Let us tell you about
our bees-ness.

Our History

Happy Hive was founded in June 2017 and started to set up shop in Xavierville Subdivision, Quezon City. Due to several factors affecting the business, the coworking space was transferred to UP Village, Quezon City in late 2017 then Sikatuna Village, Quezon City in 2020.

It started with wanting to help other professionals and startup companies who are having a hard time navigating through the rough waters of entrepreneurship, business formation, and administrative functions to sustain the business. The coworking space was later on incorporated to function as an incubator space where students and other entrepreneurs could thrive regardless of their chosen activity.

The company is built on the values of transparency, open-mindedness, and continuous learning. “Happy” embodies the culture and atmosphere that we want to foster both for employees and clients; while the term “Hive” was derived from the concept of beehive where bees intrinsically work alongside to contribute to the survival of the colony. We LIVE, we WORK, and we PLAY, together.

Our Vision

A service-oriented start-up company geared towards helping other individuals and businesses focus on their core business activities, improve opportunities for growth, increase efficiency and effectiveness, and improve bottom line by decreasing expenses.

Our Goal

Create a venue and business support for professionals and start-ups. We especially want to empower creatives to become entrepreneurs, legitimate freelancers, and business owners. In time, we want this service to be accessible to all at convenient locations within communities.

Worker Bees

The combined experience, skills, and personalities of Happy Hive team members are the key ingredients to our culture and community.

Cheska Roque

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Best known for her loud laugh and witty repartee, Cheska is a licensed Architect and project manager, in addition to being the Crazy Executive Officer (CEO). She is a mom of two and is thus experienced in general management, and thinks managing a company is somewhat easier than managing a household composed of a nine-year-old, a toddler, and their sporty father. Other minor experience includes previously being a COO at a start-up construction company and being a heritage advocate.

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Reena Lebanan

Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Reena – together with Diego, our office toddler – is in charge of the office cheer, operations, and financial management. Don’t be fooled by her casual shorts and boisterous laughter – her previous stints as research assistant, registration manager for sports events, and chief administration and financial officer has molded her into a capable, all-around COO. Her calm, problem solving nature makes her the perfect point person for our clients. We honestly don’t know how she’s juggling being a full-time mother, a surfer, and our office mom who bakes yummy brownies (yes, free for all lucky visiting coworkers)!

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Iris Ramilo

Founder & Chief Consultancy Officer

Our resident creative mind, Iris is also a licensed freelance Architect, Master Plumber, entry level Paralegal, and Graphic Designer all rolled up into one! Her experience ranges from designing museums to logos, and was involved in a range of projects including commercial, residential, and heritage conservation. She is currently in charge of consultancy projects as well as bringing in the brightness to our co-working space with her magical creative touch.

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Lea Tibos

Founder & Human Resource Manager

Lea is our in-house expert at administration processes and systems with 20 years of experience under her belt. She brings her personal work ethic to the team and will accomplish the goal whatever it takes. Her passion and dedication to work coupled with her single-handedly raising her son absolutely inspires the team. She is our dose of jolliness who chuckles at our shenanigans and reminds us to eat!

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Jesse Reyes

Administrative Manager

Jesse is our reliable, cool, and eco-friendly administrative manager. We are absolutely spoiled by her efficiency and capability, and her background at UP Library and Information Science aids in straightening out our systems. She regularly reminds us to save the world by recycling and reusing plastic containers as our lunch boxes (thanks superwoman!).

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Gabby Camacho

Junior Designer

A unicorn turned into a bee – Gabby! She is our junior designer who is actually a Photoshop wizard, churning out vibrant publicity materials and the most touching “memorial” posters for our coworkers. She assists our in-house designers, creates online content, poses as office mascot, plays with visiting doggos and is a very good girl!

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Maybelle De Guzman

Administrative Officer

As if Happy Hive isn’t happy enough, along comes Maybelle! A bright and cheerful addition to our administrative team, she is energy personified. With more than 10 years of practical work experience, she has honed her street smarts and techniques especially when dealing with government systems and interacting with public employees. She is most happy when zooming in, around, and out the office as our overall administrative officer.

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Karla Del Rosario

Accounting Officer

Do you hear the roll of crunching numbers yet? That’s Karla, the accounting officer and LIFO the party at our finance department! Always interesting with her witty and charming personality, she sufficiently balances all our hard earned honey and makes sure that all client books are on top-shelf. Her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting makes her a fearless and well-balanced person who is never afraid to say Y-E-S to different projects. Her current dream and true purpaws in life is having her own property with a huge backyard for her adorable bulldog to play and dig around!

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Noel Marfil

Office Custodian

Noel will be the first to greet you when you visit the office (if he’s not out doing errands). Our very own batang pasaway, he’s sure to make your stay in the coworking space welcome by making it clean and comfy. He likes volunteering for the Red Cross when he’s not working and playing basketball, but above all, he loves drinking with his buddies and coworkers. Be sure to say hi and share a joke or two when you see him!

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Isabel Sibit

Accounting Assistant

We didn’t expect that Isabel would come back to our team after finishing her internship with us and getting a full time job elsewhere, but here she is thriving with Accounting and Payroll works for our company and dear clients. She can be your favorite chingu if you’re into K-drama and K-pop. Don’t be surprised if she shares various documentaries too! We definitely see her aspiration to be an educator as she trains our interns at the office. 

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Sugar Sales

Marketing Head

Consider your mood lifted at Happy Hive because the best Sugar in the market is from us! Our perky and pragmatic marketing head is admirable as she makes it all naturally sweet for everyone. With her prior background experience working in the BPO industry as SME Subject Matter Expert, Sugar has the undeniable passion for capturing the essence of each client’s dreams and helping them resolve their problems. She is able to connect with people around her and bring out the best in them. Between her working roles, she has great escapades traveling in foreign countries.

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Jeff Mendoza

Liaison Assistant

You will rarely see Jeff as he is usually out and about processing permits and doing errands for our clients in government offices. His charms coupled with street smarts make him the best person for liaison tasks and errands. Friday night is the best time to catch him in the office for our weekly drinking session (we need this, don’t judge). When he’s not busy working for Happy Hive, you will find him teaching Taekwondo, traveling with his bicycle or motorcycle, or spending quality time with his family. 

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Ceejay Manacob

Administrative Assistant

SK Treasurer, Admin Assistant, and Entrepreneur all rolled into one, Ceejay is definitely a well-rounded individual who can easily adapt and make lemonade out of lemons! Don’t be deceived by his silent working style because he can also dish out jokes when we’re taking a break and bonding with each other. He loves issuing receipts and checks for clients especially when he hears the crunchy cracking of paper along the dotted line. 

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