V-Day celebrates 20 years of the global fight to end gender-based violence

Cebu will be taking part in this worldwide crusade through the staging of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. The V-Day Cebu production, presented by 2TinCans Philippines, Inc., will be on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Mediterranean Room, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, Lahug. “The Vagina Monologues” brings the experiences of women (and other…

Chan Lim Visual Art Exhibit at SM Seaside

The Chinese New Year begins with a bang at SM Seaside City Cebu as the mall opens its doors for prosperity and good fortune, which the mall hopes to share. The highlight of the Year of the Earth Dog is the exhibit of 240 lanterns and more than a hundred scrolls by the Chan Lim…

Pueblo Mexicano:Mexican Food at its best

PuebloMexicano, a casual dining restaurant is located in Banilad Town Center, Cebu City. Years back, there were no restaurants in Cebu City offering Mexican food like there are today. Pueblo manager Enzo Nablehankered for the tacos and burritos he would eat on a weekly basis, growing up in Northern California. This enthused him to open…

SilkAir’s and Travel Fair 2018

On its 25th year, SilkAir marks another landmark as it kicks off the New Year with its Showcase and Travel Fair, together with Singapore Airlines, and in partnership with BPI, Ayala Malls, Globe Platinum, Singapore Tourism Board, and Changi Airport Group. This year’s theme, “Experience the Best in Travel,” underlines SIA Group’s unparalleled position as…

Ethereal Blooms in Casa Gorordo

February foretells love, and not just because of Valentine’s.In Casa Gorordo Museum, the bridal bouquet (Poranopsis paniculata) crowning the house’s azotea provides an wraithlike feel, perfect for the month of love. The museum’s bridal bouquet is probably as old as the house itself, according to Mrs. Josefa “Pepit” Gorordo-Revilles, one of the original owners, heir…

Honda Big Bike Showroom Opens its doors to Cebuanos

Honda Philippines Inc. (HPI), an innovator of cutting edge motorcycles, recently opened its Honda Big Bike Showroom to the Cebuanos in tis Flagship Shop at Salinas Drive Lahug, Cebu City last January 25, 2018. The showroom is a must-see for motorcycle enthusiasts, as a new part of the Flagship Shop which has been constructed to…

SM to stage SM to SM Run 8th Edition

For the eighth straight year, SM City Cebu will again stage one of Cebu’s sought after running events. The 8th edition of the SM2SM Run, which is expected to draw  7,000 runners, kicks off on February 18 that will start and end at the SM City-Cebu grounds. “We are committed to continue this run for…

Air Juan seaplane takes flight in the South Road Properties

Popular beach and island destinations in the Visayas will soon be just minutes away from Cebu with the opening of Air Juan seaplane flights.Island destinations like El Nido and Coron in Palawan, Gigantes in Iloilo, Panglao in Bohol, and Kalanggaman in Leyte will just  be minutes away with the opening of Air Juan seaplane flights…

Teleperformance Catches Sinulog Fever

Teleperformance, the world’s leading provider of outsourced omnichannel customer experience management services, joined the rest of Cebu in celebrating the 2018 Sinulog Festival. At this year’s Sinulog Grand Parade, Teleperformance proudly showcased its float featuring a colorful doodle artwork, which represents the creativity of the company’s nearly 40,000 employees in the Philippines. With the theme,…

Lapu-Lapu City Leads Cebu Travel Catalogue International 2018

Cebu’s biggest travel event opened last January 26, 2018 at Ayala Center Cebu with close to 90 exhibitors offering promo airfares on local and international destinations as well as fantastic deals on cruise and tour packages. The Historic Resort City of Lapu-Lapu led by its dynamic City Mayor, Paz C.Radaza did the opening salvo by…

Keeping up with the other Sinug Tradition  

Casa Gorordo Museum, in its commitment to keep traditions, held its annual “Sinug sa Casa Gorordo” last Jan. 22.  Attended by friends of the museum, media and the general public, some of the spectators already consider this as one of the religious affairs they follow each year. The sinug is held the Monday after the Sinulog mardi gras,…

Karencitta, Cebuana

Since hitting Youtube and the airwaves,Karencitta’s “Cebuana” single became a huge hit. This would definitely mean that will be hearing more Bisaya songs from her soon .The 22-year-old singer and online sensation set this in a press conference last January 12,2018  at SM Seaside City Cebu . According to her, she is working on an…

Keeping the Tradition Alive

Heard of the word “Sinug?”Yes, the Sinug was the dance that started the Sinulog and made it what it has become today. The dance prayer tradition or Sinug, held a day after the feast of the Señor Santo Niño will be held on January 22,2018.  This has been a part of the tradition of the…

The AutoMoto Trade and Exposition 2018

One of the many events leading to Sinulog, the Automoto Trade and Exposition 2018 is a 2-day event for all car and bike enthusiasts young and old alike, main highlights of which are the Trade Show, Fashion Show, Car Exhibit among others.The event happened last January 6 until Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Mountain…

7-Eleven Run 2018 Cebu this February

Want to start your New Year fit? The the 7-Eleven Run 2018 Cebu will make its way to prove that Cebu is a haven for running enthusiasts and fitness buffs. After the 7-Elevn Run 800 in 2013, Run 1000 in 2014, Run 1500 in 2015 and Run 2016, 2017, 7-Eleven will be holding the 7-Eleven…

Jollibee County Mall gets a New look

Fast food chain and household name Jolibee debuted its modern look Jollibee Gaisano Country Mall branch last December 7, 2017. The Jollibee Visayas management team headed by Operations Director Hai Isiderio  during the re-opening of the newly-renovated Jollibee Gaisano Country Mall branch. With Isiderio were Nonna Mari Abad,Area Manager, and Nelson Judaya Trade Marketing Manager….

Caloy: The Swedish who chose to be Cebuano

If  you are on Youtube most of the time, you almost certainly  have seeb this guy him in sing renditions of Bisaya or Cebuano songs.He is  Carl John Kihl or more popularly known as Caloy Juapo, a 28-year-old Swedish national and an online sensation known for his Bisaya song renditions.A  media launch named as  “Duyog…

Starry Nights at the Blu

Bright blue colors lighted the lobby of the Radisson Blu Cebu as it welcomed the Yuletide season with the launching of “Starry Nights at the Blu,” last November 10, 2017.  The highlight of the event was the lighting of the giant Christmas tree at the Radisson Blu Lobby. Cebu Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale and Radisson…

SM City Cebu Re launches New and Better Food Court

SM City Cebu re launched their new and enhanced food court. After weeks of reformation, it was now time to reveal the improvements made. Members of the press, lifestyle writers and social media influencers got to see the new ambience and the new look of the SM City Cebu Food Court last November 25, 2017…

French-Mediterranean Frenzy at the L’ Artisan

Unlike many other ethnic cuisines, Mediterranean cuisine is not the result of a specific ethnic group or culture.  Rather, it is a label referring to the cookery trends shared by a diverse array of peoples that live in the region around the Mediterranean Sea.   While Mediterranean cuisine is understood to be a unified culinary tradition,…

Hassle-free Holiday Shopping with GCash

Now, here is good news for Cebuano Shoppers! GCash cashless payment is now   in one of the biggest malls in Cebu City. Anyone can now shop, dine and pay at selected stores and restaurants inside the Ayala Center Cebu with just the GCash app. More than 50 merchants inside Ayala Center Cebu are now accepting…

A treat for Flame It! Burgers and Sausages lovers

Food bloggers and vloggers were treated to an afternoon of burgers, fries and sausages last November 21, 2017 at, the Flame It! Restaurant in Juan Luna,Mabolo. Proudly homegrown in e Cebu, Flame it was founded in 2002 by three sisters with a love for  quality gourmet grilled burgers and a dream of a socially –responsible…

Spread 4.0: A feast of Gastronomic Proportions

It was a fitting way to celebrate Thanksgiving Day as SM Seaside City Cebu welcomed everyone with a feast of gastronomic proportions with its Spread 4.0 last Novemver 25, 2017 Mountain Wing Atrium. Spread 4.0 was joined by hordes of mall goers who relished the food spread prepared by different concessionaires of SM Seaside City…

USC and National Archives of the Philippines team up in new volume on Cebu records

Records pervade every facet of Cebu’s colonial experience. They provide confirmation of what has become known even as they affected how events would turn out.  A new book, INTEGRACIÓN / INTERNACIÓN: The Urbanization of Cebu in Archival Records of the Spanish Colonial Period, contains essays from six writers including eminent historians, Resil Mojares and Michael…

SM Cinema installs Life-size Star Wars Starfighters in SM Seaside City

Jedis and Siths, this is not a mind trick: SM Cinema is mounting life-size spaceships in their malls as a tribute to the upcoming and highly anticipated sequel,” Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” AS SM Cinema brings the 8th installement of Star Wars from the Big Screen to real life, fans can experience these full…

Goldilocks celebrates National Cake Day in Cebu

Filipinos always have a lot of reasons to celebrate in life-a celebration of a accomplishment, a celebration of another year in life, a celebration of commitment of vows, or a celebration of thanksgiving. That is why, Goldilocks continues to make these joyous occasions memorable and special because the company believes that behind every slice of…

Divas Live in Cebu for World AIDS Day!

A history-making concert will take place – in the Queen City of the South, Cebu City on November 30 featuring the Philippines’ Divas. world class entertainment is in store with the powerful voices of the country’s most admired DIVAS! Soul Diva – JAYA, Soul Supreme -KZ Tandingan, Queen of R n B – KYLA, and…

“Once Upon a Tutu: A Ballet of Fairy Tales” on December 2

Cebu Centre for Dance (CCD) will present its annual grand recital on Dec.2,2017 at 6 pm at Onstage of the Ayala Center Cebu.It is titled “Once Upon a Tutu: A Ballet of Fairy Tales.” It brings to the stage seven well loved failry tales from Hans Chrsitia Andersen and the Grimm Brothers.Coming to the colorful…

Gugmang Giatay goes to the Capital

Cebu’s theatrical hit Bisrock jukebox musical, GUGMANG GIATAY will be holding shows in Manila on November 26,  November 28 and November 30, 2017. Written by award-winning songwriter Jude Gitamondoc and Internet sensation Rowell “Medyo Maldito” Ucat, GUGMANG GIATAY is your (a) typical romantic comedy, with a good dose of “maoy” moments, hugot lines, and caustic…

Synchrony Financial Now in Cebu

The consumer financial services industry is among the largest and most dynamic sectors in the US economy. The numbers and types of participants offering services in this sector are constantly changing. And, every few years it goes through a major state of flux as a result of its own actions, or a change in the…

A Worthy Cause to Keep Running For

A 52-year-old pastor will run across the province of Cebu from November 18 to 30,2017. In celebration of its tenth anniversary, the Real LIFE Foundation, a Christian NGO that provides scholarships for disadvantaged but bright and deserving students, invites Cebuanos to support its scholarship program by participating in Run for LIFE Cebu. Pastor Ferdie Cabiling…

Cebu Parklane International Hotel Lights up Christmas Tree with a cause

Cebu Parklane International Hotel, the hotel that stands for Cebu, lit up its Christmas Tree. The lighting ceremony took place on the evening of November 14, at the Cebu Parklane International Hotel lobby. The Christmas Tree are made out of recycled materials. Various kinds of recyclable materials like bedroom slippers, water gallons and bottles have…

Global Driving Skills for Life brought to Cebu by Ford Philippines

No matter how skilled of a driver you are, it’s a good idea to reflect on the basics of traffic safety from time to time just to make sure that you are being careful enough to keep yourself – and other drivers and pedestrians – as safe as possible. Ford Philippines brought its globally-recognized Driving…

Jollibee Boulevard Re-opens

Fast food chain and household name Jolibee debuted its modern look Jollibee Boulevard branch last October 23, 2017. The Jollibee Visayas management team (first from left ) headed by Operations Director Hai Isiderio  during the re-opening of the newly-renovated Jollibee Boulevard. With Isiderio are (L-R) Nonna Mari Abad,Area Manager, Albert Uy- Lessor and Nelson Judaya…

Magbuwag Ta Kay to hit Cinemas this January

Directed by RJ Aquino and Janice Perez, “Magbuwag Ta Kay” is the so-called myriad story of social media sensation and “hugot” king Rowell Ucat, popularly known as Medyo Maldito. Produced by Heritage Productions and written by poet and singer-songwriter Therese Villarante and music producer Jude Gitamondoc, the film talks about relationships, family issues and friendships,…

Land Asia Realty at 25

Land Asia Realty Development Corporation, one of the pioneering and recognized names in Real Estate sales and marketing industry, held its Land Asia Gala Night 2017 last October 20, 2017 at the the IC3 Convention Center. This is in celebration of their mounting rise in an amazing 25 glorious year’s as a big player in…

Charity Race for Poor Kids with Special Needs

The Kids Hope Foundation will stage the ‘Hope Run’ on December 10 at the Pescadores Road in Cebu Business Park. This is as a way to help poor children with special needs. The race,  will feature the 1.5-kilometer, 3K, 5K, 10K and 12K, is a fund-raising event for the advantage of 50 children with special…

Justice League Run set on November 19

Run as your favorite  DC superheroes one more when the Justice League Run comes to the Queen City of the South on Nov. 19, 2017. The run is also help in time for the upcoming showing of the Justice League movie on Nov. 16, will have its start and finish area at SM City Cebu…

Jed Madela to Serande Cebuanos with “La Voce”

One of the country’s top male singers, Jed Madela is back again with his second major show in Cebu. Entitled  “La Voce,” this is a dinner concert featuring the famous singer’s renditions of well-loved classics ranging from pop songs to emotional ballads to heart-stirring classics. Jed Madela is widely known in the Philippines as a…

Savoring Sibonga’s Best

Living up to its trademark tagline as “A hotel in Cebu that stands for Cebu”, Cebu Parklane International Hotel recently concluded the Launching of Sibonga’s most treasured heirloom dish, Adubaw Nga Nokus last September 27, 2017 at Kan-anan Restaurant. All roads led to Sibonga last  August 4, 2017 as Parklane their annual Sangka sa Kaha…

Baguio Craft Brewery touches down in the Queen City

Baguio Craft Brewery has finally arrived here in Cebu and they are taking barrels of great-tasting, diverse and natural craft beers. This is their third store in the country and had their first store opened last 2014 in Baguio. They rely on in offering the Cebuanos traditionally-brewed and handcrafted beers in the most natural way…

​Champions against Hunger to converge in ​Cebu

Rise Against Hunger’s leaders and board members will join together in Cebu, Philippines, for the organization’s annual International Summit. The hunger relief organization, based out of Raleigh, N.C., will work on creating their first Global Strategic plan to align the five International offices with its U.S. headquarters. One in three people worldwide are adversely affected…

Cebu Green Project plants mangroves

Having a simple contribution to the environment is a big part to save the nature. It is indeed simple but people must realize that we need cooperation and teamwork to  do this! As part of the initiatives of Cebu Language Exchange in Collaboration with Cebu Green Project and APU Philippines Alumni a mangrove planting activity…

A flavorful lunch at Manuel’s Restaurant

Taste the flavors of Asia as Manuel’s Restaurant introduces its Weekend Asia Buffet. Media and bloggers alike were treated to a lunch buffet and took a good look at the new and improved Manuel’s Restaurant last August 17, 2017 at the new-look Manuel’s Restaurant. A first hand gastronomic indeed as those rich and colorful dishes…

Mitsubishi Electric launches Italian Aircon Brand in Cebu 

Mitsubishi Electric, through its Philippine affiliate International Elevator & Equipment Inc. (IEE), is introducing top Italian commercial and industrial air-conditioning brand Climaveneta to regional markets in the Philippines like Cebu, after its successful launch in Metro Manila.Here in Cebu, the brand was formally launched last July 28, 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel. The entry…

Run 4 Chigi: A Run for Humanity

The group Compassion for Humanity International Group Inc., (Chigi) will be holding the Run 4 Chigi: A Run for Humanity on September 2, 2017 at the Parkmall grounds. The charity race intends to raise more funds for its community livelihood project in Barangay Subangdaku, Mandaue City. Chigi chief executive officer Tootsie Paller said that the…

RC Goldline Half Marathon on its 3rd Year

Less privileged but deserving Cebuano youth as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle will banner the holding of RC Goldline Half Marathon Year 3. This is also in partnership with the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) that will happen on September 3, 2017. RC Goldline president Christian Paro-an, his wife and general manager Desiree, CCSC…

Manly Pampering at 22 Thatcher

The 1880s to the 1940s were the golden age for barbershops. During this time, men socialized in all-male hangouts, and barbershops rivaled saloons in popularity. Visiting the barbershop was a weekly, and sometimes daily habit. Men would stop in not only for a haircut and a shave, but also to fraternize with friends and chew…

Multivitamin for the man on top

To re-introduce and increase brand recognition for Rogin-E in the Visayas and Mindanao region, the first-ever Rogin-E Man Hub Cebu was held last  July 23,2017  at The Northwing of SM City Cebu. The Rogin-E Man Hub is a whole-day event especially geared for men who want to stay on top of their game. It showcased…