Tag Archives: Ayala Center Cebu

2 Injured as Ayala Center Cebu Cinema 5’s Roof Collapses

15 Jun

The roof of the newest Cinema of Ayala Center Cebu collapsed after a heavy downpour just minutes ago.  At least 2 people were injured based on a breaking news by Rappler.Com.  An event of Dreamscape was ongoing at Cinema 5 when water suddenly leaked from the roof and eventually causing it collapsed.  The people at the cinema were slowly heading to the exits when the roof collapsed.


Biggest BPI Auto Madness Kicks off in Cebu

12 Mar
BPI AutoMadness Cebu Kickoff

Host Christine Fernandez with BPI Family’s Noel Altamirano, Ginbee Go, and Mary Joy Ramos


March is the best month for Cebuanos to buy a new car as BPI Family Auto Loan is bringing back the much anticipated BPI Auto Madness car selling event. Ayala Center Cebu is transformed into a virtual showroom of 19 different automobile brands from March 12 to 15. The event was launched yesterday with the participation of BPI Family Savings Bank’s SVP for Retail Loans Ms. Ginbee Go, Head of Product Marketing Mr. Noel Altamirano, and Area Business Director Ms. Mary Joy Ramos . The program was hosted by local TV personality Ms. Christine Fernandez.

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Events: International Travel Festival 2014

10 Jul


The International Travel Festival started today at the Ayala Center Cebu Activity Area. The event features the beast deals when it comes to travel and tourism.  You can the best rates from hotels, airlines, tours, and travel packages in the event.  Check out the different booths and be amazed with the deals that you can get.   The event is from today until Sunday July 13, 2014.

It is indeed more fun in the Philippines with #ITF2014

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Events: Metro Rides 3 Cebu

11 Oct


What: Metro Rides 3 Cebu

Where: Ayala Center Cebu

When: Oct. 11 -13,  2013

See the finest cars in the metro on display in Ayala Center Cebu.  If you love to see nice cars, bikes, and car show babes, this event is perfect for you. You can take pictures of your dream rides in this 3-day event.  Head to Ayala Center this weekend and don’t forget your camera or camera phones.

Here are some pictures taken in the Day 1 of the event:

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Hey Teacher, would you like to have a FREE workout in Fitness First Cebu?

11 Oct

The World Teacher’s Day was celebrated recently and Fitness First Cebu would like treat teachers to a free workout.  Fitness First Cebu in Ayala Center is one of the most complete gyms in the city and they are giving teachers a free pass to the gym today, October 12, 2013.  Teachers will have so many workout options at Fitness First.  They can run at the treadmill, pedal at the stationary bikes, do weights, row at the row machine, join the group exercises and many other fun options. For tomorrow, group exercises include Les Mills programs BodyCombat, BodyPump, RPM, Sh’ Bam, BodyBalance, and BodyJam.

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The friendly Fitness Fitness staff will also give the teachers a FREE health that includes a 15 minute cardio test, body fat composition analysis, heart rate monitoring, and blood pressure test.  To get your FREE workout, just bring your PRC ID or DepED ID. Prepare your gym clothes now and head to Fitness First Ayala Center Cebu.  Let’s workout!

Catch Kyla at Ayala’s Shoes and Bags Sale

9 Jul

The country’s Soul princess Kyla will be serenading shoppers of Ayala Center Cebu on July 14 at 7pm.  Her free concert coincides with Ayala Center Cebu’s Shoes and Bags Sale that will be from July 13 to 16.  For more information, you may contact Ayala Center Cebu Concierge at 516-2035 or 231-5342.  You may also visit or like them at Facebook (


Hamburger Throw Down Competition at Ayala Center Cebu

20 May
I was not supposed to be in Ayala Center Cebu yesterday but due to some snags at work, I ended up in the middle of a unique competition.  I witnessed a Hamburger Throw Down Competition organized by the local hotel and restaurant association. I had really enjoyed watching the ten teams from Cebu’s finest resorts, hotels, and restaurants compete in making the best burger creation that somehow goes with the theme of “Taste of Cebu”.  It was a well-conceived idea by the Hotel, Resort, and Restaurant Association of Cebu, Inc. (HRRACI).
The 10 teams were given 700 grams of meat and 15 minutes to make a burger that tastes and looks good. They were tasked to make 2 burgers, one for presentation and another for tasting. The judges of the contest were from Cebu’s top newspapers. The event was also covered by several media outlets like Y101 FM station.
I really felt that it is very tough to judge a competition like this one. One judge even quipped that it is easier to judge a Miss Gay pageant.  Another intimated that you just cannot enjoy the food. Indeed, it would be very hard. My tongue could probably go numb after 4 choices. Luckily, I was just a spectator.
In the end, the burger creation of Shangri-la’s Mactan Resort bagged the top prize. Finishing 2nd and 3rd, were the burgers from Marco Polo Plaza, and Cebu City Marriott Hotel respectively. What’s so unique with Mactan Shangri-la’s burger was that they used a guitar-shaped bun and they had some banana chips and bread sticks for sidings. Marco Polo’s pizza burger added an Italian twist to their burger, along with special sesame buns and classic potato chips. The 3rd place burger by Marriott had crispy lechon skin inside their burger.
Writing this artile made me wonder where can I truly find the best burger in Cebu. Any suggestions???
Ayala Terraces was smoking yesterday…
Grillin’ Burgers
Marco Polo’s Pizza Burger
The “lucky” judges
The Big Winner
Marriott’s Burger with Lechon
The winning chefs
Team Shangri-La

Celebrating Mother’s Day 2012 at Gustavian’s Ayala Center Cebu

18 May
Mother’s Day is a time when we show our mothers how special and appreciated they are.   This year, my wife and I decided to bring Mama Flor (my wife’s mom), along with Papa, to The Gustavian in Ayala Terraces.
We are very grateful for my parents-in-law’s generosity. They have done a many great things for us as a couple.    We wanted to treat them out, Mama Flor, most especially.    Another guest in our Mother’s Day treat was Lenmar, my wife’s cousin, who was celebrating his 24th birthday.

The Gustavian is located near the new parking area of Ayala Center Cebu.  There is also a branch in Mactan, while the original restaurant is located in Paseo Saturnino, Ma. Luisa Road, Banilad.

We made our reservations for a 12 noon lunch, but we arrived around 12:30.   Surprisingly, we were not famished yet.    Mama, Stephie, Lenmar, and I went ahead of Papa because at that time, he was watching the Game 7 of the Lakers vs. Nuggets series.

Lenmar, the birthday boy,  is now 24 years old.  Yet, he still looks like an 18 year old lad who is fresh out of high school. 😉

We pored through the menu and made our choices.

We ordered some pizza, which is practically a clone of the pizzas from Pizzarea Michelangelo.  I really loved the crust.  I am pretty sure it would go well with, beer while watching NBA or football.

Steph picked Carbonara as our pasta dish. We basically shared everything.

For fish, Mama picked Cream Dory.

We also had a special barbecue selection that had beef, chorizo, and bacon.

After our meal was done, we felt so full.   But, we still had enough room for dessert.   We had Creme Brulee.   Yum!!!

It was truly a special day.   To all the mothers, Happy Mother’s Day.


POGS Cebu Fun Run 2011
Dinner at Olio
Mama’s favorite restaurant (Lemon Grass)
Iba (Kamias) Shake at Zubuchon 

Finally, Krispy Kreme is in Cebu !

21 Oct

I am not really a sweet tooth but when it comes to doughnuts, my favorite is Krispy Kreme. When I was still based in Manila, I used to bring doughnuts to Cebu every time I went home. My brothers loved it. A box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts usually won’t last 24 hours in our household.

I usually bring at least 3 dozens; one for the house, one for my aunt’s house in Guadalupe, and one for my cousin’s in Banawa. I am not alone. Many people outside Manila do the same thing. They make Krispy Kreme as their pasalubong. It becomes the piyaya, otap, broas, or biscocho of Manila. 

Last year, I visited Manila. Guess what I brought home to Cebu? It’s those doughnuts again. I even wondered then if my wife was more excited to see the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts than me when I got back.

Finally after a few years,  The Real American Doughnut Company, Inc. decided to open branches in Cebu. I first saw the signs in Active Zone in Ayala. It used to say opening in September. September passed and still no Krispy Kreme. I read the news today announcing the opening of their branch in Ayala and I.T. Park. Yipee!

There will be 2 branches in Cebu of these doughnuts that were first introduced in Winston-Salem, North  Carolina. The Ayala Center branch will be a retail outlet, while the I.T. Park branch will serve as the factory outlet. A third one will soon open at SM City Cebu. 

I have to cut short writing this post because it is making me crave for some Original Glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut. 😉

to be continued… 😉 

Events: BPI Family Housing Loan Madness Cebu

15 Oct

The BPI Family Bank is having its Housing Loan Madness event at the Ayala Center Cebu, from October 14-16, 2011. Clients who are interested in getting the best real estate projects in Cebu via a BPI loan will enjoy very low loan rates and other perks. Perks include waived appraisal and registration fees, P10,000 off from their first monthly amortization, a free gold Mastercard and the option to avail of their latest offer, the BPI PayHinga, a one-month pay break offer on the amortization.

Several of the top real estate developers in Cebu have display booths featuring the newest residential condominium and subdivision projects in the province. Here are some pictures of the event:

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