Hot chocolate to linger over

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 06:26 p.m.

MANY OF US will choose to stay in tonight for Christmas Eve, or be at relatives’ homes while waiting for Noche Buena.

It’s a great time to loaf around the house and bond with the family. While catching up with stories or settling in for Christmas movie marathons, wouldn’t it be nice to have something hot and comforting to sip on? Wrap your hands around mugs of these holiday-appropriate beverages. They’re rich, indulgent and easy to make at home.

Noche Buena

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 06:25 p.m.

The Noche Buena (good night) tradition is one heritage from the Spanish, Catholic culture that the Philippines continues to enjoy even today. Reflecting upon it, you will see two important elements: the high value placed on the family and its unity and the Spanish idea of what is buena. Plus, it tells of a culture that celebrates what is good (that is, food) with the family on Christmas Eve. Mathematically, family + food = the good night.

The PAL party

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 06:24 p.m.

Philippine Airlines (PAL) invited people from the travel trade, media friends, program partners and its million-milers to a reception at the Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu, for the launch of its Cebu-Osaka and Cebu-Nagoya flights. Frontliners were Harry Inoferio, PAL officer in charge - Phil. sales and area head for Visayas sales Chris Lebumfacil. Flying in from Manila with Harry were Ria Domingo, PAL officer in charge / vice president of marketing, and Ma. Cielo Villaluna, PAL manager of external communications, who acted as program host.

Miss Earth comes Home

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 06:23 p.m.

The past couple of weeks have been hectic yet rewarding for 20-year old Cebuana Jamie Herrell. Now, after her coronation as Miss Earth 2014, Jamie returns home to Cebu geared up to spend the holidays with her family and friends.

Heart Evangelista to wear Monique Lhuillier wedding dress

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 06:22 p.m.

Actress Heart Evangelista will don a Monique Lhuillier gown on her wedding day.

Heart shared on Instagram some photos of her recent fitting at Lhuillier’s atelier in Los Angeles, California.

John Prats, Isabel Oli to wed in May

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 06:22 p.m.

Showbiz couple John Prats and Isabel Oli will exchange wedding vows in May at the actor’s family farm in Balete, Batangas.

Isabel said they chose May to avoid the rainy season, which normally starts in June. As for the place, the actress said the farm fits their rustic wedding theme.

Welcome 2015 at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 06:21 p.m.

Be part of the grandest New Year’s celebration in Cebu City as Marco Polo Plaza welcomes 2015 with a stunning celebration!

Treat yourself to a night of great live entertainment at the Gala Dinner held at the Grand Ballroom as one of the country’s most sought after bands, The Bloomfields, from Manila, will bring back the richness of the 60s and 80s rock music.

Lumina by Edison Lamps opens in Mandaue

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 06:20 p.m.

Houses can now be lit up bright as Lumina by Edison Lamps opened its second branch on December 8, 2014.

The family-run business traces its roots from an electrical store in downtown Cebu that was started in 1962 by the family’s matriarch. Their product line expanded and started to include lights. In 2000, they ventured into modern lamps and opened their store in Capitol. From then on, they have continuously expanded their product portfolio.

Francis Libiran for Havaianas

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 06:20 p.m.

It has been more than 15 years since Francis Libiran shifted from the pragmatism and rigorousness of architecture to the fluidity and expression of fashion design. Since then, he has laid claim to a place on the international stage, dressing supermodels, celebrities and beauty queens like Tyra Banks, Anne Curtis, and Megan Young.

Johndorf introduces P200M Portville Davao

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 06:19 p.m.

A developer that started in northern Mindanao 25 years ago and flourished in Cebu over the past decade has introduced its first project in the Davao City, Portville Davao.

Johndorf Ventures Corp. (JVC) invested P200 million in the 2.7-hectare property in Barangay Sasa in that city that will become a community of 374 middle-class two-storey affordable townhomes.

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