• 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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    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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Museum opens door to guests for a day

THE Sugbo Chinese Heritage Museum Foundation Inc. invited guests to get a sneak preview of the Gotiaoco Building and its ongoing restoration during the Gabii sa Kabilin last May 26.
Built in 1914 for commercial use, the Gotiaoco Building was the first building in Cebu to have an elevator. Seeing the historical value of the building and the significance of Chinese influences in Cebu, the foundation decided to restore the building, which started in June of last year. Read more

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, Sun Life Financial’s wellness community. It was aimed at promoting a holistic wellness through a fit and active lifestyle, healthy eating and living a balanced life.
With the success of Namaste Run, Sun Life hopes to have more GoWell community workouts in Cebu. To join the GoWell Community, visit www.gowell.com.ph.


Yoga instructor Bubbles Paraiso started the group with a warm-up yoga.
Bull Runner Jaymie Pizzaro led a two-kilometer run around the mall.
Post-run yoga session at The Terraces.



Palm Grass hotel honors Leon Kilat

TO commemorate this year’s anniversary of Philippine Independence, Palm Grass Hotel pays tribute to the revolutionary leader of the 1898 Tres de Abril uprising, Pantaleon Villegas, popularly known as “Leon Kilat,” through an art masterpiece.
Palm Grass, Cebu’s only heritage hotel, will celebrate the 119th Anniversary of Philippine Independence with the theme: “Kagawasan 1898: Kilat. Kulit. Kagawasan.” The highlight of the event is the unveiling of the Leon Kilat wooden sculpture on June 12, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Kapihan ni Lumaya. Read more

5 win at Jet raffle

THE second quarterly draw of Jet Sales Corp.’s 50th anniversary raffle was held last May 17 at the ISLA LPG Cebu Operations Warehouse in Mandaue City.

The winners were Roely Morta, Lydia Abangan, Ritechell Penola, Milagros Matas and Jenette Angeli Tan. Each won a one-year supply of 11-kilogram Solane LPG.
The retail outlet or home delivery trade partner of each winner received a gift certificate worth P5,000 of LPG refills. More winners will be drawn on Aug. 17 and Nov. 17.

Tiptoe Nails opens 2nd store

SHIRLEY Young, chief executive officer of Shirward Inc., knows how much Cebuanos love to pamper themselves especially by getting a manicure and a pedicure. This prompted her to open Tiptoe Nails, a nail salon that offers a more relaxed experience to its customers.
Tiptoe Nails is a sister company of Franzy Salon, which Shirley also started in 2002. Franzy now has 23 branches in and outside Cebu including Dumanjug and Bacolod. Slowly but surely, she plans to open one Tiptoe Nails branch right beside every Franzy Salon. Read more

Casino Filipino activities

ON Friday, Casino Filipino-Cebu will be hosting the Basta Casino, Sa Filipino Tayo!, an invitation-only party. Prizes to be given away include P20,000 worth of Mystery Deal Bet and Roll promo coupons, and P80,000 worth of Lucky Seat Raffle coupons.
The first draw of The Real Deal National Raffle where eight players will win a total of P8 million in cash will be on Saturday.
On June 18 at 2 p.m., a total of P13 million in cash will be at stake during the Bingo Shower of Millions. Tickets are at P3,000 each with four Bingo cards per game. / CHRISTIAN B. QUILO

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