‘Technotour Amazing Adventure Challenge’ to explore southern, midwest Cebu

by Maria Eleanor E. Valeros, #CebuBloggingCommunity

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES — Cebu’s best can be experienced through technology and a set of mental and physical challenges.

Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Cebu Provincial Capitol, Cebu Parklane International Hotel, and local government units initiate “Technotour Amazing Adventure Challenge” (an experiential tourism through technology) from June 16 to 18, 2015 covering southern and midwest Cebu.

In a press conference today, April 20, it was learned from organizers that this is a three-day, two-night adventure challenge that will promote and showcase Cebu’s tourism, food, people, culture and heritage through technology and adventure.

The event is open to teams composed of four participants, must be 18 years old and above. Teams must have a four-wheel vehicle sturdy enough to navigate and bring them from the city, to the south, midwest of Cebu, and back to the city, for three days. The challenge will start and end here in Cebu City.

Each team must have either one smartphone or tablet wherein they will use to download the app to get all instructions while they are on the road. They must be able to answer questions while they are on the road. They must be able to answer questions from the app to pinpoint the control points which will correspond to a historical site. The team must also be required to perform a task pertaining to a respective culture or product of a municipality. The first team who will be able to complete all control points, tasks and get to the finish line will be declared as the winner.

Registration fee per team is P20,000 (twenty thousand pesos) which includes two-room accommodation for two nights (twin-sharing), meals, race jersey and other freebies.

It was further learned that prizes may come in the form of gadgets, and other items, amounting to P30,000 for top spot depending on sponsors’ discretion.

This is just one of the activities in line with Cebu Business Month (Glocalized Cebu) 2015.

Participating component cities and towns are Talisay, Minglanilla, Naga, San Fernando, Carcar, Sibonga, Argao, Dalaguete, Alcoy, Boljoon, Oslob, Santander, Samboan, Ginatilan, Malabuyoc, Alegria, Badian, Moalboal, Alcantara, Ronda, Dumanjug, Barili, Aloguinsan, Pinamungajan, Toledo and Balamban.

For more info, email info@cebuchamber.org or mymelgar@cebuchamber.org or jeff.saromines@gmail.com. Check cebuchamber.org or cebubusinessmonth.net/. Call the Chamber at 6332.232-1421 to 24 local 107-108.###


Maja Salvador, Jessy Mendiola to star in Sacred Heart ’89 Silver Jubilee

PHOTO CAPTION: (Left) Devin Go and (right) Marcelino Co answer questions from print and new media specialists in this presscon for Sacred Heart School Ateneo de Cebu’s Grand Alumni Homecoming set on December 27, 2014.

by Maria Eleanor E. Valeros, newmedia specialist

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES — Kapamilya TV celebrities Maja Salvador and Jessy Mendiola will entertain participants to a Grand Alumni Homecoming of Sacred Heart School (Ateneo de Cebu) come December 27, 2014 at the JCentre Mall, Mandaue City at 6 p.m.

According to its Alumni Association president Marcelino Co, the event will also take alumni down memory lane to mark the Silver Jubilee of Batch ‘89, a decade that highlighted world economic prosperity but underscored a leadership reform struggle here in the country. The ‘80s documented lifestyle excesses as reflected in the songs of music icons Madonna and Michael Jackson, as well as the rise of more rights advocates and social welfare heroes like Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Princess Diana.

Aside from the said TV primetime princesses, local female groups Go Girls and Glam Girls, as well as Power Trio will pitch in dancing and singing prowess to entertain an 85-percent male crowd. “But the event is not actually gender-specific as we see to it that our entertainers will be able to please our guests regardless of which age bracket they belong or what gender preference they take,” this was pointed out in a media briefing recently.

Batch ‘89neers Anthony Romoff and Peewee Senining, renowned names in both national and local fashion circles, will showcase their collections in a catwalk. After-party is at Liv Super Club at City Times Square (across Parkmall) featuring DJ Arra Pasqual.

Says Devin Go, as part of the Execom, that they envision to give back not just to their alma mater but to Cebu Province as well. “Having been educated with the heart of our patron, St. Ignatius de Loyola, at the core, we are called to be a man for others.” Thus, the reach-out and community extension programs like Operation Tuli and other health missions imply a “very holistic approach in setting a new set of culture for excellence embodying an Ignatian education standard that nourishes the mind, body and spirit.”

So when asked on how an Atenean/Atenista should respond to current crisis in spirituality most especially those involved in religious extremism, the group released a unified statement that they are to be “men for others.” That wherever they are in the globe, they are always called to be more compassionate to the needy and to always be at the frontline of social good.

“Such is to espouse the values of Christ-centeredness, competence, conscience, community, compassion, character, and culture in the spirit of the Magis, to do more and be more, values that make Sacred Heart School Ateneo de Cebu a class of its own,” added in Jason Uy Cinco of the media relations committee.

Proceeds of the homecoming will support a planned dormitory for teachers.

For ticket inquiries/table bookings, call 032.422.4378 and look for Carmi. Like FB/shsadcBatch1989.