The Big Mactan Shrine Makeover

The City of Lapu-Lapu recently unveiled the new look of one of Cebu’s biggest and most important historical sites. After weeks of work, the famous Mactan Shrine in Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, was finally re-opened to the public. The renovation and the subsequent opening came just in time for the 2019 Kadaugan sa Mactan celebrations […]

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Caohagan Island: Through The Eyes of a First-Timer

Believe it or not, but I’ve never been on an island-hopping tour in Mactan. As a matter of fact, the only island in Mactan that I’ve been to (other than the mainland) is Olango. So when a friend said that we would be going on an island-hopping trip for his birthday, I didn’t say no. […]

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Cebu Updates 25

Hello, everyone! After so many months, I am finally back with updates! (The last time was back in September last year.) So, I feel that this update has to be really big and long to make up for all the things we missed. And so that’s exactly what I am going to do. For this […]

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Shell Island: A World Away

After an event at SM Seaside City Cebu, a friend and I decided to visit the small sea-side park near the South Road Properties (SRP) entrance.  The park offers an amazing view of the Mactan Channel and is frequented by those who want to ‘escape’ the busy weekend traffic in the city. My friend said […]

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La Vie in the Sky: A Chill (and Quick) Getaway

La Vie Parisienne is a popular modern French restaurant and winery in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City. Known for its gaudy and interesting interiors and visually-stunning lighted trees, the restaurant is considered one of the most popular hang-outs in the city. Recently, La Vie opened another property in the highlands of Cebu. Aptly called La Vie […]

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Solemn Foot Procession 2019

Last January 19, 2019, the annual solemn foot procession was held. The solemn foot procession is the most important and the second most-attended event during the whole Sinulog season. During this event, the image of Senor Santo Nino, together with the image of the Virgin Mary and the image of Saint Joseph are paraded through […]

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Sinulog Fluvial Parade 2019

Every year, one day before the well-attended Sinulog Grand Parade takes place, Cebuanos flock to the port area to witness one of the Sinulog season’s most important events. Right before sunrise, hundreds of thousands fill the ports of Cebu to witness a spectacle that cannot be found anywhere else. This event is the annual Sinulog […]

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Penshoppe’s Sinulog 2019 Display: A Beautiful Cebuano Tradition

Each year, Cebuanos look forward to the construction of one of the most important features of Sinulog sa Sugbu — Penshoppe’s Sinulog stage / platform / chapel / display in Fuente Osmena. Considered one of the most enduring symbols of Cebu’s beloved festival, the display is built near the end of December and will remain open […]

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Walk with Jesus Dawn Procession 2019

Last January 10, 2019, the annual Walk with Jesus solemn dawn procession was held. The Walk with Jesus dawn procession is a yearly event that marks the official start of the Sinulog season in Cebu. Days prior to this event, the image of Senor Santo Nino de Cebu ‘visits’ various churches in the city as […]

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Sinulog 2019 Route Maps

With all the rerouting, road blockage, and scheduled closures, the month-long Sinulog celebrations can be quite stressful. However, if you are well-equipped with the knowledge and information regarding these activities, everything is actually quite manageable and easy. To make things a little more bearable, here are the official route maps released by the Sinulog Foundation, […]

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