First Look: Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort

There is a new five-star resort in Mactan, Cebu and it is looking pretty amazing. The name of the resort is Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort. Owned by Robinsons Land Corporation and managed by Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts, the luxury resort is situated right inside the Amisa Private Residences complex in Punta Engano. Take […]

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Fuente Osmeña: Tired and Forgotten

The 2109 Pasigarbo sa Sugbo Festival was held recently here in Cebu City. The festival, which features a parade and showdown competition, was recently brought back by returning Gwendolyn Garcia. In the past, the festival parade was usually held in Mandaue City (around the CICC complex.) However, since the controversial structure is now no longer […]

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Experiencing a Massive Flood in Mambaling

Today, September 3, 2019, Cebu City experienced one of the heaviest torrential rains in recent months. It lasted for more than an hour and left in its wake a massive flood which stranded thousands of commuters and stalled hundreds of vehicles. The resulting traffic jam prevented vehicles traveling south from moving forward and they ended […]

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Oriental Spice Gourmet: The Taste of Southeast Asia

You know I don’t usually post about food in this blog but let me just tell you this quick story because I feel that all Cebuanos need to know about this culinary gem. See, two weeks ago, my boss took me and a visiting Vietnamese friend to a special restaurant in Lapu-Lapu City. The restaurant […]

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Cebu Updates 26

Hello, guys! Here is a fresh batch of Cebu updates, for those who are actually waiting. I have to warn you, though. This one is a bit long as these are photos that I’ve collected over the past few weeks. I didn’t want to give you a short update just for the sake of creating […]

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I Finally Visited the Anjo World Theme Park in Minglanilla!

For those who still did not know, a few months ago, Minglanilla has opened a full-service theme and amusement park called Anjo World Theme Park. Located just several hundred meters from the town center (town plaza), the park sits on a lot right next to the South National Road. While I have been planning to […]

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Dr. Emilio Osmeña Botanical Garden: A Cool Getaway in Busay

Several weeks ago, by accident, I discovered an exciting new spot in Busay. During one of my usual motorbike trips to the highlands, I saw a sign that pointed me to a certain ‘botanical garden’ somewhere in Busay. Knowing that IG spots are now the ‘in’ thing among business owners and social media enthusiasts, I […]

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First Look: Il Corso Filinvest Lifemalls and Cinemas

Il Corso, the lifestyle component of FilInvest’s City di Mare at the South Road Properties, recently finally opened its doors to the public for the first time. While a huge part of the development remains unfinished, the mall’s main hall, the cinemas on the third level, and the promenade facing the Mactan Channel are now […]

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The Controversial Mambaling Underpass

A couple of weeks ago, the very controversial Mambaling Underpass was finally opened to the public. The underpass, which is less than a kilometer long, is considered one of the biggest infrastructure projects designed to help alleviate the worsening traffic situation in the Metro. With the underpass in place, traffic from both directions plying along […]

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Life Under the (Mactan) Bridge – Part 2

Four years ago, I blogged about my very first time under the First Mactan Bridge. I shared photos of what life was like under the bridge (Mandaue City side). If you’re unaware, hundreds of families live under the First Mactan Bridge. A lot of these families live on the edge of the water. And an […]

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