When winter strikes, it’s nice to have a new gadget to play with. We’ve found deals on indoor toys that will keep you creative, cooking and cozy throughout the new year. And while a candle isn’t exactly a gadget, this holiday favorite will certainly make the season brighter.
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In a world filled with tablets, it’s tricky to know which one to buy. Let us make it simple for you: this Galaxy tablet from Samsung does it all, with speed and style, and is on sale for $139. At just over a pound, this lightweight device fits easily in the hand and comes with a generous 32GB of storage. The front-facing, 5MP camera makes video calls super crisp, while the Dolby speakers are—wait for it—surround sound, bringing voices, music, and movies to life. Complete with a fingerprint reader, fast-charging USB C port and a battery that lasts for hours, this is a best in class tablet for an even better price. Take it from this guy: “Cheaper than every competitor.” Or this guy: “$120 less than a comparable iPad.” Or this guy: “Got a better price than Amazon or Best Buy.”
This Ninja system is the kind of gadget that gets better and better as you use it. You start with the basics: fresh fruit smoothies or warm blended soups. Then you realize, this thing is pretty great, why don’t I try hummus or salsa? Soon enough, you’ll be mixing cookie batter, chopping veggies for stir-fries and whipping up pizza dough with the one-handed pulse feature. Reviewers adore this system, which comes with everything you could want: two single serve blender cups for smoothies on the go, a 72-ounce blender with Ninja’s Total Crush Technology and a food processing bowl that delivers fast and even chopping. When you’re done, it all goes in the dishwasher. “I bought this as a gift for my mother, because I have one and love it! The capacity of the containers is big enough to create some amazing recipes and not so big that anything goes to waste. Cleanup is a dream.” This Ninja set goes for twice the price at other retailers so at $99, this baby is a real steal.
We’re in a golden age of stick vacuums, and this Tineco might be the smartest of them all. The sleek, cordless vacuum combines brain and brawn into one sweet package. The iLoop Smart Sensor Technology automatically adjusts the suction level depending on the mess, which in turn conserves your battery’s life. (There’s also a handy battery level screen that displays how much life is left.) The 4 stage HEPA filtration system traps 99.97% of allergens, then releases cleaner air back into your home. Finally, the stick easily converts to a handvac, which makes getting into those pesky spaces quite a bit less, well, pesky. Need more convincing? Just check out the reviews, where “obsessed” users are calling it “perfect,” “amazing,” and “hands down one of the best stick vacuums I have ever used.”
The fastest way to get cozy, holiday vibes is by lighting a candle that smells like the season. Might we suggest this Christmas cookie candle, which brings the magic of Grandma's kitchen right into your home? Sweet and buttery, this is the candle you’ll want to light over and over. (And you can: it lasts for 110 hours.) Yankee Candles are an icon, a household favorite for 50 years. They use paraffin-grade wax and a natural fiber wick that ensures an even, consistent burn. “The smell brings memories of Christmas and good times” writes a smitten customer. Looking for a stocking stuffer or a go-to hostess gift? At $10, you might want to get a few.
A hard-sided suitcase takes the guesswork out of carry-ons. It eliminates the bloat that comes with soft-sided bags, and ensures your luggage fits easily overhead. This classic roller from Protege is constructed from 100% ABS, an engineered plastic that can be dented in transit, then flex back into its original shape. Its four multi-directional spinner wheels makes maneuvering through a busy airport a breeze, while the telescoping aluminum handle adjusts to your height. This suitcase isn’t just built well, it looks terrific. Reviewers are impressed with the unique colors (it comes in four delightful hues) and the contemporary, streamlined design. “The hard shell is protective but also looks sleek and modern.” For the thrillingly low price of $35, here’s your excuse to plan a weekend getaway.
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THE National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI 7) has filed charges against a woman who allegedly exposed her four-year-old daughter’s lewd photos to a Norwegian national.The whereabouts of Raquel (real name withheld to protect the dignity of the child) was traced in Barangay Suba, Cebu City after Norwegian national Raymond Harper was arrested by the NBI agents on June 28, 2022 for having several Child Sexual Abuse Materials (CSAM) in his gadgets.Upon inspection, some of the lewd p
A FISHMONGER died after he was shot by his neighbor in Barangay Gunting in the southern town of Barili, Cebu around noon on Saturday, December 3, 2022.The victim was identified as 38-year-old Eric Tampos.He succumbed to a gunshot wound in the head.Staff Sergeant Jeffrey Alpas of the Barili Police Station said they arrested the gunman, whom they identified as Joselito Languido, a 62-year-old farmer.Alpas said the victim was having a drinking session in the suspect’s house when the incident happen
THE Bellevue Resort, Bohol celebrated its 10th Anniversary with an event that doubles as its Client Appreciation Party on Nov. 25.In his keynote speech, managing director Dustin Chan reminisces about the resort’s 10-year journey. He explained that where the multi-awarded Bellevue is today is not a result from a single day of work, but a full decade of passion and dedication, to ensure that only the best of the best can be offered to its guests and prospects.The managing director also expressed h
THE garbage management system of Cebu City might see an overhaul as Filipino businessman and billionaire Enrique K. Razon Jr. pours in investment to modernize a local waste management company.Prime Integrated Waste Solutions Inc. (Piwsi), a Prime Infra subsidiary, is set to fully acquire ARN Central Waste Management Inc., which currently receives around 1,000 tons of Cebu’s, including Cebu City’s, municipal solid waste daily. Prime Infra, is Razon’s infrastructure arm that focuses on building as
CEBU City recorded the highest economic growth rate in Central Visayas, as stated by the Provincial Product Accounts (PPA) assessment done by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Region 7.The agency presented the assessment on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, at the Bai Hotel in Mandaue City.Ariel Florendo, the PSA 7 director, told SunStar Cebu that they first conducted the PPA assessment in 2019 for the period 2019-2020, and the result was presented last year in 2021.Florendo said the evaluation was
CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama sees the impending acquisition of Filipino billionaire businessman Enrique Razon’s firm of a local waste management company as a positive development in the quest to solve the city’s garbage issue.If ever the Razon group would enter a business deal with the City Government, Rama said in a press conference Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 that he would endorse the matter to the City Council for its approval.Prime Integrated Waste Solutions Inc. (Piwsi), a Prime Infra subsidiary,
THE holiday season is officially here as Bluewater Maribago lights up with breathtaking brilliance in Kahayag 2022, its annual tree-lighting ceremony, held on Nov. 12 in Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort.This year, its 18-foot-tall Christmas tree is adorned with beautiful Christmas “parols” that all lit up during the ceremony.This year’s lighting was coordinated by executive chef Stephen Del Amen, pastry chef Edgar Daclan, and resort assistant general manager Domiku Ugarte.The event’s theme, “Kaha
A POLICEMAN is in critical condition after he was shot while trying to break up a fight in Purok Tambis, Barangay Lawis in the northern town of San Remigio, Cebu, in the early hours of Sunday, December 4, 2022.Staff Sergeant Jade Carabuena, a 38-year-old resident of the area, was shot in the back of the head.Police still don’t know who was responsible, but they are looking at five persons of interest (POIs).Major Wendell Abellana, chief of the San Remigio Police Station, said Carabuena called th
CEBU Governor Gwendolyn Garcia will hold a design competition for floating cottages that will be built off the coast of Cordova town on Mactan Island.Garcia has formed a group that will look into the rehabilitation of Cordova waters, as the Province and Cordova Municipal Government prepare for the reopening of the town’s floating cottages to tourists.“I’m going to form this group that will lay down the guidelines because we are going to launch a competition for the design and total masterplan of
A COMPANY based in Australia has proposed to the Cebu City Government the construction of a US$1 million modular waste-to-energy (WTE) facility that it claims can clean tons of waste that are still stuck in the closed Inayawan Sanitary Landfill.The NRG Group Australia stated in its unsolicited proposal that it will build the WTE facility at no cost to the City Government, but the project will be carried out through a joint venture agreement (JVA).Anthony Aucone, the company’s executive director,
ALMOST P1 million worth of illegal drugs were confiscated from a woman during a buy-bust in Barangay San Roque, Cebu City at 6 p.m. Monday, December 5, 2022.Police Captain Joffre Grande of the Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit in Central Visayas (RPDEU 7) headed the operation that led to the arrest of Cynthia Cutamora, 33, and a certain Roderick Mariquit, 26, of Barangay Pangpang, Barili town, southwest Cebu.Cutamora, subject of the operation, yielded at least 135 grams of substance believed
FILIPINO Homes founder Anthony Gerard Leuterio emerged as one of the awardees for this year’s Kabayan 2022 during celebration of Go Negosyo’s 17th anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.He is one of the nine “inspiring overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and entrepreneurs” commended for their “passion and determination to become better in their respective fields of business.”Leuterio is joined by eight other awardees, namely Arvin Esperida of Bodega ni Tatay; Angelito Castro of Angel Castro Aqua Vent
A FIRE in the early hours of Sunday morning, Dec. 4, 2022, destroyed 150 houses in Sitio Wangyu, Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City.FO3 Emerson Arceo, investigator of the Cebu City Fire Office, said damage estimates were placed at P3.7 million, adding that majority of the houses were made of wood.He said they raised the first alarm at 1:49 a.m. before raising the second alarm at 2:07 a.m. The fire was placed under control an hour later before it was put out at 3:36 a.m.Arceo said the fire started in
MORE than 24,000 drug personalities have been arrested under the administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (PBBM) so far, underscoring its determination to continue his predecessor’s relentless war on drugs but with a greater focus on demand reduction, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said.Human Rights Watch, however, said the campaign has not been any less bloody.A total of 24,159 drug personalities were arrested from July 1 to Nov. 24, 2022, DILG Sec
THE Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) is ready to secure the concert featuring Korean pop or K-pop artists that will be held at the Mactan Newtown open grounds on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022.Col. Elmer Lim, LCPO director, told SunStar Cebu that they will be maximizing their force in securing the venue and the crowd, but he did not divulge the exact number of police officers who will be deployed to the event dubbed “Be You 2: The World Will Care.”“Queen of K-pop” BoA and her fellow K-pop artists Che
AT LEAST three persons of interest in the shooting of a policeman in San Remigio town in northern Cebu were subjected to paraffin testing to determine the presence of gunpowder residue.Police Major Wendell Abellana, chief of San Remegio Police Station, said in an interview with SunStar Cebu that they are now waiting for the result of the test to determine who among them had fired a shot.Abellana said they have also three to five witnesses who could give information on the shooting of 38-year-old
THE chief of Talamban Police Station admitted having a hard time resolving the case involving six persons from Ozamis City who went missing on September 26, 2022 after checking in at a motel in Barangay Talamban, Cebu City.Police Major Alvin Llamedo, Talamban police chief, said nobody came to their office yet, including the one who sought the help of Senator Raffy Tulfo, to ask their assistance in locating the missing individuals.The group reportedly went to Cebu City to accompany a patient who
THE dead man who was found dumped along the roadside in the Transcentral Highway in Sitio Tupas in the mountain barangay of Taptap, Cebu City on Friday morning, December 2, 2022, has been identified.Major Alvin Llamedo, chief of the Talamban Police Station, said the victim was 45-year-old William Orger Guinocor, a resident of Sitio Fatima, Barangay Apas in the same city.Llamedo said they are still trying to identify the persons responsible for killing Guinocor.“Based on our follow-up investigati
The Christmas season this year seems to level up in terms of people’s anticipation. After super typhoon Odette played the awful “Grinch” to Cebuanos last year in the middle of the pandemic, we all have the right reasons to make up for it this year and celebrate a better and brighter holiday season.The Yuletide spirit has been almost palpable the past few days as homes and malls have decked their spaces with vibrant lights and decorations. Public open spaces, recognizing their roles as converging