February 11, 2017

Temporary Suspension of Flights to and from Surigao City Airport (SUG:RPMS)

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has restricted operations at the Surigao Airport in Surigao City, due to runway damage brought about by the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that struck the area 10th of February 2017 at 10pm. Suspension is effective (today,) February 11 until March 10, 2017.

Part of Damaged Runway of Surigao Airport due to Mag 6.7 Earthquake
Photo from Philippine Information Agency CARAGA

In line with this advice, Cebu Pacific flights to and from Surigao will be suspended on February 11, 2017 onwards.

Affected passengers may be accommodated via mounted Cebu-Butuan-Cebu flights or avail of any of the following options, without penalties:

* Rebook their flights for travel within 30 days from original departure date;
* Reroute their flights to alternate stations (Cebu or Bacolod) within 30 days from original departure date; or
* Opt for full refund or travel fund.

To specify their preferred option, guests may call the CEB reservation hotlines (+632)702-0888 or (+6332)230-8888, or visit CEB’s ticket offices listed below:
* NAIA Terminal 3 Sales Office – Level 3, Departure Hall, NAIA Terminal 3, Andrews Ave., Pasay City
* NAIA Terminal 4 Express Ticket Office – Old Domestic Road, Pasay City
* KidZania Manila (rebooking transactions only) – Park Triangle, 3245 North 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, 1634 Taguig City
* Robinsons Galleria – West Lane, Level 1, Ortigas Ave. cor. ADB Ave., Quezon City
* Robinsons Place Imus – Level 4, Aguinaldo Highway, Imus, Cavite
* Robinsons Place Manila – Level 1, Adriatico Wing, Pedro Gil cor. Adriatico St., Ermita, Manila
* Cebu Airport Ticket Office – Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Lapu-Lapu Airport Road, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
* Robinsons Fuente – Fuente Osmeña, Cebu City

Roberto's Valentine's Offering

Discover Delectable Valentine Offerings Just A Couple Of Hours Drive Away From Manila. Chef Charles Miller, renowned American chef, prepares mouthwatering and affordable menu this Valentine’s

As the love month rolls in, many are looking for places to spend time with their special someone, but Metro Manila traffic is proving to be a challenge as it eats out most of the people’s precious time. This year, escape the metro and visit the wonderful sights of the north to sample a delightful local favorite.

RDF Feed, Livestock and Foods Inc. (RDFFLFI), the company behind Fresh Options meat shop, continues to churn out quality and innovative food offerings through Pampanga’s pride, Roberto’s.

Located north of Metro Manila, Roberto’s is a Filipino-American fusion steakhouse that serves not only choice cuts of meat, but the freshest as RDFFLFI employs an efficient food production line where all meat cuts are strategically prepared according to the restaurant’s demands.

For Valentine’s, Roberto’s is collaborating with Chef Charles Miller, a renowned American chef who’s currently the Executive Chef of the Perry’s Steakhouse in Dallas, to develop delightfully delicious Valentine’s menu at an affordable price from February 11 to February 15.

Chef Charles is also concocting signature drinks like the Ultimate Berry Splash, Chocolate Lovers Delight, and Sparkling Sour Apple Champagne.

“Cooking has always been a passion of mine and I always come up with different ways to combine different flavors and textures so that people will enjoy each sumptuous bite. You can say that I am an innovator in the kitchen, but I leave the meat handling innovations to Dr. Robert,” shares Chef Charles.

Roberto’s is located in SM City Clark, SM City Pampanga, Balanga Bataan, Vista Mall Bataan, Guagua Pampanga, Iba Zambales, and soon to open in SM North Edsa. Follow them on Facebook via @Robertoscoffeeandtea or contact 0998.961.6902 for more details.

February 8, 2017

Guam to Spread Love at the 2017 PTAA Travel Tour Expo at SMX

From breathtaking panoramic views to soft white-sand beaches and spectacular sunsets, Guam is a perfect destination for cultivating love and romance.

Whether it’s romantic love, selflove, love for family and friends, love for food and adventure, or love of the world around you, Visit Guam 2017 Year of Love will be a celebration of love by all definitions.


Love Yourself. Visitors can achieve maximum relaxation with luxurious spa treatments or snooze peacefully on the beach in the shade of a palm tree. If getting healthy and fit is the goal, the annual Guam International Marathon and Ko’ko Half Marathon attract thousands of travelers every year. Guam’s got marathon shopping covered as well. And that’s tax-free shopping!

Love Family and Friends. With countless marine sports and loads of other fun activities like waterparks, dinner and magic shows, museums and cultural centers, festivals, fiestas and night markets, there are no shortage of ways for groups to create memories that will be talked about for years.


Love Food and Drink. Chamorro barbecue, red rice and chicken kelaguen are world famous. If that isn’t enough, Guam has restaurants of nearly every cuisine that will surely lease even the most particular palate.

Love History and Culture. Guam has 131 sites across the island that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These sites weave a fascinating tale of the island’s struggles, resilience and victories that date back thousands of years.

Love the Environment. Guam’s stunning landscapes and epic sunsets are legendary. From top to bottom, the island’s mysterious caves and waterfalls, pristine shorelines, and tranquil southern villages offer many opportunities to connect with the great outdoors.

Love Romance. When it comes to romance, Guam is indeed the most romantic destination in the Western Pacific. Every year, hundreds of couples travel to Guam to get married or honeymoon, and Guam has received numerous awards for being the most romantic destination.

Come celebrate and spread Love in Guam this 2017. Visit the Guam booth at the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) Travel Tour Expo from February 10-12, 2017 at the 2nd floor, SMX Convention Center, MOA Complex, Pasay City.

To know more about Guam, you may visit the Guam Visitors Bureau’s PH Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/visitguamph, or you may follow the @visitguamph page on Instagram.

December 13, 2016

Cebu Pacific's CebGo will soon fly between Manila to/from Tablas and Masbate

Starting February 15, 2017, Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) wholly owned subsidiary, Cebgo, will launch daily flights between Manila and Masbate; and four times weekly (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) between Manila and Tablas using the newly-acquired ATR 72-600 aircraft.

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The addition of these new routes will allow our passengers to easily visit these fast-rising areas in Luzon, both known for its white-sand beaches, waterfalls and diving spots.

“We remain firm in bringing people together through safe, affordable, reliable, and fun-filled air travel. With these additional routes, travelers will now be able to visit these destinations faster while enjoying CEB’s trademark low fares. Rest assured, we will continue expanding our network to reach more passengers in and out the Philippines,” says Alexander Lao, Cebgo President and CEO.

CEB holds an introductory Php799 all-in seat sale for flights from both Masbate to Manila and Tablas to Manila from December 12-14, 2016, or until seats last. Travel period is from February 15, 2017 to March 31, 2017.

Moreover, cargo services will also be made available in these areas together with passenger services, contributing to growth of the more than 2,000 accounts we currently hold.

November 25, 2016

Vivo Smartphones are now Available here in Cagayan de Oro

Last 11th of November, a PR company invited me to a grand launch of a new (to me) smartphone brand and its flagship model in Solaire Manila. Sadly, I need to decline the invitation, I need to do some errands here in CdeO.

After a few days, 16th of November I guess, while strolling at SM City Cagayan de Oro, A new booth was being set up, and to my surprise its a Vivo Smartphone Booth. I just got a glance to the phones, took a few snaps and left for I need to fetch my wife at her office.


 Another days past, hmm??? 21st I think, while I'm on queue for my retailer's sim reloading, I noticed that Oro Graphics Inc (at south promenade of Limketkai Mall) that they also have a showcase for Vivo Smartphone. Luckily, four (4) models are on display. Here the photos of the models plus their respective prices and specs:

Vivo V3max


Vivo V3


Vivo Y51


Vivo Y55

Smartphones now adays are more smarter, better camera resolution, and affordable priced. We now have many options for this merry month of gift giving.

October 5, 2016

CD-R King LED Light Tube is NOW Available

Disruption in technology has changed the way we live. As the cliché goes “Nothing is permanent except change”. What seemed to be a harmless household product, later on proved to be harmful in the long run. Years after fluorescent was discovered, it was found that fluorescent gives off a small amount of ultraviolet light and that 8 hours of exposure under a fluorescent light is already equivalent to an hour of sun exposure. Further studies also associate conditions like migraine, stress, mood swings and eye strain to prolonged exposure to florescent light.

Environment issues on fluorescent is also a great concern. Fluorescent contains a small amount of mercury. Careless disposal can affect the ecological system. These studies has prompted most household to switching into CFL during the last few decades which was considered less harmful but still contains fluorescent, thus mercury is still present.

The invention of LED has saved us from the long term use of fluorescent. Nowadays, you will rarely see a household which still uses fluorescent light.

Luminosity factor

If household were very susceptible to changing from fluorescent to LED light, commercial offices proved to be less flexible since they question the luminosity of the proposed light.
Larger commercial space requires high luminosity that gives a higher light output. If broken down to lumens versus floor space, fluorescent will boil down to be a cheaper source.

T-5 20watts (Php200)


LED light tube

Recent innovation has given a solution to the luminosity factor as it introduces the LED Light Tube, giving commercial offices the lumens they require minus the toxins. LED light tube gives the same high light output of fluorescent with the benefits of LED technology.

T-8 10watts (php120)


CD-R King, your one-stop media provider with its effort to help protect the environment brings this innovation closer to the general public as they offer the technology at a very affordable price.

CD-R King LED light tubes are available in T-8 10watts (php120), T-5 18watts (Php150) and T-5 20watts (Php200), all of which can last up to 50,000 hours. LED light tubes can be purchase with casing or as a replacement tube.

Available in all CD-R King branches nationwide. For more updates, Like/follow them on FB: /cdrkingph

September 28, 2016

First Blogger Getaway in Caramoan for TravelBook.ph Affiliate Program

Held it’s TravelBook.ph is a top online hotel booking site in the Philippines. With over 2000 hotel partners, it ensures that travelers have the best options for accommodations no matter where their destination is.


TravelBook Philippines latest endeavor is the Blogger Affiliate Program which aims to help bloggers earn more while giving them the opportuniy to travel, relax, and learn from various campaigns such as Blogger Getaways, staycations, trainings, and seminars. As an Affiliate, you can earn as much as 65% commission for every successful bookings by referring your readers to TravelBook.ph with the use of their various marketing tools like banners, widgets, and hotel ad links.

Recently, TravelBook Philippines hosted a 3 days and 2 nights Blogger Getaway in one of the most majestic places in Bicol - Caramoan, Camarines Sur. The 15 lucky blog winners were treated to an all-inclusive vacation. With two days island hopping, free accommodation, transportation, and full board meals, we’re that TravelBook.ph’s blogger affiliates experienced fun and adventure, all-in-one!

Here are some words from our Caramoan Blogger Affiliate Winners:
  • Big heaps of thanks to @travelbookph for this wonderful Caramoanvacay! – Allan Bobis of thefilipinorambler.com
  • Long weekend well spent. It’s a wrap! Thank you TravelBook.ph and TravelBook Blogger Affiliate Program for the awesome trip! – Charm Gamboa of myscatteredthoughts.com
  • We’re now heading home from the Caramoan getaway. A million thanks to the TravelBookPH team for their care! - Christian Lizardo Aligo of capturingweekends.com
  • I am surrounded with the best and the nicest people ever. The rest of the bloggers are so nice. I am having such a good time here. Thank you TravelBookPH. Hooray to new found friends and to more adventure! – Izza Glino of Savingspinay.com.ph


If you want to experience how it is to be one of TravelBook.ph's Blogger Affiliates, sign up now and be part of our program. Register at http://affiliate.travelbook.ph or email us at travelbookph.affiliate@gmail.com.

September 22, 2016

Novuhair Supports Alopecia Areata Awareness

September marks the month-long commemoration of Alopecia Areata awareness worldwide.

Alopecia Areata is a condition when hair loss occur due to faults in the immune system attacking the hair follicles which results in partial or total loss of hair on the head and other parts of the body.

Leading this year’s celebration in the country is Alopecia Philippines, a group founded by singer and songwriter Abby Asistio in 2012. She has been championing the cause of empowering citizens with this condition.


Abby is no stranger to alopecia, having been diagnosed with alopecia areata since she was four years old. Abby’s decision to come out in public with her condition was a major turning point in her life.

On September 2012, Abby decided to start an online campaign in time with Alopecia Awareness Month by inviting family and friends to pose with the double “A” (inverted “V”) sign using their fingers on the photo sharing site, Instagram. It quickly caught on and Abby was overwhelmed by the response from netizens, with over a thousand photo contributions to date.

This paved the way for the beginnings of Alopecia Philippines. It aims to raise awareness about alopecia and correct common misconceptions and perceptions about it, provide encouragement to people afflicted with it, and create an online support community for them.


Inspired by Abby’s honesty and courage, men and women, kids and teens from different walks of life began sharing their own stories and struggles living with alopecia. What started out as a group of ten is now more than 300 members strong and its Facebook page – Alopecia Areata Awareness, draws followers from all over the world.

Novuhair has been supporting the cause for Alopecia Philippines through Abby Asistio. Abby have been using the brand continuously since March 2013 and she has only praises to share using the product.

Nature has provided a safe and effective answer to hair loss and scalp disorders. Novuhair is the only topical scalp lotion in the market that has the highest concentration of natural ingredients, FDA-certified and ACD-compliant. Novuhair is a homegrown, proudly Philippine-made product that is globally competitive.



Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, Instagram: @NovuhairOfficial and follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and regaloservice.com.

September 11, 2016

Have a Hassle-Free Bills Payment with Bayad Center

As technology and innovations continue to make our lives easier, we become more aware of different life-hacks – things that help make our daily activities less complicated, giving us time to do more important things like: getting groceries and supplies; kids' check-up; banking and among others.

Paying multiple bills, as you will agree,continues to be a daunting task for us adults as we have to transfer from one place to another, switch from one website to another, just to beat the clock so to speak.Do you know that Bayad Center has transformed itself to a multi-channel facility to help us in whichever situation we’re in? Talk about ultimate convenience.

Over-The-Counter

We know this -- BAYAD CENTERhas over 5,000 payment locations nationwide, accepting more than 200 types of bills in its roster.

Take for instance our area in Lagro, Quezon City, we see a lot of Bayad Center branches carrying that “bahay-kubo” icon and the Meralco seal on their signages. These branches are strategically located in commercial centers and other convergence areas to cater to your payment needs, as well as other services like Prepaid Loading, Airline Ticketing, and Remittance Payout.

If you’re the one who prefers paying their bills while doing shopping or groceries, Bayad Center powers the bills payment facility of Robinsons Malls and Supermarkets, Savemore, Waltermart, Alfamart, Isetann, Landmark, Sta. Lucia Mall, San Roque Supermarkets, and the Gaisano Malls, so you get the same seal of service and integrity in your payments.

Aside from these establishments, Bayad Center also runs the payment system of LBC, Philpost, 2Go, Cebuana Lhuillier, M. Lhuillier, Tambunting, Villarica, BHF Pawnshop, CVM Pawnshop, Raquel Pawnshop, Palawan Pawnshop, as well as major Western Union agents like USSC, eBiz, Pera Hub, and DA5. There’s Luzon Development Bank and Citystate Savings Bank as well.

Overseas Over-The-Counter, Mobile Application and Web-based Facility

To our economic heroes - the OFWs - understanding the needs ,Bayad Center has partnered with Saudi Call, for those who are in Saudi Arabia and Ventaja which branches are present worldwide. With these partnerships OFW’s process of sending money to pay for the family’s bills are easily shortened.If you are an OFW who prefers a mobile application, there is - miLine which caters if you are in the countries of Singapore, Japan, Honkong& UAE.You can simply download the app for an easy way of paying bills back home.miLine’s bills payment system is powered by Bayad Center. On the other hand, Partnership with PLDT Globalallows overseas Filipinos to conveniently manage their payables back home through an easy to use web- based payment facility - simply log on to www.smartpinoystore.com. Through the Bayad CenterInternational Bills Pay, overseas workers can already settle their household bills over-the-counter through these accredited partners of Bayad Center in the different countries abroad.

Automated Payment Machine

ATM’s? Well Bayad Center now has APM’s or Automated Payment Machines (APM). Bayad Center’s Touchpay Machines areself-service kiosks whose primary use is to help reduce payors’ waiting time in different payment convergence zones. These APM’s are strategically installed in buildings such as the biller’s business offices, government offices, BPOs, factories, malls, and convenience stores nationwide.

Aside from Bills Payment, the TOUCHPAY MACHINE also offers other services namely, Prepaid Loading, Top-up, E-money, and many more. It’s an easy-to-use machine operating 24/7 so you can pay bills whenever your schedule permits.

Retail Machine


Want to pay your bills but don’t have enough time to go to commercial areas? Bayad Center’s Retail Machine is the answer to your problem. The Retail Machines can be installed in Small and Medium Enterprises such as your ever reliable sari-sari stores, neighborhood pet shops and carwash centers, cooperative offices and even PUV terminals,offering services such as bills payment, remittance and E-Loading.

Soon customers can even pay through their credit card, debit card, or Beep card.

Bayad Center Online



If you’re one of those who prefer doing everything online, Bayad Center Online can cater your payment needs thru http://www.bayadcenteronline.com/. Paying bills is now made easier at the comfort of your home. And since this is a web-based facility, you can also view and do the transactions on your mobile phone wherever, whenever.

With Bayad Center, every Filipino, wherever they may be, can always be assured of #TatakSigurado! This is a testament of millions of Filipinos using the service. Now with a multi-channel facility, paying bills has never been easier with Bayad Center.

For more information about Bayad Center, visit http://www.bayadcenter.com. Follow them on Facebook: @BayadCenterOfficial

May 17, 2016

CEB inks sale of four Airbus A319 aircraft

May 12, 2016 – The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), signed a forward sale agreement with a subsidiary of Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT), covering Cebu Pacific’s sale of four Airbus A319 aircraft.

Allegiant is the parent company of Las Vegas-based low-cost airline, Allegiant Air. Delivery of the four aircraft to Allegiant is scheduled from 2017 to 2018.


“As we aim to expand our operations both in the Philippines and abroad, we remain invested in upgrading our fleet with fuel efficient, versatile aircraft. Between 2016 and 2021, we are anticipating the delivery of 30 Airbus A321neos, for long-range capability, and 16 ATR 72-600 turboprop planes, for better inter-island connectivity,” says CEB President and CEO Lance Gokongwei.

CEB currently operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, with an average age of 4.82 years. Its 57-strong fleet is comprised of 7 Airbus A319, 36 Airbus A320, 6 Airbus A330, and 8 ATR 72-500 aircraft.

As part of its conservative fleet renewal program, CEB will be taking delivery of 30 brand-new Airbus A321neo aircraft, the largest model in the A320neo series. The A321neo incorporates new engines and wing-tip devices called Sharklets, which could deliver fuel savings of 20 percent and additional payload or range capability. The aircraft has a flying radius of over 6 hours and can be configured to have up to 240 seats, allowing CEB to access new markets in the Indian subcontinent and Australia.

CEB also ordered 16 ATR 72-600 turboprop aircraft, to meet increasing demand in the Philippines for inter-island services. The ATR planes enjoy a high reputation not only for versatility but also for their ability to operate on short runways. These planes will enable CEB to expand its operations on several smaller airports in its home country, and to contribute to the development of regional transport, trade, and tourism.

Speaking on the agreement, Jude Bricker, Allegiant Travel Company Chief Operating Officer, says: “By the end of 2016, Allegiant will be a majority Airbus carrier, as measured by available seat miles. This agreement to purchase additional aircraft from Cebu Pacific is an important step in our long-term transition to a single fleet type.”

Allegiant previously agreed to purchase six Airbus A319 aircraft from CEB, with three remaining deliveries scheduled to occur later this year. The younger A320 family aircraft will help Allegiant to increase operational efficiency in the coming years. The enhanced operating economics of the aircraft will also open up new growth opportunities for the company by making longer routes and off-peak flying profitable.

CEB offers flights to an extensive network of more than 90 routes on 64 destinations, spanning Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and USA.

For bookings and inquiries, guests can visit www.cebupacificair.com or call the reservation hotlines (+632)7020-888 or (+6332)230-8888. The latest seat sales can be found on CEB’s official Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) and Facebook pages.

Guests may also download the Cebu Pacific official mobile app on the App Store and Google Play.
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