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Ex-honorary consul of Norway feted


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Ambassador Knut Solem of Norway was in Cebu recently to decorate Sabino Dapat with the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit. Dapat, Ben to family and close friends, is the former honorary consul of Norway in Cebu.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Local chapter of La Chaine des Rotisseurs evokes Paris spring


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A gala dinner at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel marked the 21st anniversary and induction ceremonies of the Cebu chapter of La Chaine des Rotisseurs. Theme was “Springtime in Paris.”

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines | Read More »

Homegrown Cebu fashion house makes a splash


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MIA Arcenas

Mia Arcenas is the only daughter of Dindo and Iris (née Fernan) Arcenas. Ever since she can remember, she has been interested in fashion. Her own mother, Iris, is one of Cebu’s most beautiful women, and ever a fashion plate.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Dinner-musical toasts 95th birthday of Cebu old-timer


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AT THE F&F store, SSI executive vice president Anton Huang (center) poses with
Big Seed’s Vanessa Deen and Jaja Chiongbian Rama

Dr. Suga Sotto Yuvienco celebrated her 95th birthday with a dinner musicale at the Manila Room of the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel. It was ably organized by her only daughter, Minnie Yuvienco.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Cardinal Vidal awarded on Cebu’s 77th anniversary rites


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VIDAL

Cebu City recently celebrated the 77th anniversary of its charter, promulgated in 1937 through the efforts of the late Sen. Vicente Rama. He is the grandfather of current Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama who makes this yearly observance a truly grand event.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Venezuelan photographer’s nude shots cause sensation in Cebu


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VENEZUELAN photographer José Antonio Nigro with Qube Gallery’s Maris
Holopainen and Jon Gotiong

The Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort and Spa had a grand celebration of the Chinese New Year in the open air at its Familia Garden. The eyes of the lion were dotted, the dragon dance wound its way to constant clanging, and the Yee Sang salad was tossed as high as the starry sky.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Cebu welcomes back old friends from Bavaria and Zaragoza


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Twenty years ago my wife and I met Reinhard Paichrowski and his wife Pilar Aguilar. They were assigned in Manila, and whenever their schedule permitted, took escapades to the Shangri-La in Mactan.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Mayor Rama asks consular corps to help rebuild ‘Yolanda’-damaged hospital


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HONORARY consul of Poland Carmel Luzuriaga Durano, Cebu City Mayor Michael
Rama, honorary consul of Israel Emily Benedicto Chioson, Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella

The Consular Corps of the Philippines Cebu chapter held a dinner meeting with Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama at Salon Barcelona of the Casino Español de Cebu. It was a lively gathering with Mayor Rama among the first to arrive.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Music, dancing–and pearls–in one big birthday bash


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LISA and Nico Atillo

It was a lively dinner dance held at Jazz ’n Bluz to mark the birthday of Arcadio “Dodong” Alegrado, erstwhile honorary consul general of Austria. The place is noted for its excellent band, which nightly attracts Cebu’s dancing-est denizens.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Sansó wows Cebu


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The Qube art gallery is the concern of Jon Gotiong and Maris Holopainen, at the Henry Hotel in Banilad. It has just celebrated its first anniversary. To mark the occasion, they brought in their most important art exhibit so far.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Bumper crop of pulchritude at Miss Cebu 2014


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MS CEBU 2014 Cheriemel Diane Muego (center) with runners-up Eva Psychee
Patalinjug, Grace Anne Marie Yap, HannahMarie Gore and Crystal Star Aberasturi
during coronation night at Waterfront hotel CDN PHOTO/LITO TECSON

In 1984 the Cebu City Tourism Commission initiated the search for Miss Cebu Tourism. The beauty contest coincided with the city’s annual celebration of the Sinulog festival in honor of Santo Niño de Cebu.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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