Top Three Things to do on Rainy Days with Family

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Rainy days are always a drag, having to stay at home with nothing to do is just flat out boring.

But what would you say if rainy days are not always as boring as they seem?

Make the most out of solemn days like these and spend time with family and reconnect that irreplaceable bond.

How you spend your rainy day is all up to you, so instead of being a couch potato, get up and do something that the whole family will be able to enjoy.

If you’re having trouble thinking of things to do then try making a list of the things everyone at home enjoys doing.

The list below is a few other things to do that would help complete your list of rainy day fun activities.

Baking. Nothing seems more fun than baking homemade treats with Mom. Get your children to help out in the kitchen by whipping up a batch of fresh chocolate chip cookies. Getting kids involved in cooking is also a great stepping stone in sparking interest to future career paths. Have the kids stir the cookie dough or assist in the dumping a load full of chocolate chips, but remember to keep a careful eye on the little ones, cause you might not have any chocolate chips left.

Disney Movie Marathon. No matter how old you are, everyone enjoys a good movie marathon of their favorite Disney movies. Throw a bag of popcorn in the microwave, cuddle with the family on the couch, dim the lights and you’ve got your own personal home movie theatre. The best part is its all free, and you get to pause the movie when someone needs a bathroom break.

Camp In. That’s right a camp out that’s actually a camp in your living room! The idea of a camp in was introduced when rainy days made it impossible to camp outdoors with family. Instead of going outdoors we brought camping indoors. Set-up a tent in the living room, bake some Smores, and you’ve got a camp out all within the four walls of your home.

If you’re looking for a quick fix rainy day solution then why not check into a hotel or resort? You’ll definitely have numerous things to do and enjoy a different kind of ambience at the same time.
The rainy season is the perfect excuse to get the family together and enjoy a short trip away from home.

An ideal place to visit would be a new resort located in Barangay Maribago, Lapu – Lapu City called the Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort and Spa.

Imperial Palace has a total of 556 guestrooms and suites that are elegantly designed for the utmost comfort of guest. Each room category provides a spacious living area and features 24 hour room service making life simple.

For room inquiries, you may call their Reservations Hotline at (63-32)4945555 or trunkline at (63-32)4945000. You can also send email to or book online via their website.



Jollibee Kids Party now has Hello Kitty on its Party Themes

From the most beloved fast food chain of kids and kids at heart, Jollibee Kids Party is now offering Hello Kitty birthday package for young girls out there!

Hello Kitty Jollibee Kids Party

Little princesses will surely have a purr-fect birthday party with everything donned in pink, starting from the cute birthday cake, party hats, invitations, loot bags, to the party favors filled with images of Hello Kitty.

Not only will pink be the color of the day, the celebrations will also be filled with party balloons, decorations, as well as fun games and awesome prizes. A Jollibee birthday party will never be complete unless our favorite mascot will do a dance number for the birthday celebrant! Jollibee is the highlight of every Jollibee Kids Party!

Jollibee Kids Party Made Easy

Planning for birthday parties used to be very taxing but not anymore with Jollibee! They made it more convenient for mom and dad to organize a fun party with the help of Create-Your-Own-Package, where they can choosee the Jollibee treats that will be served to all the guests and visitors depending on their budget. As always, the langhap-sarap menu of Jollibee will be the star of the banquet.

Other kids can also enjoy My Best Friend Jollibee party, Jollitown bash, or go to the world of Batman.

Reserve Your Jollibee Kids Party Now

This could be your kid’s happiest birthday party! Make your reservations at the nearest Jollibee branch or drop by on their website at to know more about Hello Kitty birthday and other Jollibee Kids Party themes available for your kids.

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Be Hired On the Spot at the JobStreet Career Fair

Cebu will be host to JobStreet Career Fair on July 13, 2013 at SM City Cebu in Trade Hall 1 & 2.

What companies will join JobStreet Career Fair?

More than 90 companies and POEA-licensed bureaus will serve more than 3,000 people who are looking for much needed jobs at the JobStreet Career Fair. These companies are Aegis, BPI-Philam, ePerformax, Innodata, Intellmed, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Lexmark,Olympus, Sun Cellular, Sykes, Tieto, Tupperware, Xlibris, Avida, iStore, Matimco, Taft Property, JTI, Convergys, and so much more! There will be more than 500 people who will be hired on the spot as well!

“This is our 4th time to conduct a Career Fair in the Queen City of the South, and definitely our biggest career fair to date with over 90 top companies participating that will occupy not one but two (2) halls in SM City Cebu. is committed to help connect more Filipinos to jobs near them in making them more accessible,” Carolyn Enriquez ( senior marketing manager) mentioned.

In looking for a job, people also consider the location of the jobs that are available to them, aside from the salary offer and job position.

“Providing free access to jobs is our way of helping to boost regional employment,” Enriquez shared.

What are the jobs available in JobStreet Career Fair? posts more than 80,000 of jobs daily using their comprehensive and free-access website. Vacant positions in various fields are available. These industries include call center or BPO, construction or building, real estate, banking and finance, telecommunications, retail or merchandise, IT or software, transportation or logistics, and local or overseas recruitment firms.

“We encourage job seekers to sign up for free at, browse through the thousands of available jobs and apply! They can even filter to choose companies that are in Central Visayas only or perhaps in places outside of it with just a click of a mouse. This is the fastest, easiest and most affordable way of our provincial job seekers in finding their dream jobs,” Enriquez enthused.

Contact JobStreet Career Fair

You can email Eileen Camarillo (Marketing Communications Manager) at or drop by the website of JobStreet to grab more information about JobStreet Career Fair and other tips related to jobs and job hunting.


Dreamland 2013 Features Paul Van Dyk

Dreamland 2013 Features Paul Van Dyk

The biggest electronic dance music festival Dreamland 2013 is finally here in the Philippines! Thanks to the partnership of Events South, Inc. and VIVA Concerts, Dreamland 2013 will set the dance music world by storm, and that storm will land in the Philippines on July 12 and 13, 2013.

Dreamland 2013 Timetable

Dreamland 2013 will commence on July 12 at Pasay City in Republic Club of Resorts World Manila (Newport Mall) while Paul Van Dyk and the rest of the team will fly to Cebu on the very next day to let the Cebuanos groove to world-class beats. The Cebu leg of the concert will be held on July 12, 2013 at Waterfront Hotel in Lahug, Cebu City.

Dreamland 2013 will highlight Paul Van Dyk, the world’s number 1 DJ and producer. Along with him are the hippest DJs of the Philippines, Marlon Orellano, Boyet Illustrisimo and Jack Lincuna.

DreamLand 2013 Features the Best DJ in the World

Paul Van Dyk is a German-born award-winning DJ, musician and record producer. He is one of the first true DJ superstars. He first won his Grammy back in 2004 under the new category Best Dance/Electronic album after the release of his album Reflections.

For 2 years in a row, he was hailed as the world’s number 1 DJ, a feat that is quite challenging to follow.

Having been in the DJ industry since 1998, he is one of the few ones who has always maintained a spot in the World’ Top 10 and as of 2008, his album sales have reached more than 5 million and still growing!

How To Join Dreamland 2013

Contact (032) 232-6888, 0925-555-7221 and 0925-555-7222 for ticket inquiries and reservations. For a chance to get free tickets and freshest updates, click like on the Facebook page of Dreamland 2013.


1st VisPop Winners Know How to Rock Cebuano Music Industry

Cebuano music has finally got a new voice, courtesy of VisPop!

The very 1st Visayan Pop Music Festival or VisPop was successfully held at Benedicto College Artists Hall last May 18, 2013.

Many particpants submitted their entries. A total of 80 entries were received on December of 2012 and out of the many entries, only 6 were given the chance to grab the top spot of the podium.

The victors of the night are Jewel & Joe Edward Villaflores with their “Duyog” entry. They even garnered the People’s Choice Award by MOR and Best Interpreter Award.

Lourdes Maglinte came in second with her masterpiece “Laylay.” Her entry also won the Bisayaa Uy Special Award for having the best lyrics, the award of which was chosen by Artist Ko.

The captivating song written by Marianne Dungog and Kyle Wong won the 3rd spot with their entry “Balay Ni Mayang.”

A fighter and fierce performance of Alphecca Perpetua’s entry “Historias” earned the Pinaka Fighter Award by Fighter Wine.

The VisPop organizers only invited the best to fill up the panel of judges, in the name of Anna Fegi (multi-awarded Cebuana singer), Nelia Navarro (DTI Director), and Gary Granada (one of the country’s most noted singer and songwriter).

By fetching the tagline “Bisayaa Uy!”, the inception of VisPop was geared towards uplifting the status of Cebuano music industry, especially improving the songs that are played on local radio stations. However, VisPop is not just any other contest being organized because it is also a songwriting competition.

The success of the 1st VisPop could be attributed to Artist Ko or Artists & Musicians Marketing Cooperative, which is composed of Insoy Ninal, Ian Zafra, Jude Gitamondoc, and Cattski Espina, in collaboration with FILSCAP or Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Check out Sound Cloud account of VisPop to hear the winning and banner songs online.

Visit the official website or like the Facebook page of VisPop to get updates and grab more information.


The Mactan Newtown Job Fair Opens a Sea of Opportunities

Job seekers will be rejoicing today, as a sea of opportunities has been opened by The Mactan Newtown Job Fair. This calls for celebration to all who wish to become a sales manager, receptionist, fast food crew, property consultant, BPO team leader, customer service representative, and call center agent.

The Mactan Newtown Job Fair is probably one of Cebu’s biggest job fair as 5,000 slots are open for qualified participants to grab. Career growth and opportunities will surely give them their biggest smiles!

The Mactan Newtown Job Fair Participating Companies


Numerous local and foreign companies like McDonald’s, Megaworld, Resorts World, EnfraUSA, and Results Manila are looking forward to hire qualified particpants.

Your resume needs to be updated now and you must put that game face of yours on! You’re in for a wonderful career ride, the ride of your life!

Free GCs at The Mactan Newtown Job Fair

Qualified participants will be in for a sweet treat. 2,000 of them will be given free McDonald’s gift certificates on June 1, 2013 and a bazaar will be situated near the job fair as well.

They can use their free gift certificates to enjoy the largest McDonald’s branch in the Visayas and Mindanao region.

Contact The Mactan Newtown Job Fair

Contact 0932-196-4183 or 0917-629-4406 for more information about The Mactan Newtown Job Fair or future events and like their Facebook page to get the latest about Megaworld and job opportunities.


Startup Weekend 3 is Now Open

Startup Weekend 3 Cebu is now celebrating the 3rd year of its inception thanks to the organizing committee, key persons, and sponsors who believe in their cause. A press conference was made last April 30 at Acoustica Grill in Mandaue City to announce that they are already accepting participants for the competition.

The Basis for Startup Weekend 3


Startup Weekend 3 was created to allow marketable tech ideas from Visayas and Mindanao region to be incubated.

Startup Weekend 3 will commence on June 7-9 and will be held in one of the premier universities in Cebu City, the University of San Carlos (Main Campus).

The demand for startup weekends has increased since more and more people are now aware of the benefits that they can get from it. The May 2012 leg was very successful that the organizers eventually decided to have a subsequent event on the same year, which was held in November.

Startup Weekend 3 is a launchpad of ideas for tech communities and interested investors, where competitors will be given 54 hours to present their marketable tech ideas.

“Startup Weekend is an event driven by the grassroots community – not corporations. Part of the SWC3 story is that I or we
have passed the baton over to the new organizers. By this, we have accomplished one of our goals: to
do skills transfer and share best practices with others,” shared Miss Tina Amper, Startup Weekend 3 organizer/adviser and founder of

Startup Weekend 3 Co-Organizers


In partnership with, DOST-ICT, and JCI Mandaue, Startup Weekend 3 was organized.

Paul Villacorta, creator and owner of All and Cebu Directories Co., acted as the head of the organizing committee.

“We will try to duplicate, if not surpass, the achievement of our predecessors in successfully staging Startup Weekend Cebu. We, the new Startup Weekend Cebu organizers, are inviting technopreneurs and startups in the Visayas and Mindanao to join in this year’s gathering,” Villacorta said.

Ramil Montealto, Junior Chamber International Mandaue Executive Vice President – Internal, and Keith Lumanog, Web Ninja Mobile creator,
also played vital roles in organizing Startup Weekend 3 with Villacorta.

Startup weekends were first intended in USA to be a platform for creative tech ideas for possible investors to launch.

Activities for Startup Weekend 3

June 7 will be the warm up day where all competitors, mentors, and judges alike will get acquainted with each other. Ideas will be pitched by competitors while investors choose which team they would like to work with. Ideas then will be polished with the help of mentors and prototypes will be made and finally presented on the 3rd day of the event.

To grace on the first day of Startup Weekend 3 is none other than DOST-ICT commissioner Monchito B. Ibrahim.

Frank Largo and Lourdes O. Montenegro of USC Department of Economics also works as organizers of this event.

Bunny Pages of Moon Cafe & Thirsty, Rhett Jones of Synacy, Calen Legaspi of Orange and Bronze Software Labs, and Jean Patrick Bisson of ClickingLabs are the judges.

Jerome Locson of, Kenneth Ruelan of Caresharing, Elmar Valmores of Zoomstra Inc., Val Villar of UX, Fleire Castro of Third Team Media, Kahlil Corazo of SWNext, Bert Padilla of TekWorx, Ruben Licera of RLComm International, and Wilson Ng of Ng Khai are the mentors.

Globe Telecom, Kickstart Ventures, University of San Carlos,, All, Web Ninja Mobile, PRWorks, Mynimo, Third Team Media, Sun.Star, e27, SGEntrepreneurs,, and Cebu Bloggers Society are the sponsors.

To grab more info, visit the official website of Startup Weekend 3, Facebook page of Startup Weekend 3, or follow Twitter account of Startup Weekend 3 (@swcebu).


Cebu Media Excellence Awards 2013 is Finally Open

With it’s inception 2 years ago, Cebu Media Excellence Awards 2013 was aimed to distinguish the excellent media practitioners in the metropolis today.

The awarding of deserving nominees will coincide with the Cebu Press Freedom Week which is celebrated every year, specifically on the 3rd week of September.

Cebu Press Freedom Week is a celebration dedicated for the freedom we earned from the Martial Law days.

Cebu Media Excellence Awards 2013 was brought to life by Globe Telecom to award media men that possess excellence in civic, investigative and explanatory journalism.

By the end of the Martial Law tyranny, Globe Telecom has been keeping the flame of freedom alive!

Globe Telecom’s humble origin can be traced back during the Philippine Commonwealth era, when the US Congress made the Act No. 3495 final and executory in 1928. It gave Robert Dollar Company the right to own a wireless long-distance message service from one of their colonies, the Philippines.

After being renamed as Globe Wireless Limited, they branched out to radio and telegraph services until World War 2 stopped their operations.

The company was revived as Globe-Mackay Cable and Radio Corporation (GMCRC) in 1965 but company operations were being halted once again when Martial Law’s effectivity took over. For 8 years, the company was closed but was brought to life again in 1980 when it received a new grant for refranchise.

Origin of Cebu Media Excellence Awards 2013


Back in 1986, the people brought down Martial Law through EDSA People Power. This event made Globe realize that championing the rights of man and keeping alight the flame of freedom is just as important as staying alive.

Freedom of the Press was a right that was suppressed but was brought back to action in 1986.

Since then, Globe Telecom has been partnering with Cebu Press Freedom Week for quite some time already.

As a private institution, Globe is one of the very few entities that support press freeedom and excellence in promoting it.

“We cannot overemphasize the critical role of the media not only in their daily coverage of events but also in shaping the minds of the society on important issues. The Cebu Media Excellence Award seeks to further enhance active participation of the press in pushing for social and civic concerns as our country moves towards economic development,” shares Yoly Crisanto, Globe Telecom’s Corporate Communications head.

Cebu Media Excellence Awards 2013 is a platform formulated by Globe in the hopes of establishing an area where the media practitioners can advocate their cause and excellence.

Cebu Media Excellence Awards 2013 Presents Their Areas of Concern

Qualified nominees or entries shall exhibit one area of concern or a combination of any of the following:

  • Environment and Disaster Response
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Youth and Education
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Governance and Social Progress

Cebu Media Excellence Awards 2013 Presents Their Award Categories

Globe has presented 9 Award Categories for this year’s Cebu Media Excellence Awards 2013.

  1. Columnist of the Year
  2. Blogger of the Year
  3. Social Media Advocate of the Year
  4. Photojournalist of the Year
  5. Reporter of the Year for Television
  6. Feature Story of the Year for Television
  7. Reporter of the Year for Radio
  8. Reporter of the Year for Print
  9. Feature Story of the Year for Print

July 2013 will be the deadline for search of qualified entries while July 26,2013 will mark the end for submission of entries.

Participants need to comply 2 entry forms including their entry and must send them to Globe Media Excellence Awards by way of Jerry Yntig of Globe Telecom in Cebu IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City.

Send an email at or contact (02)730-4617 or (02)7302630 for Manila residents and (032) 4167159 for Cebu residents for more inquiries on Cebu Media Excellence Awards 2013.


Amazing Aloha Is Back To Give You Extraordinary Burger Experience

Amazing Aloha is finally back after so much appeal made in Facebook, Twitter, email, and word of mouth.

It was made available by Jollibee starting May 15, 2013 in all their stores across the country.

What Created The Amazing Aloha Buzz?


The much-awaited return of the well-loved burger has created so much buzz here in the Philippines as well as abroad. Partly to blame for making Amazing Aloha the talk of the town is Anthony Bourdain himself!

Anthony Bourdain is a very famous author, chef, and TV personality. On one of his TV shows, he was trying out some Jollibee menu items on drive-thru like the Halo-Halo and Amazing Aloha. Both of the food items got the commendation of Mr. Bourdain.

We all know that Anthony Bourdain’s palate is hard to please so his positive review about the Amazing Aloha left the Filipinos wondering why the burger was not available on their shores.

Bring Back Amazing Aloha!

In the hope for its return, fans set up a Facebook page in dedication for the sumptuous burger. A lot of people posted words, photos, and tweets. Celebrities even took part on this movement.

Much to the delight of the fans, Jollibee eventually brought Amazing Aloha back, and they brought it with a bang!

On the first day of its return, Jollibee has chosen 35 of its nationwide branches to give 100 free Amazing Aloha to 100 lucky customers!

The Sumptuousness of Amazing Aloha

So, what really is inside every bun of Amazing Aloha that got Anthony Bourdain himself a two thumbs up?

A single burger patty will be something that’s worth forgetting so Jollibee took the burger to the next level! A burger bun will feature 2 juicy patties bathed in honey mustard sauce and bacon bits. Added wonders include lettuce and a slice of pineapple which gives it the Hawaiian flair.

Upon your first bite, you can utter superlatives! Anthony Bourdain even said, “It sounds magical. It’s the Aloha! That’s a very tasty burger!”

Now that Amazing Aloha is back, enjoy every bit of time while it’s still part of the menu because it will only be available for a limited time.

Amazing Aloha Hashtag

Feel free to post photos on how you enjoy your share of Amazing Aloha using the hashtag #AmazingAlohaIsBack!

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Add Some Color to your Summer with McFloat Rainbow Medley

The summer may almost be over but there’s definitely more reasons to make it more colorful, thanks to McDonald’s well-loved McFloat Rainbow Medley.

McFloat Rainbow Medley Cebu Tour

As for the people of Cebu, their summer was sent to a degree centigrade higher than usual when Xian Lim, the McFloat Rainbow Medley ambassador of McDonald’s, paid them a visit last May 12. Aside from giving his fans the attention they truly deserve, Xian also served them with their favorite McDonald’s menu items.

Xian is currently touring the country to promote McFloat Rainbow Medley in the hope of reaching out to more people. He wants to spread positive values and share McDo happiness to all ages and he feels great doing it. So far, he has visited 2 cities outside Manila: Davao and Cebu.

When I asked how he felt when he was chosen by McDonald’s to be their McFloat Ambassador, he enthused, ”So this is my 2nd year with Mcdonald’s so I’m really happy that they gave me the trust. Siempre nakakatuwa kasi last year we had this and I’m part of this product na. It’s evolving. Now we have different flavors to share. Sobrang masaya. I’m really happy.”

On the part of McDonald’s, they decided to make Xian part of their family because refreshing and a genuinely happy person.

With the summer sun posing a threat to melt our summer happiness away, there’s a sure way to fight it and send our summer to a whole new level. The McFloat Rainbow Medley is McDonald’s limited-time offer summer drinks to cool you this summer season.

McFloat Rainbow Medley Variants

Your beach and hang-outs will surely be made special because the McFloat Rainbow Medley will fill your conversation and imagination with vibrant colors. Fruity flavors of green apple, strawberry, lychee, and melon will be much to your delight.

As for Xian’s favorite McFloat Rainbow Medley flavor, it’s green apple!

Each serving of McFloat Rainbow Medley is made up of soda fizz and soft ice cream that will surely make the top of your summer dessert list.

The all-time-favorite Coke McFloat is still set to make huge waves for this summer and the months to follow.

You can have McFloat Rainbow Medley all by itself but it is perfect when partnered with world famous McDonald’s French fries. It is a perfect merienda to go with your bonding time for family and friends.

If you are craving for the crunchy French fries and McFloat Rainbow Medley, you are in for a sweet treat! Order the McFloat and Fries Combo to avail a special rate that comes along with the bubbly soda fizz medley. Your medium-sized McDonald’s French fries and flavored McFloat is only Php 60 while having it the classic way of Coke McFloat is only Php 55!

a Add Some Color to your Summer with McFloat Rainbow Medley

Having your favorite McDonald’s meal doesn’t mean you’re going to miss all the fun. In fact, it will make your meals a lot better! Just make sure to Upfloat your drinks and upgrade to any McFloat variant.

How to Grab Your Very Own McFloat Rainbow Medley

All the flavors of McFloat Rainbow Medley are available in all McDonald’s stores nationwide. You can have them by visiting any McDonald’s store nearest you, visiting McDonald’s Philippines official website, or by dialing 86-2-36 with their McDelivery.

McFloat Rainbow Medley fruity variants are only available up to June 21, 2013.

Feel free to share wonderful photos by posting them on the Facebook page of McDonald’s or following the Twitter account of McDonald’s (@McDo_ph) while using the official hashtag of #mcfloathappiness to complete your McFloat Rainbow Medley experience!


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