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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.

Tackle Life’s Next Big Adventure with the New Samsung Galaxy S10

Some of life’s biggest challenges are best tackled with the right and reliable tools. Whether it’s finally moving out and starting on your own or landing that dream job, having that right amount of support counts. Staying connected too is a top priority and with the right device, you can face everyday head on.

This is what makes the new Samsung Galaxy S10 the latest must-have! Available for pre-order starting February 22 until March 3, 2019 with Globe Postpaid’s ThePLAN, you can now be one of the first to get this latest device.

The flagship phone series that cemented Samsung as the leader in smartphones, the latest Galaxy device boasts of the next-level infinity display that now allows a more immersive experience. A compact bezel-less design gives the newest smartphone the industry-leading screen-to-body ratio—great for enjoying your favorite movies and shows on Amazon Prime Video and DisneyLife, free for 6 months with ThePLAN.

Music lovers can enjoy their 3-month subscription to Spotify with ThePLAN on the Galaxy S10’s class-leading stereo speakers while selfie junkies get up to five cameras (three rear plus two front on the S10 Plus) with upgraded HDR 10+ and UHD front camera recording for capturing those picture-perfect life events.

Your files, photos and videos will also be safer and secure in the new Galaxy S10 which now comes with an on-screen fingerprint sensor for opening and locking the smartphone. All these features, including a wireless power share, power-efficient Snapdragon processors—and Bixby, Samsung’s personal voice assistant—are housed in the familiar IP68 waterproof and dust-proof body.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 powered by Globe Postpaid is the perfect pair that prepares you for your next big adventure. Choose the model that best suits your needs — the 6.1-inch S10, 6.4-inch S10 Plus, or 5.8-inch S10e. Bring home the S10 for only P2,599 (ThePLAN 1499 + P1,100/month cashout)! Special freebies are in store for Globe Postpaid customers who pre-order the S10 from February 22 to March 3, 2019. Globe Postpaid customers who pre-order the S10 with 128GB memory will receive Samsung Galaxy Buds, BT Hand Grip, and Nanofixit Screen Protector. Meanwhile, those who pre-order the S10 Plus with 128GB memory will receive Samsung Galaxy Buds, Duo Wireless Charger, and Nanofixit Screen Protector.

Device Monthly Cashout for Samsung Galaxy S10 (24 months)
ThePLAN S10e 128GB S10 128GB S10 Plus 128GB S10 Plus 1TB
599 1,200 1,500 1,700 2,900
799 1,150 1,450 1,650 2,850
999 1,050 1,350 1,550 2,750
1299 950 1,250 1,450 2,650
1499 800 1,100 1,300 2,500
1799 750 1,050 1,250 2,450
1999 650 950 1,150 2,350
2499 450 750 950 2,150
2999 450 750 950 2,150

To pre-order, visit For recontracting customers, call ‎(02) 730-1300. Learn more about Globe Postpaid plans at Follow Globe on Facebook or Twitter.

Federal Land Adds Another Cebu Marvel with Marco Polo Parkplace  

Premier real estate developer Federal Land paints Cebu’s skyline anew with the rise of Marco Polo Parkplace, the fifth tower of its luxury condominium, Marco Polo Residences. The architectural offer perched atop Cebu’s exclusive Nivel Hills is a 30-storey building that captures a panoramic view of Cebu’s bluest coasts and hillsides next to its thriving metropolis.

From its aesthetic design to its modern facilities, Marco Polo Parkplace reflects the city’s allure and the Marco Polo brand’s trademark of world-class excellence.  Designed to resemble two connecting pearls, Parkplace’s unique blueprint emphasizes curves that create visually fluid spaces. The coordinated palettes, patterns, and texture of its interiors exude elegance, while its extensive set of amenities for play and leisure embrace a world of lifestyles.

The 3-hectare property houses 350 units for its final tower, Marco Polo Parkplace. The newest addition offers a selection of studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom units with living spaces ranging from 30 sqm to 79 sqm, ensuring residents freedom of choice and the space to relax in their own personal sanctuaries.

While mindful of individual comfort, Parkplace extends possibilities for pleasure and relaxation with a range of recreational options, including different areas for fitness, games, and entertainment. Residents can also choose from various facilities such as: Circuit Training and Yoga Studio, Art Room, KTV Room, Mini Theater, Sky Lounge, and many more.

Ascending 136 meters above sea level, Marco Polo Parkplace extends one’s vista as far as the eye can see. Through individual balconies built in selected units, Parkplace provides an arresting view of the city and its shoreline.

Cebu, the Queen City of the South, remains a valuable icon that inspires Parkplace’s hallmark of style and excellence. Its effortless blend of chic modernity and rustic charm seam comfortably.

With a rich culture and provenance embodied in its finest destinations, Cebu continues to be the next big travel spot to explore for business and resettlement. Its enticing beaches, refreshing terrains, and evolving metropolis appeals to both tourists and future residents alike. While it is home to many natural wonders, it grows as a hub with huge potential for talent, infrastructure development, and a thriving business environment.

With all these attributes, Federal Land is able elevate higher standards of living that mirrors the urban flair of other global cities. It aims to bring out the city’s splendor in both Parkplace’s interiors and exteriors. Adding character to what is already wonderful to begin with, Federal Land’s Marco Polo Parkplace settles in its highest point to expand world-class accommodations and be a fitting crown to the Queen City of the South.

Activate Amazon Prime Video in a Few Easy Steps

Globe Postpaid customers enjoy six months of Amazon Prime Video

Globe customers can get six months of Amazon Prime Video access compliments of Globe, with a postpaid plan. With this offer, Globe customers can watch movies and TV shows on Prime Video, including critically acclaimed and award-winning Prime Original series like Homecoming, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Grand Tour, Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, an all new season of The Man in the High Castle, and more.

All new and existing Globe Postpaid customers will be eligible for a six-month subscription (up to P150/monthly value) to Amazon Prime Video, which comes with Twitch Prime. After six months of Prime Video on us, you will be charged P150/month for the next six months, and subscription renews at P300/month on the seventh month and thereafter.

Stream all of these shows and more legally with Globe as it strengthens its commitment to the #PlayItRight advocacy against piracy. This allows Globe customers to enjoy some of the best TV shows and movies from legitimate sources and recognized platforms only.

Subscribe to Amazon Prime Video and activate your six-month access today. Watch the video to learn how to activate. Stay updated on the latest news by following Globe on Facebook and Twitter.

What’s your Legacy?

Everyone lives. Everyone dies. However, not everyone leaves a legacy or lives a life that will leave a legacy which is sad because when they are gone, they are easily forgotten. To not be forgotten, you need to live a life that makes a difference in the life of others … to live a life that will be remembered by many with positivity because you did something to inspire them or change their life for the better.

Doc Paolo Bellosillo knows this and believes that people need to live life the best way they possibly can and one of the ways to do this is by living a healthy life coz when you are healthy, you can do more and be more. Doc Pao is an advocate of this because he has seen many people die young or not able to do what they want with life due to health limitations. To Doc Pao, this is worse than death because you are alive but not able to live fully.

To help you out, we asked Doc Pao Bellosillo to give us not 1, not 2, not 3 but 8 tips to help you start living a life that will leave a legacy.

  1. First, know your limits, live within it and then gauge where you can grow in increments.  Do more with a passion.
  2. In health whether spiritual, physiological or emotional and psychological, know your toxins and get rid of them. Determine your deficiencies and supplement them.
  3. Next serve with a heart of charity.
  4. Give with generosity.
  5. Value life at any crossroad, and protect it, preserve it. From the foods you eat or making sure babies are born into our reality.
  6. Live each day and moment as if it were the last day of your life and do so by creating moments with people you love or even you don’t know for God and country.
  7. Just say thank you. It means a lot and goes a long way.
  8. Start listening and then wait for your turn to speak and arrive at a solution.

If you were in a show and God is your audience, make him proud, sing the song and make him feel goosebumps. Play that music and take away His stress.  Smile at Him and smile at others too. For today it’s your show so live a life of legacy.

Lucky Globe At Home Subscriber met Captain Marvel Cast at Singapore Fan Event

Globe At Home Postpaid customer and certified Marvel Universe fan Paolo Cari got a once-in-a-lifetime chance to fly to Singapore to meet the stellar cast of the much-awaited Marvel movie franchise, Captain Marvel.

Accompanied by his friend Tricia Garcia, Cari was given exclusive access to the red carpet event and scored the chance to meet Ms. Marvel herself Brie Larson along with the other stars of the film, Samuel L. Jackson and Gemma Chan. The perk of course included photo opportunities with the stars!

Last January, Globe At Home customers with active DisneyLife app subscriptions were qualified to join the raffle promo for the Captain Marvel Fan Meet. The prize included a trip for 2 to Singapore plus exclusive access to the fan meet.

A much awaited new movie release from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel had fans on edge as Disney and Marvel finally bring one of the most iconic superheroes to the big screen.

Set for its PH premiere on March 6, 2019, Captain Marvel follows the journey of a former US Air Force fighter pilot as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes who returns to planet Earth with a team of scientifically and technologically advanced tactical militaristic force. Their mission: to stop an intergalactic battle between two alien worlds and save mankind in the process.

The latest flick from Marvel universe stars Brie Larson in the title role alongside Hollywood A-listers Samuel L. Jackson and Jude Law with Gemma Chan, Djimon Hounsou and Lee Pace. Check out the official trailer via YouTube before Captain Marvel hits local theatres on March 6:

Globe At Home continues to give its loyal subscribers more meaningful perks and immersive experiences not only online but also on-ground. Through its partnerships with the likes of Disney, Globe At Home provides its loyal patrons access to the best digital experiences and once-in-a-lifetime events.

With Globe at Home, you can enjoy world class entertainment — so make that switch to fast, unlimited internet with Globe At Home and apply for a GoUnli plan to get speeds up to 100 Mbps. Enjoy non-stop streaming with the whole family — with no data cap! Starting at just P1,699 per month, Globe At Home gives you a fast and reliable internet connection, unlimited data, and free 6-month subscriptions to top streaming apps such as DisneyLife, FOX+ and HOOQ. For existing subscribers who wish to get DisneyLife and charge it to their Globe At Home bill, visit

To know more about Globe At Home and its products and services visit or follow Globe At Home on Facebook for updates.

Converse’s Chucks for a Cause

At least 19 candidates from the 2016 Miss Universe competition lent their time and creativity to produce customized Converse sneakers to be auctioned for the Positive Action Foundation.  A foundation supported by the Ms Universe organization, Positive Action Foundation is devoted into helping individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families particularly those who are displaced from their employment due to HIV phenomenon.

The candidates who participated are Ms. Angola Luisa Baptista, Ms. Belgium Stephanie Geldhof, Ms. Belize Rebecca Rath, Ms. Brazil Raissa Santana, Ms. Bulgaria Violina Ancheva, Ms. Cayman Islands Monyque Brooks, Ms. Costa Rica Carolina Duran, Ms. Germany Johanna Acs, Ms. Guatemala Virgina Argueta, Ms. Iceland Hildur Maria, Ms. Mexico Kristal Silva, Ms. Netherlands Zoey Ivory, Ms. Nicaragua Marina Jacoby, Ms. Panama Keity Drennan, Ms. Paraguay Andrea Melgarejo, Ms. Philippines Maxine Medina, Ms. Russia Yuliana Korolkova, Ms. Thailand Chalita Suansane and Ms. Uruguay Magdalena Cohendent.

Beauty pageant patrons and Chucks collectors will get a chance to own personalized Chucks of one of the participating candidates through a silent bid auction. Bidders may submit their bids, names and contact details thru the information officer in the mall exhibit of the shoes or thru a private message at the Converse Facebook page. Starting bid for all pairs is at $50 USD or Php 2,500.

See the personalized pairs at the exhibits in the following dates and venues:

  • March 10-12: Gaisano Mall of Tagum and Gaisano Mall of Toril
  • March 17-19: Gaisano Mall of Davao and Gaisano Mall of Digos
  • March 24-26: Robinsons Galleria Cebu and Robinsons Santiago Isabela

For more info, visit or #ConversePHx65MissUniverse

Huawei opens Exclusive Service Center in Cebu

Hassle-free service made available to Cebuanos


From L tor R: Stephen Khaw (Chairman, Esquire Group), Eric Yang (Huawei South Pacific Service Head), Andy Fang (Huawei Philippines Device Country Head), Charles Wu (Former Huawei Philippines Device Country Head), Anthony Saw (Director, Esquire Group), Robert Javier (Huawei Philippines Device Customer Service Director).

When it comes to purchasing mobile devices, most consumers look into and compare specs– which has the best OS, the best camera, the long-lasting battery life, etc. Often neglected yet equally important is the after sales-service each phone brand provides. The after-sales service reflects how mobile phone companies value their customers by providing services that go beyond business. Technology giant, Huawei is dedicated in providing end-to-end offerings to consumers to make sure that they are not just buying mobile phones of great specs but also being valued as loyal consumers.

Aiming to bring the brand closer to Cebuanos, Huawei Philippines recently opened an Exclusive Service Center (ESC) in Cebu City. The newly-opened service center is located at Unit A CAIAA Vibo Place, N. Escario Street, Cebu City 6000 and is open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm daily.


“In the game of phone specifications, we know Huawei is already being loved all the more by Filipinos. But we have found more reasons for Filipinos to choose Huawei – and it is because of the after-sales service we easily offer our beloved customers. Extending this service to Cebuanos, we are hoping that this newly-opened exclusive service center will bring more Filipinos closer to the brand as we offer them hassle-free means to repair and service their Huawei phones,” shared Roberto Javier, Device Customer Service Director for Huawei Philippines. “Huawei is committed to increase the number of ESC’s nationwide to better cater to the needs of our growing customer base.”

What makes the Huawei ESC different from other brands apart from its usual over-the-counter consultation and repair, the service center also offers a wide array of interactive services including the Contact Center which is open daily at 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Huawei will be available to take calls and assist consumers with their concerns. Consumers just need to dial the toll free numbers 1800-18535353 for PLDT, Smart and Sun Cellular subscribers, and 1800-87395227 for Globe subcribers.

For the web and app services, consumers may opt to chat and e-mail for support at

Moreover, VIP services are available to select models: free pick-up and delivery services, and an appointment service are also offered.

To know more about the various after-sales service program and other special announcements just visit,


About Huawei Consumer BG

Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking third in the world in mobile phone shipments in 2014. Sixteen R&D centers have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. Huawei Consumer BG is one of Huawei’s three business units and covers smartphones, mobile broadband devices, home devices and cloud services. Huawei’s global network is built on 20 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.

In the Philippines, Huawei offers best-in-class service even beyond sales. Consumers can easily call its local Customer Service Hotline to arrange for a courier to pick-up a defective device, bring to a Huawei Authorized Service Center for repair, and deliver back to the owner for free. Consumers just need to call any of the following hotline numbers for inquiries and booking:

PLDT/Smart/Sun: 1800-1853-5353
Globe: 1800-8739-5227
Mobile: +63923-0990468

About. Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, it has established end-to-end solution advantages in telecom networks, devices, and cloud computing.

Cebu’s Largest Taxi Fleet Accepting Cashless Payments thru Cell Phones

Passengers of RP Corominas cabs, the largest taxi fleet in Cebu, can now avail of cashless payments using smart phones through GCash.

“We partnered with GCash to provide convenience to our riders and drivers through GCash,” said RP Corominas owner Peter Corominas.

“With the GCash scan-to-pay technology, the passenger simply uses his smart phone to scan the QR code assigned to our drivers. Then he or she types the amount to be paid and confirming the payment,” he explained.

This alternative mode of payment is now offered to commuters as GCash partners with RP Corominas Taxi, one of the most notable taxi operators in Cebu.

Delighted RP Corominas cabbies have since expressed their gratitude for sparing them the burden of securing the exact change.

With over 200 taxi units roaming Cebu, RP Corominas has maintained its integrity as an institution in the transport industry since its establishment in 1992, by providing quality taxi rides. They partnered with GCash in order to adapt to the changing times and offer more convenience to their customers.

“In our rapidly developing world, everyone is in a rush. We can keep up with our customers by offering them an easy way to pay using GCash,” said Corominas.

GCash is continuously expanding their reach and forging different partnerships to further their aim of financial inclusion via digitization. With their #PagGCashNaBai campaign, the unbanked can place their money in an e-wallet and use it to send money, buy telco loads, pay bills, or buy things offline or online. At the same time, businesses or even small vendors can use the application to offer their customers fast, secured, and convenient cashless transactions.

“We are proud to be the mobile payment partner of the largest taxi fleet in Cebu. Aside from providing businessmen the latest and widest mobile payment platform, the partnership will also provide RP Corominas riders an easy option to pay for their taxi bills and in the same respect, give the drivers the convenience of getting the exact payment amounts in their e-wallets,” said Mynt President & CEO, Anthony Thomas.

GCash has over 16,000 partners nationwide. GCash is available for download on the App Store and Google Play.

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.

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