Wednesday August 07, 2013 at 11:03

annaoposa:

Thrilled about this new partnership: Save Philippine Seas and Islands Souvenirs! What a dream come true! Watch out for our special edition “The Philippines is worth diving for” shirts ❤

THE Islands Group (TIG) and Save the Philippine Seas (SPS) recently signed a memorandum of agreement to seal their partnership for the tie-up campaign dubbed “The Philippines is worth diving for.”
“The Philippines is worth diving for” is a new collection of Islands Souvenirs, a subsidiary of TIG, whose designs are centered on the conservation, protection and restoration of our marine biodiversity.
A percentage of the proceeds of the campaign will go to SPS to fund the Malapascua Arts and Science Festival, a community project organized by SPS that uses creative forms of learning to promote environmental protection and appreciation of nature outside the four walls of a standard classroom.
“By purchasing a shirt, you are supporting an education project for the youth of Cebu. This will contribute to ensuring the sustainability of our resources for present and future generations,” said SPS founder Anna Oposa.
On the other hand, Josh Eballe, corporate communications group head of TIG said the organization understands that environmental protection and sustainability is an inseparable and integral part in any business paradigm.
“Part of organization’s values is built and anchored on community. We understand that we only have one planet, and as stewards, we need to do our share - individually or collectively,” he said. (PR)
SUNSTAR PUBLICATIONS

annaoposa:

Thrilled about this new partnership: Save Philippine Seas and Islands Souvenirs! What a dream come true! Watch out for our special edition “The Philippines is worth diving for” shirts ❤

THE Islands Group (TIG) and Save the Philippine Seas (SPS) recently signed a memorandum of agreement to seal their partnership for the tie-up campaign dubbed “The Philippines is worth diving for.”

“The Philippines is worth diving for” is a new collection of Islands Souvenirs, a subsidiary of TIG, whose designs are centered on the conservation, protection and restoration of our marine biodiversity.

A percentage of the proceeds of the campaign will go to SPS to fund the Malapascua Arts and Science Festival, a community project organized by SPS that uses creative forms of learning to promote environmental protection and appreciation of nature outside the four walls of a standard classroom.

“By purchasing a shirt, you are supporting an education project for the youth of Cebu. This will contribute to ensuring the sustainability of our resources for present and future generations,” said SPS founder Anna Oposa.

On the other hand, Josh Eballe, corporate communications group head of TIG said the organization understands that environmental protection and sustainability is an inseparable and integral part in any business paradigm.

“Part of organization’s values is built and anchored on community. We understand that we only have one planet, and as stewards, we need to do our share - individually or collectively,” he said. (PR)

SUNSTAR PUBLICATIONS

This post was reblogged from ANNAlysis.

Thursday June 13, 2013 at 15:32

Islands Souvenirs expands operations in Dipolog.

Committed to showcase the best of the Philippines, Islands Souvenirs clinched another feat as it expanded its footprint by opening its newest franchise branch in Dipolog recently.

Raymond Migabon, Franchise Head of The Islands Group said that this opportunity only proves that Islands Souvenirs remains to be a veritable force in various aspects of tourism.

“Islands Souvenirs brought Cebu closer to Cebuanos and we want to the same in Dipolog. The brand has become a tool for the locals to express their pride of place. It gave them variations specifying what exactly it is about Cebu that they love. Now, they can do the same in Dipolog,” said Migabon.

Dipolog is not only known for its orchids and sardines industry but also for its historical and heritage sites, including its numerous tourist destinations.

“Dipolog is undeniably a beautiful city not only because of its rich history, historical landmarks, and exciting tourist destinations, but most importantly, because of its famously friendly people. This is exactly why Islands Souvenirs expanded through franchising here,” said Jay P. Aldeguer, founder and chairman of The Islands Group.

Islands Souvenirs – Dipolog is located at Mennens Gift Mart on Rizal Avenue, Dipolog City.

Monday February 25, 2013 at 17:39

Bruno Mars’ family tours the islands of Mactan with Islands Banca Cruises

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Thursday January 17, 2013 at 6:19

Cut & Style your Sinulog Shirt

Wear your traditional Islands Souvenirs Shirt in different ways!

Be Creative. Be a Sinulog Stand out!

Choose from these different looks suggested by our Cut & Style Fashion Bloggers Ambassadors. 

Kryz Uy of Kryzuy.com

Gillian Uang of Bydetails.blogspot.com

Marco Diala of Philippinestreetfashion.com

Eden Villarba of Chicinthetropics.com

Gizelle Sembrano of Gizellefaye.blogspot.com

Tuesday December 18, 2012 at 20:11

zerothreetwo:

Whoa! Sam Pinto in the flesh! 
Dec 29 at the New Oakridge Pavilion. See you there. 

zerothreetwo:

Whoa! Sam Pinto in the flesh! 

Dec 29 at the New Oakridge Pavilion. See you there. 

This post was reblogged from Blog - zerothreetwo.

Thursday November 29, 2012 at 12:02

ISLANDS GROUP SUPPORTS MISS CEBU 2013

The Sinulog fever is on!

The candidates of Miss Cebu 2013 graced the halls of The Islands Group’s headquarters recently for a meet and greet with the President and CEO of The Islands Group, Jay Aldeguer. During the visit, Aldeguer shared relevant insights about potential business prospects and other opportunities in Cebu and the whole country in general.

The meet and greet, and short talk was capped with an island-hopping  adventure to Ouano Beach, Pandanon Island courtesy of Islands Banca Cruises. The candidates gamely posed in a quick photo shoot wearing their personalized  I <3 Cebu shirts from Islands Souvenirs.

The photo shoot aims to encourage Cebuanos to creatively express  their love for Cebu. Get you personalized  I <3 Cebu shirts from any Islands Souvenirs boutique nearest you.

Explore and rediscover Cebu with Islands Banca Cruises, the leading island-hopping service provider  in Cebu and Davao. For reservations, you may call 516-1903 or 0917-6300736

Islands Souvenirs and Islands Banca are subsidiaries of The Islands Group of Companies. 

Thursday November 22, 2012 at 11:53

Islands Group Expands Hotel Chain

Islands Stay Hotels, the hotel chain of the Islands Group is set to expand its accommodations service with the opening of four more hotels in various locations in the country next year.

Multi-awarded entrepreneur Jay Aldeguer, president and CEO of the Islands Group said Islands Stay Hotel now has two properties operating in Cebu which were launched in April and May 2011 and is set to open four more in various locations throughout the country by 2013.

Islands Stay franchises will next be operating in Palawan and Makati by early 2013. Two more company-owned outlets in Cebu City are set to receive guests soon after in the third quarter.

The entrepreneur who transformed the souvenir business from a cottage industry to a multi-million enterprise with close to a hundred stores nationwide is now offering “independent-minded travelers” attractive rooms with flatscreen TVs and free wifi at affordable rates. In fact, the fee for a single person sleeping overnight in an Islands Stay Hotel is comparable to that being charged by the better-known retreat houses in Tagaytay City. But the comparison ends there. Environmental graphics set against a

clean white background dominate an Islands Stay room which also comes with a comfortable bed with a duvet, an air-conditioning system with green features and an efficient toilet and bath. Observes Aldeguer, who was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the country early in his career and was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awardee: “We focused on what travelers today consider as essentials and what they think is ‘cool’ — connectivity, a comfortable, well-designed room and location. We offer those and cut out the amenities and facilities that no longer matter to them.” A coffee shop in the hotel, for instance, is no longer important because guests would rather eat the standard breakfast offered by hotels on their way to their first destination. Big lobbies, extraneous furniture in the guest rooms like dressing tables and bathtubs in the bathroom have also been eliminated from Islands Stay properties.

“We prioritize our spending on what counts to our guests. Free wifi, for instance, is high on their list. We then try to overdeliver in terms of service and other matters such as providing them with a rainshower in the bathroom and a USB port on the flatscreen in the bedroom so they can connect their gadgets to it and play games or view photos with greater ease,” he explains.

The Islands Stay formula was affirmed in the opening months of the Mactan property which registered a phenomenal 100% occupancy on the first three months of operation. Aldeguer emphasizes that 98% of guests have been either walk-ins or direct bookings.

Familiar with the Islands Souvenirs retail brand which is highly visible in Boracay, Bohol and other top tourist destinations, guests did not have to be persuaded to walk into or book an Islands Stay room through the web when the property opened. They felt right at home amidst the familiar graphics found in almost every Islands Souvenirs store and experienced the same friendly service from hotel staff. The Islands brand is associated with service, value and a keen understanding of the traveler’s needs, according to Aldeguer.

Monday November 05, 2012 at 12:59

How was your long weekend? Where did you travel? Tell us about it!

On the other hand, here’s an article about Cebu landing 7th in Top 10 best Asian islands.

Cebu was named as one of the Asia’s top 10 islands in the annual Readers’ Choice Awards of the international travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler.

Cebu made it to No. 7, with a rating of 75.9. Of the seven criteria, it scored highest in friendliness, with 85.4.

So what’s the best way to enjoy and make the most out of Cebu’s islands? through Islands Banca Cruises! 

Sunday October 21, 2012 at 10:49

Never lose or have your luggage be mistaken by others as theirs, with these colorful luggage tags from Islands Souvenirs. Only Php 129.75.

Follow us on twitter @islandssouvenir and facebook 

Thursday October 18, 2012 at 12:18

CEBU <3 PINK

Islands Souvenirs joins the rest of the country in celebrating love, support and survival this October for breast cancer survivors through its CEBU <3 Pink campaign.

The campaign aims to increase awareness about the illness and raise funds for the ICanServe Foundation to support its activities and advocacies.

For every purchase of a double customized shirt in Islands Souvenirs SM and Ayala branches from October 12-31, PhP10.00 will be given to ICanServe Foundation, a support circle for women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Islands Souvenirs acknowledges the importance of spreading awareness about the condition through its online campaign to add a Cebu <3 Pink badge to profile pictures to show support to the men and women who are battling with cancer.

It also partnered with other organizations in their Pink October events namely, the 6th Pink October Run last Oct. 14 and Aboitizland’s Pink Run 2012 on Oct. 20.

Visit Islands Souvenirs on Facebook and follow them on twitter @islandssouvenir to know more about Cebu <3 Pink.

Islands Souvenirs is a subsidiary of The Islands Group of Companies.

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