4th Mini-MBA on Customer Service and Relations Management (ARIVA! Academy Manila)Kadaugan sa Mactan 2014Trivia facts about the 1956 The Ten Commandments movieSmart Grads Get Smart Rewards Year 4 with National Book StoreAy, sauce nalang! A gastronomic adventure at Rufo's VOKADIN Philippine Tour 2014 in Cebu CityGetting a Personal Loan to Start Your Small Business

4th Mini-MBA on Customer Service and Relations Management (ARIVA! Academy Manila)

4th Mini-MBA on Customer Service and Relations Management ARIVA! Events Management

Big ideas and fundamentals for retailers, banks, utilities, transport companies, and for any organization aiming to retain their customers: – Explore global trends & best practices in loyalty marketing; – Analyze loyalty program business models; – Learn how to create a customer value proposition; – Uncover the secrets behind loyalty analytics; – Consider the operational Continue Reading

Kadaugan sa Mactan 2014

Kadaugan sa Mactan 2014

The victory of the “first successful defense of the Philippine freedom against foreign invaders” when Datu Lapu-Lapu defeated Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, was in the battle of Mactan on April 27, 1521. This year will be the 14th reenactment of the Annual “Kadaugan sa Mactan” on Sunday, April 27, as it marked the 493rd anniversary Continue Reading

Trivia facts about the 1956 The Ten Commandments movie

The Ten Commandments movie (1956)

Every Easter Sunday, the world famous biblical epic movie “The Ten Commandments” is always featured on American television through ABC. It has been shown since 1973 and was temporarily stopped in 1999. Due to its partial hiatus on television, the ABC network received many irate calls from viewers accustomed to watching it with their families Continue Reading

Smart Grads Get Smart Rewards Year 4 with National Book Store

Win Apple iPad Mini Retina display + Smart Pocket Wi-Fi from National Book Store

To celebrate your success for achieving another milestone on your graduation day, National Book Store is giving away 150 Apple iPad Mini Retina display with Smart Pocket Wi-Fi nationwide. For every single-receipt purchase worth P/1,000 of any item, customer can get one (1) raffle coupon. Not only that. If you purchase in-store a Smart Bro Continue Reading

Ay, sauce nalang! A gastronomic adventure at Rufo’s

Rufo's in A. Venue, Makati Avenue, Makati City

If there’s one thing I need to drop by when I visit places out of town, it’s got to be the food shops. Yes, trying something new to eat (especially those restaurants not yet available in Cebu) is always on my bucket list. Every year since 2012, I have these opportunities to travel to Makati Continue Reading

VOKADIN Philippine Tour 2014 in Cebu City

VOKADIN Philippine Tour 2014 | Cebu Leg

Vokadin is a punk rock band from Copenhagen, Denmark, formed in 2010. They have in several media been described as the most hard-hitting and noisy band in Northern Europe. In other words, fast, loud, energetic, over the edge, rock n roll, but with a twist of insanity! The band is known for their unpolished, unforeseeable Continue Reading

Getting a Personal Loan to Start Your Small Business

[Photo credit: MoneyMaxPH]

Although most people are fine with the traditional keeping their savings in their bank accounts, there are others who believe in making their money work for them—not just by preserving it, but increasing its value through business and investment. Investments don’t just mean stocks, mutual funds, or real estate. Starting a small business is also Continue Reading

Miguel Lasala for Century Tuna Superbods Super Challenge 2014

Miguel Lasala for Century Tuna Superbods Super Challenge 2014 [Photo credit: Miguel Lasala on Facebook]

Century Tuna launched its annual event, the Century Tuna Superbods Super Challenge 2014, to choose two individuals to represent their campaign to promote the healthy lifestyle. This year, Cebuano fashion and runway model, Miguel Lasala, is one of the challengers of this competition. Part of the contest is a voting process where fans need to Continue Reading

Two-part sequel for ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ movie to be released

Takeru Satoh as Kenshin Himura [Photo credit: geemiz.com]

After the first movie was released in the Philippines last December 2012, few months after its debut in Japan, Rurouni Kenshin the movie will be having a series of films. It will be premiered in Japan on August 1, 2014. The first part of the two-part sequel is entitled, “Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Continue Reading

Zoom in with Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Promo

GALAXY S4 Zoom Promo [Photo credit: Samsung Official Website]

It’s a great time to spend your summer with family and friends and being able to capture every moment with them. What other way to save all your adventures together but with lots of pictures for your summer time photo book. Samsung Philippines offers price cut-off promo for Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. The Samsung GALAXY Continue Reading

A holistic fitness experience at FitFast Fitness Bootcamp

Chin up + L Sit [Photo credit: Robo Formacion Photography]

FitFast is a fitness and wellness facility dedicated to the goal of providing simple, efficient and effective exercise and fitness methods to improve a person’s quality of life. They are not limited to fitness but instead their goal is to provide a holistic fitness and wellness experience for out clients. Their aim is to simplify Continue Reading

Learning Events in Cebu this May 2014 (ARIVA! Academy)


By popular demand, ARIVA ACADEMY brings back its Quality Learning Events to the Queen City of the South, Cebu! Enjoy the interaction! Meet our friendly and engaging Partner Speakers and ARIVA Staff who are coming closer to where you are. Get the latest information and current strategies used by global professionals. Discover how you can Continue Reading

Speedtalk Summer Enrichment Programs 2014

Summer Enrichment Programs for Kids from Speedtalk [Photo credit: Speedtalk, Press Release]

This summer 2014, engage your kids in a one-of-a-kind learning experience. Encourage their interest, maximize their potential and give them the opportunity to discover and experience new things with Speedtalk’s Summer Enrichment Programs. Designed to empower youngsters for the future, kids ages 6 to 12 can now learn new skills while having a great time! Continue Reading

Sports and Performing Arts Workshop 2014 in Talisay City

Enroll your kids to the Sports and Performing Arts Summer Workshop 2014 in Talisay City [Photo credit: http://harborbayclub.com]

An upcoming sports and performing arts workshop will be available this summer in Talisay City, Cebu. The program will be made possible by the Talisay City Sports Commission. Summer workshops will be offered in 12 sporting programs and three performing arts. Here below are the available sports events: – Volleyball – Basketball – Badminton – Continue Reading

5 things you need to carry on the beach this summer

While relaxing on the sun and enjoy the summer, spend time with family and have fun [Photo credit: thegreenhead.com]

The hectic lifestyle in the metro consumed a lot of your time while at work, stressed out and made less fun moments with the family. Since it is officially summer (just heard from the radio that the hottest ever recorded temperature lately this year is around 36 degrees), it’s about time to take a break Continue Reading

PLDT addresses Internet technical issue, affects data service in Cebu

Very slow Internet [Photo credit: resourcefulus.com; edited]

A day before the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the birth of Internet in the Philippines (March 29, 2014), telecom giant and Internet Service Provider (ISP), Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) experienced technical issue that cause a very slow Internet connection to subscribers, Friday. On that same day, PLDT Home on Facebook released Continue Reading

Sing, Act, Dance, and Play! Theater workshops for kids and teens in Cebu

Theater workshops for kids and teens this summer [Photo credit: Little Boy Productions]

Now on its eight consecutive year, Little Boy Productions will hold summer theater workshops for kids and teens ages 4 to 12 years old. This will be from May 5 to 17 at the Bright Academy Campus in Talamban, Cebu City. What makes these workshops so special? “Our workshops are under the supervision of actors Continue Reading

Outdoor movie nights at Ayala Center Cebu

Outdoor movie nights at Ayala Center Cebu [Photo credit: The Style Cebu; Press Release]

Summer is officially here as we struggle in the morning until the afternoon strikes to fight the heat with the help of the shades. And yet, everyone is excited: classes are over, out-of-town vacation all set, family reunions planned, and of course, beach parties and getaways. But isn’t it a great idea to spend some Continue Reading

Cebuana wins Bb. Pilipinas 2014 beauty pageant

Kris Tiffany Janson represented Cebu City for Binibining Pilipinas 2014 [Photo credit: sashfactor.info]

During the recently concluded coronation night of the Bb. Pilipinas 2014 pageant held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last March 30, 2014, forty (40) young ladies from different regions of the country paraded the stage, with the hopes to win one of the five crowns this year. From talent, swim wear, evening gown, and the Continue Reading

Philippine holidays in April 2014

Philippine holidays for the observance of the Lenten season [Photo credit: www.giftofgrace.org]

There are four (4) holidays this month in pursuant to the Proclamation No. 655 signed by the President of the Republic of the Philippines last on September 25, 2013, in Manila. Here below are the holidays for the month of April: April 17, 2014 – Maundy Thursday (Regular Holiday) April 18, 2014 – Good Friday Continue Reading

CrossFit Pintados, an elite fitness in Cebu

CrossFitters being cheered by the trainers and coaches [Photo credit: Larry Jude Embrado and Ian Lim]

CrossFit Pintados is the first and currently the only CrossFit licensed gym facility in Cebu City. With Jayson “Jay” Santayana and wife, Mitzi Santayana, who are the only Certified CrossFit Trainers in the city, their goal is to Forge Elite Fitness to anyone and everyone who is willing to take the challenge. CrossFit Pintados is Continue Reading

The Off Price Show shopping experience at SM City Cebu

Clothes. Too many clothes.

I was to thankful that an invitation from The Off Price Show came to our attention through email. If you are wondering what’s “The Off Price Show”, it is a new retail concept showcasing premium lifestyle brands at off-price discounts. It is on its 3rd year, and they are here in Cebu City for an Continue Reading