Divine Dives

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 is 5th world’s best island for 2016

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

8 Cebu destinations (International Copycats Edition)

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

How Bojo River has saved chickens, goats

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

Stranded sea turtle returned to waters of San Fernando town

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

Japanese Summer Fiesta in Cebu

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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…

7 Cebu churches you probably missed

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:

1. Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Church

2. Redemptorist Church

3. San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish

4. Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

5. Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes

6. Carmelite Monastery

7. Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño

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Source: http://basilicasantonino.org.ph/pages/kaplag.html#B

Graphics by: Daryl D. Anunciado
Video by: Daryl D. Anunciado and Kim D. Yuhico
Video editing by: Daryl D. Anunciado

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Firm gets ‘green’ awards as developer plants mangroves

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