Advent calendars are a lot of fun, and if there's one thing we need these days, it's a little more fun and colour in our lives. This brings us to a more adult way of partaking in this year's Christmas festivities than usual.
Get your mind out of the gutter, we are talking about alcoholic advent calendars. Instead of little chocolate treats, imagine trying out 12/24 different tiny tipples as you count down to Christmas. I don't know about you, but it sounds like a wonderful way to end the year, and a possibly more cost-effective way to try out the different alcohol in the market.
Here are some alcoholic advent calendars we're eyeing.
A MEMBER of the Cebu City Council urged Mayor Michael Rama to conduct an "anti-poverty summit" to address the high number of "poor individuals" in the city.In his resolution, Councilor Rey Gealon said there is an urgent need to take appropriate steps to alleviate the problem in accordance with the Singapore-like vision of the City.Gealon cited the 2019 data from the Department of Social Welfare and Development that revealed there are 11,805 poor households in Cebu City, the highest number among
KOREAN pop (K-pop) stars who will hold a concert in Lapu-Lapu City received a warm welcome from their Cebuano fans on Wednesday night, Dec. 7, 2022.K-pop stars Chen and Xiumin of super boyband Exo, “The Queen of K-Pop” BoA and U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin of boyband TVXQ were treated to a unique Cebuano welcome by their fans at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.Despite seeing their idols firsthand, Cebuano K-pop fans were cooperative with airport personnel, said Mactan-Cebu International Ai
A POLICEMAN who was shot while trying to break up a fight in Purok Tambis, Barangay Lawis, San Remigio town, northern Cebu, has expired in a private hospital in Cebu City on Wednesday morning. December 7, after several days of fighting for his life.Staff Sergeant Jade Carabuena, a 38-year-old resident of the area, succumbed to a gunshot wound at the back of his head.Police Colonel Rommel Ochave, chief of the Cebu Police Provincial Office, said they already filed a case of frustrated murder on Tu
THE K-pop artists who will hold a concert in Lapu-Lapu City received a warm welcome from their Cebuano fans upon their arrival at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Wednesday, December 7, 2022.This was according to Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) Public Affairs Office head Mary Ann Dimabayao on Thursday, December 8.Dimabayao told SunStar Cebu that she was impressed with the cooperation and discipline of the fans as they kept their composure when K-pop artists Chen and Xium
A POLICEMAN who was shot while trying to break up a fight in Purok Tambis, Barangay Lawis, San Remigio town, northern Cebu, has expired in a private hospital in Cebu City on Wednesday at 1:22 p.m.. December 7, after several days of fighting for his life. Staff Sergeant Jade Carabuena, a 38-year-old resident of the area, was responding to a trouble between his neighbors that erupted at a disco party just across his house on Sunday dawn, December 4, 2022, when he was shot in the head. The bullet a
THE Cebu Provincial Government will hold the Christmas lighting at the Capitol on Dec. 16, 2022.The date marks the one-year anniversary of super typhoon Odette (Rai), which ravaged Metro Cebu and the southern part of the province.The second costliest typhoon in the country’s history toppled electric posts that plunged hundreds of thousands of people into darkness and destroyed and damaged houses and establishments that were still recovering from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, among oth
THE Cebu City Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW) has proposed almost P2 billion worth of infrastructure projects that can help mitigate the city's flooding and landslide problem.In its submitted budget for 2023 for construction services, the department will be spending P600 million for the construction of retention ponds at frequently flooded areas and another P600 million for drainage projects.The DEPW has also allocated P600 million for infrastructure that aim to “slope protecti
A VENDOR died while 10 others were injured when the bus they were riding crashed into a hill in Bilar, Bohol Province on Thursday morning, December 8, 2022.The victim was identified as 69-year-old Erlinda Anob, who was on her way to Tagbilaran City to sell pork rinds, banana chips and fish crackers.She suffered multiple fractures as a result of the impact.Police have yet to get the names of the 10 who were hurt as they were rushed to different hospitals.According to Staff Sergeant Mark Cabusao,
The University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters gave their finals hopes a lifeline as they nipped the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers, 68-67, in the semifinals of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) Season 22 collegiate basketball tournament on Thursday night at the Cebu Coliseum.UC’s victory means they will square off once again versus USPF on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. with the winner advancing to the best-of-three finals which starts immediately on Sunday, Decem
AMID a revitalized local tourism industry and the continuing patronage of local and international tourists, Cebu family-friendly resort, Solea Mactan Resort, celebrated with a Thanksgiving dinner and a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in its Lapu-Lapu City property recently.The event, attended by Cordova Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan, Rep. Daphne Lagon (Cebu, 6th District), and Solea executives, featured special performances and a special treat for guests as a Thanksgiving and early holiday treat.The
SHARES rose in Asia on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, after an advance on Wall Street led by the latest rally in technology companies.Chinese benchmarks rose on reports the government is planning new measures to support the ailing property sector, which has dragged on growth over the past several years.The relaxation of some of the country’s “zero-Covid” rules is also boosting hopes for the economy will gain momentum, though experts say it will take months for tourism and other business to recover from t
AS CONSUMER spending accelerates ahead of Christmas and New Year festivities, Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking to amend the Consumer Act of the Philippines (Republic Act 7394) to strengthen the rights of consumers and enhance measures designed to protect them.“It is important that consumers are empowered to make well-informed decisions as they choose products and services for themselves and their loved ones as this will also empower legitimate enterprises to grow their businesses,” Gatchalian s
WORLD-RANKED super bantamweight “Magic” Mike Plania springs back into action before 2022 ends.Plania locks horns with sturdy veteran Jeffrey Francisco in the main event of “Double Trouble” on Dec. 31 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.The 25-year-old Plania is eager to bounce back after losing his last fight. He lost to Ra’eese Aleem via a lopsided unanimous decision in a World Boxing Organization (WBO) North American Boxing Organization super bantamweight title fight in Los Angeles, California.Desp
A 32-YEAR-OLD woman and her lover whom she met via social networking site Facebook were arrested after they were caught sleeping together by the former’s husband in Barangay Jampang, Argao, Cebu.Arrested were Darlyn Tejero Moises, 32, a native of Canlaon City, Negros Oriental; and Joshua Campaner Camahalan, 21, a resident of Upper Candabong, Sitio Jampang in Argao, around 11 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2022.The complainant was identified as Joan Fajardo Moises, 39, driver and resident of Canlaon
OVER 4,200 senior citizens in Cordova town, Cebu have received their P1,000 Christmas bonus from the Municipal Government.The distribution of the Christmas bonus was led by Mayor Cesar Suan and Vice Mayor Boyet Tago, with members of the Municipal Council, on December 8, 2022.Suan said the cash bonus was one of the things he promised to his constituents when he campaigned for mayor in last May’s elections.Each of the 4,229 senior citizens received P1,000, which they can use to buy their daily nee
THE legislative and executive departments of the Cebu City Government will hold a bicameral conference to achieve a common ground on the proposed tax increase and P50-billion budget for 2023. Councilor Noel Wenceslao told SunStar Cebu on Thursday, December 8, 2022, that the meeting between the two branches hopes to yield a united direction amid the council’s ongoing public hearing for the tax code revision and next year’s funds. Wenceslao, who chairs the committee on budget and finance, said the
MORE or less 2,000 fans have witnessed the “Be You 2: The World Will Care” concert at the Mactan Newtown despite the scattered rains Thursday evening, December 8, 2022.Police Colonel Elmer Lim, director of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO), told SunStar Cebu that the fandom of the K-pop artists started to flock to the venue around 3 p.m., or two hours and a half before the concert started at 5:30 p.m.Lim said the traffic situation in Barangay Mactan was normal amid the event, which pushed
MANILA - Global endorser and the first Filipina Taiwan Tourism Ambassador, Gabbi Garcia, will take the stage once more on December 10, 2022 at the Market! Market! Activity Center to share her “Panahon sa Taiwan” experience.As its borders begin to open, Taiwan is stepping up its efforts to promote their nation in neighboring countries and beyond with the “Panahon Sa Taiwan with Gabbi Garcia” campaign.Gabbi is excited to go back to Taiwan next year to fully immerse herself in Taiwan’s beautiful cu
Lawmakers from the House of Representatives who authored the proposed P275-billion Maharlika Wealth Fund have changed tune—they have decided to remove the Social Security System (SSS) and the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) as funding sources in the bill.This came after the bill attracted criticisms, specifically from SSS and GSIS pensioners who said they were not consulted.Marikina Rep. Stella Quimbo, one of the bill’s authors, said on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022 that they decided to ame
A 32-YEAR-OLD cyclist died after he was hit by a jeepney around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2022.The victim, identified as Marvin Rivera, was a resident of Barangay Cogon Pardo, Cebu City. He was hit and dragged by a passenger jeepney driven by Natalio Yusalina Granzon Jr., 45, of Villahermosa, Tabuelan, Cebu.Police Corporal Rhenniel Jay Docejo of Parian Police Station said that based on their investigation, Rivera was driving his bike on his way home when he was hit by the jeep on Gen. Ech