Events: U.S. Fine Food Show

16 Apr Live Cooking Demo with Chef Ben Fonbuena Jr.

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Event Name: U.S. Fine Food Show

Date: April 16- 17, 2015

Venue: Atrium D, SM City Cebu

The U.S. Fine Food Show is an event organized by U.S. Embassy Manila and the United States Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service to promote awareness of American agricultural products and to help importers increase their market reach . The trade between the United States and the Philippines has been booming in the past couple of years and the event aims to continue the momentum to showcase the excellent food and beverage products from the U.S.

The U.S. Fine Food Show features booths by The U.S. Potato Board, Alternatives Food, Belcris Foods, Bigfood Trade & Commodities, Dane International Commodities, Equilibrium Intertrade, Global Strategic Partners Distribution, Goodway International Trading, Happy Living Philippines, Ideal Macaroni & Spaghetti Factory, JEDCO, Link Import Export, Mix Plant, RAM Food Products, and World Wide Food Supply.  The booths feature different American products and ingredients that can be useful to local hotels, restaurants, culinary practitioners, educators, supermarket owners, food processors, and food enthusiasts. Visitors can sample some of the many different products at the show. Continue reading

MexiMama Cocina Latina Opens at Mactan Newtown

15 Apr Team MexiMama- Mactan Newtown

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Mactan Newtown, a development by Megaworld Corporation, opened its Hawkers Center to give visitors and locators more dining options.  One of the first restaurants that opened in the Hawkers Center is MexiMama Cocina Latina.  This Cebuano-owned food outlet promises to give locals as well as tourists “a taste of Mexican” at budget-friendly prices. Continue reading

Bantayan Island Tour Day 2

13 Apr

caloyolano:

Visiting Cebu? Here is another great post about Bantayan Island ;)

Originally posted on Welcome to my wonderland:

*All photos are mine. Please don’t copy or use without my permission

April 12, 2015 – We all decided to wake up early for the island tour we booked for the day.

photo by Sheila Gimutao

Sleeping in a tent by the beach is mighty convenient since we could just swim whenever we could. There are also beach resorts and small stores near the beach so we could have breakfast anywhere. Naturally, we opt for cheaper alternatives so I had a hot chocolate drink, scrambled egg, and pancit cantonfor only Php 50. While eating, Judith asked us to contribute Php 50 each for the fish they’ll be buying at the public market. We plan on grilling the fish so we could have lunch while island hopping.

We paid Php 100 each (there’s 14 of us) for the boat ride to and from the islands. Boat rides essentially cost Php…

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Typhoon Chedeng continues to slow down Signal No.1 in 2 provinces

2 Apr

Based on the latest PAGASA weather bulletin, Typhoon Chedeng (International Code: Maysak) has been tracked at 950 km East Southeast of Casiguran, Aurora.  The tropical cyclone is moving WNW at 17 kph. Chedeng still packs winds of 150 kph near the center.  It is expected to make landfall somewhere in Northern Luzon on Easter Sunday.

PAGASA tracking of Chedeng (Maysak)

Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS Luzon Visayas Mindanao
#1
(winds of 30 – 60 kph is expected in atleast
36 hours)
 

Catanduanes and Camarines Sur

 

None None
These areas will have occasional rains with occasional gusty winds.

Signal No.1 is now raced in Catanduanes and Camarines Sur.  Storm surges and sea surface waves of up to 2 meters are possible over the eastern coast of Aurora, Quezon and Isabela. People who are planning to go to beaches in the eastern part of Luzon are advised to monitor the situation and if possible make alternative plans for the weekend. Fishermen are also advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboard of Aurora, Quezon, Bicol Region and Visayas.

 

 

Bagyong Chedeng: Maysak downgraded to Typhoon

1 Apr

Bagyong Chedeng (International Code: Maysak) has been downgraded to a typhoon from a super typhoon status in the past few days.  Chedeng entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility late last night.  The typhoon has weakened significantly in the past 24 hours after continuous entrainment of dry air.  It is expected to weaken further but it remains a threat to the coastal areas of the Bicol Region and the Eastern part of Luzon.

Bagyong Chedeng (Maysak) enters the Philippines

Bagyong Chedeng enters PAR

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Super Typhoon Maysak (Chedeng) Slightly Weakens, to enter PAR tomorrow

1 Apr

Super Typhoon Maysak has been downgraded to a category 4 typhoon.  As of of 5 p.m. today, Maysak was tracked around 120 km east of the boundary line of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). It has maximum sustained winds of 220 km/h near the center with gustiness reaching 280 km/h. The weather disturbance is forecasted to move WNW at 13 km/h. It is expected to be in the PAR in a few hours.  It will be locally renamed as Bagyong Chedeng.

Super Typhoon Maysak track as of April 1, 2015

US Navy forecast for Super Typhoon Maysak

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Super Typhoon Maysak Threatens to Ruin Holy Week plans of Filipinos

31 Mar

The Holy Week is one of the most important holidays of Filipinos.  Many Filipinos travel to different part of the country to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Since it is a 4-day weekend, a lot of folks take advantage of the break to get a much needed vacation.  It is also the start of summer break of the schools in the country and many college students flock to beaches like Boracay, Puerto Galera, and Bantayan, Cebu where popular beach parties are held.  A rare summer Super Typhoon has formed in the Pacific and there is a big chance that it will make landfall in some part of the country. Super Typhoon Maysak is currently at the vicinity of Yap islands.  It is forecasted to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on the afternoon of Holy Thursday. It will be renamed Bagyong Chedeng once it enters the Philippines.

Super Typhoon Chiding predicted path

Forecast track of Maysak (Chiding) via weather.com.ph

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Event Recap: 7 Awesome things that happened in #Gadja2015

30 Mar Gadja 2015 Aboitiz Sports Field

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Last weekend, Gadja 2015, Cebu’s biggest semestral break party was held at the Aboitiz Sports Field.  It was a fun-filled that was participated by hundreds of students from the different universities in Cebu. The two-day culminated with an Earth Hour celebration and a rave featuring some of the best local DJs.  Here are 7 things that made Gadja 2015 memorable:

 

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7. Fireworks – Watching fireworks with you new friends, classmates, and crushes can make any night to remember. Gadja 2015 had well-timed fireworks that pumped up the crowd. Continue reading

Diamond Suites blogger, backpacker friendly

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caloyolano:

Here is another good place to stay in Cebu. ;)

Originally posted on eleanornewmedia:

by Maria Eleanor E. Valeros, #newmedia specialist

caption: Front office **grabbed from diamondsuitescebu.com.ph

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES — Diamond Suites Cebu, a businessperson’s hotel on Apitong corner Escario Streets here, embraces the significant contributions of bloggers and backpackers in moving the economy via information sharing and grassroots travel, respectively.

Recently, Diamond Suites Cebu hosted the first meetup and pool party of the Cebu Blogging Community. The bloggers group, geared at strengthening support for members, finds an ally in the hotel as the latter renews commitment to provide a venue conducive to discussion, debate, and relaxation. The hotel is also open to the current work culture of bloggers that party-mosphere is reward to “hours of brain-firing.”

Executive and marketing officer Keene Albert Tan introduced Diamond Suites’ management team who welcomed CBC headed by executive director/chief blogger Ruben Licera, Jr. with community leads Margarita “Mary” Narvasa, Chanel Marie Imperial, and Gay Aida Dumaguing.

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5 Things You Will Love About The Cebu Dream Show

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caloyolano:

You should check this out!

Originally posted on Emjae Fotos | Travel and Photo Blog:

The Philippines is very rich in culture and we all know that Filipinos are great performers too. Sometimes what we just need is a stage to bridge these two and that is just what the Cebu Dream Show brings you.

Here are 5 things that I believe you will love about the Cebu Dream Show.

Facade Daylight - Cebu Dream Show1. It’s the largest theater hall in Cebu

Cebu Dream Show is a newly opened nightly cultural show that is open Mondays-Saturdays having two shows per day. The first one is at 5:30-6:30PM and the second at 8:00-9:00PM. It is the building across the  Cleverlearn English Language Institute (CELI) which is beside Bigfoot in Saac II, Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City

Stage Viewpoint - Cebu Dream Show From the stage point of view

This hall can accommodate up to 300 guests which comes with unlimited drinks. It caters all patrons of ages from foreign nationals to local guests.

Sitting - Cebu Dream Show Most of the audience were Koreans that were on a tour

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