Thursday, April 30, 2015

Where to go in Cebu- A List of the Top Spa and Wellness Centers

Planning to while sometime away from the hassles of city life and have a relaxing time with an indulging massage to soothe those tired muscles?...  Wanting maybe try out what’s new with Cebu’s wellness sector for a refreshing break?...

Compiled here is a list of the top Spa and Wellness Centers in Cebu that will surely give the best pampering to your satisfaction.

1. The Spa at Cebu
Location: #1 Paseo Saturnino, Maria Luisa Rd.
Banilad, Cebu City
Open: 9:00 am – 12:00 mn
Mon- Sun including Holidays  
+63 (32) 4120 888
+63 (32) 3451 777
Fax: +63 (32) 4163 888

2. Spa ESC- Radisson Blu Cebu
Location: Ground Lvl- Radisson Blu Cebu
Serging Osmena Blvrd. Corner Juan Luna St, Cebu City
Open: 9:00 am- 11:00 pm Mon- Sun
Contact: +63 (32) 402 9900

3. Meddah Spa
Location: Crossroads Mall, Banilad
Cebu City
Open: 10:00 am- 12:00 mn Mon- Sun
Contact: +63 (32)-2342080/+63 (32)-2342083

4. Leisure Spa and Wellness Center
Location: Panorama Heights, Nivel Hills Lahug, 6014 Cebu City
Open: 11:00 am - 12:00 am Mon- Sun

5. Thai Boran
Location: Fuente Osmena, Cebu City
Open: 24 hours Mon-Sun
Contact: +63 (32) 520 2368
Mob: 09239962122

Location: Banilad, Cebu City
Open: 24 Hours Mon- Sun
Contact: +63 (32) 511 4639
Mob: 09333600939

Location: Talamban, Cebu City
Open: 24 Hours Mon- Sun
Contact: +63 (32) 511 1269
Mob: 09333951943

6. Grand Royal Spa
Location: 2nd Flr. Banilad Town Centre, Banilad Road Cebu City
Open: 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Contact: +63 (32) 416 1724
Mob: 09173080193

Location: Salinas Drive, Lahug Cebu City
Open: 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Contact: +63 (32) 418 4658
Mob: 09173080192

Location: Unit 3 Nasipit Commercial, Nasipit Talamban Cebu City
Open: 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Contact: +63 (32) 416 0038
Mob: 09173080194  

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Where to go in Cebu- A list of the finest Restaurants, Wines, Bars, Coffee Shops and Desserts

Planning to have a great time in the Queen City of the South?... Here is a compilation of the best restos, coffee shops and bars that offers paramount experience in dining and exceptional entertainment. 

If you’re in town to satisfy your sweet tooth, also thrown in are the perfect dessert specialty shops to go to in Cebu that will certainly give your heart the fill it deserves.  

1. All Day Buffet- Chinese, Asian, Filipino, Japanese, Indian, Mediterranean and International Cuisine and Desserts 

  • Feria- Radisson Blu Cebu
Location: Ground Flr. Radisson Blu Cebu, Serging Osmena Blvrd 
corner Juan Luna St. Cebu City
Open: 6:30 am – 11:30 pm
Contact: (63 32) 402 9900


2. Filipino Restaurants

  • Circa 1900
Location: Sanjercas Ville Ext Rd, Cebu City
Open: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Contact: (63 32) 239 6265
  • Abaseria
Location: 32 Quirino St, Villa Aurora Kasambagan Mabolo, Cebu City
Open: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Contact: (63 32) 234 4160
  • Parilya
Location: IIL Corso, City di Mare, South Road Properties
Open: 10:00 am- 11:00 pm
Contact: (63 32) 511 8832
  • Laguna Garden/ Café Laguna
Location: The Terraces, Cebu Business Park,  Ayala Center Cebu City
Open: 10:00 am- 10:00 pm
Contact: (63 32) 233 8600

Location: Level 1 Ayala Center Cebu
Open: 10:00 am- 9:00 pm
Contact: (63 32) 231 0922

Location: Upper Ground Flr- SM Northwing, SM City Cebu
Open: 10:00 am- 9:00 pm
Contact: (63 32) 236 4132
  • Lantaw Native Restaurant
Location:  Day-as Cordova, Mactan Cebu
Open: 10:00 am- 12:00 am
Contact: (63 32) 514 2959
Location: Busay Cebu City, Cebu
Open: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Contact: (+63 32) 511 0379
Location: South Reclamation Project
Open: 6:00am – 10:00am (Breakfast)
11:00am – 12:00am
Contact: (+63 32) 512 7745
  • Golden Cowrie
Location: Salinas Drive Lahug, Cebu City
Open:  11:00am – 2:00pm (Lunch)
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Contact: (+63 32) 233 4243
Location: Lower Ground SM City Cebu, Cebu City
Open: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Contact: (63 32) 231 8530

3. Mediterranean Restaurants

  • Anzani
Location: Nivel Hills, Lahug, Cebu City
Open: 11:30am – 2:30pm (Lunch)
5:30pm – 12:00am (Dinner)
Contact: (+63 32) 232 7375 ; (+63 32) 236 0097
  • Beqaa
Location: 2nd Flr Design Center of Cebu, AS Fortuna at P. Remedio St. Mandaue City
Open: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Contact: (+63 32) 238 5539 
  • Cyma
Location: Garden Level, The Terraces, Ayala Mall
Open: 10:30am – 11:00pm (Fri & Sat)
Contact: (63 32) 417-1351

 4. International Restaurants

  • Abaca
Location: Punta Engano Road, Lapu Lapu City
Open: 11:30am – 2:30pm (Lunch)
6:00pm – 10:00pm (Dinner)
Contact: (63 32) 495 3461
  • Tinder Box
Location: Crossroads Banilad, Cebu City
Open: 7:00am – 12:00am
Contact: (63 32 ) 234 1681

Location: 10 Dove Street,  Oakridge Business Park, A.S. Fortuna St, Banilad, Mandaue
Open: 10:00am – 10:00pm (Mon-Sun)
Contact: (63 32) 418-1010

  • Café George

Location: Gov M. Cuenco Banilad Cebu City
Open: 10:30am – 10:30pm (Sun-Thurs)
10:30am – 11:00pm (Fri & Sat)
Contact: (63 32) 234 0887

5. French Restaurants

  • La Maison Rose Restaurant
Location: 371 Gorordo Avenue Lahug, Cebu City
Open: 12:00nn – 12:00am
Contact: (+32 32) 268 5411
  • Tymad Bistro
Location:  Maria Luisa Road, Banilad, Cebu City, Philippines
Open: 7:00am – 11:00pm (032) 239 7385

6. Spanish Restaurants

  • Ipar's Restaurante y Bar de Tapas
Location: 157 F. Ramos Street, Cebu City, Philippines, 6000
Open: Lunch- 10:00 am- 2:00 pm Tuesday- Sunday
Dinner- 6:00 pm- 10:00 pm Monday- Sunday
Contact: (63 32) 410 7727, 255·4727, (+63) 917 626 6662
  • Hola España
Location: Paseo Saturnino Maria Luisa Rd. Banilad Cebu City Cebu
Open: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Contact: (+63 32) 345 5175

  • Arano's Restaurant   

Location:  31 Fairlane Village | Guadalupe, Cebu City
Open: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Contact: (+63 32) 256 1934

7. Seafood Restaurants

  • Isla Sugbo Seafood City
Location: Grand Convention Center of Cebu , Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City
Open: 11:00am – 2:00pm ( Lunch)
6:00pm – 10:00pm (Dinner)
Contact: (+63 32) 260 8000
  •  STK by Paulito’s
Location:  #6 A. Climaco St, Cebu City, Cebu
Open: 9:00am – 3:00pm (Lunch)
6:00pm – 10:00pm (Dinner)
Contact: (+63 32) 253 4732
  • Oyster Bay
Location: Bridgetown, 143 Plaridel St., Alang-alang, Mandaue City
Open: 11:00am – 2:00pm (Lunch)
5:00pm – 9:30pm (Dinner)
Contact: (63 32) 344 4575

8. Chinese Restaurants

  • Choi City
Location: Banilad Town Center, Cebu City
Open: 11:00am – 2:30pm (Lunch)
5:30pm – 9:30pm
Contact: (63 32) 239 0999
  • Ching Palace
Location:  Salinas Drive Lahug, Cebu City
Open: 11:00am – 2:00pm (Lunch)
5:30pm – 10:00pm (Dinner)
Contact: (63 32 ) 233 8833
  • Tsay Tseng Chinese Cuisine
Location: Grand Convention Center of Cebu, Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City
Open: 11:00am – 2:00pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm (Dinner)
Contact: (63 32) 260 8000

9. Southeast Asian / Asian Fusion Restaurant

  • Phat Pho (Vietnamese)
Location: Crossroads, Banilad, Cebu City
Open: 11:30am - 2:30pm (Lunch)
5:00pm – 10:00pm (Dinner)
Contact: (63 32) 416 2442

Location: Robinson Cybergate, Cebu City
Open: Mall Hours
Contact: (63 32) 238 6825
  • Spice Fusion (Singaporean)
Location: Banilad Town Center, Cebu City
Open: 11:00am – 2:0pm (Lunch)
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Contact: (+63 32) 344 2923

Location:  SM City Cebu Northwing
Open: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Contact: (63 32) 238 9591

  • Lemon Grass (Vietnamese)
Location: The Terraces Ayala Center Cebu City
Open: 11:00am – 10:30pm
Contact: (63 32) 233 8601
  • Blue Elephant (Thai)
Location: Apple 1 Equicom Tower, Mindanao Ave Cebu City
Open: 5:00pm – 2:00am
Contact: (63 32) 511 7600

10. Italian Restaurants

  • Tavolata
Design Center of Cebu, AS Fortuna at P. Remedio St. Mandaue City
Open: 11:30am – 2:30pm (Lunch)
5:30pm – 10:30pm (Dinner)
Contact: (63 32) 505 6211
  • Guiseppe
Location: Maria Luisa Road, Paseo Saturnino, Banilad, Cebu City
Open: 11:30am – 10:30pm
Contact: (63 32) 415 9880
  • La Tegola
Location: Level 1, The Terraces Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu City
Open: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Contact: (63 32) 233 391

11. Mexican Restaurants

  • Maya
Location: Crossroads Banilad, Cebu City
Open: 5:00pm – 12:00am
Contact: (63 32) 238 9552
  •  Pueblo Mexicano
Location: Banilad Town Center, Gov. M. Cuenco Ave, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
Open: 11:00am – 11:00pm 

Contact: (63 32) 239 6649

12. Lechon Cebu Specialty Restaurants

  • Rico’s Lechon
Location: Acacia Street, Ayala Access Road- back of Infinity Bar
Open: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Contact: (63 32) 2310958

Location: Unit 4 & 5, The Ridges Commercial Complex, Panagdait Road, Mabolo Cebu City
Open: 10:00am – 10:00pm (Mon-Sat)
7:00am – 10:00pm(Sun)
Contact: (63 32) 260 2443
  • ZubuChon
Location:  Escario Central, N Escario St, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
Open: 10:00am - 10:30pm
Contact: (63 32) 254 0247

Location: The Walk,  AsiaTown IT Park, Lahug Cebu City
Open: 10:00am - 12:30am
Contact: (63 32) 236 8253
  • CNT Lechon
Location: Across SM Cebu City
Open: 6:30pm – 7:00pm
Contact: (63 32) 254 4249

13. Japanese Restaurants

  • Yumeiya Kihei
Location: F. Cabahug St, Cebu City, Cebu
Open: 11:30am – 2:30pm (Lunch)
5:30pm – 10:30pm (Dinner)
Contact: (63 32) 234 2388
  • Azabu
Location: Gorordo Ave, Cebu City, Cebu
Open: 11:00am – 2:00pm (Lunch)
5:00pm – 11:00pm
Contact: (63 32) 239 6849
  • Tokyo Table
Location: Tipolo, Mandaue City, Cebu
Open: 11:30am – 2:00pm
Contact: (63 32) 239 7000

14. German Restaurant
  • Der Kaiserhof
Location: Banilad Town Center
10:00am – 10:00pm 

Contact: (63 32) 266 3100

15. Australian Restaurant
  • Canvas
Location: 2nd level, The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu
Open: 7:00am – 10:30pm
Contact: (63 32) 417 1978

16. Korean Restaurants

  • TOPS Korean Barbecue Restaurant
Location: Cebu Veterans Drive, Lahug, Cebu City
Open: 10:00am – 11:00pm (Daily)
Contact: (63 32) 233-4078
  • Maroo
Location: Paseo Saturnino St. Banilad
Open: 7:00am – 12:00am
Contact: (63 32) 344 7653
  • Tajimaya Charcoal Grill
Location: The Crossroads, Gov M Cueco Ave., Banilad
Open: 11:00am – 2:00pm (Lunch)
Contact: (63 32) 232-0533

17. Indian / Arabic Restaurants
  • TAJ
Location: City Time Square, Mandaue City
Contact: (63 32) 2394397, 5116476
  •  Tandoori
Location:  9 Parkmall, 168 Ouano Avenue, North Reclamation Area, Tipolo, Mandaue City, Cebu
Contact: (63 32) 420 9011
  • Indian Curry House
Location: APM Mall, North Reclation Area, Cebu City
Open: 10:00 am- 6:00 pm
Contact: (63 32)5122740- 09434437139

18. Steak Houses
  • Olio’s
Location: Unit T Crossroads Mall Banilad Cebu City
Open: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Contact: (63 32) 232 1991
  • Tinder Box
Location: Kasambagan Cebu City
Open: 7:00am – 12:00am
Contact: (63 32) 234 1681

19. Wines and Liquors

  • Distillery
Location: Unit H Crossroads Mall Gov. M Cuenco Avenue Banilad Cebu City
Open: 6:00pm – 3:00am(Mon-Thurs)
6:00pm – 4:00am(Fri-Sat)
6:00pm – 3:0am(Sun)
Contact: (63 32) 266 9064
  • Tinder Box
Location: Kasambagan Cebu City
Open: 7:00am – 12:00am
Contact: (63 32) 234 1681
  • La Vie Parisienne Restaurant
Location: 371 Gorordo Ave | Lahug, Cebu CityOpen: 7:00am – 3:00am
Contact: (63 32) 260 4388
  • Planet Grapes
Location: Level 4 Rooftop Garden, Ayala Center Cebu
Contact: (63 32) 266 0526
  • Gusto
Location: Ground Floor Calyx Center Asiatown IT Park, Lahug Cebu City
Open: 11:30am – 2:30pm (Lunch)
5:30pm – 12:00am(Dinner)
Contact (+63 32) 232 7375, (+63 32) 236 0097

20. Bars and Restaurants

  • LIV Superclub  
Location: City Times Square, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City
Open: 8:30pm – 4:30am
Contact: (63 32) 236 7986
  • Politics
Location: Unit #6, Escario Central Mall, 64 N Escario St, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
Open: 11:00am – 2:00pm (Lunch)
5:00pm – 1:00am
Contact: (63 32) 236 6572
  • The Social
Location: Level 4 Ayala Center Cebu City
Open: 11:00am – 12:00am
Contact: (63 32) 231 0679

21. Coffee Shops

  • The Chocolate Chamber
Location: No 22 President Quirino Street, Kasambagan, Cebu City
Open: 9:00am – 9:00pm(Mon-Sat)
10:00am – 7:00pm(Sun)
Contact: 09176287661
  • Chocolatier
Location: Luz G/F The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu Business Park
Open: 7:00am – 11:30pm
Contact: (63 32) 238 7116
  • Abaca Baking Company
Location: Crossroads Banilad Cebu City
Open: 7:00AM -7:00PM
Contact: (63 32) 262 0969

Try these exciting places today and enjoy your stay in Cebu.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Telco Giant Globe collaborates with Google on Dig.Ph the 1st ever digital marketing convention for SMEs in the Philippines

Globe Telecom thru its MyBusiness program and Google teamed up to help small and medium- sized Filipino enterprises grow via the first Philippine Digital Marketing Convention for SMEs. Dubbed as “DigPh”, the event brings together over 350 entrepreneurs on April 22 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

The giants came up with DigPh in response to recent research showing the overwhelming desire of SMEs to adopt smarter and more affordable marketing strategies to increase sales and customer engagement.

For a typical Filipino SME owner, marketing remains a challenge due to tight budgets and lack of effective information. While digital marketing is a compelling channel to engage customers nowadays, many business owners still don’t know where to start and how to maximize the returns on their investment.

On the other hand, Filipino consumers love using the web for both work and play. On any given day, they turn to the web to shop, watch movies, listen to music, do research or catch up with friends on PCs and mobile devices.

DigPh aims to bridge between consumers and SME brands by giving business the knowledge to reach their target markets through digital marketing. Participants will learn from industry experts and established SME owners in the country who are successfully using digital marketing techniques to expand their business along with live product demos and practical tips for success in the digital market.

Martha Sazon, Globe Senior Vice President for myBusiness, said: “Globe believes that SMEs are the country’s economic driving force. That’s why we continuously develop products and services crucial to their growth and sustainability. Through DigPH, we’re giving business owners another innovative way to do business more easily.  We’re providing insights into effective digital marketing strategies that will allow them to reach to new customers.  We are also sharing affordable techniques to understand customer behavior and build their brand online.”

Speakers lined up for the full day event include: Google Philippines Country Manager Ken Lingan, Group M Digital Head Laurent Giorand, Globe MyBusiness Marketing VP Barabara Dawn Dapul, Adobo Connection Founder and Director Jerome Uy, Four Eyes Co-Founder and CEO Pavan Challa, DirectWithHotels CEO Emiliano Zulberti, Diamond Rent A Car Operations VP Quincy Buenaflor and AdSpark Strategic Accounts Sr. Manager Mark Siggaoat.

In addition, there will be a panel discussion with Google Southeast Asia Channel Sales Head Matthew Heller and Gopher Group COO Talei Wood to be moderated by AdSpark Director Bela Gupta D’ Souza. To learn more about DipPh, visit the event website at today. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Cebu’s premier breadline Julies Bakeshop unveils new Pandesal Craze

Julie’s Bakeshop celebrates the launching of its new Pandesal Craze. It comes in five natural tastes:  ube, strawberry, buko pandan, chocolate, and mocha. 

For the first time in the country, the bakeshop integrates the classic pinoy favorite- Pandesal with a twist of natural tastes to make it suitable to the changing food palate of today’s consumers. 

The new Pandesal Craze will take the consumers to the next level of excitement and experience in every bite. These delightful tastes can be enjoyed at home, and can be shared with friends, classmates, and colleagues.

The tastes of ube, strawberry, buko pandan, chocolate, and mocha constitute high demands in the general Filipinos’ food preferences. By integrating the tastes in Pandesal Craze, it is anticipated that this new product will gain patronage from general Filipino consumers – the children, teens, and adults from different walks of life. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Julie’s Bakeshop unveils new addition to their breadline products

Top Cebu chain Julie’s Bakeshop introduces another addition to its tasty signature bread line, the Cinnamon Rich. This delcious treat is made from premium quality ingredients mixed with cinnamon aimed to please the discriminating Filipino taste.

Coated with cinnamon powder, the new cinnamon rich offers the right blend of sweetness and aroma of cinnamon that kids and adults would surely love to eat. According to some studies, cinnamon is a healthy alternative to help reduce blood sugar levels among diabetics.

Now everyone can enjoy a healthy delicious bite of the new cinnamon rich, available in all Julie's Bakeshop branches nationwide!

Julie's Bakeshop is the largest neighborhood bakeshop chain in the Philippines today. They have more than 400 branches operated by over 100 franchisees across the country. From 2014 onwards, Julie's aim for international expansions in some of the emerging countries in Southeast Asia as well as Abu Dhabi and Canada.

Julie's Franchise Corporation (JFC) is the franchise management support of the Julie's Bakshop group. The company was established on July 2, 1998 with offices in Cebu, Pasig and Davao.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Original Cebu food chain Balamban Liempo gives back to Balamban residents

Turning 5 this year, Original Cebuano Food chain Balamban Liempo has adopted Barangay Abucayan residents in the town of Balamban, the home place of the company's co-founder Honey Vergara.

This is the food chain's way of expressing gratitude to the town that inspired the Balamban Liempo's name and it's unique tasting and aroma filled roasted pork belly or liempo and chicken.

To truly empower the children and people of Abucayan in Balamban and make an impact in the community, Vergara said that Balamban Liempo plans to sustain its adopt-a-barangay program and hopefully adopt more barangays in Balamban town in the future.

Staff and Volunteers conducted a feeding, gift-giving, and story-telling session activity for the children of barangay Abucayan, Balamban. They gave out stuffed toys and learning materials such as pencils and storybooks and conducted interactive games and small group story telling by volunteer story tellers.

The activity concluded with treating the 400 children beneficiaries a sumptuous feast of Balamban Liempo’s distinct and tasty meals.

“This is really our way of giving back to the town of Balamban for inspiring our unique style of grilled liempo which is really the secret to our phenomenal success,” said Vergara.
Balamban is renowned for a native technique of grilling liempo using local herbs and spices which makes it aromatic and tasty.

From its humble beginnings in the year 2009, Balamban Liempo has grown to become one of the Filipino favorite dishes enjoyed nationwide. Balamban Liempo opened eight stores in just one year and now has close to a hundred stores nationwide after a brief period of just five years.

Apart from extending outreach programs to Balamban town, Vergara moreover hopes that the presence of Balamban Liempo stores nationwide can help generate more interest in Balamban and encourage people to visit and invest in the town.

In photo: Children of Barangay Abucayan, Balamban pose for the cam while enjoying their treat. They're the beneficiaries of Balamban Liempo's feeding, gift-giving and story-telling program.

Eclipse Neon Party at the Blue- The Biggest New Years Party in Cebu!

Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu invites you to a luminous night of bliss and mouthwatering treats as they usher in 2015 with the biggest neon party in town!

Get your tickets now and avail of the early bird offer* for only Php3500net per person!


New Year’s Eve Dinner buffet at Feria
Countdown party and cocktails at the Lobby Bar with the rockin’ hits of Highway 54.
Midnight buffet and fireworks at the Events Plaza and exciting raffle prizes await.

*Early bird offer is only until December 15, 2014.

For queries and reservations, please call (63 32) 402 9900 or e-mail them at