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Ding How: oldtime Cebu favorite Chinese restaurant reopens

The restaurant that introduced dim sum to Cebuanos in 1969 reopens at Robinsons Galleria Cebu and brings back the popular dishes from the old Ding How menu. “When we talk…

The restaurant that introduced dim sum to Cebuanos in 1969 reopens at Robinsons Galleria Cebu and brings back the popular dishes from the old Ding How menu.

“When we talk about our first experience with Chinese food, we think of steamed rice, siomai, and spring rolls. Cebuanos got to know dimsum through Ding How and it is an experience that is unique to Cebu,” said Steven Kokseng, marketing manager of Harbour City Dimsum House, Inc. The company owns and operates the Harbour City, Dimsum Break, Ding Qua Qua and Ding How brands.

Ding How reopens in Cebu

Steamed rice is a Cebuano favorite.

Ding How Dimsum House opened along Colon Street in 1969 but a shift in the Cebuano preference for fastfood in 2000 prompted the company to replace it with Dimsum Break.

Steven said they noticed over the past few years a growing sophistication among Cebuano diners characterized by an openness to try new things and feel this is the right time to bring back the Ding How brand.

Ding How reopens in Cebu

Egg tarts.

Ding How menu

Today’s Ding How is for customers who want to relish dim sum and eat at a more leisurely pace, according to business development manager Christopher Kokseng.

He said the company’s three other brands are more associated with quick dim sum fixes, adding that a good location was one of the things taken into consideration when they brought back their “grandfather brand.”

Ding How reopens in Cebu

Ding How spread.

The company also looked into the old recipe books and did research and development so it can serve Ding How’s “heritage” dishes with a modern spin.

Dim sum orders like the crystal scallop and kuchay dumplings, baked shaopao, pork trotter, custard with salted egg bun are revived from the old menu and exclusively offered at Ding How.

Although they looked at what people enjoyed before and made it available again, Christopher said they also continue to serve the current favorites throughout their restaurant brands.

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Ding How reopens in Cebu

Cabbage pouch.

 

Ding How reopens in Cebu

HERITAGE DISHES. Ding How looked into the old recipe books and did research and development so it can serve “heritage” dishes with a modern spin.

 

Ding How reopens in Cebu

Custard with salted egg bun.

 

Ding How reopens in Cebu

Crystal scallop and kuchay dumplings.

 

Ding How reopens in Cebu

Baked shaopao.

 

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Pork trotter.

 

Ding How reopens in Cebu

 

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Harbour City Dimsum House, Inc. business development manager Christopher Kokseng and marketing manager Steven Kokseng answer questions in a press conference on the reopening of Ding How.

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Cebu Landmasters CEO named Entrepreneur of the Year

Jose Soberano III, who steered his homegrown business Cebu Landmasters, Inc. to an initial public offering (IPO) earlier this year, was picked Entrepreneur of the Year during the 2017 Grand…

Jose Soberano III, who steered his homegrown business Cebu Landmasters, Inc. to an initial public offering (IPO) earlier this year, was picked Entrepreneur of the Year during the 2017 Grand Chamber Awards.

Soberano received the award from the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) during the Grand Chamber Awards and Fellowship Night last June 30 at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu.

The awards night capped the Cebu Business Month 2017 celebration.

Soberano, chairman and chief executive officer of Cebu Landmasters, Inc., left Ayala Land in 2000 to build what is now the top local housing developer in Metro Cebu.

Jose Soberano III

Jose Soberano III speaks during his awarding as the Entrepreneur of the Year during the 2017 Grand Chamber Awards.

Prestigious award

The Entrepreneur of the Year is the most prestigious among the five awards bestowed by the chamber. The other awards are Corporate Social Responsibility Institution, Small Business Entrepreneur, Countryside Entrepreneur, and Young Entrepreneur. The awardees are chosen by the CCCI board of trustees and past presidents.

CCCI President Melanie Ng said Soberano distinguished himself as the only Cebuano entrepreneur to bring his company public.

“Receiving this most prestigious award is thanks to my whole Cebu Landmasters team whom I consider family. They are the main reason why CLI is where it is today: number one in Cebu and soon to be number one in Visayas and Mindanao,” Soberano said in a speech during the awarding

P12 billion expansion

Soberano announced earlier this year a P12 billion expansion in the Visayas and Mindanao to address the need for housing, offices, and commercial spaces. CLI has simultaneous development projects in Cebu, Bacolod, Dumaguete, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao for 2017.

Saying he has confidence in the economic prospects of the Visayas and Mindanao, Soberano urged local entrepreneurs to become champions in their turf and, at the same time, leverage opportunities beyond Cebu and the region. (Press Release)

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Eagles’ Nest unit owner praises convenience of condo living

More time for the family, fuel and other savings, and escaping the stress brought on by driving on congested Metro Cebu streets are just among the many benefits you get from living in a premier condominium development like Eagles’ Nest.

More time for the family, fuel and other savings, and escaping the stress brought on by driving on congested Metro Cebu streets are just among the many benefits you get from living in a premier condominium development like Eagles’ Nest.

Businessman Ricardo Pendon said getting a unit at Eagles’ Nest of leading property developer Primary Homes, Inc. paid off for him and his family.

“My kids used to wake up at 4 a.m. Now, they can wake up late because we don’t need two hours to travel from home to school,” he said.

Pendon’s three children study in schools close to Eagles’ Nest, which is conveniently located along H. Abella St., Barangay Canduman, Mandaue City. Two kids, who are in the third and fourth year of high school, go to the Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu. The eldest studies at the University of San Carlos-Talamban Campus (USC-TC).

Pendon’s Ateneo students has more time for study and school activities. The fourth year student uses his extra time for group study at school while the other one, a soccer player, can stay for late night practices.

 

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Family savings

Since they don’t have to drive two hours to school, Pendon said they were able to save up to P12,000 monthly in gasoline costs.

He added that there was no more need for a full-time driver, which was another avenue of savings, and the family just gave their employee another job assignment.

For the Pendon family, Eagles’ Nest lives up to its name as a convenient home in the heart of the metropolis.

Aside from top schools like Ateneo and USC-TC, the condominium development is also located near the business centers in the cities of Mandaue, Cebu, and Lapu-Lapu as well as Cebu’s international airport in Mactan.

Citing that it worked very well for him and his family, Pendon highly recommends a condominium unit at Eagles’ Nest especially for parents with children in these two schools.

Comfort living

With the aim of Primary Homes to “PLEASE” (for Perfect Location, Enriching Amenities, and School Endorsement by Ateneo as alternative living arrangement) with its Eagles’ Nest development, it has certainly done that for Ricardo Pendon and his family.

“It’s about safety and security inside the Eagles’ Nest building, and the accomplishment of being able to provide comfort living for my children,” he pointed out.

Condo owners get the added advantage of 24-hour security through a closed circuit television (CCTV) and top-of-the-line fire alarm and sprinkler systems. At Eagles’ Nest, outages are non-existent with its 100 percent backup power.

The residential condominium features two units: modular studio (22 square meters) and two-level loft (32 square meters). The units have finished floors and walls and come with kitchen sink and countertop as well as tiled toilet and bath complete with bathroom fixtures.

To know more about Eagles’ Nest, you can contact the developer at +6332 254-7188 or through its Facebook page www.facebook.com/PRIMARYHOMESofficial.

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Primary Group fun run raises P400,000 for scholars

The Primary Group of Builders staged a successful PrimaryHomes Home Run 2015, raising P400,000 for the scholars of the company’s foundation. A Kenyan, Douglas Mwiti, dominated the male category while…

The Primary Group of Builders staged a successful PrimaryHomes Home Run 2015, raising P400,000 for the scholars of the company’s foundation.

A Kenyan, Douglas Mwiti, dominated the male category while local runner Melody Perez topped the female category of the 12-kilometer distance race.

“With its objective to grant scholarships, it has successfully raised P400,000 that can already help about a hundred scholars,” said Ramero F. Espina, PrimaryHomes, Inc. vice president for sales and marketing.

PrimaryHomes Homerun 2015

HELPING SCHOLARS. Bryan Acaro, director of the School of Knowledge for Industrial Labor, Leadership and Services or SKILLS, receives from the Primary Group of Companies the check for the scholarship program of the Primary Structures Educational Foundation, Inc. or PSEFI-SKILLS.

He added that HomeRun 2015, with its theme: Run To Build Their Future, had 50 percent more participants compared to last year. It was staged last May 17 at Sumilon Road inside Cebu Business Park in Cebu City.

Participants also had fun dancing while exercising during the free Zumba after party as well as playing Pinoy Games such as Sipa Takraw, Bato Lata, and Takyan. The Zumba and Pinoy Games are unique activities featured in PrimaryHomes HomeRun 2015.

HomeRun 2015 winners

Other winners in the 12k run: Elmer Bartolo (2nd), Frane Canumay (3rd), Arnel Florentino (4th), and Lorginson P. Gaso (5th) for the male category and Meiress Ramirez (2nd), Anecita Diano (3rd), Jewel M. Co (4th), and Cindy Rose Lumindas (5th) for the female category.

Primary Homes HomeRun 2015

MORE PARTICIPANTS. This year’s HomeRun 2015 had 50 percent more participant compared to last year, said PrimaryHomes, Inc. vice president for sales and marketing Ramero F. Espina.

Joseph Arnel Emia and Leonara Villamor bested other runners in the male and female divisions of the 6-kilometer distance run. Emia was followed by Ralph Arche and Marvin Liu Canada, who placed second and third in the male category.

Rounding up the 6k female category were Karin Tominaga, who placed second, and third-placer Ma. Christina Redira.

The winners in the 3-kilometer distance, meanwhile, were: Jerald M. Berengel (1st), Jobar Jay Chan (2nd), and Francis Xavier Cosgrave (3rd) for the male division and Charlyn C. Banas (1st), Marjure Gloria Butaslac (2nd), and Irish Baring (3rd) for the distaff side.

PrimaryHomes HomeRun 2015

ZUMBA, PINOY GAMES. Participants joined the Zumba and Pinoy Games that were held along with the fun run to celebrate a healthy lifestyle.

Primary Group scholars

The proceeds of the fun run will be used to fund Primary Structures Educational Foundation, Inc. (PSEFI) scholars under Primary Group’s School of Knowledge for Industrial Labor, Leadership, and Service (SKILLS) program.

Bryan Acaro, director of SKILLS, received the check from the Primary Group of Companies.

PSEFI scholars will get the needed skills in construction-related trades to help prepare and quality them for international employment. PSEFI is a TESDA-accredited training and assessment center.

The Primary Group of Builders is composed of the following companies: Primary Structures Corp., Primary Properties Corp., Concrete Solutions, Inc., Primary Skills, and PrimaryHomes, Inc.

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Tsuneishi launches its 1st ‘eco-ship’ in Balamban

Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc. (THI) launched in December a premium class vessel that features higher fuel efficiency and a design that reduces wind resistance. THI said in a press…

Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc. (THI) launched in December a premium class vessel that features higher fuel efficiency and a design that reduces wind resistance.

THI said in a press statement that the SC-220 is its first “eco-ship.” It is a 58,000 deadweight tonnage (DWT) bulk carrier that features the higher fuel efficiency design of the TESS58 and the new Aeroline technology for reducing wind resistance.

THI TESS58 Aeroline launching

LAUNCHED. The SC-220 launching ceremony last December at the Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc. Slipway No. 2 in Balamban, Cebu. (Contributed photo)

The ship is designed for low fuel consumption. It also has a technology that collects exhaust heat from the generator engine that is then converted into energy for the auxiliary boiler. It is also equipped with TOP-GR (Tsuneishi Optimized Propulsive Gear) propellers for lower vibration and higher propulsion efficiency.

The ship also has a Fresh Air Intake System (FAIS) that boosts engine fuel efficiency. The SC-220, according to the company, will be delivered this March.

“Our shipbuilding business led by Tsuneishi Shipbuilding is continuously seeking ways to build ships that are competitive in quality, price, delivery lead time and with an eco-friendly performance. We are building Tsuneishi flagship products, and therefore we are united to deliver excellent ships. Tsuneishi Heavy Industries has maintained and always will have ‘Only the Best, World-Class Tsuneishi Quality.’” — Akihiko Mishima, THI’s new president

THI said it delivered two vessels last January 9 and 22; a 82,000 deadweight metric ton type Kamsarmax bulk carrier, SC-226 M/V Capricorn Trader, and a 58,000 deadweight metric ton type Handymax bulk carrier, SC-231 M/V Kellet Island respectively.

M/V Kellet Island is en route to Hongkong, while M/V Capricorn Trader is bound for Singapore for bunkering then cargo loading in Australia. Both ships are owned by Japanese nationals.

THI, a joint venture between the Tsuneishi Group and Aboitiz Group, has delivered 191 ships since it started building vessels. IT delivered 20 ships in 2014. This year, THI is set to deliver 18 ships.

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