Showing posts from June, 2012

Mactan Newtown soon rises to put Cebu on BPO Map

Metro Manila has long served as the home of the increasingly vibrant business process outsourcing industry. A report by Colliers International last year said that in 2011 alone, BPO companies occupied about 40 percent of the 5.7 million square meters of office space in the metro. Today, with the intention of expanding the reach and scope of their operations, BPO firms are eyeing areas outside the National Capital Region. Cebu, set in the Visayas, the Philippines' geographical heart, is emerging as one of the most preferred locations.

As the pioneering developer of BPO offices in the country, Megaworld is growing its inventory strategically and in the direction where the market is headed. Its new cyber park in Mactan, Cebu, features the recently completed One World Center, Megaworld's five-level flagship office building offering more than 6,000 square meters of space. The nearly 6,500-square-meter Two World Center, meanwhile, is under way. In the pipeline are Eight Newtown Boul…

What Matteo Guidicelli Did That Inspired The World

In their dream to let every child live a life in all its fullness, World Vision has launched a weeklong campaign to promote child sponsorship and its advocacy here in Cebu. 

Banking on their stellar powers, they have invited their brand ambassador and a proud Cebuano Matteo Guidicelli to meet his grantees and visit one of their World Vision communities in Lilo-an where the kids show off their financial management skills.

Yep, these children are setting aside playtime for a few minutes every Saturday to practice funding and discipline, after benchmarking the success of their parent’s Community-Owned and Managed Savings and Credit Association (COMSCA). All thanks to World Vision’s efforts, they are now sustainable in providing themselves what they need with what little income they have.

With passbooks and a vault that is being secured by three members, these kids have become responsible enough to understand financial processes, and I could not reiterate its importance all the more.


Awesome Splashes of Flippin' Fun

Babes, dudes, beer, food and lots of Wake Boarding turned the once beautifully sluggish shorelines of the Pandanon Island into an adrenaline-pumping having as a venue for the opening of a splashin' good sporting event of the year. The music and the dynamic host blasts through megawatts of audible power as people go about having a great time all over while waiting for the main event to happen.

Yours truly was exultant to be part of the opening ceremony and kick-off competition with boarders, from all over the country and in Asia, flocking to the newly-opened water park! 
There is something about this competitive sport that truly amazes each and one of us. The hang time players do as they effortlessly lift themselves doing death-flouting flips is just worth of every applause. It’s more than just what makes them defy the natural laws of man being unmade for flight; they do so in slow motion and after much momentum, they take advantage of the gravitational pull as they go down and make…

Big Screen Entertainment: Fun Fun Fun at the Movie House and Kinect Rooms

Thinking of the best place to bring your family and friends to an awesome night of fun and partying? Why not rally up at the newest place for Movies and Kinect games that everyone will surely be delighted with? Introducing the newly opened Big Screen Entertainment!

It has 3 BIG rooms with 200" wide screen which is curved for your viewing pleasure. Feels like the movies happen right in front of you. And the digital surround sound just adds to the experience. Two of the rooms can accommodate around 20 people while the the third room can have up to 10 people.

The 3 Kinect Rooms has got to be my favorite! Kinect for Xbox 360 brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways using your whole body as the controller! Games can have single, double or even four players.

Opens: 3PM to 12MN (Sundays - Thursdays)
2PM to 2AM (Fridays and Saturdays)

Introductory Rate:

- Room Charge: P350.00/hr, good for 6 person
- Extra Person Charge: P30.00/hr/person*

MOVIE (Small Room)

Colours Digital Foto trailblazes at 25! Great Shows and Deals!

Being one of the most reputable photo shops in Cebu and beyond, Colours Digital Foto is set to create a new mark in the industry as they reach 25 years in celebrating photography and life.

With that in mind, they have prepared BIG year round activities that you will surely love:

June 12 -18 Colours of L.I.F.E. Exhibit by Ted Madamba, a Camera and Photo Exhibit at the SM NorthwingJune 15 5pm Meet and Greet Cosplayer Miles Semblante at the SM NorthwingJune 16 4pm Monique De Los Santos Concert, The American Idol Hollywood Week Finalist at the SM Northwing

Their suppliers are very much excited for the milestone of Colours Digital Foto with promos will be flooding the market this year. They are giving away free Pentax Binoculars for every purchase of Pentax WG1 and WG2 waterproof cameras and an instant prize for every Samsung camera purchase.

Colours Digital Foto is also giving away 25% off on three cool cameras: Canon Ixus 230, Sony DSC H90 and Samsung MV800.

But the deals don’t end there!…

Marco Polo's Treasured Recipes: Awesome World of Filipino Cuisine

I am always fascinated with the world of food that there is no better sense than indulging in different flavors in your mouth. But since I love to eat so much that I am not one of those people who chomps slowly but I enjoy it just as much to say the least. I grew up with my lolas and aunties catering every family event while we, children, would have to play outside and wait. Now that I’m older, I’ve come to realize that I should have assisted from time to time to learn the basics of what could be the most important skill that every man should know. 

With the invitation of Marco Polo’s Treasured Recipes event, I have found a renewed interest into a world that I didn’t know so much. I have no scars from knives, no scars that show the burns, but my mouth has taken in the greatest food from different chefs in the city. But what makes Treasured Recipes is that it takes Filipino cuisine into a much higher level than we are all accustomed with.

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, the five-star hotel that…

Unilab Ideas Positive chooses 5 teams from VisMin to transform communities!

Five youth teams from Visayas-Mindanao have qualified as one of the Top 12 finalists, chosen among 82 entries nationwide, to bring their community-changing ideas to positive realities in this year’s national run of Unilab Ideas Positive— the only social marketing congress and competition for college students in the country today. 

Now on its third year, Unilab Ideas Positive serves as a venue to enable the Filipino youth to improve the health and wellness of their communities with their positive and sustainable ideas.

Each winning team will be rewarded with Php100, 000 seed money to implement their social marketing plans in their chosen communities for the next six months.

But before the project implementation, all 12 youth teams will be flown in to Manila, with free hotel accommodation, meals and transportation, to undergo a 3-day social marketing boot camp on June 21 to 23 at the Unilab Bayanihan Center in Mandaluyong.

The students will learn social marketing approaches through work…

Swish Breath Spray for instant awesomeness

For people like me who are always on the go, you cannot risk facing people with your lunch breath. Good thing Unilab has introduced a revolutionary product that will give you instant fresh breath in just 10 seconds!

Introducing New Swish Breath Spray!

It quickly kills germs and bacteria in the mouth to eliminate bad breath caused by eating, drinking and smoking.

Very convenient to use anytime and anywhere for a quick breath fix.

Absolutely alcohol-free and sugar-free.

Available in 2 refreshing variants – Arctic Chill and Peppermint Fresh. Simply spray 1 to 2 pumps into your mouth to freshen breath instantly! It is very economical as each bottle can last up to 100 sprays

The Suggested Retail Price is only Php 105.00!

Available in supermarkets, drugstores and convenience stores nationwide!

Swish Breath Spray for instant awesomeness that no one can resist. Trust me.

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Tracing Roots Through A Heritage Tour Down South | The Sibonga - Argao Media Tour Photo Walkthrough

It was an extremely hot day last May when the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) took Cebu's leading media practitioners down south of Cebu for a trip of culture, heritage and natural wonders that is Sibonga and Argao.

The event was made possible in celebration of the Gabii sa Kabilin of the said municipalities and the National Heritage Month.

Here is a photo walk through of the awesome trip that was:

SM Cinema launches new Consolacion Branch and the e-PLUS Card, the most convenient access to movie-watching

SM Cinema is bringing world-class entertainment near my home as the largest Cinema exhibitor in the country adds SM Consolacion to its already wide network of movie theaters.

SM Cinema  Consolacion opened last June 1 with 4 cinemas - all digital. It is the first branch in the Visayas to its theaters 100% digital upon its opening. THe theaters are all equipped with the latest surround stereo sound and plus cinema seats. Blockbuster films "MIB 3", "Snow White and the Huntsman", "Born to Love You" and the SM exclusive "Gone" will be screened on its opening week.

e-Plus Card for more rewards Watching movies gets even more convenient, rewarding, and fun as SM Cinema launches e-PLUS Card, its newest re-loadable card on April 11, 2011 at SM Megamall Cinema 3.

e-PLUS, which stands for Entertainment, Privileges, Lifestyle, Upgrades and Surprises, allows moviegoers to load credits on the prepaid card and easily upgrade it to a loyalty card for free. By up…

Fashion 30th kicks off with Cebu's best pieces and models

Fashion 30th, the glamour of Cebu's fashion and modeling industry once, is back and it's blowing everyone away!

The spectacular show held at the Waterfront Hotel Lahug featured the masterpieces of 14 top Cebuano fashion designers!

Brought to you by Creworks Asia and Casino Filipino, we witnessed how the creations were brought to life in the runway!

Directed by Lemuel Rosos and Hosted by Mr. Mandaue 2011 Mr. Dan Belangel, the ground breaking show featured world-class bridal couture, fun wear, beach outfits, formal gowns and more.

Jim Acosta resurrects the milestones being set by his brother and is planning to take Fashion 30th in key cities all over the Philippines after it has kickstarted in Cebu!

Putting Cebu in the global map of fashion and upscaling Cebuano ingenuity, the collections are to set a name for itself.

Aljohn Lucas, Rohama Rearte, Maryjoy Dellomas, Rosherine Bautista and the rest of Cebu's elite models strut their stuff!

Hats off to designers:

Aldwin Guardiana