Peace and Chaos in Olango

Okay, so last Sunday, I was looking for a little peace and quiet.  I don’t know why and how but out of all the possible options, I found myself driving (once again) towards the island of Mactan. And before I could even realize, I was headed towards the Mactan Shrine. I know it would’ve been […]

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Cordova Oil Spill: A Heartbreaking Tragedy

Last August 16, passenger ship MV Saint Thomas Aquinas of 2Go and Sulpicio Express Siete of Sulpicio Lines collided off the coast of Talisay City.  While the cargo ship only sustained a severe damage, the passenger ship sank a few minutes after the collision. Immediately after the collision and sinking, at least three hundred people […]

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Mezmerizing Olango

Last Saturday, Gian and I decided to go to Olango Island off Mactan to go bird-watching. Well, actually, we didn’t really go there to see some birds. We went there just because it was the weekend and we both didn’t have anything better to do. (Also because I had to have a new post.) It […]

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Cordova Sunset

Last week, my friends and I decided to go to Baranggay Day-as in Cordova to take a couple of photos of the ever-changing skyline of Cebu. I suggested that we take the ferry from Pier 3 to the Ouano Wharf instead of crossing the bridge to Mactan Island. I told them that it would be my first […]

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Just For A Day

(MyCebuPhotoBlog was named the Best Cebu Blog at the 2010 Best Cebu Blog Awards. Thank you! 🙂) When my mom found out that one of the prizes was an overnight stay for two at the Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort and Spa, she was ecstatic. She doesn’t travel a lot. In fact, she hasn’t been on […]

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Cause For Concern

Here are some photos posted by SSC forumer Narnian_King. The photos show vandalized corals at Club Kontiki in Mactan, Cebu. I’m pretty sure we have existing laws against such acts. And I think it’s high time that we see them properly implemented. The culprits have to pay!   Vandals!

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Cordova (Second Time Around)

I was driving around Mandaue last Monday afternoon when I thought about going to Mactan Island. After a full hour of driving and finding nothing (free) to shoot, I decided to drive all the way to Cordova to see how things are in Buagsong. I’ve been to Buagsong about a year ago, if you remember. I tried their […]

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Su-Tu-Kil

  Probably one of the most visited spots in the whole of Mactan Island is the seafood district in Baranggay Mactan. Referred to simply as ‘SuTuKil’, the network of restaurants and souvenir shops sits right next to the Mactan Shrine where Lapu-Lapu’s monument stands and where the Bahug-Bahug reenactment is held every year. SuTuKil stands […]

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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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Cordova IS Bakasi!

Cordova, in Mactan, is the Bakasi Capital of Cebu. I’m not sure what a Bakasi is but it’s like a small eel.  Well, maybe it is. Hehe. Anyways, people from as far as Talisay City flock towards Cordova to enjoy different Bakasi dishes.

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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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