Super B pays back

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:13 p.m.

LAST year, Sun.Star Superbalita Davao made a commitment to continuously introduce innovations before 2013 closed to make its presence more felt in the communities. They did just that recently during the 15th anniversary of SuperBalita, the first Cebuano paper in Mindanao.

Addu to hold bloodletting

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:12 p.m.

ATENEO de Davao University (AdDU) in partnership with the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC)-Davao Chapter will be holding a bloodletting activity on Thursday.

Speaking during the Kapehan sa Dabaw press conference last Monday at SM City Davao Annex, Ateneo de Davao Grade School Community Association president Tessie Maranon said the university is conducting the activity to augment the Department of Health (DOH)'s declining blood supply, in line with the university's celebration of the feast day of St. Ignatius de Loyola.

For Zucre

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:09 p.m.

IF Charmaine Bontia had it her way, the entire place would have been draped in wooden fixtures. But her brother Rex, who happens to be the architect, insisted on something of his own flair: industrial chic motif in neutral colors, running against the trend of painting pastry shops in pastel colors and all things girly.

Literatus: Unsticking the earworm

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:07 p.m.

GREAT mystery writer Edgar Allan Poe wrote in his short-story The Imp of the Perverse (1945): “It is quite a common thing to be thus annoyed with the ringing in our ears, or rather in our memories, of the burthen of some ordinary song, or some unimpressive snatches roman opera. Nor will we be the less tormented if the song in itself be good, or the opera air meritorious.”

Neri: People

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:06 p.m.

FRENCH Consul Michel Lhuillier and Dr. Amparito Llamas Lhuillier mark 50 years of togetherness on Saturday, Aug. 2, with a Thanksgiving Mass at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral followed by a glittering formal reception at the Grand Ballroom of Marco Polo Plaza. Also frontliners are the golden couple's children: Charles Andre, Michael Edouard, Yvette Marie and Monique.

Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu takes meetings out of the box

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:05 p.m.

RADISSON Blu Hotel Cebu will become the new mecca for corporate assemblies. Meetings are now customized from out-of-the- box surrounding to culinary innovations with Experience Meetings—a new program which centers on these innovations: Brain Food, Brain Box and Free Wi-Fi.

Ayala Center Cebu stages Style Origin on August 2 and 3

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:04 p.m.

CATCH the last leg of the Style Origin Series at the Ayala Center Cebu in a two-day fashion event on Aug. 2 and 3, 6 p.m. at The Gallery of the new expansion wing.

Unwind at Waterfront Mactan

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:03 p.m.

WATERFRONT Mactan’s newest package that is made just for you! Relaxing Getaway Package comes with an overnight Superior Room accommodation for only P3,600 nett/room/night for single and P3,900 nett/room/night for double occupancy, this comes with free buffet breakfast at UNO, free plated lunch or dinner at UNO, 10 percent discount on laundry and pressing services, 10 percent discount on F& B outlets, complimentary use of the gym, and free use of the swimming pool. This promo is subject to government tax, local tax and service charge and is available starting June 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2014.

Gearing up for ZumBacolod

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:59 p.m.

NOWADAYS, physical fitness enthusiasts and health advocates in Bacolod City converge in malls, dance studios or parks to "party" and dance to the music that comes from the following dance styles: cumbia, salsa, merengue, mambo, flamenco, chachacha, reggaeton, soca, samba, tango and hiphop.

This latest dance craze also involves martial arts and aerobic elements and is approximated to have converted 14 million people in over 140,000 locations across more than 185 countries in the world.

My typical weekend

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:58 p.m.

FOR most people, dipping their feet in a pool or watching DVDs all day long would be their typical weekend. It's far from office works, no head-dropping phone calls and no nagging boss. This is a perfect weekend example, but not for me.

Now, don't think I'm rushing to my deathbed for being a workaholic. I'll tell you why being productive could spell success, in this case, combining business and leisure, even during weekends.

Madre de Agua - a versatile feed crop

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:58 p.m.

IT IS amazing how God created many living things on earth including even the fodder for the animals. Yes! It is our subject for the day. Have you ever used madre de agua (Trichantera gigantean) for your livestock and poultry? I do, and I will share with you the blessing of using this amazing fodder for the livestock industry.

Coping with grief

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:57 p.m.

I BELIEVE that the people who come into our lives come for a reason, for a season, or for a lifetime.

We meet a lot of people as we journey through life. Some stay, some go. And when they leave, sometimes we are not ready for the loss. This loss could be a breakup, a divorce, an annulment or a death of a loved one (a family member, a friend, a spouse or a boyfriend/girlfriend).

The ‘mananabang’ killed (1st of 2 parts)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 01:29 a.m.

THE term ‘mananabang,’ which is a Cebuano term, is used to identify people, mostly women who assist the delivery of births but without any formal training in the disciplines of midwifery, nursing or obstetrics. In the Philippines, they are formally called the ‘Traditional Birth Attendants” (TBAs) in contrast to the Skilled Birth Attendants (SBAs), who may be a doctor, nurse, midwife or the specialized ‘nurse-midwives’ (health professionals who hold licenses both in nursing and midwifery as in R.N., R.M.).

Sona fashion inspired by neutral hues, ethnic designs

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 10:17 p.m.

NEUTRAL-COLORED Filipinianas and Baron Tagalogs were top picks by lawmakers and their guests who attended the fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona) of President Benigno Aquino III at the House of Representatives on Monday.

The event, which highlighted the major accomplishments of Aquino's four-year-old administration, did not disappoint everyone in the fashion department.

Sunburned and in pain

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:38 p.m.

DEAR Dr. Fritz,

Grand Regal joins wedding fair

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:37 p.m.

THE premier wedding reception venue in Davao City again showcased its creative abilities by presenting a one of a kind romantic outdoor wedding set-up, in the much-anticipated annual wedding fair at Abreeza Mall from July 25 to 27.

Grand Regal Hotel's booth looks surreal as a truly-inspired dream wedding that a couple had always dreamed about.

Thomas, the ‘crazy’ head

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 07:14 p.m.

“WHAT'S with the title?” Thomas Von Klettenberg was asked, for starters.

“Well, it’s sort of a joke; a parody; a twist of sarcasm; a game with identity,” Thomas quickly replied, displaying his quirky humor. And, as if searching his memory, he continued: “Or maybe it’s just me and my crazy, artsy alter ego. Why not?”

Espina: Lhuillier’s golden years

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 07:13 p.m.

ALL roads lead to the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, then to the Marco Polo Hotel, when Consul Michel and Dr. Amparito Lhuillier celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Iglesia Ni Cristo sets 2 Guinness records

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 02:36 p.m.

THE centennial or 100th anniversary of Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) at the Ciudad de Victoria in Bocaue, Bulacan yesterday has set two new Guinness records.

Afternoon tea in the garden

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 02:35 p.m.

I'M STILL here in England. The weather is hot (for once) so we are enjoying long walks in the forest as well as some scrumptious traditional afternoon teas in the garden.

Excellence inside out

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 02:34 p.m.

IT WAS Liza’s first day as a nurse in the operating room. She felt nervous. She noticed that one sponge was missing. Should she tell the surgeon? He had the reputation of being very strict but also the very best in the hospital.

ANP awards 24th 0Bulawan winners

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 02:33 p.m.

THE Association of Negros Producers (ANP) awarded yesterday the winners of the 24th Bulawan Awards during their closing rites at Robinsons Place Bacolod.

Eid’l Fitr: Celebrating the end and welcoming a new beginning

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 11:17 p.m.

MUSLIMS around the globe prepared for this wonderful day of Eid’l Fitr for it is the celebration of the end of Ramadhan.

Costanilla: Sinegugma, a success

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 11:05 p.m.

FILMS. We witnessed the successful staging of the first Sinegugma Digital Short Film Competition last week at the social hall of Cebu City Hall although only four barangays submitted entries. As a start, it was good enough but we are hoping that more barangays would participate in next year’s competition. We commend Guadalupe, Sirao, Kinasang-an and Apas for their impressive short films. Although their creators and artists were neophytes, yet they were able to come up with delightful productions.

Two-day denim fashion show

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 10:16 p.m.

ONE of the city’s premier shopping destinations has brought to Dabawenyos some of the best denim fashion clothing as it hosted the Denim Movement Festival last July 18 and 19 at the Atrium.

Mindanao talents conquer WCOPA

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 10:16 p.m.

I FIRST met Arthur Zata when he was directing and producing his full-length film "Positive". The following year we met up again as he was busy promoting his new project The Talent Edge.

It was a talent show which would pick contestants from Mindanao to represent the country in the 18th World Championships of the Performing Arts held in Los Angeles California. And these Mindanao representatives recently gave honors to the country during the international event.

An extraordinary woman

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 07:22 p.m.

IT'S not every day that one gets to meet an employee who gets so emotional to the point of crying when she talks about how amazing her boss is. It is even more uncommon to meet a person who has an impressive collection, numbering hundreds, of the best artwork by the finest and well-renowned artists in the country.

Everything French

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 07:20 p.m.

If there’s any spot in Cebu that can claim to be a French enclave, it has to be 371 GorordoAvenue where the French Consulate in Cebu city is located.

Nexus Real Estate Corp. awards top performing broker and seller

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 07:19 p.m.

NEXUS Real Estate Corp., one of the emerging players in the local real estate industry, has once again acknowledged its business partners and agents last July 19 with an awarding of vehicle incentives to their top broker and seller for the first half of 2014.

Awarded as top broker was Rose Flaminia of Flaminia Realty, who was given a brand new Toyota Innova and Mally Orge also of Flaminia Realty as top seller, who was given a brand new Toyota Avanza.

Camella to launch Riverfront

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 07:18 p.m.

SETTING benchmarks in the real estate market, Camella paves the way for another paramount residential enclave that blends comfort and luxury in one community – Riverfront.

Just recently, the leading developer of quality homes in the Philippines facilitated the groundbreaking ceremonies for its newest 10-hectare property development.

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