Chinatown on the Agenda

Jaime Picornell 05/02/2018

IT’S BEEN a while since the Cebu City Cultural and Historical Commission (CHAC) has had a meeteing, so I called the office and was told that there could well be on Monday, May 7, or next Monday,…

The Seda Ayala Center Cebu Hotel

Jaime Picornell 04/19/2018

EVERYONE knows that what for 20 years was the Marriott Hotel at Cebu Business Park will have its reincarnation as the Seda Ayala Center Cebu Hotel. The intense transformation is ongoing at what seems breathless pace, all…

La Chaine’s Renaissance at Marco Polo

Jaime Picornell 04/05/2018

AH, the music! someone exclaimed. Ah, the food! Michel Lhuillier countered, very much into his roleas the Baili Delegue in the Philippines for La Chaine des Rotisseurs. This was at the latest gala on La Chaine’s Cebu…

Enter the Earth Dog

Jaime Picornell 03/08/2018

THE MARCO Polo Plaza Hotel ushered in the year of the Earth Dog with the usual pageantry—firecrackers, zymbals, and clamgor galore the night of Feb. 15, eve of the actual Chinese New Year. There was general manager…

The Ugarte-Hayco wedding

Jaime Picornell 02/01/2018

MARIBAGO Bluewater in Mactan is a paradise in itself, the demesne of the prominent Alegrado family. It even has a private island in the sun, and moon, and not just a sand bar. This natural scenery was…

Beautiful You

Jaime Picornell 01/25/2018

RUSTAN’S The Beauty Source launched its Beautiful You campaign the afternoon they held a gathering of Cebu’s most beautiful women to mark the second season of The Beauty Addict. Of course, it was held at the first…

Thrice at the Tsay Cheng

Jaime Picornell 01/13/2018

DURING the last Christmas season, we had the opportunity of enjoying the exquisite Chinese cuisine of the Tsay Cheng restaurant. All three occasions were held in private rooms, with impeccable service. First it was Ambassador Francisco Benedicto…

The Silkair awards

Jaime Picornell 12/22/2017

IT IS that time of the year when Silkair awards its top revenue generating travel agents. The ceremonies, presided by Cebu-based Silkair country manager Jake Jeow, were held at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel during a sumptuous…

New Belgian consul

Jaime Picornell 11/30/2017

THE Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium HE Michel Goffin will host a reception on Monday, Dec. 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the ballroom of the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel. It has a double purpose:…

WE ARE CEBU

Jaime Picornell 11/08/2017

JOSE Antonio Nigro opens his seventh solo photography exhibit titled “We are Cebu” on Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cuerpo de Guardia in Fort San Pedro. It will be open for public viewing from Nov.…

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