Anjo World reopens, adapts to ‘new normal’ in amusement tourism

Anjo World is now ready to welcome guests with new normal measures in place for amusement tourism as it reopens today, September 11, 2020. Cebu’s premier amusement park, operated by Belmont One, has officially resumed operations after being closed for months due to stringent community quarantine imposed at the height of the COVID-19 crisis. It…

Parents and kids tune in to eStorytelling Sessions of DepEd, Smart for online learning

Spending time together while listening to entertaining and educational stories is becoming a nightly habit for parents and children following the eStorytelling Sessions of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart). Launched in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) and The Storytelling Project, and aired live every 8:30pm on the Smart Communities Facebook page, this is Smart’s…

Businessman donates P4 million for COVID-19 response in cities of Cebu, Lapu-Lapu

The fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in the cities of Cebu and Lapu-Lapu received a much-needed boost from businessman Michael Gleissner. Gleissner donated P2 million each to Cebu and Lapu-Lapu to help in the Covid-19 response of both cities, taking note of the active measures being undertaken by both local government units to control the…

Cebu business leaders ask for more funds, equitable distribution to help workers

The leaders of the different business chambers in Cebu today asked government to add funds to its assistance program for workers and make its distribution equitable. “Our productive sector deserves better treatment from the very government to whom they have regularly remitted their taxes,” said a joint statement signed by the business leaders. The signatories…

Viruses are harmful: Here’s one way to protect yourself

Staying healthy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is just as important as following such public health measures as social distancing and frequent handwashing. Good nutrition, exercise, and a nutraceutical like Pro-IG colostrum that makes use of the tested benefits of bovine colostrum against viral and bacterial infections are crucial in keeping the immune system in…

Manila Chocolatier promotes Filipino culture with chocolate flavors

With such chocolate flavors as barako coffee, banana cue, and salabat, Manila Chocolatier has managed to create a world class product that pays homage to Filipino flavors. Now available at the Kultural Filipino store in SM City Cebu, the chocolates also come in the delectable tastes of kalamansi, ube, Palawan honey, buko pandan, leche flan,…

Wine and dine with your Valentine date in Oakridge Executive Club

Take your Valentine’s date to a premium dining experience for lunch or dinner at the Oakridge Executive Club. Make your Valentine’s Day memorable with great food in a venue that offers a spectacular view of the city. The business lounge is offering a Wine & Dine Valentine’s Special that offers a 3-course menu for lunch…

Marco Polo Sugbusog features Sugbo Mercado favorites

From the crunchy delicious lechon belly and grilled tuna panga of Kuzina Guadalupe to the must-try baked scallops of Seabu, top dishes of key vendors in Sugbo Mercado are now available in Cafe Marco as part of its Sugbusog Culinary Journey. In this year’s edition of the annual food event, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu collaborated…

Vibo Group lights up Christmas trees to mark start of festive season

The Vibo Group of Companies greets the start of the festive season with the lighting of not one but three Christmas trees, fireworks, music, and a sample of the sumptuous food now available in flagship establishment Cebu Grand Hotel. Gerardo Borromeo, president, opened the event with a warm welcome for guests that included tenants of…

Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown opens

With its 547 guest rooms, Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown is the biggest hotel in terms of number of rooms in Mactan Island and the 2nd biggest in the entire Cebu. The 18-storey hotel officially opened today. The hotel targets mostly business travelers and family vacationers because of its proximity to the beach and resorts around…

Calls to boycott Carcar lechon spread online

A recent report of how lechon vendors in Carcar City’s public market intimidated a customer into buying lechon spurred sharing online of horrible experiences with the vendors, with many calling for a boycott. Many of those who shared their experiences, via comments and status updates on Facebook, centered on three main complaints:

Ayala Malls Central Bloc holds jobs fair

With Ayala Malls Central Bloc set to open in the next few weeks, the mall and its tenants held a jobs fair in Ayala Center Cebu to sign up employees. The jobs fair opened yesterday at the Activity Center of Ayala Center Cebu. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, who opened the fair, said it would…

Cheese, chocolates, meat and everything Swiss at Cafe Marco

If you love cheese, sausages, chocolates, and everything Swiss, head to Cafe Marco in Marco Polo Plaza as the award-winning food outlet celebrates Swissness from A to Z. The event is part of the hotel’s Culinary Journeys: a series of events held throughout the year to celebrate food and culture. Until August 5, Cafe Marco…

Marco Polo Cebu marks American Independence Day with food fest

Dine on unlimited American staples like burgers, barbecue, mac ‘n cheese, corn dogs, and nachos as Cafe Marco holds a Star-Spangled celebration for American Independence Day. Binge on steak, barbecue pork ribs, chimichanga, fries, onion rings, and chips when you dine at Cafe Marco from today until July 7, 2019. The stars and stripes and…

DC Shoes ramps up Go Skateboarding Day 2019 in Cebu with parade, meet and greet, contests

DC Shoes turned the Go Skateboarding Day 2019 in Cebu City into a spectacular celebration with a fun parade attended by celebrity riders Alexis Ramirez, Shaun Paul, Alex Lawton, and Cyril Jackson. DC Philippines partnered with GRND Philippines and Stance PH as sponsor to give the Cebu skate scene an unforgettable Go Skateboarding Day yesterday,…

TGI Fridays opens airport branch to cater to visitors, Mactan residents

To cater to visitors arriving in or leaving Cebu via the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, TGI Fridays opened its third branch here and 26th nationwide at Island Central Mall in Lapu-Lapu City. The newest TGI Fridays is just two minutes from the airport and was intended to cater to the tourist market as well as locals,…

POSExLAVIE celebrates Pride Month every Friday of June

The very first Netflix fan event of its kind celebrates Pride Month in the Philippines with a spectacular recreation of the hit series Pose at La Vie in the Sky every Friday of June. Based on the award-winning series created by Ryan Murphy (Glee, Nip/Tuck, American Horror Story, and the movie Eat, Pray, Love), Pose…

Lunch break specials, dimsum parties, Chinese banquets and everything new at Hai Shin Lou Cebu

Assorted Desserts (Iced Mango Sango, Snow Balls and Sesame Balls)

From its succulent roast goose and soyed chicken to the xiomai and xiao long bao dishes, Hai Shin Lou at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu can always satisfy any craving for authentic Cantonese cuisine. As it unveils exciting culinary promotions, dining at Hai Shin Lou Seafood King Cebu becomes even more exceptional. Cebu’s world-class Cantonese restaurant…

Harbour City Group marks 50 years of great dimsum

Cebuanos were introduced to dimsum through Ding How on Colon Street in the 1960s and its steamed rice dish started out purely as a Cebu thing before it became a nationwide favorite. As the group behind Cebu’s dimsum culture and such iconic restaurants as Ding How, Ding Qua Qua, Dimsum Break, and Harbour City celebrates…

The Mactan Newtown holds MANGAmazing weekend with Cebu Mangoes Festival

A festive street dance, mango picking activity, and a “mangopreneurs” bazaar will be among the highlights of the first full-scale Cebu Mangoes Festival at The Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City from May 25-26, 2019. Mangoes have been known as one of the trademarks of Cebu, which even used to have a Mango Avenue, and the…

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