Thursday, September 04, 2014

Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu GM Nishan Silva featured in Top 200 Elite Sri Lankans List




He is a First Class Cricketer who represented Sri Lanka and toured England when playing for his homeland when he was younger. 

Nishan Silva is the former General Manager of the Radisson Blu Plaza- a member of the world renowned Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Launched in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad India. 

Under his leadership, the hotel has garnered  four awards including “The Rising Star Hotel” of 2012 presented by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group  at a conference held in Wuxi China and “Best New Business Hotel of 2012” in India, awarded by Hospitality India Magazine. 


Currently he is in Cebu City, Philippines and is working as the General Manager of Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu. 



 Visit and Read the full feature at: World Class Sri Lankans



Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Relish Local and authentic Intercontinental cuisines served hot and fresh all day at Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu

Yearning for a great tasting adventure? Let Radisson Blu give your tongue a feast of delights at the Feria- the hotel’s in house restaurant where local cuisines and a wide array of international dishes are served round the clock!

Eating at the Feria is a unique experience as the Chefs mingle with guests in the dining room and offer the best in the house. Radisson’s culinary team boasts noted chefs from Italy, China and the Philippines, all carefully preparing popular and authentic dishes from their native countries.

While you dine, you’ll get to enjoy views of the swimming pool and bar through the floor- to- ceiling windows. In addition to the 240 seat dining room, the restaurant offers two separate glass- walled rooms that are ideal for private functions.




































A Big breakfast to start your day right

Radisson Blu’s super breakfast is a one of a kind buffet featuring the widest range of food items selected only from the best of Continental, North European and American cuisine to give your day a warm booster before setting off to an adventure. 




































Drink to your heart’s content at the Lobby bar
 
The hotel’s lobby bar offers a good stop for a cup of coffee or a delicious cocktail. Sip a glass of wine or an ice cold beer while enjoying the picturesque views of the hotel’s garden and pool. The bar offer two areas that can seat 180 guests and features live nightly entertainment with Free High Speed, Wireless Internet access.

Cool off at the Pool Bar
 
Dubbed as the oasis in the middle of Cebu’s bustling cityscape, Radisson Blu’s pool bar is seated behind the metro’s biggest 800- square metre, free- form pool and delights guests with fresh seafood and an extensive selection of signature cocktails and classic drinks.  Complement your delicious beverages with a variety of international dishes from the kitchen. The pool bar can accommodate 60 guests and provides Free High Speed, Wireless Internet access.

With Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu, the choices for the best treats are endless. Grab a bite today and have the experience like no other. Visit Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu today to book your stay or Click Here for your queries and reservations. You can also drop a line at:

(032)4029900 or (032) 5051700.


Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Top Five Reasons Why Cebu, Philippines is a top MICE and Conventions Destination in Asia


Planning the best venue for your next company meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE)? There is one great place in the Philippines that’s been groomed as a premier destination and that is Cebu. 

For decades now, the majestic and bustling queen city of the south has been a popular destination and well loved by tourists because of the wide array of attractions it can offer and its convenient location which is right at the center of the country. 

Furthermore Cebu City has been positioned by the Department of Tourism as a strong contender not only in the country’s growing MICE tourism industry but the whole Asian region because of these top reasons:

1. Improved Transportation Hubs

Cebu offers convenient transportation benefits for every traveler as it has an international airport, local seaports and international port. 

2. Hotels and Convention halls at par with International Standards

The city has quite a great number of large hotels like Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu that offers huge convention halls and meeting places that can cater to a large number of guests. Cebu’s hotels are never behind when it comes to products, services and amenities as these are assured to have passed international standards. 

3. Spectacular Tourist Spots and Pristine Beaches 

Cebu has always been a favorite destination of tourists from around the world because it offers great venues for adventure, relaxation and sightseeing. What also makes the island stand out from all the rest is its pristine beaches that leave beach junkies mesmerized. 

4. Warm Cebuano and Filipino Hospitality at its best

Another great factor that makes Cebu stand out in the MICE sector is the warm enthusiasm and support from Cebuanos in giving the best care and assistance for guests and visitors everywhere, always seeing through that they’re given only the best service with a smile, much through the tourists contentment.

5. Great Shopping, Dining and Entertainment 

Shopping for the best finds and bargains is never a problem in Cebu as the city is home to large malls such as SM City Cebu that is strategically located in and around the city for convenient shopping. 

Restos, bars and cafes are also abundant so tourists are given exciting options when it comes to superb dining and entertainment experience.

Now that you know the reasons, perhaps it’s high time you consider Cebu as the next venue for your corporate events and choose the best convention hotel that’s in tuned with your needs.   


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hassle Free Online Medical Booking System - MedicusFinder soon to serve Cebu and the rest of the Philippines!


Having a medical discomfort but just couldn’t find the time to go to your doctor because of your busy schedule?

Have a free schedule to go to the doctor only to appear at an empty clinic because the doctor is gone for the day? 
 

Tired of waiting for hours on a clinic bench for your turn?  

Now you can do away with all these hassles very soon because MedicusFinder, the online booking solutions specialist is coming to town to address all your doctor appointment needs at a touch of a button on your mobile device in the comforts of your own home or office!

With MedicusFinder, you’ll only need to sign up for a web and mobile app that will enable you to book and manage your doctor appointments online, instructs you how to get to the exact clinic location and learn more about your doctor plus, the system lets you collaborate with your doctor for access on your check up logs and medical records then sends push notifications to your mobile device about your next appointment.

In this day and age where just about everything can be accessed online, MedicusFinder offers the innovation of letting you manage your healthcare needs without the bother. 


Active in Web and coming very soon in your Apple and Android compatible devices. 


Currently in its beta stage, MedicusFinder is available in web and soon in your Apple and Android compatible devices. The development team is in the process of integrating aside from the basic appointment system, loaded features such as maps, real time record update and management, insurance coverage, illegibility and so much more.

Positioned to be a game changer in the country’s medical and health care industry, MedicusFinder offers these amazing features: 

Saves precious time for you will be the one to schedule your appointments online and at your own pace.

With the Automated email reminders or push notifications you'll never miss your doctor appointments again!
 

Get accurate Patient Online Record Management along with updates in real time. 

Get intensive medical care and monitoring 24/7. 


About MedicusFinder  


  
Is the medical IT solutions service provider with over 10 years experience in the software and web development business. They’ve been providing world class service to foreign and local clients with more than 500 websites created and deployed with success in the US, Australia, Canada and  Europe.

The core team is led by a team of skilled IT professionals, backed by a network of medical doctors, specialists, management and human resource practitioners. Since the company’s inception last January 2013, their synergy brings this product with the promise to improve accessibility among healthcare and medical channels along with the vision to set unprecedented charts on how healthcare should be done in the Philippines and throughout the emerging markets in the near future.

For Queries, contact MedicusFinder at:

Email: support@medicusfinder.com      


Phone:  (9:00am- 6:00pm) 4144094 or 2610035 

Address: 2nd Floor Unit B. Rufina Arcade Building, N. Bacalso Avenue
Cebu City 6000 




Friday, April 25, 2014

Combining the best Web hosting facility with easy to use Website builder tools - Priwebs.com


For entrepreneurs looking to boost their business presence online, Priwebs.com brings the latest innovation in web hosting services to give you the convenience of a hassle free web hosting facility along with easy to use website builder tools in order for you to manage your website better.





Priwebs provides the assurance of using only the latest and best technologies along with dependable network adapters, routers and switches to assure maximum speed and power to client websites without interruption 24/7.
 

What’s even greater is that Priwebs offer their top of the line services at a friendly price, providing the best option for small to medium businesses worldwide.

Priwebs lets you:
  1. Own a domain of your choice
  2. Customize your Personal Email Address
  3. Create a Website in minutes
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With a loaded package that includes: 
  • MySQL Databases
  • Remote MySQL
  • PhpMyAdmin
  • PHP 5
  • Perl / CGI Support
  • Ruby On Rails
  • SSH (Shell Access)
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  • Simple Site Builder
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Virtually a one stop shop for online solutions, Priwebs covers domain, email, website and hosting- all for the advantage of entrepreneurs everywhere. Visit their official website at www.priwebs.com and fill in the Query Form. Their qualified support personnel are always on hand to assist you with your needs round the clock.   


About Priwebs:
 
Established in 2013, Priwebs is a rapidly growing web hosting company that is manned by professionals working in tandem with various talents from Cyprus, Philippines and the USA  to give clients and entrepreneurs alike the total solution for all their web hosting needs



Their data centers are located in different locations across the globe in order to ensure a faster network response with over 40,000 servers ready to serve clients everywhere. All of their servers use the latest generation processors and world-class hardware to ensure stable and powerful system infrastructure and connected to the 1000 megabit lines to absorb huge amounts of traffic and resists even DDoS attacks. 


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Bewarned Intertech8888 Recruitment is a SCAM!



Modus Operandi: First is the sweet talk, Second is the promise of direct hiring to Australia or elsewhere and Third is to get your money and... poof! 

If you get into situations like the ones mentioned above, chances are you're in line to fill up the pockets of unscrupulous individuals at Intertech8888. Read on to find out more about the workings behind one of Cebu's bogus recruitment scams. 

The high hopes of having the chance to work abroad for a small fee (15,000 Php to be exact) minus all the recruitment hassles and security measures set by the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) landed my wife and some friends in jeopardy as they fell victim to the sweet tongue of Kirby Silva, owner and CEO of the controversial BPO firm- Intertech8888 that is based in Minglanilla, Cebu who promised them quick employment as "factory workers" for various businesses in Australia.

Just to appease my curiosity and witness the intriguing process, I tagged along during their orientation seminar which was surprisingly set at a residential address and not in the usual corporate conference room. 

If I remembered things correctly, it was a certain Evan Ortega who ushered us in on the sweet spots with props ranging from photos of applicants they've managed to send abroad and of course, also their supposed "goody-goody" testimonials too to entice everyone who were present there to set their horses rolling and squeeze the juice of 15, 000 Php out of us- which he said was set at 10,000 Php to cover the placement fee and 5,000 Php for the assessment fee with which we were instructed to anytime when we're "ready" to pay to our coordinators or at the supposed office of Intertech at Springwood, Upper Tulay, Minglanilla, Cebu.

After hearing everything and after doing some background check about the company and certain key personas  online (which to my surprise and suspicion is there isn't a single impression about them in sites, blogs and forums online- and could only mean one thing. It's all a SCAM.) I pointed out what i found out to my wife and advised her not to go ahead but my pleas only fell on deaf ears as she only replied that she and the rest of our friends are all determined to take the risk and is pushing through with the deal...


Making the payment and closing the deal 

Much like signing a contract with the devil, they received a call from a certain coordinator with the name of Thelma Beniga who then scheduled a meetup with them at Mc Donald's Jones Branch to get their payments, which they abruptly complied and were given in turn with Official Receipts (confirming my worries) that do not bear a Tax Identification Number (TIN.)

They were then instructed to wait for a few weeks or months for the email which will guide them to their batch and company of assignment, which i later learned that my wife received in just a couple of days and my how fast! and that they will all go on the same batch for a chocolate confectionery known as SCALZO Foods based in Perth, Australia.   

After a few months of waiting... The dreaded news broke out that Kirby Silva and some of her cohorts were arrested by the NBI after the agency received several complaints about Intertech's illegal activities which are in violation of Section 6 or R.A. 8402 otherwise known as the Migrant Workers and Filipinos Acts of 1995. 

***Read the news reports about their capture: 

http://www.philstar.com/cebu-news/2013/10/11/1243968/recruiter-faces-more-complaints  

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/local-news/2013/09/25/illegal-recruiter-staff-arrested-305301

http://cebudailynews.ph/news/story/20223

Duped to sign a waiver that obviously screams Intertech8888 is only guiding them and is "hand washing" from all its responsibilities

Last weekend, my wife got a call that Kirby is asking them to go to her house at a remote part of Minglanilla to settle everything and after seeing through her ordeal, I decided that i should butt in and that we go there to get a refund for all that she paid for. We met up with a friend who's also facing the same dilemma and like us, wants to get a refund so we proceeded right away to find Kirby's place.

What greeted us in the venue were hundreds of people who were also lining up to meet up with Kirby but were only told that they can only get in if they'd sign the waiver form of which after reading, I can clearly define that the company is now changing its terms and that now it is saying that it is merely guiding its recruits (a typical tactic used by scammers to get themselves out of trouble.)

Smelling the fish in the form, i told my wife and some friends who were there at the venue to not sign the waiver and since it was already late we opted to just go home and wait for updates from the others just in case everyone agrees to file a formal complaint or simply just settle in on the refund and forget the whole deal.

I on the other hand, opted to write about our experience with this company and disseminate it online to warn others who, like my wife and friends may fall for their traps and tactics in the future and for various government agencies looking into this kind of employment strategies to be aware of.

As of this writing, we still haven't received any updates from Intertech8888 and lesson learned, everything is going down the drain....




Thursday, June 06, 2013

The Benefits of Using a Virtual Terminal for Merchant Website Transactions



It is very important for merchants especially those that own their websites to be able to accept multiple forms of payments such as cash, personal checks, credit cards and of course debit cards. Through the use of virtual terminals, entrepreneurs are now capable of processing credit card payments from any computer provided that it has a secure connection. 

Similar to credit card processing terminals found throughout most locations, merchants can swipe cards or key in their numbers in a virtual terminal. To accept swiped credit card payments a merchant must have a card reader plugged directly into their computer’s USB port. 



The benefits of using a virtual terminal 

a. Compared to a traditional terminal, a virtual terminal can conveniently be accessed from any computer with no additional equipment.

b. Merchants can track and report all credit card transactions that occur in their retail location with the immediate and accurate processing of a virtual terminal.

c. A virtual terminal has helpful features such as monitoring sales for every employee and recurring bills to help merchants with their finances.

d. Most virtual terminals are made to work well under any kind of connection. From dial-up to TCP/IP Internet or TCP /IP leased they can function and work well.

e. Virtual terminals have card reader support, Pin Pad support and check readers as well to check all major credit cards, debit cards, EBT purchasing cards, gift cards and they can also check verifications.
 
Enterprises that can greatly enjoy these benefits

Provided merchants operate from an office or small contact center, using a virtual terminal is always the best option. 


Businesses that use mail order or telephone ordering services and smaller nonprofit companies can also benefit by using a virtual terminal for their transactions. Small retail locations such as a jewelry shop, furniture store and other specialty shops are also in the lineup.


There are several companies that offer virtual terminal systems online. Most of these systems are offered on prepackaged merchant accounts or with a third-party processor combo. Some companies also provide a virtual terminal that plugs right to a smart phone for the added convenience of doing business 24/7 anywhere in the world.


 Truly, the use of a virtual terminal can lend the best benefits for merchants, business owners and non-profits alike.

If you are a business owner who is on the hunt for the best virtual systems provider to help your enterprise succeed, look no farther than Halo Merchant Services (www.halopays.com) to offer you the right merchant processing solution tailored fit for your needs at your price. Visit their website and discover the total advantage in all your merchant processing needs today.