Thursday, January 16, 2020

Mommy Powkee in Cebu as the brand ambassador of Regasco

Cebu, the Queen City of the South, warmly welcomes Mommy Powkee as the brand ambassador of Regasco. Headed by the Regasco Executives,  they have excitedly prepared the Regasco mascot, a banner, a bouquet of flowers, and of course the festive music of Sinulog!

As mommy Powkee enters the arrival area, she happily gave a wide smile to the people and danced to the music paying respect to Sto. Nino.

Miss Pokwang will be having a meet and greet with the Cebu Media, both the traditional and digital on Jan 19 (Sunday), 11am at SM Activity Center then she will be joining the Regasco Float for the Sinulog parade at 12pm onwards!

See you there!

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Experience Maayo Argao

Looking for the best accommodation in the South of Cebu?
Front desk of Maayo Argao
Maayo Argao, a 2-star Moroccan-inspired resort offers a unique concept of accommodations. Guests looking for leisurely comforts will find them at the spacious air-conditioned villas. Guests opting for practical accommodations might prefer the cozy Standard rooms and comfy Family rooms.
The Maayo Argao Lobby 

Feeling like I am in Morocco

I'm on the top of the world

Maayo Argao's Infinity pool

A cloudy day at Maayo Argao

Operated by Maayo Hotel known for heartfelt and efficient hospitality, resort guests are sure to be pampered and well taken care of.

Argao, a quiet town rich in history and culture, lies in the Southern side of Cebu. It is the home of the famous tableya, torta, and bahalina wine. It is also the home of Maayo Stay- Argao, the perfect haven for travelers and adventurers alike.

Asul Cafe: a vibrant all-day dining outlet located within the resort. Being a Spanish word of blue, its hues radiate like ocean complementing the restaurant’s interiors.

The restaurant is open from 6:00am to 10:00pm

Standard rooms: the modular building has a total of 36 Standard rooms. The modern decor of the 18 sq meters room in a multi-level structure is perfect for young families and barkadas. It is a good option for individuals looking to have an affordable and restful stay away from the city.

Family rooms: the 34 sqm Family room is designed for that perfect family getaway. It comes with 2 double beds and  1 single bed with a nice interior color for all the family members. It can accommodate up to 4 adults and 2 kids.

Villas: the 80sqm 3-bedroom villas and 110sqm 4-bedroom villas are specifically designed for families and large groups. The villas come in a variety of colors depending on the preference of the guest.

The tasteful interior decor of the resort villas is accented with their own unique Instagram-worthy pieces.

Bridal Suite Room: the 85 sq meters premiere suite has 3 bedrooms with 1 master's bedroom and a very spacious bathroom with bathtub.

It also has an astounding living room. The room is vividly emblazoned with products from Argao like waived baskets. 

The best thing about this room too is its location. It is situated in front of the infinity pool and just a few seconds away from the lobby. It's the best room for a staycation, I would say!


Maayo Argao gives you the comfort and the luxury you need if we talk about travel and vacation.
Great customer service and perfect experience in a Moroccan way await you! Only here at Maayo Argao!

#Experience Maayo

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Welcome 2020 at Maayo Hotel

Shine and sparkle 2020 as we welcome a new decade with a bang! Ring in the new year as Maayo Hotel usher the celebration with good food, booze, and good music through live band and dj performances.

As the midnight of the New Year draws nearer, guests may dazzle the night away. Catch DJ Genesis spinning the latest tracks to shine the New Year with a live band performance brought to you by Foreplay Band. Maayo Hotel's All that Glitters: Sparkle the 2020 Countdown will be held at Maayo Roof Deck, party starts at 9pm. Tickets are priced at Php1,100 net per person inclusive of open bar, pica-pica and a chance to win a raffle prize.  

As Maayo Hotel welcomes 2020, glittering celebrations graciously abound. A dine and party package is priced at Php3500 net per person inclusive of a dinner buffet with one round of soft drinks, chilled juices, chilled juices, or a choice of a glass of red, white or sparkling. Guest will also have access to the Countdown Party at the Roof Deck and will be entitled of the following: party favors, open bar, pica-pica, and a chance to win a raffle prize.  

A dinner-only package for New Year's Eve is also tantalizing. For only Php 2,500 net per person, a dinner buffet featuring international cuisines awaits at Maayo Grand Ballroom. This package is inclusive of one round of soft drinks, chilled juices, or a choice of a glass of red, white or sparkling wine, and live acoustic band entertainment.

Your New Year celebration starts here. With a dash of some glitters and sparkles, welcome the new decade at Maayo Hotel. For ticket reservations, contact us at (032) 517 0200 or visit Dayun Lounge at 7th floor from 9am to 10pm.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Boyce Avenue live in Cebu

The “Boyce” are coming back due to popular demand. One of the biggest independent bands in the world – Boyce Avenue, are returning to Cebu for a one-night Valentine’s Day concert on February 14th at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel – Grand Ballroom. This time, they will be joined by two of today’s most streamed local artists in the Philippines – December Avenueand I Belong To The Zoo.

Boyce Avenue is a Florida-based band whose name is a combination of two streets they grew up on in Sarasota. The band is popular for its strong acoustic roots and consists of the three Manzano brothers - Alejandro (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Fabian (guitar, vocals) and Daniel (bass, percussion, vocals). The band was formed in 2004 and in 2007 they began posting their videos on YouTube to great success. To date, they have over 4.8 Billion YouTube views and over 13.2 Million subscribers, making their channel one of the most popular in the world. The band frequently tours North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and visits new countries every year.

OPM band December Avenue, with their current light and soft rock sound, is best known for their massive hits “Sa Ngalan Ng Pag-Ibig”, “Bulong”, “Huling Sandali”, “Dahan” and “Kung ‘Di Rin Lang Ikaw” which features Moira, who successfully toured with Boyce Avenue in 2018. They are also joined by solo folk-acoustic artist, I Belong To The Zoo, popular for his chart-topping hits like “Sana”, “Balang Araw” and “Patawad, Paalam”.

Catch Boyce Avenue with December Avenue and I Belong To The Zoo in this one of a kind concert experience performing your favorite love and hugot songs on the Valentine’s Day. Tickets are now on-sale at, SM Ticket outlets, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel; Call (032) 231-3876, (032) 232-6888, and 0915-5353873for more information.

This concert is presented by Wilbros Live.Follow @WilbrosLive on Facebook, Twitter and IG. #AvenuesWithTheZoo

Monday, December 23, 2019

Robinsons Appliances Now Sells Drones

With emerging market trends on Drone cameras for online creativity and content creation, Robinsons Appliances sought the opportunity in bringing this latest technology closer to the market.  Drones are great for content creators.  Vloggers, videographers, photographers or even hobbyists invest in creating innovative photo and video contents showing a unique aerial view of their favorite subject – a resort, a tourist attraction or even an industrial location.

Partnering with today’s leading distributor of Drones in the country, Robinsons Appliances and DJI bring today’s latest technology that allows our consumers to produce innovative and affordable aerial videos and photographs.

Boasting a lineup of DJI Drone Cameras includes the compact yet powerful Mavic Mini.

It’s the perfect companion in capturing your moments in a way that effortlessly elevates the ordinary.  Together with the easy-to-use DJI Fly app, you’ll enjoy a simplified flying experience and a perspective like no other.

Check out the Mavic Mini and the latest models of DJI Drones and Osmo at the Robinsons Appliances Holiday Exhibit at the 2nd Level of Robinsons Galleria Cebu happening today until December 31, 2019.  Score up to 10% discounts on select models and up to 12 months, 0% installment.  Robinsons Rewards members and app users get up to 1,000 Additional Rewards Points with purchase every purchase of select models.
Robinsons Appliances is one of the leading appliances and consumer electronics retailers in the Philippines today.  With over 90 stores nationwide, it continues to offer a great assortment of top quality products that complement the lifestyle of its customers and improve services to provide an innovative method in satisfying unique customer needs.  

Stay connected; visit or follow its official Facebook Page, Robinsons Appliances or Instagram account Robappliances for the latest updates about Drones and offers on other appliances and gadgets.

SSS launches contribution payments through the SSS Mobile App with PayMaya PayMaya is now SSS' newest collection partner

POWERING FAST, ACCESSIBLE PAYMENTS IN THE SSS MOBILE APP WITH PAYMAYA. Voluntary members of the Social Security System (SSS), including overseas Filipino workers, can now easily make contribution payments to the state-owned pension fund using their PayMaya account or any credit, debit, and prepaid card as the agency officially launches its partnership with digital financial services leader PayMaya. Leading the launch during the event at the SSS Headquarters in Quezon City are SSS President and CEO Aurora C. Ignacio (9th from left), PayMaya Founder and CEO Orlando B. Vea (7th from the right), and PayMaya President Shailesh Baidwan (6th from right). Joining the launch are (2nd to 8th from left) SSS Department Manager Belinda B. Ella, SSS EVP for Operations Sector Judy Frances A. See, SSS EVP for Investments Sector Rizaldy T. Capulong, SSS Commissioner Bai Norhata Macatbar-Alonto, SSS EVP for Corporate Services Sector Elvira Resare-Alcantara, SSS Commissioner Anita Bumpus-Quitain, and SSS VP Gilda Victoria Mendoza. Also present in the launch are (5th from right to rightmost) SSS Commissioner Michael Regino, SSS Commissioner Ricardo L. Moldez, DOLE Assistant Secretary Alex V. Avila, PayMaya Government Sector Head Marvin Santos, and PayMaya Enterprise Head Mar Lazaro.

State-run Social Security System (SSS) has tapped digital financial services leader PayMaya to allow members to conveniently pay their contributions through the SSS mobile app.
With this partnership, individual members of the pension fund such as Self-employed, Voluntary, and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) can now pay their contributions using their PayMaya account or any Visa, Mastercard, or JCB credit, debit, or prepaid card. In the next phase, PayMaya will accept employer's contributions (regular and household) and salary loan payments.
SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Aurora C. Ignacio and PayMaya Philippines, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Orlando Vea formally signed the agreement, making PayMaya as one of the 85 accredited collecting and paying partners of SSS, 35 of which are already Real-Time Processing of Contributions (RTPC) system compliant.
“We are very glad that we were able to add another accredited collection partner that will ensure fast, convenient and secure way of remitting the hard-earned money of our members for their future contingencies and retirement options to the pension fund,” Ignacio said.
“The public has been very much aware that we have been exerting all efforts to make SSS transactions hassle-free through our gradual shift to the digital platforms. This is one of our options to eliminate long queues in automated teller services in branches and other accredited partner agencies. In just one tap on your mobile phones, your contribution payments are remitted to the SSS,” Ignacio said.
For his part, PayMaya Chief Executive Officer and Founder Orlando Vea said: "Using digital technology in delivering social services to all Filipinos is a big leap for SSS and we are proud that they have tapped us in this initiative. Making public service more accessible to all Filipinos through digital financial services is in line with our thrust at PayMaya to push for digital and financial inclusion."
PayMaya is providing its universal payments platform to SSS to allow it to accept PayMaya as well as all card and mobile wallet payments through its mobile app and soon in its other online channels and branches.
For those without a card, they can simply sign up for a PayMaya account by downloading the PayMaya app on their iOS or Android devices and use the mobile number associated with their account when they pay via the SSS mobile app.
The Social Security Commission (SSC), the policy-making body of the SSS, approved the accreditation of PayMaya, the digital financial services arm of Voyager Innovations, after it had submitted and passed the standards and requirements of the RTPC system.
Members of the SSS who will use their PayMaya accounts or their debit and credit cards for paying their contributions should first download the SSS Mobile App in Google Play Store, Apple App Store or Huawei App Gallery. They can log-In using their existing My.SSS account’s user ID and password and generate their Payment Reference Number or Statement of Account in the SSS Mobile App by clicking the “Generate PRN/SOA” icon.
After the member has created his PRN, he needs to click the Pay button to display the two options: “Pay with PayMaya Account” or “Credit/Debit Card”.
If the member opted to pay using his PayMaya account, the screen will display the Payment Reference Number, amount, and convenience fee. The member is required to input his email address and password. PayMaya will send a One-Time Password (OTP) to proceed with the payment.
On the other hand, if the member opted to pay using his credit/debit card, the screen will display the monthly contribution, convenience charge and total amount. To complete the payment, the member is required to input the following: First Name, Last Name, Card Number and Expiry Date of the card.
For confirmation of successful payment, a pop-up message will display the PRN, amount, convenience fee and payment reference number. For credit/debit payment, the member has the option to indicate the member’s email address or mobile number to receive an email notification or Short Message Service (SMS) as confirmation of successful payment.
A convenience fee of 1.75 percent of the total amount to be paid will be charged to the member if he opted to pay using his debit/credit card while a P10 transaction fee will be charged for those who opt to use the e-wallet.
“This is only the beginning of our continuous effort to provide quality and convenient services to our members. Hopefully, we can soon use PayMaya for loan repayments and payments from employers not only in the SSS Mobile App but also even on the SSS website,” Ignacio said.
Based on the latest data, the SSS Mobile App has been downloaded 2.93 million times in Google Play Store, Apple App Store, and Huawei App Gallery as of November 2019.
Aside from PayMaya, SSS members may pay their contributions conveniently thru online transactions offered by partner-banks and other collection partners. For the official list of online payment channels, members may visit the SSS website.

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