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AboitizLand Breaks Ground on First Phase of Foressa Mountain Town

Set to redefine outdoor living, AboitizLand held the ceremonial groundbreaking of the first phase of its 250-hectare sustainable, mountain resort community in Cansomoroy, Balamban, Cebu last August 29.

The groundbreaking marked the start of construction for the first of Foressa Mountain Town’s four phases. The first phase, which will take up 51 hectares of the total land area, will have 242 lots, each with an average lot cut of 400 sq. m. From these lots will rise Asian-inspired hillside homes aimed to be completed by the second half of 2020.

Since its launching in April 2017, Foressa Mountain Town’s residential and leisure spaces have attracted nature lovers and those who lead an active and healthy lifestyle to reserve lots for their future second home or vacation residence where their families can create lasting memories together.

It also became popular with adventure-seekers, from novices to extreme hobbyists when it launched Foressa Trails, a mountain adventure park located inside the master-planned community. There are four bike trails with varying lengths and difficulties, as rated by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), and three hiking trails for all types of hikers.

It has played host to international obstacle races, trail runs and motorbike event since it opened in October 2017.

AboitizLand will also develop Foressa Mountain Town’s other amenities, including a main pavilion, three-tiered pools, and the Foressa Lodge, a hotel component that will offer cabins with two rooms each for visitors who will want to stay the night after a day of adventure.

With rolling terrains, views of the mountains, ocean and neighboring islands, a cool climate, plus more than half of the development to remain untouched as natural open spaces, Foressa Mountain Town is designed to allow its homeowners or vecinos to enjoy the great outdoors and make nature their own playground.

Foressa offers increased sustainability, walkability and connectivity within the community with commercial spaces located near the entrance to provide for the needs of its residents.

A 90-minute drive away from the city through the Transcentral Highway, this residential community allows residents to embrace the great outdoors and take a break from the busy urban life.

The groundbreaking was led by company executives Vivien Vicente-Limjoco, AboitizLand’s Residential Business Unit Head and Honesto Medina, Jr, Vice President for Construction Management.

Cebu’s homegrown real estate developer AboitizLand aims to create better ways to live through communities where Filipinos can thrive in and ultimately enhance their lifestyle.

With more than 20 years of operations, AboitizLand now supports 23 communities in more than 612 hectares of land in Cebu, which it has developed into residential, commercial, and industrial sites. The company expanded to Luzon, with plans to develop a total of 83.2 hectares of land in different areas, specifically San Juan and Lipa, Batangas in South Luzon, and Nueva Ecija and Tarlac in North Luzon.


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Careless’ WAVY BABY Takes Over Sinulog

Careless’ first ever music festival, Wavy Baby, is bound to make the return of Sinulog one for the books.

Wavy Baby is a two-day music festival happening on January 13-14, 2023 at the North Reclamation Area in Mandaue City, Cebu with a lineup of over 20 artists recognized both locally and internationally.

Wavy Baby will feature international performers Pink Sweat$, Bambam, Sunmi, The Rose, Bag Raiders, Manila Grey, and Yultron. All artists signed under Careless namely, James Reid, Massiah, Jolianne, Lesha, August Wahh, Issa, SOS, Destiny Rogers, and A-Team will also be performing. Other Filipino acts include Ben & Ben, December Avenue, Urbandub, Franco, Denise Julia, and more. The festival will also feature local Cebuano acts such as Cookie$, The Sundown, Mandaue Nights, Three Legged Men, and Wonggoys.

Careless’ CEO, Jeffrey Oh, says “We’re really excited to do Wavy Baby in Sinulog because it’s the biggest and most historic festival in the Philippines. We want to build a festival that brings the best of the Philippines and the world together to meet and celebrate life and culture, which is what Sinulog is all about. We call it Wavy Baby because we want a wavy lifestyle and a wavy mindset. It also pays homage to Sinulog because the Sinulog symbols are water and the baby Jesus so it’s also a nod to that as well. We’re excited to be part of the Cebu family and build something special that hopefully we can repeat year after year.”

The festival itself will be held at the North Reclamation Area in Mandaue City, Cebu. There will be an Artist Lounge, VVIP Lounge, a VIP Area in front of the stage, Cocktail Pods, Sponsor’s Hives, and Market Pod.

The Cocktail Pod serves as an area for anyone to purchase drinks at the venue while the Market Pod is designated for food and other merchandise that will be sold. The Sponsor’s Hive will be where Wavy Baby’s brand partners will have different booths that festival goers can visit.

Regular Tickets are priced at Php 8,510 for VIP and Php 4,260 for General Admission. One-day Passes are also now available at Php 5,540 for VIP and Php 2770 for General Admission.

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CEBU KALEIDO: A Night of Fashion and Celebration at Crimson Mactan Resort and Spa

Miranda Konstatinidou’s beautiful beach wear and jewellery worn by her guests at an intimate beach party at Crimson Resort in Mactan. Konplott is Miranda’s luxury fashion accessory brand sold in Europe, worn by fashion icons and celebrities (no, it’s not sold locally) while her exclusive beach wear in silk are fabric designed by her, are also sold in high end resorts around the world. Meanwhile, Crimson Resort in Mactan will officially close temporarily for a makeover as most of their beachfront villas were damaged heavily by last December.s super typhoon Odette. Here’s to a great reopening of Crimson in a few months. (photography by Steffen Billhardt)

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Largest Skechers Store in the Philippines 
Opens at Ayala Center Cebu

Skechers, The Comfort Technology Company™, is continuing its expansion in the Philippines with the opening of its largest store in the country at Ayala Center Cebu.

Following the recent opening of five (5) locations in Metro Manila and one (1) in North Luzon, the new Skechers store in the queen city of the south, Cebu City, is in the heart of the region’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination, and sets the global lifestyle brand up to deliver stylish and innovative footwear and apparel to more Filipinos in the Visayas.


“We are delighted to continue our expansion in the country with the opening of our largest store in the Philippines here at Ayala Center Cebu in Cebu City,” shared Skechers Philippines country manager Sue Pasustento. “With its prime location and an extensive offering of Skechers footwear, apparel and accessories, this store will be a showpiece for the brand and allow more Cebuanos to directly experience the comfort, style and innovation that defines Skechers around the world.”

Located on the 1st Floor of Ayala Center Cebu in Cebu City, the latest Skechers store in the Philippines features a mid-century modern style inspired design, opening the interior space to bring in the outdoors. The 3,400-square-foot store will offer a wide range of Skechers footwear, apparel and accessories including fashion product, lifestyle looks and Skechers Performance shoes for sport enthusiasts, including Skechers GO WALK, one of the brand’s best-selling categories.

Skechers’ offering is enhanced with the company’s signature comfort innovations—including its patented Skechers Arch Fit Technology™, Skechers Max Cushioning Technology™, Skechers Hyper Burst Technology™, Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam®, Skechers Relaxed Fit Technology™ and Skechers Stretch Fit Technology™.

Skechers’ wide selection of versatile and functional apparel, which include hoodies, jackets, sportswear and shirts, as well as socks, backpacks and hats, allows consumers to dress head-to-toe in active lifestyle looks. 

Established in 1992, Skechers’ reputation for style, innovation, quality, and comfort have helped the brand expand worldwide. In 2021, the company transitioned its operations in the Philippines, becoming a directly owned operations and expanding its capital investment in the country. Skechers now has five stores in Metro Manila and seven total retail destinations across the Philippines.


About Skechers USA Philippines, Inc. and Skechers USA, Inc.

Skechers USA Philippines, Inc. is operated by Skechers USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX), The Comfort Technology Company based in Southern California. Skechers designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle and performance footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The Company’s collections are available in over 180 countries and territories through department and specialty stores, and direct to consumers through digital stores and 4,308 Company- and third-party-owned physical retail stores. The Company manages its international business through a network of wholly-owned subsidiaries, joint venture partners, and distributors. For more information, please visit and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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