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You Need To Grab These Local Artists’ Zines Now

The biggest assembly of zines crafted by local artists is surely the event you don’t want to miss.

The annual gathering of local artistic expression in little pages is set to amaze the city once again. The biggest assembly of zines crafted by local artists is surely the event you don’t want to miss. Here are some of the local artists’ entries for the festival. Be prepared to be surprised by their background, history, and inspiration.

Alcy Salazar

Together with his parter, Andrea, Alcy produced a zine with both of their artworks in it.

Growing up in a family of artists, Alcy Salazar began picking up the skill in drawing at a young age.

“I never really took it seriously until I went to art school and discovered I had way much to learn. I can never really define what my style is, as long as it is appealing to me then I’ll go for it,” Alcy shares.

Partnering his art with his girlfriend, Andrea, they produced a zine inspired by Luigi Serafini’s Codex Seraphinianus entitled Seraphinianus Paradox.

This codex was originally published in 1981 which was an illustrated encyclopedia for an imaginary world.

“I try my best to show how this book opened my mind on how surreal your ideas can become, through my drawings,” he adds.

Jodie Ferrer

Jodie’s zine ignites the basics of art and attached feelings and emotions of love and a lot more.

Jodie ventured into art at a young age when she realized it was only the best thing she could do.

“Even by the slightest bit and so I decided to stick with it, everyone else thought I was delusional,” Jodie says.

She started wanting to draw in a more Japanese anime style. “But that just got frustrating a young age, I moved on to practicing fundamentals instead,” she shares. Among her inspirations are Alessandro Barbucci and Loish, making her create more feminine cartoon-like pieces.

Jodie’s interest in art grew into working on with portraits and focusing on the overall emotion and symbolism.

“Coming from the composition of my works, I used elements from nature like plants, animals, and people,” Jodie says.

This year, she focused on the fundamentals. “I don’t think there can be enough studies done on the basics especially when it comes to art,” she adds. Her zine covers on what she learned about the basics like perspective, facial expressions, colors, and values.

To mix it all up, her zine’s fundamentals are combined with the emotions she experienced over the year. “This makes the zine a very personal project,” she says.

Jodie claims she lacks knowledge when it comes to art fundamentals and since she never underwent professional training into the art form she is in today, this made her create a zine touched with constructive criticism coming from the artists she personally admires and, of course, her feelings.


Bringing familiar streets into art, Basti shares some of his daily observations in the city.

Coming from the grassroots of comic-inspired art, Basti Penayes III, or more commonly known as Bastinuod, has gained fame and respect in the digital world and local art scene.

His works, from creating art series to random national situational criticism by the use of art, Basti has always been inspired by comics.

This year, his zine titled Dalan Sugbo takes us back to the streets of Cebu. By seeing his own perspective, Basti was inspired by this into making his own zine.

Basti studied painting in the University of the Philippines Cebu and has recently published his series online called Indiogram that tackles the peculiarity of the modern world.

Convening at 856 G Gallery on July 14, 2018, Cebu Zine Fest brings together different artists with different specialties in art expression.

Stories come through every day but through art, we experience different backgrounds that we can learn from and be inspired with. Just like Alcy, Jodie and Basti, their zine’s a peeks of their imagination, inspiration, stories, and perceptions.


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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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