Does your family live in Cebu?

I previously thought that the last time I was in Cebu was in 2005, but it was longer than that … it was 1996 (almost 20 years ago!).

What I do remember clearly was that the beaches were awesome, the city was clean and well organized, duck pin bowling was mucho fun, and I met a lot of friendly Cebuanos during my visit.

So I am happy to say that we have a bunch of merchants on the BeamAndGo platform with branches in Cebu.

If you or your family live in Cebu, you can purchase digital gift certificates from and use them at these participating merchants:

Gaisano CapitalGaisano Capital is one of the premier department stores in the Philippines. They are known for their wide selection of merchandise and affordable prices. In Cebu alone, they have 8 branches.

Prince WarehouseWith 5 branches in Cebu, Prince Warehouse is one of the fastest growing hypermarts in the Philippines. They have a wide selection of groceries and supplies with discount specials every week and sometimes daily.

GenerikaGenerika is the #1 generics drugstore in the Philippines with 32 branches in Cebu. They carry affordable generic medication, branded medicines, hospital supplies and perform health screenings.

Also feel free to share with your family and friends.

To see what else we are doing at BeamAndGo, visit us at And if you have questions, suggestions or comments, you can contact me directly at


New Year’s Resolutions – The 2015 Edition

Yup, it’s that time of year again. Time to learn from the misses-and-makes from 2014 and declare my New Year’s Resolutions for 2015. This year, I only have 3. Here they are …

1. Listen to a wider variety of music. For some reason, this year I mostly listened to hard rock (AC/DC, Led Zep, Guns ‘n’ Roses), classic rock (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, ZZ Top, Living Colour) and old school hip hop (Sugar Hill Gang, Grand Master Flash, Beat Nuts, The Roots, MC Solaar).

MilesDavis_20141226In 2015, my plan is to open it up a bit and listen to more Beethoven and Hayden, more Motown, more Miles Davis, more Robert Cray, more Duke Ellington, more love songs, more classics, more standards.

I still love AC/DC, so that’s not going to change much.


2. Swim, Bike, Run. Last year, I made a lot of excuses for not doing any triathlons – too much work, too much Gabby, too much BeamAndGo. The truth was that I was a little lazy and burnt out.

Swimming_Dog_20141226As a I result, I gained 7 lbs and have difficulty walking 10K. Started biking and running. And once this rain stops, it’s swim time (and a lot of it). My goal is to run 10K in under 50 minutes by June and participate in an Olympic distance triathlon in September.


3. Be a better BeamAndGo leader. I’m not saying this cause this is a BeamAndGo blog. I’m a firm believer in what we are trying to do – creating a better way for people to take care of their families in the Philippines. My own family will always be #1, but BeamAndGo is #2 and one of the most important things in my life.

Look at these guys!

Look at these guys!

I love all the guys and gals on the team. Mariliese, Dino, Doi, Tanya, Albert, Antonette, Ross are all hard working individuals and committed to doing the best. I see it everyday and I am grateful to be working with such a good team.

To learn more about BeamAndGo, just visit us at I think you will like what you see.