American-Italian restaurant' ä Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante opens in SM City Cebu

ä Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante is an American-Italian restaurant offering Americanized flavors of Italian favorites like pizza and pasta recently open its ristorante to Cebuanos located in Lower ground floor SM City Cebu.

Born in New Jersey almost two decades ago, ä Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante SM City Cebu is the seventh branch and first in the Vismin area.

ä Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante Cebu will be particular about quality and richness of ingredients in all of its offerings to value the trust of their Cebuano customers.

ä Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante is looking forward to add more branches soon as part of their expansion plans for Visayas-Mindanao.

ä Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante Cebu Co Owners (L-R) Katherine Neave, Ellen Go and Mary Ann Benedicto of Diamond Tom Venture Inc.
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RICO's Lechon opens new Restaurant near Mactan International Airport

Pioneered the Cebu Spicy Flavored Lechon, RICO's Lechon opens new Restaurant at Mactan Promenade in Lapu-lapu City Cebu. Visitors may now enjoy Rio's spicy flavored lechon or take out as Pasalubong since the newest branch is located just near the Mactan International Airport. The Rico's Lechon Mactan Promenade branch opens from 10AM to 10PM  and accepts take out orders as early as 8AM.

Rico's Lechon Mactan Promenade Facade

For Mr. Enrico Dionson or Rico, ambiance is an important factor for a complete dining expereince, thus, they worked hard to its interior design with cisual inspiration - an Old Cebu with a twist.

Rico's Lehcon Mactan Promenade Interior

Rico's Lechon in Mactan is also the venue for the unveiling of Rico's Lechon New Branding. A new slogan "Da Best Gyud" will be the new direction of the company, providing total experience. As you visit Rico's Lechon branches, take note also on the brand new logo.

Rico's Lechon new Slogan "Da Best Gyud"

On top of Rico's signature Lechon, the restaurant is also introducing new Menu such as Special Danggit, Lechon Salpicao, Dinuguan, Sisig, Bicol Express and Kinilaw.

Rico's original and regular Lechon

New desserts and signature Drinks are also offered such as Pandan tapioca, Budbud ug tsokolate, Oreo Mango Float, Cucumansi Quencher, Calamansi Soda and Green Mango Cooler.

Rico's new Menu Lechon Trio of Seaweeds Salad, a combination of lokot, lato and guso.

Rico's Lechon New Menu Lechon Chili Rice, a fried rice sauteed bagoong, garlic, chili and Lechon.

For inquiries and orders, you may go online through Rico's Lechon website or Rico's Lehcon Facebook Page at or call Rico's Lechon contact numbers: (032) 344-0119, (032) 239-2830, 0915-703-3964 or 0915-115-0248.
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Healthy choices at Shabu-Way Hot-Pot Cuisine Dining Experience

The birth of Shabu-Way Hot-Pot Cuisine Dining Experience in Cebu is attributed to the absence of such nourishing dining experience in the metro way back 2009. Shabu-Way Hot-Pot Cuisine's very own Chef Anton saw that demand and started this healthy concept of dining in Parkmall Mandaue Cebu in August 2009 providing the best Shabu-Shabu in town.

At Shabu-Way Hot-Pot Cuisine Dining Experience

Chef Anton's love for Shabu-Shabu cuisine lead to the success and acceptance of the food-loving Cebuanos as well as foreign tourists. Shabu-Way’s hot pot dishes such as the Monster Meat Set, a sumptuous array of tender and savory slices of beef, chicken, and pork and the Shabu-Way Beef Special Set which consist of 100% US Angus Beef strips are just some of the best sellers.

Shabu-Way Hot-Pot Cuisine Vegetable Platter Set

Shabu-Way Hot-Pot Cuisine Seafood Supreme Platter Set

Shabu-Way Hot-Pot Cuisine California Maki

Shabu-Way Hot-Pot Cuisine Sashimi

Shabu-Way Hot-Pot Cuisine Salmon rolls

It is best to dine with friends and family at Shabu-Way Hot-Pot Cuisine allowing creative taste buds to enjoy the preferrence of choice in making your desired hot-pot. It is never too late to explore Shabu-shabu dining and discover new taste as you relaxed.

Shabu-shabu, in Japanese term translates Swish-swish , a repeating side-to-side motionof thinly sliced meat, and fresh vegetables with sauces which is served while at the dining table.

Visit Shabu-Way Hot-Pot Cuisine at the following branches and dont hesitate to approach their welcoming staff to get you started with Shabu-shabu dining, they can guide you thoughout the process from preparation to savouring your warm soup.

Shabu-Way Hot-Pot Cuisine Parkmall Cebu
Telephone Number: (032) 505-2598

Shabu-Way Hot-Pot Cuisine Ayala Center Cebu
Telephone Number: (032) 239-1231
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Cebu Photo Blog treks Osmeña Peak Dalaguete and Traverse to Kawasan Badian Cebu

Our recent trail hike to the highest Mountain range peak in the protracted island of Cebu has been successful and we are grateful for everyone that makes this journey successful. Were listing down below our Thanks and appreciation.

One. Thanks to our good friends from Trail Adventours Manila and Cebu comprises of expert mountain trekkers and Philippines highlands trail guides. The people from are extending their trail adventures coverage in Cebu with maiden climbs to Osmeña Peak Dalaguete and Sirao Peak in Cebu City.

Two. A day before maiden climb and hike, Ayala Center Cebu, ROX Ayala & Trail Adventours conducted a public event on "Introduction to Mountain Climbing" A big thank you for that as we start to orient ourselves in this type of sport.
Three. Thanks to the knowledge imparted by the experienced hikers and mountain climbers from TrailAdventours Manila and Cebu. They talk about "Basics of Climbing", "Fundamentals of Packing" and "Physical and Mental preparation before a Climb"

Four. The experienced we had even before the climb and as we digest the information about Mountain Climbing basics, we are thankful on that. Now we are prepared for the upcoming climb.

Five. Day of the first Maiden Climb. We oriented ourselves around 4AM for the itinerary of the Day at McDonald's Jones Avenue. Little thanks to the venue for offering 24 hours rendezvous.

Six. To my fellow bloggers Melanie, Jean and Pam joining on this Trail climb raising up early for the love of nature and to Melanie for tagging her friends making the climb more lively and gay. Thankful also for the hired transpo from Cebu City to Dalaguete Cebu where a swift and comfortable ride is attributed to our keen drivers. Within 2 hours we reached Dalaguete Cebu minutes after 6am. Another alternative in reaching Dalaguete is via South Bus Terminal with Air-con and non-aircon options.

Seven. From the Cebu South Road Super highway, our transpo started its ascend into the highlands of Dalaguete, from the highway expect a bumpy and closer-to-nature ride. Thanks to the scenery along the ride from the misty morning of upland Dalaguete Cebu.

Eight. Our transpo drops us midway before the foot of Osmeña Peak because our van is not suitable for off road ride. So then we need to start to walk to reach the registration area though this is not part of trail climb yet. Thanks to the early morning walk we are able to stay closer to mother nature and meet the locals of Dalaguete.

Nine. At the registration area we meet other climbers and hikers which were early also for the common goal which is to summit Osmeña Peak. There's a barbecue stand in the area and I was tempted to take my breakfast there. Thanks to the barbecue grilled from Dalaguete.

Ten. Our friends from Trail Adeventours did the registration for all the Participants in our group. We had the first dibs from our guides with getting-to-know sort of quick game. Introduce yourself and name a celebrity that has similar first letter of your First Name. Thanks for that.

Eleven. After the acquaintance, the official climb and trail started. Thanks to other climbers and locals that we meet on our ascend. Those climbers might be at the Peak overnight or more earlier than us, one of them is Gizelle my fellow CBS blogger. Locals loaded on a basket full of fresh cabbage was in sight. This must be an exciting climb.

Twelve. While on the way to the Peak, the picturesque landscape of Dalaguete is on your back. Painted with hazy morning mist and soft touch of the sunrise from the southeast. Thanks Nature.

Thirteen. Passing by the first protruding land, you can almost see one of the highest peak in the group of Mountain in the Osmeña Peak clans. There you start to see campers with their tents at the site and more and more climbers in their cold weather gear. Another sight to be thankful.

Fourteen. Our guides from Trail Adventours is very keen on us climbers and hikers making sure for our safety and adherence to the Park's rules. They were divided into grouped assigned to lead, check in the middle and sweep at the last climber. Ensuring no one will gonna be left out. Thanks Trail Adventours team for the safe adventure.

Fifteen. Gadgets. One of the climb aspects that you wont forget is gadgets that will enable you to document your adventure. In my case i just brought my Lenovo Vibe shot, a 16MP android Smartphone. Easy to bring though it cant be compared to an action camera like GoPro but serves its purpose. Thanks to this guy. Brought this gadget for two reasons.

Sixteen. First, Lenovo Vibe short is Lenovo's android smarphone boasts of more advanced mobile camera features that hs capability of switching from Auto Mode to Pro Mode with dedicated buttons at the side for quick switch and capture.

Seventeen. Second, Lenovo Vibe shot has a highly responsive GPS transmit and receive capability. All tracks of the trail from start to end was recorded without breaks. I use Strava Android App to do the recording where horizontal and vertical distance are captured in Google Map readable format. Thanks Lenovo!

Eighteen. Bonus attributes from the Lenovo Vibe Shot, its clear front camera wont dismayed self portrait fans and pairing it with a good mobile phone mono pod will make a good profile picture, Thanks, I guess.

Nineteen. With a couple minutes to take from the base camp, the highest peak is reachable now and this spot will give you the optimum 360 degrees view of the Osmeña Peak. There are several Peaks that you can climb with an average altitude 1km above sea level from the group of peaks, the highest in the Island of Cebu. At this area you begin to feel the cold air touching your cheeks. Thanks again Mother nature.

Twenty. Together with the accommodating guides from Trail Adventours we had some group shots and individual self portraits where in the backdrop laid the famous Osmeña Peak of Cebu. Trail Adventours Manila climbers find it "Classic" for Osmeña Peak attributing to its contour and beveled ranges. Thanks Dalaguete in taking care Osmeña Peak.

Twenty One. Trail Adventours reminds us of the Mountain climbing cliche, "Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time". And I subscribed to it and push for the seriousness of its meaning towards Nature. You know, this is for our sons and grandsons to enjoy in their generations as well. As always, thanks to the old saying.

Twenty Two. Some took their breakfast at the peak, others just took pictures and prepare for the next part of the itinerary - the Kawasan Badian traverse. Badian is the direct neighboring town of Dalaguete, they are separated by the Osmeña Peak ranges. It will be a stiff 8km trail hike to reach the famous Kawasan Falls but along the way there will be key takeaways like More nature vis-a-vis and hydrate from some of Badian's natural water sources. Thanks to the idea of offering this traverse opportunity for us.

Twenty Three. Our basics in Mountain Climbing talk suggests and requres us to the following have a good rest before the hike, keep hydrated for the entire trail and inform if there are any problems. Thanks to these it really helps to survive the looooong walk.

Twenty Four. The remaining trail to Kawasan is not and easy trail since it will be a downhill trek with sharp edges of rock occasionally appear along the way. A good trail shoes is recommended and required for an optimum experience for the whole hike. Avoide wearing unnecessary things. I use Skechers Go Run 2 as my foot great this time since it is very comfortable and light but technical climbing could not be possible with it. Thanks Skechers!

Twenty Five. The lush vegetation could be great for your eyes. You will meet more of these along the way and it will be fun. I suggest that your wear extra warmers on your arms and legs if you are too sensitive to akin allergies due to insects and dusts. Thanks for this tips Trail Adventours.

Twenty Six. There are strategic stops and resting areas like snack corners and shady area. Take advantage on this stops to keep hydrated and relax your muscles and joints as needed since you will gonna need it along the way. Thanks for the frequent stops and breaks.

Twenty Seven. With remaining hundreds of meter to Kawasan, a stop for a fresh Juice is recommended. Fresh buko juice from the locals will refresh your system and you need it by this very part of the hike. Thanks for buko fresh buko juice and some lanzones.

Twenty Eight. To our excitement and since we are starting to get exhausted, we hear drops and currents of Kawasan Falls source and third level falls. Now you could see few tourists and locals in Kawasan Falls and other adventurers from their Alegria to Badian Canyoneering attire. Thank God!

Twenty Nine. I immediately offloaded my bag and find a spot to get a good rest and appreciate Nature. I fell asleep for almost 20 minutes of relaxation and it really helps me restart my system the tiring hike. A couple of inhale and exhale from the fresh nature breeze at Kawasan Falls, now I am ready to take a dip into the cold spring.

Thirty. The rest is all relaxation and acquaint more with Mother Nature. It's my 2nd time here at Kawasan Falls for this month alone since I've been to a Alegria to Badian Canyoneering earlier this month courtesy of iCanyoneeringCebu and Kawasan Nature Park Cooperative. Thanks Melanie for the gratitude post tagged and Trail Adventours Manila and Cebu for the adventure-packed activity you prepare for us.
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The Alegria Kawasan Badian Canyoneering Expereince: Nature, Adventure and Food

Cebu as the "Go-to" Island in the South of the Philippines boasts of both urban and nature tourists destination. What also compliments these attributes are food and culture that is unique to Cebuanos. If you wanna escape the buzzing traffic and blinding haze in the metro, why not try exploring the South-west Canyons of Cebu.

The "Canyons" of Cebu is located between two Southwest towns of Cebu, Badian and Alegria, the Canyons traverse the boundary of the two towns and finishes at the famous Kawasan Falls of Badian.

Traversing the Alegria to Badian Canyons adventure is gaining popularity now called "Canyoneering" or "Canyoning" and it outstandingly offers a new and fresh tourists attraction in Cebu.

To get into Alegria-Badian Canyoneering, first, you should be ready to travel down Southwest of Cebu, a private van is preferred and a more exciting bus ride from the Cebu South Bus terminal is equally a choice bringing you from Cebu City to the drop off area either Badian or Alegria depending on your chosen Canyoneering Tour Guide. and 's recent Canyoneering adventure together with bloggers from Cebu Bloggers Society chooses the services of the following Alegira to Badian Canyoneering Tour Operators:

Kawasan Nature Park Mult-Purpose Coop‬erative
Care of Isauro Belarmino (Manager) with Mobile contact number +63927-582-1183
Kawasan Coop Canyoneering Website:


Care of Chevy or Junjun with Mobile contact number +63917-654-6065
iCanyon Cebu email address: or
Facebook Page: iCanyon Cebu Canyoneering Group

We departed 15 minutes past 5AM from the terminal and arrived at Badian by 8AM, we meet our tour providers and took breakfast together as we also prepare our Safety gears. It is mandaotry for all participants to wear safety gears in the duration of the trip for complete experience.

Above photo shows the first task of your Canyoneering experience. Notice the queue, this is normal since this part will test participants confidence to start their canyoneering pace.

The tour guides is basically ratio to 1:4 which means a tour guide can only handle guest up to 4 and maximum is 6 for safety reasons and maximum experience. Our guides has been trained by Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation (ERUF) for canyoneering tailored Emergency response and application. Blogger Miong (right) waits patiently his turn to Jump with bloggers from CBS (background). A dry bag will also be provided by the Guides to safekeep your valuables from getting wet since 99% of the times, your in the water.

In this video, you will jump with me to begin my canyoneering experience, your guides will ensure that you will land on the right surface in the water and sees to it that there are no other guest below.

The water is cold and you should prepare your body to adjust to the temperature, you will be soak at the same temperature almost 3 hours.

Your Canyoneering experience will be more enhanced with the natural architecture of the Canyons that made me think how many years it take for nature to carve this piece.

Grand rock formations, lush vegetation, cylinders formation hanging from the ceiling of the caves and stalagmites as well, you will see a lot of these as you move downstream.

A quick photo with nature with fellow bloggers from CBS, (L-R) Almera, Hanna & Glyth. Your guides will be more willing to take your photos. An action camera is preferred but you could do a work around with your mobile phone place in a water proof pouch and mak sure it is properly sealed and check its condition from time to time.

One of our Master guide, Chevy of iCanyoneering acts as the sweeper of the pack and manages our dry bag whereabouts.

When in canyoneering, expect these routine: Jump, Slide, Crouched, Swim, Float as you pleased.

These enormous cylinders of minerals is enormous, imagine the actual size of this stalactites by taking into consideration the guest pictured below it.

More actions and natural facades.

You will get a hint that you are almost done with the Canyoneering activity when you meet this locals selling light snacks and drinks.

But wait, your exit to the Canyoneering experience wont be completed without jumping this high altitude and narrow canyon, it will be a good boost of you confidence, I guess.

Conquering the last Jump will lead you to the remaining trail hikes that will crossed to the 3rd Falls and source spring of Kawasan Falls.

Just few meters from the source spirng of Kawasan Falls third station you will see this dam, nature and man made structure at it best.

Kawasan second Falls, you start to see tourists and locals having picnic and riding the bamboo raft that could send you to the foot of the Falls and a quick massage by the raging cold water of Falls is a must try.

You know what awaits you at Kawasan Nature Park Cooperative Restaurant? A showcase of local Cuisine by the good people of Badian. The most awaited lunch will complete your Canyoneering Experience, eating with the background hymn of the Kawasan Falls.

As of this writing, the prevailing Alegria Badian Kawasan Canyoneering Rates are:

  • 1,500 pesos/head for a group of 4-5
  • 1,000pesos/head for 6 and above

Provisions: Use of helmet, Life vest, Tour and Entrance Fees, Guides, and Set meal.

I suggest you avail the meal that Kawasan Cooperative can prepared for you, the 3-hour Canyoneering activity will reward you a BIG appetite. For the transportation from City to Badian, you could also negotiatr Kawasan Coop or iCanyoneering Cebu for trasnfers.

Thanks to the Good people of Kawasan Cooperative Tours and iCanyoneering Cebu for the safest Canyoneering Adventure and Experience!

The Alegria Kawasan Badian Canyoneering Expereince posted at Cebu Photo Blog
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Sugbo Mercado Weekend Food and Lifestyle Market at Cebu IT Park

Cebuanoes should checkout Sugbo Mercado Weekend Food and Lifestyle Market located at the outdoor setting near Avida showroom in Cebu IT Park, Cebu Park District as it starts to offer from fifty food and lifestyle product providers on September 18, 2015 from 4PM to 2AM, the next day.
Sugbo Mercado Weekend Food and Lifestyle Market is proud to partner with Cebu Holdings Incorporated as it showcase to Cebuanoes the budding new entrepreneurs in the local food & lifestyle products industry promoting local pride.
Also joining Sugbo Mercado Weekend Food and Lifestyle Market are OLX Philippines, The Islands Group and Sun Cellular.
Sugbo Mercado is also sponsored by Catch the foodpanda Panda mascot live as he brings fun, prizes and surprises! See you all at Sugbo Mercado!

For inquiries, contact 09173088876 or message us at facebook/sugbomercado.
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