Event | Cebu Landmasters and YHES top off The Paragon Davao

Leading developer in VisMin Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) through joint venture YHES Inc. recently topped off the 263-room hotel Citadines Paragon Davao and the 26-storey residential tower One Paragon Place of mixed-use development The Paragon Davao. One Paragon Place is expected to start turnover in Q4 2023, while Citadines Paragon Davao is set to open its doors in 2024 and will feature well-appointed hotel rooms and serviced residences. The image shown is a most recent aerial photo of the development.


Leading developer in VisMin Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI), through joint venture YHES Inc., recently topped off the 263-room hotel and the 26-storey residential tower of The Paragon Davao. Located in Matina along Davao City’s famous MacArthur Highway, the P3.0 billion mixed-use development is envisioned to be a lifestyle and convention destination. With over 80,000 sqm in floor area, the Paragon Davao is rising proudly above Davao’s skyline as one of the largest mixed-use developments in the city.
 

Gracing the topping off ceremony of The Paragon Davao are (L-R): ​​Jasper Huang, Cebu Landmasters chairman and CEO Jose R. Soberano III, YHES corporate secretary Jason Huang, Davao City mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte, Davao City vice-mayor Jay Melchor Quitain Jr., YHES president Frederick H. Yuson, Cebu Landmasters senior project manager Engr. Rogelio Vinluan, Cebu Landmasters vice-president for sales Marie Rose Yulo, and Cebu Landmasters vice president for business development Sylvan John Monzon.


CLI chairman and CEO Jose Soberano III remarks: “We’re pleased that The Paragon Davao will be completed just as Southern Mindanao fully opens up to travel and heightened business and leisure activity. It will serve as a natural catalyst for economic growth in the area.”
 
Fred Yuson, president of YHES Inc., the joint venture between CLI and the Villa-Abrille clan, highlights that the hotel and residential tower will be complemented by a convention center and close to 8,000 sqm of food and retail area. “The Paragon Davao will be a lively destination for locals as well as a destination or venue for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) that will draw business travelers from other parts of the country,” said Yuson.
 
The property’s residential tower One Paragon Place with 554 units is expected to start turnover in Q4 2023. It was named as the Best Condo Development in 2021 by PropertyGuru Philippine Property Awards.
 
Part of The Paragon Davao is an international hotel, Citadines Paragon Davao, set to open its doors in 2024 and will feature well-appointed hotel rooms and serviced residences. It is CLI’s fourth hotel in partnership with The Ascott Limited and is expected to help boost the listed company’s hotel revenues.
 
The 2.9 hectare The Paragon Davao will also include The Paragon Davao Convention Center with a grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 2,500 guests. It also has event and meeting rooms and pre-function areas.
 
Masterplanned by CallisonRTKL in collaboration with top Philippine architectural firm RMDA, the complex will likewise develop The Paragon Davao Lifestyle Mall with 4,398 sqm GLA. The mall will feature a range of retail, food and beverage outlets.
 
Cebu Landmasters is expected to soon launch horizontal projects in Davao City. The listed company’s Davao Global Township, awarded as Best Township in Asia by PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards 2021, is nearing full site development completion and will be open to the public early this year. 

Travel | P1so Sale for International Routes with Cebu Pacific this 2023!

Traveling is really getting back in shape!!!

Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), the Philippines’ leading airline, welcomes the new year with its trademark P1SO sale for select international routes for everyJuan.

For as low as PHP 1 one-way base fare (exclusive of fees and surcharges), Cebu Pacific’s #CEBSuperSeatFest is up for grabs until January 6, 2023. Travel period is from February 1 to May 31, 2023, perfect for travelers to plan their dream trips ahead, across CEB’s international route network.

"Now is the perfect time to fulfill your dream trips abroad, with our trademark PISO fare offer.  We are encouraged with the momentum as more international destinations ease travel restrictions, and more travelers are confidently flying again,” said Carmina Romero, Cebu Pacific Corporate Communications Director.

Whether passengers want to visit scenic Bali; or have a coffee crawl in Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi ; or a food trip in Nagoya or Hong Kong - all these and more are possible now.

CEB also extends this P1so sale for its domestic flights on the same travel period. This includes flights to Cebu, Davao, Dumaguete, Iloilo, and a lot more across the airline’s widest Philippine network.

Passengers with existing travel funds may use these to pay for flights and add-ons during CEB’s seat sales. Apart from Travel Fund, other payment options may also be used, such as payment centers, credit/debit cards, and e-wallets.

To date, CEB flies to a total of 34 domestic and 19 international destinations. The airline continues to implement a multi-layered approach to safety while it operates with a 100% fully vaccinated crew, 98% of whom have been boosted - all to ensure everyJuan flies safely and conveniently on Cebu Pacific.

Book your seats now via www.cebupacificair.com

Event | Good News! Apo Agua, DCPO ease Paquibato residents’ water woes

Apo Agua representatives turn over the 1,500 meters of pipes to leaders of Sitio Panaga in Paquibato District led by Barangay Colosas Kagawad Merlinda Bacus, Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative Datu Gilbert Sagoksok, and Revitalized Pulis sa Barangay personnel.

Village residents in Sitio Panaga, Paquibato District, Davao City, now have access to a basic water system installed in their community by Apo Agua Infrastuctura, Inc. (Apo Agua) in partnership with the Davao City Police Office’s Revitalized Pulis sa Barangay (RPSB).
 
Apo Agua’s recent donation of 1,500 meters of pipes and construction materials to the DCPO in support of its RPSB’s small-scale water solution project in Barangay Colosas will benefit more than 350 households belonging to the Ata-Manobo indigenous peoples community in Sitio Panaga, Brgy. Council Complex and students of the Datu Libayao Elementary School.
 
Dubbed “Project Blue,” the small-scale water system aims to alleviate the persistent water inaccessibility problems of more communities that will not directly benefit from the Bulk Water Project.
 
It introduces sustainable small-scale water solutions, such as water catchment facilities and water pipelines in host communities, and encourages residents' engagement as active partners for a viable project.
Water now flows from the newly rehabilitated water reservoir of Sitio Panaga, Paquibato District

Residents of Barangay Colosas are grateful to Apo Agua and DCPO for addressing water scarcity.
 
“We are very thankful for Apo Agua's support for the RPSB programs. This water augmentation for the barangay would not have materialized without their support. The beneficiaries, our IP brothers and sisters, have long yearned for an improved water supply. As they say, water is life and the most basic need in any place,” said PLT. Gary Aldaba, team leader of RBSP Barangay Colosas.
 
“Project Blue” is a testament that the Filipinos’ most valued culture of “Bayanihan” is still very much alive – giving a hand to the community and accomplishing goals together as one.
 
As it strengthens the spirit of collaboration among local community stakeholders, Apo Agua hopes that these water solutions will bridge the gap in resource allocation and improve teamwork to guarantee that water supply sources will be safeguarded and sustained.
 
“Our goal is to provide small-scale water solutions in our immediate communities through Project Blue. Our team is equipped with engineers with the right technical expertise in water operations, and we can put our knowledge to use by working closely with the community and ensure these projects are effective and sustainable,” said Anna Lu, President of Apo Agua.
 
Meanwhile, Aboitiz-led Apo Agua vowed to be a longstanding partner of the Davao City Water District (DCWD) by helping mobilize the Water Truck initiative as an intermediary water solution for Davao City residents awaiting the near completion of the Bulk Water Project.
  
The door-to-door water delivery, particularly in areas with intermittent water supply, has served more than 5,000 households in the city’s Second District since June 2022.

About Apo Agua

Apo Agua Infrastructura, Inc. is building one of the Philippines’ largest private bulk water supply facilities that will supply over 300 million liters per day of safe and sustainable water to the Davao City Water District for the people of Davao City. The company entered into an agreement with DCWD to shift the dependence of Davao City’s main water supply from groundwater wells to the more sustainably sourced surface water of the Tamugan River.

News | Globe optimizing SIM Registration portal for better customer experience


December 27, Tuesday, in compliance with the law but had to make the site temporarily inaccessible to ensure a better registration experience for customers.
 
Several customers were able to access the site and register between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. but the portal temporarily went offline as the site is being optimized. Globe aims to have the online platform back up within the day.
 
“We would like to thank our customers for going in to register early. Technical teams are working double time so the online platform can go live before the day ends. Rest assured that we are optimizing our systems to give you a better registration experience. We’d also like to remind our customers that there is enough time to register,” said Yoly Crisanto, Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications of the Globe Group.
 
All Globe Prepaid, TM, Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi, Globe Mobile WiFi and Globe Business prepaid customers have until April 26, 2023 to register. Registration via the Globe One app will begin by January 2023, while on-site assisted registration will start in February 2023 for Globe customers facing challenges using digital or online platforms, using feature or basic phones, or have no internet access.
 
Globe has been preparing for the implementation of the SIM Registration Law but had to recalibrate its system within just 15 days given the release of new guidelines under the implementing rules and regulations (IRR), including the verification step through a selfie. The IRR was released on December 12, 2022.
 
“We ask our customers for their understanding as we experience these birth pains given this massive deployment of software. We’re setting the stage for our customers to have a good digital experience,” Crisanto said.
 
Meanwhile, data and information of existing Globe Postpaid, Globe Platinum, and Globe Business postpaid customers’ are already included in the Globe registration platform. Globe shall get in touch with these customers to confirm and complete their registration details to ensure customer information is aligned with the requirements of the law.
 
The SIM Registration Act is a major step in the fight against fraudsters who use anonymous SIM cards for illegal activities. This gives customers an extra layer of security and protection.
 
The law also complements Globe's ongoing efforts to combat fraud, like investing in filtering systems, proactively blocking scam and spam SMS, and partnering with banks and other financial institutions to share data.
 
For more info about the SIM registration process, go to https://www.globe.com.ph/register-sim-card.html#gref.  
 
To learn more about Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph

Travel | Cebu Pacific ChristMAS SULIT 12.12 sale

Book flights to domestic, international destinations for as low as PHP 12 

Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), the Philippines' leading airline, caps off the year with another #CEBSuperSeatFest on December 12 as it gifts everyJuan with a ChristMAS SULIT sale for everyJuan who wishes to travel  to domestic and select international destinations.

For as low as PHP 12 one-way base fare (exclusive of fees, surcharges), Cebu Pacific's three-day offer will run from December 12-14. Travel period is from June 1 to November 30, 2023.

"We want to inspire everyJuan to fly so we're holding our final seat sale for the year. Do not miss out and grab the chance to book your dream trips for you and your loved ones," said Carmina Romero, Cebu Pacific Corporate Communications Director.

The 12.12 #CEBSuperSeatFest allows everyJuan to experience the best of the Philippines - whether that's a food adventure in General Santos, Zamboanga, Manila, Davao, or Iloilo; or a beach getaway in Palawan, Siargao, Bohol, Cebu, or Boracay.

CEB also made it easier for passengers to book those much-awaited international trips of their dreams to Dubai, Bali and Jakarta in Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi in Vietnam, and Singapore.

Passengers with existing travel funds may use these to pay for flights and add-ons during CEB’s seat sales. Apart from Travel Fund, other payment options may also be used, such as payment centers, credit/debit cards, and e-wallets.

To date, CEB flies to a total of 34 domestic and 19 international destinations. The airline continues to implement a multi-layered approach to safety while it operates with a 100% fully vaccinated crew, 98% of whom have been boosted - all to ensure everyJuan flies safely and conveniently on Cebu Pacific.

Book your trips now at https://bit.ly/CEB121222SSFcc