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The ones to watch: Cebu’s creative set


An unbridled artist, a nostalgic filmmaker and two sisters who are championing Filipino design. Their passions are varied, but the passion for what they do is what they have in common.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Tides opens in Lapu-Lapu; Maryland pianist-pedagogue mounts homecoming recital

LAPU Lapu CityMayor Paz Radaza and
Shangri-LaMactanGMMarco Vazzoler

The Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa held a grand opening of its new main outlet, Tides, with a record attendance by Cebu’s luminaries. Presiding the dressy event was the resort’s general manager Marco Vazzoler who welcomed the guest of honor, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

25 years of ‘amuma’


The Cebuanos have a word that they associate with caring called “amuma.” It involves a lot of pampering, tending and even spoiling that is often likened to the way a mother nurtures her child. So, its seems only appropriate that Cebu-based Bluewater Resorts prides itself in delivering that special kind of hospitality to guests, which is called “Amuma with Excellence.”

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Travel | Read More »

Internat’l confab on Augustinian history, contribution to PH history, slated in April 2015

The Augustinian Province of Santo Niño de Cebu will have a three-fold celebration next year: the 450th anniversary of the order’s presence in the country and of the rediscovery (kaplag) of the image of the Santo Niño in Cebu, and the 50th year of the Santo Niño Church as a “minor basilica.”

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Cebu celebrates Emperor Akihito’s birthday; Amigos de España to hold Christmas party

Japan in Cebu Shoji
Otake and his wife
Naomi, with
Bethilda Smith of
the Ikebana club
and Charge
d’Affaires Tetsuro

The 81st birthday of Emperor Akihito of Japan was celebrated in Cebu with a glittering diplomatic reception held at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel. Here for the occasion was the Japanese Embassy’s Charge d’Affaires Tetsuro Amano.

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »