Nanginhas sa Oslob

At four pm today, the water started to go down and the seaweeds that cover the deeper parts of the beach started to become visible. Mom decided to head out to the hunasan  (mudflats) to see if she could find some lukot. I decided to tag along and boy, was I thankful! It was an amazing experience. I’d […]

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The Carcar Stopover

If you are heading South (Alcoy, Oslob, Santander, Dalaguete, Argao) or Southwest (Barili, Moalboal, Badian, Dumanjug), you can never miss the ever iconic Carcar City. Carcar is basically the ultimate pit stop for trips from Cebu City. So, it is easy to understand why huge amounts of trading and business happen here. Now, how exactly do you know […]

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The National Heritage Town of Boljoon

One of the most amazing towns in Cebu is the town of BOLJOON. Boljoon is not only famous for its southern twang, it is also widely known for its well-preserved heritage trail. Walking through the streets of Boljoon will give you different kinds of feelings. A big part of it, however, it amazement. And when you look […]

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Sun and Sand at the Vaño Beach

Vaño Beach is one of the most popular many low-range beach resorts in Mactan Island. The place is not bad at all and you can enjoy the water, the sun, and the sand the same way those high-rollers are having the time of their lives next door (Plantation Bay, for example). Entrace fee to Vaño Beach […]

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Punta Engaño is Breathtaking

On the northern tip of of Mactan Island lies Punta Engaño – a small undisturbed fishing community far from the hustle and bustle of tourist destinations like Maribago and Marigondon. Unlike these places which boast of pearly white beaches, Punta is rocky, rugged and unpolished. The coast is mostly made up of steep rock formations and bushy beaches. […]

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Exploring Mactan Island in 3 Hours

The island of Mactan is a fairly small island. So, it is safe to say that it is basically possible to get from one end to the other in just a matter of hours. And that’s exactly what we did! Well, strictly speaking, it’s not the ENTIRE island. But most of the important spots were covered. And this […]

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Visiting Birhen sa Regla’s Home

One of the most famous churches in Cebu is the church of the Our Lady of the Rule (Birhen Sa Regla.) The church, which sits at the heart of the city, is surrounded by a school, a wet market, a port, shopping strips, parks and other important structures. The church is often visited for the miraculous image […]

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Lapu-Lapu City’s Muelle Osmeña

I remember getting on a ferry to get to the Our Lady of the Rule Birhen Sa Regla Parish in Lapu-lapu City as a child. However, until today, I never really remembered where these ferries pick passengers up and where they dock. Good thing my good friend Gian, a native of Lapu-lapu City, agreed to […]

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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 towards our office when I saw this poor dog running around the parking lot in what seems to me like his last attempt to outwit his future captors. Then, he was trapped. Slowly, the […]

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Cebu’s “Family” Park

I woke up around five in the afternoon today. The sun was setting and the air was cool. Perfect! I headed North through Banilad Road hoping to find something interesting to shoot. “Where am I going exactly?” I asked myself. And that’s when the gods of the cosmos assembled and showed me the sign to […]

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Remembering Monching Magsaysay

March 17, 2007 was the 50th death anniversary of President Ramon Magsaysay.  President Magsaysay was a well-loved man. Famously called the “Champion of the Masses” as well as ang “Monching ng Bayan”, President Magsaysay was remembered for his undying love for the poor. On March 17, 1957, together with 25 others, the People’s Champion was killed when presidential plane Mt. Pinatubo […]

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Guadalupe Parish Church: A Closer Look

The Guadalupe Parish Church is one of the many huge churches in Cebu City. Located at the heart of Barangay Guadalupe, the Guadalupe Parish church is considered the permanent home of the miraculous image of the Our Lady Of Guadalupe, Cebu’s patron saint. Today, we take a closer look at the local church of Cebu City’s […]

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Guadalupe Elementary School

I spent most of my childhood days in Barangay Guadalupe’s local elementary school. This public school is as old as the acacia trees that shade the parents waiting for their kids outside. My dad and his parents went to this school. (And don’t forget the rest of our clan who remain clustered in this institution until this […]

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Toledo City: Cebu’s Western Superpower

This weekend, the family decided to head West to the beautiful City of TOLEDO. Toledo City is one of the ‘founding cities’ of Cebu. It is also an integral part of Cebu’s early boom a few decades ago due to the operation of industry giant Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corporation. Enjoying its 2nd class status, Toledo benefited […]

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Dalaguete: Welcome to Tidet-Tidet Land

Dalaguete is one of the biggest municipalities in Southern Cebu. This quiet town boasts of laid-back living, lovely mountain villages, amazing natural wonders, and a rich (and very colorful ) heritage. Dalaguete is widely-known for its pretty unmistakable Southern twang. While many other Cebu towns (especially as you move farther away from the city,) also have this similar […]

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Guadalupe’s Langub Church

The Langub Church in Barangay Guadalupe is one of the most visited churches in Cebu City. Sitting near the borders of both Baranggay Kalunasan and Barangay Oppra, this ‘outdoor church’ is frequented not only by the devotees of Cebu’s patroness Our Lady of Guadalupe, but also by believers who pray for miraculous help and intervention. […]

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Cebu IT Park in Lahug (February 2007)

Cebu’s dream of becoming the IT Hub of the South is fast becoming a reality. With the completion of four IT buildings and the construction of two more this year, the park will no doubt soon become an important technology hub and an essential driving force in Cebu’s ever-growing economy. Check out some of the […]

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