Press Release

EVO Nature Camp, Cebu’s Newest Adventure-Based Camp

In today’s world of modern technology, people need to take a break from all their hectic work schedules and the energy-consuming high demands of city living to enjoy and find adventure in the outdoors. And where else is the best place to unwind, relax, meditate and experience laid-back life even just for a few hours?

Sleepaway camps, parks, nature-centered recreational facilities are today’s favorite destinations for Cebuanos. Many of us even consider going through all the hassle of travelling outside Cebu City—all in the name of peace and tranquility. Some even go as far north like Baguio or Tagaytay.

But Cebuanos now need not travel far from home just to be close to nature since Cebu’s newest adventure-based nature camp, Evo Nature Camp, has already opened their doors to the public last January 11, 2020, with the goal of bringing people and nature together through their plethora of outdoor activities which everyone can enjoy.

The newly-opened 4.5-hectare nature camp, located in the picturesque countryside setting of Gaas, Balamban, is the best place to satisfy one’s growing need of escaping the stress and anxiety of city living. Only 32 kilometers away from Cebu City and with travel time estimated at 45 minutes, you’ll finally get to experience nature at its finest in this latest escapade!

During their soft opening last Saturday, Evo Nature Camp owner Edwin Ortiz, disclosed the upcoming activities and future plans they have at hand for the developing camp.

“We came up with this kind of recreational venue to promote Gaas and one day, put in the map as a top destination for nature-enthusiasts at the same time, we are helping the locals get employed,” he stated in a sitdown interview with the media.

Evo Nature Camp is a great venue for outdoor sports activities. In fact, the place is designed for trekking, rapelling, camping and glamping or glamorous camping—another prospect addition to its offerings wherein big tents will be put up together with nice beds, food and some snacks to go with it,” he added.

While the market for glamping are millennials, young professionals and families, the target for Evo Nature Camp’s future big camping site are elementary and high school students.

Ortiz shared that they are eyeing educational institutions as their target market since schools conduct camping activities such as summer camp for the students and the place is a great camping site.

As of the time being, the area for camping is still on developmental status and what is offered are camping in the gazebos.

The Grill House offers bbq, grilled specialties, corn soup, pumpkin soup, fruit shakes, etc.

Around 40,000 flower plants and 2,509 Pine Trees and Giant Ferns have been planted in the property.

The traditional ribbon cutting to officially open Evo Nature Camp last January 11 was spearheaded by Owner Edwin Ortiz and family, together with Balamban Mayor Alex Binghay, Congressman Pablo John Garcia, and Gaas Barangay Captain William Genel. The event was also witnessed by the senior high school students from the University of San Jose-Recoletos Balamban Campus, guests and friends from the local media.

Let’s Help MindaNOW: CCCI Donation Campaign Calls for Support

In just a span of two months, four above magnitude 6 earthquakes rocked Davao Region and other parts of Mindanao. On December 15, the latest and strongest shook the same areas with a magnitude 6.9 tremor.

The quake reportedly left four people dead, 100 injured, about 50,000 people newly displaced, and at least 10,000 houses and buildings partially or totally damaged.

The number is expected to rise as authorities continue to conduct search and retrieval operations.

As hundreds of aftershocks remain to shake the grounds, the people of Mindanao continue to call for help and support.

The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) is appealing for the support of not only its member companies but also the entire community of Cebu in helping the Mindanaoans through donating to the Let’s Help MindaNOW! campaign.

This holiday season let us come together as one, give back to our Fellow Filipinos in Mindanao, and be of aide to those who are in need.

For more information on the Let’s Help MindaNOW donation campaign, one may call the CCCI office at 232 1423 or 0915-095-0659 and look for Ms. Juffer Denn Bornales or email at juffer@cebuchamber.org.

 

Renovated and Upgraded: Sacred Heart Center, Inc. Reopens a Better and Improved Facilities

After 43 years, Sacred Heart Center, Inc. announces the blessing and re-opening of its newly renovated and upgraded facilities on December 3, 2019.The blessing coincides with the feast of St. Francis Xavier, Jesuit Saint and patron of missions.Embarking on a new chapter of “Business with a Heart,” the launching of its newly enhanced facilities is the Center’s commitment to service with a mission.

The ceremonial ribbon cutting and launching will be done by His Excellency Jose S. Palma, DD, Archbishop of Cebu, assisted by the Jesuit Fathers of Sacred Heart Parish, as well as the Sacred Heart Parish and Ladies Associations.

The newly renovated Sacred Heart Center is equipped with seven (7) function rooms that can accommodate from a minimum of 50 to a maximum of 950 persons.  It also has sports facilities that include a swimming pool, a basketball court and an indoor gym.  Its newest addition is Café Cristina, a coffee shop with two meeting rooms that can accommodate 15-20 persons each.  Aside from its regular all-time-favorites, it now serves all-day breakfast, other meals, desserts and beverages.  Café Cristina is open from 06:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

The Sacred Heart Parish Ladies Association, Inc.manages and operates the Center’s facilities similar to  a social enterprise. Its income is used to fund social projects such as daily feeding program for undernourished pupils of Zapatera Elementary School. The feeding program has been running regularly, from Monday to Friday, for 21 years, supported by the Center’s operations.  Other social projects of the Sacred Heart Parish Ladies’ Association include visiting the sick, free catechism for non-sectarian schools, mass weddings, activities for the youth and projects that support the Parish’s mission.

Sacred Heart Center, Inc. is owned by the Jesuit Sacred Heart Church and private stockholders who are mostly parishioners, as well as members of the Sacred Heart Parish Association, Inc. and Sacred Heart Parish Ladies’ Association, Inc.

For inquiries & reservations, please contact 253-9531.

Carcar Warmly Welcomes HennaVille Homes To Its City

HENAVILLE HOMES CARCAR is the 6th and latest development of PRIMEHOMES DEVELOPMENT CORP. or PRIMEHOMES for short. HENAVILLE HOMES CARCAR is located in the historic city of Carcar, home to the famous Carcar lechon, Bocarillo, thinly sliced and crispy banana chips, ampao and Chicharon. Carcar City is also home to a number of heritage houses such as the Yap Ancestral House,  Mercado Ancestral House and the publicly openedBahay na Tisa.

Carcar City is also home to religious shrines such as the shrine of Arch. Teofilo Camomot where the relics and artifacts of the late Archbishop are kept and the Teotokos Shrine (Greek for Mother of Greek) where the Dancing Sun can be seen from. Not only does Carcar City have these national treasures, it also has modern conveniences such as Grocery Outlets (Metro Gaisano, Gaisano Capital, SaveMore), Food Outlets (Jollibee, Mang Inasal, Orange Brutus, McDonalds), Banks (BPI, BDO, Landbank, Metrobank, Chinabank) and Schools (St. Catherine’s College, Mother Mary’s Children School, Carcar Academy Technical School). Carcar City is therefore an attractive place to settle down, raise a family, learn about Cebuano culture, heritage, and religion but most importantly, CARCAR CITY IS A NICE PLACE TO INVEST IN!

HENAVILLE HOMES CARCAR is a BP220 Economic Housing Project with Socialized Housing Component infused in it. As a way to give back to the community, PRIMEHOMES DEVELOPMENT CORP allocated 19% or 44 units out of the 231 units as socialized housing – the current mandate is only 15%. The remaining 187 units will be of economic housing. The Socialized Housing unit will be a 2-storey townhouse, with lot area 30sqm and a floor area of 32sqm and is delivered with 1 toilet and bath and a provision for 2 bedrooms. Meanwhile,  the Economic Housing unit will be a 2 storey townhouse, with lot area ranging from 45sqm to 93sqm, and a floor area of 46sqm and is delivered with 1 car park, 1 toilet and bath and provision for 3 bedrooms.All units will be delivered semi-finished, meaning exterior will have finished paint coating, attractive exterior accessories, as well as a roof while the interior will have a smooth concrete floor finish, and walls initially painted white. There will be no room partitions as to give flexibility to the buyer as to the desired sizes of the rooms.

Even if this is an Economic Housing, PRIMEHOMES introduced a 4.5km jogging path which is a FIRST for an economic housing subdivision of this size in the Philippines!Just like all the developments of PRIMEHOMES, HENAVILLE HOMES CARCAR boasts of having a Wide and Inviting Entranceway, Guard House, Basketball Court, Multi-Purpose Hall, Rentable Stalls with Parking, Street Lights, Perimeter Fence, Underground Water System, Underground Drainage System, Segregated Garbage Area, and Wastewater Treatment Facility.

Moreso, upon the request of the Barangay and City officials, PRIMEHOMES will also be creating a 1.5km long drainage which the Barangay intends to tap into as an outfall for the Brgy. Tuyom Elementary School, Brgy. Tuyom High School, and Brgy. Tuyom Senior High School.

PRIMEHOMES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION therefore is a developer with a conscious heart which listens and adheres to the needs of the community. It goes beyond what it being asked. The Vision of PRIMEHOMES is to be the leader in providing every Filipino an adorable, safe, decent, and nurturing place to live dream and its Mission is to efficiently develop Quality Affordable Housing services that is suitable to a range of needs, sustainable and attractive with a social conscience by seeking innovative solutions to people’s housing needs and support community efforts development plan.

For More Information, you may contact us at 0917-6314709, 231-1501, 233-6952, or email us at cebuprimehomes@gmail.com. You may also visit our office at 3F The Forum Bldg., Arch. Reyes Ave., Cebu City.

FOPM, Globe, to Accelerate Digitally-powered Megaworld Properties

First Oceanic Property Management Inc. (FOPM), the property management arm of Megaworld Corporation, and Globe Telecom enter into a strategic partnership that aims to revolutionize the property management industry through the integration of digital technology, design innovation, and connectivity into FOPM managed Megaworld developments.

(L-R, Seated) Globe Chief Human Resource Officer Ato Jiao, Globe Chief Commercial Officer Albert de Larrazabal, FOPM President Joy Salazar, FOPM First Vice President for Operation and Managing Director Rigoberto Santos (L-R, Standing) Mynt Vice President for Merchant Solutions and Sales JM Aujero, Globe Executive Vice President for Channel Management Group Bernie Llamzon, Globe Business Vice President for Sales Meanne Quiambao, FOPM AVP for Human Resources Arnel Tamodra, and FOPM Vice President for Finance and Administration Neoli Kho

“In this fast-changing digital world, we see the importance of aligning our developments to quickly adapt to new technologies, which we believe is an opportunity to disrupt ourselves and remain competitive in this ever-changing landscape,” shared FOPM President Joy Salazar.

Salazar adds: “It is about innovation, integration, and interconnectivity. The partnership between FOPM and Globe makes it easier for us to make our developments future-ready, which will greatly benefit those who own and occupy residential units in our managed properties.”

To this end, the Integrated FOPM Automated Experience (iFAE), in direct collaboration with GCash, is implementing digitized payment processes in residential and office units, through Globe at Home and Globe Business. This attentive digital service provides a 24/7 payment facility, offering “pay anywhere and pay anytime” security, and convenience in today’s fast-paced lifestyle environment.

This year, 25 FOPM-managed properties will be able to enjoy the prestigious benefits of the program. More and more properties are expected to come online in 2020, allowing all of FOPM’s residential and office customers to fully enjoy efficient, seamless, and personalized communications, through Globe Mobile offerings.

Globe Chief Commercial Officer Albert de Larrazabal shares his insights on the project: “To make this program a success, we need to have robust connectivity and uncompromising performance. This has to be supplemented by affordable offerings that users can utilize. These fundamentals are the fields that we at Globe have made available, and we keep improving and expanding on these areas to ensure that property owners and users in FOPM and Megaworld will benefit and be covered.”

Aside from the different products and solutions that Globe offers, FOPM has also taken an interest to adopt the leading telecommunications’ sustainability programs. It plans to implement Project 1 Phone, Globe’s E-waste recycling campaign. The project aims to collect old and broken mobile phones, tablets, mp3 players, chargers, and other e-waste for proper disposal and recycling.

All proceeds from recycling these electronic waste go to Globe’s advocacy to help build public school classrooms around the country.

Kizuna Aesthetic Center Brings Advance Japanese Technology on Skincare to Cebu

With so many skincare and beauty clinics popping everywhere, it is getting harder for people to find one they can actually trust in terms of quality and authenticity.

It is this kind of guarantee that Kizuna Aesthetic Center By Dr. Select is bringing to Cebuanos as they open their first ever clinic at the Robinsons Galleria Cebu.

Kizuna Aesthetic Center By Dr. Select is offering new and advance Japanese technology in its machines and services and that’s what sets them apart from all the other beauty clinics.

Dr. Kentaro Ono, a plastic surgeon from Fujieda, Japan, has partnered with Dr. Hope Valerie Solano, a certified dermatologist and a diplomate of the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS) in establishing Kizuna Aesthetic Center By Dr. Select.

“Cebuanos can expect that our ingredients and medical solutions are of high quality and advance technology from Japan. We hired a Japanese aesthetician to give everyone the same techniques used by our sister company, Fujieda Skin Clinic,” Dr. Solano shared.

Dr. Solano, dermatologist, and Moie Fujimoto, who is a certified aesthetician in Japan, are the mainstays at Kizuna Aesthetic Center By Dr. Select. Both of them have been sent to Japan for formal training on the technologies they use in the center.

The Mediline Radiofrequency is the most advanced multipolar, non-surgical wrinkle reduction, facial rejuvenation, and body contouring of Kizuna Aesthetic Center By Dr. Select. This machine melts fats and cellulites, stimulates collagen, and tightens loose skin.

On the other hand, the Ultimate Facial Aqua Medication consists of different features that include water peeling which cleans the pores and removes blackheads; carbonic acid facial which exfoliates skin and improves skin oxygen levels, and makes skin brighter with a more uniform tone.

The radiofrequency contours and firms the face for glowing and tight skin while the electroporation infuses serum with the choice of anti-aging, whitening, and anti-acne.

Kizuna Aesthetic Center By Dr. Select’s other services include laser hair removal; botox; hyaluronic acid fillers; mesotherapy; injectables of glutathione, placenta and Vitamin C; chemical peels; cauterization of warts; acne scar treatments; pimple treatments; skin cancer detection; and consultation for skin, hair, scalp, hair fall and nail problems.

“The Cebuano market is very discriminating and value-conscious of the services and the quality of treatments. They are more conscious that it is important to seek advice from a certified doctor under the Philippine Dermatological Society,” Dr. Solano said about the local market.

GIVING BACK TO CEBU

Dr. Solano and Dr. Ono first met in 2016 through a common friend. Since then, they started sharing techniques and Dr. Ono and his consultants also introduced Dr. Select Beauty Products.

Dr. Select prides itself in always discovering the most advance technology that makes healthy skin in the medical beauty industry.

As of now, more than 10,000 beauty salons, clinics, and companies are using Dr. Select products in Japan alone.

But aside from that, they also have customers in China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Russia, USA, and Australia, among others.

Last April 2019, Dr. Solano was invited to see all the aesthetic clinics in Japan that was associated with the Japanese consultants, and that was when they proposed to open one in Cebu.

It was a no-brainer for them to choose Cebu since Dr. Ono’s personal advocacy is to reach out to Cebuanos and share his knowledge and expertise.

Back in the 1980s, Dr. Ono was an exchange student at the Sacred Heart for Boys High School and stayed for a year in Cebu.

In fact, the word “Kizuna” actually means “connection” or “bond between the Japanese and Filipino.”

With their tagline “Kizuna: Your Bond with Beauty,” Kizuna Aesthetic Center By Dr. Select will be on soft opening starting this Sunday, November 24, 2019.

Their 200-square meter clinic is located at the Basement 2 of Robinsons Galleria Cebu. The clinic will have eight staff.

Kizuna Aesthetic Center By Dr. Select is also the exclusive distributor of Dr. Select Products which can be purchased at the Center with advice from their dermatologist.

How Do You ‘Give Love’ on Christmas? Let Bo’s Coffee Count the Ways

The song “Give Love On Christmas Day” talks about trying to find a present that is better than anything you get from a store.

At Bo’s Coffee, the holidays are all about “Give Love,” as coffee lovers can find ways to show love for others in different forms and ways.

 

The Filipino-owned chain of coffee shops recently launched its holiday campaign, which urges people to spend time with loved ones over through get-togethers, celebrations over a sumptuous feast, and gift giving.

This is truly reflective with Bo’s Coffee’s holiday offers, where you can show love and “Give Love” by gifting family members and loved ones with something special this season—like embracing them with the warmth of coffee.

“Our gift merchandise aims to give impact to our local farmers and social enterprise partners in a positive way,” said Bo’s Coffee CEO Steve Benitez.

Bo’s Coffee is introducing its Reloadable Card and Planner, both of which highlight the beauty and uniqueness of the Philippines and its coffee.

Philippine weave designs have been incorporated into Bo’s Coffee’s holiday designs like in the cups. Philippine coffee, as shown in the glass sticker, is actually the coffee plant that has been transformed into a Christmas wreath.

As a way of giving back to its roots, Bo’s Coffee incorporates the symbols and elements of Sagada and Philippine coffee to its Coffee Card design. The design includes Sagada’s scenery and the weave pattern of the Cordillera Autonomous Region. The details on the card are hand-painted. Also highlighted are first of the five Philippine coffee origins—Matutum, Kitanglad, Apo, and Benguet.

The Bo’s Coffee Planner, which comes in Black and Maroon (the brand’s colors), also highlights the elements of the Philippine flag and coffee. Some of the planner cover elements are hand drawn to focus on Filipino artistry and there are indigenous weaves in the pattern. The Bo’s Coffee Planner is nationalistic, well-designed and functional and is your perfect partner for 2020.

You can get the Bo’s Coffee Planner, Electronic Gift Certificates and other rewards by earning points through the Bo’s Coffee Mobile Application, which is another part of the brand’s digital initiatives.

Aside from selected gift merchandise and the new Bo’s Coffee Card, included in the Bo’s Coffee’s “Give Love” holiday campaign are the Single Serve Philippine Coffee, merchandise available in stores, and the Holiday Beverages: Dark Mocha Macadamia Froccino, Mocha Hazelnut Froccino and Almond ButtercrunchFroccino. For pastries, included are Chocolate Mousse Cake and Queso de Bola Cheesecake.

The Bo’s Coffee holiday beverages also incorporate flavors that can be traditionally found in Christmas setting. The Dark Mocha Macadamia is a blend of dark chocolate, coffee and macadamia.

Almond ButtercrunchFroccino has caramel, nut, chocolate and coffee while Mocha Hazelnut Froccino is a blend of hazelnut spread and coffee.

Bo’s Coffee is a Filipino-owned enterprise founded in Cebu in 1996. It has over 100 branches in the Philippines. Bo’s Coffee is known for sourcing its coffee beans from farmers in Sagada, Mountain Province, Mt. Kitanglad in Bukidnon, Mt. Matutum in South Cotabato and Mt. Apo in Davao.

Cebu Marathon 2020 Welcomes New Balance Onboard

Cebu Executive Runners Club announces its partnership with New Balance as its Official Performance Footwear for Cebu Marathon 2020.

In its 12th year, Cebu Marathon 2020 tags partnership with New Balance as “12 Happy-nings with New Balance” filled with 12 activities and events to be rolled out for next year’s run.

Cebu Marathon 2020’s official event organizers, Cebu Executive Runners Club, represented by John Pages, Meyrick Jacalan, and Jesse Taborada, its agency partner, ASAP Advertising and Events, represented by Perl Jacalan, together with Agnes Puno of New Balance announce 12 exciting “happy-nings” exclusive to all Cebu Marathon 2020 participants.

Train for FREE with New Balance Running Club’s Couch to Cebu Marathon 2020

Run faster and run better as New Balance Running Club’s (NBRC) launches its Couch to Cebu Marathon 2020.

All Cebu Marathon 2020 participants get the opportunity to train for free with three New Balance pacers with different time targets (6.30, 7.00 and 7.30 min/km pace). New Balance Ambassador, Rovilson Fernandez will pace on the race day, January 12, 2020.

Couch to Cebu Marathon 2020 is a Six-Sunday long run training that will start on November 24. Participants will receive a Couch to Cebu Marathon 2020 Stamp Card upon signing up. This card will be stamped on and validated after every Sunday run they participate in. Participants who get 4 validated stamps get an exciting freebie exclusively from New Balance, while those who complete all 6 Sundays get a New Balance shirt.

Signing up starts on November 18 at the New Balance Concept Store at Level 2, Ayala Center Cebu’s New Wing. No registration fees needed.

P1,000 Off Cash Voucher To All Cebu Marathon 2020 Participants

A limited and exclusive offer to all Cebu Marathon 2020 Participants; they get to have a P1,000 off cash voucher that they can use for every P4995 purchase of New Balance regular priced items.

Participants just need to present a copy of their Cebu Marathon confirmation stub at New Balance, and they get this exclusive offer.

Other Happy-nings with New Balance to watch out for:

 

●       I Am NBReady Online Promotions

●       Marathon Expo #NewBalanceatCCM2020

●       Race Day Happy-nings

○       Spot the Balance Race Day Happy-nings

○       Do the Balance

○       Pace with NB

Cebu Marathon At A Glance:

The Cebu Marathon is held in Cebu City, the country’s oldest city and the first capital of the Philippines. With Cebu City often regarded as the birthplace of Christianity in Asia, Cebu Marathon 2020 promises to be one of the most festive road-running races in the Philippines.

Cebu Marathon coincides with the Sinulog — the country’s grandest mardi gras. Filled with this spirit of celebration, the routes are littered with hydration stations where runners are greeted with drum-beaters and dancers with an invigorating and festive vibe. Now in its 12th year, the Cebu Marathon attracts thousands of runners joining the 42k, 21k, and 5k distances. The race starts and ends at Cebu Business Park and passes through several of the city’s iconic areas, including the Provincial Capitol Building and Fuente Osmeña.

Lite Ferries launched brand-new, RINA class ship “LITE FERRY FIVE”

On its 29th year, Lite Shipping Corporation showcased their new world-class ship. Embarking on a new chapter of “Sailing Bigger, Faster and Better”, with its latest acquisition, the newly built “M/V LITE FERRY FIVE” last November 18, 2019 at the Port of Cebu.

Presidential daughter & Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Z. Duterte led the ceremonial ribbon cutting assisted by Hon. Edgar Mary S. Sarmiento, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation, House of Congress and MARINA ADMINISTRATOR VADM Narciso A. Vingson, Jr. The launching was headed by the President/ CEO of Lite Ferries, Lucio E. Lim, Jr. together with COO Fernando A. Inting, VP Operations Jonathan Lim-Imboy, Commercial Operations head – Jethro Nathaniel Lim-Imboy.

Completed in 2019, Lite Ferry Five is a brand-new 75 meters long RO-RO passenger coastwise ship, with a GRT of 2,895 tons built in China but classed by RINA of Italy. It has wide passageways on its passenger decks and a spacious cargo deck that can accommodate 540 passengers and 23 10-wheeler trucks. It has a maximum speed of 15 knots and a service speed of 13 to 14 knots. The vessel was granted “Pioneering Status Protection”by MARINA in the route of Oslob, Cebu to Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte under EO 909 and MC 2015-4. But the vessel will temporarily take the Oslob, Cebu to Dapitan City route pending the dredging completion of the Dipolog Port under the supervision of LGU of Dipolog City. It has a travel time of only 4 hours linking Northern Mindanao much closer to Cebu Province.

Likewise, Lite Ferries is also expecting the arrival in December 2019 of its second brand-new vessel, “M/V LITE FERRY NINE, a 70 meters long coastwise RO-RO ferry, with a GRT of 2,107 tons also built in China and classed by the Bureau Veritas of France. It can accommodate 400 passengers and 17 10-wheeler trucks. Deployment will be in January 2020. It has a service speed of 12 knots. The vessel will be deployed to service the Jagna, Bohol to Cagayan de Oro City route on a pioneering status by MARINA.

With a total of seven ships acquired brand-new in the past 5 years, including its flag ship vessel “M/V Lite Ferry 88” plus the six other vessels which were all below 20 years old upon acquisition, Lite Ferries now operates one of the youngest fleets in the Philippines Lite Shipping Corporation – Lite Ferries is a proud member of the Philippine Coastwise Shipping Association, Inc. (PCSA).

Celebrate the Classic Yuletide Season and Feel “RLove” at Robinsons Galleria Cebu

It’s that time of the year again when people are merry and the lights are shining all over town. Christmas is something everyone looks forward to every year. And in Robinsons Galleria Cebu, it is surely something we want to celebrate and share with everybody.

The spirit of “RLove” is palpable all over the mall starting today, November 15, as Robinsons Galleria Cebu kicks off its series of activities for the yuletide season.

What is RLove? Robinsons’ mission is to bring together everything we love about the holiday season. For some, it will be the presents and food while for others, it’s the reunions and festivities.

For other still, it’s simply the warmth and joy that abound during this time of the year. Whatever it is, RLove encompasses all these experiences that we all love the most about Christmas.

Today (November 15), Robinsons Galleria Cebu is set to unveil its unique Christmas Tree decked with vintage feels, and adorned with the classic red and gold Christmas balls, fairy lights, and vintage houses.

A Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled on November 15, at 5 P.M.

The activity will be opened by Christmas performances by Adlib. It will also feature performances from children of Rise Above Foundation as well as students from Umapad Elementary School.

These two organizations are chosen beneficiaries of Robinsons Galleria Cebu which will be turning over gifts to the children during the program.

Following the ceremonial tree lighting, which will be led by officials of Robinsons Galleria Cebu and other invited guests, Cebu-based band Three Legged Men will also entertain attendees with their performances.

Aside from the Christmas Tree, Robinsons Galleria Cebu will also feature a Christmas House and a vintage pickup truck on display at the activity center together with a countdown display on the days til Christmas Day.

To celebrate the start of Robinsons Galleria Cebu’s countdown to Christmas, there will be a Pre-Holiday Sale from November 15 to 17 wherein discounts of up to 70 percent off will be available in select stores.

Several other exciting Christmas activities have also been lined up by Robinsons Galleria Cebu including the Yuletide Concerts every 6 P.M on November 22 and 29, and December 6, 13, and 20 at the Verandah.

The Coral Catwalk Fashion show for cause, featuring the Binibining Cebu candidates is also slated on November 23 at 5 P.M. This is in cooperation with Go Grow Glow Cebu.

Christmas Arts and Crafts activities are scheduled on November 24, 1-5pm: Christmas card & Creative gift wrapping by Artissimo, December 7, 1-5pm: DIY Christmas Décor by Richie’s Pixie Dust, December 8, 1-5pm: Make your peppermint slime by Tinkerhouse, December 20, 2pm & 4pm: Christmas story telling and carols with Clowning Around.

Kids will also be delighted with the Mr. and Mrs. Claus Meet and Greet on December 13, 14, and 15 at 4 P.M. inside the Christmas House in the Mall’s Activity Area.

On December 21, there will be a Character Meet and Greet at 1 P.M. and 4 P.M. while on December 22, there will be a Santa Paws at 3 P.M.

There’s always more reasons to love the Christmas Season and Robinsons Galleria Cebu continues to bring this to the public with RLove.

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