Pictorial Souvenir

Sir Billy, an MCPB reader, sent me some scanned photos of an old publication entitled ‘Cebu City – A Pictorial Souvenir.’ The photo book was issued during the 1965 Fourth Centennial Celebration of Cebu City.

According to Sir Billy, the book was almost destroyed when Typhoon Ruping hit Cebu some years ago. So, to ‘preserve’ the precious photos in the book, Sir Billy scanned the pages.

By the way, I will just list down the names mentioned in the book because we aren’t exactly sure who owns the photos. If you happen to be the owner of these photos and you wish to have them removed, please contact me privately. Thanks.

Cebu City – A Pictorial Souvenir

Front Cover by you.

Left Top – Fuente Osmeña
Left Bottom – Cebu City Zoo
Right – Marker of Don Sergio Osmeña’s birthplace

page 4 by you.

Left Top – University of San Carlos
Left Bottom – University of Southern Philippines
Right Top – University of the Visayas
Right Bottom – Southwestern University

page 18 by you.

LT – Cebu Provincial Capitol
LB – Cebu Public Library
R – Cebu City Hall

page 9 by you.

LT – Pepsi-Cola Plant
LB – FGU – Insular Building
RT – Cebu Royal Plant
RB – Goodrich Building

page 8 by you.

LT – PCI Bank
LB – Bank of Asia
RT – Bank of the Philippine Islands
RB – Philippine Banking Corporation

page 7 by you.

LT – Archbishop’s Palace
LB – Cebu Cathedral
RT – Sacred Heart Church
RB – Good Shepherd Church

page 6 by you.

L – Redemptorist Church
CT – Sto. Rosario Church
CB – Pardo Church
RT – Mabolo Church
RB – Talamban Church

page 5 by you.

LT – Jones Avenue
LB – Magellan Monument
RT – Magallanes Street
RB – Lapulapu Monument

page 3 by you.

LT – Southern Islands Hospital (now VSMMC)
LB – Perpetual Succour Hospital
R – Cebu City Hospital

page 27 by you.

L – Velez General Hospital
RT – Chong Hua Hospital
RB – Miller Hospital and Sanitarium

page 26 by you.

LT – Filamlife Building
LB – Fortunata building
RT – Shell Office and Chartered Bank
RB – LUYM Buidling – Cebu’s tallest

page 25 by you.

LT – White Gold building
LB – Cebu Community Hospital
RT – Mobil Building
RB1 – Jaycee Clubhouse
RB2 -Thrift-Mart, Maria Cristina Building

page 24 by you.

LT – DBP Building
LB – Equitable Banking Corporation
C – First National City Bank of New York
RT – First Insular Bank of Cebu
RB – Philippine Bank of Communications

page 23 by you.

LT – Philippine National Bank
LB – Sugbuanon Rural Bank and People’s Financing
RT – Bank of Commerce
RB – 2nd Cebu City Development Bank

page 22 by you.

LT – VS Villamor Institute
LB – Sacred Heart High School
RT – Abellana National High School
RB – Cebu College of Commerce

page 21 by you.

LT – Colegio de la Immaculada Concepcion
LB – Cebu Eastern College
RT – Colegio de San Jose – Recoletos
RB – Cebu Normal School

page 20 by you.

L – Legaspi Monument, Plaza Independencia
C – President Ramon Magsaysay Monument, Plaza Independencia
R – Fort San Pedro

page 2 by you.

L – Colegio del Santo Niño facade
RT – St. Theresa’s College
RB – Cebu Institute of Technology

page 19 by you.

LT – Capitol Hotel
LB – La Suerte Hotel
RT – Azucena Hotel
RB – Bayanihan Hotel

page 17 by you.

LT – Victor Theatre
LB – Avenue Theatre
R – Vision Theatre

page 16 by you.

LT – Eden Theatre
LB – Ideal Theatre
RT – Oriente Theatre
RB – Star Theatre

page 15 by you.

LT – Patria de Cebu
LB – Aznar Coliseum
RT – Cebu Coliseum
RB – U.V. Coliseum

page 14 by you.

T – CBC Building, Osmeña Boulevard
L – ABS building, P. del Rosario
R – DYTV-Channel 13, Beverly Hills

page 13 by you.

LT – Scenery on the way to Beverly Hills
RT – Yarrow Beach Resort
B – Severianas Resort

page 12 by you.

T – Girl Scouts building, Camp Marina
LB – Girl Scouts building, P. del Rosario
RB – Boy Scouts of the Philippines, Lapulapu Council building, Jones Avenue

page 11 by you.

LT – Cebu Post Office
LB – Social Security System building
RT – Governmer Services Insurance System building
RB – Customs House

page 10 by you.

L – San Agustin Church (now Basilica Minore del Santo Niño)
C – Magellan’s Cross
R – Santa Cruz Kiosk (now Magellan’s Cross kiosk)

page 1 by you.

Back Cover – Fuente Osmeña

Back Cover by you.

Editing and Publishing – Nicolas V. Pacifico
Photography – Loy Salinas
Layouting – Tedy Alcoseba
Photo-Engraving – A. Ramirez
Cover Photo – Tony Rubi
Printing – Rotary Press

Thanks to Sir Billy for the scanned photos. 🙂


16 thoughts on “Pictorial Souvenir

  1. Just want to know if Magellan’s Monument still exist and where?

    Thank you Billy & Leyland, they’re nice old photo’s

  2. This brings back good memories! Thanks to all who helped to preserve the old Cebu. As a little kid, I used to play in front of Goodrich Bldg. and in Plaza Independencia. 🙂

  3. i would love to get my hands on these photogs…. i love vintage and atique stuff

    ley, or anyone do you know where i can buy angels/santos in cebu? ley, imo b-day puede dad-on/hand carry na lang nako karong oct-nov inig uli nako… busy na gyud kaayo after our mediterranian/europe vacation

  4. Rich kaayo ta mga historical and cultural landmarks….daghan kaayo tag mga theatre, hilig pud diay sila lola ug lolo ug senihan sa una sah?

    1. i spent almost half of my life in cebu. . im so glad i am able to see and visit some of the old buildngs & landmarks shown in the pictures. .. labi na jud ang mga theatres . katan-aw nabaya jud ko hapit tanan sinehan’s cebu.. .how i wish nga wala unta tugti nga naay sinehan sa mga malls ,na-a pa unta ng mga sinehana nga na-as pictures hehehe pwede naman unta diba?. .

  5. kanndot jud itanaw sa old view niad2 wue :-)… kahinumdom langpod ta ani sa mga panahon nga 80`s.. nndot pod unta ley kad2ng daan nga view gani sa Sto.niño? dunay fountain sa 2nga hehehehhe..i luv it.. nys pa ang colon hitsura dle pa crowded..tartanilya pa ang mga sakyanan niad2 dha sa may sanciangko hahahhahha..which is CCC niad2 naka pwes2 ug dha sa may dalan colon ug sa may carbon.. thanks again for the update ley..hehehhe thumbs up from u again..yewwwwwwwww

  6. i’ve been to some of this places like it was back then. reminiscing the past looking at those photos. very laid back and nothing like it is now. today the price of progress is traffic and pollution. cebu is still the place to be though.

  7. Larawan beach in talisay back in the days was one of the beaches where cebuanos go..Grew up going there for a swim with my family when mactan beaches were still out of the people’s radar. Don’t know how it now looks like..Gimingaw ko sa salbabida,kamoteng kahoy, kamote ug sa mga iro daplin sa dagat mangayo/mangita ug pagkaon

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