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11:36 PM


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MINGLANILLA, CEBU - Anjo World, owned and operated by Belmont One, is reopening its doors and is ready to welcome guests as it adapts the new-normal measures for the amusement tourism. 


Cebu’s premier amusement park, located at the Belmont One Commercial Complex in Barangay Calajoan in Minglanilla town, is officially resuming operations on Friday, September 11, after months of closure due to the community quarantine amid the Covid-19 crisis. 


“As we slowly reopen the economy back, we at Anjo will continue to deliver a fantastic place for everyone minding the new health protocols for the safety of all our guests,” Belmont One President Chester Lim said. 


Anjo World is implementing several health and safety measures such as capacity management (50 percent capacity), frequent hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing, temperature checking, health declaration for contact tracing, wearing of face mask, non-contact access of entry and exit points, contact less ordering of food and frequent disinfection of facilities and rides.


Lim said the company’s Health Infection and Prevention Control Officer) will regularly check whether all of these health protocols are properly observed.


“Guests will have more confidence when they will see that we are health and safety compliant,” the company executive said. 


Lim is optimistic that local tourism will start to pick up as Cebu continues the trend of flattening the curve. 


“People will start to go out as we have been locked down for too long and we deserve a break to reward ourselves, spend time with our families and friends,” he said. 


The reopening of Anjo World will also help institutions in its value-chain such as restaurants, food carts and suppliers, he added. 


“Since international tourism will take time to reopen, we expect a boom in our local tourism towards the last quarter of this year especially during the Christmas season,” Lim pointed out. 


Lim also disclosed that Anjo World will continue to slowly open up other facilities and attractions in the next couple of weeks as the government ease out the quarantine restrictions.


“We want to position Anjo World as still Cebu’s top family destination, but now a safer theme park for all. Being a member of International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), we were prepared as early as July with adapting to the new normal. Theme parks from abroad shared their best practices in keeping their parks safe,” said Cedric Reyes, Head of Sales, Marketing & Press Relations of Anjo World. 


The amusement park has stepped up its implementation of health and safety protocols to adhere to government mandates. It has already secured a Special Mayor’s Permit from the local government of Minglanilla and Certificate of Compliance from the Cebu Provincial Tourism Office to resume receiving tourists again. 


“We are positive that our guests will feel confident and continue to frequent Anjo World as one of their favorite family destinations. We are ready for the challenges of the new normal,” Reyes said.


“Ride safety is not enough, but also our guests’ health and welfare are also top of our priority. The new normal will bring inevitable changes and challenges to keep us on our toes,” Reyes added.


Anjo World is also boosting its adoption to technology by encouraging cashless payment option for both tickets and food to lessen contact at its facilities.


“Perception is going to be vital in gaining trust of park guests. We are hoping to eventually raise attendance capacity once restrictions have lessened,” he said. 


Apart from the existing 12 thrilling rides at the park, Anjo World is adding more mid-way games called FUNtastic Arena, wherein guests can play “can smash” or throw some hoops and win larger than life stuffed toys.


“We have embraced and adapted the new normal, intensified our safety team and formed new health protocols for the safety of both guests and team members,” he said. 


Anjo World is offering various promos as it seeks to regain visitor confidence. 


For one, it is participating the upcoming Great Cebu Sale from September 15 to October 31, 2020. Guests may purchase three Day Adventure Pass (DAP) and get one free DAP ticket (unlimited ride ticket per person, per day).


As its way of recognizing the frontliners, Anjo World is also offering them a P100 discount on tickets.


The frontliner, who must be a bearer of a proper IATF identification, may purchase a regular DAP ticket (unlimited ride ticket per person, per day) at only P500 (weekend rate) instead of P600. 


Customers may visit the park’s official website or its official social media accounts for more details on the promos. 







Park Schedule:

Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 NN to 8 PM


Rates: (Weekend Rates apply)


P600 per head for Day Adventure Pass (unlimited rides, does not include Snow World)


P800 per head for DAP with Snow World (unlimited rides and unlimited Snow World)


P250 per head for SUPER TRES (three rides of your choice, one-time use only)


P350 per head Snow World only (unlimited access to Snow World)

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11:14 PM

Metro Ayala Reopens Level 5

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Metro Ayala, your go-to-shop for a lot of things, is giving you another reason to visit as it reopens its Level 5 — one whole floor dedicated to Houseware, Linen, Fabrics, Appliance & Electronics, and Storage and Organization.

The Metro Ayala Level 5 promises to be a haven for shoppers looking for a variety of home products both imported and local from premium to affordable quality brands.

The Houseware section will carry a massive collection of cookware, kitchenware, glassware, and plasticware.

The Linen section will feature bedding and bath collections and accessories. Update your bed and bath with Metro's selection of comforters, sheets, pillows, and affordable bathroom decorations. From the top of your bed to bath rugs and towels, there's something at the Metro to make your bed and bathroom pretty.

A wide selection of the latest apparel, fashion and home fabrics await Metro shoppers at the Fabrics Section. Whether it’s lace, linen, silk, denim, chiffon, cotton, crepe, or satin, you can find it all at the Metro. A variety of ready-made curtains, buttons, zippers, rhinestones are also available. Can't decide which type of fabric to make an item with? No problem. A local designer will be on board every day to do free consultation and cater to customers needs.

Whether you are shopping for a new refrigerator or looking for

a washing machine or airconditioner, the  Appliance and Electronics section is the place to be. In here you will find a great selection of home appliances and consumer electronics from the world's top brands.

The Storage and Organization features all types of storage for laundry, closet, kitchen, and many more. Browse through the section and score the best storage bins for every room in your home.

All these and more are in store for shoppers at Metro Ayala Level 5. Come and see for yourself. Store hours are ‪from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.‬ daily. For a secure buying experience, safety measures are strictly enforced within the store premises. Shoppers may also shop online at ‪‬.

For more updates, check out the Metro Retail Group website at ‪‬, Facebook page at <‪‬>, and Instagram <>.

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2:17 AM

CPMS Holds Free Webinars on Managing Stress and Mental Wellness Amidst the Global Pandemic

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The whole world is in a health crisis. Everyone is busy trying to adjust to the new normal way of life – from children going to school online to workers having to employ strict public health standards – things are literally changing.


For a lot of people, this can take a toll on their mental and emotional well-being. 


Having to go through so many changes while trying to ensure that everyone in your family is in good health is tough to do.


To help families through this challenge, Children’s Paradise Montessori School (CPMS) is mounting a series of free webinars as part of its Family Life Enrichment Program (FLEP) with distinguished experts to share their thoughts and tips in maintaining overall wellness in these difficult times.


The first two topics of the series are “Positivity Boost in Times of Crisis” with Coach May SJ Soriano and “Healthy Brain, Joyful Life” by Coach RJ Goyeneche. The webinar will be this coming Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M. via Zoom and Facebook Live.


According to CPMS President Marivic E. Bathan, they decided to start the webinar series in order to extend support not just to their students, but also to the people around them including their parents, guardians, and mentors, among others.


“CPMS chose to continue to exist because we love and value children. We do so with a strong partnership and close collaboration with the parents and the adults who take care of the children. They, too, need our support now more than ever. Their wellbeing greatly impact the environment they create at home.  Dr. Maria Montessori found that children thrive in a calm, positive, and nurturing environment.  To ensure this for the sake of the children, CPMS provides these seminars to empower and attend to the needs of the parents and adults.  CPMS has become the children's extended family.,” she said.


The webinar series is open to parents, therapists, fellow educators, and whoever can benefit from the different topics that are lined up.


Those who wish to join may fill out the Google Registration Form to get a slot since it will be on a first come, first served basis. The link is:


Coach May Soriano, who is an internationally renowned coach and pioneer of Life and Corporate Coaching in the Philippines, will be delving on holistic wellness for a joyful living.


She will be talking about the what and how of accepting the realities of the now and moving to the future with appreciation and action.


Soriano is also a 2019 World Women Leadership Awardee and was also awarded among the Best 100 Global Coaching Leaders during the 2017 World HR and Coaching Congress. 


Meanwhile, Coach Goyeneche, who is the first Certified Brain Health Coach in the Philippines, will be discussing on how to optimize your brain in order to make wise and sound decisions towards living a happier life.


More specifically, he will be sharing on how to know the signs that your brain is in trouble, what hurts the brain, and also the techniques and strategies on optimizing the brain and living the life you’ve always wanted to live.


Aside from being a brain health coach, Goyeneche is also a neuro linguistic programming master and a neuro semantic coaching genius.


Other scheduled webinars are as follows:


•           September 5 – Cyberpeace Hour: A Webinar on Responsible, Mindful, and Peaceful Internet Use with Coach Sarah Medilo, National Convenor for Volunteers of Teach Peace Build Peace Movement.


•           September 19 – Work From Home Like a Pro with Coach Marie Sol Delantar-Gonzalvo, RAFI-Center for Leaders Director, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and Diploma Holder in Organization Development from the Ateneo de Manila University, and Founding National President of the Ayala Young Leaders Alumni Association.


•           October 3 – Brining Out the Best in Your Child: How to be a Parent-Coach with Coach May SJ Soriano, an internationally awarded and renowned coach and pioneer of life and corporate coaching, and Coach Aiza Caparas-Tabayoyong, parenting and relationship coach of the Love Institute and Co-Active Life Coach of Strengths Guide.


•           November 7 – Awakening the Heart: A Compassionate-Centered Parenting with Fr. Loreto Jacque, First Biodanza Facilitator in the Philippines, trained in Play and Expressive Arts Therapy, and a Missionary in Lima, Peru.


For more information, you may contact CPMS through the following:

Facebook Page: Children’s Paradise Montessori School


Contact numbers: 422-3446; 0998-5795992; 0917-6324026.



About Children’s Paradise Montessori School (CPMS)


CPMS was founded by Marivic E. Bathan, who has been its President since its inception in 2005, with the mission of providing children with an education for life. CPMS has created a learning environment based on Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy and principles that guide and nurture the development of each child’s potential to become an informed, creative, compassionate, and lifelong learner who will make a positive contribution to the global community.


For ten straight years, from 2010 to 2019, CPMS has been awarded as Montessori School of the Year in the Business Achievement and Recognition Awards. CPMS has exposed its students to real-world experiences and to the beauty and discipline of the arts. CPMS is located along H. Abellana St. in Canduman, Mandaue City.


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5:59 PM

Special deals in Metro’s BACK-TO-SCHOOL PROMO

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Special deals in Metro’s
back-to-school promo

The coronavirus pandemic makes going back to school a stressful situation this year. With new school protocols in place and new people to interact with — be it in person or online — there will surely be an anxiety overload. But worry not! Metro is here to help you get some stress out of the way so you can show up in school confident and fully equipped with the supplies you need.

Through its “School’s Back #NewNornalWithMetro” promo, 
Metro lays out a huge selection of everything you need for school — from comfy and stylish outfits, cool gears and accessories, to trendy school supplies such as writing pads, notebooks, pens, art materials, and even handy organizers, food keepers; sturdy furniture and fixture for your study nook such as desks with shelf, reading lamps, chairs, document keepers and more. And the best part is that you get to enjoy discounts and special deals when you shop from July 24 to August 31.

Say hello to a new buddy that will help keep your school things organized — the dependable and colorful drawstring bag. From now until August 15, you can get your hands on these lovable drawstring bags for only P130, that’s 50% off  its original price! Just present a single receipt of  P2,000 worth of purchase from the supermarket or P1.000 from the department store or general merchandise section. 

From August 16 to September 12, Metro is treating shoppers to big discounts on select home appliances. For every P3,000 purchase at supermarket or P1,500 from department store, a shopper is qualified to buy any of the specially priced participating products: Nikon Stand Fan 16” (P887); Tough Mama Rice Cooker 5 cups (P639); Hummer Garment Rack (P575); and Hummer Shoe Rack 3-Tier (P175). 

Members of the Metro Rewards Club, Metro’s customer loyalty program, will get to enjoy an exclusive treat on August 16 to 31.  By presenting their MRC card they can avail of 30%  discount on Lontor Lamps when they shop at Metro Department Store, Supermarket and Super Metro Hypermarket. Lontor is a trusted brand that specializes on  rechargeable electrical products. MRC members can purchase the best-selling  Lontor  Rechargeable Camping Lantern, Lontor Rechargeable Emergency Lamp, or Lontor Rechargeable  Study Lamp for only P483 (regular price is P689).

To enjoy similar treats and other privileges, non MRC members are advised to apply online or visit any Metro stores . For a new MRC card account to be created, all required fields must be filled out. Only  Metro customers, aged 18  and above are qualified to apply. 

A significant number of learners may not be able to go back to school as their parents have lost income and livelihood during the pandemic so Metro is calling on its shoppers to make a difference by being heroes for children in need. 

The store launched #MetroGivesBack, a charity campaign to help raise funds and give hope to the children-beneficiaries of Vicsal Foundation all over the Philippines. The foundation is the corporate social responsibility arm of Vicsal Development Corporation, mother company of Metro. It grants scholarship to qualified and high potential candidates with challenged economic circumstance, and provides educational facilities and materials.

Shoppers can contribute to the cause by purchasing the Metro School Kit worth P40. Each kit contains 2 writing notebooks, 2 pencils and 1 sharpener. Proceeds from the school kits will go a long way in helping children succeed in life.

The school kits will be on sale from now until September 15 only.

For a complete lineup of the DTI-approved Metro Back-To-School Deals, please check out the Metro catalog at or follow its official Facebook page: for more updates.

With school set to begin just around the corner, shoppers are expected to flock to the stores. To ensure public safety, Metro has put in place protocols in compliance to the guidelines set by the government and the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF). 

Temperature check upon entry, mask should be worn at all times while inside the store,  social distancing is practiced, disinfection and sanitizing is also conducted regularly to maintain the store’s cleanliness. Stay safe. Stay protected because Metro cares.

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1:48 AM

CPMS collaborated with the RAFI-Center For Leaders (RAFI-CFL) in crafting a virtual camp that empowers children in the midst of this pandemic

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This virtual camp for children started with a KUMUSTAHANAY session among CPMS children from Grades 3 to 6 and the Grade 6 graduates. This allowed children to share the challenges they have while in ECQ or GCQ. It was very important to provide a safe environment for the children to express their thoughts and feelings about the pandemic and how the major changes and disruptions affected them personally.

Fr. Loreto Jaque also led the children in their meditation and boosted their imagination through creative visualization exercises. These activities were very relaxing for children and enabled them to create their own stories out of their imagination.

Then, the campers were guided to see and discover their individual talents and strengths to eventually realise that they too can provide help and solutions.

This was indeed a journey full of discoveries that superheroes have feelings, they also have fears, and make mistakes. And what makes them superheroes is that they do not give up. Superheroes need friends and family to bring out the best in them and accomplish their mission. What really makes one a hero is LOVE. It is this love that moves them to use and share their superpowers for the greater good of humanity starting with their family & friends.

MY SUPERHERO ENCOUNTER organised by Children’s Paradise Montessori School (CPMS) and RAFI-Center for Leaders was held last July 6-10, 2020 5-day / Virtual Camp from 10am to 12pm.

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