Best Hairdresser: Philip S. of Salon A | Best of Cebu

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 09:13 a.m.

Canadian-bred, full-blooded Pinoy Philip S. began his hairstyling career in Vancouver, Canada with further education at Vidal Sasoon in Toronto and Toni and Guy in London.

Best Gym: Citigym, Waterfront Lahug | Best of Cebu

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 09:10 a.m.

For the best complete workout in the city, head to Citigym at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino. Citigym has taken fitness on another level with their cardio-vascular fitness and personal training programs using top-of-the-line Life Fitness equipment.

Best Boxing Gym: ALA Boxing Gym | Best of Cebu

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 09:06 a.m.

Considered the headquarters to some of the city’s finest trainers, the gym will have you running, punching, doing workouts — pushing you past your limits — all in one session. ALA Gym’s boxing program gives a mean punch to your adrenaline, and more importantly, aids in keeping your body fit and toned.

Best Florist: Kalidades House of Flowers | Best of Cebu

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 03:54 p.m.

Kalidades House of Flowers keeps up with Cebuanos’ evolving taste by regularly training in-house florists on contemporary designs and techniques in flower arrangements.

Best Yoga Studio: YogaHub | Best of Cebu

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 03:53 p.m.

Only in its second year of operations, YogaHub has set the benchmark of the budding yoga industry in Cebu. “We make yoga more accessible, depending on what the client needs,” says assistant studio director Bernadette Pacaña, the only instructor in Cebu to have completed a 500-hour teacher’s training.

Best Nail Spa: Nail Island | Best of Cebu

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 03:52 p.m.

Nail Island, located inside Cabana, provides the ultimate pampering experience for hands and feet to keep them looking neat and fab.

Best Florist: Kalidades House of Flowers | Best of Cebu

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 03:36 p.m.

Kalidades House of Flowers keeps up with Cebuanos’ evolving taste by regularly training in-house florists on contemporary designs and techniques in flower arrangements.

Best Yoga Studio: YogaHub | Best of Cebu

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 03:33 p.m.

Only in its second year of operations, YogaHub has set the benchmark of the budding yoga industry in Cebu. “We make yoga more accessible, depending on what the client needs,” says assistant studio director Bernadette Pacaña, the only instructor in Cebu to have completed a 500-hour teacher’s training.

Best Nail Spa: Nail Island | Best of Cebu

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 03:30 p.m.

Nail Island, located inside Cabana, provides the ultimate pampering experience for hands and feet to keep them looking neat and fab.

Rustan’s Fresh – Best Gourmet Supermarket | Best of Cebu

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 10:49 p.m.

Rustan’s Fresh is a connoisseur’s dream come true. Hard-to-find sauces and pasta mixes are typically found on their shelves, alongside a wide selection of grocery items from only the finest local and international brands.

Notable items include Waitrose products from Great Britain, Casino products from France, an assortment of Japanese and Korean goods, and imported dairy and deli products that are flown-in every two weeks.

Metro Department Stores – Best Department Store

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 10:46 p.m.

Anything and everything can be found in Metro Department Stores. It carries a line of high quality products in clothes, shoes, toys, appliances, housewares, home decor, furniture and many more to cater to the needs of different shoppers.

The bright interiors and good layout of shelves make shopping a more fulfilling experience.

10 places to visit in Cabadbaran

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 03:02 p.m.

CABADBARAN may be a small city located in the province of Agusan del Norte in northeastern Mindanao, but it boasts of a rich culture and heritage, as well as scenic spots, making it a promising tourist destination in the Caraga region.

FameUs graces Otakufest 8.0

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 02:53 p.m.

COSPLAYERS, anime enthusiasts, Jpop and Kpop fans, among others, were gathered in an alternate universe Saturday for the Otakufest 8.0 held at the University of the Philippines Cebu College.

How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 11:33 p.m.

CEBU - When you hear the words Valentine’s Day, what’s the first thing that pops into your mind? I’m guessing flowers, heart-shaped confectionaries, and teddy bears; romantic dinners at a five star restaurant or wedding proposal even.

Pinoy filmmaker to showcase works in South Korea

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 05:41 p.m.

A YOUNG aspiring Filipino filmmaker has called on Philippine Ambassador to South Korea Raul S. Hernandez at the Philippine Chancery to talk about the screening of his first full-length feature film in South Korea after its release in the Philippines last year.

On its website, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday said filmmaker Nash Ang presented his film “Seoul Mates,” together with his musical director Gil Hizon, a Seoul-based veteran Filipino musician.

‘Only death, slow death, awaited us in Tacloban’

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 01:19 a.m.

MY SISTER and I had a different longing. Being transients in the city, we wanted to go home. We were completely isolated—our parents didn’t know anything about us and we didn’t know about them either. And there was the food. We’d have to go home if we wanted to live.

Volunteers’ thoughts on Pope Francis visit

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 08:28 a.m.

TACLOBAN CITY – A young volunteer from a village in this city said it doesn’t matter if she doesn’t see Pope Francis up close, as what matters more is helping others see the Holy Father.

Maria Ela Balitos, 16, is a high school student from Barangay San Paglaum, a remote village in Tacloban City.

UP Cebu wins Green Fashion Revolution 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 03:03 a.m.

CEBU - How do you recycle discarded tarpaulins?

The students from the University of the Philippines Cebu showcased on Saturday woven tribal costumes made of tarpaulins and these designs ruled the runway.

11 things to keep in your trunk in case of emergency

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 09:41 p.m.

By Ana Melissa D. Ortiz Photos by Jonolin M. Lu

YOU'LL never know when you need certain tools and whatnots until something comes up. Preparing for the worst case scenario can definitely save you the hassle. This is the time when your car’s trunk can be your treasure chest, especially if you fill it up with the right items.

Car care checklist

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 09:33 p.m.

By Hannah Joyce V. Obal Photos by Jonolin M. Luab

WITH a great car comes great responsibility. When you own a car, there’s so much to think about but one priority is being car care aware. A 10-year-old car that is well taken cared of can sometimes be better than a one-year old car that’s been driven without proper maintenance and care.

DIY to the rescue

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 09:32 p.m.

By Ana Melissa D. Ortiz Photos by Jonolin M. Luab

(Items from CFG Quickserve)

6 hottest selling cars right now

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 09:15 p.m.

By Hannah Joyce V. Obal and Ana Melissa D. Ortiz

WE LIST down the cars that are not just getting a lot of attention and compelling reviews but have impressive sales numbers to match. These are the cars that you should be driving pronto.

Cars to watch out for in 2015

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 09:14 p.m.

By Pia Marie B. Mercado

IF YOU like cars, I heard you’re going to love 2015!

Eucharistic Congress highlights Cebuano faith, culture

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 11:16 p.m.

CEBU CITY -- Aside from the strong faith of Cebuanos, the rich culture of Cebu province is also expected to capture the interest of delegates for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC).

Ayala Center Cebu supports PWD Awareness Month

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 07:21 p.m.

THIS July, celebrate diversity by promoting dignity, respect for the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) community at Ayala Center Cebu's PWD Month.

With the theme "Breaking Barriers; Opening Doors," the month-long festivity, spearheaded by Ayala Center Cebu in partnership with the Cebu Provincial Government, Gualandi Volunteer Service Programme Inc. (GVSP), and the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines Inc. (DSAPI ), aims to empower the PWD sector through a series of events and activities.

Easter Break at Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 05:39 p.m.

CEBU -- There is no better way to celebrate summer than with a week long Easter vacation with your loved ones at the Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu.

From April 17 to 20, the renowned beachfront hotel offers attractive day-use packages and overnight room rates inclusive of delectable buffets, snacks and eggs-hilirating activities for both the entire family.

‘Salamog’ - Bicol food hits Cebu market

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 03:24 p.m.

DURING the 2014 colorful celebration of the Sinulog in Cebu City, a new product -- Salamog -- made its entry into the consciousness of the people of Cebu and of the Sinulog pilgrims.

Woo your sweetheart at Mövenpick Hotel

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 12:07 p.m.

CEBU CITY -- On February 14, escape the hustle and bustle of the city and impress the one you love with an intimate beach retreat at the Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu. Guests can choose from two Valentine room packages offered just for the special occasion.

Yearender: 2013 in photos

Monday, December 30, 2013 - 05:48 p.m.

THE country and the world witnessed the turn of events in 2013 in the local, national and international scenes through photographs circulated fast online.

Let’s take a look again at some of the images of love, hope, victory, and tragedy, highlighting 2013 in photos.

Holiday room package at Movenpick

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 11:00 p.m.

BID a warm welcome to the holiday season as Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu celebrates the season with entertainment and style.