Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Cebu Blogger

Top 3 Reasons Why Choose Plano To Protect Children From Cyber Issues

In this online-era, people could not end up the day without browsing from their smartphones. When we wake up in the morning, the first thing we tap is our very own mobile phones. There's no problem with it for as long we are happy of what we're doing. But when the time comes that you have kids in the family, how secure and safe are they when they use their smartphones? That's why I personally recommend Plano. Why?

Plano, Parental Control App
Plano, Parental Control App


I think Plano got the perfect features that every Parents should see. Plano is an empowering and easy to use app that will ensure safe and healthy smart device use by children (aged 6 months to early teenage years) worldwide. Yes, not just here in Cebu! Now, let me give you some points and reasons why choose Plano in protecting your children from Cyber Issues.

1. It's cute! 

Yes, aside from the very purpose of this Parental Control App to ensure healthy and safe smart device use in children worldwide, Plano is very cute. Check out the icon!

Plano, Parental Control App


2. Amazing Features designed for Children.

Now, let's focus on the true reasons why Plano Singapore is indeed a highly recommended Parental Monitoring App.

Plano, Parental Control App


a. Plano makes sure that the device use is balanced, safe and healthy not just for the eyes of the Kids but also for everyone who uses it.
b. Plano can help set "No Device Time" to your kids most especially during homework or Dinner time.
c. Plano can set safe device locations.
d. Plano can help detect, select and block unwanted applications for your Children's safe browsing.
e. Plano helps in setting distance from your Kids' eyes.
f. Plano gives a blue light filter for a sounding sleep.
g. And most importantly, parents can lock the device remotely. Isn't it amazing?!

Plano, Parental Control App


3. You can use Plano for free (30 days)

Yes, this is what I love about Plano. Unlike any other app, Plano can be used for free in 30 Days. At least, you got an option to go or not for this app. But trust me when I said Plano can assist you and make you a better Parents.

Plano, Parental Control App

Download now at the Apple iOS store or the Google Play store. (wink!) You can also see more testimonies from www.plano.co


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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cebu Blogger

Osaka Takoyaki Opens Branch In Cebu Business Park

After its successful opening at SM Seaside City Cebu, Osaka Takoyaki opens another branch at the center of Metro Cebu - specifically located at the ground floor of Skyrise Alpha Building (just across Lexmark Building -old Gusto Restaurant). Now, who's up for some authentic Japanese cuisines?

Osaka Takoyaki in Cebu Business Park
Osaka Takoyaki in Cebu Business Park

CBS Bloggers during the opening of Osaka Takoyaki Cebu Business Park
CBS Bloggers during the opening of Osaka Takoyaki Cebu Business Park

Osaka Takoyaki CEO Hiroaki Hamada
Osaka Takoyaki CEO Hiroaki Hamada


I'm not a Food critic but for a person who loves Ramen, Osaka Takoyaki got your back. Aside from different types of noodle soup, they got a real Takoyaki. Now, you don't need to fly to Japan to taste it and other dishes as the Restaurant uses ingredients from Japan. Their Takoyaki balls are made of flour, egg, veggies, and some octopus meat, garnished with spices and herbs then topped with a special sauce.

Osaka Takoyaki
Osaka Takoyaki 

Osaka Takoyaki
Osaka Takoyaki 




Okonomi Yaki
Okonomi Yaki All With egg

Spicy Tonkotsu
Spicy Tonkotsu 

Osaka Takoyaki Iced Dessert
Osaka Takoyaki Iced Dessert
Unlike their SM Seaside branch, their new branch in Cebu Business Park is not fully furnished with their signature Japanese-inspired interiors. But the food is as good as the first branch. Head to Osaka Takoyaki for some comfort noodle soups during rainy days or maybe fulfill those Japanese cravings!



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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Cebu Blogger

It's A Brighter Future For Every Cebuanos, Switch Now To Sun LTE!

Everybody wants positivity in life, and I mean in everything. Even in our daily struggles, we always want to stay at the brighter side. I, personally, want to share this positivity with my officemates and friends by sharing some good stuff to them like food, services, and even a bright big smile. Then, I heard this good news from my forever "sim-buddy" Sun Cellular's "Gumaganda ang araw mo!" This keeps me wondering what's Sun's brighter future is in store for me and for you?

Cebu Blogger, Mark Monta in Moalboal Beach
Cebu Blogger, Mark Monta in Moalboal Beach while enjoying a brighter day with Sun LTE.






I've been using Sun Sim for almost a decade already. Since I got my new smartphone way back in my college years, my one and only choice back then was a Sun sim. Imagine how old my Sim Card is? Okay, don't ask my age but yeah, very old - the sim card! But guess what? Sun is not just for talk and text, it's up for a brighter service! Starting tomorrow, Cebuanos can now enjoy online activities 24/7 with Sun's newest and widest LTE network. With Sun's upgraded LTE or Long Term Evolution, the international standard for high-speed mobile communication, subscribers would enjoy a much better mobile experience.





Why switch to Sun LTE?

1. It's for Free!

You read it right! If you got old 3G SIM, rush now to nearest Sun Shop and grab a new LTE-ready SIM for free. Very easy and hassle free!

2. Upgrade to a FREE Sun LTE-ready SIM without changing your number

Sun subscribers can make the most of Sun’s LTE network by upgrading to a Sun LTE-ready SIM and an LTE-capable device.

To assist customers to upgrade to the Sun LTE experience, Sun Prepaid subscribers may go to any Sun Shop nationwide to swap their old Sun Prepaid 3G SIM with a FREE LTE-ready SIM – without having to change their existing Sun number. On the other hand, Sun shall facilitate the LTE upgrade of its postpaid subscribers within the month.

3. Affordable at PHP 35.

The Sun LTE-ready SIM is now available at P35 for new subscribers, while existing Sun subscribers can get it for free by swapping their old 3G SIM to an LTE-ready SIM at any Sun Shop nationwide. It can be cut to regular, micro, and nano SIM sizes.


4. New Data Offers are up to enjoy.

Sun’s enhanced network capacity and coverage also come with new data offers that allow subscribers to make the most of the LTE experience, such as Sun Big Time Data 70, which comes with 1GB data, unlimited texts to all networks, and 30 minutes of calls to Sun, valid for 7 days for only Php70. To register, Sun Prepaid subscribers may simply text BDATA70 to 247.

5. Sun’s LTE upgrade is part of PLDT Group’s ongoing network improvement.

Sun’s LTE upgrade is part of PLDT Group’s ongoing network improvement efforts, which includes the integration of the Smart and Sun mobile networks to provide subscribers of both brands. As a result, Sun subscribers can now enjoy wider and more reliable coverage for calls, texts, and mobile data.

The PLDT Group has finished its LTE rollout in Metro Davao, Metro Cebu, Boracay, and Rizal, while it is currently ongoing in Metro Manila.

the newest Sun endorsers, Vic Sotto, Maja Salvador, and Matteo Guidicelli
The newest Sun endorsers, Vic Sotto, Maja Salvador, and Matteo Guidicelli

With this good news, you can always see me liking and commenting photos of my fave travel and lifestyle friends in Instagram You can always visit Sun Cellular's Facebook for more details about this awesome offerings.

Mark Monta Instagram Account
Follow me on Instagram for more brighter stuff from my Travels! 

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Cebu Blogger

Philippines Pride Jed Madela Shares Vocal Power To Cebuanos

When I hear this talent I remember one amazing singer in the UK, Sam Smith. But what really made me admire this Pinoy Singer is the quality of his voice that made him unique from other Performers. I'm talking about the power vocals, Jed Madela. Luckily, on November 17, Jed Madela will once again serenade Cebuanos with a dinner concert entitled La Voce at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.

Jed Madela (grabbed from Facebook Profile)
Jed Madela (grabbed from Facebook Profile)


PRESS RELEASE: Jed Madela is the first Filipino to win the World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA) world grand champion title. He is also the first Filipino inducted into the hall of fame of WCOPA. Since then, he has launched a successful music career and currently co-hosts and performs in ABS-CBN's ASAP, and is also a member of the network's Star Magic. Madela, who is known for his uniquely powerful vocal range has held concerts all over the Philippines and abroad. In 2009, he had a successful The Voice concert in Cebu.

Madela will be joined by Jolianne Salvado who is proudly from Cebu. She gained popularity in the Season Two of ABS-CBN’s The Voice Kids Philippines. She has impressed coaches Lea Salonga and Sarah Geronimo when she effortlessly belted out Tattooed Heart during the blind auditions. She is known for her powerful yet soulful voice. She has debuted her first single and music video, I Can’t Go On, just last year.

Jolianne Salvado
Jolianne Salvado
La Voce, with these two great artists, and an equally great show director Marvin Caldito is set to fascinate the audience with songs from different genres.
La Voce is a Dinner for a Cause concert for the benefit of Caritas Cebu Inc.

Tickets prices are at P3500 for VIP with dinner, P3000 for GOLD with dinner, and P800 for Balcony without dinner. For inquiries, please call 232 6888 or 0915 535 3873. You may also visit the La Voce ticket booth at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.


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Monday, September 18, 2017

Cebu Blogger

Oppo Smartphone Opens 4th Concept Store in Ayala Center Cebu

Philippines’ Top 2 International Smartphone Brand, Oppo is set to expand with more stores nationwide after a successful opening of its 4th Concept Store in Cebu. OPPO Philippines continues to expand its strong presence in the country with more concept stores nationwide. With Cebu being a valuable market for the brand, it opened its latest concept store in Ayala Center Cebu along with OPPO influencer Rocco Nacino.

Groufie with Oppo Influencer, Rocco Nacino with Guests and Visitors of the branch
Groufie with Oppo Influencer, Rocco Nacino with event host, Witchtofen Heinrich Intong and Guests and Visitors of the branch
OPPO Influencer Rocco Nacino and FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta
OPPO Influencer Rocco Nacino and FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta
Customers now have more options to choose from OPPO’s wide range of selfie-centric smartphones such as the OPPO F3 series (F3 and F3 Plus) and the OPPO A series (A57, A71 and A37) that are sure to match anyone’s lifestyle and preference. Leading the impressive lineup is the OPPO F3, a definite trendsetter with its dual-selfie camera that allows wider selfie shots. It is also perfect for taking a groufie as it can accommodate more people in one frame.

You won’t ever have to worry about taking a group shot with the OPPO F3,” said Rocco Nacino. “I bring it with me when I travel with my family and friends, knowing that I can perfectly capture every special moment with them.

OPPO Influencer Rocco Nacino
OPPO Influencer Rocco Nacino

The OPPO F3 is encased in sleek metal and features a 5.5” full HD display protected by Coming Gorilla Glass 5. It also has 4GB of RAM and the 64GB of storage is suitable for keeping numerous photos, videos and applications. A wide range of phone accessories is available for purchase in all OPPO concept stores nationwide.  

 “Cebu is a valuable market for OPPO and we will continue to provide the best customer experience to Cebuanos through our growing number of concept stores. Our selfie-centric smartphones are definitely relevant in the 9th city for most selfies in the world,” said Eason de Guzman, Public Relations Manager of OPPO Philippines.

Eason de Guzman, Public Relations Manager of OPPO Philippines
Eason de Guzman, Public Relations Manager of OPPO Philippines
OPPO continues to expand nationwide with more concept stores opening in the remaining quarter of 2017. Customers may visit the Ayala Center Cebu concept store at the 3rd level near the activity area.

For more details about OPPO, please visit https://www.facebook.com/OPPOPH/ or log on to http://www.oppo.com/ph/index.html
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Monday, September 11, 2017

Cebu Blogger

Four Reasons Why Watch "I FOUND MY HEART IN SANTA FE"

After a tiring but amazing trek to Mt. Manunggal on a Sunday, I rushed immediately to SM City Cebu to attend a special screening of the movie "I Found My Heart In Santa Fe". Honestly, I was not expecting a lot from this movie. But I was amazed on how the cinematography of the movie was being shown. Are you ready to know why we need to watch this movie?

I Found My Heart in Santa Fe
The complete casts of I Found My Heart in Santa Fe. Photo by Glyth Villamor


I Found my heart in Santa Fe official Poster
I Found my heart in Santa Fe official Poster


Here Are The Four Reasons Why Watch "I FOUND MY HEART IN SANTA FE"

1. The movie features Santa Fe of Bantayan Island - a treasure in the North!

Santa Fe is a municipality that is part of Bantayan Island in Cebu which has a beautiful non-crowded beach that boasts of white sand that sparkles in the sunlight.

The idea to shot the movie in Santa Fe came from Director Bona Fajardo himself who discovered the beach last year.

Santa Fe Cebu
Blogger Mark Monta in Santa Fe
“As directors or writers, we have certain stories that we keep inside our hearts and mind.  It is just a matter of finding the right inspiration to fuel that story.  When I saw Santa Fe, I wanted to explore it and the story I had in mind came hand in hand with my desire to discover the magic in the place.”

The setting was just perfect.  That was the sign Direk Bona was waiting for to write the beautiful and endearing love story of Jennifer and Viktor.

I Found my heart in Santa Fe
Supporting casts from Cebu. Photo by Glyth Villamor


The beauty of the island was one of the main factors that move that love story of Jennifer and Viktor, making Santa Fe as an important element that makes the movie more interesting.  The island, pristine and with raw beauty, serves as the perfect romantic backdrop. In addition, most of the supporting casts were hired from Locals.


2. Real life sweethearts star in a chill-type movie.

For the very first time, real-life couple Roxanne Barcelo and Will Devaughn join forces in terms of heart, talent and resources (as co-producers) to make what could be most interesting and heart-warming romantic-comedy of the year.

I Found My Heart in Santa Fe
Real Life sweethearts, Will Devaughn and Roxanne Barcelo with Blogger, Mark Monta (Center) Photo by Glyth Villamor
Titled “I Found My Heart in Santa Fe,” the movie was shot in location in the picturesque island of Santa Fe in Cebu, which is said to be the newest favorite tourist destination of people wanting to bask in the sun and enjoy the cool waters.

Roxanne and Will had been in a relationship for four years now but they have yet to work in a project.  But both have been dreaming of doing a movie together or an interesting TV project where they can show their chemistry as a love team, aside from their acting talent.

That’s why when this project was presented to both of them, Roxanne and Will grabbed the chance.  The indie film, directed by Bona Fajardo, marks the first time for them to collaborate on a film project.  And, it’s a love story, thus making Roxanne and Will all the more excited.

In “I Found My Heart in Santa Fe,” Roxanne plays the role of Jennifer, a smart, hardworking and pretty islander with a unique personality.  She has this spunk in her that is not typical of an island girl, making her more interesting to men.  But because of a recent heartache in her personal life toughened her and made her wiser when it comes to love.  What keeps her busy is managing their family-owned business, a resort called Beach Placid.

Will, on the other hand, plays the handsome German-Filipino named Viktor, who loves adventure and has his own company named “Green Technology” which is focused in developing business ventures in different countries.

Viktor is a prized catch.  He is rich, athletic, a music lover but remains a simple man who just loves to explore the world.  He is also in the process of putting together the missing pieces of his life.

The exciting journey to love of Jennifer and Viktor started when the latter decided to fly to Santa Fe to look for his biological mother which he has yet to meet and to discover his Filipino roots as well.

Victor and Jennifer will bump into each other in a rather odd situation but due to Viktor’s insistence and persistence, he will stop at nothing to win the heart of Jennifer.  He was captivated by Jennifer’s charm.   The movie follows the blossoming of the romance between two individuals whose traits are poles apart.  But as they say, opposite poles attract. Will this hold true for Viktor and Jennifer?


3. This movie is directed by independent digital film maker, Direk Bona Fajardo

Direk Bona Fajardo belongs to a group that started independent-digital filmmaking in 2000.   He directed the first indie film of Judy Ann Santos titled “Miss Pinoy,” an advocacy film on Overseas Filipino Workers.  After that he got assigned to handle the film development technology.  As early as 2000, Direk Bona already sensed that independent-digital filmmaking is already the direction to which local and international filmmaking is headed.

I Found My Heart in Santa Fe
Bloggers woth Direk Bona Fajardo Photo by Glyth Villamor
He also directed the movie "Iliw" about Vigan, Ilocos Sur topbilled by Kaye Abad.

“I, together with other pioneering indie directors, had been joining film festivals that time.  We are part of the production and creative team.  I remember that a Robin Padilla indie film we did then titled “Astigmatism” won an award at the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF).  That was a first for the Philippines.  It won a Silver Award in the digital division of HKIFF,” Direk Bona recalled.

After winning awards, Direk Bona and his group decided to venture into film technology development and was later assigned to film tourism.


4. This movie is part of Cine Lokal!

“I Found My Heart in Santa Fe” is the first brand new film to be screened at Cine Lokal in select SM Cinemas beginning September 15.

Movie Verdict?

Just focus on the amazing scenes of Santa Fe and get attracted to that beautiful panorama and aerial shots of the island. Truly, Cebu is indeed a treasure of Central Visayas.
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