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An Afternoon By the Pool at Solea Mactan Cebu Resort

I must say that out of all the resorts that I’ve visited in Mactan, the one that really made me want to come back for more was the Solea Mactan Cebu Resort in Alegria, Cordova. See, my very first visit to the resort was during a press conference which lasted for only about 2 hours. […]

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Front Row Experience at Kadaugan sa Mactan 2019

Last week, I got an invite to cover this year’s Kadaugan sa Mactan 2019 celebration. Kadaugan sa Mactan is a yearly activity in the city of Lapu-Lapu to commemorate the victory of Lapu-Lapu over the Spanish forces in the famous ‘Battle of Mactan.’ The highlight of the event is the re-enactment of the famous battle […]

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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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Caohagan Island: Through The Eyes of a First-Timer

Believe it or not, but I’ve never been on an island-hopping tour in Mactan. As a matter of fact, the only island in Mactan that I’ve been to (other than the mainland) is Olango. So when a friend said that we would be going on an island-hopping trip for his birthday, I didn’t say no. […]

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Life Under the (Mactan) 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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Pawod: A Neglected Natural Treasure

If you’ve been to Hadsan, Maribago Blue Water, White Sands, Costabella, or any popular resort on the eastern side of Mactan, there’s a big chance that you’ve seen this pretty little watering hole just along Mactan’s circumferential highway. Visitors and guests refer to it as a ‘spring’ or ‘well’ in Mactan. The locals of Barangay […]

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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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Gabii Sa Kabilin 2011

First of all, I would like to apologize for this very late post. I had to travel to Negros for a very important reason. Anyway, here is my little coverage of the very successful Gabii Sa Kabilin 2011.  I would like to congratulate the organizers of this event. Despite the torrential rain, I think it […]

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Bahug-Bahug, Lapuk-Lapuk: My First Kadaugan sa Mactan

Bahug-Bahug Sa Mactan is an annual event in Mactan which celebrates the first known insurgence against foreign rule in Philippine history. Bahug-Bahug tells of Datu Lapu-Lapu of Mactan’s courageous resistance against the conquestadores who wished to claim his island for Spain. The leader of the conquestadores, – who, strangely, was named ‘The first man to circumnaviate […]

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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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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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