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10:07 AM

SACRED HEART CENTER, INC. RE-OPENS ITS NEWLY RENOVATED AND UPGRADED FACILITIES

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SACRED HEART CENTER, INC. RE-OPENS ITS NEWLY RENOVATED AND UPGRADED FACILITIES

After 43 years, Sacred Heart Center, Inc. announces the blessing and re-opening of its newly renovated and upgraded facilities on December 3, 2019.The blessing coincides with the feast of St. Francis Xavier, Jesuit Saint and patron of missions.Embarking on a new chapter of “Business with a Heart,” the launching of its newly enhanced facilities is the Center’s commitment to service with a mission.

(Blessing & Grand Re-Opening of Sacred Heart Center Inc.)



The ceremonial ribbon cutting and launching will be done by His Excellency Jose S. Palma, DD, Archbishop of Cebu, assisted by the Jesuit Fathers of Sacred Heart Parish, as well as the Sacred Heart Parish and Ladies Associations.

(Leading the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (L-R) Fr. Vidal Gomez, Ms. Cristina Lo, President of Sacred Heart Parish Ladies Association, His Excellency Jose S. Palma, DD, Archbishop of Cebu and Ambassador Frank Benedicto)

The newly renovated Sacred Heart Center is equipped with seven (7) function rooms that can accommodate from a minimum of 50 to a maximum of 950 persons.  It also has sports facilities that include a swimming pool, a basketball court and an indoor gym.  Its newest addition is Café Cristina, a coffee shop with two meeting rooms that can accommodate 15-20 persons each.  Aside from its regular all-time-favorites, it now serves all-day breakfast, other meals, desserts and beverages.  Café Cristina is open from 06:00 AM to 10:00 PM.








The Sacred Heart Parish Ladies Association, Inc.manages and operates the Center’s facilities similar to  a social enterprise. Its income is used to fund social projects such as daily feeding program for undernourished pupils of Zapatera Elementary School. The feeding program has been running regularly, from Monday to Friday, for 21 years, supported by the Center’s operations.  Other social projects of the Sacred Heart Parish Ladies’ Association include visiting the sick, free catechism for non-sectarian schools, mass weddings, activities for the youth and projects that support the Parish’s mission.

Sacred Heart Center, Inc. is owned by the Jesuit Sacred Heart Church and private stockholders who are mostly parishioners, as well as members of the Sacred Heart Parish Association, Inc. and Sacred Heart Parish Ladies’ Association, Inc.

(Ms. Cristina Lo, President of Sacred Heart Parish Ladies Association)

(The Sacred Heart Parish Association Mens & Ladies, the movers behind the Sacred Heart Center)

(The members of the Sacred Heart Parish Ladies Association)


For inquiries & reservations, please contact 253-9531.

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7:37 PM

3 Easy Mouthwatering Recipe "Potatoes USA"

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3 Easy Mouthwatering Recipe "Potatoes USA"



I’m excited to share this to you because a few weeks ago, I was able to attend a cooking demo initiated by Potatoes USA here in Cebu. It was indeed an afternoon full of learning and as a mom, I'm happy to find out how wonderfully nutritious and versatile potatoes are!

The seminar helped clarify misconceptions about potatoes. Remember how we often hear that eating potatoes leads to weight gain? Not true! It’s how we prepare them that jacks up the calories (too much oil, salt, fat, etc.). The potato has zero fat, sodium and cholesterol. It is also gluten-free.

The potato is a healthy vegetable that is packed with nutrients. It is an excellent source of Vitamin C (30% od DV). It also contains Potassium, Complex Carbohydrates, Protein and Fiber, among others. Perfect for our growing kids!

I’m sharing with you these 3 Easy to Prepare Mouthwatering Recipes using U.S. potatoes that were shown to us by Chef Sidney Uy.


Potato Crusted Salmon


1 cup                        U.S. Frozen Pre-shredded Potatoes
2 tablespoons      Spring Onions sliced
2 tablespoons      All-purpose Flour
                                        pSalt and Pepper to taste
2 pieces                  Salmon Fillet skin-off
                                                  Olive Oil
For the Sauce:
10 grams                U.S. Potato Granules
¾ cup                       Vegetable Broth
                                                  Truffle Oil 1 tsp. or according to taste
For the Fruit Salsa:
¼ cup                       White Onion diced
12 pieces                Cherry Tomatoes sliced in half
1 piece                    Ripe Mango cubed
1 tablespoon        Cilantro chopped
1 tablespoon        Lemon Juice
1 tablespoon        Olive Oil
                                   Salt and Pepper to taste
  
Procedure
For the Salmon:
1.         Mixed pre-shredded potatoes, spring onion, and all-purpose flour in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
2.         Season salmon with salt and pepper.
3.         Evenly top each salmon with the potato mixture.
4.         Heat oil in pan. Add salmon fillet, crusted side down. Adjust heat and cook for around 2 minutes until potato crust are golden brown.
5.         Flip on the other side and cook for 1 minute longer. Be careful not to over-cook.
6.         Drain on paper towels to remove excess oil and set aside.
For the Sauce:
1.         Heat vegetable broth on a small sauté pan.
2.         Slowly add the potato granules while stirring constantly.
3.         Adjust consistency by thinning out with vegetable broth.
4.         Add truffle oil. Set aside.
For the Salsa:
1.         Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

2.         Serve with Salmon. Plate and serve. 




U.S. Potato Pudding

 For the Sauce:
             1 piece           Mango Flesh cubed
             12 pieces      Strawberries cubed
             ½ cup             Coconut Milk

Ingredients

                12 pieces             U.S. Frozen Hashbrowns
                6 pieces                Eggs
                1 cup                     Coconut Milk
                1 tablespoon      Butter
                ½ cup                    Milk
                1 cup                     Sugar
                2 teaspoon         Vanilla
                ½ teaspoon        Salt
                1 teaspoon         Cinnamon

Procedure
1.         Pre-heat your oven to 350F.
2.         Add butter to a pan and melt it over low heat. Fry the hashbrowns until a bit crispy on the outside. Place in an oven-proof bowl. Set aside.
3.         Combine milk, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. Mix thoroughly to combine ingredients. Pour this mixture over the hashbrowns and allow it to be absorbed.
4.         Baked the potato pudding for 30-45 minutes or until the top is springy.
5.         Mix all ingredients for the topping. Serve with Potato Pudding.

U.S. Mashed Potato Truffle                                                                

Ingredients                                                                                                                                     
250 grams               U.S. Dehydrated Potato Flakesmade into mashed potato
1 cup                         Dark Chocolate Chips
½ teaspoon            Vanilla
½ cup                        of the following topping for rolling:
                                   Cocoa Powder
                                   Coconut Flakes
                                   Powdered Sugar
                                   Finely Chopped Nuts
Procedure
1.        In a small bowl, add the chocolate chips. Melt over a double boiler. Melt slowly and stir often. When they have melted entirely, stir in the mashed potatoes. Add the vanilla. Stir to combine.
2.         Place the mixture in the fridge to firm up for 30 minutes.
3.         Pour your rolling mixture(s) in little bowls and have them ready. Take 1 tablespoon-sized hunks and roll between the palms of your hands. Roll in desired topping, then place in baking sheet and refrigerate until firm. 

Availability of U.S. Potatoes


U.S. potatoes (frozen, fresh and dehydrated) are available in supermarkets and membership shopping branches nationwide. If you are interested in dehy, you may find them at baking supply stores.



 Fresh, Frozen and Dehy US Potatoes
            These are definitely made in the USA, and bear all the high standards associated with the phrase. Thanks to Potatoes USA, US potatoes are now available in the Philippines in three forms:  fresh potatoes, frozen potatoes and dehydrated potatoes. But first, a word on the origins of these products, in a land bountifully blessed with all that’s needed for great potatoes. It all starts with a strict US seed certification system, boosted by the right soil, the best possible growing seasons and temperatures, and lots of water. The commitment and experience of generations of US grower families have gone into every potato.
            Fresh US table stock potatoes are the pick of the crop, carefully sized and graded based on standards of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). There are over 100 different varieties of US potatoes, but they are fit into seven different categories:  russet, red, white, yellow, blue/purple, fingerling and petite. They differ in size, color, texture, and flavor for a large range of applications.
            Russets are perhaps the most popular and are baked and topped with different ingredients. Reds are often used for salads. White potatoes have very thin skin, making them ideal for velvety mashed potatoes with the skin on. Yellow potatoes can come in small to large sizes and can taste slightly sweet after grilling. Blue/purples are fantastic for green salads as they have a nutty flavor. Fingerlings can be pan-fried or roasted and then quickly enjoyed in small bites.
            Frozen US potatoes are premium potatoes quick-frozen in a state-of-the-art process that locks in flavor and nutrients. Every processor must meet stringent requirements of the USDA and US Food and Drug Administration. With the US being the only country in the world with mandatory USDA Grading Standards for frozen potatoes, the quality of the final frozen product is assured. This means that all the flavors, as well as vitamin C, potassium, iron, vitamin B6 and fiber have all been locked into frozen US potatoes.
            Frozen US potatoes come in all-occasion shapes and sizes. Whole frozen potatoes can be oven-heated or microwaved after just a dash of seasoning. Frozen half-shell potatoes can quickly be filled up with cheeses, meats and vegetables to become a signature dish in any restaurant. Of course, the most popular types are frozen straight cut (for fries!), wedges (with skin on, please!), crinkle cut fries, lattice/basket weave cuts, curly fries, hash browns and tater drums.
            As another option, there are US dehydrated potatoes which are perhaps the most compactly packaged of the lot. US dehy can be quickly reconstituted into the best and fastest-made mashed potatoes ever, or as an ingredient in a wide array of dishes. You can use it for soups, stews and sauces, or to add texture and make breads and cakes fluffy. US dehy has a great number of food applications ranging from pizza crust to native kakanin.
            So for your next meal, make sure to grab US potatoes on your next grocery run. You’re not only buying quality, but a nutritious all-around superfood.

            US potatoes are available in supermarkets and groceries nationwide. For more information on US potatoes, visit www.potatogoodness.com/ or like and follow Potatoes USA-Philippines on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PotatoesUSAPhilippines/ .

Thank you so much for dropping by, I hope these will be able to help you in a little way, especially moms out there.  There's always a misconception about potatoes and this event made it clear to me that Potatoes are vegetables and not a fattening ingredient to your food actually it's the third-largest crop in the world.






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12:26 AM

ANJO WORLD: CEBU’S NEWEST FAMILY DESTINATION NOW ON FULL BLAST

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ANJO WORLD: CEBU’S NEWEST FAMILY DESTINATION NOW ON FULL BLAST


Cebuanos won’t have to travel far to enjoy world-class amusement rides as Anjo World celebrates its Grand Opening today, November 30, with all rides already open to the public.


Located at the Belmont One Commercial Complex in Barangay Calajoan, Minglanilla, Anjo World is showcasing all of its 12 thrilling rides, food stalls and other activity areas that are sure to delight families and just anyone who wants to have some fun.

“We want Anjo World to be the new family destination in Cebu this Christmas and the whole year round. We are changing the tourism landscape by offering a unique and different kind of experience to local families. It is also an added attraction to foreign guests,” said Belmont One President Chester Lim. 

Anjo World is the first amusement park of its kind in Cebu. Their rides are imported from accredited manufacturers abroad who are members of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), ensuring not just an exhilarating experience, but a safe and secure one, more importantly.

It is also home to Snow World, Visayas’ first winter attraction with new ice carvings and snow machine. It is the first one outside Metro Manila.

Anjo World will be having its Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies for its new rides today. The event will be joined by Belmont One President Chester Lim, Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia, and Minglanilla Mayor Elanito Pena among others.

The event will be capped by a Grand Fireworks Display at 6 P.M.

ANJO EYE

Standing as the centerpiece attraction of Anjo World is the Anjo Eye which will finally open today. The 200-foot ferris wheel, which has 32 airconditioned gondolas, offer a fantastic view of the island once your reach its peak. One ride lasts nine minutes.

Another first of its kind in the country is The Pharaoh – an Egyptian-themed spinning coaster which is a unique experience wherein your seat will twist and turn through the course of the ride.



Other attractions that are also opening for the first time are the Bumper Boats, the Funtastic Arena which offers games where you can test your skills and win plush toys, and their very own restaurant Caffe Colosseo where you can dine with Italian and Western dishes with a Cebuano twist.

“Our rides are brand new, well maintained, and are safe. Computers are in places in most of our rides to ensure safety of our guests. Our safety team is at par with international standards to ensure safety,” said Cedric Reyes, Head of Sales and Marketing of Anjo World..


Aside from their new rides, people can continue enjoying the rest of Anjo World’s rides which have been available since late last year including the 25-meter Tower Drop, Boomerang (Frisbee), Hip Hip (Go Go Bouncer), Space Shuttle, and the Viking.

There are also family and kiddie rides like the Mr. Cup, Mr. Toad, London Taxi (Bumper Cars), and the Golden Carousel.

PROMOS

To celebrate the Christmas Season, Anjo World will be extending its park hours starting December 16. On December 25 and January 1, the park will be open from 10 A.M to 12 midnight.

Other promo offerings include a Birthday Blowout where celebrants can come in for free as long as they have paying companions; the Hotel Key Promo where people can flash any Cebu hotel key card and get exclusive discounts; and Holidays Promo where there are discounts during national and local holidays.

Entrance fee to Anjo World is at P500 per person, from Mondays to Fridays. Weekend rate is at P600 per person. The entrance fee already includes unlimited rides. .

A separate fee of P200 will be charged for those who wish to enter Snow World.

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7:24 AM

CARCAR WARMLY WELCOMES PRIMEHOMES TO ITS CITY

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CARCAR WARMLY WELCOMES PRIMEHOMES TO ITS CITY

HENAVILLE HOMES CARCAR is the 6th and latest development of PRIMEHOMES DEVELOPMENT CORP. or PRIMEHOMES for short. HENAVILLE HOMES CARCAR is located in the historic city of Carcar, home to the famous Carcar lechon, Bocarillo, thinly sliced and crispy banana chips, ampao and Chicharon. Carcar City is also home to a number of heritage houses such as the Yap Ancestral House,  Mercado Ancestral House and the publicly openedBahay na Tisa. Carcar City is also home to religious shrines such as the shrine of Arch. Teofilo Camomot where the relics and artifacts of the late Archbishop are kept and the Teotokos Shrine (Greek for Mother of Greek) where the Dancing Sun can be seen from. Not only does Carcar City have these national treasures, it also has modern conveniences such as Grocery Outlets (Metro Gaisano, Gaisano Capital, SaveMore), Food Outlets (Jollibee, Mang Inasal, Orange Brutus, McDonalds), Banks (BPI, BDO, Landbank, Metrobank, Chinabank) and Schools (St. Catherine’s College, Mother Mary’s Children School, Carcar Academy Technical School). Carcar City is therefore an attractive place to settle down, raise a family, learn about Cebuano culture, heritage, and religionbut most importantly, CARCAR CITY IS A NICE PLACE TO INVEST IN!

(Groundbreaking Ceremony. (L-R) Mr. Harold Vince See, Business Development Manager of PrimeHomes Dev’t. Corp.; Mr. Henry See, Vice President/CFO; Hon. Joy Babao, Brgy Captain of Brgy Tuyom, Carcar City; Hon. Nice Apurra, Vice Mayor of Carcar City; Mr. Benedict Que, PrimeHomes President & CEO; Mr. Christopher Que, PrimeHomes Board of Director  and Mr. Melchor Rico, Project Site Head and Technical Manager)

HENAVILLE HOMES CARCAR is a BP220 Economic Housing Project with Socialized Housing Component infused in it. As a way to give back to the community, PRIMEHOMES DEVELOPMENT CORP allocated 19% or 44 units out of the 231 units as socialized housing - the current mandate is only 15%. The remaining 187 units will be of economic housing. The Socialized Housing unit will be a 2 storey townhouse, with lot area 30sqm and a floor area of 32sqm and is delivered with 1 toilet and bath and a provision for 2 bedrooms. Meanwhile,  the Economic Housing unit will be a 2 storey townhouse, with lot area ranging from 45sqm to 93sqm, and a floor area of 46sqm and is delivered with 1 car park, 1 toilet and bath and provision for 3 bedrooms.All units will be delivered semi-finished, meaning exterior will have finished paint coating, attractive exterior accessories, as well as a roof while the interior will have a smooth concrete floor finish, and walls initially painted white. There will be no room partitions as to give flexibility to the buyer as to the desired sizes of the rooms. Even if this is an Economic Housing, PRIMEHOMES introduced a 4.5km jogging path which is a FIRST for an economic housing subdivision of this size in the Philippines! Just like all the developments of PRIMEHOMES, HENAVILLE HOMES CARCAR boasts of having a Wide and Inviting Entranceway, Guard House, Basketball Court, Multi-Purpose Hall, Rentable Stalls with Parking, Street Lights, Perimeter Fence, Underground Water System, Underground Drainage System, Segregated Garbage Area, and Wastewater Treatment Facility.

(Carcar City Vice Mayor Hon. Nice Apurra led the Lowering of Time Capsule assisted by PrimeHomes Dev’t. Corp. President & CEO Mr. Benedict Que)

Moreso, upon the request of the Barangay and City officials, PRIMEHOMES will also be creating a 1.5km long drainage which the Barangay intends to tap into as an outfall for the Brgy. Tuyom Elementary School, Brgy. Tuyom High School, and Brgy. Tuyom Senior High School.

(Groundbreaking Ceremony. (L-R) Mr. Harold Vince See, Business Development Manager of PrimeHomes Dev’t. Corp.; Mr. Henry See, Vice President/CFO; Hon. Joy Babao, Brgy Captain of Brgy Tuyom, Carcar City; Hon. Nice Apurra, Vice Mayor of Carcar City; Mr. Benedict Que, PrimeHomes President & CEO; Mr. Christopher Que, PrimeHomes Board of Director  and Mr. Melchor Rico, Project Site Head and Technical Manager)

 (PrimeHomes Team headed by Mr. Benedict Que, President/CEO (sixth from left) and Mr. Henry See, Vice President/CFO (fifth from right)

(PrimeHomes Dev’t. Corp. President & CEO Mr. Benedict Que delivered a message to the guests during the Groundbreaking of Henaville Homes Carcar)

PRIMEHOMES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION therefore is a developer with a conscious heart which listens and adheres to the needs of the community. It goes beyond what it being asked. The Vision of PRIMEHOMES is to be the leader in providing every Filipino an adorable, safe, decent, and nurturing place to live dream and its Mission is to efficiently develop Quality Affordable Housing services that is suitable to a range of needs, sustainable and attractive with a social conscience by seeking innovative solutions to people's housing needs and support community efforts development plan. For More Information, you may contact us at 0917-6314709, 231-1501, 233-6952, or email us at cebuprimehomes@gmail.com. You may also visit our office at 3F The Forum Bldg., Arch. Reyes Ave., Cebu City.


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6:51 PM

Kizuna Aesthetic Center By Dr. Select Brings Advance Japanese Technology on Skincare to Cebu

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With so many skincare and beauty clinics popping everywhere, it is getting harder for people to find one they can actually trust in terms of quality and authenticity.

It is this kind of guarantee that Kizuna Aesthetic Center By Dr. Select is bringing to Cebuanos as they open their first-ever clinic at the Robinsons Galleria Cebu.



Kizuna Aesthetic Center By Dr. Select is offering new and advanced Japanese technology in its machines and services and that’s what sets them apart from all the other beauty clinics.

Dr. Kentaro Ono, a plastic surgeon from Fujieda, Japan, has partnered with Dr. Hope Valerie Solano, a certified dermatologist and a diplomate of the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS) in establishing Kizuna Aesthetic Center By Dr. Select.


Dr. Solano, dermatologist, and Moie Fujimoto, who is a certified aesthetician in Japan, are the mainstays at Kizuna Aesthetic Center By Dr. Select. Both of them have been sent to Japan for formal training on the technologies they use in the center.

“Cebuanos can expect that our ingredients and medical solutions are of high quality and advance technology from Japan. We hired a Japanese aesthetician to give everyone the same techniques used by our sister company, Fujieda Skin Clinic,” Dr. Solano shared.

On the other hand, the Ultimate Facial Aqua Medication consists of different features that include water peeling which cleans the pores and removes blackheads; carbonic acid facial which exfoliates skin and improves skin oxygen levels, and makes skin brighter with a more uniform tone.


The Mediline Radiofrequency is the most advanced multipolar, non-surgical wrinkle reduction, facial rejuvenation, and body contouring of Kizuna Aesthetic Center By Dr. Select. This machine melts fats and cellulites, stimulates collagen, and tightens loose skin. The radiofrequency contours and firms the face for glowing and tight skin while the electroporation infuses serum with the choice of anti-aging, whitening, and anti-acne.
“The Cebuano market is very discriminating and value-conscious of the services and the quality of treatments. They are more conscious that it is important to seek advice from a certified doctor under the Philippine Dermatological Society,” Dr. Solano said about the local market.



Kizuna Aesthetic Center By Dr. Select’s other services include laser hair removal; botox; hyaluronic acid fillers; mesotherapy; injectables of glutathione, placenta and Vitamin C; chemical peels; cauterization of warts; acne scar treatments; pimple treatments; skin cancer detection; and consultation for skin, hair, scalp, hair fall and nail problems. GIVING BACK TO CEBU Dr. Solano and Dr. Ono first met in 2016 through a common friend. Since then, they started sharing techniques and Dr. Ono and his consultants also introduced Dr. Select Beauty Products. Dr. Select prides itself in always discovering the most advanced technology that makes healthy skin in the medical beauty industry.
In fact, the word “Kizuna” actually means “connection” or “bond between the Japanese and Filipino.”

As of now, more than 10,000 beauty salons, clinics, and companies are using Dr. Select products in Japan alone. But aside from that, they also have customers in China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Russia, the USA, and Australia, among others. Last April 2019, Dr. Solano was invited to see all the aesthetic clinics in Japan that were associated with the Japanese consultants, and that was when they proposed to open one in Cebu. It was a no-brainer for them to choose Cebu since Dr. Ono’s personal advocacy is to reach out to Cebuanos and share his knowledge and expertise. Back in the 1980s, Dr. Ono was an exchange student at the Sacred Heart for Boys High School and stayed for a year in Cebu.


With their tagline “Kizuna: Your Bond with Beauty,” Kizuna Aesthetic Center By Dr. Select had a soft opening last Sunday, November 24, 2019. Their 200-square meter clinic is located at Basement 2 of Robinsons Galleria Cebu. The clinic will have eight staff. 



Kizuna Aesthetic Center By Dr. Select is also the exclusive distributor of Dr. Select Products that can be purchased at the Center with advice from their dermatologist.


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