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The five events you shouldn’t miss on Sinulog weekend

Here’s the starter kit for one memorable Sinulog weekend.

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With so many things going on Sinulog Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, it can be a little overwhelming to keep up with all of them. But out of all of them, five stand out as the events you definitely shouldn’t miss! Celebrate the festivities at these parties for one memorable weekend.

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Sugbo Mercado

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DATES:
Thursday-Saturday, January 12-14, 2017 (Cebu I.T. Park)
Friday-Sunday, January 13-15, 2017 (Cebu Business Park)
Saturday-Sunday, January 14-15, 2017 (South Road Properties)

Well, for starters, you’re going to need to fuel up before you go party. Experience the best of the local culinary scene at Sugbo Mercado, Cebu’s favorite weekend food market. Located in very strategic locations, there’s no reason you can’t pass by for a hearty fill of delectable dishes from late afternoon to late evening.

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LifeDance

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DATE: Friday, January 13, 2017

LifeDance gets bigger and better each year. This year, the event gives partygoers the chance to experience music in all its forms, with three stages: EDEN, the underground music stage which will feature house music; SOLARIS, the indie bands stage; and UTOPIA, the main stage which fill feature international sensations and the country’s top acts.

Experience music by DJs Jan Areno, Maxie Perez, Hans, Deuce and Ace Ramos; as well as performances by Up Dharma Down, Missing Filemon, Wonggoys, Womb, Bethany, and Drop Decay.

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Plus 63 Music and Arts Festival

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DATES: Saturday and Sunday, January 14-15, 2017

Last year, there was Steve Angello, 1/3 of of the Swedish House Mafia. This year, Plus 63 Music and Arts Festival brings in DJ Mag‘s number seven DJ in the world and head honcho of DIM MAK records, Steve Aoki. In a two-day event, get thrown a birthday cake by Steve Aoki and party with the bright names in the music industry and the country’s top artists, DJ Carlo Atendido DJ Daiki, DJ Ashura, Martina San Diego, DJ Short, El’O and The Zoids.

Cebu Business Park | Facebook

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Sinulog Invasion

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DATE: Sunday, January 17, 2017

As Spectrum Philippines celebrates its seventh anniversary of the Invasion Tour, they return to Cebu to bring the ultimate music festival right at the heart of Sinulog. On January 15, experience the Sinulog Invasion and go wild as music and people celebrate the grandest festival of the year.

Sacred Heart School-Jesuit Gym, Mango Avenue | Facebook

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Hyper Wonderland

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DATE: Sunday, January 15, 2017

Kicking it back to the retro 80’s, Hyper Wonderland delves into the wonders of the era: colorful, vibrant and groovy music. With all the parties going on around the city, Hyper Cebu gives Cebuano and tourist ravers to experience the ultimate dance party decade.

Axis Entertainment Avenue at Vibo Place, Escario | Facebook

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Sinulog 2017 is coming up soon, and Zee Lifestyle is feeling extremely generous! Grab a copy of our December-January 2017 issue ahead of time—you'll need it if you want the chance to win tickets to LifeDance, Hyper Wonderland 2017 and Sinulog Invasion 2017. Mechanics to be posted on our Facebook and Instagram accounts soon.

Sinulog 2017 is coming up soon, and Zee Lifestyle is feeling extremely generous! Grab a copy of our December-January 2017 issue ahead of time—you’ll need it if you want the chance to win tickets to LifeDance, Hyper Wonderland 2017 and Sinulog Invasion 2017. Mechanics to be posted on our Facebook and Instagram accounts soon.

 

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The Best Way to Donate to Charity Through GCash

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GCash introduces a program for advocacy that addresses different issues faced by society across different levels. GCash for Good is a pioneering corporate social responsibility program that encourages Filipinos to donate to non-government organizations for worthy advocacies such as education, environment, animal welfare and other social issues.

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Ney Villasenor – Vice President, GCash and Corporate Communications Group Head

“It all starts with your decision to do good,” says Reyner Villasenor, the VP for corporate communications. “GCash for Good is another big step to further develop the GCash app into a more socially relevant and sustainable platform that helps address issues across different levels,” he adds. With the launch of the GCash for Good Program, GCash invites NGO Partners from Cebu and nearby cities to join a community of doing good and giving back through the program.

“Globe Fintech Innovations Inc. (Mynt) operates GCash as a springboard for donations to non-government organizations that champion various advocacies, thanks to its scale and innovative digital platform,” says Reyner. “With GCash for Good, GCash users can use the GCash app to donate to various groups to create an impact on society,” he adds.

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Mabel Niala, Head of Sustainability and External Affairs of Mynt

The GCash for Good program currently involves 35 NGOs, including UNDP, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, ECHOstore, Caritas Manila, WWF- Philippines, and more.

“The team at GCash really need to be commended for providing concerned citizens with a highly accountable platform to support the causes they are passionate about,” says Titon Mitra, county representative for UNDP. “I doesn’t matter how much one can afford to give- every peso to a good cause counts. GCash can be a powerful tool for direct citizen engagement and an important contribution to helping the Philippines to meet the Sustainable Development Goals,” he adds.

“I am calling all our NGO friends in Cebu and other nearby locales to join us as we spread the power of good through GCash,” says Reyner. Regulatory requirements are need to be completed by interested NGOs before becoming official GCash for Good partners to ensure the organizations are legitimate and the money donated cannot be abused.

“People now prefer to donate online, as this removes the hassle of having to go through long queues and processes, giving them more time to focus on their daily lives,” says Reyner during the launch of the GCash for Good program in Cebu. With that, partners of the program are happy that GCash has launched a program where people can be comfortable to donate their money.

“After a decade in development work supporting our social enterprises, I have seen the difficulties that non-government organizations face in mobilizing funding support for even the most worthy causes,” says Jeannie Javelosa, the director for ECHOsi Foundation, one of program’s current partner. “ I am excited to see what GCash for Good can do for the development community. With more Filipinos feeling comfortable about giving online, GCash for Good could be a game-changer,” she adds.

Reyner Villasenor stresses during the launch that through GCash, doing good is made easier and more efficient for people who wish to do so. “With GCash for Good, users will also have direct access to where their donations go. It showcases a more transparent and user-friendly interface for anyone to access,” Reyner says.

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Rotary Club Cebu Helps Children with CHD with a Run

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Rotary Club Cebu once again brings us the Citrineland Corporation Run for the Gift of Life last May 19, 2019, which is the third one ever since it was first introduced in the year 2016. This year’s run was held at 4:30 in the morning.

The Gift of Life program has been established for more than 10 years now with the goal of spreading awareness on indigent children from Visayas and Mindanao with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD). World-wide statistics show that 5 to 8 of every 1000 newborns are born with the defect and the 2015 Census poverty statistics shows that 1, 012 indigent children in the Visayas and Mindanao are annually born with CHDs. In order to improve these children’s quality of life or to prevent early death, they would need to undergo operation and finances from these families could be strained due to the high cost of maintenance medicine. Moreover, most local and regional public hospitals are not equipped for CHD-related pedia-cardio surgical procedures. Trained medical staff who are capable of undertaking the procedure are short as well.

Citrineland Corporation Run for the Gift of Life aims to address this problem through financially support the medical operations, equipments, and trainings of doctors geared towards the sole beneficiaries, the indigent children suffering from CHD. Through the years, they have also attracted active runners, people looking for avenue to relieve stress, and anyone who simply wanted to support the Gift of Life Program. Last year, the famous actress, Nadine Lustre cooperated with the program which generated a lot of interest and was recognized in both print and social media. Other than Nadine, may groups and people from near and far actively participated in the program, making enough donations to tend to almost 100 children with CHD for the year 2018 alone.

The program has been helping and supporting children with the disease, giving them hopes of a renewed life through reducing their medical costs. Over the years, Gift of Life had attracted national organizations to participate in the program. With last year’s event as a phenomenal success, 97 children with CHD have received heart surgeries and catheterization procedures for free from the funds raised during the run.

Gift of Life International has also been heavily supporting the program by deploying their medical staff to the Philippines in hopes of creating capable centers that can handle any kind of cardiovascular operations. Last year, 120 hospital staff were mentored including surgeons, doctors, nurses, hospital services staff, and maintenance staff. That being said, the program has helped treat more children in the past year than in the previous 11 years.

This year, the program once again have high hopes of treating more children with CHDs from Visayas and Mindanao. With over a thousand runners who participated in this years Run for the Gift of Life, it is no doubt that more children will be receiving the help that they need from the people and groups with good hearts who participated in the event.

Making a difference in this world is a difficult task for many people but Rotary Club Cebu have urged people to stand up and make that difference through participating in the Citrineland Corporation Run for the Gift of Life.

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Landers Cebu Turns Two

How do you celebrate turning two? With a 50% OFF sale, of course.

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Landers Superstore Cebu celebrates its 2nd anniversary with a super shopping experience for its members full of spectacular deals and fun activities from May 1 to May 5, 2019.

Indulge in 50% off on all Home, Doppio, and Dough & Co. items until May 5 and 50% discount on all fruits and vegetables in its fresh section on May 4. On Sunday, May 5, bring the kids for a fun and fantastic family day with their storytelling activity and The Greatest Musical Show at 4 p.m.  

Get 50% off on new memberships and renewal until May 15 exclusively at Landers Cebu. Aside from the convenient shopping experience and bargains on thousands of products Landers members get to experience true membership privileges that add value, give back and complement their everyday lifestyle from getting a free haircut, shampoo, and blowdry at Federal Barbers and the lowest-priced medicines in the market at Capital Care Pharmacy, and discounts of up to PHP 10 per liter when you gas up at the Landers Caltex gas station.

Join Landers Cebu’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration to enjoy five days of great finds, huge savings, and spectacular fun. Visit Landers Superstore on Facebook and Instagram @LandersPH and their website landers.ph.

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