CEBU has done it again! Being on national focus in the realm of civic clubs, in practicural the Inner Wheel Club of the Philippines (IWCP).

For Rotary Club of Mandaue Inner Wheel, club president Ludie Kriekenbeek, it was the crowning glory of the her years with Rotary. She was installed a national president of the IWCP at the formal rites held in Traders Hotel Manila. Beaming proudly by her side, was husband, Bill K.

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The induction honors were done by past national president Ely Jovellanos de Veyra.

Tracing the enviable track record of the IWCP, they continue to be one of the top international organizations, committed to community service, especially in the underprivileged sector—women and children in particular.

The theme—supported by clubs and districts undert he leadership of local and national officers and directors—is Commit with Conviction, Compassion and Consistency. Such a lofty theme, don’t you think?

Incidentally, civic leader and the moving force of her own educational scholarship foundation is another IWCP past president is Amparito Lhullier, who deserved to receive a token of appreciation for being a long-time benefactress of the club.

This was on the club’s 60th year gig.

Kudos to these two women, whose stars shine bright in the community service sector!


How would you like to experience your very own private golden sunset cruise along the Mactan Channel? Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa offers the incurable romantic a cruise every Wednesday and Saturday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. aboard the M/S Vianelle Trimaran Ketch yacht.

For an affordable price, in-house guests can have their fill of the panoramic view, chilled tropical juice, wine and hot and cold canapés such as prawn Catalan and olive on skewer, Vietnamese chicken spring rolls with sweet chili dip, brie with onion and marmalade on rye and oh, the list is endless!

The M/s Vianelle is the largest trimaran ketch yacht in the country, measuring 72 feet long and 34 feet wide. It boasts of fiberglass and teakwood interiors.

The state-of-the art navigational system, two bathrooms and fully equipped kitchen make this yacht, pure luxury sailing indeed.

For your exclusive parties with family or friends, the Vianelle can be chartered for two hours, plus and additional cost per succeeding hour.

An intimate dinner aboard the Vianelle can be had with the Romance by the Sanctuary dinner package, which has a three-course set dinner with a glass of wine. This package is offered daily, from 6-9 p.m.


At least three times a year, Dr. Jose “Bebe” Barba takes off from his ultra-lucrative medical practice in New York, USA, to bask in the pristine, laid-back beaches of his native Toledo City. Many times in the past, Dr. Bebe hosted events for his grade school classmates (such as a reunion); likewise, for his classmates at the medical school of Cebu Velez College. We were luchky to "catch him" during a lull in one of his many excursions in Cebu. No dull moment with Bebe. Hurry back, doc.