Thursday, December 26, 2013

Mӧvenpick Tops 2013 Hot New Destinations List

Movenpick was ranked along the likes of the Tubbataha
Reef and the Sky Ranch as a top Philippine place on Google.
Filipino-owned Mӧvenpick Resort Cebu is the second most Googled destination in the Philippines and first among places newly built, according to Google’s 2013 year-in-review search list. As first reported on CNN, the Zeitgeist is Google’s year-ender report and lists the hottest travel destinations by country.

The annual Google report captures the trends and interests of people all over the world, including new favorites among Filipinos.

Sky Ranch in Tagaytay and Tubbataha Reef in Puerto Princesa were ranked the first and the third respectively. Pico de Loro, Tugawe Cove Resort, Potipot Island, Amana Waterpark, Misibis Bay, Nuvali, and Laiya resorts rounded up the ten spots that Filipinos were most interested in learning more about.

Manny H. Osmeña, owner of the two-year old Mӧvenpick was thrilled to hear about the results. “When my general manager told me about the great news, I was so happy. It is a gift from God to be recognized for the complete transformation of the property, as well as the transformation of the food and beverage service. We welcome visitors who are curious about the resort and aim to give them a great experience with the unique ambiance of Mӧvenpick Hotel, Mactan Island, Cebu.”

Interesting amenities and offers at the resort include the Ibiza Beach Club reminiscence of the club atmosphere in the Spanish island. Guests could watch gorgeous views of the sunset as they enjoy the Balearic-stye churrasco capped by the world-famous Mӧvenpick Swiss Ice Cream. Guests could also order the same premium coffee served in Mӧvenpick Hotels in Paris, Zurich, and Berlin. The outdoor performance venue shoes exciting Latin dance numbers, fire exhibition dancers and Las Vegas style performances four to five nights a week produced by our in-house artists under the direction of the entertainment director hailing from Majorca, Spain Paco Beltran. Meanwhile special occasions culminate in a special fireworks display over the beach from the rooms, views of the aqua colored waters and the seamlessly constructed boardwalk made from ironwood look pristine and serene. Guests pamper themselves with the finest bath sets imported from the luxury brand Chopard. To begin and end the journey is a luxury hotel car service: a Porsche Cayenne, which provides visitors a full-circle experience of excellence and elegance they won’t forget.

The above qualities of Mӧvenpick Resort Cebu make it a place for a great and luxurious stay. The traits of this place have fueled the Filipino traveler’s interest in making Mӧvenpick Resort Cebu his destination of choice in 2013 and beyond.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Vizio Bar Opens on Thursday

As we welcome 2014, join us on Thursday, January 9 as Vizio Bar opens its doors to the public!

Vizio Bar is located at Tomas Morato Ave. corner Scout Castor St., Quezon City (on top of 7-Eleven).

The food at Vizio Bar aims to equally delight and surprise the senses of taste and smell and is an integral pillar of the overall Vizio Bar experience.

The bartenders have one, and only one, mission: to surprise their guests with unexpected combinations and refresh their spirits.

Dance to the latest and greatest hits in House music, Electro, Top 40, Latin Pop, Hip Hop, and much more!

Vizio. Dance club, entertainment venue, social club, and a bar.

Experience QC's most visually and musically stunning megaclub and dance the night away!

Vizio Bar is the first 3D bar in Quezon City.

Friday, December 20, 2013

SEAIR I To Fly Special Holiday Flights for the Christmas Season

SEAIR International (SEAIR I) will fly special Holiday flights for the Christmas Season.

On December 26–30 and January 2–5, SEAIR I will be flying from Manila Domestic Terminal 4 to Caticlan Airport, the main airport for the paradise island of Boracay. As a special treat, these special premium leisure flights are being offered to cater to the increasing volume of tourists and vacationers heading to Boracay for Christmas and New Year, especially since there is a last minute shortage of flights to Caticlan.

The special holiday flights cost PHP9,927.20, round trip, inclusive of all taxes, fuel surcharge, domestic passenger service charge and free 20 kilos baggage allowance.

Flight inquiries, booking and reservations may be directed to the SEAIR I call center at (02) 849-0101. For more information on the special holiday flights, visit

Sunday, December 15, 2013

American Eye Center Gifts OFW's with Yuletide Privilege

The ophthalmologists of the American Eye Center will honor the OFW's this
Christmas season with a special card for them and their families. AEC
The Christmas season is all about the spirit of giving. And giving is what the American Eye Center, the country’s leading eye care center, will do this Yuletide season.

In line with its support of Filipinos working abroad, the American Eye Center is giving eligible OFWs the ultimate gift with its Pamaskong Handog OFW Privilege Card through its Shangri-La and Greenbelt branches. With the OFW Privilege Card, kababayans can now secure eye health for themselves and for their dependents from anywhere in the world through discounts on diagnostics and treatments.
The Greenbelt branch of the American Eye Center is one of the two AEC clin-
ics which offer OFW Privilege Card services this Christmas. AEC
“The essence of the holidays is giving back to the community and American Eye Center does so by honoring our beloved OFWs. These modern day Filipino heroes deserve much recognition and we do that by offering quality eye care for them and the rest of their families through our exclusive OFW Privilege Card,” says American Eye Center’s COO Dr. Benjamin Cabrera.

American Eye Center offers the OFW Privilege Card to all overseas Filipino workers and their qualified dependents. The card is absolutely free and entitles the bearer to a 50 percent discount on comprehensive eye examinations and 15 percent discount for their dependents. The card also allows special 20 percent discount on cataract surgery, 15 percent discount on All Laser or Bladeless LASIK, and 10 percent off on diagnostic procedures. 

The card also offers exclusive discounts at American Eye Center partner SPEX Optical. All OFW’s need to do is set an appointment and present valid overseas employment documents to avail of these unlimited discounts starting December 2013 to March 2014. 

“American Eye Center honors OFWs with this privilege because we believe and respect the sacrifices they make to provide a better life for their families. In order to do so, these modern day heroes need to be physically up to take on this challenge which is where eye health comes in. They deserve nothing short of optimum eye health to achieve overall well-being,” Dr. Cabrera said. 

American Eye Center has been breaking new ground in ophthalmic care since its establishment in 1995. American Eye Center’s level of excellence is backed by the Associated Eye Specialists, the most experienced and longest-running EyeMD group practice in the country, composed of 17 doctors extensively trained in various ophthalmic subspecialties. The Center is also staffed with highly qualified optometrists, nurses and counselors to provide patients with personalized quality eye care.  
American Eye Center is a full-service diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical eye facility fully accredited with the Department of Health and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation. It houses the latest diagnostic equipment for the early detection and monitoring of all eye diseases such as Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy and Cataract.  

Its location in Greenbelt 5 in Makati City has a laser suite, an operating room, a recovery room, examining rooms, and a spacious reception area.  Clients can also choose from a wide array of elegant eyewear from SPEX, a world-class eyewear center adjacent to the American Eye Center and managed by The Optical Shop. 

The company’s main office is located at the level 5, Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. For inquiries and details, call tel. nos. 636-0762 or 729-EYES (3937) or email us at You may also visit for more information about the OFW Privilege Card.

Avail of American Eye Center’s OFW Privilege Card and ensure a clear future for the entire family. Set an appointment today via phone or e-mail or through American Eye Center’s appointment planner available at their website. Always stay in the know by downloading the American Eye Center App available on iPhone, iPad, and on Android.

Here are some frequently asked questions about the OFW Card:
If you want to register for an AEC OFW Card, you can download this registration form:

Friday, December 13, 2013

Eat Your Heart Out Launched

Chef Michelle Adrillana was joined by TV host Philip Abadicio
in preparing a recipe.
Chef Michelle Adrillana is set to have a post-Valentine's Day cooking event at the Rockwell Tent in Makati City. Entitled "Eat Your Heart Out", Adrillana will be joined by new generation chefs as well as seasoned ones.

Bloggers got a taste of what is to come in the event through a cooking demo at the Berghoff Center at the heart of the said city.

Accompanied by lifestyle show host Philip Abadicio, Chef Michelle cooked Capellini in Prawns and Brandy during the bloggers' launch at the said venue.

Aside from the pasta, expect more Valentine-themed recipes at the said event, which will happen on February 16.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Why I Want a Cyberya Minigosyo

In this time where everyone's on social media, everyone can have his/her own website, the younger people get hooked on online games like Warcraft 3 and Cabal, or simply, everyone is mainly reliant on computers, the demand of going into computer stores to buy a unit or into internet shops just to satisfy the computer needs is increasing. However, most of us, because of lack of finances, prefer the latter. A problem with going to internet shops is that some shops may be far from your home. That's the case in the neighborhood within my boarding house in Los Baños.

It would take a five-minute walk from my dorm to go into the nearest net cafe. However, the ambiance may not be lovely to you. Usually, the shop is noisy because of Warcraft players. Also, even if the shop offers a low per hour rate (and even a discounted rate if you opt for a longer rental time), the proximity is a non-factor. Not to mention that our road is neither concrete nor asphalt, so the potholes are rampant. Lastly, what if I and my neighbors don't have enough money for an hour of rental? So if I were to have an internet cafe business, I would have it at my dorm, and I would make sure it will be a "PisoNet" one. Good thing, there's PLDT Cyberya.

Cyberya is the latest offering from PLDT KaAsenso. Here, you can log on to the internet for as low as a buck. I want to have a Cyberya Minigosyo because I want to help my community so they won't have a hassle of going far just to go online. This is a simple way of giving back to the ones who are paying my tuition since I'm from UP.

Rockeoke Christmas Party for Bloggers Set

When in Manila presents Rockeoke Bloggers' Christmas Party on December 17 at the Aracama Restaurant in Taguig City.

Janjay Coquilla, Guji Lorenzana, and the Tuesday Band will be coming over to party with the bloggers and other social media personalities.

Also, come in your best rockstar or pop icon get-up, and you might win cool prizes. What are you waiting for? Come and party with us.

Circus Vargas Brings “MagiKaria!” to Pasay

The magic of Christmas will be even more captivating–and jaw-dropping–with the arrival in Pasay of the internationally acclaimed Circus Vargas troupe, one of the world’s biggest traveling circuses.

Showcasing gravity-defying flights, flashy costumes, fun dance routines, and other deliriously delightful antics, Circus Vargas will be bringing to the country its most exciting production dubbed as “MagiKaria, A Fantastical Magical Experience.”  

This amazing production will feature the astonishing athleticism, physical beauty and acrobatic prowess of the men, women and children of the circus, promising to deliver the same immense joy and excitement already experienced by millions of people worldwide.

Circus Vargas promises to bring back the old school circus entertainment mixed with modern twists. There’s the fabulous fluidity of the aerial ballet that uses streams of chiffon material hanging from the ceiling. There’s also Zorro Low Wire who leaps and flips over various obstacles in his way, and other acrobats doing some fun trampoline style tricks. 

Equally mesmerizing is the upbeat juggling styles of Michael Ferreri, a 4th generation performer who started at 13 years old, together with the death-defying cannon jumper Leo Garcia.  Then there’s the thrilling trio of motorcycle riders doing their dangerous stunts inside the round metal cage called the Thunder Globe. 

Charismatic illusionist Patrick Gable will also perform his mystifying illusions that are guaranteed to impress, astound, and make everyone in the whole family a believer of MagiKaria. 

This extravaganza of magical proportions will be held at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City from December 25 to January 1, 2014. 

Tickets are now available at SM Tickets, SM Cinema, and Snack Time outlets. For inquiries, call Tropical Productions, Inc. at 519-8984, email, or visit -PRC Inc.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Stanley Chi's New Book Launched at EDSA Shang

Stanley gamely signed copies of his new book "Men are from QC; Women
are from Alabang."
Comedian, blogger, and host Stanley Chi is back with a new book, and he launched it at his "second home", the National Bookstore EDSA Shangri-La Branch.

Chi formally debuted his "Men are from QC; Women are from Alabang" paperback at the said bookstore at a book launch and signing event, which was well-attended by his friends and avid readers.

"Men are from QC..." is Stanley's hilarious way of differentiating the Filipino males and the Filipino females in this modern times.

Mentalist Justin Piñon started the program with his showcase of reading people's minds and correctly guessing what is in it.

Piñon also announced that he will have a book entitled "Three-Hit Combo", which is due for a January release.

Also joining Chi in the hosting of the book signing was popular radio DJ Dan Villanueva aka Papa Dan of Barangay LS 97.1.

Also in the said event were actresses Joyce Ching, Julia Varga, China Roces, and Ava Ayala. The latter three are more popularly known as the "Street Beauties".

Also in the event, Chi launched the new model of the Suplado Watch from Unisilver Time and the new Suplado Tablet from Royqueen.

Also, in the spirit of Christmas, an exchange gift part took place with Chi, his friends, and bloggers participating.

"Men are from QC; Women are from Alabang" is now available at leading bookstores nationwide. Still on sale are his other books like the "Suplado Tips" series and "Pogi Points".

Top Financial Experts Offer Free Stock Market Seminar

Real estate investment guru Shyan Lim (in photo) and stock market expert Am-
ar Chandnani offered a free talk about how we can earn in the financial market.
A free financial market seminar for students and bloggers took place at the Ortigas Foundation Building in Pasig City.

The "Get Rich from the Financial Market" symposium served as the launching activity of the upcoming Money Expo set on February next year.

Shyan Lim, a Singaporean-based real estate expert, started by introducing real estate investment and stating why we should invest in real estate.

Amar Chandnani came next and introduced the audience to the stock and the foreign exchange markets. He also cited the advantages in buying a share in the stocks.

Business entities also put up booths so everyone can have a glimpse of their products and services.

The Get Rich seminar was just a taste of what to expect in Money Expo, a bigger business seminar where more economic experts will give insights about investment.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Palet Express Opens in Makati

Palet Express is now open in the Philippines! Makati City, the financial center of the Philippines filled with its multinational and local corporations, is now the newest home of the said international digital project hub.

Palet Express Makati formally opened with an open house at its location along Chino Roces Avenue in the said city.

Palet Express is one of the many companies under Inception Capital, a company acting as an investment vehicle in internet, mobile platforms, digital contents and state-of-the-art technology projects.

David Collado, the president of Palet Express Asia, graced the event together with business partners Gonzalo Del Pozo, Gustavo Medina, Ann Jacobe, and George Royeca. The friends of the four Spaniards who helped found the said tech office also came.

“We envision this as a place where different professionals share space, complementing each others skills and knowledge. We want to provide space that encourages collaboration between companies,” said Collado.

Also, Nokia Imaging Hack, a 24-hour hackathon, took place at the said venue as the very first event held there.

CabSafe, a Windows phone app that offers taxi passengers a feedback about their rides, won the grand prize in the event also sponsored by Smart DevNet, Microsoft Philippines, and HERE.

The troika of Michael Concepcion, Dominic Tuazon, and Gabriel Avila won Nokia smartphones and a one-month co-working space at Palet Express, which they can use to further develop CabSafe.

Apart from launching Palet Express, the Spanish partners visited the Philippines to launch three gaming apps and the first dedicated Philippine real estate portal, Persquare Property.

With Persquare Property, you can choose from close to 60,000 real estate properties which are for sale, and you can also sell your own there.

Right now, you can avail of Palet Express's introductory promo where you and your group can get a digital co-working space for as low as PHP9,000 per seat per month.

For more details, you can come to Palet Express at the fourth floor of the Molave Building at Chino Roces Ave. in Makati City.

You can also call its office at (02)5071164 or 09176303454. You can also email Palet Express at You can also go to its Facebook page at

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