Local talents spice up breast cancer awareness campaign

Aside from joining a worthwhile cause, participants of the 10th Moonwalk: A Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness this Saturday, Oct. 19, will be treated to a night of songs by Cebu’s home-grown talents. ​Child singer Patricia Izabel Chua will go first with two songs after a mini-documentary (Opaw) and an “infomercial” about breast cancer. She…

Matilda L. Bradford Memorial Church on Juan Luna St. now Osmeña Boulevard

This photo taken in the 1920s shows at left the Matilda L. Bradford Memorial Church on what was then known as Juan Luna St. The street was later renamed to Jones Avenue and finally to Osmeña Boulevard, its official name today. Cebuanos, however, continue calling the street “Jones.” Osmeña Boulevard is the main thoroughfare that…

Minerva letterpress

Letterpress printing, which is printing from raised metal type, was the norm in printing for 500 years from its invention by Johannes Gutenberg in the mid-15th century. The image or printing areas are raised above the non-printing areas.  The reversed, raised surface is inked and then pressed into a sheet of paper to get a…

Royal Typewriter: Small, compact and efficient writing machine

Cebu Daily News publisher Eileen Mangubat used this typewriter before she became Sun.Star news editor. She then passed it on to Edralyn Benedicto, a Sun.Star reporter at the time, who gave it up when the paper shifted to computers. On this typewriter, Mangubat wrote stories about the abduction of Fr. Rudy Romano, the fall of…

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The Linotype Machine: Hot affair blows cold

LINOTYPE OPERATORS. First introduced commercially in the USA in 1886, the linotype was used by newspapers to cast lines of type, rather than individual letters, hence its name, “line-o-type.” Sitting in front, the machine operator enters the text on a keyboard. The machine assembles letter molds to make a line. Heated metal is used to cast the assembled line as a single piece, called a “slug,” which awaits placing in a press for printing. After printing, the slugs can be melted again for use in other jobs. (Photo by Alex Badayos and provided by CJJ)

(This article was written by Mayette Tabada for the CJJ Media Gallery and is reprinted here with permission) For generations, men slaved over heated metal for love of the printed word. Then the affair turned cold. Before the advent of computer-aided publication, newspapers were printed using a Linotype machine. When it was introduced in 1886,…

Cebu Journalism and Journalists Gallery

The Cebu Journalism and Journalists (CJJ) Gallery officially opened on September 24, 2010 to showcase the vibrant journalism in Cebu. It is the first community media museum gallery in the country. On June 25, 2009, Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC) executive director Pachico Seares had obtained approval for the project from the CCPC en banc, following…

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Cebu Pacific takes university students on ‘ultimate Backpacker Challenge’

Student backpackers are in for great fun immersing in local festivals. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

Attention adventure-loving university students! Pack your bags and prepare for the ultimate travel adventure, courtesy of the country’s largest airline. Cebu Pacific invites college students who are passionate about traveling to join the Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge, a five-day cross-country adventure competition from August 29 to September 2, 2012. The Juan for Fun Backpacker…

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Treasured recipes from Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

As one of the highlights of Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s Culinary Journey, the hotel asked two of Cebu’s culinary icons, Cristina “Tina” Ebrada and Señorita Teresin Mendezona, to share their treasured recipes. The recipes have been compiled into an e-booklet for smartphones, tablets and E-readers. To download the recipes for free, click on the book…

Cebuanos go on Visita Iglesia or beach trips during Holy Week

For Christian Catholics in Cebu, the Holy Week celebration entails a long break from work. In keeping with the solemnity of the week, many Catholics go on a “Visita Iglesia,” a religious practice that involves visiting seven churches on Maundy Thursday. In Cebu City, there are a lot of churches that can be included in…

Smart, MyCebu.ph to deliver info on tourism, heritage sites through phone scanning

INFO MARKER. Above is a sample marker at the Heritage of Cebu monument in Barangay Pari-an. When scanned with a QR Code reader in a phone or tablet, the system will send you an article in MyCebu.ph about the monument.

Philippine wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and Cebu-based website MyCebu.ph have partnered to deliver information on tourism and heritage sites to mobile phones and tablets through quick response or QR code scanning. The project is being undertaken in partnership with the Department of Tourism. Smart and MyCebu.ph will place special markers on tourism and…

Smart, MyCebu.ph offer Sinulog guidebook for free download

(Update: The Sinulog guidebook can now be downloaded in this page. We now have a Sinulog Guide Android app version as well as a Sinulog Guide mobile website for other devices. ) The country’s wireless leader Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) and Cebu-based website MyCebu.ph have produced an electronic guidebook on the Sinulog for the iPad, iPhone,…

Casa Gorordo, home of Cebu’s first Filipino bishop

An authentic Spanish mansion with period furniture, the Casa Gorordo along Lopez Jaena St. in Cebu City showcases a lifestyle from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century. The stone and tile structure, restored and maintained as a museum by the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI), is one of few remaining houses called “balay nga tisa,”…

Yap-Sandiego ancestral home: Soul of old Cebu

The Yap-Sandiego Ancestral Home holds the distinction of being one of the oldest houses in the Philippines and possibly the oldest Chinese home outside of China. (PHOTO BY MAX LIMPAG)

The house exudes the essence of a bygone era, a time already lived and long forgotten. You can feel it in the creaking of the wooden stairs and floorboards that sigh the burden of the years. You can see it in the second floor banggera–an extended windowsill that continues to hold a clay jar for…

Schedule of cultural, religious activities during Sinulog 2012

Sinulog is the grandest fiesta celebration in the Philippines. It has several religious and cultural events scheduled to start as early as December. The highlight of the celebration, however, is the Sinulog weekend when the religious procession and grand parade are held. The following are the official schedules of activities as announced by the Sinulog…

Sinulog 2012 Grand Parade Route

The Sinulog Carousel route for the grand parade has been unchanged for years. It starts on Natalio Bacalso Ave. near E-mall and then to the New Imus Road then turning left to Gen. Maxilom Ave. then to Fuente Osmeña then left to Osmeña Blvd. While Sinulog dancers usually perform on the streets, they are sure…

Smart brings mobile financial services to Bantayan Island

Bantayan Island, known for its crystal-clear waters and long stretch of powdery white sand, is considered one of the tropical attractions of the Philippines. It is accessible via a 2-hour land trip from Cebu City, plus a one-hour ferry ride from Hagnaya Port in northern Cebu. The long trips to and from the island, however,…

More people join RAFI’s 2011 Gabii sa Kabilin

ORCHESTRA. The Marigondon Public School Children’s Orchestra perform on the grounds of the Casa Gorordo Museum during the Gabii sa Kabilin last May 27. Click on image to view larger photograph. (PHOTO BY RAFI)

More than 2,500 participants attended the fifth annual Gabii sa Kabilin last May 27. This is a significant increase from the 1,800 participants last year, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. said in a press statement. At the same time, the Gabii sa Kabilin featured 11 museums and seven heritage sites, which are more than the…