Interview

Interview with industry attention people such as representatives of companies playing active in Cebu and restaurant owners. We talked about the business development in Cebu, such as the circumstances leading to entrepreneurship and future prospects.

  • International Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (IPI) Brand Management Division Vice President

    Mr. JOHN REY I. VILLORENTE

    © CEBU navi SAKURA |vol.22 Jul.-Aug.|2019

    John Rey is the Vice President of the Brand Management Division of IPI, an outstanding Cebu-based company and one of the Philippines’ leading manufacturers and distributors of a diverse range of globally competitive pharmaceutical and consumer products.

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    Mr. JOHN REY I. VILLORENTE
  • 1-TEAM’s BEEP PROGRAM Managing Director / Founder

    Mr. Atty. Vigor Mendoza II

    © CEBU navi SAKURA |vol.21 May-Jun.|2019

    The BEEP Program is a Jeepney Modernization and Effective Utilization Program under the company 1-Team with a goal to advance and support members of a unified transport system.

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    Mr. Atty. Vigor Mendoza II
  • MCIAA – Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority General Manager / CEO

    Mr. Steve Y. Dicdican

    © CEBU navi SAKURA |vol.20 Mar.-Apr.|2019

    MCIAA is the brainchild of Cebuano Congressman Del Mar to promote aviation growth in the Visayas and Mindanao. MCIAA is a government agency operating Mactan-Cebu International Airport in cooperation with their private partner, GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation.

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    Mr. Steve Y. Dicdican
  • COSMOBLISS President

    Mr. Tim Seok

    © CEBU navi SAKURA |vol.19 Jan.-Feb. | 2019

    The luxurious "Bliss SPA" in Mactan and "The Terrace" with its fantastic atmosphere and delectable dishes! The great customer service they provide comes from the staff's sense of fulfillment. COSMOBLISS' owner, Mr. Tim, continues to offer reasonably priced services for each guest's need and to provide new services such as the "Kids' garden and Beauty."

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    Mr. Tim Seok
  • Arnika Spa President

    Mr. OH Kyeungrae

    © CEBU navi SAKURA |vol.18 Nov.-Dec.|2018

    Arnika spa is a place where guests can be free from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and heal their body and soul in a traditional Filipino garden full of nature. Mr. Oh opened this spa eight years ago when he saw his loved ones healed by Cebu and his heart was captured by the wonder of natural healing. Their priority is to fully satisfy customers with their services and make them feel that “Cebu is the best.”

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    Mr. OH Kyeungrae
  • Well Spa President

    Mr. Bang, Woo Hyeon

    © CEBU navi SAKURA |vol.17 Sep.-Oct.|2018

    Well Spa is a Thai-style massage salon with 4 established stores in Cebu City. They continue to do their best to provide their customers with comfort and wonderful memories of Cebu. Unlike small shop/store management, their management style is the same as a large corporate organization, aiming to provide good service with confidence by trained, specialist staff. Everything they do is for customers and Cebu.

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    Mr. Bang, Woo Hyeon
  • Maayo Hotels Brand Communication Manager

    Ms. Elvira Torre

    © CEBU navi SAKURA |vol.16 Jul.-Aug. | 2018

    Maayo Hotel and Maayo Well are both the materialization of the owner’s vision which is to provide the Visayan culture of service beyond oneself. “Maayo” is from the Visayan word which means good, kind and well. Maayo Hotel features 229 comfortable guest rooms, painted in soothing hues and palettes that inspire relaxation and solace. Maayo Well on the otherhand, perfectly complements the hotel, allowing Maayo to offer more than just relaxation. In Maayo Well, guests can get a well-deserved treatment in terms of both wellness and aesthetic services, all performed by locally and internationally trained doctors and nurses. “We want our guests to feel that Maayo can be there second home, I want them to have not only the feeling of being rejuvenated but also the feeling that they are taken care of.”

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    Ms. Elvira Torre
  • GLOBEMERCHANTS INC. General Manager

    AIDA N. URSUA

    © CEBU navi SAKURA |vol.15 May-Jun.2018

    Bring home priceless memories from your journey in Cebu. Globe Merchants Inc. is part of the GMR and Megawide group. They are retailers that handle food, wellness, fashion, beauty, and other kinds of souvenirs inside of Cebu Mactan International Airport. They'll also be launching a revolutionary brand called "Momento". Momento will be an experiential store, opening in Terminal 2, featuring over 5,000 products designed by 51 local suppliers.

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    AIDA N. URSUA
  • Choobi Choobi Owner

    Mr. C. Tanchan

    © CEBU navi SAKURA |vol.14 Mar.-Apr.2018

    From its catchy, familiar jingle on the radio, to its friendly little shrimp logo, Choobi Choobi is a casual restaurant made for families. Always an enjoyable dining experience. Though their name comes from the Fujian word for “to enjoy”, Choobi Choobi offers mainly home cooked Filipino food, with their pride being their shrimp. The shrimp are raised on their own farm so this place is home to the freshest, yet most affordable, shrimp feast in town.

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    Mr. C. Tanchan
  • Bureau of Immigration Cebu District Office VII Alien Control Officer

    Mr. Alnazib "Aljun" Decampong

    © CEBU navi SAKURA |vol.13 Jan.-Feb.2018

    The Bureau of Immigration is driven by its mission "to control and regulate the movements of persons to, from, and within our country (the Philippines) in contributing to national development". Since the time he was elected as the new Alien Control Officer in November 2016, Mr. Decampong, along with the entire team, has been working together, focusing on key areas, such as personnel management and enhancement, transparency, and infrastructure development. Mr. Decampong has also continually worked on elevating the efficiency of Cebu District Office's service and thus, he was awarded the Best Alien Control Officer 2017.

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    Mr. Alnazib "Aljun" Decampong
  • RYOAKI GROUP OF COMPANIES Inc. CEO

    Mr. Hiroaki Hamada

    © CEBU navi SAKURA |vol.12 Nov.-Dec.2017

    Ryoaki companies provide safe taxi services in Manila, as well as several types of restaurant chains. Among these companies, Mr. Hamada from Osaka manages "Osaka Takoyaki" by himself, with the mission of providing a place for those who want to eat delicious Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, Ramen in the Philippines. Also, "KANA Restaurant" which appeared in Cebu in October is a shop that provides popular local cuisine in Manila. The origin of the shop’s name is said to come from the names of his three children, which shows his playful side.

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    Mr. Hiroaki Hamada
  • GRAND CONVENTION CENTER CEBU General Manager

    Ms. Ma. Bernadette Sison Cantos

    © CEBU navi SAKURA |vol.11 Sep.-Oct.2017

    Being one of the most celebrated names in Cebu's food industry, no one would ever think that the well-known Grand Convention Center actually started as a high-end music bar 25 years ago. Over time, they have established their brand by creating three of the most-esteemed restaurants in the city: Grand Majestic Buffet Restaurant, Tsay Cheng Chinese Restaurant, and Isla Sugbu Seafood City. All three restaurants are designed for celebrating life's best occasions, each with their own unique concepts and authentic flavors.

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    Ms. Ma. Bernadette Sison Cantos