Cebu Updates 24

Hello, guys! I’m back after a very long break. I apologize. As a peace offering, here is a pretty big update. There’s around fifty photos in this blog post so be ready. 🙂 If you haven’t been back in Cebu in recent months (or years,) you will find these changes amazing, surprising, or even shocking. Anyways, enjoy the latest updates. I can’t say how often I’ll be posting or promise I’ll be posting more often. But this I can assure all of you: I shall continue posting. Have a great day, everyone! Enjoy! 🙂





After the life-altering fire, this is what Metro Ayala looks like now. There is no / very little activity in the area. And there is no news of the construction of a new one in the very near future.


The iconic Larsian has termporarily been closed. The whole place is going to be renovated.

In the mean time, some tenants were housed at the empty road-side lot front Vicente Sotto and the Maternity hospital.


A nice-looking mid-rise building is currently being finished behind Velez College.


This is the current look of the ‘food street’ in Tabo sa Banay. Not sure how this place looked like months ago but it’s been ages since I’ve been in these parts.


This is a relatively new coastal access road somewhere in Cordova (very close to Day-as.) I’m not sure where this road leads to and whether or not this is connected to the new (third) bridge.


Asian College of Technology is currently building its second building.

Here’s a closer look at the school’s new property located just several hundred meters from the first building.


Toledo City’s Jollibee just recently got a face lift!


Naga City, on the other hand is getting its very own Chowking!


And their main church is also getting a facade makeover.


Work on CityMall Bacalso is going pretty well.

They are now starting on the third level of the building.


Remember the Caltex gas station across the South Bus Terminal? It was closed down and the spot is now occupied by SEAOIL.


The Cebu Ocean Park right next to the Pedro Calungsod Chapel (at the SM Seaside City Cebu Complex at the SRP) is now nearing completion.


Major repairs are done in bot the South and the North national roads. So, if you’re taking a road trip, be prepared to make mandatory stops (especially in one-lane roads.)


More community centers are being opened in various parts of the metro. This spot somewhere in Maribago in Mactan even has its own McDonald’s.


The Central Bloc at the Cebu IT Park is growing pretty fast.


The iconic PINO Restaurant in Lahug has now been closed.


The location of the Osmena ancestral home near the Basilica has been cleared for a yet unknown project.


The causeway in Tangil, Dumanjug was recently widened.


The first few tenants of Il Corso at the City di Mare at the SRP are opening soon.


The Mambaling Underpass project is expected to be completed very soon.


Casa Mira, the three-tower high-rise condominium development in Labangon, will soon be ready for turn-over.


A stand-alone McDonald’s store will open at Paseo Arcenas in Banawa.


The Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine, Inc. (Southwestern University) in Banawa will be operational very soon.


Jollibee Guadalupe has been closed for repairs and renovation.


The Cebu City Public Library is now open 24/7.


Moalboal town’s central school looks really lovely!


And check out Moalboal Town Center’s interior design!


Apparently, they’re ‘widening’ Jones Avenue but keeping the trees.


The SM Seaside Tower still hasn’t been opened.


Bo’s Coffee in Capitol was torn down to make way for a new one.


Terminal 2 of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport is now operational!


Remember the iconic wooden bridge in Gaas, Balamban? It was torn down and this is what the place looks like now.


Even Lapu-Lapu City now has LED street markers.


This problematic bridge in Sibonga has now been fully repaired.


The Yello Cube Food park in Lahug is now open!


Boljoon’s seaside park is now looking pretty simple and straight-forward.


And as expected, the Simala Shrine is still continually evolving.






If you want a more visual version of the photos posted above, please watch the Cebu Updates videos I uploaded in two batches below. Also, please don’t forget to subscribe to my channel for more Cebu videos! 🙂

Stay tuned for more updates!