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The Ultimate To-Do List Before Summer Ends

Add these adventures on your summer-ender bucket list, and make sure that next month you’ll be talking non-stop about how awesome your summer experience was before it ended.

There’s always room for adventure, especially when the sun is out telling us to get out of the bed and prepare for the ultimate summer experience. Add these adventures on your summer-ender bucket list, and make sure that next month you’ll be talking non-stop about how awesome your summer experience was before it ended.

Beach outing

Bird’s eye view of White Beach in Moalboal Cebu

Summer would not complete without a beach outing. Gather your family and friends and plan for the most awesome escapade for the weekend. Prepare your swimwear, tent (if you’re not up for a costly stay) and your food and drinks—lots of them. Always have budget for your transportation, food and accommodation. If you have a private vehicle, then set aside a budget for the gas. Others could either take the bus or rent a van. After preparing for your getaway, then get ready to take your vitamin-sea!

You can travel from North of Cebu to experience the luxurious beaches or you can travel to South of Cebu where you can swim with whale sharks, or you can even chase waterfalls if you’re not up for a salty summer experience. Despite the long hours of traveling, you’ll definitely enjoy the waves that are oozing onto the beach.

Another fun activity to do at the beach is surfing, scuba diving, cliff diving, collecting seashells or burying your friends in the sand. There’s nothing more satisfying than having tan lines and fun memories from a beach outing.

Food Trip

Enjoy Cebu’s best-tasting lechon in the market

Who doesn’t love food trips? In Cebu, there’s always food for a hungry stomach. Cebu can offer a budget-friendly food trip you can experience over the summer. A food trip wouldn’t be fun alone, so call your family and friends because the more people, the less you’ll spend.

Try roaming around the city and enjoy the place for its variety of food. Your summer food trip wouldn’t be satisfying without experiencing Cebu’s best-tasting lechon. Cebuanos love the crunchy skin and unique taste of the lechon. Travel around the city and there’s always a lechon restaurant in every corner.

Indulge yourself in the barbecues of Larsian in Fuente Cebu, especially when you’re up to small eateries where different stalls hawk their products. Don’t skip the famous siomai in Tisa, Labangon. The stalls are located beside the national highway and it only costs P7.00.

Shop for new clothes

Look for your outfits in these Ukay-ukay clothing for sale

Cebu has always been offering a variety of products, whether local brands or international brands. And since summer is almost over, it’s the perfect time to buy your last-minute summer and rainy season outfits. 

Always reward yourself with shopping after a stressful month. Before summer ends, you’re going to need outfits for the next season, probably your OOTD for a rainy day. You can also shop for new casual outfits for school or work. Maybe you would want to shop for shoes and bags, too.

You can stroll around the city’s malls to buy your outfits—dresses, jumpers, jeans, sweaters, etc. Here, you’ll find local brands that offer high quality products at a lower price.

You can also wander around the oldest and largest market in Cebu City, the Carbon Market. You can always buy your #OOTD goals at their Ukay-Ukay stalls without having to spend much. As it’s located in the downtown area in Cebu, it’s convenient and accessible. 

Night Out

Enjoy your night out with friends in the city’s many bars and clubs

Go for a night out! Dress up and put on your make-up. You need a break from work or school overload in the past few months. Summer is the season for self-healing, so go out with friends, drink and sing your heart out.

Nightlife in Cebu is still growing, even in this summer season. There’s often a new bar or pub popping up in the city. Sing your heart out at KTV bars, dance until your feet ache and sip on your favorite cocktail.

You can always enjoy a night out in Cebu; explore the infamous Mango Avenue, IT Park or even Mandaue City. Whether you’re a couple on a date or a group of friends looking for fun on a Saturday night, don’t miss out the Cebu nightlife to complete your summer experience.

Watch sunset

Stop for a breathtaking sunset view at Balamban Bay Walk

You know you’re enjoying the day if you’re able to watch the sun set with your very eyes. It’s that feeling of satisfaction that you’re making the best of your summer vacation. After having sand in your toes or climbing a mountain or driving to nowhere, you can sit back and enjoy watching an everyday miracle.

There’s something alluring about sun sets that will leave you in a state of awe. Sunsets are best at a beach or on top of a mountain. After checking summer adventure number one: Beach Outing, don’t leave the place until you witness a spectacular sunset scene.

For a few minutes, gather your loved ones and feel at peace and be drawn to the sunset’s raw beauty. To make the experience more enticing, take some stunning silhouette sunset shots.

There’s so much to do before the summer ends, and it’s up to you to enjoy until the very last day of the season. Catch up with friends, get sun-kissed and embrace the ocean waves before we can kiss the summer season goodbye


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.

Find out more about what Lalamove offers by visiting, or follow the official Lalamove Facebook page, Instagram account, and TikTok account for more information.



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:

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King-size Treats Await Dad this Father’s Day at Seda Central Bloc

Misto Restaurant 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!

For more information, please call  (032) 411 5800. Follow their Facebook page or visit their website at

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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.


April Duenas, Nikki Gayatin and Arielle Gayatin for Arcy Gayatin—Photos by John Paul Autor from Lifestyle


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.


Arcy Gayatin (photo grabbed from Space Philippines Blog Spot)


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.


Arcy Gayatin’s Pink Flamingo collection                                               Arcy Gayatin’s Sketch on a Terno


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.

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