The Philippine Retailers Association-Cebu Chapter will be hosting various webinars to help guide businesses, retailers, and consumers in the new normal.

Great Cebu Sale successfully conducted the first part of the webinar series entitled “Rethinking our Business and Repurposing our Facilities for Survival and Sustenance #Diskarte” last Sept. 28 & 29. A total of 60 participants joined the last webinar which included the following companies: Pillows Hotel, Rusem International, Cebu Hilltop Hotel, MJ Hotel and Suites, Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino, Shangri-La, Basic Graphics Inc., Cebu Hotel Plus, Cebu Grand Hotel, Cebu Palm Grass Hotel, Island Souvenirs, Cebu Parklane International Hotel, Quest Hotel and Conference Center Cebu, HRRAC, Anjo World Theme Park, Laguna Group, WeeDoo, Mi Department Store, Hyundai Cebu Inc., One Central Hotel & Suites Corp., Kandaya Resort, Expressions Stationery Shop Inc., Amethyst Boutique Hotel Cebu, Golden Prince Hotel & Suites, Goldberry Suites & Hotel, Cebu Primera Food Industries Inc., SM Consolacion, Mang Tinapay and HRRAC CGM Hotel Consultancy.

Calling out all Food and Non-Food Retailers, Service Retailers, Supermarket & Groceries, Department Stores & Boutiques, Hardware, IT & Home Stores, Restos, Bake/Coffee Shops, Gasoline Stations, Spa and Salons, Gyms, Academes, Online Sellers and all other retailers to grab this opportunity and join the FREE webinar this coming October 5 & 6 for the second part of “Rethinking our Business and Repurposing our Facilities for Survival and Sustenance #Diskarte”. It's your time to Zoom into strategies on how you can stay relevant and compete in the New Normal. Don't miss out and tune in via Zoom. See below details and link for you to join. The webinar will promptly start at 10am. Participants are encouraged to log-in by 9:40 AM. Click this link to register for the event:


WHEN: October 5, 2020 (Monday) from 10:00 AM to 12:00 NN

Click this link to join:

Zoom Meeting ID: 874 4451 3584

Zoom Passcode: GCS2020


WHEN: October 6, 2020 (Tuesday) from 10:00AM to 12:00 NN

Click this link to join:

Zoom Meeting ID: 841 6476 2428

Zoom Passcode: GCS2020

We have scheduled various webinars throughout the sale period to stimulate interest from the public, said Raki Urbina, co-chairperson of the GCS.

On Oct. 12 and 13, another webinar dubbed as “Redefining and Optimizing the Essential Components of Retail in these Most Challenging Times” will also be conducted. 

GCS will also host a webinar on “Leading by Emotional Intelligence with Stressed-out Workforce and Anxious Guests and Customers.” On Oct. 19 and 20.

The webinar series will be conducted by The Rockstar Trainer and Resource Speaker of the Philippines - Francisco Dela Cruz. Mr. Dela Cruz who hailed from Bocaue, Bulacan is a retailer, a hotelier, a trainer, a leader, an influencer, and a guest-&-customer experience champion. He is a Certified Leader by Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) in London; and a Certified Competency Developer by the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) in Canada. He has a total of 35 years working experience, and from this, 17 years were spent abroad- in different countries in the Middle East, where, among other various roles, he used to be the Hospitality Training Manager of Sheraton Hotel in Kuwait – a 5-Star Luxury Collection Hotel. He was a Retail Training Manager of Alshaya Retail Group in the Middle East, operating in 19 countries, with more than 2,500 stores and 110 nationalities. On the other hand, his work experiences in the Philippines included being a Branch Manager (or Senior Retail Operations Manager) of many SM Stores in the Philippines, a Planning and Budget Analyst at Philippine National Oil Company, and Evening Professor of Business Management and Marketing at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, and now an independent Trainer and Resource Speaker of many private companies and government agencies.

According to Camille Aldeguer, chairman of the Great Cebu Sale that GCS will also be tapping a group of Event Organizers and Wedding Planners for a possible collaboration with the Hotels, Resorts and Restaurants to bring in more guests to hold events and functions.

“It should be a welcome development for hotels who have functions, however, mass gatherings are still prohibited”, PRA President-Cebu Chapter Chester Lim said.