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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 »

Cardinal Vidal awarded on Cebu’s 77th anniversary rites


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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 »

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 »

Cebu celebrates Santo Niño de Jesus, biggest Catholic devotion in Philippines


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GETTING ready for La Chaine des Rotisseurs gala in March at the Marco Polo—Michel and Amparito Lhuillier with general manager Hans Hauri

Christmas is just over, the new year has blasted in, the Three Kings have come and gone, but Cebu continues to be in the mood for celebration what with festivities already underway for the feast of the Santo Niño.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘An Evening of Magical Music’ to support homegrown artists


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The Salvador and Pilar Sala Foundation and the Cebu Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO), in cooperation with the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel, presented “An Evening of Magical Music” last Dec. 27. Venue was the hotel’s ballroom.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Exotic recipe served for China anniversary bash


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Consul General and Madame Zhang Weigou hosted a diplomatic reception to mark the 64th founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China at the grand ballroom of Marco Polo Plaza Hotel, which was draped with swaths of silk in flaming red and golden yellow. A tarpaulin depicted the Great Wall of China and covered an entire wall.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Michel and Amparito Lhuillier mark 49th wedding anniversary


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MARCO Polo resident manager Julie Najar and the Swiss Embassy’s Juerg Casserini

Michel and Amparito Lhuillier gathered an intimate group of friends and relations for dinner at La Maison Rose to celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary. Present were Michel’s sisters Angie L. Mathieu, with son David Paulson, and Marguerite Lhuillier, recently arrived from Las Vegas and planning a trip to Europe.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Santamaria, Reyes embark anew on piano tour with Tschaikovsky concerto


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AILEEN Li with Elizabeth Chiu, Carmen Garcia and Rosemarie Dakay

Ingrid Sala Santamaria and Reynaldo Reyes launched their 23rd Romantic Piano Concert Journey Tour in Cebu with a smashing performance at the lobby of the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel.

Posted: August 11th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Ambassador Domecq opens Dia de Santiago at Casino Español de Cebu


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For the third year in a row Spanish Ambassador Jorge Domecq came to preside over the festivities of Dia de Santiago at Casino Español de Cebu. He was welcomed by club president Antonio Veloso Jr. and the rest of the board of directors as well as their family and friends.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Special days for Japan and Canada in Cebu


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The birthday of Emperor Akihito of Japan was celebrated in Cebu with a reception hosted by Japanese Ambassador Toshinao Urabe. It was held at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel with a good representation of the Japanese community, government officials and the Cebu Consular Corps.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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