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Moving up

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The twins, Nicholas and Antoinette, are participating in a moving-up ceremony come Monday after nine long months of attending day care in our barangay (village). When I enrolled them last July, a few weeks after our return to Cebu, I was filled with excitement that my firstborns will be carrying backpacks and making friends outside […]

Posted: April 21st, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Beauty secrets from Cebu’s Chocolate Queen

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CEBU’S Chocolate Queen married as a teenager and now has eight children between the ages of 25 and 10. When people see her, it’s not unusual for them to say: “How does Raquel Toquero Choa maintain her statuesque figure and perfect bronzed complexion?” The woman behind the celebrated The Chocolate Chamber (TCC) and Ralfe Gourmet, […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Make-up tips from Janice, the Beauty Fairy

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RAQUEL worked with Janice Barillo, also known as “Janice the Beauty Fairy,” to educate make-up lovers and enthusiasts of the benefits of using cacao lava and theobroma oil as make-up primer. CDN was treated to an exclusive preview on how these two products under the Raquel line can work wonders. Start with a clean face. […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Bobby Aboitiz: The man who loves Cebu

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Roberto Eduardo “Bobby” Aboitiz was a man who truly loved Cebu. Under his leadership as president of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (Rafi), he spearheaded and supported youth development and social development programs, among which are the Kool Adventure Camp (KAC) and Mega Cebu. In her tribute to her husband after the Mass of Resurrection […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Roberto Aboitiz legacy lives on after his passing

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  CEBU CITY—Business icon Roberto Eduardo “Bobby” Aboitiz was a man who truly loved Cebu. Under his leadership as president of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI), he spearheaded and supported youth development and social development programs among which the Kool Adventure Camp (KAC) and Mega Cebu. In her tribute to her husband on Monday […]

Posted: April 17th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Introducing: BlueChip Cebu

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Cebu’s first business magazine is here. Called BlueChip Cebu, the quarterly magazine puts the spotlight on Cebu’s growing and expanding business landscape and the personalities behind them. BlueChip is a free business magazine started last year by the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Business Section led by its editor Raul Marcelo for Metro Manila distribution and focusing […]

Posted: April 15th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

The making of a boutique

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How a farmer’s boy, former SK chairman turned his dream business into reality. What does it take to set up and grow a business in the growing creative industry in Cebu? For 25-year-old Griffins Malazarte, managing owner of GMO (Griffins Malazarte Original) Fashion Collection, it would take hard work and perseverance to make his dream […]

Posted: April 9th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

An ‘academy’ for drivers

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Not many know that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is also in the business of training and retraining public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers to become better in their profession. The initiative is called “Driver’s Academy,” a two-day session attended by at least 60 drivers that gives them lessons on values formation, customer […]

Posted: April 8th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Ode to Malu

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Earth Day will be celebrated on April 22, and I can’t help but remember my good friend Maria Luisa “Malu” Largo who left this earth in July 13, 2013 to plant more trees in heaven. Between 2011 to 2013, I was part of a team that implemented a program called Strategic Corporate-Community Partnership for Local […]

Posted: April 7th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Cebu-made chocolates wow Asean spouses

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IT was an intimate gathering filled with sweet treats prepared by no less than Cebu’s Chocolate Queen, Raquel Toquero Choa. And spouses of Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) finance ministers and Central Bank governors ended up swooning over Philippine-made chocolates. At the Cacao Garden of Shangri-La’s Mactan Island Resort and Spa in Cebu, Asean […]

Posted: April 6th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »