Bikers retrace the road to freedom for National Heroes Day

Bikers from Bataan, Pampanga, Tarlac and nearby provinces pedaled along the route traversed by the country’s heroes in a fun ride for a cause dubbed, “Ride for Valor.”

The “Ride for Valor” a non-competitive 160 kilometers long bike ride raised funds to save our heroes’ historical markers so that we may remember their sacrifice. The funds will be turned over to the Filipino-American Memorial Endowment (FAME) a non-government organization that maintains the kilometer markers of the Bataan Death March from Mariveles, Bataan to Capas, Tarlac.

In the past, Bataan Death March markers had been destroyed, uprooted, and neglected due to drainage and other road projects. Ten (10) Death March historical markers in Mariveles, and four (4) in Limay, Bataan have to be relocated soon due to road widening and other repairs.

The Death March markers serve as a reminder of the route taken by Filipino soldiers who defended the country against Japanese forces during World War II some 80 years ago. About 10,000 brave soldiers died along the route; many of the bodies were never identified or recovered.

The ride is part of the 30th anniversary of the Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB). PVB is a commercial bank owned by World War II veterans and their families. As part of its charter, PVB allocates 20% of its annual net income for the benefit of its shareholders.

Around 80,000 Filipino and American soldiers and prisoners of war were forced by the Japanese military to march 69 miles from Bataan to Tarlac during World War II. Only some 54,000 persons reached the camp, and around 20,000 died due to starvation, dehydration, diseases, and the brutality of Japanese captors.

For more information, visit www.veteransbank.com.ph.

CEBU HOSTS FIRST REAL ESTATE CONFAB

Over 700 participants mostly composed PRC-registered salespersons nationwide will convene in Cebu City for the first ever Real Estate Salespersons Congress on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. The congress, initiated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)- registered Accredited Real Estate Salespersons in the Philippines (ACRES Philippines), will gather industry practitioners in the field of real estate selling to formally introduce ACRES Philippines and its Vision and Mission; recognize its interim officers nationwide; charter members and raise awareness and tackle current concerns in real estate selling. ACRES is the country’s first and largest organization of accredited real estate salespersons. Founded in 2021, it supports the endeavors of salespersons in furthering their learnings, ethical standards, protection of their rights to free and fair practice, upliftment of their well-being, and due representation and inclusion on matters of their trade and prosperity.

At present the association has already set up nationwide chapters with interim officers in Metro Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong, Camarines Sur, Cavite, Bicol, Sorsogon, Legaspi, Pampanga, Palawan, Tacloban, Ormoc, Bohol, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Kabankalan, Iloilo, Roxas, Aklan, Calbayog, Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Lapu-Lapu, Northern Cebu, Southern Cebu, Talisay, Mandaue, Catbalogan, Davao, General Santos, Caraga, Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon, Surigao, Ozamis, Dipolog, Pagadian, Digos, Iligan and Gingoog. These interim officers will take oath during the congress. Cebu was picked as the host for this year’s Congress to showcase the city’s progressive real estate industry whose vibrance could only be kept and achieved by proactive industry practitioners, including real estate salespersons. According to Anthony Gerard Leuterio, president of A Better Real Estate Philippines (ABREP), the advisory group of ACRES, the formation of ACRES came timely as the real estate sector experiences a rebound from the economic stresses brought about by Covid-19 pandemic. He said unifying all the salespersons involved in real estate will further advance the country’s real estate sector and make it one of the strongest economic pillars amid the headwinds. “Since real estate is a selling business, we also need to get the salespersons onboard and actively involved them in advancing the sector alongside the brokers,” he said.

Leuterio stressed that since real estate salespersons are significant contributors in the continued expansion of the sector, they must be well represented. “These practitioners need to have a voice too, especially when policies and laws are crafted. We need to include them so we could really a ‘Better Real Estate’,” he said. Real estate salespersons comprise the biggest number of professionals in the real estate service. Moreover, ACRES seeks to work harmoniously and collaboratively with the professionals in the real estate service, regulatory agencies, real estate organizations, property companies, policy makers and advocacy groups. Leuterio said the association is keen to work with the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) so it can participate on campaigns against illegal salespersons and illegal developers. The group also wants to work with the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) to promote accreditation to all salespersons involved in real estate selling activities.

Filipino Delegates Joined Huawei AP Seeds for the Future, starting an inspired digital journey  

Huawei launched Asia Pacific Seeds for the Future 2022 last Friday (August 19). The program will bring together 120 outstanding students from 16 countries across the Asia Pacific region for a 9-day digital boot camp in Thailand, including 10 students from the Philippines. From August 19 to 27, ten Filipino delegates who are ready to demonstrate their talent and abilities will join the journey this year.

Huawei Seeds Representatives from AP countries

The opening ceremony was attended by both local government officials and representatives of multiple international organizations. They highlighted the important role multi-party collaboration plays in creating a solid foundation for the region’s digital talent ecosystem.

Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi stressed that digital talent will be the driving force in the construction of a Digital ASEAN: “The private sector can play a pioneering role in realising this vision. In this regard, I commend Huawei Asia Pacific’s initiative: Seeds for the Future Program. This project underscores the long-term commitment of Huawei to collaborate and prepare the ASEAN youth for the changing world of work and industry’s demands. I hope that such efforts could also be extended to the other ASEAN Member States.”

Executive Director of ASEAN Foundation, Dr. Ms. Yang Mee Eng said: “The growth of ASEAN Digital Economy is entirely dependent on the capability of the region’s young people to participate in it. To nurture a generation of digitally savvy and innovative problem solvers, it is pivotal for stakeholders of ASEAN to create a robust learning ecosystem that allows our youth to advance their digital skills.”

Director for the ICT Industry Development Bureau of DICT in the Philippines, Ms. Emmy Lou V. Delfin delivered her message, “Thank you to Huawei for this partnership with the DICT in developing Filipino youth to become entrepreneurs through ICT. Huawei Seeds for the Future program is so timely and relevant especially for our college students. Getting the right skills and training builds for a brighter future. Just as your tagline says – inspiring talents to shape the future.”

The participants will get immersed in technologies and cross-cultural experiences, and propose technical solutions to address social problems through Tech4Good projects. 56 of the 120 participants this year are women, making the 2022 cohort the most gender-balanced in the region since the program initiated.

Asia Pacific Seeds for the future 2022 is not only about knowledge learning but also about how to transform ideas into initiatives and projects that will provide a decent, quality, and happy life for all. Deputy Minister of Education of Thailand Khunying Kalaya Sophonpanich agreed that “The Seeds for the Future program is important for students interested in ICT and digital technologies as it fills the gap between theory and practice. The Ministry of Education envisions a greater focus on morals and ethics, whereas education should also emphasize digital skills. This is regarded as the most significant development in the Thai education sector; boosting the quality of education, in all forms, to advance education to a global level.”

Mr. Simon Lin, President of Huawei Asia Pacific

President of Huawei Asia Pacific Mr. Simon Lin reiterated Huawei’s own commitment to talent development: “The ‘seeds’ represent hope, passion, and future. As the corporate-level flagship CSR project with the longest history, this program has been brought to nearly 140 countries and regions, reaching over 12,000 students from 500 universities. The ‘Seeds’ have grown to a global ‘forest’.” “Digitalization is the driving force for our future. Talent is the key to digital transformation and sustainable growth. We deeply believe that the young generation will grow as the constructors of Asia Pacific when pursuing their tech-dreams.” Simon Lin added.

The opening ceremony was ended with 16 Seeds representatives performing a song “Dream it Possible” together in their own languages.

From today, they would embark on a cultural and digital journey filled with site visits including the United Nations Regional Hub in Bangkok, the Metaverse Expo, and the Grand Palace in Bangkok. At the same time, the participants will be provided training in cutting-edge technologies like 5G, AI, and cloud computing from industry-leading experts.

During the digital camp, the participants will be expected to team up and create a “Tech4Good” pitch where they will share their visions for a better digital world. The winning teams will be given a place in an accelerator camp in Singapore that will be held from August 29 to September 4. This camp will give them the opportunity to meet top-notch entrepreneurs and investors and further develop their initiatives and bring their ideas to the market.

Seeds for the Future is Huawei’s flagship Corporate Social Responsibility program that brings together young talent from top universities around the world. Huawei Philippines launched the program in 2015 to inspire ICT talent and encourage them to tackle social challenges with digital solutions. As of the end of 2021, the program had been reaching over 200 students from over 30 universities in the country.

For more information, please visit Huawei online at http://www.huawei.com or follow:

https://www.facebook.com/HuaweiTechPH

PAWS Launches “I LOVE MY ASPIN” Campaign with Alden Richards

As the nation celebrates National Aspin Day, (August 18), The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) launched Alden Richards as their newest celebrity spokesperson joining Heart Evangelista in the organization’s “I Love My Aspin” campaign.

Aspin is a contraction of two words “Aso” (dog) and “Pinoy” (informal term for Filipino). PAWS coined this term in 2007 to replace the derogatory term “askal” which is short for “Asong Kalye” or street dogs. Native dogs, having no pedigree or are not purebred, are usually seen as having no value and are often left to fend on their own on in the streets – which led to them being called “askals”.  Aside from changing the term, PAWS – the nation’s most respected animal welfare organization – has produced several campaigns through the years to uplift the image of the native dog.

The “I Love My Aspin” campaign aims to encourage Pinoy aspin owners to be proud of their native dogs and to be responsible pet parents to them.  Joining Alden for this campaign is his lovable 7-year-old aspin, Chichi, who will appear with the actor in various ads to promote aspins and aspin adoption.

Asked why he agreed to do this campaign, the actor said that he could not imagine life without his dogs. “My family has always had dogs. May purebreeds, may aspins. We love them all equally and I can say na grabe din sila magmahal unconditionally.  Pero napuna ko na merong talagang discrimination – pag may nagtatanong kung anong breed young aso nila, ang usual na sagot  “Aspin lang” or makakarinig ako minsan ng “bakit ka pa gumastos sa vet eh aspin lang naman yan?” Pag naririnig ko yun, nasasaktan ako for Chichi.

“Napakalambing ng mga aspins. Pag may lumalapit sa aking mga tao or nag pe-pretend ako na umiiyak, lumalapit agad si Chichi to check on me – ganun syang ka-protective at kalambing, So I really feel bad pag nakakarinig ako ng mga comments na minamaliit ang aspin. Lahat ng aso, dapat tinuturing na part of the family. Common pa rin kasi yung maling pag-iisip na pag native dog, pwedeng hindi na masyado alagaan kase matibay naman sila. But that is so unfair.

Alden says he has heard a lot of stories about rescued aspins from PAWS, “Marami silang naikuwento sa akin – na pag nag-adopt ka ng rescued aspins, sila talaga yung mas loyal, mas loving and mas grateful kasi nabigyan sila ng second chance sa buhay. Nakakalungkot isipin na marami tayong mga aspins na homeless or di kaya, may owner pero laging nasa kalye ang aso nila.

This is why Alden had Chichi spayed (“kapon”) because he believes it is important for every pet owner to do their part in preventing pet homelessness by spaying and neutering their pets.

“With this campaign, I want to tell everyone na I am a proud aspin parent. I think the aspins need to be talked about more – how they make great pets and that they deserve na magkaron ng pamilya na mamahalin at magmamahal sa kanila.”

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For clarifications, please contact Anna Cabrera at 09178315970 or email philpaws@paws.org.ph

A brief background on the history of the term “aspin” and the activities for the National Aspin Day celebration at the Ayala Malls Manila Bay is on the second page.

Notes on National Aspin Day:

  1. In 2007, PAWS introduced the term ASPIN or Asong Pinoy to replace the derogatory term Askal (“asong kalye”) when referring to native dogs. This was also the year when the organization launched its groundbreaking “See Beauty Beyond Breed” campaign with Heart Evangelista to show that native dogs are just as cute, just as affectionate and just as intelligent as their pure breed counterparts.
  • In 2021, PAWS declared August 18 as NATIONAL ASPIN DAY.
  • Some highlights of this year’s NAD 2022 celebration at the Ayala Malls Manila Bay:

As a fitting tribute to the Asong Pinoy, the event will have a Filipiniana theme with the entire area decked like modern day barrio fiesta. Guests and their pet aspins can browse through the native stalls where sponsors and pet supplies tenants will have items for sale with special freebies and discounts for aspins. There will also be a mini palaro booth as well as trick-shot photo area specially designed for Aspins.

Two special bonding activities prepared for aspins and their fur parents is the Aspin Dog Dash, a fun race in a specially designed race track, and the Ginoo and Binibining Aspin Pageant, a unique costume competition where the best male and best female Aspins in Filipiniana outfits will take home a grand prize package.

The program will also feature surprise celebrity aspin owners and performers.

More than just a fun event which celebrates aspins, NAD 2022 also aims to raise funds for the PAWS Animal Shelter which has been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The facility houses more than 300 rescued dogs and cats and is solely dependent on donations and fundraising activities such as this to keep it running.

Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria’s Xin Tian Di is World Luxury Restaurant Awards Nominee for Best Chinese Cuisine

The World Luxury Restaurant Awards is a recognized global organization providing luxury restaurants with recognition for providing top quality cuisine combined with excellent service, in the luxury restaurant industry.

This year, Xin Tian Di at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria is recognized as one of the nominees together with distinguished restaurants around the globe.

Authentic Chinese Flavor is the essence of Xin Tian Di (New Heaven and Earth in English).  Among its long list of specialties is the signature aromatic roast duck – known for its succulent meat encased in crisp skin cooked with state-of-the-art duck oven technology.

A Chinese dining custom can also be experienced in Xin Tian Di as you sample the famed Dim Sum Unlimited, a scrumptious lunch buffet that offers over 60 selections of Dim Sum variety from noodles, rice, vegetarian dumplings, desserts and more. Truly, Xin Tian Di is the perfect place to experience and savor the flavors of China.

The restaurant has an opulent ambiance, designed with rich colors and decor blending traditional and modern Chinese aesthetics. The whole area is spacious and can accommodate large crowds at a time, ideal for business travelers and families looking for a sumptuous treat.

Show your support to Xin Tian Di by scanning the QR code to the voting link, or you can also go directly to this website: https://www.luxuryrestaurantawards.com/restaurant/xin-tian-di/

Upon scanning the QR code or clicking the link above, you will be redirected to the voting site. Check the Chinese Cuisine and click the “Vote for this Restaurant.”

You can vote anytime and as many as you want. Make sure that you are using an ACTIVE email while voting.

You can cast your vote starting today until August 21, 2022.

Ricky Lee Joins Pelikulove’s “Shout Out Festival” as Member of the Board of Directors

Newly conferred National Artist for Film and Broadcast Arts, Ricky Lee, is one of the Board of Directors for the Shout Out Festival happening this September 19–25, 2022.

            Even after decades of creating and writing award-winning pieces, teaching and mentoring thousands of writers and filmmakers, and inspiring many people with his stories, Ricky Lee isn’t showing signs of slowing down. He continues to write and teach aspiring storytellers—most recently in his series of live interactive writing workshops titled, “Ricky Lee’s Trip to Quiapo,” which happened in November 2021 to January 2022 in partnership with Pelikulove. As a culminating program, Shout Out will feature nine (9) film and theater shorts from the enrollees of his as well as Palanca Hall of Fame Awardee Rody Vera’s writing masterclasses.

The Shout Out Festival

            Shout Out: Maghayag at Lumikha is an online film and theater mentoring festival of hybrid shorts organized and hosted by the online multi-arts platform, Pelikulove, with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

            Pelikulove describes Shout Out as an “education-based mentorship festival,” which is one of the few if not the first of its kind here in the Philippines. The writers of the featured film and theater shorts are given assistance from writing to production and evaluation.

            The festival activities include virtual discussions, talkbacks, and Q&A with the artists and mentors. There will also be an exhibit of other enrollees and partner groups’ short films and recorded plays.

            Ricky Lee is joined by six other Festival Directors, namely: Rody Vera (playwright, Palanca Hall of Famer, founder of Virgin Labfest & Writer’s Bloc), Jeffrey Jeturian (award-winning film and TV director), Cristina Martinez-Juan (professor, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), Issa Manalo Lopez (theater director, actor, and educator at UP Diliman), Raffy Tejada (theater director, actor, and educator at DLSU), and Ellen Ongkeko Marfil (filmmaker and videographer).

            The Shout Out Festival is free! You can join or become a partner by registering online (https://shoutoutfest.pelikulove.com/). For more information and updates, visit the Pelikulove website or follow the Pelikulove official Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/PelikuLOVE). You can also email Pelikulove at pelikuloveofficial@gmail.com.

WOFEX Returns… Thai Joins ANEW!

The globally known food exhibit event called World Food Expo (WOFEX), is back. After more than two years of hiatus from the food enthusiasts due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year marks an amazing comeback with the theme – Reboot, Recover, Discover. It will occur next month, from August 3-6, 2022, between 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at the World Trade Center and SMX Convention Center.

And one of the participating countries who has been active in promoting their industries thru WOFEX is Thailand. Not only do they have beautiful tourist destinations, they also have variety of food especially rice.

Thai Hom Mali Rice that grown only in Thailand is known as the best rice in the world. Moreover, thru science and technology, Thailand has been currently producing “soft white rice” to meet consumer demands in both price and quality. This kind of rice can be described as soft, flavorful and easy to eat.

This “soft white rice” will be available during the food expo, and you can check it at Booth No. 1048, SMX Convention Center. And to have a direct taste of the said flavorful rice, popular Thai Restaurants in Manila will be there ready to serve Thai Food Classic to all food lovers, namely (with date and time present at the Expo), Azuthai Restaurant (Aug. 3, at 11 am), Thai BBQ Original Restaurant (Aug. 3, at 4 pm), Nara Thai Cuisine (Aug. 4, at 4 pm), and, Greyhound (Aug. 5, at 4 pm). Don’t forget to try their Thai Hom Mali Rice, quality rice from ears to global cuisines.

Thailand’s WOFEX participation is supported by Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) and Department of Foreign Trade (DFT), Ministry of Commerce, Thailand. Expect more exciting events from Thailand in the months to come!

For more information, contact Thai Trade Center in Manila, at Tel nos. 88940406; 88940403, email at thaicommnl@ymail.com or fax at 88160698.

Philippine Veterans Bank urges bike enthusiasts to join ‘Ride for Valor’

n celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB) today urged bike enthusiasts to join the “Ride for Valor,” a non-competitive bike ride to be held on August 28 to honor Filipino soldiers who defended the country against Japanese forces during World War II.

Mike Villa-Real, PVB vice president for communications, said the event was supposed to be held last April, but due to pandemic restrictions and the elections, it has been postponed to August 28 to coincide with the National Heroes Day and commemorate the bank’s 30thAnniversary.

“Through this event, we commemorate the unsung and unknown heroes of World War II and the Bataan Death March who bravely fought and sacrificed their lives for our country and freedom,” he said.

Villa-Real explained that the bike ride aims to raise funds for the Filipino-American Memorial Endowment (FAME), a non-government organization that maintains the kilometer markers of the Bataan Death March from Mariveles, Bataan to Capas, Tarlac. At least 10 kilometer markers in Mariveles and at least 4 in Limay have to be relocated due to road widening.

He said the event’s format for this year is Gran Fondo or “Big Ride,” and each participant will have a “passport” that they need to bring to three stops: Mt. Samat in Bataan, San Fernando Train/Water Station in Pampanga, and the Death March Memorial Shrine in Capas, Tarlac.

Each stop will have optional destinations such as the Stotsenburg Park near the Clark Parade Grounds and the Bamban Museum of History in Tarlac, where participants will be receive their ride kits.

Villa-Real said a 12-hour cut-off will be implemented during the event, and participants may finish the entire route or join along the stops.

“There will be a mechanic to help those who will experience mechanical issues and roving marshals to monitor the progress of the participants. Support vehicles are allowed, but participants should not ride the vehicle unless they decide to withdraw from the bike ride,” he noted.

Those interested in joining the bike ride may register online at bit.ly/RideforValor2022 and pay P550 per individual and P2,100 per group of five persons. Only bikes with brakes are allowed in the event, and participants must be fully vaccinated.

Each participant will be given a bib number, a bike sticker, an event shirt, a loot bag, and commemorative patches on the day of the event.

PVB is a commercial bank owned by World War II veterans and their families. As part of its charter, PVB allocates 20% of its annual net income for the benefit of its shareholders.

Around 80,000 Filipino and American soldiers and prisoners of war were forced by the Japanese military to march 69 miles from Bataan to Tarlac during World War II.

Only some 54,000 persons reached the camp, and around 20,000 died due to starvation, dehydration, diseases, and the brutality of Japanese captors.

The event is in partnership with Shimano, Air21, Panahon TV, and Booster-C.

For more information, visit www.veteransbank.com.ph and bit.ly/FB_RideforValor2022

The beginnings of a healthier scalp start with Aromase

Don’t let the small things get to your head, those that will damage both your hair and scalp. The result would be, well, embarrassing to say the least.

Because who would like unwanted elements like irritating dandruff, coupled with dry and flaky hair, be the cause of discomfiture and shame during personal or professional occasions? It would not look good scratching one’s head and hair while in the middle of an important meeting or getting cozy with an important someone. That’s an immediate turnoff.

But, as Aromase Hair and Body solutions would always say: “let’s not be stressed with the little things.” It is because Aromase has that perfect solution to every hair and body problems we encounter every day.

From pre-shampoo, which removes the excess sebum, scalp buildup, and combats dandruff and soothes inflammation effectively, to shampoo, scalp spray, conditioner, body wash, scalp care kit, solutions for hair loss, excess oil, oil and dandruff, dry and flaky hair, dermatitis and folliculitis, and even Psoriasis, Aromase has the answer with its range of anti-dandruff, anti-hair loss, anti-oily hair solutions for normal, sensitive or specialized scalp care.

At Aromase, you can find products such as the Juniper Scalp Purifying Liquid Shampoo, Aromase Anti-Hair Loss shampoo kit, Aromase Anti-Hair Loss Essential Shampoo, Aromase Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, Aromase Red Rose Damage Recovery Conditioner, Juniper Head to Toe Shampoo and Body Wash, Aromase 3-Step Psoriasis Scalp Care Kit, all wonderful and beneficial products that we need everyday to protect our hair and scalp and our body as well.

Aromase, a Taiwan Excellence Award winner and Red Dot Product Design Award for 2022, emphasizes that we should all guard the health of our scalp. Aromase has products that help solve people’s scalp problems and concerns and also supports the promotion of good scalp care habits. With products whose ingredients are derived from natural plants with no harsh chemicals, no paraben, and definitely sulfate free, Aromase’s products will help restore the scalp to its original healthy state.

Aromase offers treatment solutions that help improve the overall condition of the scalp with lasting results for that healthy hair and healthy scalp. All the necessary research is done to find out what exactly the market needs, and what solutions can be offered. More importantly, it’s not just about providing solutions but delivering better quality of life as well.

Life, as it is, is already pockmarked with stress on a daily basis. Don’t let hair or body issues bombard you with more stress. Let Aromase Hair and Body Solutions do the work that gives out fantastic results for your hair and scalp, even your body, without going over the top.

Because a healthier hair and scalp start with Aromase.

Red Hotel kicks off expansion to Visayas with Cebu Groundbreaking

(Mr. Richard Lim, President/CEO of Sun Group of Companies / Sunland Development Corporation)

Cebu, Philippines, July 15, 2022 – The Red Hotel can be found in different locations within Metro Manila such as Cubao and Pasay. Now, they find roots in the Queen City of the South. Sunland Development Corporation (SDC), one of the companies under Sun Group of Companies, led the construction of the newest branch of Red Hotel. The groundbreaking ceremony was graced by Cebu City Vice Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia, President/CEO Mr. Richard Lim, Mr. Kevin Lim, Ms. Isabelle Lim, Ms. Kimberly Lim, and COO Mr. Simon Tan, of Sun Group of Companies.

Cebu is one of the most visited destinations in the Philippines because of the wide-range of activities and attractions that it has to offer. Its urban center Metro Cebu is the largest metropolitan hub outside Metro Manila, making it the center and economic hub of the province of Cebu and the Central Visayas region. Its impressive economic growth has been carried by the rapid expansion of businesses in different industries which led SDC to its decision.

The 3rd branch of Red Hotel will be housing two hundred rooms, a pool, and its own restaurant, this hotel is worthy of its four-star status. 

“In the past, we have penetrated Metro Manila by building two (2) Red Hotel Branches in key destinations particularly, Cubao and Pasay. Now, we’re bringing 4-star hotel accommodation here in the Queen City of the South, to provide a one-of-a-kind hotel experience to all Cebuanos.” said Mr. Simon Tan, COO of Sun Group of Companies.

Sunland Development Corporation nationwide consists of nearly 183,240sqm of properties and roughly three thousand eight hundred twenty-two 3,822 rooms available in Luzon as of today, and they continue to grow at a steady rate, aiming to reach a goal of building an additional two thousand (2,000) more rooms within the next two years.

Planning to expand more and create more establishments in different parts of the Philippines, they aim to broaden their accommodation services to Coron, Davao, and Tagaytay within the next three years.