With its pristine white sands and glimmering blue seas, it’s no wonder Mactan Island has become a prime tourist destination in the Philippines. In fact, the experiences the island has to offer have become so enticing that many hope to make their getaways more permanent—and with many world-class residential developments rising on the island, it’s a dream that’s certainly possible.
It’s on these sunny shores that Rockwell Land has arrived. In the past 23 years, Rockwell has built more than just developments–they have created communities that enjoy and appreciate sophistication and style, exclusivity and security. Now, Rockwell is on the move to expand their reach–and that has extended to Mactan Island through an upcoming residential-resort development.
This comes just four years after the company launched 32 Sanson in Cebu. With the first phase fully completed, 32 Sanson has become a premier residence for tranquil garden living in the middle of the city.
With its next community in Mactan, Rockwell hopes to maximize the natural beauty and innate history of the location, while staying through to their brand values. “Cebu is known for its beautiful resorts and growing tourism, and is a city filled with so much culture and a hub for artisan design,” says Davy Tan, Rockwell Land’s Vice-President of Business Development. “We wanted to incorporate that into our property, along with the signature Rockwell lifestyle.”
Of course, this is the first time the Rockwell lifestyle will come with a panoramic beachfront, making this a landmark development. It also makes the first time the brand’s hospitality arm–named after the Filipino word that means to ‘take care,’ which is indicative of the service they offer—is opening outside of Metro Manila.
With amenities that go beyond the usual creature comforts, it will offer the luxe tropical experience to both its residents and guests. “We are bullish on tourism as a growth driver and in Cebu especially, with the expansion of the Mactan airport,” continues Davy, referring to the expected 13 million annual arrivals upon the completion of Mactan-Cebu International Airport’s Terminal 2.
The 4.75-hectare property was especially designed to ensure guests can enjoy private moments in their own spaces. Pools, multi-purpose pavilions, restaurants and retail outlets, and other facilities offer a full range of services and experience. Diving and snorkeling spots are also just a short swim away, and a variety of water and marine activities will be available as well.
Those who do choose to make this their permanent address will do so by the shores of the residential tower. The spacious living areas complement the large windows with scenic views of the sea, creating the feeling of airiness and bringing the inviting view outside in. Units will also have balconies, which give its occupants the opportunity to enjoy lazy afternoons listening to the sound of the waves, or nightcaps by the light of the moon.
What makes Rockwell in Mactan an even more appealing address on the island is its accessible location. The property is approximately 20 minutes from the airport, and just a bridge crossing away from a bustling urban center.
With everything it has to offer, Rockwell is set to create one of the best experiences Mactan will have to offer. Whether you’re coming in for a much-needed vacation or looking for a way to make the beachside your home, Rockwell in Mactan invites you to make it your personal version of an island paradise.
Bringing businesses together: Lalamove paves way for SMEs across the globe to “Make a Winning Move”
The local episode #LalamoveItToWinIt to support MSMEs across PH
To inspire businesses around Asia and Latin America, Lalamove has launched a regional branding campaign “Make a Winning Move” to showcase its various B2B services, strong driver-partner network, and wide-ranging fleet for fast and reliable delivery solutions. Locally, the on-demand delivery platform has kicked off the campaign by inviting its patrons, old and new, to #LalamoveItToWinIt.
Now more than ever, businesses are focusing their efforts on an experience-led customer journey. With deliveries as undeniably crucial for businesses to fulfill their services and win over customers, the central creative idea behind the regional campaign revolves around such scenarios where Lalamove’s services and B2B features help entrepreneurs stay ahead of the intense competition.
Lalamove, as the trusted delivery partner, has been servicing businesses of all sizes in the Philippines. Lalamove’s corporate clients can enjoy the on-demand delivery platform’s variety of business solutions, such as multi-stop delivery, API integration, real-time GPS tracking, a wide variety of fleet for on-demand, same-day, long distance, and last-mile delivery, and a dedicated account manager.
“The Philippines has more than 900,000 businesses, over 99% of which are MSMEs. What Lalamove offers businesses of all sizes is faster, easier, and a more seamless delivery experience to help them save time and costs. Our dedicated partner drivers, the economic frontliners of today, are here to deliver to an even wider reach across Luzon and in Cebu. This campaign is the visualization of what we can do to help businesses jump over hurdles – simply put, just ‘Lalamove It to Win It!’” remarked Dannah Majarocon, Lalamove Philippines Managing Director.
First-time users of the Lalamove mobile delivery app can get up to Php 150 off when they sign up and use the code LALAWINIT. New corporate clients, on the other hand, can also receive a welcome bonus of up to Php 1,200 when they sign up and top-up their Lalamove corporate wallet. Moreover, with Lalamove Rewards recently launched, each delivery for every user is now made even more rewarding.
Launched in the Philippines in late 2016, Lalamove is an on-demand logistics company that matches drivers with customers and SME businesses to fulfill same-day deliveries. Lalamove’s mission of making local deliveries faster and simpler across North, Central, and South Luzon, and in Cebu is achieved through innovations such as instant order matching, real-time GPS vehicle tracking, 24/7 services, and a driver rating system. Lalamove also allows businesses to scale their deliveries and operations at an accelerated rate. Lalamove now operates in over 30 markets across Asia and Latin America. Visit Lalamove’s website: http://lalamove.com
King-size Treats Await Dad this Father’s Day at Seda Central Bloc
King-size Treats for the King!
by Ryan Daniel R. Dablo
Seda Central Bloc celebrates the hardworking hero and steadfast lynchpin of the home with its offerings for Father’s Day weekend.
At the Misto, Seda’s restaurant, Dad gets to sample the delicious international cuisine for free when dining with five full-paying adults. If an evening dine-out is more the family’s speed, the Straight Up bar offers a dinner buffet with a continental menu and mocktails, all enjoyed amid a backdrop of excellent cityscape views from the rooftop. Staycation at the hotel comes packed with perks for the weekend as well, such as complimentary lunch at the Misto, drinks at the Straight Up bar, and breakfast for two.
Honor your number one hero and highlight the love you have for him this Father’s Day weekend. Celebrate at Seda Central Bloc!
37 Years of High Fashion; Arcy Gayatin leaves a Legacy of Edginess and Elegance
Arcy Gayatin: A Legacy of Luxury in Fabrication
By: Allain Dumon Fonte
The brand Arcy Gayatin gave the Queen City of the South a distinct reputation in the fashion industry. The fashion line of Arcy Gayatin sets the bar higher each year for clothing luxury and fabrication techniques.
Araceli “Arcy” Ancajas Gayatin is the daughter Galileo Ancajas and Remedios Zanoria Ancajas who founded Cebu’s home brand, Gal’s Bakery. Arcy went to the University of San Carlos and studied Political Science. And just like Dr. Muccia Prada, who completed her Ph.D. in Political Science and established the luxury line of Prada, Arcy also got in touch with her artistic side and started her own fashion line. However, it was not Prada that influenced Arcy. Arcy was introduced to fashion and tailoring at a very young age by her mother, Madame Remedios Anacajas whom they dearly call Mama Eme. Mama Eme was running a tailoring business back then. It was called Arabel; named after Arcy and her sister Belma. Ara from Araceli and Bel from Belma. In those years, Arcy was fascinated by fabrics and was intrigued by how to manipulate the fabrics to come up with fashion-forward designs without compromising comfort and taste.
After 37 years of creating haute couture pieces for the most fashionable personalities in the Philippines, Arcy Gayatin is now laying down her sketchpads and pens to rest. As she enjoys her retirement, may be on a cruise to the Bahamas or a holiday to the Swiss Alps, Arcy Gayatin has left the fashion industry a legacy of elegant and edgy clothing ensembles that understand and define the shape of women; without compromising comfort and good taste.
To salute the lady who brought Cebu fashion to the world, a retrospective exhibition of Arcy’s incomparable masterpieces can be seen today at Ayala Center Cebu’s The Gallery; curated by fashion editor and writer, Clint Holton Potestas, and interior and fashion designer, Jul Oliva.
BALANCE. Arcy Gayatin is known for her perfect symmetrical lines when fabricating. She knows how to balance edginess and class; understanding well the strength and the finesse of a woman.
RHYTHM. Arcy’s expertise in draping and fabric manipulation can be seen in how she achieves rhythm between architectural lines and soft fabrics like silk and cashmere.
TEXTURE. With her thorough knowledge on fabrics, Arcy Gayatin has achieved the perfection of fabrication by working on different types of fabrics and creating a single piece of art out of them.
HARMONY. The simplicity of the silhouette plus the intricacy of the details create a wonderful harmony, making Arcy Gayatin’s design a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
The photos below show an up-close look at the intricacy and the exquisite craftsmanship of Arcy Gayatin’s fabrication techniques:
THE SPIDER WEB: one of Arcy’s genius fabrication techniques.
MATCH and PATCH: Arcy’s unique fabrication craft by patching layers of different types of lace and lace patterns
PLEATS: The perfection of symmetry in pleats on silk.
LA ROSE BLEUE: U.P. student, Danielle Alessandra Deutsch, inspired by the artistry of Arcy Gayatin, designed this midnight blue dress. The cabbage rose made from layers of silk organdy gave this evening ensemble a romantic appeal.