CLI ventures into co-living, opens The Pad in Q3 2023

Friday, April 14

Leading developer in Vismin Cebu Landmasters, Inc. (CLI) through Sugbo Prime Estate, the company’s joint venture with the Fararrons Family introduces its co-living brand set to open for occupancy in Q3 this year.

Located within Banilad High Street, a 7,500 sqm mixed-use property along Banilad Road in Cebu, The Pad Co-Living is CLI’s first co-living space built for students and young professionals looking for a communal space and flexible housing option right at the heart of the bustling city.

The two-tower development features 256-room accommodation available for long-term dormitory stays and hostel bookings of up to 440 persons.

The Pad Co-Living highlights a flexible room arrangement for single, double, or multi-sharing occupancy for up to 4 people. Its fully furnished rooms, curated amenities, and soon-to-open retail outlets are purposely built to provide those who are looking for shared living spaces together with people who have similar values, passion, stories, and ambitions.

Designed to complement the lifestyle of a young hardworking Cebuano, each 15 sqm unit at The Pad Co-Living is complete with a bed with mattress, an ensuite toilet, and bath, a work desk and chair, a closet, and air-conditioning.

The Pad Co-Living’s five-story building is also adorned with an in-house roof deck lounge, a shared cooking area, 24/7 security, and free wifi access ideal for those with remote work. Adjacent to the building is a rooftop restaurant and swimming pool for hostel guests.

Its strategic location along Banilad Road, Cebu City provides nearby access to central business districts, and commercial and retail establishments and is structured along a national road, making it an easy walk or travel for future residents.

The property is a walk away from Cebu IT Park—a hub for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) firms, and a ride away from top educational institutions.

CLI chairman and CEO Jose Soberano III said: “We’re happy to unveil our first venture into co-living. The Pad will provide a secure transient home to young professionals like IT-BPO workers and students seeking well-located, affordable housing that they will be proud of.

Cebu Landmasters has a total portfolio of 10 properties under CLI Hotels and Resorts. 


Friday, April 7

If you're interested in staying up-to-date with the latest happenings, events, and news in Cebu, here are some Facebook pages that you might want to follow:

Cebu Daily News - Cebu Daily News is one of the leading news sources in Cebu. They provide daily news, feature stories, and opinion pieces about the latest events and happenings in Cebu. - is an online lifestyle and travel guide that provides information about the best places to eat, drink, stay, and explore in Cebu. They also feature events and festivals happening around the island.

Cebu City Government - The official Facebook page of the Cebu City Government provides updates about the latest policies, programs, and projects of the local government. They also post news about the city's infrastructure developments and civic initiatives.

Cebu Pacific - Cebu Pacific is one of the largest airlines in the Philippines that has daily flights to and from Cebu. They provide updates on flight schedules, promotions, and discounts on their Facebook page. - is a blog that focuses on travel, food, and lifestyle in Cebu. They provide helpful guides, tips, and recommendations for exploring the island.

By following these Facebook pages, you can stay informed about the latest news, events, and developments in Cebu and plan your visit accordingly.

Exploring Cebu's Culinary Delights


Cebu is a culinary destination that offers a variety of mouth-watering dishes that will satisfy every food lover's cravings. From classic Filipino dishes to local specialties, Cebu's food scene has something for everyone. In this blog post, we will explore some of Cebu's culinary delights and the best places to try them.

Lechon Cebu - The undisputed king of Cebu's culinary scene is the Lechon Cebu, a slow-roasted pig that is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. One of the best places to try Lechon Cebu is at CnT Lechon, which is famous for its juicy and flavorful pork.

Ngohiong - Ngohiong is a Cebuano version of a Chinese spring roll. The filling is a mixture of ground pork, vegetables, and spices that is wrapped in a thin spring roll wrapper and deep-fried. Larsian BBQ in Cebu City is a great place to try this delicacy.

Puso - Puso is steamed rice wrapped in woven coconut leaves called "puso" in Cebuano. It is a common side dish in most Cebuano meals and often served with grilled meat or seafood. You can find Puso almost everywhere in Cebu.

Chicharon - Chicharon is a deep-fried pork rind that is crispy and crunchy. It is a popular snack in the Philippines, and Cebu has its own version of Chicharon called "Bantayanon Chicharon". It is a specialty of the town of Bantayan and can be bought in most local markets.

Budbud Kabog - Budbud Kabog is a sticky rice cake made from millet and coconut milk. It is wrapped in banana leaves and then steamed. It is a famous delicacy of the town of Catmon, and you can find it in most local markets and pasalubong centers.

Dried Mangoes - Cebu is known for its sweet, juicy, and sun-dried mangoes. It is a perfect pasalubong for your loved ones. You can buy it in most souvenir shops and supermarkets in Cebu.

Otap - Otap is a flaky and crunchy biscuit that is made from flour, sugar, and shortening. It is a favorite pasalubong from Cebu, and you can buy it in most supermarkets and pasalubong centers.

Cebu's culinary delights are just some of the many reasons why the island is worth visiting. So when you're in Cebu, don't forget to explore its rich and diverse food scene.

MagsPeak Mountain Resort & Villas by CLI opens new chapel, Way of the Cross &Rosary Walk ideal for Holy Week devotions

BALAMBAN, Cebu – MagsPeak Mountain Resort and Villas, a joint venture between MagsPeak Nature Park Inc. and leading Vismin developer Cebu Landmasters, is Cebu’s newest destination for Holy Week devotions with the opening of the Our Lady of the Pillar Chapel, Stations of the Cross, Rosary Walk among others, all set against the backdrop of western Cebu’s highlands.

Beginning April 5, 2023, devotees wanting to fulfill their religious observances, especially this Holy Week can now visit MagsPeak for free to fulfill their spiritual devotions including the Way of the Cross, where 14 stations are spread from the entrance of the property up to the top of MagsPeak spanning an estimated 600 meters walk.

In addition, one can immerse in a spiritual retreat inside the Our Lady of the Pillar Chapel that overlooks the mountains, meditate quietly by the Pieta in the Meditation Garden, or take the 800-meter-long Rosary Walk contemplating on the 20 mysteries of the Holy Rosary.

CLI chief executive officer Jose Soberano III says: “MagsPeak provides a space where we can retreat, reflect and nurture our faith. It is CLI’s answer to the need of Cebuanos for a scenic and quiet place for spiritual devotion. We don’t have to go very far anymore, it’s just right here in Balamban.” 

MagsPeak Mountain Resort and Villas is a 21-hectare mountain estate in Magsaysay Peak, Brgy Sunog, Balamban, Cebu, with an elevation of 800 meters. MagsPeak Nature Park Inc. is composed of Cebuano businessmen and fellow Caminoans, Bob Gothong, Segundino Selma Jr., and Ricardo King.

The mountain estate is designed to create a holistic mountain experience for Cebu with an outdoor, religious, and hospitality component, built with sustainability at its core. 

likewise, MagsPeak will be among the starting points of the Camino de Cebu trail via a 42-kilometer route traversing the mountainside of Manunggal, Balamban down to the Municipality of Compostela, Cebu.

The Camino de Cebu is based on the traditional Camino of Spain, which is composed of several trails from Spain, Portugal and France that converge on the City of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain.

By 2025, MagsPeak will accommodate guests looking for a weekend escape with the opening of 12 exclusive mountain villas, 20 hotel rooms, a clubhouse, heated infinity pools, and a farm-to-table restaurant, making it an ideal destination for individuals and families looking for a place to relax and unwind but with a touch of exclusivity. This will be managed by CLI’s hospitality arm, CLI Hotels & Resort.

Cebu Landmasters currently has a hospitality portfolio of 10 hotels, resorts, and co-living in key cities in VisMin. 

Mr. DIY Philippines branch Opens in Cebu

Friday, September 27

Mr DIY opens last August at J Centre Mall in Cebu. And as we were already looking for some things to buy for the home, we sure to dropped by and checked out their stuff.

What really caught our attention was the way the store was so huge :) They have a wide array of items from household items to simple craft and unique materials for your DIY party or home repair and decor needs! It was surely a happy place for moms like me.

According to Business MB,

Filipinos have also carved a name in the retailing industry globally that even the big foreign retailers are apprehensive to dive into the local shores. But not for Malaysian retailer Mr. DIY (Do-It-Yourself) whose aim is to become a household name in the Philippines and the entire Asia Pacific region in the next five years.
ROSELLE MARISOL BELLEZA ANDAYA is at the helm of its operations making sure Mr. DIY fulfills its vision
As to my research, Mr. DIY is the largest home improvement retailer and has a growing network with over 750 outlets throughout Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines and Asia Pacific serving 128 million customers. 

The homegrown enterprise is now available online in Malaysia.
The store is such a humongous one at first glance you will really run out of items to look for and buy because they have everything that you need already.
Most Mr. DIY physical stores encompass about 10,000 square feet of retail space, providing a comfortable and wholesome family shopping experience.
With nine departments – hardware, household, electrical, car accessories, stationery, toys, gifts, sports, and jewelry & cosmetics in each store, Mr. DIY offers wide selections of more than 20,000 types of products with the lowest prices in the market.

According to Roselle, all Mr. DIY stores are owned by the company. This is the business model for the Philippines and the rest of the countries.
The selection of products in Mr. DIY Philippines is a result of studying the needs of both the Asian and Filipino families. Part of the standard system of Mr. DIY is to constantly monitor, evaluate and adjust its product offerings to best suit the value-conscious Filipino shopper.
Mr. DIY also seeks to cater to all market segments, gender, and age.
“Mr. DIY is a family store,” says Roselle.
Definitely true!
Check out our Youtube Video below for some of the items we got from the store and also a full view of the items inside.

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