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Sinulog Festival Queen 2016 – Runway Competition

Every year, a day before the actual ritual and performance competitions at the Cebu City Sports Center, contingent lead dancers battle it out on the runway at the Sinulog Festival Queen Runway and Festival Costume competitions. Usually held at the Northwing of SM City Cebu, this ‘pre-pageant’ showcases the best and most talented Festival Queens. Check […]

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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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Fluvial Parade 2016

The fluvial parade is one of the most popular events during the Sinulog season in Cebu. Very early in the morning, the image of Señor Santo Niño de Cebu, together with the image of the Our Lady of Guadalupe, are paraded through the Mactan Channel back to the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño. The event […]

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Sinulog 2016 Street Displays

One of the many things that make the Sinulog season in Cebu even more exciting is the participation of various establishments and private companies in the city’s numerous Sinulog activities and programs. Each year, private companies are encouraged to take part in the festivities by setting up displays in various parts of the city that […]

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Walk with Jesus Dawn Procession 2016

Last January 7, 2016, the Walk with Jesus Dawn Procession officially kicked off the Sinulog season in Cebu. Held two Thursdays before the Sinulog Grand Parade, the procession is often referred to as a ‘penitential walk’ as it is held very early in the morning. The procession starts at exactly 4 am at the Fuente […]

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Sinulog sa Kabataan 2016

One of the most exciting events during the whole Sinulog season is the Sinulog sa Kabataan (Sinulog of the Youth) competitions. Divided into two events, the Sinulog sa Kabataan is held the weekend before the actual Sinulog Grand Parade. The first event, which usually takes place on the second Saturday of the month is the […]

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Kabutongan Falls and Late Afternoons in Malabuyoc

After weeks of research and several failed attempts, I was finally able to locate Malabuyoc town’s Kabutongan Falls. Kabutongan Falls is one of Southern Cebu’s most hidden waterfall systems. Unlike its more popular counterparts, Kabutongan is a bit difficult to find and even more difficult to conquer. But I didn’t know these things before my […]

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Sinulog 2016 Route Maps

To make your Sinulog 2016 experience truly enjoyable, here are a few must-know route maps. Study each route map closely and identify exit points or alternate routes in cases of emergency or to cut travel time to and from your location.

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Touring Robinsons Galleria Cebu

Less than two weeks after SM opened in Cebu one of the biggest biggest malls in the Philippines and in the world, Robinsons followed suit by opening Robinsons Galleria Cebu along General Maxilom Avenue. Like SM Seaside City at the South Road Properties, Galleria is also massive. In fact, Galleria Cebu is considered Robinsons’ biggest mall outside the […]

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MCPB is Now 9 Years Old!

So, before I forget, let me just say that My Cebu Photo Blog just turned 9 last November 29, 2015. Can you believe it? Nine years! That means this blog was already seven months old when the first iPhone model was released! Haha. Anyways, as always, thanks for sticking around guys. I’m sure you all […]

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SM Seaside City Cebu is Above All Else

I was one of the lucky few who got invited to the press preview and launching of SM Seaside City Cebu at the South Road Properties last November 26, 2015. The preview was done a day before the actual opening. The people who were present during the event were important Cebu figures, SM executives, city officials, […]

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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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Pasko sa Sugbo 2015

Tonight, Pasko sa Sugbo 2015 (Christmas in Cebu 2015) was officially launched at the Fuente Osmeña circle. The launching officially marks the beginning of the long Christmas-Sinulog season in Cebu City. During the launching, the symbolic lighting of the 2015 Christmas Tree was also done. Present during the event were Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, Vice […]

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What Happened to Cambuhawe?

Many years ago, I was able to visit the Cambuhawe Springs in Balamban. I remember that there were numerous springs in the area and one (or two) of them fed a gigantic swimming pool. The water from the pool then flows straight towards a shallow brackish body of water which also flows towards the sea. Two weeks ago, […]

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Two Hours in Aranzana’s Springs

I reduced my speed to 50 as soon as I entered the town of Malabuyoc. It took me approximately 3 hours to get here from the city. Not sure about the exact address of Kabutongan Falls, I kept an eye out for any road-side signs which could help me locate it. Near the town center, I […]

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Dau Falls: An Experience Like No Other

Still wet from my short adventure in Binalayan Falls in Barangay Bonbon, I got on my bike and drove towards the direction of Barangay Suba, Samboan. My guide in Binalayan had said that the drive to Dau would be quick so changing into a dry pair of shorts wouldn’t make sense. And I agree. True […]

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Joining the #CelosiaSelfie Craze

So, today, I did something ‘different.’ I got a half-day leave from work and drove all the way to the highland barangay of Sirao. If you’re thinking that I wasted 4 precious office hours to accomplish something monumental like joining a feeding program or planting trees in the Butuanon Watershed, then you’re wrong. I travelled a total […]

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Cebu City Zoo’s New ‘Shiny’ Stars

Recently, I visited the Cebu City Zoo in Oppra, Kalunasan just to see how ‘everyone’ is doing. Two of my nephews, who were excited to see pythons in the flesh for the very first time, decided to tag along. My last visit was in February of 2010 when I met the facility’s then superstar Bogart […]

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