Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Manny Pacquiao returns home a hero, receives Military Honors in Gensan

November 24, 2014- Gensan. The People's Champ, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao returns home a hero from his unanimous decision victory over Chris Algieri in Macau. 

Pacman received full military honors from Army Reserves Command upon arrival in General Santos City International Airport on board an AirAsia Zest flight straight from Macau.  

In photo: AirAsia flight and cabin crew give People’s Champ, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao a surprise cake on board his flight from Macau to General Santos City. Two AirAsia jets with 360 passengers on board arrived in Pacman’s home province at 4:48PM.

In Photo: Manny with AirAsia cabin crew at the arrival ceremonies in General Santos City. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

OLX.ph Introduces Yaman Checklist and Yaman Calculator to Cebuanos

OLX Philippines, the country’s leading buy and sell website, recently unveiled the results of their “Yesss Yaman” Study which shows that the Philippines has a total of about 21 Billion worth of unused but functional items that are sitting idly in our homes.

The company also introduced its Yaman Checklist and Yaman Calculator to help Cebuanos identify these unused items (including household items) that can be sold online, including the Cebuano version of their “Yesss Yaman!” Music video featuring VISPOP 2013 Grand Champion Jewel Villaflores.

Shown in Photo are (from left) OLX Philippines Managing Director RJ David, Jewel Villaflores and OLX Cebu Senior Marketing Manager Regina Aguilar. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Night out with Cebu Bloggers and a glimpse of exciting innovations from Globe Telecom

September 24, 2014- I was given the privilege to be a part of Globe Telecom’s Bloggers and Influencers night held at the Puso Restaurant, Quest Hotel and got a chance to chat and mingle with fellow netizens from Cebu. 

It was one swell of an evening where everyone got to be introduced to Globe Telecom’s exciting projects and innovations designed for the greater convenience of every netizen and of course strengthen their connectivity online following Globe’s opening of its very first LTE- EDD facility at Asiatown IT Park, Cebu City. 

We were ushered in by none other than Globe’s top marketing honchos headed by MVP Yolly, Jocel, Roki and Kath who came all the way from Manila to bring the exciting news to everyone. 

First in their lineup is that everyone can now buy apps in Google Play via GCash. Gone are the days when you’ll be required a Paypal account or Google wallet to make  purchases such as games and kits and all you have to do is simply select the payment option of using a Globe GCash.

Next is GMovies which is now made available in IOS and Android. Now you can be up to date with the latest movies, trailers, showing schedules and even reserve seats at cinemas in the comforts of home using your tab or mobile phone.

In the sidelines of virtual memory enhancement, Globe introduces Globe Cloud where they will supply affordable extra memory to be paid on yearly or per annum. 

On their Community outreach projects, Globe introduced their 1 Phone e-waste recycling program where they’re encouraging everyone to donate their old, abandoned and discarded mobile phones and other electronic gadgets to any Globe Telecom branches for proper recycling and disposal. The proceeds of this program will be used in the funding of school houses and facilities in the province of Aklan, which was greatly devastated by Supertyphoon Glenda (Haiyan).

The night capped off with fun games, goodies, talk and of course party with the rest of Cebu's brother and sisterhood of the blog. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Radisson Blu Hotel- The answer to your five star deluxe stay experience in Cebu

When traveling to Cebu, for me the best hotel to stay in this part of the country would be at Radisson Blu Hotel they’re offering the best in five star accommodations plus they’re situated right at the heart of the city- meaning getting to and fro Cebu’s stunning beaches, tourist spots and city attractions is a breeze. 

The hotel is also situated just 11 kilometers away or a 30 minute drive from the Mactan- Cebu International Airport, sits just right across the city’s local sea ports and the Cebu International Port. 

In terms of rooms, Radisson Blu offers superior, deluxe, premier and business class rooms along with executive, deluxe and presidential suites, 400 in all, and having down bedding and memory foam mattresses to assure you of a relaxing and comfortable sleep. 

Dine at their Feria Restaurant and get a blast with the Super Breakfast Buffet served hot and fresh every morning or enjoy the sumptuous wide array of international dishes which will surely fit your taste round the clock. 

In case you want a refreshing drink, you can always drop by the lobby and pool bars for the finest refreshments and cocktails. Take a dip at their outdoor 800 square metre free-form swimming pool- the city’s biggest and is open daily with attendants waiting for you. Registered lifeguards are also in hand for your safety. 

Their soothing spa treatment rooms provide world-class care services to help you relax and unwind during your stay. They also have flexible meeting facilities and function rooms that include two luxurious ballrooms and 10 meeting rooms, a business class lounge to prepare, serve refreshments and other business services all with the spectacular view of the Mactan Channel in the background! 

Radisson Blu virtually has everything you need whether you’re a traveler out for an adventure, a businessman on a conference, a family on vacation, having a good time with friends or just taking the time to relax this side of sunny Philippines. 

Visit Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu now to book your stay! You can also Click Here for your queries and reservations. Drop them a line at (032)4029900 or (032) 5051700.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Drink and Party the Vintage way at 50’s Café Fuente Towers, Cebu City

Just to set our sights and taste buds on something different, my wife and I thought it best to spend our Friday evening and have our fill of great food and of course the booze at the famed 50’s Café towering above the city at the 21st Flr Tower 2, Fuente Towers, Osmeña Blvd Cebu City (at the back of Crown Regency Towers.)

Indeed the place is full of memorabilia and collectibles from the past era where everything started and trendsetters slowly evolved. From Old Gasoline stations, vintage cars, cameras, tons of Coca-Cola collectibles to old television sets, we were treated to an evening that’s quite cool, pleasant and certainly tops for not only is the ambience good but we feasted on great food with chilled beer on the side…and oh music piped in through the halls was also from that era, giving us a peek of the “Fabulous 50’s” with every sip and with every bite. 
If you’re tired of those mediocre and noisy bars (where everything simply revolves around drinks and chitchats and the next thing you know is that your drink got to you) then spending a night at 50’s café is a game changer and the right way to go.
Below are some photos that we took to give you a better glimpse of our evening. Enjoy! 

Decals and tokens abound the cafe.

It's not everyday that you get to drink and enjoy your food knowing that a Cadillac is hanging atop you, upside down!

The vintage camera collection

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Enjoying the thrill of hot spring waters at Esoy Hot Spring Resort in Duyan, Catmon Cebu

Having been living in Cebu’s North all my life, I've just recently heard from friends and other bloggers as they share their great experience at Esoy Hot Spring- A hot, sulfuric spring that emerged on the side of one of the mountains of Duyan, Catmon from volcanic activity underneath.  

This sparked my curiosity to visit the place but never actually found the time do so until my wife and friends got together and agreed for us to while the time there, have a picnic, talk over drinks and experience firsthand the spring’s natural amenities.

One Saturday, we went there and had a great time frolicking about the place’s offerings which includes: hot spring pools, river trek, waterfalls and explore the caves below the mountain. We were also guided by the none other than the very friendly resort owner, boss “Esoy” himself who oversaw that we were properly following safety instructions and have our life vests on while heading down the hanging bridge, swim in the river and walked upstream to see the whole place out.

Overall it’s another great experience that fits a traveler’s journal and I’d say is a must try for everyone. Should you need help in getting there, just take note of these: the resort sits roughly around 2-3 kilometers away from the highway and you need to turn left inside Duyan, Catmon. Signages abound the road so getting there is not a problem. In terms of transportation in case you’ll not be bringing one, “habal-habal” cycles are also in plenty.    

Below are some photos that we took from our trip to give you a better glimpse of the place. Enjoy!