Friday, December 16, 2011

Uratex Foam Bed Mattress Products for the Best Sleep you’ll Ever have

Know different Uratex Ways for the Best Sleep you'll ever had. Get the sleep that you need everyday with the Uratex Bed Foam Mattress way. Did you know that inadequate sleep for days could cause you less effective in: reaction time, judgment, vision, information processing, performance, motivation, vigilance, patience and even short-term memory. Sleep plays an important role in promoting physical health, longevity, and emotional well-being then. Your bed does an essential part to get a good sound sleep. Uratex is the largest manufacturer of commercial and automotive polyurethane bed foam mattress products in the country. Uratex mattress can serve you 5-7 years as Uratex Foam Mattresses comes with a 5-year warranty. Find out below why Uratex Bed Foam Mattress is wise choice.

Uratex Bed Foam Mattress - Purifoam
Purifoam by Uratex
Allergies caused by dust mites and other germs and microorganisms found at home? Purifoam by Uratex is designed to help address this and satisfy the need for a mattress that offers protection against allergy-causing microbes. Treated with Sanitized to provide long-lasting, safe and effective protection against bacteria, fungi, dust mites, mold, mildew and unpleasant odor, Purifoam is of superior quality and long-lasting protection.
Uratex Permahard Mattress
Uratex mattress highly recommended the Permahard Mattress for its healthy attributes, which is 20 percent harder than Uratex Foam. Often called the “yellow foam,” Permahard, is doctor-recommended for those who need an “orthopedic mattress.”
Uratex Comfort Plus mattress
The Uratex Comfort Plus mattress, is designed putting a person’s weight into consideration. It comes with a 10-year warranty. It has the same high-quality character of Uratex foam but packed with more-than-enough polymer that can support heavier users and has the ability to withstand rigorous usage.

Uratex Bed Foam Mattress - Trapunto by Rajo Laurel
Uratex Trapunto by Rajo Laurel
“To embroider” or Trapunto by Rajo Laurel. Trapunto is a classic European quilting style known for elegance and beauty. Exclusively designed by Rajo Laurel, one of the country’s most celebrated fashion designers. With a contoured cut and knitted fabric cover, Trapunto provides a soft, plush feel for a cool and relaxed sleeping experience. Both foam and cover are treated with Sanitized so you’re assured of effective anti-microbial protection. Being a 3-zone mattress, Trapunto ensures superior support in the shoulder, lumbar and hip areas.
Uratex Premium Touch Viscoluxe Memory
This is the mattress for the hardworking, corporate-driven who leads a sedentary life in the office. The Uratex Premium Touch Viscoluxe Memory has an advanced and combined pocket-spring system and body-molding memory foam for soothing indulgence. Sensitive to body heat and weight, the memory foam gently conforms to body contours to relieve pressure points and create a comfortable cocoon. The pressure-free sensation allows the joints and spine to be in natural alignment. Overall, the mattress provides an all-over feeling of relaxation and comfortable sleep, minus the tossing and turning.

Uratex Bed Foam Mattress - Senso Memory Foam
Uratex Senso Memory Foam Mattress
Minimize stressful lifestyle and help lower blood pressure and stress hormones with the Uratex Senso Memory Foam Mattress, designed for comfort, health for the best sleep ever. Made of high-quality memory or visco-elastic foam originally developed by NASA to reduce the extreme pressure exerted on astronauts during takeoff, it is treated with Sanitized for safe and effective protection against bacteria, fungi, dust mites, mold, mildew and unpleasant odor. Now, say goodnight and goodbye to: back, neck, shoulder, leg and joint pains, headaches, muscle aches, sciatica, bed sores, pressure points, numbness, stress, fatigue and insomnia with Uratex Senso Memory Foam Mattress.
Uratex Therapoint Mattress
Athletes and physically active individuals? The Therapoint Mattress is a high resilient foam that provides a perfect balance of comfort and support so that you can enjoy deep, sound sleep night after night. It uses the Coolmax Technology Mattress cover, a high-performance fabric that dries fast compared to others and balances body moisture and minimizes tiredness caused by perspiration and maximizes sleep quality. Therapoint Mattress is one of the most durable and long-lasting foam mattresses ever designed.

Uratex Bed Foam Mattress - Therapoint
Uratex’s K Everyday Premium
A Uratex Product perfect for women, Uratex’s K Everyday Premium perfectly addresses the specific warmth, comfort, style and sleeping requirements of the Filipino woman. Its fusion of impeccable style, superior quality and unwavering benefits gives you celebrity-style slumber! K Everyday Premium Mattress’ contour foam support design provides the support needed to key pressure areas of a woman’s body like the head, shoulder, pelvis, legs and feet. A firm edge support has been included to prevent you from collapsing as you sit on the side, and treated with Sanitized to keep it fresh and protected from germs and dust-mites.

Uratex Bed Foam Mattress - Orthocare
Uratex Mattress Orthocare
Therapeutic mattress is Orthocare. Uratex’s hospital-quality mattress created to help sleepers with back pain problems. It combines a high-density polyurethane mattress and multi-zone topper with breathable open-pored cell structure, with a fashionable jacquard-woven damask fabric treated with Sanitized and quilted embroidered cover with classic design.
For more details about Uratex products., visit Uratex Website, or call the Uratex Customer Hotline at 888-6800
Uratex Bed Foam Mattress Products for the Best Sleep posted at Cebu Events Blog

Thursday, December 15, 2011

How to get iPhone 4S from Globe the way you want it to be!

There are many ways how you can own your new iPhone 4S from Globe Telecom. Before running down the options how you can get the best iPhone yet from Apple Mobile Devices, know why you deserve an iPhone 4S now. Apple iPhone 4S is the first iPhone from iPone lineup to officially launch with the SIRI Natural language commands and dictation. This iPhone model now runs on Dual-core A5 chip8MP Camera with PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU, Software version iOS 5 and iCloud Services.

How to get iPhone 4S from Globe the way you want it to be.
  • Exclusive Trade-in for Existing iPhone Models - iPhone users who want to upgrade their Apple devices to new iPhone 4S. Globe-issued iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 in good working condition can trade-in their units at a specified trade-in value, that could a discount for qualified purchases or availments of iPhone 4S at designated Globe stores and launch venues on December 16, 2011. iPhone 4S trade-in applies for all existing prepaid and postpaid subscribers of Globe.
  • 20% OFF on an iPhone 4S Case - Discount available until December 31 only from Globe.
  • Apple iPhone 4S free Games and Application from Globe - Free applications from games, social networking, lifestyle, to entertainment and sports. Text REWARDS APP to 4438 on your iPhone 4S to get free apps. Globe has an exclusive app for its subscribers using the iPhone 4S who want to check their balance is also available for free, just text IPHONE to 2222 for free to download the app.
  • Order Globe iPhone 4S online - To place an order, log on to at You can have it picked up at all Globe stores nationwide or you can choose to have their iPhone 4s delivered by calling the Globe iPhone 4S Customer Sales hotline at 730-1010.
Now you got it. Get your iPhone 4S from Globe now!
How to get iPhone 4S from Globe the way you want it posted at Cebu Events Blog

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Aboitizland's Hanaya a Mid-rise resort furnished Condo in Mandaue City

Aboitizland, a Cebuano homegrown Residential and Commercial Communities Developer will kick off next year HANAYA, an Aboitizland Resort-style Condominium Community  in Canduman Mandue City. Aboitizland's Hanaya is a mid-rise condominium community with a uniquely 70% Open space for occupants to play in which means, a huge space is given to families living in Hanaya. Hanaya Condominium is accessible from Talamban, Cebu City and Mandaue City. Hanaya of Aboitizland is a property with the ideal location to those families with children study at nearby schools, Ateneo de Cebu (Sacred Heart), Cebu International School and Maria Montessori International School.

  • Lobby area with landscaped garden atrium
  • Elevators in all buildings
  • Two open-type stairways
  • Hybrid underground electricals
  • Centralized garbage room at lower ground floor
  • Low flow water fixtures (reduces water consumption by using pressurized/aerated water)
  • Constant Pressure Pump (pressure is fair from the lower ground up to the roof deck)
  • Fire alarm, fire hose cabinets and exits at both wings
  • Heat and smoke detectors with centralized sprinkler system
  • Standby power
  • Covered parking & street parking
  • Roof deck laundry area
  • Single-loaded corridors
  • CCTV
  • Exhaust system per unit (Toilet & Bath)
  • Telephone and cable provision
  • Balcony in all units (2nd-6th floor)
  • Patio or Balcony units at the Upper ground floor
  • Window type aircon sleeve provision
  • Standby power: 2 lights (master’s Bedroom & T&B, Ref and 1 convenience outlet
  • Adult and kiddie pool
  • Pavilion and Gazebos
  • BBQ station
  • Exercise station
  • Jogging trail
  • Basketball court with full benches
  • Children's playground
  • Clubhouse

Hanaya Condo Green Aerial Perspective Renders
More Hanaya Photo Renders here
Aboitizland Hanaya Condominium Green Environment Features
  • Vertical Landscape
  • Rainwater recovery
  • Materials recovery facility (segregates market recyclable materials)
  • Passive cooling (building is designed to be cooler without the need for power)
  • CFL lighting
  • Efficient use of sun shading
Aboitizland Future Projects in Cebu includes Aboitizland SDK Property that will be soon to rise at Subangdaku Mandaue City just a close vicinity to Aboitiz Soccer Field next to SM Hypermarket (Makro before) and a SM Savemore Supermarket also to rise in Pueblo Verde Basak Lapu-Lapu City on top of current supermarket at Pueblo Verde Robinsons Supermarket Pueblo Verde and office space  iMEZ.

Sony Ericsson 12 Days of Christmas Raffle Promo for Cebuanos

This is Sony Ericsson Philippine's way of delighting the Cebuanos, Sony Ericsson 12 days of Christmas is an exclusive promo to Cebu for the next 12 days leading to Christmas Day, Sony Ericsson will be giving away to 12 lucky winners, 12 months worth of iconic Cebuano products to anyone who buys a Sony Ericsson mobile phone anywhere in Cebu from December 12 until the 23rd. Wanting lechon every month for the next 12 months? Or getting your salon fix every month from January until December? Or, coffee breaks in the city's proudest and uniquely Cebuano coffee shop? To join Sony Ericsson 12 days of Christmas Promo, see details below.

Sony Ericsson 12 days of Christmas  Raffle Mechanics
  1. Every purchase of a Sony Ericsson Xperia handset [with full one year warranty] from December 12 to December 23, 2011 at Sony Ericsson Experience Shops and participating dealer shops in Cebu entitles the costumer to a raffle ticket for a chance to win a one year supply of products or services from the participating brands:
    * Body and Sole Spa
    * Chika-an Restaurant
    * Coffee Dream Cafe
    * CnT Lechon
    * Dimsum Break Restaurant
    * Formo Resto-bar
    * Home Bakers Bakeshop
    * Island Souvenier Shop
    * JCA Pizza
    * La Marea Pastry Shop
    * Salon de Rose
    * Thirsty Juices and Shakes
  2. One gift certificate is worth Php1,000.00 for a total of Php 12,000.00 worth of GCS.
  3. Twelve winners will be drawn on the draw date.
  4. The customer will have to completely fill out the required information of his/her raffle ticket with his/her complete name, address, contact number/s, and affixed signature, email address and phone IMEI number.
  5. Winner shall be drawn on the above draw dates in the presence of a DTI representative at Sony Ericsson Shop, Ayala Center Cebu- 3rd Level, Ayala Center Mall, Cebu City.
  6. The winners will be notified through voice call and registered mail. Each of the winners is required to claim his/her prize within 60 days from receipt of registered mail. Failure to do so may result to the forfeiture of the prize in favor of the sponsor upon the approval of DTI.
  7. Winner will be required to present the phone purchased, registered mail, proof of purchase and any valid ID when claiming their prize at Sony Ericsson Shop, Ayala Center Cebu- 3rd Level, Ayala Center Mall, Cebu City.
  8. Representative from JYGonzales Strategic Communications, Inc and Sony Ericsson will facilitate the awarding to validate documents of the winning customer such as the phone purchased, registered mail, proof of purchase and any valid ID, Sony Ericsson will verify all information provided by the participant. False information automatically disqualifies the entry.
  9. Winners of the gift certificates can only use one GC per month January 2012 to December 2012.
  10. Sony Ericsson is not responsible for any complaints about the quality of products or services of the participating brands.
Sony Ericsson 12 days of Christmas Promo posted at Cebu Events Blog 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Apple iPhone 4S will be available on December 16 through Globe Plans

Apple Mobile Smartphone Device iPhone 4S will be available in the Philippines through Globe Plans on December 16. Apple's iPhone 4S is the first iPhone to officially launch with the SIRI Natural language commands and dictation. This cool feature of a mobile device will let iPhone 4S users to do voice command on the their iPhone for smartphone common tasks like calling someone from your Phone book or read incoming SMS for you. Globe announces its launch which is paired with Globe plans according to the users preference of usage. iPhone 4S is equipped with a Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 Processor with the latest Apple OS release iOS 5.

As early as the start of December 2011, Globe is already accepting iPhone 4S Pre-orders online for new iPhone users or those old iPhone users who plans to upgrade to the latest iPhone release. To place your orders for Globe Plan bundled iPhone 4S just log on to now.
iPhone 4S release is the most latest of all the iPhone release yet with the following main features: Dual-core A5 chip, New 8MP Camera with PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU, iOS 5, iCloud and the game-changing feature of iPhone 4S is SIRI. Some of the Apple Mobile Devices that also be available through Globe Plans are Apple iPad, Apple iPhone 3G and Apple iPhone 4.
Apple iPhone 4S through Globe affordable Plans posted at Cebu Events Blog

Thursday, December 1, 2011

SumoSam Japanese-American Restaurant at The Terraces Ayala Center Cebu

The Opening of the Japanese-American Cuisine Restaurant - SumoSam at the Ground Floor of The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu became star-studded when Actor turned Entrepreneur - Marvin Agustin extend his greetings to the Cebu Local Media and Bloggers last November 24, 2011. This is SumoSam's First branch in the Visayas. With SumoSam's goal of making their customers experience dining delightful by combining different techniques and element of cooking from different cultures and discipline of international cooking fuse to Japanese cuisine  preserving the taste, service and quality of dishes.

SumoSam Ayala Center Cebu is starred also with Chefs pioneers of authentic Japanese Cuisine here in the Philippines, Chef Benjamin Gonzales, the Executive Chef of the famed Furosato and pioneer batch of CCA, renowned chefs: The Chef of the Stars, Chef Florabel Co-Yatco and Chef Nikki Nicolas. SumoSam will let Cebuanos choose over the wide array of sumptuous meals prepared skillfully by highly-trained chefs and served by modish and vibrant attendants. To date, SumoSam confirms that fusion of the Western and Asian Cuisines can work.

SumoSam The Terraces, Ayala Cebu - Philadelphia Roll
Behind SumoSam are young entrepreneurs: Mr. Raymund Magdaluyo of Red Crab; the Marketing Manager of GMA, Mr. Ricky Laudico and Actor turned Entrepreneur, Mr. Marvin Agustin. SumoSam opened its doors to expansion with a spin to the traditional Japanese Cuisine in 2007 to 2009: John and Yoko, Cosmopolitan-Japanese Cuisine in Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City; Marciano’s, Italian-New Yorker Cuisine in Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City and Mr. Kurosawa, European-Japanese Cuisine in Eastwood, Libis, Quezon City and Resorts World Manila, Pasay City.
SumoSam is open for Franchising, SumoSam realized the desire to expand and reach out by opening new stores and the brand for franchising. Currently SumoSam have 9 branches in the Philippines, including 2 franchises. Check them out at Shangri La Plaza in Mandaluyong, Rockwell Powerplant Mall in Makati City, Marquee Mall in Angeles Pampangga, Trinoma in Quezon City, ABS CBN in Quezon City, Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Greenbelt 3 in Makati City, Abreeza Mall in Davao and the newly opened SumoSam at The Terraces in Cebu City.
SumoSam at the ground floor of The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu is open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, Monday to Sunday. For reservations and inquiries, please call 401-0643.
SumoSam Japanese - American Restaurant Ayala Cebu Terrace posted at Cebu Events Blog

Monday, November 28, 2011

Globe BlackBerry Social unlimited BBM FB Twitter IM P299 only for 30 days

Yes, Unlimited Access to BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), Facebook, Twitter and Instant Messenger (IM) for only 299 Pesos in a span of 30 days! This is what Globe BlackBerry Social is all about. Fresh from Globe, Globe BlackBerry Social offers BlackBerry users unlimited access to social networking like Facebook, Twitter and instant messaging sites, BBM, IM. Here's how to avail and use Globe BlackBerry Social, Just Text BB SOCIAL ON to 8888 to Subscribe.

Bianca Gonzalez, TV Host and Liz Uy, Fashion Icon can attest to how the service enables them to do more despite their busy schedules: guestings and hosting stints for Bianca, and pictorials and fashion shoots for Liz.
Bianca Gonzales and Liz Uy manage to squeeze in some time with people who matter most through Globe BlackBerry Social and the exciting services bundled with the offer.

Liz Uy keep her 160,000 loyal Twitter followers in the loop, ensuring that all of them are apprised of her latest fashion finds, events she is attending, and clients she is working with through Globe BlackBerry Social Plan.

Using her Globe BlackBerry Social plan, Bianca Gonzales keeps friends and supporters close to her regardless of where she is or what she is doing.
Globe BlackBerry Social gives users full and unlimited access to BBM, Facebook, Twitter and Instant Messaging anytime and anywhere at an affordable cost only P299 for 30 days.
Text BB SOCIAL ON to 8888 to subscribe now.
Globe BlackBerry Social Plan only P299 for 30 days posted at Cebu Events Blog

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Fully Booked Cebu Book Grab, Book launching on its 3rd Anniversary

Fully Booked Cebu in Ayala Center Cebu The Terraces will Celebrate its 3rd Anniversary on December 17, 2011. Fully Booked Cebu is excited to let lucky Cebuanos the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grab as many books as they can - for FREE! The Fully Booked Book Grab is an exciting event where contestants rush to take as many books as they can under a time limit. As the timer stops, Book Grab contestants get to take home the books they’ve checked out, along with prizes from co-sponsors.

Fun and games will be held during the event for the Spectators. Lucky audience members will also get the chance to join the Book Grab. Don’t miss this rare chance to take home all the books you can grab!
Here are the steps to get the chance to join Fully Booked Cebu Book Grab Challenge:
  1. Complete the entry form found at
  2. Drop it off at the Fully Booked Cebu branch before closing time on December 2, 2011.
  3. Fully Booked will draw five (5) lucky entries at the Fully Booked Cebu store and notify the chosen winners via registered mail, email or phone call.
The Fully Booked Book Grab happens on December 17, 2011 from 4:00PM to 5:30PM at the Ayala Center Cebu Activity Center.

Fully Booked Cebu is also celebrating its 3rd anniversary with the launch of its new publishing endeavor: Unscripted written by Philippine Daily Inquirer columnists Sarah Meier-Albano and Vicky Herrera.
The book launch will take place at 6:30 p.m. on December 17, 2011 at Fully Booked Cebu, and is open to the public.
Book Title: Unscripted by Sarah Meier-Albano and Vicky Herrera
Book overview, Unscripted is a compilation of the spontaneous, witty, and thought-provoking conversations that took place during the now-defunct radio show The Dollhouse, which both authors hosted for U92. Some of the notable personalities featured in the book include: Gang Badoy of RockEd, Musician and host Raimund Marasigan, and former first lady Imelda Marcos.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cebu's Newest Music Rescue A Hero Album Launching on 26th The Outpost

It has been a while since I met and featured The Wonggoys and Missing Filemon here in matudnila. Before December starts, I will let you check another Cebu-based band whose into Indie Rock genre. Its Cebu's newest music. Meet Mark (Vocals, Guitars), Carlo (Vocals, Guitars), Jeremie (Bass) and Jason (Drums) of Rescue A Hero. Do It Your own or DIY. The tracks in the coming Album "Corrupt Honest Awake" are mostly recorded in their bedrooms using laptops and anything they could use to produced good music. The 10-track Rescue A Hero Album will be launch this 26th of November, Saturday at The Outpost.

"Corrupt Honest Awake" Album Launching by Rescue A Hero
Rescue A Hero Discography
Album: Corrupt Honest Awake (2011)
Audio Tracks:
CD Price: Php 340.00 (Album Launching special pricing)
1. Mandaue
2. Above The Asphalt
3. Invisible Parked Car
4. To My Dearest,
5. A Simple Song
6. You Waited So Long To Tell Me
7. Don’t Be So Sad
8. Jelody
9. Marry Me
10. Atomic Clock

Rescue A Hero: Mark, Jason, Carlo and Jeremie
Rescue A Hero love Gigs! Bump with them either at The Outpost in Lahug or anywhere in the City. Rescue A Hero is also giving their music for free to download at Rescue A Hero official website at Now see you at the Rescue A Hero "Corrupt Honest Awake" Album Launching at The Outpost on November 26

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Watch Amazing Sports only at The Amazing Cebu Channel 54

Amazing Sports is a sports-oriented program in Cebu that aims to showcase the different sports and leisure activities that are played and enjoyed by Cebuanos in the Sunny Islands of Cebu. Amazing Sports airs at Amazing Cebu Channel 54 on Saturdays. Hosted by dance-sport enthusiast Anne Montecillo and footballer Gino Galicia, Amazing Sports will promote the local sporting scene of Cebu, hidden from mountain ranges of the island like Arnis and Eskrima, to the cityscape down to the sandy beaches of the island. 

Amazing Sports in its pilot episode which will air on Nov 18 will feature Cebuanos that purposely choose the steeps in the mountains of Minglanilla Cebu to play Longboarding, yes long boarding, not skateboarding. Plus! My favorite water-sports also be in the pilot episode this Saturday - Skimboarding. The skimboarding sessions takes place at the seashores of Liloan Cebu. I know its a preferred venue for skimboarders in Cebu aside from Argao for constant waves that fits wave-riding or no waves at all for sand-skimming. Mactan Island has few skim-boarding spots also where I usually played and my summer destination - Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island.
Amazing Cebu Channel 54's commitment in offering quality shows to Cebuanos in the island and abroad making Cebu's first local Sports TV show -The Amazing Sports! Catch the mall launching of Amazing Sports at Ayala Activezone until friday this week and drop by to suggest your favourite sports for future episodes.
Amazing Sports at Amazing Cebu Channel 54 posted at Cebu Events Blog

Sunday, November 13, 2011

VIPinoy Program for Filipino OFWs and their Family at Ayala Center Cebu

VIP Pinoy or VIPinoy is a program of Ayala Malls nationwide. VIPinoy Card is a privilege card offered to all Overseas Filipino Workers, Overseas Filipinos and their immediate family. The card offers service and conveniences, privileges and perks in Ayala Malls and Ayala-managed Malls. VIPinoy offers Balikbayas and their families in the Philippines to relax and manage finances in the VIPinoy Lounge. VIPinoy Lounge in Ayala Center Cebu is located at the 2nd level of Activezone.

Ayala Center Cebu VIPinoy Lounge Amenities
  • CHARGING STATIONS - Situated near comfortable chairs; can accommodate multiple mobile phone model
  • DRINKING STATIONS - Brewed coffee and clean drinking water are provided free at the station
  • INTERNET STATIONS - Equipped with high speed internet connection for easy and faster browsing
  • LOUNGE AREA - Comfortable sitting areas where you and your companion can relax
  • SANRY'S AND WESTERN UNION - Currency exchange, remittance center and bayad center are available for cardholder's convenience
  • VIDEOCONFERENCING SERVICE - Free call at the videoconferencing booths (private booths equipped with an advanced telephone technology that delivers clear and crisp image and sound)

Computer Stations, fast Wifi Area inside VIPinoy Ayala Center Cebu
Ayala Center Cebu VIPinoy Lounge Services
  • AYALA LAND, INC. - Free consultation and advice from Property Specialists of Ayala Land Premier, Alveo, Avida and Amaia
  • BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS - Free consultation and advice on 24/7 Banking, Investments, Housing Loans, Car Loans, Business Loans, Educational and Insurance Plans.
  • GLOBE TELECOMMUNICATION - Free consultation and advice on Globe Telecom products and packages relevant to Overseas Filipino Workers and Overseas Filipino (Globe sim cards, prepaid cards, and tattoo are available at the Concierge desk)
  • PHILIPPINE FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION - Free consultation and advice from leading retail and food franchise owners
  • ATIKHA, PHILCOMDEV, IDEALS, BATIS CENTER FOR WOMEN, INAFI PHILS. - Free financial literacy, entrepreneurship, legal and psycho-social counseling
    - Free consultation on EKOLIFE HOMESTAY ECOTOUR (travel to different local destinations with packages that include using OFW homes as lodging)
  • PHILIPPINE TRAVEL AGENCIES ASSOCIATION - Free travel and tour package advice from members of PTAA

Western Union at VIPinoy Ayala Center Cebu
Ayala Center Cebu VIPinoy Perks and Privileges
  • ACCESS TO THE A-CARD PRIVILEGES - VIPinoy cardholders get to enjoy special discounts, perks and freebies in over 900 participating stores across Ayala Malls through the A-Card program (privilege card program of Ayala Malls).
  • ACCESS TO CUSTOMER LOUNGE - Unlimited use of the Customer Lounges located at the following Ayala Malls and Ayala-managed Malls: Glorietta, Alabang Town Center, Market! Market!, TriNoma, Ayala Center Cebu, Marquee Mall, Abreeza, Metropoint Mall and Pavilion Mall.
  • EXCLUSIVE INVITATION -Exclusive invitation to sale events, workshops, seminars and promotional activities (subject to the number of seats allocated to VIPinoy cardholders; first-come, first-served)
  • PRIORITY LANE - Express lane for Cinema ticket purchase across all Ayala Malls and Ayala-managed Malls.
  • RESERVED SEATS - Special seats are reserved for cardholders in Ayala Malls shows, concerts and events (subject to the number of seats allocated to VIPinoy cardholders; first-come, first-served)

VIPinoy Lounge Active Zone Ayala Center Cebu
How to Apply for a VIPinoy Privelege Card?
VIPinoy Privilege Card On-site or Offline Application
Apply on-site at any of the Ayala Malls Concierge, VIPinoy Lounge Concierge and Ayala-managed Malls Customer Service booths
VIPinoy Privilege Card Online Application
Apply online by through the following websites: &

What are the requirements in applying for an VIPinoy Card?
Prepare the following VIPinoy Card Requirements
  1. Accomplished application form
  2. Valid ID
  3. Payment of P150 processing fee (please present provisional or official receipt)
  4. Support documents (for OFW and OF -photocopy of company ID; valid passport; OWWA or POEA ID) (for immediate family – proof of remittance from any local or money transfer facilities) (valid within the last 3 months)
A person can apply a VIPinoy Card in behalf of another person if he/she knows the personal information asked for the person he applies for. For VIPinoy Card Renewals, just surrender your expired VIPinoy card and present a valid ID to process your card renewal. Card renewal is subject to P200 renewal fee.
VIPinoy Program for OFWs and Balikbayan at Ayala Malls posted at Cebu Events Blog.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

12th San Miguel Beer National Finals Beer Drinking Contest Winners

The San Miguel Beer Brewery Inc.'s National Finals Beer drinking Contest is happening at the Peublo Verde, MEPZ II Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu last November 4. The event determines the fastest San Miguel Beer Drinkers in the country. Beer Drinkers came from the area champions from GMA South, GMA North, Central Luzon, Northern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. They will also try to beat the 53.73 seconds record last year of the Northwest GMA delegates. More than 2 Million worth of Cash and San Miguel Beer promotional items await the winners and the fastest team composed of five members will bring home 500, 000 Pesos. Below are the 12th San Miguel Brewery Beer Drinking Contest National Finals winners:

12th San Miguel Brewery Beer Drinking Contest National Finals Runner-up: GMA North Area with official time record at 47.3 seconds

12th San Miguel Brewery Beer Drinking Contest National Finals 2nd runner up: South Luzon Area with official time record at 47.44 seconds
Local Bands and Fun Activities entertain the Spectators which are also Beer Drinkers that day. Rocksteddy, Brownman Revival and Street Beat was there to lead the excitement.

Brownman Revival Performance during the 12th San Miguel Brewery Beer Drinking Contest National Finals at the Peublo Verde, MEPZ II Lapu-Lapu City
The nationwide SMB beer drinking contest officially kicked off last May early this year. The 13th San Miguel Brewery Beer Drinking Contest Schedule is expected to  start early 2nd quarter of 2012.
12th SMB Nationa Beer drinking Contest posted at Cebu Events Blog

Sony Ericsson new Android Phones Xperia Active and Xperia Ray

I was there yesterday - the first day of the 3-day Sony Ericsson 3D Expo (November 11-13) at Sony Ericsson SM Cebu Cyberzone for the Launching of the new Sony Ericsson Android Phones in XPERIA lineup. The new Sony Ericsson Android Phone Xperia are Xperia Ray, Xperia Active and the newly launched and the first Sony Playstation-certified smartphone Xperia PLAY. Visit Sony Ericsson 3D Expo at SM Cebu Cyberzone now an be treated to Xperia product demonstrations, mobile games, the 3D imaging and viewing experience and the sound technology of Sony xLOUD audio.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active Specs Peview
The Sony Ericsson Xperia active is for users with a fit and active lifestyle, being dust-proof, scratch-resistant and water resistant (20 mins soak).  The Xperia active allows wet finger tracking, ensuring great performance even when the phone or the user’s fingers are wet.  Sports apps such as iMapMyFitness plus built-in GPS, barometer and compass functionality are built-in with Xperia Active. With a 3-inch screen and running the latest Android platform for smartphones (Gingerbread 2.3), Plus the Mobile BRAVIA Engine enables Reality Display, a 5-megapixel camera with HD video functionality, and a 1Ghz processor.The first handset together with Xperia Ray in the Philippines featuring 3D Sweep Panorama technology from Sony Cyber-shot

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Specs Preview
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray - The one of the Xperia smartphones with 3D image capture, has a side profile of only 9.4mm and a 3.3-inch touchscreen. The Xperia Ray’s body is based on a genuine aluminum frame, evident on each side of the display. Xperia Rays's front face is made of clear black scratch resistant glass with integrated touch keys.  An 8.1-megapixel camera with Exmor R for mobile and the Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine and a front-facing camera are perfect for self-portraits and video chats. The Xperia ray also has a battery life similar in size to larger smartphones.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Active Android Phone soak in water test.
Sony Erisson Xperia Technology Features explained:
3D Sweep Panorama
3D Sweep Panorama is a camera shooting mode where users can capture a scene in true 3D with a sweep of the camera. Users just pan the camera and up to 100 images are automatically taken from a number of different angles.  The camera’s processor then analyzes and combines these images to build the full 3D picture, which can be viewed as a fully three dimensional panoramic image on a compatible 3D TV. 3D Sweep Panorama will also be available in current Xperia handset models such as Xperia mini, Xperia mini pro and the Xperia arc via a software upgrade and in upcoming models such as Xperia neo V, Xperia pro and Xperia arc S.
This is Sony Ericsson Walkman's ace feature - for better audio, the new line of Xperia smartphones offer Sony’s xLOUD audio technology which enhances and improves volume in the loudspeaker during playback.

Sony Ericsson's (L-R): Vince Dela Cruz, Product Manager; Patrick Larraga, Marketing Manager & Dennis Manzano, Sony Ericsson Philippines General Manager.
Sony Ericsson’s Christmas in 3D Promo.
Win one of three Sony 3D showcases. Each Sony 3D showcase to be won includes
  •  Sony Playstation 3
  • 1.2-m Full HD 3D Sony Bravia LCD TV
  • 4 Sony 3D glasses
  • P25,000 worth of Sony 3D Blu-Ray and Sony Playstation™ title
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc smartphone.
For Sony Cyber-shot 3D camera technology best experience, Sony Ericsson brings the Christmas in 3D promo. Buyers of Sony Ericsson handsets from concept shops and participating dealers from now until December 31, 2011 will have a chance to win over P1 million worth of prizes in three Sony 3D showcases. They will get a number of raffle tickets depending on their purchased handset model.

Purchase of the Xperia arc, Xperia ray, Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo V, Xperia pro and Xperia arc S entitles the buyer to as much as three raffle tickets.Visit the Sony Ericsson Concept Shops now. ALso, join the Sony Ericsson Philippines on Facebook at
Sony Ericsson Xperia Android Phones posted at Cebu Events Blog

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Intel Ultrabook thin & light laptops and the Microprocessor Evolution

In the 2nd quarter of 2011 Intel announced Ultrabook, a new category of thin and light mobile computers. In a thin, light and elegant design, Ultrabook will have the performance and capabilities of today’s laptops with tablet-like features. Moore’s Law and Silicon technology brings Ultrabook into Man's grasps in the same way they have brought the traditional PC for the past 40 years. By end of 2012, Intel expects 40% of consumers laptops to be in the Ultrabook category.

History Icon 1971 4004 Package First Intel Microprocessor
Intel Ultrabook is the product of Intel's work on redefining the consumer PC experience with the following benefits in mind such as: instant on, all day battery life, security, touch interface, seamless interconnectivity between devices, support for all OSs, security and best class graphics - all at considerable price points.
Meanwhile Let's take a look of "The Evolution of The Microprocessor". The Brain of Millions of Devices - without the Microprocessor, they would not have existed!

1971-2011 The Microprocessor Evolution
The first microprocessor – the Intel® 4004 – saw the light in 1971. Since then, the PC has been undergoing a transformation to become the phenomenal tool is today and has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity and pervasiveness. The PC is 30 years old in 2011 and its brains, the microprocessor – is even older, a staggering 40 years old. Is there still room for expansion and what shape will future incarnations take? Yes, The Intel Ultrabooks is here to stay!
The Microprocessor Evolution by Intel posted at Cebu Events Blog

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

NOKIA N9 Phone Specs Preview available via Smart Plans 2000 & 3000

Another Stylish smartphone from NOKIA is the new NOKIA N9 all-screen Smartphone. With the close competition in smartphone technology and mobile operating systems from both old and new  players in the Cellphone and Smartphone market, NOKIA is proving to keep coming with this newest smartphone. The Nokia N9 availability is on November 21, 2011 through Pre-ordering online at or Pre-ordering is accepted until November 18, 2011

The Nokia N9 is made out of polycarbonate body, which means better antenna performance for quality reception. NOKIA N9 Camera is rated at 8MP HD-quality video capture with the Carl Zeiss autofocus sensor, Wide-angle lens and large aperture fitting in low-light conditions.
Mobility is ace with Nokia N9 with free turn-by-turn drive and walk navigation with voice guide in Maps. Nokia N9 has Video play in true 16:9 widescreen format and surround sound experience and the Near Field Communication (NFC), for easy image sharing, videos and music in between devices by just touching them together.

NOKIA N9 is available via affordable Smart Unlimited Data Plan 2000 at 16gb and 3000 at 64gb, and All-in Plan 3500 (16gb). You can also preorder your Nokia N9 at All-in Plan 3500 with P1,200 cash out. Preordered Nokia N9’s are available in Black, Cyan, and Magenta colors.

FREE Limited Edition Nokia Wireless Music Receiver
Every approved preorder application for the Nokia N9 will entitle a limited edition Nokia Wireless Music Receiver for FREE! Listen to your digital music libraries from mobile to home stereos using the Bluetooth technology.
NOKIA N9 ALL SCREEN SMARTPHONE posted at Cebu Events Blog

Jollibee sets new Pinoy Family Christmas Tradition

The earliest Christmas activity in Cebu that I have witnessed so far is the 17th Jollibee Maaga ang Pasko Launch at SM City Cebu which deepens their nationwide campaign of spreading cheer to less fortunate children with the help of the new batch of Jolly Toy Scouts partner schools and companies from Visayas, Jolly Toy Scout families as well as Jollibee executives led by Jollibee Operations Director for VisMin District 1 Grace S. Mercado.

Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama with Kids participants, Performers behind are UC Choir
Recently they have been including the Filipino families who want to bond together while reaching out to those in need in this Christmas season. Several family-themed booths were set up in the Event Center of SM City Cebu to enable participants and mall goers to enjoy the time with their families while contributing to the campaign. They need to present old toys and books in exchange for tickets to join in the fun.
To become Jolly Toy Scouts, Filipino families can simply set a day to gather their old toys and books in their homes and drop them off in the Maaga ang Pasko boxes in any of more than 730 Jollibee stores nationwide.

The Boy Scouts of the Philippines - Cebu is also there.
The symbolic hanging of commitments in the Maaga ang Pasko Pledge tree by representative families including the Garcia Family of Cebu City, Suplido Family of Silay City, Negros Occidental, Jollibee Family Values Awards winner from Visayas and Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama.
The presence of family pledges are meant to inspire other Filipino families to do something together for others through Maaga ang Pasko and experience a more meaningful Christmas. One of the event highlights were the induction of the 2011 batch of Jolly Toy Scouts in Cebu.
The Maaga ang Pasko Pledge tree will be on display at SM City Cebu so other families can hang their pledges.  These pledges can range from simple donations or gifts for their chosen orphanages or foundations, as well as outreach activities.

Surprise Guest, ABS-CBN's Empress Schuck
Over the years, Jollibee Maaga ang Pasko has spread the holiday cheer to thousands of children through almost two million toys and books. Last year, students from 60 schools and employees from 33 companies worked together to gather 200,000 toys. The Jolly Toy Scouts, gave less fortunate children a more memorable Christmas celebration.
“Maaga ang Pasko owes its success to the participation of our Jolly Toy Scouts.  If we get to engage their whole families this year, it will help the campaign touch more hearts and lives, strengthen family ties and promote positive family values,” said Mercado.
Oliver Alcid, Jollibee marketing services officer for the Visayas hopes for a another successful Maaga ang Pasko sa Jollibee with the involvement of the basic unit of the society - the Family.
Maaga ang Pasko sa Jollibee in Cebu posted at Cebu Events Blog

Monday, October 31, 2011

Cebu Pacific Air website Promo Fare Piso Sale

The Cebu Pacific Air Official Promo Website offers a Piso Fare Seat Sale Promo today until tomorrow - November 1 or until seats lasts on all Domestic Destinations.
This Cebu Pacific Air Promo Sale is timely for all online bookings for all who have planned domestic trips next year June 1 to August 31.
Since its holiday on all the nation today, booking could be faster as people are in their homes, monitoring any treats and tricks? or in the beach :)

So before Cebu Pacific Air promo seats lasts, choose and plan your mid year 2012 and book only at the Cebu Pacific Air Official Promo Website
For proper Cebu Pacific Air Tickets online booking, take a peek on the standard Terms and Conditions:
•Quoted fares are one way. Limited availability. Fares are non-refundable. 
•Fares are exclusive of government fees, taxes and fuel surcharges. 
•Flight changes must be made more than 24 hours before scheduled time of departure. 
•At time of booking, pre-purchase your baggage allowance to save time and money at check-in. 
•CAB approved terms and conditions of carriage apply and are available online.

Cebu Pacific Air Website Piso Fare posted at Cebu Events Blog
Happy Booking!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Taio Cruz Discography and Nigerian Music

After a quick online research about Taio Cruz, the artist behind billboard 100 hit chart toppers "Break Your Heart", "Dynamite" from Rockstarr album and "Higher"; I found out that Taio Cruz is one of the English people with Nigerian descent. According to a free encyclopedia online, Taio Cruz' father was a Nigerian, making him carry Nigerian race.
Aside from Taio Cruz, Nigerian artists who are in the spotlight of making Nigerian Songs are IcePrince, Wizkid, MI, Eldee and D'banj. Taio Cruz has made collaborations with other artists like Kylie and Travis McCoy which makes a good hit. For online Nigerian Music purchase, you can try, as the site offers also latest nigerian movies from Nollywood films.
Plus one for offering secure online payment methods which I can attest for secure transactions over the web - paypal. Another option for online shopping with the site is the support of all major credit cards worldwide. With the online option of buying your favorite music and movies, the site is totally cool for this generation. Buy good music!

Friday, October 21, 2011

IBM Executives Maps Cebu Traffic & Urban Planning Greener and Smarter

In the last three weeks from October 3-20, six senior IBM leaders, Dave Minear, Robin A. Selber & Scott Bennewitz from the United States, Sunimal Ediriweera from Sweden, Harald Robok from Germany and Martina Pareschi from Italy worked closely with the various Cities and Municipalities of Cebu Province through the newly formed Metro Cebu Development Coordinating Board (MCDCB). The team is part of IBM Executive Service Corps, a variant of the company’s ongoing Corporate Service Corps for the good of community service program.
Today, IBM announced the successful completion of an operational framework project towards an integrated development process, particularly in urban planning and transport & traffic management for Cebu.

Since Executive Service Corps commencement in 2008, its mandate and portfolio have been broadened and deepened.  It now includes IBM executives who work in teams with city planners, entrepreneurs, business leaders and governmental agencies to develop road maps that identify the best ideas, most scalable solutions and critical next steps in the economic, social and environmental sustainability of cities.

The IBM Leaders composing the Executive Service Corps
The IBM executives also worked closely to provincial leaders, academia, and the private sector of Metro Cebu to address key issues it is facing in the areas of land use planning & zoning, and transport &  traffic management.
Increased flash floods and worsening traffic not only causes inconvenience, but hinder economic development and contribute to pollution.  Among other issues, the team studied ways to understand existing practices and systems as well as the gaps – from the point of view of institutions, processes, mandate, and Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) infrastructure.
The ESC team presented to the Metro Cebu stakeholders and the Governor of Cebu who is leading the MCDCB a detailed report, including a set of observation and recommended policies, processes, and supporting ICT systems that will enable Metro Cebu to be more competitive in the global marketplace.
It leverages existing programs to arrive a realistic roadmap with both short term and long term objectives to address Metro Cebu’s traffic congestion and land use planning methodologies along with an improved governance model that can be used to combat additional core issues like flooding, water and waste management.

“IBM has been working closely with cities and governments around the world to make their transportation and urban planning systems smarter,” said Special Projects Leader, IBM Philippines. “Smarter traffic solutions can help traffic flow smoothly, anticipate congestion and reduce emissions.  While smarter urban planning can integrate and enable long-range planning for land use and urbanization to help prevent unwanted flooding and encourage tourism to heritage sites throughout the area, as a couple of examples.”
The Metro Cebu Development Coordinating Board was set up in May 2011 to replace the previous Metro Cebu Development Council (MCDC).  The board is keen to overcome traffic congestion, improve the transportation systems and improve the land use across Metro Cebu, all part of its own roadmap towards a Smarter Cebu.

“We are excited to be working with IBM to look into smarter solutions to better manage our public transportation and urban planning systems.  Public-private partnerships like this will help ensure a greener and an integrated Metro Cebu,” said Governor Gwen Garcia, Cebu Province.
This IBM  ESC team brings with them a wide range of business experiences from strategic and organizational consulting, business process outsourcing to consumer products brand management in various industries including small and medium businesses, communications service providers and local governments in their home countries.
The ESC team covered significant ground, meeting with public and private sector stakeholders across Metro Cebu to get a better understanding of the challenges they face and the potential for improvements. The executives also had the chance to visit the Badjao Community to see the challenges from another perspective.
Everyone we met with was open and welcoming with a shared desire to see Cebu prosper” said Martina Pareschi, IBM Global Business Consulting Executive, Italy.
We are thankful of IBM, especially the ESC, for seeing possibilities and allowing us to reflect on a framework and process. They have somehow affirmed the platform we are embarking on, such as the process of collaboration among local government units (LGUs) and various sectors of the community, highlighting the role of LGUs and contribution of the private sector, and the importance of data and expertise in order for plans to move forward,” said Roberto E. Aboitiz, president of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI).
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