Primary Homes opens showroom of Mactan development

Primary Homes, Inc. recently opened the showroom of its latest vertical development Royal Oceancrest Mactan that’s being positioned as a mini-township in response to the changing needs under a pandemic. The two-hectare development worth P2 billion will feature four mid-rise buildings, resort-style amenities, a home office component, commercial zone, and plenty of free and open…

Accenture partners with NGOs for COVID-response projects

Accenture has teamed up with Caritas Manila, Philippine Business Social Progress (PBSP) and Philippines Business for Education (PBEd) in launching various initiatives that aim to help alleviate hunger and uplift health and well-being, livelihood and education of communities in the Philippines. Shown in photo are (top row, L-R): Elvin Uy, Executive Director, PBSP; Fr. Anton Pascual, Executive Director, Caritas Manila; and Lovelaine Basillote, Executive Director, PBEd. Representing Accenture in the Philippines (bottom row) are Country Managing Director Lito Tayag and Corporate Citizenship Executive Sponsor Louise Sabariaga.

Accenture Philippines has teamed up with Caritas Manila, Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), and Philippine Business for Education (PBed) to undertake programs in response to various COVID-related challenges. The initiatives include alleviating hunger and promoting health and well-being by assisting families nationwide with their essential needs and feeding malnourished children in the poorest communities,…

Latest milk tea destination Kurimi features premium drinks, gelato offerings

With its creamy drinks and numerous flavors, the newly opened Kurimi in White Hart Lane in Banawa is a delectable addition to Cebu’s milk tea scene. Kurimi serves premium Taiwanese milk tea with Asian flavors. The name and store’s 2D theme depict its Japanese branding. Kurimi is an assimilated Japanese word for “creamy,” according to…

Cebu Home and Builders Centre offers amazing deals in Midyear Big Sale

Cebu Home and Builders Centre is offering huge discounts on building products and other hardware materials during its Midyear Big Sale throughout the month of June. The month-long sale is ongoing in branches in Banilad, N. Bacalso, Mactan, Consolacion, and Minglanilla and provides up to 70 percent off on prices of tiles, sanitary ware and…

Plantation Prime puts delicious kare-kare, Pinoy food in a can

A group of Cebuano entrepreneurs turned a classic Filipino dish that normally takes several hours to prepare into effortless table fare. Plantation Prime is not stopping with just the canned Beef Shank Kare-Kare, either. The young brand has added longganisa to its list of available products and pretty soon, Bicol express, chili con carne, spaghetti,…

Shop in the safety of your home through CloudKart

Created as a way of helping out workers displaced at the height of the pandemic, CloudKart at cloudkart.ph has now become an extensive online source of grocery items and other home essentials in Metro Cebu. CloudKart stocks the regular supermarket fare like fresh produce, meat, personal care products, cleaning goods, and even alcoholic drinks but…

bai Hotel introduces afternoon tea experience

Your choice of hot drink plus a selection of delectable desserts, bai Hotel Cebu now serves its own version of the afternoon tea that was popularized by British royalty in the 1800s. The Afternoon Tea Delight, available daily at the hotel’s Lobby Lounge, is the Cebuano version of the refreshment but with an international touch,…

Mountain stop: Woods Smokehouse Restaurant in Busay

Woods Smokehouse Restaurant is located in the mountain barangay of Busay in Cebu City.

With its wide open space and tables spaced far apart, Woods Smokehouse Restaurant in Busay, Cebu City meets the proper ventilation requirement necessary for dining out during these pandemic times. The panoramic view of the Cebu coastline from the mountainside stop is also breathtaking.

SM Seaside puts up first roofdeck obstacle course racing facility

Obstacle Course Racing, a sport that has grown popular in Cebu, becomes more accessible to Cebuanos with the setting up of the first outdoor roofdeck pop-up facility at the Amphitheater 2 of SM Seaside City’s Skypark. SM Supermalls Group Marketing Manager Pierre Anther Infante said the Skypark, built as a safe and spacious zone for…

Megawide presents plans for modern Carbon public market, district

Construction and engineering company Megawide is undertaking the transformation of the Carbon Public Market and surrounding areas into a first world complex under a Public-Private Partnership with Cebu City. Work on the P5.5 billion project will be done by phases and the market would remain open throughout the development period, Megawide Managing Director for Transport…

Metro Ayala reopens with new offerings for customers

Metro Ayala Cebu transforms into an eco-friendly store with modern aesthetics and a special focus on the customer experience as it fully reopens after closing down in 2018. It features several levels of retail space, including the basement with its selection of quality furniture and a dining area on Level 7 that will soon host…

Online-only resto Snappy offers great food for quick orders

A technology start-up has teamed up with an award-winning chef to create the first ever online only restaurant Snappy! at www.snappy.com.ph to provide flavorful, chef-crafted creations in a snap. Snappy! Co-founder Ryan Tan said during the virtual media launch on December 11 that they hope to revolutionize the food industry by making available delectable menu…

Soltana Nature Residences ushers in Comforts of Christmas

To highlight the hope for good health and a better year ahead and showcase a premium development, Taft Properties ushered in its Comforts of Christmas campaign with a tree lighting ceremony capped with fireworks and a preview of Tower Two at Soltana Nature Residences in the island of Mactan. “What better place to light a…

Gardens by the Bay launches Walk of Lights for Christmas season

A scenic 370-metre tour called Walk of Lights has opened at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay as part of Christmas Wonderland festivities. Deputy Prime Minister Heng See Keat was guest of honor during the opening on December 4, 2020, during which he lit up a 14-metre luminarie Christmas tree at the Golden Garden. The Walk…

How do you like your sikwate? Batirol serves it with mint, salted caramel, or honey

Iced and served three different ways. Batirol by The Chocolate Chamber is putting a new spin to the chocolate drink made from pure cacao liquor known locally as “sikwate”. Anthony Choa, who oversees Batirol in Robinsons Cybergate Cebu, said they now offer three new flavors to iced sikwate: Mint, Salted Caramel, and Honey.

PAL resumes direct Cebu-LA flights

National flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will resume its Cebu-Los Angeles nonstop flights beginning May 2, 2020, expressing confidence in the success of the route with Cebu’s world-class airport and a new aircraft suitable for the long-haul trip. Harry Inoferio, PAL Senior Assistant Vice President for Sales, also cited the strengthened Cebu hub as among…

Menya Hachi cooks up union of Japanese, Hawaian flavors

With such ramen dishes as Cheese Bari Kote, Shoyu, and Oxtail and specials like Mochiko Chicken and Loco Moco, Menya Hachi in Ayala Malls Central Bloc aims to add diversity to Cebu’s culinary scene. Couple Robert and Mary Tambis, who co-own the restaurant with two other family members, said they wanted to put up something…

Ding How pioneers digital innovation in Ayala Central Bloc branch

Ding How Dimsum House rolls out an innovative digital ordering system for its branch in Ayala Central Bloc to bring about a better dining experience for customers. Harbour City Group Marketing Director Steven Kokseng said the innovation, which allows diners to browse the full menu and pick orders on touch-screen monitors that can be found…

DFA eases requirements for APEC business travel card, goes on roadshow to spread awareness

To encourage more entrepreneurs to secure an APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced it is easing the requirements for the privilege. The ABTC is valid for 5 years and serves as visa waiver for business owners and executives to all 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies except for…