IN 2001, The Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) launched an economic empowerment initiative for women from the grassroots. The project, dubbed Winners or Women In Need Now Entrepreneurs and Role Models, is the search for hard-working women who are engaged in small businesses in the barangays of Mandaue City.
THE Benedicto College (BC) culinary students team were the happy recipients of the prizes offered by Julie’s Bakeshop to the winners of the Julie’s Chief Baker Show, student edition. The turn-over ceremony took place recently at the BC Artist Hall.
The BC team of Ralph Lambo, Tricia Hopia and Christina Zapatalo, with coach Dave Ponce came up with the winning concoction: a sweetish bread topped with a slice of caramelized banana, mango slices, ube jam and diced jelly. The group called their winning concoction as Pinas Pride.
THE Ibiza Beach Club of the Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu was recently honored in the Philippine Best Restaurants for 2014. Recognized as one of the best Mediterranean restaurants in the country, this cutting-edge dining, entertainment and lifestyle outlet, has received high scores for its setting, food, wine and service according to Philippine Tatler.
CEBU City’s finest, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, was recently awarded as the 2013 Hotel of Year, besting all other Marco Polo Hotels.
In the recently held 2014 General Managers Conference in Hong Kong, Marco Polo Area general manager for the Philippines Hans Hauri received the award from MPH president Eric Waldburger.
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AFTER undergoing nearly three months of renovations, the Jollibee store at the upper ground floor of SM City Cebu finally reopened its doors on August 14 for a thanksgiving and blessing ceremony.
Honored guests in attendance were Mabolo Barangay Captain, Reynaldo Ompoc; Jollibee Regional Business Unit head for Visayas, Shing Llanos; SM City Cebu assistant mall manager, Kristine Seno; and operations manager for Jollibee Foods Corp. Nelia Sasil.
THE Creative Cuisine Gourmet Group have been recognized for their excellence in the culinary industry, having brought some of the most well-received and well-loved ventures to Cebu like the Creative Cuisine catering services, Big Daddy Food Truck, Kaffee Alde, Big Mao and Chika-an sa Cebu.
With a bevy of experience under their belt, the Creative Cuisine Gourmet Group now bring to Cebu something new, rustic and modern.
REACTION. Our article last week on the production of a Cebuano/Visayan film elicited a reaction from a certain Jojen who claims to be an aspiring actress. We wrote here that Don Gerardo Frasco who comes from Liloan has a directorial debut titled Waves. This film will have its exclusive screening for the local media on Sept. 5 at Ayala Center Cebu. Jojen suggested that the movie should have Cebuano/Visayan subtitles for the masa crowd to easily understand the entire production.
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