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SM Stationery Virtual Art Fest 2021

TAKE a break from your school or work routine by taking the artistic route online with the first SM Stationery Virtual Art Fest 2021 every weekend of April and May.  Celebrate your creativity and passion online as this year’s Art Fest showcases traditional arts like brush calligraphy, watercolor and abstract painting; as well as contemporary […]

Business News

AboitizPower’s I-REACH program wins Philippine Quill

AboitizPower’s Integrated Response and Awareness towards COVID-19 Hazards (I-REACH) program bagged the Award of Excellence at the recently held Philippine Quill Awards, the country’s most distinguished awards program in the field of business communication. During the virtual awarding ceremony on March 25, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) honored the winners of the 18th […]


DA-4A, OCCP certify 3 organic farms in Cavite, Quezon

THE Department of Agriculture Region IV-CALABARZON (DA-4A) and the Organic Certification Center of the Philippines (OCCP) certified three organic farms, namely, Cortijo de Palsabangon Farm in Pagbilao, Quezon; Santuario Nature Farms in Indang, Cavite; and Luntiang Republika EcoFarms in Alfonso, Cavite. The newly certified farms were assisted by the DA-4A’s Organic Agriculture Program by shouldering […]


Former Batangas City mayor Dimacuha died on Easter Sunday

By JOENALD MEDINA RAYOS BATANGAS City – THE people of this capital city of Batangas is grieving for the loss of its longest serving chief executive, former City mayor Eduardo Berberabe Dimacuha at the age of 78. “Our Dad, EDUARDO B. DIMACUHA, former Batangas City Mayor, joined His Creator this morning, 4 April 2021, Easter […]

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Miniso launches official PH website and Disney Collection

SHOPPING at Miniso is made more accessible and convenient with new their official Philippine website – – which also features their newest Disney Mickey and Friends collection. Miniso’s cute and affordable finds – essentials, home living, health and beauty, bags and digital accessories, toys, or stationery and gifts – are now a few clicks […]


VG Leviste alarmed over spike of covid cases in Batangas

By JOENALD MEDINA RAYOS Batangas City – “Our cases these days are very much alarming and we have to be proactive in dealing with it.” Thus, Vice Governor Mark Leviste quips in an interview with BALIKAS News, Tuesday. “Our offices in the capitol is severely infected or we can say that are drastically infected, with […]

F.E.S.T. Lifetimes News Features Women

Women at Shell drives progress thru BiyaHERO roll out

By BEN PASCUA BATANGAS City – IN Shell, it’s a Women’s world too! Bringing together the beliefs that embodies company’s vision, safety & gender inclusivity, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp (PSPC) remains steadfast in empowering women and breaking the stereotypes thru BiyaHERO campaign. Pilipinas Shell Foundation Inc. (PSFI), the social investment arm of PSPC, and in […]


Total banning of straw, being proposed in Batangas

By JOENALD MEDINA RAYOS BATANGAS City – WITH so many straws filling the garbage bins and clogging the sewerage systems, Batangas local legislators are looking forward to experience a straw-free environment in the near future. “Plastic straws pose an environmental hazard to our marine life and affects us humans, too, when these straws end up […]

Business News

Accenture, Jollibee cited for plan to vaccinate 67,000 workers

 PBSP, LCF urged to “aggregate” vaccines needed by large corporations to immunize workers  Accenture Inc. and Jollibee Foods Corp. have been cited for their plans to arrange and pay for the COVID-19 vaccination of their 67,000 employees and their families. “We applaud both Accenture and Jollibee for inspiring other businesses to immunize their workers as […]


Bulkang Taal, bahagyang kumalma sa nakalipas na 24-oras

BAHAGYANG nanahimik ang bulkang Taal sa nakalipas na 24-oras kumpara sa mga abnormalidad na ipinakita nito ng mga nakalipas na araw. Sa ulat ng DOST-Phivolcs, umabot na lamang sa apat (4) na volcanic tremor na tumagal ng isa (1) hanggang labinlimang (15) minuto; at mahinang background tremor na nag-umpisa nang 7:15 ng gabi, ika-26 ng […]