Ms. Mandaue 2015: Best in Talent

8 May Ms Mandaue 2015 Best in Talent

The candidates of Miss Mandaue 2015 is not just all about beauty as all of them possess wonderful talents that make people happy.  A few weeks ago, Miss Mandaue held its Talent Night and the Mandauehanons were all amazed with the display of talent of this year’s batch of candidates.

The Talent Night was hosted by the lovely Miss Mandaue 2012 Nicole Tuazon.

Ms. Mandaue 2012 Nicole Tuazon hosted the talent night of Miss Mandaue 2015

Miss Mandaue 2012 Nicole Tuazon, the host

The program started of with a dance number by the 2015 Miss Mandaue candidates with the reigning Ms. Mandaue Lou Dominique Piczon.

Opening number for Ms. Mandaue 2015 Talent Night

The Ms. Mandaue 2015 Candidates

Ms. Mandaue 2014 Lou Dominique Piczon

Ms. Mandaue 2014 Lou Dominique Piczon leads the opening dance number

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[Photos] On Board MV Logos Hope: The World’s Largest Floating Book Fair Returns to Cebu

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Time to buy books!

Originally posted on #OHLIFEISGOOOD:

MV Logos Hope Returns to Cebu

The World’s largest floating book fair has finally returned to Cebu  last Tuesday morning, as it’s second visit since 2012, and officially welcomed the public yesterday at 1pm, where Zooey and I got to visit at around 5pm. If reading is your happy pill, be sure to visit this world-travelling vessel. MV Logos Hope is operated by German charity group GBA (Good Books for All) and has over 400 volunteers from more than 50 different nations. It aims to bring knowledge, help, and hope to the people around the world by offering thousands of books at affordable prices and holding cultural events, introducing unique cultures of Africa, Americas, Europe and Asia.

Can I get a WOW, anyone? Yeyeyaahh!! :)

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Mandaue Chamber of Commerce project finalist in Italy world congress

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Way to go!

Originally posted on eleanornewmedia:

caption: Editha Bonghanoy found P600 among trash at the Umapad dumpsite in Mandaue City. The amount enabled her to start a food business.

by Maria Eleanor E. Valeros, #CebuBloggingCommunity

CEBU, PHILIPPINES — Women in Need, Now Entrepreneurs and Rolemodels or WINNERS made it as a finalist to the 9th World Chambers Congress in Torino, Italy picked from 79 applications of 39 countries.

In an electronic correspondence, Alexandra Jercaianu, project officer of International Chambers of Commerce – World Chambers Federation in Paris, France congratulated the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry as WINNERS has been “selected as a finalist in the Best Non-Conventional Project category.”

A record number of 79 applications from 39 countries were received for the 2015 World Chambers Competition and that the full list of finalists in the said category are: Stavanger Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Norway), Chamber of Commerce of Zaragoza (Spain), Calgary Chamber of Commerce…

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Mandaue City Fiesta: Presentation of Candidates for Cleopatra (Miss Gay Mandaue 2015)

5 May


Aside from Miss Mandaue, another pageant is being held by the Mandaue City for its fiesta.  The candidates for Cleopatra: 2015 Miss Gay Mandaue Pageant was also presented to the public. The pageant candidates were wearing interesting costumes and prepared some wonderful introductions spiels to the delight of the crown.  Below is the gallery of the candidates for Miss Gay Mandaue 2015: Continue reading

Pageants: Miss Mandaue 2015 Best in Runway

24 Apr Kelsey Adams wins Best in Runway

BestinRunwayMsM2The candidates for Miss Mandaue 2015 were presented to the public last weekend at the Heritage Plaza of Mandaue City. The night was also dubbed as the Talent’s Night of the City’s long-running beauty pageant. Candidate No. 10 Kelsey Adams won the Best in Runway award. Continue reading

Events: U.S. Fine Food Show

16 Apr Live Cooking Demo with Chef Ben Fonbuena Jr.


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


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


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
(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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