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Zonta Club of Cebu II Reaps Awards at District Conference

As an organization that seeks to empower women through service and advocacy, Zonta International believes it is important to recognize its clubs and districts for their outstanding service projects that benefit women in their communities. These awards serve to highlight the incredible service work that Zontians perform to improve the lives of women and girls in communities across the globe. The District Awards are given at the end of each biennium at the District Conference and recognizes significant contributions to the empowerment of women and gender equality. Awards are presented to clubs who have accomplished district goals in such areas as advocacy, service, public relations. Zonta Club of Cebu II is an active member of District 17 composed of as 76 clubs with 2,461 members from the Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore and Macau.

Members of Zonta Club of Cebu II participated in the District 17 Conference held in Hong Kong in last October 2019 where the club reaped honors for innovative and trailblazing service endeavors for women and children in the community. The club received recognition for the Best Centennial Local Service Project for “Breakthrough behind the Cells”, a series of medical missions that benefited female inmates at the Mandaue City BJMP. It also received an award for the Best Centennial Advocacy Award for the package of activities that marked the annual “18-days of Activism” where different stakeholders took part in symposia and empowering workshops on effective strategies to eliminate Violence against Women (VAW) to encourage broad participation by emphasizing that everyone has a role to play, engaging not just duty-bearers but also other stakeholders especially at the local level.

Since the organizations founding in 1919, Zontians have dedicated the last century to empowering women, both in and outside of Zonta. To celebrate these achievements, Zonta Clubs all over the globe were encouraged to undertake Zonta Centennial projects and Zonta Club of Cebu II was recognized with the Centennial Anniversary – Honour 100 years of Zonta Award for their “100 books for 100 families project and for the Giant Photo Tarp that was displayed at the Ayala Center where 100 women from various sectors in the community called with one voice to “Say No to Violence Against Women and to Say Yes to Gender Equality”.

Not stopping there, Zonta Club of Cebu II garnered the Centennial Leadership Development Award and the top award that recognized the club’s overall contribution to the ideals of Zonta International in Service, Advocacy, Education and Leadership Development, the Centennial Star Club in Excellence Achievement Award – Diamond       Category.           

 

New Date, New Place, and a Bigger Party: Plus63 Music and Arts Festival 2020

Let your hair down and sway to the flow of the music as the biggest and most anticipated international music fest, Plus63 Music and Arts Festival comes back to Cebu!

Plus63 Music and Arts Festival at a glance:

Plus63 Music and Arts Festival started in 2016 with the goal of supporting local talents and musicians by giving them the opportunity to perform alongside the world’s top performers. “Plus63 Music & Arts Festival began as a fun project between childhood friends to create an international music festival for the city of Cebu. We brought Steve Angello from the Swedish House Mafia to kick off the inaugural event on Sinulog, Saturday of 2016.”, says Peter Delantar, head of Plus63 Music and Arts Festival.

Plus63 since then has become an annual music event that never fails to leave partygoers awestruck – with its spot-on premium sound quality, impressive digitally-programmed fireworks and eclectic mix of international and local performers. It has brought in international DJs and performers like Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia, Steve Aoki, Showtek, Kid Ink and Dada Life in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, respectively.

Plus63 always brings the best to give out a true music festival experience while adding a local twist, enhancing it even more with the best of the Philippines’ hospitality and cuisine. “The goal is for Plus63 to be a staple event in Cebu, highlighting great music, great food and an unforgettable experience.”, saysDelantar.

New date. This year’s Plus63 is set on February 2, breaking away from the Sinulog festivities for the first time. “We believe the time is right for Plus63 Music & Arts Festival to establish its own weekend where it becomes the main event of the city. We have bigger and grander plans for the years to come.”Delantar added.

New place. Attracting thousands each year, Plus63 is set to happen at the SM Seaside Complex Cebu Concert Grounds, a location apt to host such a grand event and accommodate a big crowd. With over 7,000+ fans since it was first introduced, the festivalhas grown over the years and is expected to double to over 15,000+ this year. Plus63 persistently grows into a destination festival in Cebu attracting international and local tourists.

Bigger party. Now on its 5th installment, Paul Klein, Charles Leslie Priest and Jake Clifford of LANY headlines the music fest.

LANY is an acronym for Los Angeles New York as their desire is to spread music from coast to coast. Now, they have come to the Philippine music fest scene alongside some of Cebu’s best – Lourdes, Three Legged Men, Mandaue Nights, Sepia Times and DJ Short. In addition, LANY will be bringing special merchandise up for grabs and Plus63 Festival will have limited edition items for sale

CPMS Celebrates 15th Founding Anniversary with Sinulog Blessing of New Building

Sinulog isn’t over just yet for the students and staff of Children’s Paradise Montessori School (CPMS).

As they celebrate their 15th Founding Anniversary today (January 28), CPMS is also inaugurating their newest school building – the St. Therese of the Child Jesus Building. And what better way to kick off the festivities than doing it the Sinulog way?

“January 28, 2005 was when our SEC registration and Charter were signed. For 14 years, we did not really celebrate that. This is the first time in 15 years that we are celebrating our Foundation Day. Sto. Niño has been the source of everything. This is our thanksgiving,” said CPMS President Marivic Bathan.

 After a Holy Mass in front of the new school building, a re-enactment of the arrival of Magellan, who gave the image of Sto. Niño as a gift to Queen Juana and Raja Humabon in 1521, until the victory of Lapu-Lapu was presented by the parents and teachers of CPMS.

 The four-storey St. Therese of the Child Jesus Building, which features green and environment-friendly elements, bursts with the lively beat of the Sinulog as the students themselves performed the traditional dance in veneration of the Snr. Sto. Niño in each floor, while the priest blessed the building.

While they don’t usually commemorate their Founding Anniversary, the students and staff of CPMS always make sure to celebrate the Sinulog Festival every year through dances and performances. After all, culture and arts are some of the disciplines that CPMS instills on their students.

CPMS Consultant Rudy Aviles shared that this yearly tradition is usually done in the same week as the actual Sinulog Festival. But this year they decided to hold it on the 28th in order to celebrate the school’s other milestones.

“This year is important for us. Aside from the 15th Founding Anniversary and the new building, we are also having a new thrust and revisioning for CPMS. We want to instill in the school a nature-loving consciousness and connectedness,” he said.

Aviles explained that CPMS officials and staff have been brainstorming on the school’s focus into green living.

Bathan added that in CPMS, they create an environment that will nurture and cultivate children “to grow to be truly human.”

“We lead everyone back to nature and being natural. The human beings have the spirit that makes us one with nature and connects us to each other, making this world as one, just as our creator intended it to be at the Garden of Eden,” she said.

CPMS has been putting in place several activities and programs in their curriculum on how to embody the green lifestyle over the years – from exposing students to nature and the outdoors, eating healthy, and even solid waste management.

Part of its strengthened focus on nature and the environment is the inauguration of the St. Therese of the Child Jesus Building which is set to be a green building.

“We want to be anchored on caring of nature. If I take care of nature, nature will take care of me. It’s a symbiosis. It’s a communion between me and the environment,” Aviles explained.

CPMS tapped the services of GSG Architects Co. in the design and construction of the new building features sustainable and tropical design concepts.

Among these is a water recycling system wherein wastewater from washbasins are recycled and used to water the garden on each floor’s terrace garden and drip irrigation system. The building’s three main columns also have a plant climbing support structure to encourage vine growth and supply cool fresh oxygen to the hallways and classrooms.

“Two-meter wide balconies and three-meter wide hallways on each floor provide planting strips to bring in fresh air, provide shade, and puts nature in close proximity to the classrooms even if these are elevated from the ground,” explained Archt. Clive Aaron Guanzon, Principal Architect of GSG Architects Co.

The new green building broke ground last year and is set to be completed within 2020. It will host the preschool and elementary classrooms as well as administrative offices.

It is part of the CPMS 2025 masterplan wherein four new school buildings will be built by CPMS within three phases. By 2025, on its 25th year, CPMS foresees a population of 400 to 500 students from toddler to Senior High School.

 

About Children’s Paradises Montessori School (CPMS)

CPMS was founded by Marivic E. Bathan, who has been its President since its inception in 2005, with the mission of providing children with an education for life. CPMS has created a learning environment based on Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy and principles that guide and nurture the development of each child’s potential to become an informed, creative, compassionate, and lifelong learner who will make a positive contribution to the global community.

For ten straight years, from 2010 to 2019, CPMS has been awarded as Montessori School of the Year in the Business Achievement and Recognition Awards. CPMS has exposed its students to real-world experiences and to the beauty and discipline of the arts. CPMS is located along H. Abellana St. in Canduman, Mandaue City.

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.

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