PLDT HOME bags best digital innovation award in CIO Asia for data sharing service

PLDT HOME, the home digital services unit of telecoms leader PLDT, has been recognized for its leadership in digital innovation in Asia for its pioneering data sharing initiative, done in partnership with Smart Communications (Smart), in the recent CIO Asia Awards. PLDT HOME won in the Leadership category and is one of only five outstanding…

AirAsia offers low fares in seat sale

Travel to amazing destinations with AirAsia’s Red Hot Seat Sale that gives travellers access to over a hundred local and international destinations across 22 countries. AirAsia, together with its long-haul, low-cost affiliate carrier AirAsia X are offering three million promo seats for travel to popular local destinations like Kalibo, Palawan, Bohol, Cebu, Davao, Tacloban and…

Jpark Island Resort hosts one of best dive spots in Mactan

FANTASTIC VIEW, AWESOME EXPERIENCE. Diving off Jparl Island Resort and Waterpark in Mactan Island is an out-of-this-world experience, especially for people like us who just learned how to dive.

The sea floor sloped down as we made our way from the shallows to the murky depths, ready to take on our first and possibly best diving experience at Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark in Mactan Island. It seems difficult to believe but just half an hour before, we put on our first wet suit…

The Abalone at Jpark Island Resort one of best Cebu buffets

Sushi and sashimi, your choice of dimsum and soup noodles, pasta varieties, tepanyaki dishes, and over a hundred other choices are served at the top Cebu buffet restaurant The Abalone of Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark. Showcasing a wide range of Asian and Western cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, The Abalone presents a feast…

Jpark waterpark features giant slides, lazy river, fun play areas

WATERPARK FUN. Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark offers the best water play experience in Cebu.

When you let go, the force of the drop will take you on a spiral spin along the sides of a concave structure before plunging you into the water through a bottom hole in an exhilarating space bowl experience at Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark. The space bowl slide, a 48-meter fall into a six feet deep pool, is among the top draws and possibly the scariest activity at the Cebu resort’s famous Waterpark, possibly rivaled only by the giant green slide.

Jpark Island Resort holds room, buffet promo sale in Ayala Center Cebu

WATER ADVENTURE. Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark offers a one-of-a-kind water adventure that you shouldn’t miss when in Cebu.

This Christmas, gift yourself or your loved ones with a one-of-a-kind water adventure as Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark holds its Christmas Splash Sale starting today, December 11, until December 13 at Ayala Center Cebu.

Order via foodpanda on Fridays, get a chance to win cash prizes

To join the Freaky Friday contest, go to the foodpanda website or open the app, enter your location to see which of foodpanda’s over 1,000 partner restaurants deliver to you, and have your favorite meals delivered to your doorstep.

Customers who order a minimum of P500 in a single transaction via foodpanda every Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. will get a chance to win weekly cash prizes.

PLDT opens Startup Studio series in Cebu, invites developers to submit tourism solutions

ENHANCE TRAVEL. “A Travel to Disrupt” challenges local startups to pitch in their tourism-centric enterprise solutions that can change and enhance the tourism industry in the country.

Leading telecoms and digital services provider PLDT, through its ICT research and development department Innolab, has partnered with IdeaSpace Foundation in inviting participants to the latest series in the Startup Studio search for the next digital solution slated to enhance the travel experience of domestic and foreign travelers alike.

Eagles’ Nest unit owner praises convenience of condo living

INVESTMENT THAT PAYS OFF. Businessman Ricardo Pendon says getting a unit at Eagles' Nest of leading property developer Primary Homes, Inc. paid off for him and his family financially and gave them more time for important tasks and less of the stress that comes with dealing with traffic.

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.

Family Enterprise Excellence Conference in Cebu to tackle challenges facing family businesses

The Premier Family Business Consulting Inc. (PFBC), the only family enterprise consulting firm in Southeast Asia, is inviting family businesses, practitioners, and stakeholders to join a conference that will tackle the challenges facing family businesses.

Globe disconnects 30,000 numbers identified as source of spam, scam messages

The numbers blocked from the Globe network were subject of complaints reported through the http://www.globe.com.ph/stopspam.

Globe Telecom has disconnected from service close to 30,000 prepaid numbers found to be consistent source of spam and scam text messages as the leading mobile operator continues to intensify efforts to eliminate such unsolicited and annoying messages.

Globe Telecom signs P5B and $45M term loan with Metrobank

LOAN AGREEMENT. (From left) Metrobank executive vice president Mary Mylene Caparas, Metrobank president Fabian Dee, Globe president and CEO Ernest Cu and Globe chief finance officer Alberto de Larrazabal. (Contributed photo)

Globe Telecom, Inc. signed a 10-year P5 billion and 7-year $45 million term loan with Metrobank. The loans will be used to finance Globe’s capital expenditures.

Globe Telecom expands network capacities to hit demand for data

GOING MOBILE. Globe is investing on its network to deal with the "explosive growth of data traffic of our customers,” said Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu.

Globe Telecom is continuing to invest aggressively in building on its capacities in a bid to future-proof its network amid continuing adoption of smartphone use among its customers.

Primary Homes unveils residential project Solare within Mactan tourism hub

SOLARE IN MACTAN. Leading the unveiling of Solare are (from left) Primary Group of Companies President engineer William Liu, Jr., PrimaryHomes, Inc. VP for Sales & Marketing Ramero F. Espina, PrimaryHomes, Inc. President architect Stephen Charles Liu; Primary Group of Companies Senior VP for HR & Admin Paulette Liu, and Primary Group of Companies Senior VP & Group Controller for Finance Lillian Marie Liu.

Right within the tourism mecca of Maribago in Mactan with its beach resorts that serve as the hub for such water activities as snorkeling, diving, parasailing and jet skiing, top property developer Primary Homes, Inc. unveiled recently another master-planned residential community called Solare.

PLDT boosts data connections for APEC meetings in Cebu

CONNECTIONS BOOST. Smart Communications is providing free Smart WiFi connectivity at the Cebu international and domestic airports to accommodate the influx of diplomats and officials arriving for the APEC meetings.

Leading telecoms and digital services provider PLDT has stepped up its efforts to provide internet services for the meetings being held by Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) delegates in Cebu City. PLDT has strengthened its network coverage by deploying up to 100-mbps connectivity at Cebu’s premier hotels where the key APEC committee conferences are being held.…

The Courtyards at Brookridge combines best of modern, rustic living

The Courtyards at Brookridge offers each building cluster its own open courtyard with manicured gardens, mini-playground, and strolling lane.

Landscaped gardens, walk-up flats, and modern comforts, The Courtyards at Brookridge redefines condominium living in Cebu. This condominium community in Happy Valley, a premium residential location in Cebu City, will have a total of 10 building clusters, each with 20 to 25 units.

PLDT, Smart boost open Wifi access in Cebu airport, key hotels for Asian Carriers Conference 2015

CONNECTIVITY. Asian Carriers Conference delegates can access free Wifi connectivity through Smart-powered access points in the primary areas of the International and Domestic airport including the airport’s entrance, waiting lounges, pre-departure and check-in areas, and Mabuhay lounge. (Photo from official ACC website)

LEADING telecoms and multimedia service provider PLDT, through its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, is boosting its Smart Wifi connectivity services covering Mactan international and domestic airports in Cebu and the city’s premiere hotels to accommodate the influx of international and local delegates attending the Asian Carriers Conference (ACC) this year from September 1 to 4.

Sen. Cayetano: small enterprises like sari-sari stores important to economy

OPENING. Leading the opening of the “Ten”dahang Karnabal are (from left) International Pharmaceutical’s Inc.’s Pio Paulo Castillo, Prince Retail Group of Companies’ Chief Operations Officer Rhea Go-Lao, Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes, Prince Retail Group of Companies President and CEO Robert Go, Rep. Luigi Quisumbing and Atty. Carlo Fortuna, official representatives of DILG Secretary Mar Roxas, and Nestle Philippines’ Regional Sales Manager Lloyd Esterioso.

Micro and small enterprises like sari-sari stores are important and companies like Prince Hypermart should be commended for connecting with them, said Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano. Cayetano spoke before the “TENdahang Karnabal: 10th Annual Sari-Sari Store Festival 2015” on August 15. The festival is an annual event organized by Prince Hypermart and held this year in the Amnezia Superclub on Ouano Ave., Mandaue City.

Eagles’ Nest perfect for Ateneo de Cebu students, property investors

PERFECT LOCATION. Eagles’ Nest Condominium in Canduman, Mandaue City offers the perfect living option for students of the Sacred Heart School Ateneo de Cebu.

Top developer PrimaryHomes, Inc. opened on August 11 its showroom for the loft units of Eagles’ Nest Condominium in Canduman in Mandaue City. The mid-rise residential condominium was developed primarily to address the need for quality yet affordable living for families with students enrolled at the Sacred Heart School Ateneo de Cebu.

Tourism in Southern Cebu gets digital boost from Talk ‘N Text, Internet.org

Members of people’s organizations in Aloguinsan, Cebu create their own website as part of the Panalo Community training sponsored by Talk ‘N Text and organized by Grassroots Travel.

FOUR eco-tourism groups in Aloguinsan, Cebu are now ready to move to the digital space after attending the Panalo Community Training sponsored by Talk ‘N Text, the value brand of Smart Communications, Inc., and organized by Grassroots Travel, a local company working with communities to help promote responsible and sustainable travel.