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

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Philippine ECommerce Experts Converge at ECommerce Entrepreneurs Summit Cebu 2014

In Photo: Third Team Media Founder Fleire Castro speaks on running effective social media campaigns. 

 In Photo: The Event's topnotch speakers from various ECommerce Backgrounds

November 29, 2014- I was fortunate to be a part of the recently concluded Ecommerce Entrepreneurs Summit held at the Diamond Suites Cebu and I got a glimpse of developments of the ECommerce industry in the country, the ASEAN region and the rest of the world. 

Indeed, the internet is a huge world where loads of possibilities can happen at any given time for an entrepreneur or an establishment using the right marketing strategy and campaign.

ECommerce entrepreneurs were given light by industry experts on the best practices and strategies to make it big online, build a lasting relationship and convey the right ideas to their respective clients.

The event was spearheaded by non other than the mother of ECommerce in the Philippines, Ms. Janette Toral and was presided by top hitting speakers who thought up of innovative strategies to expand their reach online and reach their target clients.

Much like a system reboot, the event inspired me to continue my online marketing efforts and check along with my peers in the digital world if my techniques and strategies are at par with today’s standards in the digital marketplace.

Thank you very much to the organizers, friends in the business, my supportive GM and of course to Ms. Janette Toral of Digital Filipino for the opportunity to expand my horizons further. 

In Photo: the organizers, participants and mentors of the ECommerce Entrepreneurs Summit 2014 


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 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.