• 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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Cebu City dads visit Veco

 Orientation Seated from left are Councilor Mary Ann delos Santos, Veco Human Resources head Mia Carmela Cuenco, Reputation Management manager Theresa Sederiosa and Councilor Nida Cabrera. Also in photo are (standing, from left) Veco Safety Department head Glenn Torrejos; senior vice president Anton Perdices; Councilors Noel Wenceslao, Alvin Dizon, Sisinio Andales, Ritchie Osmeña and Hans Abella; Veco Community Relations manager Eric Ching, Engineering heads Mark Anthony Kindica and Noel Modesto. (Contributed Foto)


Orientation Seated from left are Councilor Mary Ann delos Santos, Veco Human Resources head Mia Carmela Cuenco, Reputation Management manager Theresa Sederiosa and Councilor Nida Cabrera. Also in photo are (standing, from left) Veco Safety Department head Glenn Torrejos; senior vice president Anton Perdices; Councilors Noel Wenceslao, Alvin Dizon, Sisinio Andales, Ritchie Osmeña and Hans Abella; Veco Community Relations manager Eric Ching, Engineering heads Mark Anthony Kindica and Noel Modesto. (Contributed Foto)

SOME Cebu City councilors visited the Visayan Electric Company (Veco) last Feb. 10 for an orientation on the company’s systems and operation.

Councilors Hans Abella, Noel Wenceslao, Nida Cabrera, Mary Ann delos Santos, Sisinio Andales, Ritchie Osmeña and Alvin Dizon were given a tour around Veco’s facility in Barangay Banilad, Cebu City for them to see the best practices in emergency response, customer service, safety and risk management, systems and network operations.

The city officials were also given an overview of how the power distribution industry works, citing the basics of power generation, transmission and distribution and how power is sourced and how power rates are determined.

Andales raised his concerns on the security of Veco’s substations.

Veco, however, assured him that the company have instituted tight security measures to
protect its substation facilities and equipment from external threats.

This is the first of a series of orientation sessions for local officials of local government units within its franchise areas to impart awareness of how the company operates and the challenges of the industry.

Veco, the country’s second largest electric distributor, serves the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Talisay and Naga and municipalities of Minglanilla, San Fernando, Consolacion and Liloan.

Veco has been providing the power needs of Metro Cebu for over a century. It is set to commemorate its 110th year this month.

7th J-Pop anime sing, dance tilt set

NOW on its seventh year, the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines invites all Japanophiles, amateur singers and dancers to join the 2015 J-Pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest in celebration of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month in July.
The contest is open to Filipino nationals of all ages.

To join, participants in both categories should select a Japanese song performed by a Japanese artist for their entry and send an application form, a photo/group photo, a print-out of the song lyrics with the name of the original performing artist/s, a short write-up about the participant/participating group (50-100 words) and a demo CD containing an audio file in MP3 format (for the singing category) or a video file in MPEG format (for the dancing category).

Application forms are available at the Japan Information and Culture Center Library, Embassy of Japan, 2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City or this can be downloaded at www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp.

There will be 10 finalists for the singing category and five finalists for the dancing category. Finalists who pass the screening process will be invited to compete in the grand finals on July 25 at the SM Cinema Centerstage, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

Registration ends on May 22, 2015.

For details, visit www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp or email jicc-mnl@ma.mofa.go.jp, or call 551-5710 local 2311 or 2312.

SupportSave looking for customer service, tech support reps

SUPPORTSAVE Solutions, one of the fastest growing call centers in Cebu City, is currently looking for individuals who are seeking “long-term full-time employment opportunities and careers,” its recruitment specialist said.

Positions available are customer service, technical support and sales representatives, as well as team leaders, said Mary Grace S. Muralla, Human Resource and recruitment specialist of SupportSave Solutions Inc.

“This 2014, SupportSave Solutions is at its peak of continuously striving for growth and development for the success of its customers, clients and most especially for its valued employees. We promote a familial learning environment that enhances the performance of these employees and support their continuous improvement in the productivity in their work,” she said.

Muralla added: “Speaking of growth and development, we are also looking for talented individuals who can join our growing family.”

“So if you think you have what it takes to be a SupportSaver, then visit our home, 7th floor of Robinsons Cybergate Fuente Osmena Cebu City, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Just bring your resume with a smile,” she added. (PR)

PTC, Canon help Filipino seafarers move the world

NOBODY ever thought that world-class seafarers would come from the Philippines but today, Filipinos are the seafarer of choice worldwide.

In this photo: Philbright L. Ang, Philippine Transmarine Carriers' Corporate Resources Director and Angelo Barrameda, Senior Marketing Supervisor for Canon Marketing (Philippines) Inc.

In this photo: Philbright L. Ang, Philippine Transmarine Carriers’ Corporate Resources Director and Angelo Barrameda, Senior Marketing Supervisor for Canon Marketing (Philippines) Inc.

This was the vision of Carlos Salinas, current Philippine ambassador to Spain, when he founded Philippine Transmarine Carriers (PTC) in 1979, which now sustains a deployment of approximately 36,000 crew on over 700 vessels tasked to deliver various goods all over the world. Read more

Finance firm ensures info security with Canon biz solutions

BEING one of the pioneers, developing a global network and strengthening specialized services are the endeavors that BOT Lease and Co. Ltd., a financial services company, wanted to pursue.

In this photo (L-R): Akihiko Kosugi, chairman & president; Margareth Zablan, general manager of BOT Lease and Finance Philippines Inc.; Eusabel Ocampo, Marketing Assistant; and Angelo Barrameda, Senior Marketing Supervisor of Canon Marketing (Philippines) Inc.

In this photo (L-R): Akihiko Kosugi, chairman & president; Margareth Zablan, general manager of BOT Lease and Finance Philippines Inc.; Eusabel Ocampo, Marketing Assistant; and Angelo Barrameda,
Senior Marketing Supervisor of Canon Marketing (Philippines) Inc.

The BOT Lease Co. Ltd is an affiliated company of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. under the umbrella company of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG). MUFG is currently the largest bank in Japan and 8th largest in the world. It caters mostly to Japanese corporations worldwide for their banking and financial needs. Read more

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

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