• Annual August Sale at Furniture City

    THE Annual August Sale of Furniture City, the biggest showroom in Cebu, is ongoing until Sept. 3. Up to 50 percent off on selected items is offered from the showroom’s

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  • Cebu Parklane Hotel revives ‘Sangka Sa Kaha’

    FURTHER strengthening the Hotel’s brand, Cebu Parklane International Hotel has revived “Sangka sa Kaha.” Now on its sixth leg, Sangka sa Kaha is a cookout event wherein traditional dishes of

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  • Forever 21 releases new collections

      SHINING a spotlight on a diverse set of global influencers from the world of music, fashion, film, Forever 21 launches their Pre-Fall #WeAreForever Collection for 2017. Cebuanos will be

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  • Julie’s gets “Best of Cebu” seal

    JULIE’S Bakeshop was recognized as SunStar’s Best of Cebu 2016: Best Bakery Chain last May 19. “We are honored to be recognized as one of the best bakery chains in

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  • RAKSO, SEOUL MET PARTNER UP

    AS tourism undeniably contributes to the economy of any country, the Seoul Metropolitan Government reached out to select tourism counterparts in nine Southeast Asian countries: the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Hong

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  • Gulf oil launches BAJAJ DTS-I

    GULF Oil Philippines launched the Bajaj DTS-i oil last May 26 at the Makati Shangri-La. Senior officials from Bajaj Auto Limited, Kawasaki Motors Corp. and Gulf Oil were present during

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  • Bubble Tea gets new look

    IN celebration of its five years of operation in Cebu, Bubble Tea Station (BTS) has launched a new look that reflects its evolution from being a humble kiosk back in

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  • Japanese hotel chain now in Mandaue City

    12 ONE of the biggest hotel chains in Japan is now in Cebu. Promising cleanliness and reliability at a reasonable rate, the Japanese-style business hotel at J Centre Mall is

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  • Cebuanos join Namaste Run 2017

    MORE than a hundred participants started their Saturday early at The Terraces of Ayala Center Cebu to join Namaste Run last May 13, a free community workout organized by GoWell,

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  • Shopwise offers Italian dinnerware collection

    ONGOING until May 31, one may shop and collect stamps to own a Bugatti Gioia to get discounts of up to 75 percent. Every P800 worth of purchase is equivalent to one

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  • Wanted: Wrangler True Wanderer 2017

    WRANGLER is continuing its search for bold and passionate adventurers who step out of their comfort zone to satisfy and share their love for travelling with stories that showcase the beauty

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  • ‘Hoppy Easter’ at the Blu

    ON Easter, feast after the fast at Feria. One may indulge in prime meat cuts such as US prime rib, pork crown barbecue, wine-braised lamb shank and lechon on the

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  • Where to eat at SM

      LAMUJIN. Lamujin opens its first store in the country at SM Seaside City Cebu. Lamujin is at the Sky Park and its specialty includes  the Australian rack of lamb

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  • Danao conducts drug awareness

    DANAO City concluded recently the first Drug Awareness Youth Leadership Summit 2017 (DAYLS) to 84 youth-participants from the 42 barangays of the city at Danasan Eco-Adventure Park, Danasan, Danao City.

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  • Ikebana in Manila

    Ikebana International Manila Chapter 108 celebrates its golden anniversary with a floral exhibition by members on March 11 and 12 , 2017 at the Ayala Activity Center, Palm Drive Ayala

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  • The Adventure of Tracking

    Hannah V. Obal/ Writer WHEN you are looking for a good and reliable vehicle tracker, there is no need to look further than Tramigo and its tracking devices. Tramigo recently

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  • Smart’s LTE, 3G up in Metro Cebu

    THE nationwide network modernization program of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), the mobile unit of PLDT, Inc., is in full swing and recent field tests in Metro Cebu are showing impressive

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  • Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s Love Letter Winner

    IN THIS age of 145-character statements and instant messaging, Marco Polo Plaza is pleased that the art of writing Love Letters is still alive and well. As part of the

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  • M. Lhuillier float adjudged best at Pamunilawen Festival

    THE M. Lhuillier float, depicting the unique culture of the Ilocano people, garnered the top spot in the float competition at the recently-concluded Pamulinawen Festival in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.

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Angono pledges support for Manila Water’s ‘Toka Toka’

THE local government of Angono became the first municipality in Rizal Province to be Manila Water’s proud partner in the latter’s “Toka Toka” movement, the first and only environmental advocacy focused on used water management.

The East Zone concessionaire launched the Toka Toka campaign about two years ago to revive the rivers and waterways in the metropolis that have been considered biologically dead due to extreme pollution brought about by untreated domestic used water and improperly disposed solid waste. Read more

Clark Water’s system loss down to 6%

CLARK Water Corporation (CWC), the sole water and used water operator of Clark Freeport and the Clark Special Economic Zone, has declared a record-low six percent level of system loss from 55 percent in 2000.

Jess Laigo, Clark Water general manager and chief operating officer, said high levels of system loss or non-revenue water (NRW) may indicate the need to rehabilitate or update infrastructure. Read more

SCG empowers youth with life skills workshop

ASEAN building conglomerate SCG goes beyond financial support to educate Filipino youth by providing a life skills workshop on financial literacy to its scholars.

The late Nelson Mandela once said that “education is the most powerful weapon which can change the world.” And as children grow up to become teenagers, education becomes even more crucial in their development. After all, the lessons they learn and habits they form in this stage will shape the important decisions they will have to make in the future. Read more

MCA-P assesses Kalahi-CIDSS projects in Bohol

BOHOL. Officials from DSWD National and Regional Office, together with MCAP Director Andy Moll (at the center), check out a footbridge community project funded by MCC in Barangay Cambus-oc in Buenavista, Bohol. (Contributed photo)

BOHOL. Officials from DSWD National and Regional Office, together with MCAP Director Andy Moll (at the center), check out a footbridge community project funded by MCC in Barangay Cambus-oc in Buenavista, Bohol. (Contributed photo)

BUENAVISTA, Bohol — The office of the Millennium Challenge Account–Philippines (MCA-P) recently visited this town to assess the damaged community projects of the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan–Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) brought by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the province last October 15, 2013.

MCA-P is the office that handles the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant and carries out the implementation of Kalahi-CIDSS, a poverty reduction program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Read more

Globe Telecom awards P1M to ImaginART winner

FILM and television make-up artist Leo Velasco was recently adjudged the winner of Globe Telecom’s first ImaginART competition.

Velasco bagged up to P 1 million in prize money and exhibition grant.

Globe Telecom awards P1M to ImaginART winnerVelasco’s artwork is currently on display at the Globe Art Gallery, located at the basement of The Globe Tower, the telecommunication company’s new corporate headquarters in Bonifacio Global City.

Photo shows Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu giving Velasco the check for his prize money. Displayed at the foreground are some of Velasco’s winning pieces. (PR)

First assembly of Prove, a success

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur — Prove Inc. or the Philippine Radio Organization Volunteer for Emergency successfully held at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall, this city last December 14 its first assembly.

Ninety-two participants from 12 chapters in the island of Mindanao, namely, Mangcagangi, Inspiration Valley, Mandagohong, Hubason, Phil. Rice, Ebagat, Kaliga, Bayug, Marihatag, Kaligoan, Mines City, and Davnor chapter attended the activity themed “Communication: A Crucial Piece to Awareness and Preparedness on Emergency Situation.”
The host chapter was Mangcagangi of Tandag City. The program started with a motorcade. Read more

Concentrix inks deal with Letran

CONCENTRIX Philippines, a global business services company and a recognized leader in providing innovative services and technology recently signed an agreement with Colegio de San Juan de Letran (Letran) as part of the Company’s university partnership program.

Photo shows (third and fourth from left) Elizabeth Anne Cuvin-King, senior manager for Recruitment, Concentrix; and Rev. Fr. Juan V. Ponce, O.P., vice president for Academic Affairs, Letran; shaking hands to symbolize the start of the two company’s partnership. Also with them are (from left to right): Romesmary Palisoc, Career Guidance and Development officer, Letran; Katrina Ledesma, Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Concentrix; and Christopher P. Hernandez, guidance director, Letran. (Contributed photo)

Photo shows (third and fourth from left) Elizabeth Anne Cuvin-King, senior manager for Recruitment, Concentrix; and Rev. Fr. Juan V. Ponce, O.P., vice president for Academic Affairs, Letran; shaking hands to symbolize the start of the two company’s partnership. Also with them are (from left to right): Romesmary Palisoc, Career Guidance and Development officer, Letran; Katrina Ledesma, Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Concentrix; and Christopher P. Hernandez, guidance director, Letran. (Contributed photo)

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Laguna Water shifts to modern software technology

TO SUPPORT its drive for efficiency and customer-centricity, Laguna Water recently adapted the internationally renowned Systems Applications and Products (SAP) technology, a German-developed enterprise applications for software related service, paving the way for the successful data migration of both customer and financial records from the old to the new system.

This raises the quality of its data management system by several notches as part of its continuing search for the best available technology for its growing number of customers. Read more

Bonding moments made sweeter with Nestea RTD

LIFE, without a doubt, has become more fast-paced in the last decade. We zoom through our days from the moment our alarm clock buzzes and we find ourselves in the middle of days filled with meetings and deadlines.

Our busy days, however, shouldn’t stop us from enjoying life’s little moments with our loved ones. In fact, our days away from the office should be reserved for catching up with those closest to us and engaging in activities we don’t have time for during the week. Read more

Manila Water: Low-income communities have right to water access

AYALA-LED Manila Water vowed to further improve the delivery of safe and potable water to its customers in the East zone concession area, especially to the 1.7 million low-income group through its “Tubig Para Sa Barangay” project.

The project was earlier cited by the World Bank-administered Global Partnership for Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) for its innovativeness in making piped-water available to low-income communities. Read more

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