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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