STRATEGICALLY positioned, Cebu Island, with its many islets, is one of the best dive destinations in the world, showcasing plenty of stunning underwater beauties. This elongated island is surrounded by abundant and ecologically linked underwater ecosystems. In the north is the Visayan Sea, widely known as “the heart of marine biodiversity on Earth.” In the...
CEBU ranked fifth in the list of the world’s best islands, according to the 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards of the international magazine Conde Nast Traveler. Boracay Island took the first spot after it bumped Palawan Island to the second rank of the world’s 20 best islands. Read More
WHAT international destination is in your bucket list? Do you turn green with envy every time you see a Facebook friend check-in to places you can only dream of going to? Sure, international travel will cost an arm and a leg but who says you can’t capture the perfect “international” selfie here? Head on to
CYNTHIA Moreno, then the mayor of Aloguinsan town, defied the odds to develop the Bojo River, as no one believed the river’s tourism potential. Now both Barangay Bojo and Aloguinsan town are getting international recognition because of the river that’s lined with mangroves and habitated by different species of birds. Read More
GREEN Destination, an award giving body, names Bojo River in Aloguinsan town in midwest Cebu as one of the three places in the Philippines that were included in the top 100 tourist destinations in the world. Read More
In this age of the selfie and Facebook and Twitter and what else have you, one cannot hide a beautiful place for long. The beauty of her hillside garden grew viral late last year and people started to go there for selfies. So last January, on the feast day of the Santo Niño, she and
AFTER living in the city for some time, there is a yearning to go back to nature; to smell the earth and the flowers, to ponder in the glory of creation at the sight of a grove of trees, a mountain peak, a waterfall. One wonders: where does one go for such an experience? Fortunately,
A 24-INCH sea turtle was found inside a private shipyard in one of the coastal barangays of San Fernando town, southern Cebu. The sea turtle, locally known as “pawikan” and believed to be around 60 to 70 years old, was found stranded in the muddy shores near the Philippine Trigon Shipyard in Sitio Suba, Barangay
In celebration of 60 years of amiable diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Japan, the Japanese Association Cebu Inc. (Jaci) is organizing this year’s Bon Odori Festival this weekend, Aug. 12-13, 4 p.m., at the Sugbo grounds, Cebu South Road Properties (SRP), Cebu City.
Considered a Japanese Summer Fiesta and held annually in Cebu, Bon Odori 2016 is the third festival organized since its inception. The event has been well received by Cebuanos, and this year is even more special, as the event is held concurrent to the Japan-Philippines friendship month, to further strengthen the six-decade-long bond between Japan and the Philippines. Read more…
CEBU is a home to the many churches founded by the Augustinian priests, who were the first missionaries to reach the Philippines.
It is where the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño (commonly known as Santo Niño Church), which was founded in 1565, grew in popularity as the cradle of Philippine Christianity and the sanctuary of the holy image of Senyor Santo Niño.
Aside from the Santo Niño Church, also featured in this article are the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Church, Redemptorist Church, San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish, Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, and Carmelite Monastery.
Take a tour to seven churches in the city that you probably missed:
THE Oh My Gulay! – Tanim sa Kinabukasan has signed a memorandum of agreement at the Department of Education in Pasig City on Wednesday, September 24, to formalize the program’s third year anniversary. The program aims to solve malnutrition among public school children in the Philippines through a nationwide school gardening program by teaching kids
GLOBE Telecom is embarking on a mobile recycling program in the Philippines called Project 1 Phone to create awareness on proper e-waste disposal and to promote sustainability. The program aims to address the electronic devices disposed worldwide every year which cause toxic metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and beryllium released into the air and
GLOBE Telecom is supporting a project that aims to intensify the protection of sharks in Monad Shoal, Malapascua Island. Majestic thresher sharks and white tip sharks are among the major attractions of Malapascua, a small island off Cebu’s northern tip, which constantly evokes interest among scuba divers from all over the world. Project Shark Shelter,
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 recently gave recognition to Carmen Copper Corp.’s environmental performance. The mining company based in Toledo City, Cebu was among the companies and organizations given recognition by DENR 7 during the culmination of the Environmental Month on June 30. Meanwhile, property developer Megaworld has partnered with the