Life Under the (Mactan) Bridge – Part 2

Four years ago, I blogged about my very first time under the First Mactan Bridge. I shared photos of what life was like under the bridge (Mandaue City side). If you’re unaware, hundreds of families live under the First Mactan Bridge. A lot of these families live on the edge of the water. And an […]

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The Big Mactan Shrine Makeover

The City of Lapu-Lapu recently unveiled the new look of one of Cebu’s biggest and most important historical sites. After weeks of work, the famous Mactan Shrine in Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, was finally re-opened to the public. The renovation and the subsequent opening came just in time for the 2019 Kadaugan sa Mactan celebrations […]

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Lapu-Lapu City Opens First Skate Park in Cebu

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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Movenpick, At Last!

So, interesting story. Two weeks ago, I got an invite from the marketing head of Movenpick Resort and Spa in Mactan (previously Hilton.) If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll notice that the resort has been featured a couple of times since I discovered Olango (my new favorite.) So, anyway, Movenpick was recently awarded the […]

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Cordova

If you want to de-stress without having to shell out a fortune, go to Cordova. Only twenty minutes from Lapu-Lapu City, Cordova offers peace, quiet, and lotsa fresh air. And don’t forget the amazing food and the jaw-dropping view of Metro Cebu! Work has been crazy lately, so last Sunday, exactly one week after my […]

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Changing Gaisano

When you hear the word Gaisano, you think of a popular chain of stores run by a very rich family. The stores, although usually lacking in any aesthetic merit, are almost always filled to the rafters from the moment they open til the salesladies are forced to act rude just to shoo shoppers away. LOL. […]

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An Aquarium In Mactan

I visited the Mactan Island Aquarium today. It is located in Baranggay Basak in Lapu-Lapu City. I’ve heard about this place a few months ago but I was a bit busy so I wasn’t able to check it out right away. Last week, the owner of the place left a comment here in MCPB telling me […]

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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). Entrance fee to Vaño […]

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Punta Engaño in Mactan 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 definitely 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 […]

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Visiting the Birhen sa Regla’s Home in Mactan

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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In Photos: 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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