and with the help of God, we have good responses.

BM: Do you remember your first event?

Peter James: Yes, it’s our church event in 2011 at Parañaque. We started with a big event already with thousands of participants. That time our equipment isn’t good compare to what we have today but we completed our first event with it.

BM: How did your first event go?

Peter James: There is always space for improvement for the first timers. There is no such thing as perfect. It wasn’t perfect but for the first timer, I think it’s not bad. I can consider it good since it’s our first time. Actually, it taught us many things. The learning is always been an everyday process. Yes, you fail, but the most important is you learn.

BM: What your biggest or memorable event so far?

Peter James: Usually, we have a huge event weekly. We also sometimes cover a weddings but usually our event are huge like those events happened in Cuneta Astrodome and Ynares Coliseum. I can recall all of our events but what I consider to be most memorable for me is our church anniversary. It’s a big event that happened in Cuneta Astrodome.  

BM: What’s your favorite part of the event?

Peter James: For me, the best part is when the event is already starting. It’s fulfilling for us because our job starts before the event happened. We are at the event’s place very early, sometimes at dawn, to prepare the stage and our equipment for an event that will happen at night. The time of preparation is very long and tiring. But when the event is finally starting, it’s very fulfilling especially when the event is running smoothly and the people are happy, or when it’s church’s event. If it’s event of my church, I don’t charge them. We are tired for the preparation but when the event is starting, and the people start to sing, it’s very heartwarming.

BM:  What’s your goal in your every event?

Peter James: It is simple to satisfy our client. It doesn’t matter if they pay low, or they pay good. We’re not after the money since this is not a business for us. It’s our passion. We’re after the happiness of the client. We wanted all of our clients to be happy.

BM:  What sets you apart to other lights and sound company?

Peter James: Actually I love them all (our competitors) as well as my colleagues. It’s a small world for our industry. That is why, I value friendship. I respect them. But in FG lights and sound, our pride is we love what we do. It’s not a hobby for our free time. We love lights and sound.

Let’s talk about Harold Calo Trinidad, the guy behind the Saxophone!!!

Harold Calo Trinidad is a 20 year old man from Sta. Rita Pampanga, who earned his

BS in Electronics Engineering at the University of the Assumption. He started to play the saxophone at the age of 17. He said being a guy who loves to play the sax is quite hard but he had experience in playing woodwind instruments, so he learn it easily.

Harold played other instruments like guitar, violin, drums, piano and other brasses and woodwind instrument.  He loves to play the sax for ballads- he just feels the rhythm and puts his soul into it. But his favorite piece using his saxophone is none other than “Forever in Love” by Kenny G.

According to him, the best thing about playing saxophone is expressing his creativity in music. Since his childhood he dreamed to be a musician; music is his passion and is in blood, because they are a family of musicians.

Let’s Talk about His Performance and Future

Being a performer is not easy, and overcoming nervousness takes practice and skill, according to Harold.  Crowds can be overwhelming, but he plays smooth songs and delivers the message of that song to the listener.  His passion in music has always been difficult to put into words, “because it means a lot to me. It is my way to express and releases my emotions. Music speaks when you can’t express it in words, music doesn’t disappoint me”.   

BM:  Where do you see yourself 5 years from now? Do you consider playing saxophone as a career?

HCT:  Music is my passion but being an engineering is my profession and I want to be a successful engineer someday.

For now he focus and prioritize his studies, but he never forget his greatest dream in life that he will be a well known musician.  To listen to his pieces, check his YouTube channel or just search for Harold Calo Trinidad to watch his previous covers!


Angela Chiappini

My expressive eyes can tell how am I today.

Editor’s Column:

And just like that, the year 2019 is officially up on our calendars. Do you have any New Year’s resolution planned this year? Like starting a new diet routine? Or setting your travel plans? Oh wait, are planning to save money? All these for sure are one of the common goals to achieve when you have a resolution. To start the year off right, you should take charge of what you are getting out of life. But before setting out your resolution you should take time to reflect on what accomplishments you’ve made last year, by adding up some changes to yourself will always be an improvement for you to look better every year.

Who among us wouldn’t love to start the New Year with a brand-new wardrobe? It all starts with yourself, maybe this year you would like to have a change in appearance, mainly on what you wear every day. You tend to set an every day look with a little bit of change, it seems like your looking for a new you. The good news: You can make over your wardrobe by adding just a few key pieces (and tossing a few as well). Here goes decluttering your wardrobe is a good start to change your look. It’s easier to declutter your closet if you know where you’ll be donating your clothing ahead of time. This way, once you are done decluttering and purging the closet, you can quickly whisk the items off to a deserving recipient making the process much easier. In a way, it also maximizes the storage space of your clothes. Being thoughtful about clothing, and our appearance, is important. Next out is organizing your clothing pieces, maybe this year you want to go for solid tones, soft embellishments or adding up some patches to your old clothes. Fashion experts say, don’t overlook the power of color to bring your look up to date, it is yet the shape, style and cut are the key ingredients of any fashion trend.


Going on to dates is about making time for each other. Be it going out with someone you love or just simply celebrating the event at home, there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to steal your heart – style. Here, we help you figure out what to wear no matter where you’re going with outfit ideas from Bench.

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Chinese New Year also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year is an important 15 day long festival widely celebrated in China and Malaysia. One of the traditions stemming from it, is the practice of buying new clothes. Chinese people believe that their ancestors and mythical gods will grant them fortune and good luck in the coming year. Red symbolizes luck, happiness and joy. It also represents summer season and the Southern Direction. Red also represents vitality, celebration and fertility in traditional Chinese color symbolism.

This act is symbolic as it signifies new beginnings and a good change for the new year. If you are a woman looking to honour this tradition, here are some guidelines for Chinese New Year clothes you can follow.

Tang Suit

Tang suit used to refer to dress from the Tang dynasty. If you’re a fan of Chinese martial arts, you might have seen this type of clothing in movies. Jackie Chan especially seems to like wearing them. The Tang suit was also the “dress code” for the 2001 APEC meeting.


The qipao entered mainstream Chinese culture during the Qing dynasty. But the modern styles we know today are very different from how it was originally. It began as a conservative dress with straight and loose cuts. Intricate designs were embroidered into the fabric. Through colonization, the qipao became westernized.


It is a modified version of Qing dynasty clothing and was formal wear during the 1900s. The cut for the sideways lapel symbolizes wealth and prosperity. The length of the cheongsam also represents status, since longer clothing is unsuitable for physical labor. In the Republican era, it was the clothing of educated scholars.


“Hanfu” translates literally to “clothing of the Han ethnicity.” It encompasses traditional clothing up until the Qing dynasty. This means too many types and variations to count.


Rhinestone Crystal Hair Accessory

In ancient times, men were not allowed to go without a headdress. Using chopsticks as hair accessories is a misconception. Instead, ornate wands are used. They usually taper off to an intricate design, inlaid with jewels, and trinkets hang off the end.

If you wear a hanfu, you can also add a pendant to the waistband.


Let’s start your morning in an active way, whether you’re exercising at home or at the gym you really should wear something that is fit for your healthy activities. Active wear or simply known as gym attire is widely worn by nowadays. It is because eating healthy plus exercising is a good way to live a healthy lifestyle. So here are the key necessities for an active wardrobe from Uniqlo.


P 790
Description: Seamless one-piece body construction provides a smooth fit. Mesh segments in the back of the bod

P 990
Description: These pants feels so good to wear, especially paired with the Airism seamless under wear. 


P 990
Description: Quick-drying, stretchy shorts in a perfect length for sports. With quick-drying DRY technology. Ultra-stretch material for comfort with any kind of movement. Rippled fabric gives them a textured, contoured look.

P 1490
Description: UV Cut feature protects the skin from ultraviolet rays! Versatile matte design. Pocketable for easy portability. Durable water-repellent coating sheds light rain.


Description: No seams so lines don’t show. Supports the bust during exercise.

P 590
Description: Self-deodorization to keep troublesome odors away. Anti-microbial and anti-odor properties.



Description: Ultra quick-drying DRY-EX for cool comfort. In a stylish gradient pattern. Made with revolutionary DRY-EX material that dries sweat and moisture in the blink of an eye.


Description: Quick drying and easy to move in. Cotton-like feel is great for everyday wear.


Description: Made with incredibly quick-drying DRY-EX! Breathable mesh at the waist. Ultra-quick-drying DRY-EX material keeps a fresh, smooth feel.


Description: Our convenient, pocketable parka. Ready wherever and whenever you need it. A durable water-repellent coating keeps out light rain.

Tech Column

Online Shop Like a Pro

Online shopping is fun, convenient, easy and sometimes therapeutic. You get to compare prices, find online discounts, save quite a bit, get more for less. And since it’s Christmas season, there is this irresistible urge to online shop. So sharing here are some of tips for making the best of your online shopping this gift-giving season!

Do lots of searching. Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of online shopping is that you can compare similar items at many different stores to find the best bargain. Resist to urge to order the first item that you see; oftentimes, you may find a less pricy identical item at another retailer.

Browse the sale section first. It’s a breeze to search through the discounted merch online, no worry about digging through heaps of “red-tags. You can quickly find a piece that appeals to you. Make use also of coupon and special offers. Don’t have one? Google it! Search ‘retailer name’ discount code, open the first 5 years and hunt for a valid code.

Read customer reviews. Reviews can be a great help in the decision-making process. Reading reviews and ratings can benefit you a lot while shopping for a particular product. These can provide you with more realistic details about the quality. It will help you understand whether the product is worth your money or not.

Fill your wishlist or cart, then edit! Add everything you love to the shopping cart, and then edit down later. By compiling all your favorites in one single place, it’s much easier to compare and decide which pieces you really need. The website might also come back to you with a discount for those items.

Put your budget on the price filter. Restrict yourself with the budget first before you start looking for your favorite dress.

Follow your favourite online shopping website on social media. All e-commerce websites offers promotional discounts and make their shoppers aware of the last minute sales through their social media pages. So, keep track of these pages and follow them.

Avoid dynamic pricing traps. Online retailers are able to offer different pricing depending on your purchasing habits by tracking your internet surfing. So erase your browser’s cookies, log out of your account and search using an “incognito” tab.



The new R17 Pro brings you deeper into night’s most enchanting moments, with powerful night shot settings that coax light through the dark to gently capture their allure. With its F1.5/F2.4 smart aperture cameras and OIS optical stabilization, even the faintest rays converge in clear, luminous images, and its AI Ultra-clear Engine means the press of a key is all you need to frame the night in moving clarity. When night falls, let the R17 Pro unveil the beauty around you. It also features the new Snapdragon 710 chipset, 8GB RAM, under-display fingerprint scanner, 3,700mAh with SuperVOOC charging and is priced atP38,990.

Ekonic Trinity Art Series powerbank

Ekonic Trinity Art Series power bank is a limited edition power bank with the art of one of DC Comics’ most prolific artists in high-quality print. It comes in 3 variants: Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. It has an 8,000mAh LiPo battery with 2x 5V/2A output and 3-4hours charging time. SRP is P1,399.

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

Powered by a 1/2.3-inch CMOS 12MP sensor, the Mavic 2 Zoom is DJI’s first foldable consumer drone with zoom with up to four-times zoom, including a two-times optical zoom (24 – 48mm). It offers up to 31 minutes flight time, 44 mph max speed, 905g takeoff weight, 3-axis gimbal for steady shots, 8GB internal storage, SD card support up to 128GB. You can also enjoy live view in real time during flight and record 4K videos at higher bitrates with advanced H.265 compression. Other functions include ActiveTrack 2.0, Dolly Zoom, Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, Hyperlapse, Low-Noise Design, HDR Photos. The retail price of a Mavic 2 Zoom, including the drone, battery, charger, remote controller and four pairs of propellers, is P76,300.


Vivo V11i Fairy Pink

The limited edition V11i in Fairy Pink is reminiscent of the swoon-worthy millennial hue that fashionistas all over the world hailed as the color of now. Do not be fooled by the Vivo V11i’s outer beauty because it is an overall powerful phone in one splendid compact – as you would be able to enjoy the 25-megapixel front camera, the 6.3-inch screen with the Halo FullView Display and the 16MP+5MP dual rear camera. And this beauty is a steal at only P15,999!

Avita LIBER Laptop

LIBER is a new journey of self-discovery through art and humanity in technology. Where the form of a laptop remains, it on top features chic and interchangeable form factors to reveal your true colors. Having no compromise to a silky metallic body with the thinnest part of only 5mm and weight starting from 1.37kg (13.3-inch) or 1.49kg (14-inch), it comes with an ultra slim and light design that unburdens you on the go. Made for the best work and entertainment experience, it is marked with a high-performance speed with Intel Core i7, 512 SSD and 8GB RAM, particularly useful in handling complicated operations and visual contents.


Capture precious memories through great quality photographs and amazing videos with this new mirrorless digital camera, featuring such as a high magnification electronic viewfinder, a horizontal tilting rear LCD screen, and an extended battery life of up to 430 frames. It is armed with a built in pop-up flash and native ISO of up to 12,800 and equipped with a phase detection autofocus system and a newly developed autofocus algorithm.  You can easily transfer the X-T100’s files instantly with its built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology and printing and sharing images as it is also compatible with the FUJIFILM instax SP-3 printer.


OHome HydroGen Plus

OHome’s HydroGen Plus is a hydrogen water generator that converts regular drinking water into hydrogen-rich water. Utilizing a platinum electrode which is made in Japan, the HydroGen Plus is a portable device that individuals and families can take with them for easy access to hydrogen-rich water. The HydroGen Plus can also be a source of recovery drink after a workout or for hydrating in school or at work. Its compact design means anyone can have hydrogen-rich water anytime, anywhere. Available for P8,250 in Rustan’s Department Stores, Lazada, Shopee and OHome’s showroom.

Intel Optane-powered Nitro 5

Housed in a sleek black and red body, the Nitro 5 offers crushing audio thanks to the marriage of Acer’s TrueHarmony and Dolby Audio Premium, an intense high definition IPS display, a strategically placed 802.11 ac wireless antenna and 2×2 MIMO, and a plethora of ports to connect to almost any secondary device. It sports an 8th generation Intel Core processor, up to 8GB of RAM, and a GTX 1050Ti in tow. It comes with Intel Optane Memory that makes regular HDDs perform just like an SSD; giving the best of both worlds when it comes to speed and storage capacity. Get the Acer Nitro 5 Intel Optane-powered laptop Core i7+s for only P69,999.


LG’s latest OLED TV combines the strengths of the 4K OLED display with the powerhouse capabilities of the Smart Brain α7 Intelligent Processor to make sure all TV functions and features are working well together for a seamless user experience (UX). Users can effortlessly switch from watching their favorite show on cable TV to catching the latest episode of their favorite Netflix series to connecting their mobile devices to surf the Internet. LG has equipped the B8 OLED TV with a Dolby Atmos sound system as well as voice command feature to control the TV. And its sleek design is also perfect for any home as it easily blend with your decor.


Microsoft 2019

Growing businesses will benefit most from Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium, which covers the best tools and applications for organizations with up to 300 people. Additional paid licenses will support a full suite of Office apps on multiple iPhones, iPads, and iMacs/MacBooks. Furthermore, it is equipped with additional features like Exchange (email syncing), Teams (virtual team hangouts), SharePoint (content sharing and management), Skype for Business, Outlook Customer (customer data management), and Bookings (customer-initiated actions), which will help businesses compete better and thrive in the modern world. Priced at P9,900.

Brother Multi-Function Centre T4500DW Printer

  • Refill Tank System
  • Scan, copy, fax and automatic 2-sided print
  • Up to 22/20 ipm print speed3
  • Up to 5.5 sec (Mono) / 6 sec (Colour) first print-out time4
  • Up to 1,200 x 4,800 dpi print quality
  • 2.7″ colour LCD touchscreen and full keypad
  • 250 sheets standard paper tray
  • 100 sheets multi-purpose paper tray
  • Ultra high yield ink bottles of up to 6,500 pages (mono) / 5,000 pages (colour)
  • Wireless and network connectivity
  • Brother iPrint&Scan, Apple AirPrint, Mopria, Google Cloud Print
  • USB Direct Printing
  • SRP: P39,950.00

GoPro HERO 7

The GoPro new flagship Hero 7 Black action camera is the highest spec of the new action cam series. he Black Edition comes with new gimbal-like stabilization technology called HyperSmooth, making every video shot more stable than previous GoPro devices. The P24,690 HERO7 Black also brings several other new features, including improved audio, live-streaming to sites like Facebook, and a fancy new timelapse mode called ‘TimeWarp’. It is also battle-tested and water resistance up to 10m/33ft without a housing.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

The HUAWEI Mate 20 series is Huawei’s most powerful and advanced smartphone to date. Aside from the long-life battery, powerful next-gen matrix camera design and highest performing system on chip (SoC) to date, it is packed with Huawei’s mobile AI chipset, boasting the industry’s most sophisticated process technology that offers #AHigherIntelligence.

Now if you are looking for a postpaid plan that can handle your most intensive tasks and to match your crazy and busy lifestyle, then Smart’s GIGA X Plans are what you’re looking for. Huawei Mate 20 Pro yours at Smart GIGA X Plan P2,599 per month with5GB Open Access Data Allocation, 10GB Data for Video Streaming, 60 Minutes All-Net Calls, Unlimited All-Net Texts and Data Rollover. Avail the Smart GIGA X Plans and choose the perfect plan for you through this link:

iPhone XS Max

iPhone Xs Max is the most advanced iPhone ever, taking the vision for the future of the smartphone to a new level, featuring stunning 6.5-inch Super Retina display. It brings an improved dual camera system that offers breakthrough photo and video features, A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine, faster Face ID, wider stereo sound, longer battery life, splash and water resistance, the most durable glass ever in a smartphone, a beautiful new gold finish that joins silver and space gray, and introduces Gigabit-class LTE for even faster download speeds as well as Dual SIM to iPhone through the use of a nano-SIM and digital eSIM. It also offers a more immersive experience with over 3 million pixels for videos, movies and games, offering the largest display ever in an iPhone. Available at Beyond the Box outlet for 24 months 0% installment with select banks for the following prices: 64GB – P76,990, 256GB – P86,990 and 512GB – P99,990.

One Plus 6T

the OnePlus 6T is packed with some upgrades coming from its predecessor. It now flashes a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen with dew drop notch, Snapdragon 845 chipset complemented with Adreno 630 graphics, 3,700mAh battery w/ OnePlus Fast Charge, and Android 9.0 Pie OS with Oxygen OS skin. For security options, it now has a trendy in-display fingerprint scanner along with its Face Unlock technology. The OnePlus 6T is armed with dual-rear camera setup composed of a 16-megapixel f/1.7 sensor and 20-megapixel f/1.7 shooter. It is mounted with 16-megapixel f/1.7 front snapper, as well, for good selfies. To elevate mobile photography, it now supports Nightscape HDR and studio lighting mode. The top-end 8GB RAM/256GB ROM model is priced at P37,490 and is available at Digital Walker branches with 18 months of warranty.

Nokia 5.7 Plus

The Filipino mobile gaming experience is taken a notch higher awith the new Nokia 5.1 Plus. Combining stylish design and powerful performance in one amazing smartphone, the Nokia 5.1 plus is all set to deliver reliable performance to its Filipino fans. With a MediaTek Helio P60 processor, it certainly gives users one of the best deals in terms of entertainment and gaming experience. The Nokia 5.1 Plus joins the Android One family of Nokia smartphones, offering an experience designed by Google that is smart, secure and simply amazing. It is also ready for Android Pie. The Nokia 5.1 Plus may be availed at authorized online Nokia mobile resellers MemoXpress and Argomall for P12,990.

Honor Play

With the first smartphone to be equipped with the all-new GPU Turbo upgrade and the Kirin 970 AI Flagship Chipset, the Honor Play surpasses industry standards. It was designed specifically to satisfy every casual and hardcore mobile gamers’ needs by delivering an optimum, high-end performance. In addition to its competitive internal software and hardware, the Honor Play boasts of a 6.3” FullView Display, and promises an extended battery-life. It is available in black and blue, with a RAM of 4GB, and with up to 64GB expandable storage via microSD card slot up to 256GB for only P15,990.

Realme 2Pro

The first widely available model with super-view notch full screen,Realme 2Pro has a 90.8% screen-to-body ratio. Realme 2Pro comes in colours such as Black Sea, Blue Ocean, and Ice Lake to match the current fashion trends. It carries the magic Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE processor that features high- performance and low power consumption, equipped with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM, a 3500mAh battery, comes with 16-megapixel rear dual cameras and a 16-megapixel front camera.

Shop ‘Til You Drop with Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Since Christmas is the most celebrated holiday in the Philippines, and Filipino shoppers are known to start their holiday shopping earlier, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan Shopee returns with the biggest Christmas sale of the year, Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale.

Users can look forward to discounts of up to 99% off all categories, daily free shipping promotions, and an upsized coins pool of over 12 million Shopee Coins to be won from Shopee Shake.

12 Million Shopee Coins up for grabs for Shopee Shake

Shopee is bringing back its iconic in-app game, Shopee Shake, this time with an upsized pool of over 11 million Shopee Coins up for grabs. As a special treat this Christmas season, users will also stand a chance to win surprise Shopee Shake prizes, including roundtrip tickets to Australia, Malaysia, and Japan sponsored by Cebu Pacific. Shopee Shake will be happening twice daily, and nine times on 12.12 Shopee Shake Day on December 3 and 12.12 Big Christmas Sale on December 12.

Exclusive perks for Shopee users

On top of thousands of deals from leading local and international brands including Maybelline, P&G, Mossimo, Unilever, Wyeth, Platinum Karaoke, ASUS, and Unisilver Time, and many more; shoppers can also look forward to additional perks[1] presented in collaboration with Shopee’s exclusive 12.12 partners.

For more information on the Shopee 11.11 – 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, visit Download the Shopee app for free on the App Store or Google Play Store.

FWD Life PH Launches ‘Set for Tomorrow’ Protection Plan

FWD Life Philippines, one of the country’s fastest-growing life insurers, has introduced a series of new protection plans that can be tailored to meet individual customer needs.

According to FWD Life Philippines Marketing Head Roche Vandenberghe, the insurance product has three variants that address the different needs to take care of those left behind should the unexpected happen—Short Term Cover, Income Protector, and Estate Protector.

Set for Tomorrow is a series of new protection plans that can be tailored to meet individual customer needs. It caters to Filipinos from 18 to 70 years of age, from young urban professionals to retirees. With very basic social security, many professionals have an enormous protection gap.

FWD also wants to guide people in fitting the right variant, protection amount, coverage period, and payment terms to the customer’s preferences and abilities. With this in mind, FWD launched online calculator “Cali”. By answering just a few questions, Cali allows you to determine the best solution for you and your budget. To find out the Set for Tomorrow plan that’s perfect for your budget and insurance needs, simply visit or scan the QR code on the side.

Interested customers may chat with a Customer Connect Executive via FWD’s 24/7 Live Chat ( to set an appointment.

HYPE: Newest Transport Network Company

HYPE Transport Systems, Inc. one of the newest all Filipino transport network companies (TNC) recently held its first ever HYPE FEST, a gathering of drivers, operators, and the public; as the TNC goes full swing in its operations to serve the riding public.

Mr. Nicanor Escalante, HYPE Transport Systems, Inc. President said: When we first envisioned HYPE, we had a vision to provide the Filipino riding public a viable choice. We wanted the Filipinos to have the power to choose the most affordable, the safest, the most convenient, and with the most number of transport options possible.

 “We are proud to say that as the Filipino riding public has begun to support HYPE, more and more of our drivers – both TNVS and taxi cabs; will continue to enjoy more and more earnings by using the app, and will most definitely enjoy more surprises from us and our partners,” Escalante further said.

To learn more about HYPE Transport Systems, Inc. visit their website at; and their Facebook page

20 Valentine’s and Chinese New Year Wish List for Lifestyle section

By Almira Blancada

We prioritize and want things that we can use for a long time rather than short term things only good for the feed, without any benefit in our lives. So if you are having a hard time looking for a gift for your urban professional significant other, family member, or even to yourself—we’ve listed items and places we’re sure are on their wish list. 

  1. Aztec Clay Mask

After a long stressful day, our skin craves its rest time. Of course, we still want to look good for our loved ones! Aztec Clay Mask is known for making wonders as it provides everything your skin needs, making it their go-to mask. It makes your face pulsate and vacuums impurities deep in your skin. Plus, it’s also a 100% natural calcium bentonite clay, so you can still use this even if you have delicate skin. Just make sure to only stay it on for 10-15 minutes and after doing so, you can now say goodbye to your insecurities as your skin conditions clear up!

2.Fitbit Charge 3 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband

The Fitbit Charge 3 Heart Rate + Fitness Band Activity Tracker reveals insights about your body and fitness, your new healthcare consultant!  This device measures your heart rate 24/7, tracks the calorie you burn, goal progress, and sleep schedule to show how huge of an impact even the small parts of your day have. You can even choose from 15+ exercise modes like run, bike, swim, and more, and get real-time heart rate zones to see the effect of your workouts! Through this, you will know your body and get a better understanding of where your fitness level is so you can take action and improve yourself while you become aware of your health. You can buy this new fitness tracker for P9,990 and choose from two different styles; black with a graphite aluminum case or blue-gray with a rose gold aluminum case.

3.Sharper Image’s Total Hand Compression Massager

One of the things that we take for granted is our hands. That’s why Sharper Image’s Total Hand Compression Massager made with a soft, cloth-lined chamber which soothes and restores hand muscles and joints, and squeezes away aches and stress is something we all need to give our tired, achy hands a robust massage experience. Plus, it’s easy to operate, has an automatic timer, and features two massage modes (basic and wave) which have an accommodating intensity and optional heat— use it while relaxing or watching TV.

4.Precious Herbal Pillows

A soft yet beneficial item you can use even during work, the 100% natural aromatherapy herbal heat Precious Herbal Pillow is filled with pure natural grains, aromatic herbs, and essential oils. It may be used as a hot compress to keep blood flow circulating or cold compress to help reduce swelling and restore strength by slowing down the flow of blood and other fluids caused by strains, cramps, or any type of injury. It also improves your blood circulation and relieves headaches and backaches, allowing natural wellness flow through your body!

5.Traditional Medicinals Organic Ginger with Chamomile Tea

Loved both for its taste and soothing properties, Traditional Medicinals Organic Ginger with Chamomile Tea is rather affordable (P599 in Lazada, free shipping) for being labeled as a high quality wellness tea.  One box contains 16 sealed tea bags of the mildest ginger combined with a calming chamomile and aromatic yet spicy herbal tea that will give relaxation to your digestive system. The herbalists behind this give importance in this product’s purity and effectiveness.  Rest assured, it will relieve your occasional indigestion and nausea with its all certified organic ingredients!

6.Philips Wake-up Light

As much as we hate to admit it, there are times that it’s just so hard to wake up early in the morning. With your closed windows blocked by curtains, it’s hard to see if the sun has risen. Well, here’s something to help you start your day in the right way, the alarm clock that wakes you up more naturally refreshed and improves your ability to function at any time in the morning—The Philips Wake-up light is the alarm clock that starts glowing thirty minutes before the time you set the alarm in, portraying a sunlight that’s near you. It will make your eyes feel the brightness as it gradually increases up to 200 Lux and follows an increasing noise as the goal is to make you ready to start the day by the time your alarm goes off. Don’t worry, the noise is not as annoying as your usual alarm clocks because the sound has two soothing options, a radio station of your choice and the birds of the nature that goes well with your sunrise.  Plus, it also has a night light which you can turn on when you need to get up at night.

7.Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Earphones

Expect the quality of your music to sound better with the first in-ear model, the Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear earphones. This contains an excellent well-controlled bass to avoid the higher frequency areas with the impact you might not expect with most in-ear headphones. The bass depth is so incredible that it provides outstanding dynamic range and delivers a detailed and accurate sound with tangle-free cables unlike anything else out there. Plus, you’re not going to be disappointed with its stunning structure as the design embraces color with its matte and glossy texture of features and metallic and dark red shade that makes it look so sporty and refined!

8.Uniqlo Super Non-Iron Shirt

This 100% cotton dress shirt by Uniqlo is the best when it comes to fit and wrinkle resistant—the perfect shirt to wear on any occasion. It is so advanced that it had to be specially engineered for the 80-count threads that give the pinpoint Oxford material a very glossy, elegant feel when you wear it for your sophisticated and business casual style. The button-down collar looks great with ties and has a solid quality that moves and folds pleasantly.  The collar can be rolled high enough for a clean and strong look even with two buttons undone! P1,490

9.The Bamboo Company Eco-Friendly Set

We’re all about saving the environment, as we look for a better alternative in all things disposable, it’s nice to find an association like the Bamboo Company. With their eco-friendly values, the Bamboo Company produces naturally-sourced products such as straws, utensils, and fruit snack bags to create the best solutions to help preserve the environment. With the goal of creating a better world even in small steps, their eco-friendly set which only costs P379 already has 1 Panda charcoal bamboo toothbrush and Lakbawayan travel case.

10.Sonos One Speaker

The speaker that totally sets the bar when it comes to quality, multi-room audio, and smart home compatibility—Sonos One Speaker pumps out tunes. It is Alexa enabled, and supports Apple Airplay 2 that it is probably the smartest speaker made today. This speaker can connect to a hundred different audio services around the world and is also the only speaker that can pair with almost all speakers. It has a terrific and detailed sound which proves that it’s made with high-quality components making your home the coolest!

11.Everest Cooler Lunch Bag

This 12 ounce insulated cooler lunch bag may look like a simple small lunch bag on the outside, but you’ll be surprised with how deep and spacious the inside is for your on-the-go lunch and snacks! Plus, it even has a front zippered pocket for your utensils and napkins, a dual side mesh pockets for additional storage for drinks, and an adjustable strap for carrying so you can bring it anywhere.  Its interior vinyl lining makes for easy cleaning.

12.Fila Disruptor II Shoes

Everyone’s on-the-go and must-have stylish kicks, Fila has taken their first athletic pair of shoes, the Fila Disruptor and transformed them into a better and bolder version with the Fila Disruptor II.  The new version is more appealing and comfortable for outdoor engagements like jogging, running, or even a field day at work. And with this goal, it’s made with complete rubber outsoles, molded foot beds, and a lightweight EVA midsole that will make you look strong and durable for any activity.  Plus, it’s available in numerous colors and fabrications from leather to pastel pink to fit with your personal style.


A heaven for stationery lovers out there, iFEX Paper Bar is a shop that lets you create your uniquely personalized notebooks! Instead of looking for and buying your ideal notebook, you’ll be able to make one yourself!  At the iFEX Paper Bar, you select the size, color, inserts, and number of sheets. You can also choose the cover name (up to 16 characters long) which will be embossed on the front in gold or silver lettering.  So if you’re currently looking for the perfect gift or for yourself, just go to National Bookstore Glorietta 1, Shangri-La Plaza, and SM Megamall to visit the iFEX Paper Bar!

14.Mindful Movement Asia Pilates Studio in Makati

An intelligent exercise made for your mind, body, and soul—Pilates makes you enjoy exercising at a slow and steady pace. As strengthening your body awareness and posture alignment is one of the important keys of an obvious healthy living, Mindful Movement Asia Pilates Studio is where you should be after every long stressful day. As the only pure Stott Pilates Studio and Pilates Rehab Studio in the country, Mindful Movement Asia Pilates Studio has trainers that are also physical therapists which were taught to assess every person’s capability to assure the people they teach are safe. Located at Sen. Gil Puyat in Makati, rates start from P600 to P2,500 depending on the class.

15.Splash Tub in Sandbox Pampanga


Sandbox Pampanga’s first 1,200 sqm water facility, Splash Tub which opened last July, has 11 obstacle courses divided in three stations. The Ball Traverse makes you cross four giant balls while holding on to ropes above them, the Over and Under forces you to slip between inflatable bars, and the Wreckers which try to throw you out of balance while walking on the slippery platforms. This is a fun place to visit if you’re a group of adventurous people because the team with the fastest record wins the challenge.  Plus, there are fun-shaped inflatables and unicorn floaters available at the jacuzzi-like lounge pool that you can use for your Instagram-worthy selfies! Located at Alviera, Porac Access Road, Pampanga, the entrance rates start from P100 for kids to P250 for adults.

16.ATV Adventures in Rizal

No doubt, Rizal is home to many breathtaking views and splendid waterfalls, so if you want to connect to nature more, just travel to ATV Adventures, which has extreme vehicles. If you’re scared of breaking your bones through this ride, although operating it is easy, don’t worry as they require every rider complete a safety orientation first and a short test drive before starting. Riders have described this as one of their most challenging adventures as they experienced being covered with mud and going around the heart of the jungle. You can choose among five tours from the short trail to the jungle trail adventure. Either way, your memories will be unforgettable!

What to bring:  GoPro Camera, Insect repellent, Sunglasses, Sunblock, Water bottle

How to get there: 50 meters from Bikers’ Camp, Antipolo.  From Marcos Highway drive along until you reach Antipolo Hospital, then turn left to Marikina River Basin.

17.Masungi Geo-reserve in Rizal

The 10-kilometer spine of limestone discovery trail of Masungi Geo-reserve is an incredible adventure with rope obstacles, ladders, and bridges that allow us to go through the highlights of the geo-reserve to see the prime attractions such as their terrific rock formations and inviting greenery. Its name originates from “masungki” which means “spiked” that refers to the jagged rocks of the beautiful landscape. Filled with native plants such as jade vine and guyabero of the Philippines that were placed there to be protected, you would surely love spending your weekend in fresh air as you hike all the way to the end!

How to get there: Via the right side of Marcos Highway road, just drive along until you get to Kilometer 47, Baras, Rizal.

18.City Kart racing in Circuit Makati

City Kart racing is the fun and challenging track that will make your heart race from too much excitement! This is where both professionals and beginners can enjoy cart racing with friends and family.  Expect your money’s worth in a time limit of 12-15 minutes as you can safely speed around a 600-meter track.  In the evening, there’s a different course. Situated at Circuit Makati, Brgy. Carmona, Makati City, rates also differ depending on your cart: Funkart (for general use) is P650, Kiddie kart (for children) is P700, Prokart (for professional use) is P950, and Baby Kart (under five years old) is P1,800.

19.Dessert Museum in Pasay

When it comes to achieving your sugar-filled happiness, Dessert Museum is the place to visit for a whole new level of sugar high.  Besides taking the sweetest pictures, also slide and feed your luscious soul as you taste actual sweets that await you in 8 mouthwatering rooms, including the Marshmallow Paradise and Cotton Candy Forest. The 12,000-sq. ft. museum located at the S. Maison Mall in Pasay City is built to satisfy your sweet tooth and spread joy to everyone as the tour lasts for about two hours. You can avail the tickets online for P699 or walk-in for P799.  Welcome to the world of desserts!


At the Alfonso Street of Poblacion, Makati City, there’s a place perfect for people who love quiet hours as this restaurant prioritizes going back to our roots with a lot of Filipino touches and techniques that are mostly locally sourced comfort food. AKBD is the sweet and comfortable home where you can chill. Whether it’s with your squad or family, AKBD’s space offers more than just the Filipino-centered menu.  Taste the Eenie Meanie Bucatini that has a creamy egg sauce and enjoyable firm texture of bucatini mixed with porcini mushrooms and smoked bacon.  Owner Lica Ibarra’s touch makes you feel cozy with its delightful ambiance that blossoms on its modernized local interior design from its retro chairs up to flourishing tables—a memorable and classy restaurant.


It is hard to imagine  a better trio of sibling golfers than Annika, Andrew and Angeli Chua. These early achievers prove that Golf is in their blood line.

It was another rainy day. The tar-black sky is concealing the sun, hinting that it’s not going to stop raining anytime soon. People outside are running for cover as the rainfall became heavier. It almost convinced me that it was a cursed trip, but then, we reached our destination.

“Hello, I’m Stephanie Chua” in a soft charming voice, arriving early for the interview despite the inclement weather.  Behind her are her good-looking kids: Annika, Andrew and Angelie, who wear sunny-bright smiles. These kids look undeniably cute and innocent but never judge them by their looks- they are young golf superstars.

Often referred to as Team Chua, these kids got their father’s “chinita eyes”, and inherited exceptional skills and passion for golfing that runs in their family.

Playing golf is another way for Chua family to bond and have together time. At least once a week, the Chua family plays golf for fun. Sometimes they even go out of the country to engage in this recreation. No wonder Andrew, Annika and Angelie developed their passion for golf.

The siblings captured public attention after winning different awards in a variety of respected golf competitions.  The most memorable: Veritas World Junior Golf, San Francisco Junior Championship, Sacramento Junior Championship, Marin Country Junior Golf Championship, Annual Charlie Culver Junior Masters, Second Harvest Junior Golf Championship, and the  Castro Valley Junior Championship, which were all held in the USA.

“Many times they were featured in different broadsheets. It humbles my heart that they are recognized,” Stephanie shared.

Annika Sophia Chua

Annika was just seven years old, but she remembers clearly her first experience in golfing.

We were in Southwoods. My brother, my uncle, my grandpa and my dad were playing golf I was just watching them. And I became fascinated. They looked like they were having fun and the thought of joining them would be enjoyable” shares Annika, the eldest sibling. Despite winning internationally, Annika confessed that she is just playing golf for fun and she doesn’t see herself as a professional golfer.

Annika’s most favourite subject is Science, and her least favourite is Math. “Definitely Math, no question.” She also shared that even though she dislikes Math she really tries her best to comprehend and concentrate on it since she wants to be in the line of business someday. “I’m fortunate having teachers assisting me to help me improve and focus on all the subjects whether it is my favorite or not.”

At  such a young age, Annika already knows what she wants to do in the near future. Her dream is to be part of her family’s business. “It’s been in my family for generations and I don’t want it to just go away like nothing since I know my grandparents  and my parents worked hard for it.”

Their family business will surely be in good hands. Annika has three rules in life. Pray. Do your best. Live life to the fullest.

You should always do your best no matter what, and no matter what brings you down, you just have to do it because life doesn’t wait for you”  Annika explained. “Complete what you have done the best you can, so yeah, at least you’ll go to sleep feeling that you’ve accomplished and did your best”.

Andrew Josh Chua

“Don’t put your achievements into your head and failures in your heart”. This is the guiding principle of Andrew and perhaps one of the reasons why he is winning tons of golf awards.

Like any typical kid, Andrew goes to school, wakes up late during weekends if there’s no tournaments and sometimes plays video games. But he’s no ordinary kid. Andrew represented the Philippines in various international tournaments.

Andrew has been playing golf since he was 5 years old. His dad, Felix Jr. taught and inspired him to play golf. “My dad is my favourite golf player because he was the one who introduced me to this sport, ” he shared.  “My trainer is Coach Buddy de Joya,  but  my Dad still teaches me”.

Last 2014, Andrew bagged his first major international title after winning Veritas Junior Golf Championship in Los Angeles, California. He was awarded Resolution No. 5 by our Senators for raising the Philippine flag in international competition. It was Andrew’s favourite and most memorable match. “I know I am not the best junior golfer, there are a lot of junior golfers better than me, but I guess it was prayers that made me win that tournament.”

Andrew admitted he’s pressured and nervous every time he has an incoming international tournament . To make himself relax a bit, he said, praying always help him to relax.  “I pray first, before I start,” Andrew explained.

As of now golf is not Andrew’s priority. “It’s  school first, then I play golf. I also try other sports and join varsity at school. My parents and grandparents always give me advice and remind me that education is very important”.

Just like her sister, Andrew’s favourite subject is Science and least favourite is Math. He shares the same concept that he has to focus in all his subjects whether he likes it or not. “Good thing my teachers are so approachable, I can ask them questions even after class. Also my Mom helps me and reminds me all the time to study.”

Angelie Nicole Chua

Angelie posed in front of a camera with her favourite trophy, and then another cute pose holding her golf club which is almost her height.

At  the age of four, Angelie joined numerous golf tournaments. She won local tournaments like TJGL Series tournament, TJGL Ryders Cup, Sino-Filipino Chinese Golf Tournament, Oakley Cup, PAL-JGFP Interclub and more.  “I like playing golf because I make friends and I win” Angelie said with sweet voice.

Aside from studying she enjoys drawing and travelling. “I love it so much whenever I travel with my whole family, specially with my Pop um and Amah” (she fondly calls her grandparents)  She also loves singing and her dream is to become a pop star. Now, we might see a golf player pop star in the future because of Angelie’s passion.

They are guided

Golf may have been the first love of the Chua siblings, but they don’t only excel in golf. These kids find schooling as fun as playing golf. In fact, TEAM CHUA are honor students since they were in preschool at Makati Hope Christian School.

“In Proverbs 22:6 it says Train up a child the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it”. This verse is always in my mind when I am raising my children. I should treat them as God’s gifts to me. Since they are from God, I should be accountable on how they will become as time passes by. We, as parents, always make sure that success doesn’t stay in their head. It should be given back to the Lord who has given them the talents they are using right now. They should honor God first in everything that they do. I believe they accomplish things with God in their life, along with perseverance and hard work. We always instil in them how those values people who are helping and training them wholeheartedly“ Stephanie explained.

Felix and Stephanie might be the proudest parents today for having such wonderful and talented kids.  Putting into words what they both said, “In everything that they do, we are here for them. But as parents, we want them to finish school. Education should be our top priority. They can continue playing golf, however, having a degree will make us feel proud of  our kids.”

At the end of the interview with their parents, their last words were “ We pray that our children will continue to glorify God in their achievements in life”.

The Dreamer

We always hear the phrase make your passion as your profession to make your job easier; Dji Adefuin had proven it true when she built her company. 

Words by: Khent Gerald T. Barangas

Managing events with hundreds or thousands of guests is never an easy job. It would take a lot of planning, delegation, skills, and the most important of all patience. But there are some people who can carry this job like a ‘walk in the park’. Take it to Dji Adefuin, the director of IJD Events Management Services, who says her job became easy because of her love, passion and the people around her.

IJD Events Management Services started way back 2007 as a talent management. Because of her dream of being an event’s stylist, Dji decided to take broader and more complex responsibility in managing event. From a talent coordinator, Dji started giving her client various ideas in both corporate events, weddings and parties. And that’s how IJD Events Management was born.

From a simple dream, IJD Events Management Services became well-known in different industry because of high level professionalism and quality service. The company can handled a huge event even with participants up to 8000 people. “My staff are well-trained. We treat our clients as kings and queens. We love our clients and we respect our suppliers. It is the reason why we always have fun events,” she says.

Even with the demanding nature of her job and being proud as a signle mom. Dji always keeps her cool. “I feel pressure sometimes, but I have this inner feeling, inner most thoughts that I should always be calmed and relaxed”, she explains. “I think it’s because I’m really really a happy and content  person.” 

Dji’s jobs became much easier because of her love of meeting new people. “My job is not easy,but whenever I think of my son, things are getting easy. Also, if you will put something like true love on your work, everythin will become a magic. Why it should be hard, when you love that something,” she says. “

“We have kind friends and clients. Everything is a blessing.We have a different kinds of clients, so I never got tired of doing extra ordinary and innovative ideas.

When it comes to event management, you will always encounter questions “how can we do this?” Dji has always been providing the right answer to her clients in making successful event. But when the question is, “how to be successful?”,Dji believes it is important to dream and make it work. And it is only you can know if it’s the right answer.

“Don’t stop dreaming. When you dream, you should work for it. When you work, you have to dedicate it to God.  There will be no miracles if you will not work hard for everything. So you really have to put prayers in your job your dreams will surely come true.”

Dell and Alienware Sets a New Bar for Excellence with Redesigned PC Gaming portfolio and Alienware Design

News summary

  • Dell G5 and G7 gaming laptops redesigned to deliver enhanced performance in a sleek chassis with beautiful narrow borders
  • Dell G3 15 laptop updated with new Game Shift feature to increase performance and the latest high-performance processors from Intel and NVIDIA GeForce GPUs 
  • Dell’s first G Series desktop delivers powerful gaming in a compact form with a gamer-inspired design on a wallet-friendly budget and optional clear side panel
  • Alienware m15 thin and lightweight gaming laptop features Alienware’s new design ID, Legend
  • Alienware Command Center allows gamers to customize all aspects of their gameplay

Full story

Dell is bringing innovation front and center to satisfy the growing PC gaming market in the Philippines with the introduction of the new Dell G Series laptops – G7 15 (7590), G5 15 (5590) and G3 15 (3590). And adding to the excitement, Alienware m15 laptop and Dell G5 gaming desktop are finally arriving in the Philippines too.

The new devices were showcased in a press launch held at the Green Sun Hotel in Makati City. These powerful gaming machines are each designed to cater all gaming needs, from beginner to professional gamers, and ensure all users will enjoy immersive gaming experience.

“Gamers have high expectations from Dell when it comes to our gaming products,” said Jay Tran, Consumer Director, Dell Technologies, South Asia. “And with all new gamer-inspired designs, without a doubt, these powerful machines will bring more people to experience PC gaming and advance the gaming industry in Philippines,”

Jay Ranola, Consumer Head, Dell Technologies, Philippines added, “We recognize that the local gaming community has become more diverse, from the professionals that seek responsive and seamless performance for intense gameplay, to casual gamers that look for a competitively priced gaming machine to. Now, every gamer in the Philippines can truly enjoy the new realm of gaming with our complete gaming portfolio, both Dell G Series and Alienware.”

Dell G7 15 (7590): Slim but Savage

The award-winning G7 15 is one of the thinnest gaming laptops in the market. At 19.9mm thin and weight starting at 2.62kg,[i] this powerful and portable system has style to spare. The three-piece metal construction braces the system for exceptional rigidity despite the thin profile, and a deluxe palm rest with brushed metal finish completes the ultra-sleek look. A quick-charging 60 or 90WHr[ii] battery makes gaming on-the-go a breeze.

In the Philippines, The G7 15 will be available in Abyss Grey color.

Dell G5 15 & G5 15 SE (5590): Bring Out your Battle Cry

The Dell G5 15 take visuals to the next level by in-plane switching and making images appear crisp from virtually every angle on the 15.6-inch screen. A truly immersive on-screen experience is created with narrow borders on the sides of the display to decrease distraction and allow for a sleeker look.

For superior multimedia connectivity, the Dell G5 has a full-size HDMI 2.0 port that can plug into external monitors and supports up to 4K. Single-cable docking for video, data, and power is made possible with the laptop’s SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port that supports DisplayPort, Power Delivery and Thunderbolt 3 with transfer in speed up to 40 Gbps. This laptop comes with a 60Whrii integrated battery for gaming on-the-go.

The Dell G5 15 features a height of 23.7mm, with a metal palm rest for support and durability. It is available in Deep Space Black color with blue accents, allowing users to game in style. A special edition in Alpine White is also available.

Dell G3 15 (3590): The Next Level Awaits

Dell’s G3 15 delivers plenty of power and performance at a competitive price point. The new Game Shift feature enables maximum fan speed for optimal processor performance during periods of intense gaming with the click of one button. The 15-inch G3 also shows its outward innovations through a S-curve thin-and-sleek design and narrow borders to accommodate larger component ports near the back.

At 21.6mm thin, the G3 comes with a 51Whrii integrated battery. It is available in Eclipse Black color.

9th Gen Intel Core Mobile Processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series and GTX 16-series GPUs Options in the Latest Dell G Series Laptops

All three new G Series laptops are redesigned to deliver enhanced performance with upscale features in a sleek chassis. The 9th Gen Intel Core mobile CPUs, up to i7, offer desktop-caliber performance to the Dell G Series laptops, delivering up to 5.0 GHz Turbo, 8 cores, and 16 threads to play demanding AAA games or complete taxing, creative workloads like editing and rendering.

Complementing this is NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX graphic cards up to 1660Ti, built with the breakthrough graphics performance of award-winning NVIDIA Turing architecture, a blazing-fast supercharger for today’s most popular games. Available on GeForce GTX 1660Ti and RTX 2060 and 2070 graphics options.

The 15-inch FHD anti-glare display screen with three-sided narrow borders, wide-viewing angle and in-plane switching offers immersive on-screen experience and completes its beautiful design.

For flawless on-the-go gaming, its killer Gigbit Ethernet Controller is designed to deliver incredible throughput and lower latency gameplay, lowering any instances of lagging or jittering while playing. And the embedded nahimic 3D Audio for gamers powers two front-firing speakers, intuitive audio and voice controls, and visual sound tracking for an added edge in games.

In addition to its blazing up to 240Hz refresh, the new Dell G7 laptop offer a 4-zone RGB keyboard with customizable backlighting for the first time. And with huge cooling vents and dual-fan cooling technology, this machine will stay cool and quiet under the load of demanding games.

These powerful gaming machines also offer huge storage capacity up to 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD and can be expanded to dual storage as needed. The G Series are embedded with complete ports options, including HDMI 2.0 port, Superspeed USB 3.1 ports, Standard SD/MicroMedia card slot, wedge lock slot and headphone/mic port.

The first G Series Desktop – Dell G5

For the new PC gamer, to gamers looking to game on a budget, the new Dell G5 Desktop extends the G Series brand into the realm of desktops. The Dell G5 desktop is designed to offer game-ready power, graphics and features in a compact, upgradeable form. Up to i7K-Series CPUs and VR-capable NVIDIA GeForce GTX® and RTXTM graphics, high-fidelity visuals and split-second responsiveness for superior 1440p gaming experience.

It is easy to expand or upgrade with a tool-less entry and additional storage slots inside. Optimal cooling design along with four thermal mode options that can be set in the Alienware Command Center, provide the ability to adjust to your needs, whether gaming, working, studying or watching videos. The surprisingly compact design takes up minimal space, making it easier to game in a smaller space like a dorm room, bedroom, or den. A distinctive, gamer-inspired design with blue LED lighting and optional clear window side panel gives the G5 gaming desktop a dynamic look and feel.

The Dell G5 gaming desktop will be available in Dell retail stores in the Philippines starting December 2019.

New Alienware m15 designed from the ground up to be thinner and more powerful with the Legend design

Alienware introduces a totally redesigned Alienware m15 that is leaner, more advanced and more powerful than its predecessor. With a starting weight under 4.7lbs, Alienware is proud to release its thinnest 15” gaming laptops to date.  Not only do it introduce Alienware’s new Legend industrial design, the new Alienware m15 also introduces innovation culminating from everything the Alienware design team has learned over the years – giving them a clean slate to design around anticipated issues and enabling them to reach new heights in sophistication.

The Alienware m15 is engineered for gamers who prioritize mobility without compromise to performance by offering Intel processors and NVIDA GeForce GPUs. Numerous display technologies enhance gameplay with the m15 being the world’s first 15” laptop to feature Tobii eyetracking, while maintaining vivid color integrity. Gamers can also choose between 144Hz or 240Hz refresh panel. The latest Alienware Cyro-Tech 3.0 offers a newly optimized thermal module design to improve cooling performance, increasing airflow by 20% over the previous generation of the m15. Additional design features include an all-magnesium chassis, smooth-edge, narrow-bezel design, re-engineered keyboard, precision-point glass touchpad, SSD-only storage, and per key RGB LED AlienFX lighting.

Gamers can enjoy unprecedented performance while gaming with Alienware m15 thanks to the hyper-efficient voltage regulation or VRM feature. The VRM allows the system to hold GPU and CPU performance high for a longer sustained time than typical gaming notebooks.

Alienware Command Center

These new Dell G Series laptops comes with Dell’s premium software, Alienware Command Center, the central hub that allows gamers to customize all aspect of their experience including system and peripheral lighting, power management, thermal control, audio, and content organization.

Dell Premium Support

All Dell PC solutions for retail consumers are equipped with Premium Support Services, namely services with the most features in a service plan (support plan). This service is equipped with features such as virus removal, repair for accidental damage and automatic scanning to optimize the “health” of the PC to ensure the best PC performance.

Premium Support also features SupportAssist, Dell’s exclusive technology that helps simplify PC management. Users can enjoy maximum PC performance when they activate this feature.

Users can also get the help of Dell expert technicians who are ready to provide personal assistance or one-on-one for almost any hardware or software problem. Whether to enable parental control, back up data, or optimize a user’s hard drive and software settings to enjoy the performance of a new PC, Dell’s expert technicians are ready to deal with all the problems that may be faced by Dell PC users.

Premium Support services include:

  • Access 24×7 by telephone to hardware and software experts
  • Onsite repair service after remote diagnosis
  • Repairs for accidental damage such as falls, spills, and electrical power problems
  • Collaborative assistance to address common software issues
  • Personal assistance with software for more complicated problems, or to help back up data, parental and other controls
  • International support
  • Support of parental control software
  • Features of Support Assist technology that is activated for:
    • Proactively detect problems and contact Dell, while sending notifications to users
    • Predict problems before they occur
    • Remove viruses and malware
    • Optimize PC performance automatically

This service is available nationwide in the Philippines. Customers can call the Dell Hotline at 1800 1601 0061 (Toll-Free) or +632 883 0677 (Non Toll-Free) to access this service.


All systems are already available in Dell authorized retailer, unless stated differently.

  • Dell G3 15 (3590) price starts from PHP 46,990.00
  • Dell G5 15 (5590) price starts from PHP 68,990.00
  • Dell G7 15 (7590) price starts from PHP 113,990.00
  • Dell G5 desktop price starts from PHP 57,990, and will be available starting end November 2019
  • Alienware m15 price starts from PHP 149,990.00, and will be available 3rd week of October starting early December 2019

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Suzuki celebrates its heritage with the arrival of the New Suzuki Katana – one of its most iconic bikes – Forged to Perfection during the Philippine Moto Heritage Weekend at the Metrotent, Pasig City last weekend. Fresh from its introduction in EICMA last year, Suzuki made a preview of this street bike legend during the 13th IR Bike Festival in March. And now the long wait is over – the 2020 Suzuki Katana is finally in the Philippines. Design Background The original Suzuki GSX1100S or the Katana caused a sensation when it was launched in

  1. It won the hearts of riders around the world and forever changed street motorcycle trends. The impact was so great the Katana continues to influence motorcycle designs even today.Having poured its heart and soul into forging the original Katana, Suzuki never lost its passion for the model. The legend of the Katana lived on within the company as successive generations of designers and engineers anticipated the day they might get to work on new version. Designed by famed motorcycle designer Rodolfo Frascoli and built by Engines Engineering, this new vision of a thoroughly modern Katana sparked a fire in the hearts of all. Each of the styling features and performance components that distinguish the Katana underwent many iterations to achieve the desired level of refinement and functional beauty. Overall, the development process came to closely resemble the arduous process of creating the Japanese sword from which the model’s name is derived. Design inspiration for the original 1981 Suzuki KATANA came from the famed Japanese sword of the same name. It is a fitting motif for two reasons. Firstly, it reflects well the sharp lines and outstanding performance of the legendary Katana’s functional beauty. As importantly, it reflects well Suzuki’s philosophy of uncompromising craftsmanship and attention to detail. Forged to perfection and polished to a magnificent radiance, engineered to provide maximum control and optimum performance, finely crafted to take riding pleasure to a new level – the Suzuki Katana is destined to create a buzz once again all over the world. The Arrival of the New Suzuki Katana in the Philippine The Philippines is not unfamiliar with the Katana, in fact numerous Filipinos own the early iterations of the iconic bike. For the arrival of the 2020 Suzuki Katana in the country,

Suzuki Katana Microsite | | Suzuki Press Information

Team Suzuki did it during the Philippine Moto Heritage Weekend – a very apt venue to launch a bike the celebrates the heritage of Suzuki as a brand.
The unveiling was attended by Suzuki Philippines’ National Sales Manager Mitsunori hiraishi, Big Bikes Marketing Supervisor Mary Ann Garcia, Big Bikes Sales Supervisor Allan Panlibuton as well as Wheeltek Motor Sales Corporation’s (Suzuki Big Bikes dealer General Manager for Big Bikes Bobby Orbe and Suzuki Big Bikes Center Makati Branch Manager Mhae Javier. Ride PH’s host and the man behind the Philippine Moto Heritage Weekend Jay Taruc also joined the launch. Special guest to the occasion was Dr. Ricardo Quintos, owner of a 1992 Katana. He shared his experiences and love for the bike and its design and even dubbed it as one of the first if not the first street sport bike in the country given its design and power. He is also one of the first buyers of the 2020 Katana which was activated the same day to the delight of the spectators. The 1992 Katana was displayed side by side with the 2020 Katana Black and Silver models during the 2-day event at the brand’s booth aptly called as the Suzuki Hub. Buyers of the 2020 Katana were also treated with a special design Katana Helmet by Arai
upon purchase of the bike during the Moto Heritage. Also featured were the V-Twin

SV650X/A Café Racer, the sportbike that’s been making a buzz at the MotoGP GSX R1000R, the maxi scooter Burgman 400 ABS and the adventure bike – V-Strom 1000XT.

 Sleek, sporty profile with sharp, sweeping lines
 Gives the distinctive design of the legendary KATANA a totally modern look
 Sharp front end and clean, taut-looking rear end
 Distinctive new LED headlight and LED front position lights design
 Unique satellite rear fender extending from the swingarm
 Red logo decal inherited from the legendary 1980s KATANA
 Two-tone seat designed for comfort and good looks
 Custom black upswept muffler
 High-performance 999cm3 liquid-cooled inline-four engine inherited from the
GSX-R1000 and custom-tuned for the street
 Precision fuel injection system
 Advanced engine control management
 Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) system

Suzuki Katana Microsite | | Suzuki Press Information

Performance (cont’d)
 Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) system
 Custom 4-2-1 exhaust system
 Lightweight, compact and highly rigid aluminum frame
 Lightweight, ruggedly braced aluminum swingarm
 Fully adjustable Ø43mm KYB inverted front forks
 Radial mount 4-piston Brembo front brake callipers
 3-mode traction control system
 Low RPM Assist
 Suzuki Easy Start System
 Back-torque limiting clutch
 Tubeless Dunlop tires with custom-designed pattern
 Antilock Braking System (ABS)
 Comfortable upright riding position
 Informative full-LCD instrumentation
 Metallic Mystic Silver
 Glass Sparkle Black
 SRP: Php 817,000