Saturday, September 18, 2021

Neri: What’s up? What’s new?


All set for Friday, the 23rd, is a free webinar on Faith, Hope & Healing as part of the celebration of the 50th charter anniversary of the Rotary Club of Mandaue headed by its president, Arsenio Mata. Speakers are Pastor Ron delos Santos, president and chief executive officer of Safehaven Addiction Treatment and Recovery Village, and Dr. Maria Leore Ygot, Fellow of the Phil. Psychiatric Association and the Phil. College of Addiction, who will tackle the topics of “Life Second Chance: Try Again or Give Up? This Way or That Way?” and “Coping with Pandemic Depression and Anxiety,” respectively.


Arthaland, the real estate developer known for its focus on sustainability, wellness, high quality and superior design, unveiled its second project in our city with the groundbreaking of Lucima, a 37-storey, high-rise residential condominium at the corner of Cardinal Rosales Ave. and Samar Loop at Cebu Business Park. Arthaland vice chairman and president Jaime C. Gonzalez announced: “We want to share our vision and commitment to different parts of the country. Cebu is the best place to start it off in the South for Arthaland, following the success of our company’s office building development, the Cebu Exchange.”

Executive vice president Christopher Narciso said: “Cebu is fast gaining prominence as a leading regional hub and preferred location for some of the most renowned global institutions. Investors and locators alike can look to Lucima to set the standard of luxury living in the city.”

Envisioned to be the first quadruple-certified, sustainable high-rise residential condominium in the country, it was designed by internationally renowned Portugal-based architectural firm Saraiva + Associados.

Lucima is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2025.


“The biggest, newest and most exciting showroom in the whole Philippines...” This was how Toyota Mabolo executive vice president Joseph Lo described the Toyota Mabolo Premium Lifestyle Center which recently opened at SM City Cebu. “We are opening the Toyota Mabolo Premium Lifestyle Center as an extension of the Toyota Mabolo franchise. We’re elevating the customer experience of the entire industry.”

The 3,000 square feet satellite complementing store is located at the lower ground floor of the mall. It offers a unique concept and will soon be showcasing long awaited new models such as the all-new Land Cruiser 300 and the GR Yaris. However, the company’s priority is to push the sales for Philippine-manufactured vehicles like the Vios and Innova to help generate jobs for Filipinos.


“A new blessing to Cordova,” so says Mayor Maria Therese Sitoy of Smart’s donation of connectivity devices such as Smart Bro LTE pocket WiFi and 5G SIM cards to the Cordova Boat Owners and Tour Operators to help revive tourism. She finds this partnership with Smart timely because a fast connectivity in the area, especially while in the middle of the sea, is a big help to open and promote tourism, more so during this pandemic.

On the part of Smart, vice president/department head Melvin Nubla gave assurance of the company’s continuing support to the municipality of Cordova to help jumpstart its tourism industry, a vital source of livelihood of Cordovahanons.


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