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Like, Love, and Go Local at Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu

Fun and excitement resonate throughout the love month at Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu. Located right on the pulse of Cebu City, the award-winning hotel presents a series of enthralling promotions in February that are sure to get everyone pressing like and love.  Jetsetting couples are in for an exciting deal as they book […] The post Like, Love, and Go Local at Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerFeb 11th, 2020

Quest Cebu’s environmental advocacy remains strong

Quest Hotel and Conference Center Cebu signs anew a memorandum of understanding with the Philippine Army to continue its mangrove planting efforts under the National Greening Program. The hotel and Army’s partnership started in December 2017 and the program has allowed the group to plant over 15,000 seedlings to date. This year’s partnership aims to […] The post Quest Cebu’s environmental advocacy remains strong appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Your dream vacation awaits at Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu

Have that much needed fun under the sun – all year round! Enjoy the lowest rate for your next stay at Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu with the Forever Summer promo exclusively available at the HSMA’s September Online Sale (SOS). The Forever Summer promo is at Php2,799 net per night. It is inclusive of […] The post Your dream vacation awaits at Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2020

Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu Puts the Yum in Yam!

Inspired by the hotel’s iconic brand color, Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu presents a selection of ube or purple yam delights at its all-day dining restaurant Pusô Bistro & Bar. Ube is a popular and well-loved ingredient in the Philippines, used in various ways for different kinds of savory and sweet recipes. Quest Hotel […] The post Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu Puts the Yum in Yam! appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2020

Welcome the Year of the Metal Rat at Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu

The Year of the Metal Rat is welcomed with a celebration of remarkable Chinese dining traditions at Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu. To begin the festivities, guests are invited to watch an Eye-Dotting Ceremony and Lion Dance at the lobby, culminated with a Prosperity Toss at the restaurant on the Eve of the Lunar […] The post Welcome the Year of the Metal Rat at Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 24th, 2020

Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu Celebrates Sinulog

14 January 2020 – As the Philippines’ grandest festival draws nearer, Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu launches a weeklong series of colorful displays, enriching heritage activities, and gastronomic dining offers to celebrate Cebu’s very own Sinulog. Throughout the week, Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu showcases the island’s rich heritage and strong Christian faith […] The post Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu Celebrates Sinulog appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2020

Discounts for Rooms, Buffet, and More at Quest Hotel Cebu Super Sale 2019

1 August 2019 – Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu offers massive discounts of up to 60% on accommodation, dining, and banquet events at the upcoming Quest Hotel Super Sale 2019. In celebration of Quest Hotel’s upcoming seventh anniversary, guests and patrons get to join in the fun as they purchase vouchers at special sale […] The post Discounts for Rooms, Buffet, and More at Quest Hotel Cebu Super Sale 2019 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2019

Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu Unveils Sashay & Soiree 2019  

21 June 2019– It is going to be the celebration to launch a series of celebrations. On 29 June 2019, Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu will unveil its wedding, debut, birthday, and children’s party packages in a glitzy coast-side launch for Sashay & Soiree 2019. Now on its second year, Sashay & Soiree is […] The post Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu Unveils Sashay & Soiree 2019   appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2019

Facebook Conducts Digital Skills Training for Cebu-Based Entrepreneurs

Social media giant Facebook conducted an Accelerator Workshop on May 31 at the Quest Hotel and Conference Center in Cebu City. The workshop was attended by over a hundred Cebu-based entrepreneurs from small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to gain knowledge on best practices of online marketing, and branding. According to Facebook Philippines, businesses that embrace […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 6th, 2019

Christmas season at Quest

The countdown to Holidays in the bubble starts Nov. 19 with a Christmas tree lighting event at the hotel lobby to be led by Quest Plus Conference Center general manager Michael Gapin and PBA commissioner Willie Marcial......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

Always About the People

“Solid!” That was the only reaction, or lack thereof, that I could muster after that first breakaway slam of Kiefer Ravena’s UAAP collegiate basketball career over the outstretched arms of UST’s foreign center, Karim Abdul. Moments before, you could see Kiefer was going to go hard, as it was a one-on-one breakaway and he had the speed advantage over Abdul, who was hot on his heels. Little did I know that he was going to go for that highlight that would announce his entry into college basketball. That reaction, that loss for words, can pretty much sum up my past 10 years of covering college basketball for ABS-CBN Sports.  They first asked me to write about my most memorable UAAP game coverage; but I must confess, I was never really good at remembering exact details of games, unlike some of my fellow sportscasters, or even coaches I know, who remember almost detail for detail, or play by play. My memories come in highlights, or sometimes even just flashes of good or memorable plays.  I remember a 6’8”, 18-year old Ben Mbala, whom we first saw a glimpse of while Anton Roxas and I were covering the CESAFI league in the hot and humid Cebu Coliseum, sometime around 2012. He was playing for the Southwestern University Cobras, wasn’t as built and polished as when he was with DLSU, but you could already see the raw talent and athleticism. Fast forward a few years, I remember well how he took the UAAP by storm, with his monster dunks, and how he piloted La Salle to a championship while winning league MVP in Season 79.  I remember the heralded rookie season of Kiefer Ravena in the men’s division, after a storied juniors career. Kiefer won Rookie of the Year honors and helped lead Ateneo to two more titles to round up their 5-peat, before it was Jeron Teng’s turn to lead the Green Archers to a championship over his elder brother Jeric and the UST Growling Tigers.  I remember Bobby Ray Parks Jr. and his back-to-back MVP seasons. He was arguably the most complete college player during that time. It was painful to see his team fall short especially during his second MVP year. The Bulldogs made history the year after though, with Alfred Aroga, Troy Rosario, and Gelo Alolino now at the helm, winning the school’s first ever championship after more than forty years. I would argue that the past decade saw some of the brightest UAAP college basketball stars, both local and foreign, take to the hard court. It would almost be unfair to start naming them because I’ll surely end up leaving some names worthy enough to be mentioned. But we all remember Greg Slaughter, Ryan Buenafe, RR Garcia, Terence Romeo, Mac Belo, RR Pogoy, Roi Sumang, Charles Mamie, Alex Nuyles, Jericho Cruz, Papi Sarr, Jeron Teng, Jason Perkins, Aljun Melecio, Kiefer and Thirdy, Bobby Ray, Alfred Aroga, Kevin Ferrer, Karim Abul, Jeric Teng, Ange Kuoame, Matt and Mike Nieto, Paul Desiderio, Juan GDL, and the list goes on and on… all of them making their mark in the UAAP the past ten years. Aside from the highlights, there were the more mundane, behind-the-scenes memories, especially covering out-of-town games when we used to do the CESAFI and the PCCL. That was basketball coverage at its purest. There was a time we traveled to Lanao Del Sur to cover the Mindanao regional selection of the PCCL. Lanao was about another two to three hour drive from Cagayan de Oro along a dark highway with trees and mountains all around; and where there was only one mall in the entire town. Or when we traveled by van to La Union to cover the north regional selection of the PCCL… or even staying a whole week at the Cebu Grand Hotel, for the VisMin regional selection. Coverages then were bare bones: no real-time stats or live graphics, and I would even sometimes have to tally the points and rebounds of each player in-game on my notebook just so that I’d have some semblance of stats to mention on the coverage. Still, those games were so much fun because the players, getting their first shot at national TV coverage, would leave everything out on the floor.  In a year or so, both the UAAP and the NCAA will announce their respective new homes, and new broadcast teams will have the privilege of covering the best collegiate basketball players in the country. That’s how the ball bounces. I’m a firm believer that in life there are seasons, and a perfect time for everything. I’m just thankful for the opportunities thrown my way. If you were to ask me why the coverage of the UAAP helped build the league into what it is today, my answer would be simple: it was always about the people. At the end of the day, what makes the UAAP and its coverage great are the stories of the people that play, coach, officiate, cover, and run the games. It’s not really about the championships or the awards, but rather the challenges, hardships, and journeys of each of the individuals that brought them there.  And it is also about the directors, producers, cameramen, reporters and make-up artists that make sure that the audience sees what is supposed to be seen – the winning basket, a fan’s priceless reaction, the agony in defeat, and the glory of victory. It’s what Boom Gonzalez or Mico Halili would always say, that our job as anchors and analysts is to tell the people watching at home the story of what is happening in the game in the best way possible.  I just want to tip my hat to all the people that allowed us to do our jobs the best way possible. From our directors, producers, cameramen, floor directors, fellow panelists, courtside reporters, league officials, statisticians, make-up artists, and all those people behind the scenes whom we worked with, know that we were able to give our best because of you; and the UAAP coverage will not be what it is if not for all of your hard work and dedication.  It was, is, and will always be about the people. Marco Benitez was the team captain for the Ateneo Blue Eagles when they won the UAAP Season 65 men's seniors basketball title in 2002. Marco eventually covered collegiate basketball as analyst for ABS-CBN Sports starting in 2010. He is presently the President of the Philippine Women's University (PWU)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2020

Making Futures: Sustainable Future for the Craft Industry

Artisans, designers researchers, techies, craft communities, and policymakers gather in the first Making Futures international conference held in Quest Hotel, Cebu City. Making Futures is a 3-day event from March 6 to 8, 2020. The international conference will tackle the problems of the craft sector and come up with solutions to help the industry thrive. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 6th, 2020

‘Making Futures’ eyes craft communities’ sustainability

CEBU CITY — Around 145 participants will converge in Cebu City for the Making Futures conference, which aims to explore the role of craft communities towards a sustainable future. The 3-day biannual Making Futures conference will be held starting Friday, March 6, at the Quest Hotel in Cebu City. Kidlat Tahimik, Philippine national artist for […] The post ‘Making Futures’ eyes craft communities’ sustainability appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 6th, 2020

Love Matters at Seda Ayala Center Cebu

Rekindle all the fond memories you’ve had with your special someone over a decadent buffet of  all your local and international favorites in a romantic and refined setting. Misto Restaurant offers limited seats, both indoor and al fresco, to ensure exclusivity for all dining couples. A hearty and fun celebration at Seda Ayala Center Cebu’s […] The post Love Matters at Seda Ayala Center Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

Volleyball stars, community unite for coach Roger Gorayeb

Multi-titled coach Roger Gorayeb received a lot of love from the Philippine volleyball community in a benefit concert Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Local volleyball stars led by his former players from the NCAA, UAAP, his club teams and the national squad gathered for a night of music and appreciation for the mentor, who is battling multiple myeloma. Gorayeb has been confined at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City for almost a month. Volleyball players led by Alyssa Valdez, Kalei Mau and Sisi Rondina performed on stage for the fans and gracious donors who attended the event. “Thank you sa opportunity na ito. Nais naming magpasalamat sa lahat ng mga taong nadoon since Day 1, kasi alam naman natin na medyo matagal na itong kay Papa,” said Gorayeb’s eldest daughter Camille, who was with her sister Cheska and brother Kyle during the benefit event. “Kaming tatlong magkakapatid plus si Mama [Lucy] napakalaking bagay na nakita lahat ito, na hindi kami nag-iisa.” Thank you po sa mabubusilak ang puso. ????♥? #AllForCoachRoger pic.twitter.com/zA6kQ1rPal — Grethcel Soltones (@ladybeast05) November 2, 2019 Camille, 31, said that they’re grateful for the overwhelming love and support they’re getting for their father, who is currently the coach of PLDT Home Fibr in the Philippine Superliga. Gorayeb last called the shots for PLDT almost a month ago. The 58-year old coach steered San Sebastian College to 23 women’s indoor titles, 11 in juniors, six in men’s and six beach volleyball women’s crowns in NCAA. He molded Ateneo’s volleyball program to what it is right now during his five-year stay from 2008-2013 and was known to be the mentor who sparked the Ateneo-De La Salle University rivalry.   Gorayeb also won numerous titles in his club teams with his last in the Premier Volleyball League two years ago for BaliPure. He was the national team coach of the U-23 women's team and the 2015 Singapore Southeast Asian Games women's squad.  “Sobra pong overwhelming for us kasi alam nyo po si Papa pag-uwi sa bahay walang volleyball talk, bawal, Wala kaming kilala, mostly ang kilala lang namin yung mga nakikita namin sa TV na players. Ayaw niya [pag-usapan ang volleyball] sa bahay ang gusto niya pahinga,” said Camille. “So itong nangyari na ito ang dami naming na-meet na tao. Kumbaga nagkukwento sila kung paano sila natulungan ni Papa, nakakataba ng puso.” “Sobrang overwhelming ito sa amin, lalo na sa aming tatlong magkakapatid,” she added. Charo Soriano and Dzi Gervacio spearheaded the organization of the event. “It was really a lot of groups of people who wanted to help and instead of doing different types of things we wanted a unified, collective effort for Coach Roger. Truly he’s been really a second father for us and we wanted to give back sa kanya,” she said. The players themselves, said Gervacio, were game to perform and sing for fans and the guests. “Hindi lang donation in terms of money but also their time and effort, their talent,” said Gervacio, who was part of the Ateneo Fab 5 assembled by Gorayeb. “Hindi lang volleyball talent but their other talents as well.” Other athletes who performed on stage were Panpan Pantino, Beauty Denila, Nicole Tiamzon, Dimdim Pacres, Kara Acevedo, Jema Galanza, Deanna Wong, Gretchen Ho and Kiefer Ravena. Artists who graced the event were Ebe Dancel, Quest, Wicked Adobo, Lunar Lights and Anyo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2019

British Council recognizes top IELTS partners in PH

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The British Council in the Philippines recently recognized top IELTS delivery partners across the Philippines for their support and top-notch performance during the 2019 IELTS National Conference held on May 22, 2019 at F1 Hotel Manila, Taguig. The 9.0 Niner IELTS Review and Tutorial Center ranked first among the review centers […] The post British Council recognizes top IELTS partners in PH appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2019

Steph or Seth? Coin flip to decide who mom, dad represent

By Steve Reed, Associated Press Dell Curry was standing near the loading dock at the Pepsi Center in Denver when Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum approached, gave him a big hug and asked, “Which shirt are you wearing” for the Western Conference final? “Got to flip a coin,” Curry responded. Literally. With sons Stephen and Seth Curry becoming the first siblings to face each other in an NBA conference final, it’s a dilemma most any parent would love to have. [Watch the Playoffs on NBA League Pass for 30% less with this limited time offer! Select Annual package and use code SAVE30 at checkout to redeem] Dell and his wife, Sonya, decided wearing a split jersey with the Warriors and Blazers would be “too easy.” Instead, they’ll flip a coin before each game in the best-of-seven series to determine which team they’ll represent. It will go something like this: If Sonya flips heads, she’ll wear Blazers attire to support Seth, while Dell wears Stephen’s Warriors colors. If the coin lands on tails, she’ll dress in Warriors clothing while Dell dons Blazers gear. The next game Dell gets to flip the coin, and so on — until the series is decided. So who gets to flip the coin for Game 1 on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time)? “Well, we have to flip to see who flips first,” Dell said with a laugh. “There’s going to be a lot of coin flipping going on.” And a lot of traveling. Dell and Sonya Curry plan to attend every game, sitting with Stephen’s wife Ayesha at Warriors home games and with Seth’s fiance Callie Rogers when the Blazers host. But Dell, who played 16 seasons in the NBA and is currently a TV analyst for the Charlotte Hornets, said the entire situation is just a bit unnerving for him. “I normally don’t get nervous for games when either one of them play,” he said. “But I got a little nervous knowing how they’re going to play against each other.” As hard as this will be on the parents, Dell knows it will be even more difficult for his sons. “It’s going to be tough to put everything aside and battle each other because as siblings they want each other to do well,” Dell said. “They watch each other’s games and cheer for each other.” Earlier this year, the Curry boys competed against each other in the three-point shootout at the All-Star game in their hometown of Charlotte, with 31-year-old Steph getting the best of his younger brother. Seth, 28, said it’s hard to believe they’ll now meet in the playoffs. “So many years I’ve watched Steph play in the Western Conference final, the NBA Finals, being in the crowd,” Seth Curry said. “It’s going to be fun to be out there on the court, competing, to get to that final. It’s a dream come true for us, but our families are going to have a lot of fun as well.” Steph Curry has been to the NBA Finals four times, winning three with the Warriors. This is his brother’s first playoff run. “It would be great for Seth to get a (championship) ring, but we can’t root for one son over the other,” 54-year-old Dell Curry said. “We’re just going to let it play out and have fun watching them both play.” Dell said it’s been fun, and exhausting. The Currys have been jetting around the country for the last month on commercial flights, back and forth between Oakland, Portland, Los Angeles, Denver and Houston to see their sons play. They’ve attended 21 of their sons’ combined 24 playoff games, only missing two Blazers’ first-round games in Oklahoma City and one second-round game in Denver. Sometimes, they wake up in a hotel unsure of what city they’re in. “Everybody says to us, ‘you guys have to be tired,’” Dell said. “I’m like, well, we’ll probably sleep for a week when it’s over.” __ AP Sports Writer Pat Graham in Denver, Colorado contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 13th, 2019

For Love of Game: Valdez takes lower paycheck to play in Thailand

Local volleyball superstar Alyssa Valdez will be receiving less than what a club in the Philippines can offer her as salary playing for 3BB Nakornnont but the experience of playing and carrying the country’s pride in the Thai League is more than enough compensation. The two-time UAAP champion is more focused on learning from her stint and going back to spread the knowledge and experience she gained at home. “I think this is really big (playing abroad). It’s well known na here sa Philippines yung volley. I think we need to level up and I think one way of getting it is for players going to different countries to play and go back here and share everything,” said the 23-year-old open hitter in an earlier interview. “’Yun naman din ang goal and para maging inspiration din sa mga bata na aspiring volleyball players.”    The former Ateneo de Manila Queen Eagle was formally welcomed by the Thai squad by presenting her the team’s jersey where she will wear the no. 9 uniform – the same jersey number she wore while playing and winning three titles for University of Sto. Tomas high school in the UAAP. As for the specifics of her contract, a source from Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc., which processed her release paper to play abroad, Valdez will earn 30,000 Baht (P42,000) as monthly salary while playing for the club in the Thai League and the Thai-Denmark Super League.                 Valdez’s monthly paycheck will be way below what she had earned with her last local team Bureau of Customs during the V-League Reinforced Conference few months back. The three-time UAAP Most Valuable Player reportedly received a six-digit contract from the Transformers for the two-month tournament. Valdez flew to Thailand last Sunday and will stay there until early April. She’ll debut for 3BB Nakornnont on January 29 against King-Bangkok. Valdez also vowed to return next month to join either the Cebu or Davao tryouts for the national team that will see action in the 29th Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games.     The local volleyball phenom was a part of the national squad during the Singapore edition of the biennial meet where she was also chosen as Team Philippines flag-bearer during the traditional parade of nations.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles     .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017

Huawei s Catherine Chen: Believe in the power of technology

Shanghai—The Connected for Shared Prosperity Forum was held at Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai by Huawei, Global Mobile Association (GSMA), Center of Environmental Economics of Fudan University, and The Paper. Participants joined both online and in person to discuss the value of digital technologies in sustainable development for a better, connected world, representing organizations from around the world, including international industry regulators and think tanks from China, Malaysia, Spain, Thailand, Hungary and Portugal. More than 1000 guests from over 50 countries attended the conference online......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

EOC reminds public: Love is in the air, and also COVID

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) reminds the public to stay at home during the Valentine’s Day or choose a safer way to celebrate the day. Councilor Joel Garganera, EOC deputy chief implementor, said that while it might be tempting to go on dates outside the homes, the couples and families […] The post EOC reminds public: Love is in the air, and also COVID appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2021

As infections continue to rise, 6 Cebu City businesses ‘voluntarily close’

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least six business establishments in Cebu City have voluntarily suspended their operations last week, local health authorities here announced. Councilor Joel Garganera, who heads the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), told reporters in a message that six businesses temporarily closed to give way to disinfection and isolation of close contacts […] The post As infections continue to rise, 6 Cebu City businesses ‘voluntarily close’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2021