BPI opens auto, housing, and lifestyle event at Ayala Center Cebu

BPI-Cebu Capitol Cluster relationship manager Maximo Rey S. Eleccion talks about the bank's services during the opening of the Auto, Housing, and Lifestyle Madness event in Ayala Center Cebu.

BPI makes it easy for Cebuanos to avail themselves of bank products and services during its ongoing Auto, Housing, and Lifestyle Madness event at Ayala Center Cebu. The bank brings the whole range of its financial services – from account opening and deposits to personal and business loans – in one place from September 3-6, 2015 for the convenience of Cebu residents, said BPI-Cebu Capitol Cluster relationship manager Maximo Rey S. Eleccion.

Brique introduces new dishes, to open Ayala branch

NEW MENU. These dishes will soon be served in Brique in time for the opening of its 2nd branch in Ayala Center Cebu. The dishes were created in consultation with New York-based chef Noel de la Rama.

As Brique opens its second branch at Ayala Center Cebu in a few weeks’ time, it will introduce six new dishes to the menu in consultation with a New York-based chef.

Chef Noel de la Rama, who is consulting for the restaurant, said the new items in the menu include an appetizer, salad, pasta, fish, and meat dishes.

Yakimix Cebu offers ‘biggest, most affordable’ Asian food buffet

GRILL. Yakimix offers a wide choice of marinated meat and seafood that diners can cook on the smokeless grill found on every table.

A few days after opening day, Yakimix Cebu is filled with diners attracted to its wide buffet selection. Robert Chua, Yakimix Cebu owner, said they offer the biggest and only smokeless grill buffet in Cebu City at a very affordable price.

Book Jpark rooms at discount with ‘Jpark SummeRush Sale’ promo

BALM FOR THE SUMMER HEAT. With the soaring temperatures, resorts like Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark offer a much-need and fun respite. (Photo provided by Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark)

Summer’s not over at Cebu’s only five-star waterpark resort, Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark (JPI).

Calayan Medical Group opens in Cebu

EGYPTIAN ROOM. The medical group’s Egyptian room in Cebu. Figuring prominently is the image of Cleopatra, which they say is the epitome of beauty.

With little funfare, the Calayan Medical Group opened in Cebu last week and made available some aesthetic and wellness as well as dermatology services. The company started operations at Oakridge Business Park in a limited capacity as a way of testing the market and correcting kinks in its operations, said Lalen Calayan, who is overseeing…

Make Your Own Havaianas Cebu 2015 pays homage to Hawaiian heritage

10 DAYS. Unlike in past events, where customers rushed through creating their favorite flipflop pairs because of the huge turnout and limited days, the Make Your Own Havaianas 2015 in Cebu allows them to take their time with their choices as they have until May 17 to do so.

Paying tribute to its roots, this year’s Make Your Own Havaianas (MYOH) in Cebu goes on longer and takes on a Hawaiian feel. The MYOH 2015 in Cebu started May 7 and will go on up to the 17th of the month to give customers more time to pick their favorite combination of Havaianas pair…

Eight fun things to do at Papa Kit’s

Papa Kit's overnight rooms have sea views from the front and back windows.

A nondescript gate by the roadside in Liloan leads into the resort called Papa Kit’s, named after the family patriarch Papa Kito or Democrito Mendoza Sr. Though the way in is cramped and narrow, it is an entirely different story once you are inside the Papa Kit’s Marina and Fishing Lagoon. The whole complex is…

Marco Polo Cebu offers special package for graduates, March celebrations

Graduations and recognitions, whatever grade or education level, are milestones and Marco Polo Plaza Hotel Cebu lets you celebrate this special event in your or your loved one’s life with a promo package that includes three fine delights. For the whole month of March, it’s “Bed + Breakfast + Burger…Baby” at five-star hotel Marco Polo…

Marco Polo ushers in Chinese New Year with Yee Sang, Chinese buffet

HAINANESE CHICKEN. This dish is among the many Chine food specialties on the menu as Marco Polo Plaza Cebu celebrates the Chinese New Year. (Photo provided by Marco Polo Plaza Cebu)

It began with an eye dotting ceremony for the guests of honor, was followed by the lion dance and firecrackers, moved on to the Yee Sang or Prosperity Toss, and ended with the dragon dance as Marco Polo Plaza Cebu welcomed the Chinese New Year in lively ceremonies last Wednesday, February 18, 2015. These are…

Wakeboarding, skateboarding, surfing enthusiasts form community

FOR BEGINNERS. The fee charged by the Cebu Wake Park covers the use of equipment and guidance from an instructor, especially for beginners to the sport.

You stand or kneel on a board at a platform built on the shallows, hold on to a cable for dear life, and go skim over the sea in a water sport called wakeboarding that’s gaining popularity in Cebu. One of the places that offer wakeboarding activities is the Cebu Wake Park inside the Papa…

Be Resorts Mactan plans renovation, offers exciting promos for 2015

NEW LOOK AHEAD. Be Resorts Mactan plans to go on a renovation spree that involves repainting exteriors, redesigning the lobby and rooms, as well as upgrading amenities.

This 2015, expect big changes at Be Resorts Mactan. This small but chic boutique resort in Punta Engaño plans to go on a renovation spree that involves repainting exteriors, redesigning the lobby and rooms, as well as upgrading amenities. “This year, we aim to refresh the look of the resort. We want to transform Be…

Low airfares, discounted tour packages at Cebu Travel Catalogue 2015

Cebu tour and travel agencies will offer discounted packages and super low airfares especially for international destinations during the Cebu Travel Catalogue 2015 set for January 30 to February 1. Initiated by the Cebu Travel and Tours Association, the three-day event will be held at Ayala Center Cebu. Sheila A. Colmenares, CTTA president, said around…

Delicacies, specialty items on sale at Sinulog Trade Fair in SM City Cebu

Delicious, delicious, delicious chicharon.

One of the best things about the Fiesta Señor is the opening early in January of the Sinulog Trade Fair where you get to buy Cebuano specialty products without needing to travel far. This year, the Sinulog Trade Fair in SM City Cebu features popular local products like ukulele and guitars; accessories and home furnishings…

Sinulog fashion: Cut and style shirts at Islands Souvenirs or do it yourself

CUT AND STYLE. Islands Souvenirs offers various options to cut and style your Sinulog shirt. (Photo by Max Limpag)

Sinulog Festival fashion is still all about the Cut and Style Sinulog shirts that have become popular over the last few years, especially during the Grand Parade when thousands dance and party on Cebu City streets. This early, Islands Souvenirs is already offering the Cut and Style service to customers who buy its Sinulog t-shirts.…

Mövenpick offers free sunset cruise for overnight guests

An overnight stay at Movenpick Hotels and Resorts-Cebu comes with a free sunset cruise.

An overnight stay at the Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts-Cebu in Lapu-Lapu City comes with a free sunset cruise for local tourists. The promo is good up to the end of May, said Mövenpick Assistant Director of Communications Joanna Cuenco.

CMG footwear complements runway’s feminine looks

CELINE Mix Group (CMG) takes inspiration from the Spring 2011 runway by bringing the fresh and feminine into its footwear. Wooden clogs, strappy sandals, and sky-high wedges are making their way back into CMG’s closets to complement this season’s biggest looks: cropped 70’s sophisticated glamour to 60’s ladylike dresses that foster femininity and accentuate women’s…

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Branded clothes, shoes at SM’s Northwing

If a P3,495 dress doesn’t faze you, you’d feel right at home shopping in SM City-Cebu’s Northwing. The Northwing is home to brand shops selling imported clothes, shoes, bags, accessories like Mango, NafNaf, Onesimus, Montre, Aldo, F&X, Accessorize, Espada, Skinfood, Kipling, Osh Kosh B’Gosh, Traffic, Bayo, Promod, Regatta, and Levis, among others. Bohemian bags in…

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