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Kalag-Kalag 2018 in Cebu

Each year, while the rest of the world is busy with their Halloween costumes and parties, Filipinos celebrate a pretty unique and special event. Every first and second of November, Filipinos flock to the cemetery to honor their beloved dead. This age-old tradition is not only an enduring testament of how Filipinos value their family and loved ones, it also shows […]

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Miss Cebu 2016 is Gabriele Raine Baljak

Last Wednesday, January 13th, the Miss Cebu 2016 Coronation Night was held at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino in Lahug. Like the previous Miss Cebu pageants, only 12 candidates made it to the final pageant night. Of the twelve lovely contestants this year, one candidate really stood out from the rest. This year’s […]

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Miss Cebu 2016 Finalists

Every year, 12 lovely and smart Cebuanas from different parts of Cebu vie for the Miss Cebu title. Considered one of the biggest events during the Sinulog season, the Miss Cebu competition attracts thousands of local and visiting pageant and fashion enthusiasts. The 2016 Miss Cebu pageant will be held on January 13, 2016 (Wednesday) at the […]

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Life Under the Bridge

I was on my way to Lapu-Lapu one day to check out a wonderful spot. Anticipating horrible traffic along A. C. Cortez in Mandaue, I decided to take the smaller roads which I knew would lead me straight to the bridge. But, as fate would have it, I missed a turn or something and instead […]

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A Different Kind of Park

Last November 16, the city of Lapu-Lapu officially opened the ‘first publicly funded skate park in the country.’ I saw the photos posted by the official FB page of the Lapu-Lapu LGU, and I couldn’t help but feel excited for all the skating enthusiasts in Cebu. Finally, they have a place that’s far from moving […]

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Miss Cebu 2015 Finalists

Ladies and gentlemen, here are the official finalists for the 2015 Miss Cebu beauty pageant. The Miss Cebu 2015 coronation night will be held, as usual, at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Lahug on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Program starts at 7 pm. – Which of these twelve lovely candidates is your bet?

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Cheriemel Diane Muego is Miss Cebu 2014

Tonight, at the Waterfront Cebu Hotel and Casino, Ms. Cheriemel Diane Muego was crowned Miss Cebu 2014. The 19 year old bested 11 other candidates to bag the most coveted beauty title in Cebu. To Diane and all the other winners, congratulations! – Finalist No. 8 Diane is this year’s Miss Cebu!

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Miss Cebu 2014 Finalists

Here are the twelve finalists for this year’s Miss Cebu beauty pageant. The coronation night will be held, as usual, at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Lahug on Wednesday, January 15. Program starts at 7 pm. – Who’s your bet?

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An Outpouring of Love

After Typhoon Yolanda ravaged the northern towns of Cebu, help came right away. The morning after the typhoon hit, packing of relief goods began at the Cebu Provincial Capitol. By afternoon, truckloads of goods from the local government were already on their way to the affected areas. A huge number of government workers were also […]

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Lumad Basakanon Comes Home

  Today, Sinulog 2008 Free-Interpretation champ and Cebu’s pride Lumad Basakanon of Basak Pardo performed for the people who supported them tirelessly – the people of Pardo, Cebu City. A few other contingents joined the festivities to honor the Holy Child – Sr. Sto. Niño.   The entire event became a sort of Meet-and-Greet as […]

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The Waway Effect

I went home tonight to an almost-empty street near our house. The eskinita which was usually loud and noisy was lifeless and very quiet. The kids who usually fill the night air with their rants about which Zaido was the strongest, were nowhere in sight. “This is odd”, I thought to myself. The answer came […]

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Deep, Deep Gold

  Wow! An international film is being shot in Cebu! The title of the film is DEEP GOLD.  DEEP GOLD is an action thriller produced by Bigfoot Entertainment, currently shooting in Cebu, Philippines. Starring Bebe Pham, Ken Arden, Jaymee Ong and Amelia Jackson-Grey, the feature length film showcases the beauty of the Philippine Islands.  Car […]

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Move Over, Michael Jackson!

   Remember the Algorithm March of the CPDRC Inmates? Well, it turned out that it was just the tip of the iceberg!!!!! Nyahahaha! If the march made you drop your jaws, this ‘reenactment’ of Michael Jackson’s Thriller will BLOW YOU AWAY!!!!

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Here’s To Healthier Cebuanos!

  Wow! I visited the Cebu City Sports Complex (formerly Abellana Sports Center) to run a few laps since it’s prelims week and we didn’t have to go to class. Anyways, I was totally amazed at the regular attendance at the sports complex. I swear, the city could survive on the entrance fee alone (Php […]

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Way To Go, Guys!

  Wow. The first time I watched this, I actually had a very big smile on my face. They did a really amazing job. Hope I could watch an activiy like this live next time! Ladies and gentlemen, The Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center Inmates..   Male inmates doing the record-setting Algorithm March with […]

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The Cebuano Fiesta

 Like most Philippine Fiestas (feasts), Cebuanos treat theirs with unbelievable devotion, loyalty and pomp. The once bare kapilla (chapel) gets a total makeover, the sleepy town square gets plenty of attention and the usually bare table gets lechon baboy or inasal manok at the least. Citizens from nearby (and very distant) baranggays gatecrash by the […]

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Hold On To Your Pooches

When I went to work this morning, I noticed four men carrying wires and sticks. I was walking up the building when I saw this poor dog running around the parking lot in what seems to me his last attempt to outwit his future captors. Then, he was trapped. Slowly, the four men inched closer […]

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