January 14, 2015

Buffalo Wild Wings Opening Day on Jan 29

Buffalo Wild Wings, America’s well-loved restaurant famous for its wings, beer and immersive sports viewing experience, announces its arrival on Philippine shores with nothing less than “Free Wings For A Year” to the first 100 guests who will line up during its opening day on January 29 at Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons in Pasig City.

Be the first of the 100 guests to receive 52 coupons that can be exchanged for snack size servings of Buffalo Wild Wing’s award-winning New York-style chicken wings for the rest of the year. Meanwhile, those who won’t make the cut can still win free wings as Buffalo Wild Wings is giving away coupons for the rest of the day to lucky customers.

Buffalo Wild Wings was founded in Ohio 30 years ago by Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery, who both have a passion for wings, beer, and sports. Its New York-style chicken wings, handspun in 18 varieties of signature sauces and seasonings with sensational flavors ranging from Sweet BBQ to Blazin’, have won recognitions and awards through the years.

Aside from serving wings and boldly-flavored American comfort food, Buffalo Wild Wings also boasts of its extensive selection of local and imported beers and state-of-the-art wall-to-wall HD flat-screen TVs that capture the energy of a sports stadium. Thus, expect to experience Buffalo Wild Wings as one of the coolest restaurants where guests are always welcome to dine, chill out and relax while rooting for their favorite games.

Who doesn’t want free wings for a year? If you are a sports-loving Filipino foodie, line up and be counted!

Buffalo Wild Wings’ foray in the Philippines is made possible by The Bistro Group of
Restaurants, one of the country’s biggest restaurant operators and a pioneer in the local casual dining segment.

A letter from Air Asia Group CEO Mr. Tony Ferdandes

The past few weeks have been the most difficult weeks of my life since starting AirAsia 13 years ago.

I wanted to reach out and thank you for the warmth and support given to all of us. Your messages of love and encouragement strengthen our resolve to be better. We will continue to provide updates as the investigation goes on.

Rest assured, we are committed to reviewing and improving our products and services. We are more focused than ever to provide you with nothing but the best.

Even in our toughest times, we will continue to be the world's best and be better for you.

Together with my 17,000 AirAsia Allstars, we ask that you join us in praying for the family members and loved ones of those on board QZ8501.



January 8, 2015

Philippine Airlines Cancels Flights for the Papal Visit 2015

The 31 cancelled domestic and international PAL flights on Jan. 15 are:

Manila-Bacolod-Manila (2P2907/2908)

Manila-Busuanga-Manila (2P2033/2034)

Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila (2P2527/2528)
Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila (2P2525/2526)
Manila-Caticlan-Manila (2P2057/2058)

Manila-Caticlan-Manila (2P2049/2050)
Manila-Caticlan-Manila (2P2063/2064)
Manila-Caticlan-Manila (2P2053/2054)

Manila-Davao-Manila (2P2817/2818)
Manila-Davao-Manila (2P2819/2820)
Manila-Davao-Manila (2P2823/2824)

Manila-Dumaguete-Manila (2P2543/2544)
Manila-Laoag-Manila (2P2196/2197)

Manila-Legazpi-Manila (2P2927/2928)

Manila-Puerto Princesa-Manila (2P2787/2788)
Manila-Surigao-Manila (2P2095/2096)

Manila-Tacloban-Manila (2P2985/2986)
Manila-Tacloban-Manila (2P2987/2988)

Manila-Tagbilaran-Manila (2P2777/2778)

Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila (2P2014/2015)

Manila-Zamboanga-Manila (2P2997/2998)

Cebu-Manila (PR2860)

Manila-Cebu-Manila (PR2861/2862)
Manila-Cebu (PR2863)

Manila-Singapore-Manila (PR511/502)

Manila-Hong Kong-Manila (PR318/319)

Manila-Hong Kong-Manila (PR312/313)

Manila-Kansai (PR408)

Manila-Bangkok-Manila (PR736/737)

Manila-Honolulu-Manila (PR100/101)

Davao-Manila (2P2808 Jan. 16)

Those cancelled on Jan. 19 are:

Manila-Bacolod-Manila (2P2903/2914)

Manila-Basco-Manila (2P2084/2085)

Manila-Busuanga-Manila (2P2031/2032)

Manila-Butuan-Manila (2P2967/2968)

Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila (PR1519/1520)

Manila-Calbayog-Manila (2P2071/2072)

Manila-Catarman-Manila (2P2079/2080)

Manila-Caticlan-Manila (2P2039/2040)
Manila-Caticlan-Manila (2P2045/2046)
Manila-Caticlan-Manila (2P2043/2044)
Manila-Caticlan-Manila (2P2051/2052)
Manila-Caticlan-Manila (2P2059/2060)
Manila-Caticlan-Manila (2P2041/2042)

Manila-Davao-Manila (2P2811/2810)
Manila-Davao-Manila (2P2813/2814)

Manila-Iloilo-Manila (2P2931/2940)

Manila-Kalibo-Manila (2P2969/2970)

Manila-Legazpi-Manila (2P2925/2926)

Manila-Naga-Manila (2P2265/2266)

Manila-Ozamiz-Manila (2P2889/2890)

Manila-Puerto Princesa-Manila (2P2781/2782)

Manila-Roxas-Manila (2P2201/2202)

Manila-Surigao-Manila (2P2095/2096)

Manila-Tacloban-Manila (2P2981/2982)

Manila-Tagbilaran-Manila (2P2773/2774)

Manila-Zamboanga-Manila (2P2993/2994)
Manila-Zamboanga-Manila (2P2991/2992)

Zamboanga-Jolo-Zamboanga (2P2245/2246)
Manila-Cebu-Manila (PR2841/2842)

Cebu-Manila (PR2846)
Manila-Cebu (PR2849)

Manila-Hong Kong-Manila (PR300/301)
Manila-Hong Kong (PR312 Jan. 18) & Hong Kong-Manila (PR313)

Manila-Singapore (PR509 Jan. 18) & Singapore-Manila (PR510)

Manila-Haneda-Manila (PR422/421)
Manila-Haneda-Manila (PR424/423 Jan. 18)

Manila-Bangkok-Manila (PR730/731)

Manila-Jakarta-Manila (PR539/540)

Manila-Fukuoka-Manila (PR426/425)

Manila-Singapore-Manila (PR507/508)

Passengers booked on these flights are advised to call PAL Reservations (632-8558888) for rebooking and/or refund assistance. Tickets may be rebooked for travel within 30 days from the original travel date without penalty, provided tickets are still valid. Tickets may be refunded without penalty. Rerouting will be allowed under certain conditions.

Passengers may also check the PAL website (www.philippineairlines.com) or PAL Facebook page for updates on the status of their flights.

Passengers are likewise advised to allot more time in going to the airport due to road closures and the anticipated traffic from well-wishers who will line up the streets around the airport.
PAL will fly the Pope to Tacloban on Jan. 17, leaving Manila at 8:15 AM, returning at 5:00 PM.

PAL has been tagged official Papal carrier of Pope Francis' first pastoral visit to the Philippines, after past experience of flying now Saint John Paul II in 1981 and 1995.

source : http://www.philippineairlines.com/news-and-events/pal-adjusts-flights-during-papal-visit/

Cancelled Flights of Cebu Pacific Air for the Papal Visit 2015

Listed herein are the flights that been cancelled for the Papal Visit 2015

January 15, 2015

5J479/480 Manila – Bacolod – Manila
5J481/482 Manila – Bacolod – Manila
5J487/488 Manila – Bacolod – Manila

5J529/530 Manila – Busuanga – Manila
5J531/532 Manila – Busuanga – Manila
5J539/540 Manila – Busuanga – Manila

5J787/788 Manila – Butuan – Manila

5J899/900 Manila – Caticlan – Manila
5J905/906 Manila – Caticlan – Manila
5J911/912 Manila – Caticlan – Manila

5J573/566 Manila – Cebu – Manila
5J569/570 Manila – Cebu – Manila
5J571/572 Manila – Cebu – Manila

5J385/386 Manila – Cagayan de Oro – Manila
5J389/390 Manila – Cagayan de Oro – Manila
5J391/392 Manila – Cagayan de Oro – Manila

5J629/630 Manila – Dumaguete – Manila

5J955/956 Manila – Davao – Manila
5J969/972 Manila – Davao – Manila
5J973/974 Manila – Davao – Manila
5J975/966 Manila – Davao – Manila

5J979 Manila – Davao
5J960 Davao – Manila

5J995/996 Manila – General Santos – Manila

5J447/448 Manila – Iloilo – Manila
5J449/450 Manila – Iloilo – Manila
5J455/456 Manila – Iloilo – Manila
5J457/458 Manila – Iloilo – Manila
5J459/460 Manila – Iloilo – Manila
5J461/462 Manila – Iloilo – Manila
5J463/464 Manila – Iloilo – Manila

5J327/328 Manila – Legazpi – Manila
5J329/330 Manila – Legazpi – Manila

5J639/640 Manila – Puerto Princesa – Manila

5J653/654 Manila – Tacloban – Manila
5J657/658 Manila – Tacloban – Manila
5J659/660 Manila – Tacloban – Manila

5J506/507 Manila – Tuguegarao – Manila

​​​5J855/856 Manila – Zamboanga – Manila
5J857/858 Manila – Zamboanga – Manila

5J140/141 Cebu – Caticlan – Cebu

5J929/930 Manila – Bangkok – Manila

5J118/119 Manila – Hong Kong – Manila

5J188/189 Manila – Incheon – Manila

5J828/827 Manila – Osaka – Manila

5J5038/5039 Manila – Nagoya – Manila

January 17, 2015

5J651/652 Manila – Tacloban – Manila
5J653/654 Manila – Tacloban – Manila
5J657/658 Manila – Tacloban – Manila
5J659/660 Manila – Tacloban – Manila

5J424/425 Cebu – Tacloban – Cebu
5J426/427 Cebu – Tacloban – Cebu
5J428/429 Cebu – Tacloban – Cebu

January 19, 2015

5J473/474 Manila – Bacolod – Manila
​5J483/484 Manila – Bacolod – Manila
5J485/486 Manila – Bacolod – Manila

5J529/530 Manila – Busuanga – Manila
5J539/540 Manila – Busuanga – Manila

5J785/786 Manila – Butuan – Manila

5J891/892 Manila – Caticlan – Manila
5J893/894 Manila – Caticlan – Manila
5J895/898 Manila – Caticlan – Manila
5J907/896 Manila – Caticlan – Manila
5J905/906 Manila – Caticlan – Manila
5J911/912 Manila – Caticlan – Manila​

5J885/886 Manila – Cotabato – Manila

5J561/554 Manila – Cebu – Manila
5J553/562 Manila – Cebu – Manila
5J563/564 Manila – Cebu – Manila

5J381/382 Manila – Cagayan de Oro – Manila
5J383/384 Manila – Cagayan de Oro – Manila
5J397/398 Manila – Cagayan de Oro – Manila

5J196/197 Manila – Cauayan – Manila

5J625/626 Manila – Dumaguete – Manila

5J961/962 Manila – Davao – Manila
5J963/964 Manila – Davao – Manila
5J975/966 Manila – Davao – Manila

5J991/992 Manila – General Santos – Manila

5J451/452 Manila – Iloilo – Manila
5J453/454 Manila – Iloilo – Manila

5J323/324 Manila – Legazpi – Manila

5J521/522 Manila – Naga – Manila

5J781/782 Manila – Ozamiz – Manila

5J771/772 Manila – Pagadian – Manila

5J635/636 Manila – Puerto Princesa – Manila
5J637/638 Manila – Puerto Princesa – Manila

5J513/514 Manila – San Jose – Manila

5J651/652 Manila – Tacloban – Manila

5J617/618 Manila – Tagbilaran – Manila

5J821/822 Manila – Virac – Manila

5J849/850 Manila – Zamboanga – Manila
5J851/852 Manila – Zamboanga – Manila
5J857/858 Manila – Zamboanga – Manila​

5J134/135 Cebu – Caticlan – Cebu

5J929/930 Manila – Bangkok – Manila

5J108/109 Manila – Hong Kong – Manila
5J110/111 Manila – Hong Kong – Manila

Passengers in these cancelled flights may avail any of the following options without additional charges:

1) Rebook their flights within 30 days from original departure date; or
2) request for a full travel fund or refund.

To specify their preferred option, passengers may call +(632)7020888 or +(6332)2308888, or visit Cebu Pacific's organic ticket offices listed below:

  • NAIA Terminal 3 Sales Office – Level 3, Departure Hall, NAIA Terminal 3, Andrews Ave., Pasay City
  • NAIA Terminal 4 Express Ticket Office – Old Domestic Road, Pasay City
  • Robinsons Galleria – West Lane, Level 1, Ortigas Ave. cor. ADB Ave. Quezon City
  • Robinsons Place Imus – Level 4, Aguinaldo Highway Imus, Cavite
  • Robinsons Place Manila – Level 1 Adriatico Wing, Pedro Gil cor. Adriatico St. Ermita Manila
  • Cebu Airport Ticket Office – Mactan International Airport, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu City
  • Robinsons Fuente – Fuente Osmeña, Cebu City​​​

Source : https://www.cebupacificair.com/Pages/travel-advisory.aspx?id=52

AirAsia Philippines Canceled Flights for the Papal Visit 2015


In line with the Papal Visit, roads leading to the airport will be temporarily closed and will therefore affect airline operations from 15 – 19 January 2015. Selected AirAsia flights will be cancelled. Please see link for complete list of cancelled flights: 

Affected passengers will be able to choose from these options:

1. Move to the next available flights of the same route within 30 days from original departure

2. Credit shell valid for 90 days

3. Refund

We will provide updates as soon as they are available. Guests will also receive SMS and E-mail notifications based on the contact information on their booking. For more information and assistance, guests may call our hotline: (+632) 742 – 2742 from Mondays – Sundays at 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM or reach us through our Live Chat at http://www.airasia.com/ph/en/live-chat.page or submit an E-Form at http://www.airasia.com/ph/en/e-form.page.

Thank you and we are hoping for your understanding. ‪#‎PapalVisitPH

January 3, 2015

AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501 Update as of January 2, 2015


AS OF 2 JANUARY 2015 21:00 HRS LT (GMT+7)

SURABAYA, 2nd JANUARY 2015 – The Disaster Victim Identification Police Department of Republic of Indonesia (DVI POLRI) today confirmed that the remains of three more passengers on board QZ 8501 were identified as Grayson Herbert Linaksita (male), Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi (female), and Kevin Alexander Sutjipto (male).

The handover of the remains from AirAsia to the families took place earlier today at Bhayangkara Hospital, Surabaya.

Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi was one of the flight attendants on board QZ 8501, and has been with AirAsia Indonesia since 28 January 2013. Khairunisa was well known for her professionalism as well as dedication at work.

Group CEO of AirAsia, Tony Fernandes together with Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of AirAsia Berhad, Datuk Kamarudin Meranun and CEO of AirAsia Indonesia, Sunu Widyatmoko flew to Palembang today to officially handover the remain of Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi to her family and attended her burial.

To date, DVI POLRI team has identified four remains of QZ 8501 passengers. A total of twenty two remains of QZ 8501 passengers have been recovered.

AirAsia would like to take this opportunity to urge the public seeking for progress on the search and evacuation of QZ 8501 passengers to refer solely to official information from the National Search and Rescue Agency.

Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families and friends of our passengers and colleagues on board QZ 8501.

Further information will be released as soon as it becomes available.


About AirAsia Indonesia 

AirAsia Indonesia operates in Indonesia under the company PT Indonesia AirAsia. It was established through a joint venture between AirAsia International Ltd and PT Awair International. Established in December 2004, the airline has been operating for 10 years with hubs in Jakarta, Bandung, Bali, Surabaya and Medan. It has a fleet of 29 Airbus A320-200. To date, AirAsia Indonesia has carried over 40 million passengers and currently operates 33 routes of which 21 are international and 12 domestic.

December 11, 2014

Air Asia Philippines will Open Cebu to CDO/DVO routes

Starting 12th of December, Air Asia will (re)open flights Cebu to Cagayan de Oro & vice versa and Cebu to Davao & vice versa. This news was shared to us by Air Asia (Philippines) CEO Atty. Joy Cañeba together with her is Air Asia's Line Captain Giselle Bendong last 28th of November in Seda Hotel Cagayan de Oro.

Flight Schedules are as follows (effective 12 December 2014 until further notice)

Cebu to Cagayan de Oro (CEB-CGY)

Daily flight Z20535 from CEB leaves at 12:35 then arrives in CGY at 13:25
Daily flight Z20537 from CEB leaves at 14:50 then arrives in CGY at 15:40

Cagayan de Oro to Cebu (CGY-CEB)

Daily flight Z20536 from CGY leaves at 14:05 then arrives in CEB at 14:55
Daily flight Z20538 from CGY leaves at 16:20 then arrives in CEB at 17:10

Cebu to Davao (CEB-DVO)

Daily flight Z20523 from CEB leaves at 09:10 then arrives in DVO at 10:20
Daily flight Z20525 from CEB leaves at 15:20 then arrives in DVO at 16:30

Davao to Cebu (DVO-CEB)

Daily flight Z20524 from DVO leaves at 11:00 then arrives in CEB at 12:10
Daily flight Z20526 from DVO leaves at 17:10 then arrives in CEB at 18:20

November 24, 2014

Renowned designer Tim Kobe visited Globe GEN3 stores

Iconic Apple store designer teams up with Globe Telecom to revolutionize telco retail

Multi-awarded designer Tim Kobe —lauded for transforming the retail landscape through his work on the iconic Apple Store in New York City— has arrived in the Philippines to visit the revolutionary “Generation 3” stores that he especially redesigned for leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom. Globe tapped Tim Kobe in remodeling its stores to set the standard for store design and telecoms retail experience in the Philippines and in the world.

Tim Kobe is the CEO and founder of Eight Inc., a strategic design firm with offices in San Francisco, New York, Honolulu, Tokyo, London, Singapore, and Beijing. The "8 design human experience”—which hints at the Generation 3 store promise—states that "we design meaningful experiences. Experiences with emotion and purpose that change the way people think, feel, and do."

Tim Kobe writes his message for the Kagay-anons on the Globe GEN3 mural at Limketkai mall

A graduate of Environmental Design from Art Center College of Design, Kobe began his career working as a designer for The Burdick Group, a design firm based in in San Francisco California, In 1987, Kobe became a founding partner in West Office Design Associates, focusing on museum and exhibition design for several science museum exhibitions in the US and Hong Kong.

Years later, Kobe founded the globally recognized strategic design firm Eight Inc. At Eight Inc., Kobe worked with numerous brands in the retail and commercial space including Apple, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Nike, Coke, Knoll and Citibank, among others.

Beyond his duties at Eight Inc., Kobe is also trustee at Art Center College of Design and currently serving as Chairman of the Academic Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Grabhorn Institute in San Francisco California.

Together with Kobe, Globe is set to revolutionize customer experience through a highly engaging retail concept that reimagines the digital lifestyles of Filipinos. The new stores will feature interactive lifestyle vignettes that will showcase numerous products within interesting displays that are relevant to customers. The installations are flexible and reconfigurable enabling the store to transform, keeping the environment always fresh and giving customers a reason to return.

Tim Kobe with the Globe SM North Edsa team

As Globe Telecom makes way for Kobe’s retail concept, it has closed down two of its biggest stores in SM North Edsa and Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro. The two stores will reopen in December 2014 promising a groundbreaking experience for its customers.

Prior to opening, the stores will feature themed surprises – Arts, Community, and Technology. Globe has commissioned a number of local artists to turn these stores into live art galleries that showcase murals exhibiting the vision Globe Telecom and Kobe’s Eight Inc. have for its upcoming Generation 3 stores.

Globe GEN3 store designer Tim Kobe (2nd L) and Globe Head of Retail Transformation and Stores Management Joe Caliro (R)  together with Globe Retail Area Head for North Mindanao Pearl Cepeda (L) and Globe Retail Manager for Limketkai Mall Andrene Buctuan (3rd L)

For weeks now, local artists have treated Globe customers and retail onlookers to live art performances at their stores in SM North EDSA in Manila and Limketkai Mall in Cagayan De Oro. Art enthusiasts and followers on social media have been keeping tabs through #Gen3nextACT on Twitter and photos uploaded on Facebook since the art event began last September 25.

To participate in the #GEN3NextACT follow us on Twitter or get updates on https://www.facebook.com/groups/Gen3nextACT.

To know about other Globe stores in your area visit http://www.globe.com.ph/store-locator or call 730-1000 for more details.

November 19, 2014

Enjoy Even More Sunkist Saya at Mini Stop

Your day is about to get better with Sunkist Carbonated Juice Drink’s price off promo in all Ministop outlets. Save P6.00 when you buy Sunkist CJ in 330ml afford saya bottle, available in Orange and Apple flavors. Pair it with your favorite snacks or meals, and enjoy the Sunkist Saya experience, anytime, anywhere!

Promo runs from November 10 to January 04 only, so hurry and visit any Ministop branch near you.


About Sunkist CJ (Carbonated Juice) Drink

SUNKIST CJ is a carbonated juice drink that offers full-flavored, real fruit taste that everybody can enjoy anytime, anywhere. It has real juice and immunity booster vitamin D, and it comes in three flavors - Orange, Lemonade, and Apple. The product also bears the Sunkist name - a brand which started more than a hundred years ago in the US, and has built a strong heritage when it comes to producing high quality oranges and juice.

November 11, 2014

Buffalo Wild Wings Opening this December 2014

Things are about to heat up for food lovers and local sports fans with the Philippine opening of Buffalo Wild Wings, known for its exciting sports viewing atmosphere. Its namesake being Buffalo, NY-style chicken wings served with one of 18 mouth-watering signature sauces and seasonings, spiced up with its wide selection of beers. The first Philippine branch of this international restaurant chain will be launched at Capitol Commons in Pasig City this December.

It was in 1982 when Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery founded Buffalo Wild Wings, shortly after the two friends moved to Ohio from Buffalo. Driven by their craving for New York’s popular bar food which was nowhere to be found in Ohio, Jim and Scott opened their own wing joint instead near The Ohio State University campus.

Three decades later, the modest wing joint has grown into an influential brand with over 1,040 locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and soon the Philippines.

“We are very excited to be bringing the Buffalo Wild Wings experience to Manila and we look forward to becoming a part of this dynamic community,” said Tim Murphy, Vice President of International for Buffalo Wild Wings.

“The forthcoming launch of Buffalo Wild Wings in the country is something that we look forward to with great enthusiasm. This phenomenal and widely-popular brand shares The Bistro Group’s philosophy of connecting people through good food in a fun and engaging environment. Given the Filipinos’ love for sports, we expect big crowds and lots of excitement, especially during major sporting events. Buffalo Wild Wings offers fans the best place to watch a big game,” said Jean Paul Manuud, Bistro Group of Restaurants’ President and COO.


Classic American comfort food is an integral part of the Buffalo Wild Wings experience, and the brand sets itself apart with its award-winning Buffalo wings handspun in signature sauces and seasonings ranging from Sweet BBQ to Blazin’.

Aside from its winning combination of chicken wings, extensive array of draft, imported and local bottled beer, and exhilarating sports shows, the restaurant also offers other shareable dishes such as burgers, sandwiches, wraps and more. There are also regular updates to its boldly-flavored menu with a variety of limited-time special offerings to keep things fresh and interesting.

The restaurant’s contemporary design, complete with wall-to-wall HD flat-screen TVs, captures the energy of a sports stadium. This allows guests to watch, celebrate and cheer on their favorite teams in a fun, social atmosphere.

Made possible by The Bistro Group

The upcoming Philippine launch of Buffalo Wild Wings is part of The Bistro Group’s ongoing expansion effort geared towards providing quality options in the local food scene and restaurant concepts that are in sync with the market’s evolving and diverse preferences.

A trailblazer in the local restaurant scene and a pioneer in the casual dining segment, The Bistro Group currently owns and operates an extensive portfolio of 10 restaurant concepts, a culinary center (The Bistro Academy) comprised of international franchises, as well as homegrown brands.
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