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A Return to Tieza Botanical Garden

Many years ago (6 to be exact,) me and my friends decided to do one thing we never thought we’d be able to do. We set out on a quest to traverse the mountains of Talamban and Budlaan in order to reach San Pedro Calungsod Peak in Barangay Sirao. This little misadventure of ours was […]

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Revisiting Borbon’s Silmugi River Park

Several years ago, the Silmugi River Park in the municipality of Borbon in Northern Cebu was touted as the most promising tourist attraction in the province. Offering guests a beautiful view of the Silmugi River as well as a picturesque walk through its well-protected mangrove forest, the park was expected to become one of Cebu’s […]

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Waiting for Sunset at Pinamungajan’s Public Beach

After leaving the Capilla Santa Ana compound in Toledo City, I decided to continue driving towards the town of PInamungajan. Since it was only three in the afternoon, my plan was to keep driving until I reach Aloguinsan, take the road towards Mantalongon in Barili, exit in Carcar, and then head back to Cebu city. […]

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An Unintended Tour of Toledo’s Capilla Santa Ana

One day I found myself driving towards the city of Toledo. There was no particular destination or plan. But as I was driving through Naga, I made a quick decision to swerve right. I always enjoy the short drive from Naga City to Toledo via the Uling Road. The whole route is a mix of […]

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Calasa Falls: An Accidental Discovery

After my stop in the quiet little town of Boljoon (Ili Rock Viewing Deck) and a quick lunch in Oslob, I was on my way to the town of Moalboal for some much-needed swim. The trip was going to be a long one as Moalboal is basically eight towns away. And I was certain that I’d be […]

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10000 Roses Cafe: Cordova’s Ten Thousand Blooms

Last February 5, a new tourist destination opened in Cebu. Although it is not your typical tourist spot (as it is a coffee shop,) news of its very interesting ‘feature’ quickly spread on social media. And in less than a week, this new cafe broke the local Internet, became everyone’s obsession, and made headlines. Quite interesting, […]

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Cebu Updates 22

Hello, everyone! I’m finally back with fresh updates. Sorry it took me quite a while to post an update (if anybody is actually waiting. hehe) After a full year of being extra busy with work, I finally have enough time to update my blogs (this, TheCebuano.com, and Leylander.net) more often! Crossing my fingers that things […]

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Sinulog Festival Queen 2017

You’ve probably heard the news that Mayor Tomas Osmena has cancelled this year’s Miss Cebu competition. According to him, the competition has become too elitist. He also stated that the pageant requires a huge amount of funds which the city could definitely use on other (more important) things. He then added that the city should […]

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Walk with Jesus 2017: Unwavering Faith

Today, I woke up feeling a little worried. Of course, I’m excited because the Sinulog season is finally here. But at the same time, I am also anxious and bothered. News have been circulating about bomb threats and the Sinulog celebration being a possible target. Just the thought that horrible things COULD happen here in […]

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Sinulog 2017 Route Maps

Check out the important route maps that would definitely help make your Sinulog 2017 experience more fun and more hassle-free. The Grand Parade route map will tell you where to catch street performances, which roads to stay away from, and where important services (free water, medical services, etc.) can be found. 

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Sinulog 2017 Schedule of Activities

It’s that time of the year once again! Sinulog Festival, the Philippines’ grandest and biggest festival will soon be upon us!. And while the rest of the world is still busy shopping and looking for presents and the perfect holiday recipes, you can check out this schedule instead so you can start planning your great […]

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Cebu Updates 21

Hey, guys! Here are some fresh updates that I’m sure you’ve all been waiting for. It took me quite a while to put this post together due to various schedule changes and a lot of out-of-town travels. Anyway, here’s hoping that things will run smoothly in the next couple of months because I have a […]

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Malapascua Island: From Another Angle

I enjoy solo travels. I’m pretty sure I’ve already established that little fact. But every once in a while, I do crave for company. I guess it’s human nature. There’s that unspoken need to have someone standing right next to you when something awful, or awesome, or unexpected, or stupid happens. While I perform best when […]

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Canlaob Falls: A Beautiful Rediscovery

It was just an hour past noon. It was muggy and uncomfortable and the mid-day sun was blazing. But the trail was slowly growing darker. My shoulders felt heavier and the bag on my back seemed like a gigantic boulder. I stopped under a small tree and sat down, hoping that the dizziness would go […]

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