IT WAS a beautiful sunny day when we arrived in Ozamiz city. It felt so great to be sun-kissed in a place that I was visiting for the first time.
CEBU Centre for Dance is doing a ballet adaptation of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s beloved Broadway Musical, Into the Woods.
Playing the lead role of Cinderella is guest artist Kris-belle Mamangun, a very accomplished dancer and choreographer. She was former principal dancer of Ballet Philippines and has performed internationally in Disneyland and Cirque de Soleil.
THERE'S something cooking at the exclusive Radisson Blu Hotel’s Feria Restaurant where four topnotch chefs hold court.
Meet chef Marco Amarone from Italy, chef Lee Seung Joon from South Korea, chef Siu Man “Peter” Yeung from Hong Kong, or our very own chef Randy Origenes.
THE surplus of food supplies that you will find in several homes of victims of super typhoon Yolanda is a testimony of how people around the world responded to those in dire need of assistance.
IT'S QUITE a long way, about an hour and a half ride from Cebu City. But if you are in search of a totally different kind of experience, like being served authentic home-cooked German, Continental, or Italian dishes amidst lush greens and flora, you will not regret taking the trip.
CARLO Lood and Johannah Patalinjug choose Nov. 8 for their wedding day but when the super typhoon came on that unforgettable Friday, they rescheduled it for the next day.
And so the lovely Johannah, daughter of Michael Patalinjug (who was hospitalized that day) and Delailah Baring, walked down the aisle of the beautifully modern San Pedro Calungsod Chapel at the South Road Properties with her beloved grandma, former Lapulapu vice mayor Norma Patalinjug giving her away to Carlo, son of Emer Lood and Edna Capili-Chan.
AS THE Icon of Style in Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu is poised to bring cosmopolitan shopping to even greater heights with the soft opening of the much awaited expansion this Dec. 11, 2013. In time for the celebration of Cebu Holdings Inc.’s 25th anniversary, Ayala Center Cebu’s expansion will open with more than 40 shops this 2013, with over 100 more shops and restos to look forward to in 2014.
FOLLOWING the success of the Café Laguna restaurant chain and Laguna Garden Café which serve unparalleled Filipino flavor, Lemon Grass which offers Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, and U Kitchen which specializes in home-cooked style comfort food, the Urbina family’s Laguna Group opens a new dining venture, nestled in the rooftop gardens of the swanky new wing of the Ayala Center Cebu—Ulli’s Streets of Asia.
IN A world where businesses are all about making money and competition, Chemworld Fragrance Factory (CFF) proves that they have the heart to go on.
Last Nov. 21, they opened their first branch outside Luzon in SM City Cebu. This is their way of reaching out to Cebuano clients and in making their products affordable, instead of letting them pay for shipping costs.
ARE you movie enthusiasts? Movie buffs? Or is watching movies your favorite pastime with family and friends? Bring out your stock knowledge about movies and who knows, you and your group might win!
Port Restaurant brings you the “Monday Movie Trivia Night” which starts at 10 p.m. every Monday.
PHILIPPINE Iino Corp. (PIC), a company in MEZ 2 in Lapu-Lapu City that manufactures precision component parts for engines and transmissions of automotive vehicles and general purpose equipment, launched the “Abante Mangingisda” program aimed at supporting the livelihood development of the fishermen in San Remigio town affected by super typhoon Yolanda.
PIC managing director Edith Ecarma together with the personnel, managers and supervisors with the support of the board of directors, conceptualized the idea of providing the affected fishermen a support for their livelihood.
SACRED Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-ADC) Batch ’88 opened the WeCare-AGAPP pre-school building in Talamban Elementary School, Cebu City last Nov. 11.
Kindergarten pupils, faculty and parents joined the turnover ceremony along with the Batch ’88 alumni and representatives from the Aklat, Gabay, Aruga tungo sa Pag-angat at Pag-asa (AGAPP).
A CAREFULLY selected Christmas present becomes extra special when it comes in a lovingly wrapped package. For gifts that stand out at any Christmas party or under any Christmas tree, the best way to go about it is do-it-yourself gift wrap.
THE Filipino zest to help is unbeatable. And it is expressed in many creative ways. Dr. Yong and Donna Larrazabal selflessly initiated a fund-raising for the typhoon victims in Leyte.
FOR the first time outside local archives, Spanish documents, artifacts and related objects on Cebu, and its infrastructure and church buildings are now available to the public through a collaborative effort between The National Archives of the Philippines (NAP) and University of San Carlos (USC) Museum.
HE LEARNED to fish at the age of three but after leaving France six years ago, fishing was not all there was for him. The boy grew up and coveted the role of a general manager and promised himself to get it in 10 years time.
THERE seems to be a rush among establishments to hold their Christmas tree lighting ceremony. And the first to do it was Calyx Centre at the Cebu (Asiatown) IT Park, which had its tree lighting on Nov. 15, some 40 days before Christmas.
And what a Christmas tree its is: one made of recycled materials!
APPRECIATE. We deeply appreciate all those who went out of their way just to watch the dinner-musicale Legends of Men that the Zonta Club of Cebu I presented as a fund-raising show for the benefit of typhoon Yolanda survivors in the northern part of the province. The grand ballroom of Radisson Blu Hotel was jam packed with spectators coming from all walks of life. Clearly, they went there not necessarily to enjoy the sumptuous dinner but primarily to help the fund-raising show achieve its noble goal.
THE Glam Girls: hippy, classy, sexy, sweet and talented angels who have great moves.
All models turned performers! They are Cebu’s newest girl group. Catch them every Friday and Saturday at Level Ei8ht at Adnama Bldg., the North Reclamation area at 9 p.m.
CONCERN for the environment raises the need for sustainable materials, even in Christmas décor.
But Christmas décors from recycled materials can be expensive, and making your own from recyclable materials can be a hassle. A 50-year-old mother of 10 in Sogod, Cebu provides a solution or several solutions.
THE Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul have been in the Philippines for 150 years, spreading their culture of service. In They arrived in Cebu in1895 and incorporated into their congregation the 20 members of the Hermanitas de la Madre de Dios who had taken care of the Casa de Caridad (for the destitute sick) and who, in 1880, founded the Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepcion (CIC).
Michelle: Why do we hurt the ones we love? Why is it easier for some of us to treat acquaintances or strangers even better than we treat those we claim to love—our families, our children, spouses, or our friends?
THINGS have started to settle down. People who have been packing relief goods are now doing something else. One inspiration which pulled us out of our helplessness and our depression was the fact that we were not alone. Families embraced those who were in need and we used the buddy system as we worked.
Dr. Dana Ruiz-Sesante Cindy Ruiz Garaña, R.N.
IF YOU ever find yourself out there hungry and wanting something B-I-G to fill that stomach of yours, these lifestyle writers of Sun.Star Cebu enumerate a few choices available here in the metro in this article.
WHILE people are high with the spirit of volunteerism and giving in light of the recent catastrophe, here’s an idea. It might not be the most practical move. But just in case you consider this suggestion, surely a giant pizza could feed a lot, if not a multitude.
THE most wonderful time of the year is here once again. Everybody knows that the celebration is best shared at the table. The limelight is on the lechon but side mainstays equally grace the feast. After all, it should be a merry banquet. Ensaimada, anyone?
The Philippine version of the highly enriched French bread, brioche sure blends in just fine with other food pornish fare in the Christmas menu.
IT'S the last day of November and as we turn the calendar to another month, we shout a cry of surprise: The year is ending. But not so fast. We still have December to celebrate.
Sadness has given joy a dark patina—a greenish layer caused by the earthquake that shocked the Visayas on Oct. 15 and the super typhoon that inundated the Visayas.
SEEING the tragic devastation brought by super typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas region is by all means heartbreaking. And for Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera, she knew she was not going to take this sitting down, so instead, she took action to help.
On Monday, Nov. 25, Marian traveled to Cebu to help distribute relief goods to those affected by the typhoon as part of the Operation Bayanihan, which was spearheaded by the GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) and the Network’s Central and Eastern Visayas station, in the Municipality of Tabogon.
JOB seekers will have the opportunity to get employed as the Public Employment Service Office (Peso) announced the holding of a local job fair on Dec. 1 at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall.
At least 35 establishments, recruitment agencies, are expected to participate in the activity. These companies include the Cebu Mitsumi Inc., International Pharmaceuticals Inc., Norkis Group of Companies, Asianwide Refreshments Corp., Cebu Progress Commercial, Call Center 101 and P.J. Lhuillier Group of Companies, and Duty Free Philippines, among others.