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…

Brick Lane Doughnuts brings a taste of London to Cebu

Young entrepreneur Andre Allen Suarez was traveling through New York and London in 2018 when he decided to look for the best doughnuts to bring home. He found them in London. Suarez liked the stuffed doughnuts so much, he took a short course to learn how to bake them. “I began to think about the…

Tien Ma’s Cebu serves delectable Taiwanese cuisine

There’s no need to be in Taiwan to taste its delectable xiao long bao or even stinky tofu because both these and other iconic dishes are now available at the newly opened restaurant Tien Ma’s Taiwanese Cuisine along Ouano Avenue in Mandaue City. The soup dumplings that are popular fare in Taipei’s dining establishments and…

Parklane hotel highlights Christmas meaning, essence in tree-lighting ceremony

Cebu Parklane International Hotel lights up a tree made out of old newspapers fashioned into autumn-colored leaves with the nativity scene as centerpiece to usher in the Christmas season. Sugilanon sa Pasko-The Cebu Parklane Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is a retelling of how this most important of events came to be celebrated in the Philippines.…

Mandani Bay Quay launches 3rd residential tower

To keep up with the emergence of more discerning buyers, Mandani Bay Quay launched the third and last residential tower in the second phase of the waterfront development with its first ever fully-furnished units. It will not just be throwing in furniture and appliances together though as the interior will be styled by world-renowned designer…

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu lights up Tree of Hope, marks season of giving

True to the season’s spirit of giving, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu lighted its Tree of Hope last Saturday, November 16, to provide the less fortunate with a brighter Christmas this year. Guests can pin a Christmas ball along with their most fervent wish on the tree for only P200 per piece. Their donations will go…

Up to 1M off on pre-owned, P400K off on new Mercedes-Benz vehicles in blowout sale

Mercedes-Benz Cebu makes it easy for you to acquire your dream vehicle with a blowout sale this November. Get as much as one million pesos off on such quality pre-owned units as the compact tourer B-Class, sporty crossover GLA, and executive saloon S-Class in “The Great Mercedes-Benz Blowout” from Nov. 22-24, 2019.

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Chachago opens 2nd Cebu outlet in Oakridge, Mandaue

Taiwanese milk tea brand Chachago brought its bestseller drinks closer to Mandaue and neighboring communities with the opening of a branch at the Oakridge IT Center 1 along AS Fortuna St. All throughout opening day on November 15, 2019, milk tea lovers flocked to the newest and second Chachago outlet in Cebu to order their…

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Pinoycare celebrates 20th year with immigration seminar

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Pinoycare Visa Center, Inc. will hold a free orientation on immigrant visa processing for Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from 1-5 p.m. this November 23 at SM City Cebu. Prisca Niña Mabatid, Pinoycare founder, invites Cebuanos to come and listen to experts discuss the different pathways to becoming permanent residents…

Lack of transparency, bribery in government transactions hamper Cebu competitiveness

Lack of transparency in some government agencies and the practice of informal payments to move business transactions forward pose the biggest threats to Cebu’s competitiveness. A good number of Cebu enterprises that were the respondents of a survey conducted by Isla Lipana & Co. in collaboration with the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI)…

Shangri-La’s Mactan, The Chocolate Chamber showcase cacao history, chocolate creations

Chandelier and fine tableware. Raquel Choa’s favorite childhood tales of Maria Cacao shape not only the artisan chocolates that she creates but the spaces where one gets to appreciate them. At a gathering to launch the second phase of the partnership between Choa’s The Chocolate Chamber and Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa, she explained that…

Cine Europa 22 celebrates Europe-Philippine ties, brings European films for free screening to 8 cities

To promote European culture and celebrate the link between Europe and the Philippines that started almost 500 years ago, Cine Europa 22 will visit 8 cities in the country up to November 2019 with 12 films for free screening. The Cebu leg of the film festival started last Thursday, October 3, and will run up…

Oktoberfest, wine and dine, other offerings in Marco Polo Hong Kong hotels

Two things made my Hong Kong trip in early February 2016 unforgettable: the cold surge and ultra plush accommodations in one of the Marco Polo Hong Kong-Hotels. As a Marco Polo Hong Kong-Hotels team led by General Manager Dalip Singh provided updates on new offerings in the three properties during a recent dinner in Cebu,…

Film screenings, workshops kick off Cebu International Film Festival 2019

Cebu’s filmmaking industry is young and fragmented and the Cebu International Film Festival (Cebu.IFF) is working to become the platform for showcasing and reviving love for local films. Festival Director Peachy Fajatin said the Cebu film scene is growing but it’s in the early stages and divided into several small groups. And while there are…

Federal Land unveils 5th tower in premier Cebu development Marco Polo Residences

Designed like two overlapping pearls with interiors that take inspiration from the surrounding greenery, Marco Polo Parkplace will soon rise within exclusive Nivel Hills as the fifth and final tower in the Federal Land development Marco Polo Residences. The latest condominium building, which has just began construction, will have 350 residential units covering a selection…

KMC Solutions expands office space portfolio in Cebu

Seeing a rising demand for flexible office spaces, KMC Solutions embarks on an ambitious expansion throughout the country with Cebu leading the growth in 2019. The company has scheduled in September the grand opening of a new site at a premium grade building in Cebu IT Park that will add 970 seats to its current…

Top deals on tours, experiences, airfare in Cebu leg of Klook Travel Fest 2019

Get ready for out-of-this-world deals on such popular attractions as Universal Studios Japan and Hong Kong Disnyland or activities like the Crazy Rich Asians tour in Singapore at the upcoming Klook Travel Fest 2019 on September 7-8, 2019 at SM City Cebu. TRAVEL FESTIVAL. Klook market lead for the Philippines Michelle Cruz says the Klook…

Bo’s Coffee launches advance ordering system via Facebook Messenger

Order your favorite caffeine fix from Bo’s Coffee even when you’re still on your way so that it’s ready for you when you arrive. All you need to do is look up Bo’s Coffee Advance Ordering BOTTY on Facebook Messenger and follow the instructions for getting your preferred hot or cold drinks. After picking your…