The Mactan Newtown hosts 5th ukulele festival

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IT was a weekend of cool island music at The Mactan Newtown last Feb. 25 to 26, as it officially became the new home of the annual Ukulele Festival. About 500 ukulele enthusiasts from all over the country joined the festival, envisioned to promote the versatility of the instrument through the various music types it… Read more »

The Mactan Newtown: An enabler of growth

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The Mactan Newtown

The Mactan Newtown is Megaworld Corp.’s first foray in Central Visayas. Mactan, Cebu—Tourism has been a significant contributor to the bustling economy of Cebu, owing to the different attractions that have endeared tourists to the province. From the historical sites, carnivalesque festivals, to the beach resorts, the shopping, and the nightlife, it comes as no… Read more »

The place that put the Philippines on the world map

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In Photo: Mactan Island IN the past, the city of Lapu-Lapu was known as the place where local chieftain—the city’s namesake, Lapu-Lapu—defeated and killed Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, putting on hold Spain’s ambition to colonize the Philippine islands for another 40 or so years. Today, the city is known for quite different reasons. Although much… Read more »

Plaza Magellan to rise in Mactan

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CEBU. Mayors and delegates of the Global Network of Magellan Cities lead by Secretary General Jose Manuel Nuñez dela Fuente (seventh from right) from Spain hold the ceremonial floral offering at the site where Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan died, the Lapu-Lapu Shrine. Among the mayors who attended the activity were Paz Radaza (sixth from right,… Read more »

Introducing Plaza Magellan at The Mactan Newtown

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Plaza Magellan

Join us, together with Cebu City annd Lapu-Lapu City Government and the Department of Tourism, this coming February 17, 2016 as we introduce two of the best features that will soon-to-rise at The Mactan Newtown: Plaza Magellan and the life-size replica of Galleon Victoria. For more details, see poster below.

The Healing Bath

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When you think of Jacuzzi, what comes to your senses? For our part, we know it evokes warmth, comfort and pleasure while in the middle of the soft pittering of bubbling water that filled a sturdy acrylic hot tub. This, as you listen to some old melodies or hear the birds full of song or… Read more »

Bathe Your Stress Away

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You may see a long steel tube of a shower among the recreational amenities of One Pacific Residence in your township when you go to your cozy corner of the world. This standalone outdoor shower may look out of place when you see it as an individual structure, but not so when you view it… Read more »

Tucked in the Kids’ Block

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One Pacific Residence Children's Playground

When we speak of fitness, many of us are sure to think of black-and-metal gyms and bulging muscles, of purple yoga mats and hands raised to the sky and of red oval tracks and bright-colored shoes in a friendly race. Our imagination often falls short of age brackets when, in fact, fitness is encouraged for… Read more »

Rockin’ High With Life

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Coming face to face with a climbing wall can provoke a multitude of emotions. There is the excitement of hanging on to the grips while relentlessly pushing yourself up to the top. There is, too, the nervousness, if not doubt, over your physical and mental capability of overcoming such a challenging barrier. Whatever your emotions… Read more »

Breathe with Ease

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Thick piles of paper taunting you from one corner of your office table or long email threads with subject lines in bold screaming to be answered… An unexpected call from your boss while you’re sipping vending machine coffee during one of your thank-God-for-15-minute breaks… Or a family emergency during your lunch break minutes away from… Read more »