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For the summer traveler, Cebu’s best-kept secrets


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BOJO River cruise in Aloguinsan with a view of the Tañon Strait. ALOGUINSAN RIVER ECO-CULTURAL TOUR FACEBOOK PAGE

IF YOU’VE been to Cebu—and chances are you have, more than once—your trip must have gone something like this: stay in a beach resort in Mactan and lay on the beach all day, drink in hand; book a car and driver to take you to the city’s tourist spots the next day, and have the driver take photos of you at Tops and the Taoist Temple; dine at The Abaca Group’s newest culinary venture and have a nightcap in one of the bars at Crossroads Mall or along Banilad; then on your way back to the airport the next day, buy souvenirs in an Islands Pasalubong store.

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

SSI parties in Cebu


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When word got around that Zara was coming to Cebu, the city’s unified response was: It’s about damn time!

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

And now, a Lebanese resto in Cebu


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THE ABACÁ Group executive chef Wade Watson, Beqaa manager Mark Salem, Abacá chef-owner Jason Hyatt in the kitchen of Beqaa

THE ABACÁ Group’s chef-owner Jason Hyatt is a man who needs no introduction in Cebu. With his wide range of restaurants offering different global cuisines—the Californian-Mediterranean Abacá Restaurant, Maya Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Lounge, favorite brunch hangout A Café, the Italian trattoria-inspired Tavolata and the Vietnamese kitchen Phat Pho—he has built not only a cult following of local food fans, but has also made his restaurant empire a must-try destination for travelers.

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

Sansó dazzles Cebu


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JUVENAL Sansó

We were extremely excited when we found out that Juvenal Sansó was coming to Cebu. We’ve heard so much about the world-renowned, multiawarded living art legend—that it seemed as surreal as his bright, dreamlike landscapes that he would actually hold an exhibit of his personal collection at Qube Gallery’s first anniversary and grace the affair.

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

Sinulog–the best excuse to experiment with festival fashion


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MODEL wears a swimsuit by Adam Saaks.

The parties leading up to last year’s Sinulog may have been all about the booze (we were introduced to Johnnie Walker Platinum, and Bibendum Wines opened its doors). But this year, and much to our livers’ relief, it was all about the clothes.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

What are you looking forward to the most in 2014?


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MARIIA Lysenko

We don’t mean to sound old but time flies way too fast. Whether you’re preoccupied or having a good time, seeing the big picture or caught up in the daily grind, the days may be long (or too short if you’re one of those multi-hyphenates) but the years are definitely short.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

From Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1995 to Rolling Stones concert: the ultimate Christmas gift list


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Nixon Monarch

We all know that Christmas is not just about the gifts, but unless your name happens to be Ebeneezer, gift-giving will be a pretty big part of this season.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Art community does its share for ‘Yolanda’ survivors


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VIRGINIE Senftle

It’s been one long month since this year’s biggest typhoon devastated thousands of lives, and left survivors with no choice but to figure out how to make something out of nothing. Yet, with the inherent Filipino traits of resilience, tenacity and courage, and the boundless generosity and compassion of their fellowmen and the world, we see a glimmer of hope.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Cebuano groups you should know about and why they need your help


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RAFI recipients

Talk to any Cebuano and he or she will tell you the same thing. You will not find a person on this island who has not, in one way or another, given money, time or relief efforts.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Cebuanos rally to help Bohol rise


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AMRO team distributing hammers, saws and nails

‘In a gentle way, you can shake the world,” Mahatma Gandhi once said. When a 7.2-magnitude earthquake shook Bohol and, to a thankfully much lesser degree, Cebu, last Oct. 15, several individuals as well as private and nongovernment organizations in the Queen City of the South proved Gandhi’s words true. They responded to the violent tremors with a gentle yet successful push to mobilize relief efforts for devastated Bohol—in effect making a difference, or “shaking the world,” as the venerable one would say.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

5 Cebuanos to follow on Instagram


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In an age where everyone can claim to be a photographer with a DSLR and access to Photoshop, Instagram levels the playing field–all you have is your eye and your iPhone camera. It challenges you to showcase your perspective without the help of fancy equipment, reflectors or special lights. While it’s true that the app’s filters can make even chewed gum look poetic and the contents of a garbage bin look sleek, at the end of the day, your Instagram photos reveal how you see what you see.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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