Transitioning to become a culture that advocates sustainable design and technologies, and moreover, in pushing efforts towards environmental sensitivity, as well as making the country a globally attractive investment destination for both commerce and the real estate industry, Cebu is on its way to becoming a hub for sustainable developments in the Philippines.
The “Lunch and Learn” event last May 30, 2018, held in the Cebu Exchange Gallery, Cebu City, and hosted by Cebu Exchange by ArthaLand and ARCH Capital in partnership with the Urban Land Institute (ULI), focused on this very theme as part of their mission to promote and share green building practices in the Philippines.
Cebu presents more room to grow and is emerging as an attractive place for real estate developers to pursue brand new green investments. Moreover, it is also the fastest growing Central Business District in the Philippines, with enough help from the government’s support of green building practices, and low vacancy rates among its supply of office spaces.
One of the keynote speakers during the event, Raymond Rufino, Chairman of Urban Land Institute Philippine National Council and Chairman of the Philippine Green Building Council, shared that, trends on sustainable spaces and green buildings remain not only geared towards attracting investors, but mostly targets the improvement to the quality of life as well as move businesses forward.
Moreover, he adds that aside from the environment-friendly practices which reduce energy consumption and with air pollution-causing emissions, green buildings yield strong financial returns for owners and tenants of green and sustainable buildings.
Phillip Añonuevo, Director of Leechiu Property Consultants, Inc., also stressed that both the pubic and private sectors are preparing added infrastructure for the investments in real estate coming to Cebu including the Mactan Cebu International Terminal Building which is set to open next month with a capacity of around eight million passengers per year.
ArthaLand’s latest signature office tower, Cebu Exchange which is located in Salinas Drive, across Asiatown I.T. Park, Cebu City, is expected to change the workspace environment in Cebu’s foremost commercial hub. It is set to be one of the tallest spaces, and the biggest green building in the Philippines with a projected size of 109,000 square meters.
“ArthaLand is committed to delivering best-in-class and sustainable developments, that not only add to the bottom line, but also are visual assets to the city’s skyline”, Leo Po, Executive Vice President and Treasurer of ArthaLand Corporation, shares as he talks about the green developments.
Aside from its sustainability, the developments also take pride in their goal to create a beautiful and instantly identifiable architectural design, which would feature interlocking cubic volumes defining the tower’s crystalline massing and becoming an iconic addition to the Queen City of the South’s cityscape.
This shift to the “berde” side, advocating green buildings and other developments, poses a strong, emerging path to sustainable living, at the very heart of the city.
Holy Week Must-Haves
Going on a trip? Look stunning and stylish on your Holy Week trip with these must-haves.
There are plenty of ways to spend the Holy Week. Some people prefer to stay at home and fast while some people prefer to go out of town to spend the week. Contrary to the belief that traveling during this time is risky because of the superstition that evil spirits are lurking amongst us, most people actually enjoy going to beaches or mountains to have a fun and relaxing time with their family or friends during the long holiday.
Of course, planning the trip took some time for you and you’re cramming on your shopping on what things you need to bring with you on your vacation. That is why we listed a couple of things that you must pack with you on your trip because we want you to look good and stylish during this Holy Week.
Benefit Gimme Brow Gel and Bad Gal Bang Mascara
Waterproof makeup is a must when going on beach vacations. The Benefit Gimme Brow Gel and their Bad Gal Bang Mascara are best brought when it comes to trips like this. Have fleeky brows using the Gimme Brow Gel with its formula that is created with microfibers that makes your brows full-looking. Their Bad Gal Bang Mascara also makes your lashes pop with their gravity defying formula that even after a long day, your lashes will surely still have that volume. Both of these products are water-resistant and long lasting so you don’t have to worry of having to retouch while you’re enjoying your day.
Origins Vitazing SPF 15
One thing we’re all worried about when going on vacations is how we can protect our skin from the sun. The Origins Vitazing SPF 15 will surely come in handy when going to vacations. It’s a moisturizer, a foundation and a sunscreen, all in one product. The Origins Vitazing SPF 15 will help you look fresh and clear while protecting you from damaging your skin from the sun exposure that carries UV rays.
Maryan Mehlhorn ‘Fusion’ (Hibiscus) Underwired Bikini
This swimwear by Maryan Mehlhorn will definitely bring you that confident vacation vibe this Holy Week. The luxurious bikini is designed with a mixture of prints that will make you look stylish and fashionable as you enjoy swimming in the waters or sunbathing in the sand. Made and designed to fit all shapes, this swimwear will surely make you look and feel elegant yet sexy once you wear it at the beach.
Lilly Pulitzer Castilla Cover Up in Resort White
If there’s anything you can’t be without when going to a beach, it would be a cover up. Cover ups always create the look, especially on photos. There are many kinds of cover ups available but this one from Lilly Pulitzer just looks so stunning with its flowy cloth and tassel designs which would really add the beachy vibe to your outfit. Plus, it matches the Maryan Mehlhorn swimwear mentioned earlier.
Dolce and Gabbana Butterfly Acetate Glasses
Look classy throughout your vacation with Dolce and Gabbana’s Butterfly Acetate Glasses. These square-shaped glasses would not only protect your eyes from the sun, but it would also make you look stylish and cute when you wear this at beach. Definitely, it will match any outfit that you choose to pair it with.
Cult Gaia’s Gaias Ark Bag
The Ark Bag from Cult Gaia is a staple and a classic to the brand. This bag from Cult Gaia is made from bamboo and it displays its iconic arc shape that not only is stylish but is also easy to carry with you wherever you go. It’s also very spacious and it can carry all your beach essentials such as sunblock, sunglasses and your camera.
Lapin House Straw Sun Hat
Known for its style and function, a vacation look is never complete without a cute floppy hat. Lapin House’s Straw Sun Hat would really look cute on you with its white ribbon band on top that would totally match the Lilly Pulitzer Cover Up or any outfit that you’ll be wearing. It’s also big enough to protect your face from direct exposure to sunlight and we want none of that.
Lady Rustan Dei Thin Cross Strap Sandals
A simple yet stunning sandals would complete your vacation look and adding a Lady Rustan sandals in leather should do the trick. These sandals would be perfect with any outfit that you have in mind and it’s good for walks on the sand. You can either get the brown one or the white one for the perfect beach look.
Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6
A polaroid camera is always a must when going on a vacation. Capture precious moments with Fujifilm’s Instax Square SQ6. It’s better than your regular polaroid camera because it prints bigger films that will capture the beauty of every scene that you take, may it be a landscape of a place or it can just be a picture of you and your loved ones that you went to vacation with.
Enjoy a Funtastic Easter Sunday with the Kids at Rustans
Easter is just a skip away, and for kids it’s really a super fun holiday.
Egg-citing treats and surprises await them at the Rustan’s Easter Party on Sunday, April 21, 2 p.m. at the Rustan’s Children’s Department, Ayala Center Cebu. For a minimum single receipt purchase of P 3,000 from the Kids’ Department, come and enjoy the following:
Sure to delight kids are a selection of food carts filled with yummy sweet and savory snacks.
Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny hid many colorful Easter eggs at the barnyard for our precious little hunters to find. Hop along and join the search for a chance to win special prizes from our different kids’ brands. Each participant also gets a Kinderjoy egg!
Easter Egg Decorating
Kids get to design and take home their one-of-a-kind egg creation at the Easter egg decorating station.
Crayola Art Activity
Let your kid’s inner artist shine. Make a splash with pastel shades, bright patterns or rainbow colors.
Lego Building Contest
Fancy building an Easter bunny or a giant Easter egg? Let kids’ imaginations take flight with the Lego Building Contest at the Lego Corner. Exciting prizes are in store for those with the most creative and imaginative Lego creations.
It’s going to be a very hoppy Easter celebration at the Rustan’s Department Store.
For more information and updates, visit https://rustans.com.ph and @rustansph on Facebook and Instagram
Here’s What Cebu’s Restaurateurs are Preparing for Easter Week
“For Most Holy week days, we’re most likely out of town. But buona pascqua is huge in Italy. So when we’re in town, we’re spending Sundays around the kitchen. We do gnocchi in all sorts of forms. We’re rolling it, then pan frying, adding reduced liquid , adding meat. Using cauliflower to make it healthier. And how can Easter be without a sweet? A Burnt Caramelized mini “otap” Tart with pear is our choice.” —Kate Anzani, Anzani
“One day this Holy Week, it’s going to be ribeye, mashed potatoes, puttanesca pasta for dinner and homemade tacos & margarita for the afternoon. Other days, we dine out.” —Jan Rodriguez, Weekend
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