Rico’s Lechon opens flagship restaurant in Mandaue, to reopen Escario branch

Rico’s Lechon will open its biggest restaurant this Friday, June 28, in Cebu, bringing back the particular taste of its roasted pigs that has become popular with diners. Meat Concepts Corporation President George N. Pua said in yesterday’s media preview for the Mandaue branch that Rico’s Lechon has changed ownership but the quality and taste…

Golden Prince highlights heritage month with Kabilin cuisine

Simple and authentic, the Humba Cebuana of Golden Prince Hotel and Suites exemplifies the Filipino dishes that it has made available in its ala carte menu beginning in May to highlight the celebration of National Heritage Month. The dish is the typical humba that can be found in Cebuano homes: cooked slow to make the…

Multi-awarded school holds summer camps to spread strengths-based culture

A Cebu school that cultivates a strengths-based culture will hold two summer workshops between May and July to spread educational innovations geared towards the development of children and the youth. The Children’s Paradise Montessori School (CMPS) plans to undertake the Youth Empowerment and Strengths (YES) camp and the Integrated Boot Camp (IBC). CMPS President Marivic…

Macau in 2 days: Gambling, glitz, and old world culture

They strap you to your seats, turn the lights off so the whole theater turns pitch black, and—just as you start to wonder what comes next—your seats begin to rise. All around you, dark and menacing Gotham City comes to life in the 4D flight simulation ride Batman Dark Flight in Studio City Macau. You…

Newly opened CebuDoc Dental Institute offers complete lineup of services

As a way of evolving dentistry by incorporating it with other fields of medicine and including it among its wellness brands, the Cebu Doctors University Hospital opened the CebuDoc Dental Institute with state-of-the-art facilities. Aside from general dentistry, it also offers preventive and cosmetic dentistry, dental diagnostic laboratory services, orthodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry, TMD…

Restaurant, gym and yoga centers, other lifestyle outlets planned for Axis in Vibo Place

Shared office spaces and more units for lifestyle outlets are just some of the new and exciting developments at Axis Entertainment Avenue on Vibo Place. The Country Basket restaurant, which is known for its chicken dishes as well as breads and pastries, and an architectural showroom are set to open in May at a newly…

The Abaca Group plans expansion while keeping quality of products

Amid baking challenges and overcoming the perception of being expensive, The Abaca Group has managed to achieve healthy growth—starting out in 2006 with a boutique resort + restaurant and expanding to eight brands with over 20 outlets in Cebu today. Several more will be added to the number this 2019, including Red Lizard branches in…

Cebu Pacific starts Cebu-Shanghai route by April 15, offers 1 peso promo base fare

TO SHANGHAI. Charo Logarta Lagamon, Cebu Pacific Director for Corporate Communications Corporate Affairs, announces the start of the Cebu-Shanghai route.

CEBU Pacific Air has opened a new international route to Shanghai from Cebu, offering promo base fare of 1 peso until the end of the company’s anniversary month of March. Cebu Pacific’s Cebu-Shanghai and return flights will be six times weekly starting April 15, 2019. Charo Logarta Lagamon said the new route will make Cebu…

Great travel deals on offer at Cebu Travel Catalogue from Feb 15 to 17

Japan, Korea, and Taiwan continue to be popular travel destinations for Filipinos and those who come to the Cebu Travel Catalogue International (CTCI) 2019 can expect great deals on airfare and tour packages to these places. But the three countries just make up a few of the international destinations on sale during the annual travel…

Primehomes launches exclusive housing community Luana Dos

With its wide roads, tropics-inspired amenities, and spacious homes, Luana Dos aims to create a community where families can live idyllic lives. This is exactly why the fifth and newest residential project of Primehomes Development Corp. is named after the Hawaiian word for “hayahay”, said Harold Vince See, the company’s business development manager. He added…

Bamboo Bay holds annual post-Sinulog celebration

Contempo Property Holdings Inc. Founder and CEO Beverly Dayanan with performers and owners of units at Bamboo Bay Community during the annual Sinulog celebration.

Sinulog performances, street parade, reenactment of the arrival of the Señor Sto. Nino image in Cebu, and a feast of local cuisine marked the post-Sinulog celebration in the Bamboo Bay Community. The Halad Kaniño Sinulog Open House last Saturday, January 26, 2019, was in observance of an event that has become a yearly tradition for…

The Abaca Group rewards diners with free treats in promo cards

The launching of the promo cards was held in Red Lizard.

The Abaca Group of great food comes up with an appealing offer for diners: a promo card for every order at any of its dining establishments. Get a card for a Jake’s chicken sandwich or luncheonette burger for an order of P1,000 or more at Red Lizard, a free corn chien fried rice or phat…

China Southern Airlines starts direct Cebu-Guangzhou flights

IN CEBU. The China Southern Airlines plane that flew from Guangzhou. The airline will serve the Cebu-Guangzhou route with thrice weekly flights scheduled every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

China Southern Airlines opened a direct route between Guangzhou and Cebu believing it was time for greater people, business, and cultural exchanges between the two places. “Cebu’s strategic location, cultural heritage, and beautiful beaches make it an attractive destination that serves to complement Guangzhou’s cosmopolitan character,” said Mr. Pan Feng, the general manager of China…

Klook to host Sinulog Beach Festival at Happy Beach in Mactan

The inflatable island.

Fast growing travel platform Klook will hold its very first Cebu event, the Sinulog Beach Festival, at Happy Beach in Lapu-Lapu City in time for the island’s grandest festival Partygoers can expect a lot of fun under the sun with on-ground carnival games, water activities, and live music performances by Cebu’s homegrown musicians and Manila’s…

Co-working facility Workplace Cafe opens new branch in Banawa

Sturdy desks, comfy seats, high-speed fiber internet, soft music, warm lights, abundance of power outlets, plus good food and coffee, the WorkPlace Cafe in Banawa, Cebu City is designed as a place where one can be most productive. Couple Aden and Gretchen Sigue were looking to start another line of business and came upon the…

Dairy Queen brings best selling ice cream to Cebu

RED SPOON. Each serving of Dairy Queen comes with its iconic red spoon. A company official says customers have come to look at it as the “pathway to happiness.”

Touted as one of the most delicious ice cream brands in the world, Dairy Queen begins serving its signature soft serve products to Cebuanos as it simultaneously opens its SM City Cebu and Robinsons Cybergate branches today. The Dairy Queen Cebu branches carry the bestselling Blizzard, which is soft serve ice cream mixed with such…

Tretorn, Fantasy Sandals now in Res|Toe|Run lineup of brands

Those who grew up in the 90s will remember the popular Tretorn sneakers with the classic gullwing accent that were often the footwear choice in PE classes. The Primer Group of Companies brings back to the Philippines the stylish whites manufactured in Sweden that now incorporate new technology innovations for maximum wear comfort. Carlo Cecilio,…

Israel ambassador sees big potential for trade, tourism with Philippines

TRADE LINKS. Israeli Ambassador Rafael Harpaz with officials of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Israel sees a big potential for stronger trade, tourism, and diplomatic ties with the Philippines, said new Israeli Ambassador Rafael Harpaz. An important role of government, he added, is to create the conditions for nurturing business and one way to do this is to cultivate good political relations with other nations. He explained during his…

Snow World, theme park to open in Minglanilla in December

BY SUMMER. The park’s 60-meter ferris wheel will be open by summer, officials said.

Tropical Cebu will soon get a taste of snow and winter weather when Snow World opens in December as one major attraction of the province’s first integrated family entertainment complex Belmont One. Snow World will cover 2,000 square meters and feature temperature of negative 15 degrees Celsius, ice sculptures, a slide, snowfall and form part…

A weekend in Huni Sicogon

BEACHFRONT. Huni Sicogon has an expansive beachfront that looks across to Islas de Gigantes.

Rough waters turn gentle and the cerulean deep gives way to aquamarine shallows as a speck in the distant horizon transforms into Sicogon Island. Our destination slowly appears as a towering mass of green bordered by a strip of white that glistens under the noonday sun. Nearer still, we can make out a gently sloping…