Saturday, January 18, 2020

EVO Nature Camp: A great location to Camp and Interact with Nature



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EVO Nature Camp, Cebu’s Newest Adventure-Based Camp, opens in Gaas, Balamban


In today’s world of modern technology, people need to take a break from all their hectic work schedules and the energy-consuming high demands of city living to enjoy and find adventure in the outdoors. And where else is the best place to unwind, relax, meditate and experience laid-back life even just for a few hours?

Sleepaway camps, parks, nature-centered recreational facilities are today's favorite destinations for Cebuanos. Many of us even consider going through all the hassle of travelling outside Cebu City—all in the name of peace and tranquility. Some even go as far north like Baguio or Tagaytay.
But Cebuanos now need not travel far from home just to be close to nature since Cebu’s newest adventure-based nature camp, Evo Nature Camp, has already opened their doors to the public last January 11, 2020, with the goal of bringing people and nature together through their plethora of outdoor activities which everyone can enjoy.

The newly-opened 4.5-hectare nature camp, located in the picturesque countryside setting of Gaas, Balamban, is the best place to satisfy one's growing need of escaping the stress and anxiety of city living. Only 32 kilometers away from Cebu City and with travel time estimated at 45 minutes, you'll finally get to experience nature at its finest in this latest escapade!
During their soft opening last Saturday, Evo Nature Camp owner Edwin Ortiz, disclosed the upcoming activities and future plans they have at hand for the developing camp.
“We came up with this kind of recreational venue to promote Gaas and one day, put in the map as a top destination for nature-enthusiasts at the same time, we are helping the locals get employed,” he stated in a sitdown interview with the media.

“Evo Nature Camp is a great venue for outdoor sports activities. In fact, the place is designed for trekking, rapelling, camping and glamping or glamorous camping—another prospect addition to its offerings wherein big tents will be put up together with nice beds, food and some snacks to go with it,” he added.

While the market for glamping are millennials, young professionals and families, the target for Evo Nature Camp’s future big camping site are elementary and high school students.
Ortiz shared that they are eyeing educational institutions as their target market since schools conduct camping activities such as summer camp for the students and the place is a great camping site.

As of the time being, the area for camping is still on developmental status and what is offered are camping in the gazebos.The Grill House offers bbq, grilled specialties, corn soup, pumpkin soup, fruit shakes, etc. Around 40,000 flower plants and 2,509 Pine Trees and Giant Ferns have been planted in the property.

The traditional ribbon cutting to officially open Evo Nature Camp last January 11 was spearheaded by Owner Edwin Ortiz and family, together with Balamban Mayor Alex Binghay, Congressman Pablo John Garcia, and Gaas Barangay Captain William Genel. The event was also witnessed by the senior high school students from the University of San Jose-Recoletos Balamban Campus, guests and friends from the local media.








Ground Zero Rock Formation (30 min. walk from cave to the peak)



Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Baladhay Music Festival - Sinulog 2020 - Lifedance




The Baladhay Music Festival A World Class Music Festival

The Baladhay Music Festival, the first music festival of its calibre on this side of the globe, is bringing a steIIar line up of international DJs and local artists to piay on January 17, Sinulog weekend.

Spanish house and electro house DJ and producer Danny Avila, British DJ and record producer 0.0.0., America EDM DJ Makasi, and Dutch DJ and record producer duo Blasterjaxx headline the festival.

Top Manila bands including the timeless electronic rock band Sandwich and Pedicab, and hit band IV of Spades, are billed with homegrown Cebuano artists Victor Jao, Gino V, Budoy, lntertwined, Mandaue Nights, Sepia Timesrand Route 83.

Baladhay brings top-rate production and technical values to the fore. Aside from an impressive of talents, Baladhay presents other aspects such as food, drinks, and other lively activities on a grander scale. Cebu’s Blackstraw Productions teams up with Manila’s Creative Control Group to give you one of the most technically complex set ups ever done in Cebu Technical preparations for Baladhay started in September 2019. The combined efforts of Cebu and Manila technical suppliers and production teams bring the stage to international standard levels. We have PMX AUDIO setting up a full on L Acoustics K2 rig the preferred brand and model of international artists, bands and DJs. For lighting we are presenting locally available fixtures pre-mapped and programmed weeks before the event with a Chamsys M0500 Stadium lighting controller. The very first unit in the Philippines making its debut in Cebu courtesy of Forerunner Technologies Ph. Professional band backline.

This premier event comes from the producers of Binibining Cebu and Visayan Music Awards, the Sacred Heart School for Boys Batch 1985 Foundation, Inc.

The event is named after Baladhay, the adviser of Rajah Humabon who invented the famous Sinulog dance of ‘two steps forward, once step back’ after he was miraculously healed from severe illness by Sehor Sto. Nifio.

Baladhay Music Festival is set on January 17, 2020, Friday at City Di Mare at the South Reclamation Properties. Doors open at 4:00 PM.

Tickets are available at the Binibining Cebu office located at the Greenery building and the official website www.baladha .com. Prices range from P1,500 for general admission to P75,000 for exclusive Morals and Malice VIP tables good for 10 people. Standing VIP tickets are priced at P2500, while standard VIP tables are sold at P50,000.

For more information on Baladhay Music Festival, visit www.baladha .com or like them on Facebook @BaladhayMusicFestival.




Sunday, January 12, 2020

Contact Infromation For Cebu City Tourism Office and Security Service










Sinulog Festival is fast approaching, and people (foreign and locals) are already flocking to witness the biggest festival of Cebu and other activities. Would you like to know the contact information of the local government offices that can definitely help you with Cebu's tourism?

Here are the offices that you might want to take note:

1. Office of the Mayor: (63 32) 253 7817

2. Office of the Vice Mayor: (63 32) 253 2045 or (63 32) 253 2047

3. Public information office: (63 32) 253 0358; (63 32) 253 4979; (63 32) 2548632

4. Tourism Police or Community Action Center (COMPAC): (63 32) 412 1838

5. Cebu City Tourism Commission: (63 32) 412 4355 or (63 32) 254 1109

6. Department of Tourism: (63 32) 254 2811; (63 32) 254 6077; (63 32) 340 8229

7. Bureau Of Immigration: (63 32) 340 0781


In casee of emergency, you may also like to take note of these important numbers:

1. Emergency Rescue Units Foundation (ERUF): (63 32) 161

2. Cebu City Police Office: (63 32) 231 5802

3. Mobile Patrol Group or SWAT: (63 32) 166 or (63 32) 233 2178

4. Waterfront Police: (63 32) 254 6968


For your queries about the participating museums here in Cebu to make your Heritage tour more significant, these are the contact numbers you can call:

1. Fort San Pedro: (63 32) 256 2284. Fax: (63 32) 256 2170

2. Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino Museum: (63 32) 255 6697 local 602

3. Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House: (63 32) 253 5568 or (63 32) 515 9000 or (63 32) 513 8000

4. Casa Gorordo Museum: (63 32) 255 5630.


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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Cebu: Not Just Malls, Beaches, and Waterfalls






Cebu is one of the most popular island in the Philippines when it comes to beaches, waterfalls, and high rising buildings. But do we happen to know the history of Cebu City on why it became the Queen City of the South?

Let me tour you around the heritage here in Cebu and let''s learn its history together.

Let's start our tour at Fort San Pedro. The Fort is located at the Plaza Independencia in the port area. The oldest and smallest fort in the Philippines, it was built out of logs on May 8, 1565 eleven days after the arrival of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi in Cebu. It is believed to have been built as a coral stone fortification in 1630 although the gate bears the date 1738. A triangular palisade to protect the first Spanish settlement it symbolized Spain's military presence and made possible the conquest of the island. 

As we went along the heritage tour, we rode the Kalesa or Tratanilya that brought us to the Magellan's Cross. This landmark is four blocks away from the fort. An octagonal kiosk with red tile roof that has become the icon for Cebu City enshrines what is generally believed to be Magellan's Cross planted in the Cebu shores in 1521. Historians tend to favor the view that it is probably a replica or one planted in 1565 during Legazpi's time. The kiosk was built in 1834 by Bishop Santos Gomez MaraΓ±on  to protect the cross from the elements and over zealous pilgrims who  attributed miraculous powers to this symbol of the island's Christianization.

Just few meters away from Magellan's Cross is the Basilica Minore del Santo NiΓ±o de Cebu. The most precious image of the "Sto. NiΓ±o," a baptismal gift by Magellan to the wife of Rajah Humabon, is enshrined in this church. Found on April 28, 1565 inside a burning house by by the Spanish soldier Juan Camus, the image was relatively intact. The expedition regarded the finding auspicious and influenced the decision of Legazpi to put up a chapel and convent of wood where Fray Herrera, OSA, was appointed its first prior on June 1. The church and convent went through many centuries of transformation but is recorded to have been built as a stone structure by Fray Juan de Albarran in 1735.

The Basilica Museum across the church houses the vestments of the Sto.  NiΓ±o dating back from the 16th century; also showcases jewelries, toys and gifts from pilgrims.  In front of the church, candle vendors will offer prayer petitions in  your behalf while dancing the "sinulog" with shouts of "Pit Senyor"; this has inspired the grand annual festival called the Sinulog every 3rd Sunday of January.

Just a block away from the Basilica is the Metropolitan Cebu Cathedral. This church started in 1595 as a wood, bamboo, and nipa (thatch) structure and was rebuilt several times. Its design was commissioned in 1719 to military engineer Juan de Ciscara and was completed in 1786. Destroyed in World War II, it was rebuilt by Architect Jose Zaragoza. Its interior was recently renovated: only the exterior dates back to the 18th century. The Cathedral is the seat of the Cebu archdiocese and its territory extended up to the Marians and Guam during the Spanish time. 

At the left side of the Cathedral is the Cathedral Museum of Cebu. This is a typical 19th century "bahay na bato" of grand proportions with stone foundations and walls on the ground floor and an upper floor of wood which used to be the Cathedral rectory. It is currently an ecclesiastical museum with church artifacts from various parishes in the island province. It survived a World War II bombing but was in despair in recent times requiring restoration work.

Across the Cathedral Museum is Plaza Hamabar. The park was developed back in 1930s in land that used to be a property of the Archdiocese of Cebu. It is dedicated to Rajah Humabon, also known as Hamabar, who was chieftain of the island in 1521. His statue is done according to his description by Antonio Pigafetta. 

About 120 meteres away from Plaza Hamabar is the Colon Street. Known as the oldest street in the country during the Spanish Era, it was established by Legazpi in honor of Christopher Columbus. It was reportedly paved with huge planks of timber when first laid out. When it was the central shopping district during the Spanish period, houses along the street were arcaded with shops on the ground floor.  Good were brought in through the Parian estuary by boats operated by Chinese merchants. Nothing of colonial architecture remains today.

As you go along the way to Parian, there is a hidden historical house which is the Jesuit House 1730.  Hidden behind the high walls of HoTong Hardware, it used to be the residence of the Jsesuits of Cebu which was then sold to the Alvarez family then passed to the Sy family. The house showcases different artifacts and historical events of Cebu with the influence of Chinese culture as well as the trade and industry. 

Visible from Colon Street and Sikatuna Street is the Plaza Parian. The Parian district was the area settled by Chinese and Sangleys (Filipino Chinese mestizos) during the colonial times. Its center was the site of the Parian Church (Paroquia de San Juan de Bautista) built in 1614 and was ordered to be destroyed in 1849. On this site is the Heritage Monument, a rendering of Cebu's 400 years of history done by Eduardo Castrillo, a National Artist for Sculpture. 

Next stop from Plaza Parian is the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House. Considered to be one of the oldest houses in the country, it was built around in the 17th century by one of Parian's prominent Chinese residents, now administered by the family heir Val Sandiego as a museum. The house showcases early Filipino architecture. 

On to our last but not the least stop is the Casa Gorordo. Just about 150 meters away from Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House, Casa Gorordo was built in the mid-19th century by Alejandro Reynes. It was bought by the father of the first Cebuano bishop, Bishop Juan Gorordo. A museum showcasing the elegant lifestyle of the illustrados (elite) at that time, it is now administered by the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc.

As I went to these heritage places, it helped me to appreciate more what I learned from my history class. Moreover, I was moved by the different ways of how our ancestors live before the digital era.

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Saturday, December 21, 2019

Mactan International Airport Terminal 2: What You Need to Know





Nowadays, going to another country is very accessible. It can be nerve wracking or exciting especially if it will be your first time. Here in Cebu, we already have two terminals that can accommodate commercial flights. The first Terminal used to be both for international and domestic flights, but since airline traffic became more congested, Mactan International Airport Terminal Two was finally built. So what are the things you need to know when going overseas as a tourist? These are my tips: 1. Always prepare your travel documents like your passport, a printed copy or screen shot of your flight itinerary, Certificate of Employment, and Company ID. 2. Make sure that your passport will not expire within six months from your travel date. 3. Always bring a pen with you. You will be signing some documents for security purposes. 4. Have your money changed ahead of time. 5. Don't wear a lot of metals like jewelries. This will waste a lot of time when you pass through the metal detector. 6. Wear the most comofortable shoes. 7. Check your baggage allowance first before checking in. There are airlines that will also include your personal hand carry. 8. You can bring a packed or sealed food for your snacks. 9. Liquids more than 100ml per container is not allowed in your hand carry. 10. Just bring an empty water bottle for you to refill when you are already at the departure gates. 11. Make sure that you are famililar with your destination, the place where you will stay, and the
number of days.






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Thursday, November 21, 2019

How do you 'Give Love' on Christmas? Let Bo's Coffee count the ways














The song "Give Love On Christmas Day" talks about trying to find a present that is better than anything you get from a store.

At Bo's Coffee, the holidays are all about "Give Love," as coffee lovers can find ways to show love for others in different forms and ways.

The Filipino-owned chain of coffee shops recently launched its holiday campaign, which urges people to spend time with loved ones over through get-togethers, celebrations over a sumptuous feast, and gift giving.

This is truly reflective with Bo's Coffee’s holiday offers, where you can show love and "Give Love" by gifting family members and loved ones with something special this season—like embracing them with the warmth of coffee.

"Our gift merchandise aims to give impact to our local farmers and social enterprise partners in a positive way," said Bo’s Coffee CEO Steve Benitez.

Bo's Coffee is introducing its Reloadable Card and Planner, both of which highlight the beauty and uniqueness of the Philippines and its coffee.

Philippine weave designs have been incorporated into Bo's Coffee's holiday designs like in the cups. Philippine coffee, as shown in the glass sticker, is actually the coffee plant that has been transformed into a Christmas wreath.

As a way of giving back to its roots, Bo’s Coffee incorporates the symbols and elements of Sagada and Philippine coffee to its Coffee Card design. The design includes Sagada's scenery and the weave pattern of the Cordillera Autonomous Region. The details on the card are hand-painted. Also highlighted are first of the five Philippine coffee origins—Matutum, Kitanglad, Apo, and Benguet.


The Bo's Coffee Planner, which comes in Black and Maroon (the brand's colors), also highlights the elements of the Philippine flag and coffee. Some of the planner cover elements are hand drawn to focus on Filipino artistry and there are indigenous weaves in the pattern. The Bo's Coffee Planner is nationalistic, well-designed and functional and is your perfect partner for 2020.


You can get the Bo's Coffee Planner, Electronic Gift Certificates and other rewards by earning points through the Bo’s Coffee Mobile Application, which is another part of the brand's digital initiatives.

Aside from selected gift merchandise and the new Bo's Coffee Card, included in the Bo's Coffee's "Give Love" holiday campaign are the Single Serve Philippine Coffee, merchandise available in stores, and the Holiday Beverages: Dark Mocha Macadamia Froccino, Mocha Hazelnut Froccino and Almond ButtercrunchFroccino. For pastries, included are Chocolate Mousse Cake and Queso de Bola Cheesecake.

The Bo's Coffee holiday beverages also incorporate flavors that can be traditionally found in Christmas setting. The Dark Mocha Macadamia is a blend of dark chocolate, coffee and macadamia.

Almond ButtercrunchFroccino has caramel, nut, chocolate and coffee while Mocha Hazelnut Froccino is a blend of hazelnut spread and coffee.

Bo's Coffee is a Filipino-owned enterprise founded in Cebu in 1996. It has over 100 branches in the Philippines.  Bo's Coffee is known for sourcing its coffee beans from farmers in Sagada, Mountain Province, Mt. Kitanglad in Bukidnon, Mt. Matutum in South Cotabato and Mt. Apo in Davao.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Lite Ferries set to launch brand-new, RINA class ship “LITE FERRY FIVE”





On its 29th year, Lite Shipping Corporation is on schedule to showcase their new world-class ship. Embarking on a new chapter of “Sailing Bigger, Faster and Better”, with the forthcoming launching of its latest acquisition, the newly built “M/V LITE FERRY FIVE” on Monday, November 18, 2019 onboard the vessel at the Port of Cebu.

The ceremonial ribbon cutting will be done by Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Z. Duterte assisted by Hon. Edgar Mary S. Sarmiento, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation, House of Congress and MARINA ADMINISTRATOR VADM Narciso A. Vingson, Jr. The launching will be headed by the President/ CEO of Lite Ferries, Lucio E. Lim, Jr. together with COO Fernando A. Inting, VP Operations Jonathan Lim-Imboy, Commercial Operations head - Jethro Nathaniel Lim-Imboy.

Completed in 2019, Lite Ferry Five is a brand-new 75 meters long RO-RO passenger coastwise ship, with a GRT of 2,895 tons built in China but classed by RINA of Italy. It has wide passageways on its passenger decks and a spacious cargo deck that can accommodate 540 passengers and 23 10-wheeler trucks. It has a maximum speed of 15 knots and a service speed of 13 to 14 knots. The vessel was granted “Pioneering Status Protection”by MARINA in the route of Oslob, Cebu to Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte under EO 909 and MC 2015-4. But the vessel will temporarily take the Oslob, Cebu to Dapitan City route pending the dredging completion of the Dipolog Port under the supervision of LGU of Dipolog City. It has a travel time of only 4 hours linking Northern Mindanao much closer to Cebu Province.

Likewise, Lite Ferries is also expecting the arrival in December 2019 of its second brand-new vessel, “M/V LITE FERRY NINE, a 70 meters long coastwise RO-RO ferry, with a GRT of 2,107 tons also built in China and classed by the Bureau Veritas of France. It can accommodate 400 passengers and 17 10-wheeler trucks. Deployment will be in January 2020. It has a service speed of 12 knots. The vessel will be deployed to service the Jagna, Bohol to Cagayan de Oro City route on a pioneering status by MARINA.

With a total of seven ships acquired brand-new in the past 5 years, including its flag ship vessel “M/V Lite Ferry 88” plus the six other vessels which were all below 20 years old upon acquisition, Lite Ferries now operates one of the youngest fleets in the Philippines Lite Shipping Corporation – Lite Ferries is a proud member of the Philippine Coastwise Shipping Association, Inc. (PCSA).

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Is Cebu Prepared for Sinulog 2020?














As the year comes to an end, Cebu City is getting busier, not just for the Yuletide season, but for the biggest Festival of the year. As we approach the 500th year of the Sinulog festival, the Sinulog Governing Board (SGB) is making headway in pre-production for Sinulog 2020.

Following the August 23 signing of the executive order that created the SGB, the board took its first step by identifying areas of improvement. Among those seen are the need to streamline mechanics of performances particularly the street dance, zone viewing decks and selling stalls to improve foot traffic, and create targeted side events to expand the festival’s entertainment factor.

With different activities (old and new) lined ul for the family, millennials, and tourists, Sinulog 2020 will be more fun for different age groups not just for Cebuanos, but for different target audience all around the world. As the enlisted director and consultant for the festival, Ruel Paz will play part in making the festival memorable like how he does for the shows abroad with one of Philippine T.V networks - ABS-CBN.

The board promises a well-coordinated installment of the festival as it carries vital agencies under its wings including the Sinulog Foundation, Inc. (SFI), Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Education (DepEd), Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO), Land Transportation Office (LTO), Department of Health (DOH), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and the Basilica
Minore del Sto. Nino.

Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella created the SGB, of which he is the chairman, primarily to organize and oversee the Sinulog festival. SGB will serve as the regulatory board that will oversee SFI and its executive committee, and has the right to review and approve all resolutions and actions of the SFI’s executive committee. 

For more information on the Sinulog Governing Board, sponsorships and registrations to the festival and avenues for selling in Sinulog 2020, email knowmore@sinulog.ph.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

ROBINSONS GALLERIA CEBU COMPLEX: A Complete Experience






ROBINSONS GALLERIA CEBU COMPLEX: A Complete Experience

The whole Robinsons Galleria Cebu Complex is already shaping up to be the vibrant mixed-use development it has been envisioned to become.

The shopping mall, Robinsons Galleria Cebu, is already in full swing with a 92-percent tenant occupancy, while the Summit Galleria Hotel has been serving local and foreign guests alike with its 220 tastefully done up hotel rooms.

The entire Complex sits on a 4.6-hectare lot which is designed to be Cebu’s next landmark lifestyle destination by Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC). Aside from the hotel and the mall, which is the centrepiece of the development, the Complex will also house the Galleria Residences and the BPO office building.

 “All these come together in a refreshing, cosmopolitan yet laidback environment, seamlessly connected. Offerings are custom-curated, locally relevant concepts from popular homegrown and regional brands to national and international classics,” said Floramie Adolfo, Senior Regional Operations Manager – Cebu & Eastern Visayas of RLC.

 The four-level Robinsons Galleria Cebu is a full-service mall with over 300 tenants. It also has six cinemas equipped with Dolby Atmos.

 Aside from its hotel rooms, Summit Galleria Hotels also has a grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 750 people. Guests can also refresh themselves at the all-day dining outlet, Providore, run by Raintree Restaurants Philippines.

 Cebuanos can also expect three residential towers to rise within the Complex with Galleria Residences which will have a total of 927 units with a modern resort-inspired design. “Galleria Residences is strategically located within Cebu’s emerging district with easy access to major thoroughfares. It is fully-integrated within Robinsons Galleria Cebu Complex, a landmark mixed-use complex and lifestyle destination with unique green and water installations and features,” Adolfo said.

Meanwhile, the BPO office building is also poised to become a major choice for local and foreign companies looking for excellent office spaces.  The building will have a total of nine floors and 20,000 square meters of gross floor area.

All these developments are designed to provide a complete experience to people who want to find all they’re looking for in one place.

About Robinsons Galleria Cebu
Strategically located along Gen. Maxilom Ave., Robinsons Galleria Cebu is the newest shopping destination in the Queen City of the South showcasing a world-class architecture and vibrant indoor landscapes.

Robinsons Galleria Cebu is the centrepiece of a well-designed mixed-use development by Robinsons Land Corp. The Galleria Complex will include three residential condominium towers, BPO office buildings, as well as a hotel that will all capture the optimistic, progressive, and thriving community spirit of Cebu.






Saturday, October 12, 2019

A Pet Lover Mall






Pets Take Centerstage at Relaunch of Robinsons Galleria Cebu’s Happy Pets Club









Robinsons Galleria Cebu is not just a great shopping destination with its well-curated regional brands. It’s a haven for pets too!

On October 6, beloved pets get a fun-filled day out at the relaunch of Robinsons Galleria Cebu’s Happy Pets Club. Pets strut their stuff on the runway with the Pet Fashion Parade looking like real models. 

At the same time, furparents learn more about themselves and their pets with the help of two veterinarians from Animal Wellness who will talk about how to choose the right pet for you and pet care 101. There will also be a pet blessing, raffles, and awarding and picture taking for pets. 

The activity is in celebration of World Animal Day. And what better way to do so than to treat your pets on their special day. Pets are undeniably the most amazing creatures in the world because they give you even more unconditional love and loyalty than any other human being.

But in Robinsons Galleria Cebu, treating your pets doesn’t only happen in one day. Once you become a member of Happy Pets Club, both furparents and their furbabies get even more treats. From October to December 2019, members get 10% discount on pet-related items from True Value. They can also get 15% discount on consultation and professional fees in Animal Wellness. At the same time, members get convenient access to the mall and will be the first to be informed of pet events, promos, and freebies. 

The relaunch of Happy Pets Club is a simultaneous event in other Robinsons Malls in the country. Robinsons Place Tacloban; Robinsons North Tacloban; Robinsons Place Ormoc; Robinsons Galleria Cebu; Robinsons Place Naga; Robinsons Place Dumaguete; Robinsons Place Iloilo; Robinsons Place Pavia; Robinsons Place Bacolod; Robinsons Place Jaro; Robinsons Place Roxas; Robinsons Place Antique; Robinsons Place Iligan; Robinsons Place Tagum; Robinsons Place Valencia; and Robinsons Place GenSan were among those part of the event. 

To know more about Happy Pets Club Grand Pet Party, follow RobinsonsMalls on Facebook; or follow @RobinsonsMallsOfficial on Instagram; and @RobinsonsMalls on Twitter.

About Robinsons Galleria Cebu
Strategically located along Gen. Maxilom Ave., Robinsons Galleria Cebu is the newest shopping destination in the Queen City of the South showcasing a world-class architecture and vibrant indoor landscapes.

Robinsons Galleria Cebu is the centrepiece of a well-designed mixed-use development by Robinsons Land Corp. The Galleria Complex will include three residential condominium buildings, enterprise centers, as well as a hotel that will all capture the optimistic, progressive, and thriving community spirit of Cebu.

Friday, July 26, 2019

One Single Bottle Can Make a Change





Nowadays we are experiencing extreme weather conditions. Last summer the highest heat index ever recorded here in the Philippines was 49.6 degrees Celsius in Dagupan City, Pangasinan (https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/04/21/19/metro-manila-posts-highest-temperature-so-far-in-2019), and most of the Philippine regions experienced drought or dehydration where plants and farms got affected. Even the citizens in the urban areas found hard to get a clean source of water for personal consumption. 
This season, we are experiencing extreme and sometimes unpredictable heavy rainfall where it would be sunny in the morning and the heavy rain starts to shower in the afternoon. These phenomena caused big problems to the current society.
There was a time when my family had our vacation in Thailand, we were fascinated by the hotel where we stayed because they do not provide plastic bottles for their bottled water. The drinking water were contained in a glass bottle and sealed with a tin cap.
I told myself that if only this will be implemented in the Philippines, I think it will really minimize the plastic consumption in the country, which will definitely help our motherland from unpleasant weather conditions.
I do agree that we cannot avoid not to use plastic containers, but we have to do our part by disposing these wastes properly. It is my pet peeve to see people leaving their plastic bottles along the sidewalk, their drinking cups on top of a ledge, and just throw plastic bags in the river. These may be degrading, but this is my way of expressing my disappointment. I think we do not have the right to complain about the things we are experiencing that Mother Nature is “expressing” if we do little good deeds for her, she will definitely give us back what we deserve.
From dry farms to flash floods there is no one to blame but us. We are the ones living in this wonderful world, so we have to take care of it and do our part. 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Bulawan: Lounge like no other







When you want to distress a long tiring week, Bulawan Lounge is the place you need. The lounge opens at 6pm ready to serve you good food and quality drinks. Enjoy the Katsu Sandwich or our Premium Wagyu burgers with our imported beers. For a unique Bulawan experience try the Humba Pizza with Salted Egg and pair it with our selection of wine. Keep the conversation going all night with our signature cocktail drink, Gold Passion.

The ambience is relaxed. Dimmed lights and glass veranda walls that look out to the mountain view. Sit, lay back and indulge with the company you bring. Let the tranquil but upbeat music entertain you as you enjoy the night away. Bulawan Lounge is definitely a place where you can have a good time without compromising quality. 

Conveniently located at the heart of the city, Bulawan used to be a German inspired fine dining restaurant. Last weekend, The Golden Prince Hotel and Suites reopened it as lounge that offers comfort food, premium drinks and fine wine. Open every Friday and Saturdays, 6pm-12mn. Be bold! Be gold! See you at the 11th floor!

For table reservations and inquiries, please contact us at (032) 230-1500 and like our page: facebook.com/GoldenPrinceHotel.