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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

HONOR Philippines is ready to dominate 2023

2022 has been the biggest breakthrough for HONOR Philippines – from relaunching the brand to unveiling its first set of devices in the market. Since the comeback in September, HONOR has introduced a tablet. 2 smartwatches, and 6 mobile phones.



Dubbed as a magical comeback, HONOR officially set foot in the Philippine market again in August 2022 and has been unstoppable since then, launching a tablet, two smartwatches, and six mobile phones in just a span of four months.

To excite HONOR fans, the leading global smart devices provider teased that 2023 will be a very busy year for them – more launches, events, and exciting treats for consumers.

“2022 is just the beginning for HONOR Philippines and we are taking the brand to even greater heights come 2023. We have a very solid lineup for the whole year and you definitely don’t want to miss what we will be bringing from the HONOR ecosystem.” said HONOR Philippines Vice President for Marketing, Stephen Cheng. “The expansion of our markets and channel partners is in the works already, and we will stay committed to focusing on creating innovations for everyone. For us, there’s really no way to go but up.”

Since the relaunch, HONOR has opened and established more than 600 stores composed of kiosks and multi-brand stores. In fact, HONOR is now present at 17 dealers: Abenson, Cellboy, EC Panda, MemoXpress, Octagon, Present, Rules, Silicon Valley, Globe, Lazada, Shopee, and Kimstore.

HONOR indicated an increase of 366% in its manpower since its launch to augment the workforce for the company. Now, in three months’ time, HONOR currently has at least 1,000 employees including promoters to cater to newly opened stores in the country.


HONOR recently hinted the launch of its highly-anticipated foldable flagship HONOR Magic Vs, and while fans patiently wait for it, here’s a rundown of what HONOR has launched so far.



HONOR 70 5G


HONOR 70 5G carries the industry’s first 54MP IMX800 Super Sensing Main Camera, bringing users incredible enhancements in smartphone photography. It also takes pride in the revolutionary Solo Cut Mode, an innovation enabling users to simultaneously produce a group video and a portrait vlog that spotlights a specific person.

#BestVloggingPhone HONOR 70 5G is equipped with a 4800mAh large-capacity battery supported by high performance 66W HONOR SuperCharge power brick. The screen of HONOR 70 5G supports 1.07 billion colors, 100% DCI-P3 and HDR 10+, bringing users vivid colors in sharp and crisp detail. Available in Midnight Black, Titanium Silver, and Emerald Green, you can get the HONOR 70 5G for PHP 26,990.


HONOR X Series


HONOR X6, X7, X8, and X9 boast SuperCharge feature for all-day connectivity and productivity. The series also offers big screens providing better display, most especially the HONOR X9 which has 90hz refresh rate and 94% screen-to-body ratio. The X series brings promising camera features for mobile photography and videography. HONOR X6 and X7 have a 50 and 48MP main camera respectively while both HONOR X8 and HONOR X9 have 64MP. All are packed with wide and macro lenses and bokeh effect.

Available in Midnight Black and Titanium Silver, the HONOR X6 is priced at Php 7,490 while HONOR X7 and X8 is at Php 9,990 and Php 12,990 respectively. The HONOR X9 debuted at Php 14,990 in Midnight Black and Ocean Blue colors.



HONOR Magic4 Pro

The Power of Magic. HONOR Magic4 Pro introduces one of the most powerful and versatile camera systems on an HONOR smartphone to date: 50MP Wide Camera with customized 7P Lens, 50MP Ultra-Wide Camera, 64MP Periscope Telephoto Camera, a Flicker Sensor, and an additional brand-new custom-made image processor.

Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 5G Mobile Platform, the HONOR Magic4 Pro delivers blazing fast performance and incredible battery efficiency across all typical usage scenarios. The 6.81-inch next-generation LTPO Display delivers fluid, vibrant visuals with support for adaptive refresh rate to help users conserve battery.

Available in Black and Cyan, the HONOR Magic4 Pro is priced at Php 52,990.


HONOR Pad 8


As the first HONOR tablet in the Philippines, the HONOR Pad 8 delivers an exceptional entertainment experience with all-round smart features and a sleek and premium design. Boasting an impressive 12-inch 2K HONOR FullView Display. The HONOR Pad 8 pushes industry benchmarks to deliver an immersive visual and audio experience.

The tablet packs an extra-large 7250 mAh battery for all-day connectivity that supports up to 14 hours of offline local video playback, or 10 hours of learning online. HONOR Pad 8 is available in Dawnlight Blue for PHP 17,990 with a FREE Smart Keyboard worth PHP 5,990.


HONOR Band 6 and HONOR Watch GS3

HONOR also has two affordable yet high-profile smartband and smartwatch: the HONOR Band 6 and HONOR GS3.

HONOR Band 6 has long-lasting capabilities lasting 2 weeks compared to other available smartwatches in the market. The top-of-the-line smartwatch HONOR GS3 has higher consumer expectations with its music playback, alarm clock, flashlight

You can buy HONOR products and catch amazing deals at any HONOR kiosks and partner stores nationwide or online at Shopee (https://bit.ly/HONORPHShopee), Lazada (https://bit.ly/HONORPHLaz) and TikTok Shop (https://bit.ly/HONORTikTokShop).

Friday, December 23, 2022

I lost my baby this Christmas!


It's been 21 days since I lost my furbaby, Crumpy. He is my 17-year-old Maltese who has been with me for almost half my life. He passed away due to old age. 



I had him right after college and he was there in all the milestones in my life like landing my first corporate job, getting married, relocating to Manila, and later on in Bacolod, etc. I celebrated all these happy moments including all our birthdays and Christmases with him. With every major change --- he was there. 



Actually, even in the "not-so-happy moments," we were in it together too and he helped me get through it. I was able to get through "adulting" because I had a dog to take care of. In my darkest moments when I just want to end it all, he gave me a reason for living because all I would think of is "who would take care of him when I am gone?" 

And now.. 2 days before Christmas, my heart is empty. I have never felt more alone. I have a supportive husband and a loving family however when it's all quiet, the feeling of loss creeps in and I just miss him so bad. 

No matter how much I love Christmas. It's just so hard to be merry and bright at this time of the year. I am the type of person who gets excited to put up Christmas decorations as early as September 1st but now, we don't even have a Christmas tree. 

The past 3 weeks were a blur. I barely remember anything aside from working. To be honest, I feel like a robot. And now that we are on a holiday break, everything starts to sink in. 

I miss you, Baby Crumpy. I really do. 

For now, let me just quote what Ed Sheeren said, "I wish that heaven had visiting hours and I would ask them if I could take you home." 

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Yanthy Releases Debut Singles and Launches Album Christmas Hymns for Him

Homeschooled music prodigy, Yanthy, has just released 10 new singles via Distrokid that will be part of his debut album titled Christmas Hymns for Him, scheduled for launch on the First Sunday of Advent.


The album Christmas Hymns for Him is Yanthy’s Grade 8 homeschool project for school year 2022-2023. He made his own musical arrangements of some of the oldest Christmas songs ever made and performed them on the piano. He recorded all ten singles in his album from home. He was also the one who did the sound engineering of these singles with the help and guidance of his dad.

To enable Yanthy to achieve all these, his parents got him music coaches and teachers who taught and guided Yanthy while working on his project. Among them was Hanzel Estrella, a composer, singer, musical arranger, voice coach and former Madrigal Singer from the UP College of Music. Yanthy had online lessons on music theory and making musical arrangements with him.

Yanthy released his first four singles last October before his 14th birthday. His debut single Silent Night was released on October 6. This was followed by O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, O Come, All Ye Faithful, and Away in a Manger.

Then, he released 6 more singles to complete his album in November. All of Yanthy’s singles are now live and available for listening in at least 20 music platforms worldwide including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and YouTube Music. His album was produced by his parents.

“God has blessed Yanthy with an amazing gift in music! I’m so grateful that we were able to discover it while he was still young and that Yanthy chose to use his giftedness to serve God and His Church,” said Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag, Yanthy’s mom who homeschools him and who suggested this project to Yanthy late in September this year.

“We hope that through the songs included in Yanthy’s album, people would be reminded that we celebrate Christmas because of Jesus, the King of Kings, who came to save us,” she continues.

The album will be launched at Mary, Mother of Good Counsel on November 27 at the end of the 8:30 AM Mass.

You may read more about this amazing boy from the award-winning e-book titled YANTHY: God’s Little Pianist, which won in the Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards. This book was authored by his mom, who is a multi-awarded author and blogger.  


You may also follow Yanthy on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/musicianyanthy) and YouTube (https://youtube.com/@YanthysMusic). Click here to go to Yanthy’s official YouTube Artist Channel.

About Yanthy

YANTHY taught himself to play the piano when he was only 5 years old. He later had formal piano lessons after his parents observed that he was determined to learn the instrument. He has been homeschooled since birth. He started serving as a church pianist for daily evening Masses and Sunday afternoon Masses at Mary, Mother of Good Counsel Parish in Paranaque at 7 years old. He continues to serve as a pianist in their parish now that children are again allowed to go back to church.

Monday, December 19, 2022

HONOR foldable phone coming to PH soon?

HONOR unfolds their next-generation foldable flagship HONOR Magic Vs which boasts state-of-the-art design, a revolutionary display, and unparalleled performance setting new benchmarks for foldable phones.


Leading global smart devices provider, HONOR, announced the launch of the HONOR Magic Vs. This all-new foldable flagship pushes industry benchmarks in design, display, performance and user experience – making it the perfect companion for business and entertainment. Empowering young budding creators to fulfill their creative potential.

“We are thrilled to introduce our next-generation foldable flagship, the HONOR Magic Vs, which packs groundbreaking innovations and exceptional user experience into an elegant and stylish design,” said Stephen Cheng, Vice President for Marketing. “The HONOR Magic Vs will be our very first foldable flagship to debut in overseas markets and we are confident that it will deliver huge advancements, transforming how people all around the world use their smartphones.”

An Industry-leading Foldable crafted with a Groundbreaking Hinge Design and Large Dual Display

Exceptionally slim and lightweight, the HONOR Magic Vs is 12.9mm thin when folded and weighs just 261g, making it the industry’s lightest foldable smartphone currently, and a delight to carry around. It also packs with a super-light gearless hinge carefully crafted with a single-piece casting processing technology, which drastically reduces the number of components of supporting structure used in the hinge while maintaining its durability and sturdiness. The HONOR Magic Vs is able to withstand over 400,000 folds, equivalent to more than ten years of use with 100 folds per day, creating a new first in foldable smartphone design.

Outperforming existing foldables that often come with a long and narrow external screen, the HONOR Magic Vs boasts a 6.45-inch display when folded, with a user-friendly 21:9 aspect ratio and a 90% screen-to-body ratio, allowing users to view content and input text with remarkable ease. When unfolded, the HONOR Magic Vs delivers a tablet-like experience with an extra-wide 7.9-inch internal display, perfect for users who seek effortless multi-tasking and more screen real estate to enjoy all their favorite content.


Computational Photography and Unrivaled Day-long Performance

The HONOR Magic Vs features the proprietary AI-enabled HONOR Image Engine and triple-camera system comprising a 54MP IMX800 Main Camera, a 50MP Ultra-Wide & Macro Main Camera, and an 8MP 3X Optical Zoom Camera, allowing users to capture captivating images in stunning detail, delivering a superior photography and videography experience.

HONOR’s new foldable phone delivers flagship performance with Qualcomm® Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform, and enhanced GPU and CPU performance that enables a faster and smoother user experience. It also supports the 66W Wired HONOR SuperCharge enabling the battery to be fully juiced up to 100 percent within just 46 minutes.

The HONOR Magic Vs comes in stunning colors: Orange, Cyan, and Black and is set to be available in the Philippines very soon. 

For more information and announcements, you may visit:

Website: www.hihonor.com
Facebook: (Facebook.com/HonorPhilippines)
Instagram: (Instagram.com/honorphilippines/)
TikTok: (Tiktok.com/@honorphilippines)

Thursday, December 15, 2022

COMCO Mundo continues to make waves in Southeast Asia and the Middle East and Africa

COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises (COMCO Mundo) is concluding the year 2022 with key milestones as it continues to make waves in the Southeast Asia and the Middle East and Africa markets.


COMCO Mundo, which recently unveiled its newest global headquarters in the Philippines’ Makati Central Business District, is the parent and umbrella organization that houses trailblazing enterprises and ventures such as COMCO Southeast Asia (SEA), COMCO Middle East & Africa (MEA), SEA Wave Pop Culture Studio, Citizen COMCO Advocacy Program, COMCO Alumni Society, and TARO Digital AOX.

With affiliate network presence in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand, COMCO Southeast Asia continues its thrust of meaningful storytelling as it bagged various industry recognitions garnering a total of 140 awards from prestigious local, regional, and international award-giving bodies since its inception in 2016. The most recent wins and citations were from Marketing Interactive Asia’s PR Awards Asia-Pacific, PRCA APAC Awards, Campaign Asia Pacific’s PR Awards Asia, CIPR Global Excellence Awards, The Gold Standard Awards, Asia-Pacific Tambuli Awards, Stevie Awards, and IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) Quill Awards.

The Agency also continued to strengthen its client portfolio for its 6th year, winning major accounts such as APL GO, ASEANA City, AXA, European Union, Frit-Oh, Kone, Lalamove, MR. DIY, PHILUSA Corporation together with its wide range of brands (Rhea Generics, Cleene Alcohol, and Cotton, Cleene Clio, Babyflo Baby Care, and Love My Honey), Phinma Education, Remy Martin, Skechers, and Uratex; and renewing clients Eastern Communications, Lamoiyan Corporation, Jobstreet, LENOVO, Sunlife Asia Service Center, Takeda, Teleperformance, World Vision, and WWF. From 2021 to 2022, COMCO SEA grew its team by 61% and has a retention of 62%. Of its homegrown talents who started as apprentices and associates, 44% have been promoted to supervisory and management positions.

In the MEA region, COMCO Middle East & Africa continues to reap success on its first year handling notable brands from various industries including Belcanto and Eden at Dubai Opera, Central Park Towers, Electric Pawn Shop, Global Educational Supplies & Solutions 2022, Hyde Hotel’s Katsuya and Hudson Tavern, Nolte K├╝chen, Holiday Inn Science Park, Issei at Radisson Damac Hills, Last Seen Live, Maison D’Vie, The Vault Real Estate, Tres Marias Coffee and Yas Plaza Hotels. The game-changing agency is also responsible for Empire Movies’ hottest premiers for the year including Bullet Train, Brahmastra, The Woman King, Lyle Lyle Crocodile, and Where the Crawdads Sing. It was also declared as the official PR agency of the Middle East Film and Comic Con 2023 and Najah Abu Dhabi and Dubai 2022.

In addition, COMCO MEA, together with COMCO SEA, recently conducted property roadshows for Philippine property firm RLC Residences in Dubai and Abu Dhabi as among the group’s first of many synergy initiatives. The teams will continue to showcase its strength in cross-regional PR through its new client, EZRA COUTURE, a trailblazing UAE-based fashion house that has dressed royals and celebrities like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Shakira, Nicole Scherzinger, Paris Hilton, Sonam Kapoor, Pia Wurtzbach and Heart Evangelista.

COMCO Mundo Group Chief Executive Director and Lead Strategic Communications Counsel / Partner and Co-Founder Mr. Ferdinand L. Bondoy bagged the Gold Award for the PR Champion of the Year (Agency) at the PR Awards 2022 in Asia Pacific of Marketing Interactive Asia. He was also recently elected to the Regional Board of PRCA APAC (Public Relations and Communications Association Asia-Pacific) based in Singapore, the only Filipino to be elected in the position. He was also appointed anew to be part of the London-based CIPR’s (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) International Committee and the Lead for Online Events, representing not only the Philippines but also Southeast Asia and the rest of Asia-Pacific. In the Philippines, Mr. Bondoy is also a Board Trustee of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines serving as Corporate Secretary and Chair of Digital and Public Relations Committee and Youth and Student Programs.

Meanwhile, Camp COMCO Mentorship Program, the groundbreaking and proprietary talent incubation initiative, industry linkage course, and apprenticeship platform of COMCO, is also opening its 19th Cycle in the last quarter of the year. For over 6 years, Camp COMCO has already produced 100 graduates from 18 cycles and received multiple recognition for its contribution to the industry.


As part of its thanksgiving to all of its partners and supporters, COMCO Mundo also successfully conducted the early "Holiday Movie Night with COMCOmigos” attended by more than 250 media, bloggers, clients, industry colleagues, Camp COMCO Mentorship Program alumni, and COMCO Mundo League staff. The activity was supported by APLGO, Eastern Communications, Jobstreet, LENOVO, Mediplast, MR.DIY, Philusa Corporation (Albatross, Cleene, and Mediplast), Starkaffea, and Teleperformance. COMCO also successfully held the virtual "Game Night with COMCOmigos”, another Christmas Thanksgiving Event this time with media, bloggers, content creators, and online communities from the provinces across the Philippines.

“Amid threats and challenges to businesses, we in COMCO Mundo League continue to thrive as we are driven by our goal to share stories that connect, ideas that transform, and campaigns that make a difference through our unique brand of Meaningful Storytelling. The year 2022 is the time where we cultivated the seeds of our 10-year master plan and we are looking forward to a more exciting new year as we continuously unfold the next phase of our ventures. Thank you so much to our COMCOmigos, our friends in our various publics for their unwavering support to COMCO all these years,” said Mr. Ferdinand L. Bondoy.

To know more about COMCO Mundo, visit comcomundo.com. Follow them on social media: facebook.com/comcomundo on Facebook, linkedin.com/company/comcomundo, and @comco_mundo on Instagram.

Friday, December 2, 2022

'WORST Experience of being a Dog Owner' - Hope this will not happen to you!

'Deciding whether to euthanize your dog or not' is the WORST experience any fur parent will have. 


If you are new to my blog, Crumpy is my 18-year-old furbaby. Due to old age, his health has been declining for the past few months. The normal life span of his breed is just 12-15 years old so, somehow you know that he is nearing the end. We have been working with our vet for the past few months but sadly, there is just so much we can do. Despite all the interventions and care, we do not see any improvements. He is not sick with a disease or fatal illness like parvo, etc. but his body functions are slowly shutting down. It is only a miracle that can save us now.

Our vet is PRO-life and I am happy that we are aligned in keeping Crumpy as comfortable as possible, however, being so helpless seeing your loved one suffer --  you will want to try and do everything. So, we visited another vet for a second opinion and to see if there is still anything else we can do for Crumpy.

Then, I heard the most painful medical advice -- it's time you euthanize your dog. 

The doctor is brutally frank and had been trying to convince us that it is the right thing to do. However, I can't find the courage in my heart to make the decision. 

Am I being selfish? Am I just prolonging his suffering? What if there is still a chance? (If you read the book, The Choice by Nicholas Sparks, it will teach you to never lose hope even if there is zero chance of survival.) 

And to tell you -- I honestly don't have answers. I am lost and this is just the worst. I wish no one will have to go through what I am going through right now.

So, if you are a fur parent, spend time with your dogs. Hug them and let them know that you love them so much. We have our friends, jobs, hobbies, gadgets, etc. but our dogs, they only have us. Their lives revolve solely around us. 

After all, your dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. 

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Holiday Gift Guide: 9 HONOR Gadgets to Upgrade Your Lifestyle



‘Tis is the season to be jolly with HONOR! Many of us are already looking for perfect gifts for our loved ones this coming Christmas season – we know it can be quite overwhelming but luckily, we have our reliable tech products that really suit everyone’s lifestyle needs.

And this coming holiday season, HONOR, the leading global provider of smart devices, answers our worries about what to perfectly give to our loved ones and friends!

Ultimate Vlogging Experience

If your loved one loves doing video content and wants to be a content creator someday, HONOR 70 5G is the most ideal present for them!

HONOR 70 5G is the first camera phone to use the latest camera sensor of Sony, the Sony IMX800 Super Sensing Dual Main Camera with Solo Cut Mode for vlogging.

Starting Dec. 2 until 31, you can get the #BestVloggingPhone at its retail price Php 26,990 with FREE Band 6 worth Php 1,999. Freebies will only be given to the first 200 walk-in buyers on any HONOR kiosks nationwide.



Enhance Your Photography Skills with Magic

If your loved one is a photo enthusiast or wanderer who loves capturing the best moments of their lives, HONOR Magic4 Pro is the perfect gift idea for them!

The HONOR Magic4 Pro introduces one of the most powerful and versatile camera systems on an HONOR smartphone to date. It has a 50 MP Wide camera with a customized 7P Lens, a 50 MP Ultra-Wide Camera, a 64 MP Periscope Telephoto Camera, Flicker Sensor, and an additional brand-new custom-made image processor.

Running the latest Magic UI 6.0 based on Android 12, the HONOR Magic4 Pro supports a range of HONOR signature smart life features. The device is also compatible to do multi-screen collaboration and seamless interconnectivity features with HONOR laptops and tablets.

Available in Black and Cyan colors, the HONOR Magic4 Pro is priced at Php 52,990.

Enjoy Fitness and Healthier Lifestyle

To be fit is a lifetime commitment. It is a fact that when you live an active lifestyle, it radiates wonders to your everyday aura, productivity, and overall well-being. If your loved one is into fitness and wellness, why not give them an HONOR Watch GS 3 or HONOR Band 6?

HONOR Watch GS3 supports more than 100 workout modes such as walking, swimming, cycling, and more. It can automatically detect and show you what workout mode you are doing. It can also easily track your calorie count, heart rate, and blood oxygen level. The battery lasts around 2 weeks allowing users to enjoy the full benefits of a better lifestyle.


On the other hand, HONOR Band 6 has a large selection of 95 workout modes to track your physical exercises. Even if you want to do exercise underwater, HONOR Band 6 will precisely record your performance for your reference.

Long-lasting Xperience

When we are doing a lot of tasks and we are always on the go, it is a must-have that our phone is powered fully to last the day long.

The X series boasts SuperCharge feature. HONOR X7 and X8 have 5000mAh High-Capacity Battery with 22.5W HONOR SuperCharge for all-day connectivity and productivity. Meanwhile, HONOR X9 boasts a 4600 mAh battery with 66W Supercharge that charges 50% full in 15 minutes.

Available in Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, and Titanium Silver, theHONOR X7 is priced at Php 9,990. Meanwhile, HONOR X8 is priced at Php 12,990 with free HONOR Band 6 to first 200 walk-in customers at HONOR kiosks nationwide, until supplies last . The HONOR X9 debuts at Php 14,990 in Midnight Black and Ocean Blue colors. Lastly, HONOR X6 is priced at Php 7,490 available in Titanium Silver and Midnight Black.

Promoting Productivity and Upgrading Learning Efficiency

For those who prefer to keep things light, there’s also the HONOR Pad 8 priced at Php 17,990. If your loved one is fond of binge-watching series or movies on Netflix and Disney+, this is the perfect gift for them! HONOR Pad 8 comes with an eight-speaker stereo surround sound that gives you a better listening experience.

This tablet also supports multi-screen collaboration. It interacts with your mobile phone on the same screen, letting you seamlessly drag and drop photos and videos, making it easy to collaborate on the same files.