Kadaugan features Battle of Mactan reenactment

Battle of Mactan reenactment at Liberty Shrine in Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City.

We arrived as the fight raged on. Although it was only a reenactment of the Battle of Mactan, it combined just the right amount of history and flair to make it enjoyable. When we got there, soldiers dressed in Spanish armor were making their way to shore in boatloads. Others had reached land and clashed…

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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Bigger, more colorful Gabii sa Kabilin this May 25

One event that should not be missed in Cebu this May is the annual Gabii sa Kabilin, which is bigger this year since it will involve 21 heritage sites and include children’s activities as well as an exhibit of Cebuano delicacies. Dr. Jocelyn Gerra, executive director of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI)-Culture and Heritage,…

Singapore popular destination with Filipinos: tourism board

Summer, the season for travel, is here. Where do you plan to hie off to? If Singapore is on top of your list, check out the new and popular as well as thematic places and events that it has to offer to tourists. Sherina Chan, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) Area Director for the Philippines and…

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,…

Sinulog 2012 depicts Cebu as ‘City of Culture’

A retracing of Cebu’s journey through the years, the people and countries it interacted with, and their influences on the island’s values and beliefs will be the central idea behind the 2012 Sinulog Festival. The theme “One Beat. One Dance. One Vision.” remains the same but the concept changes year by year and it will…

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…

BPI museum traces history of banking in Philippines

Ever wondered how and when banking started in the Philippines? The oldest bank in the country, Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), tells the story through its newly opened museum in Cebu City. On display at the museum are gold coins that started circulation in 1861, 10 years after the El Banco Español Filipino de…

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…

Levi’s launches biggest fashion party in Cebu

Levi’s brings to Cebu the most rocking summer dance party with two of the hottest DJ-supermodels in the world. The Levi’s Roadwear Party featuring DJNile and Catherine McQueen is happening this April 30, 10 p.m., at the Penthouse in the Asiatown IT Park in Cebu City.

Sinulog 2011 schedule of activities

This photo by Mikhael Arrogante is the grand winner of the 2010 Sinulog photo contest. Photo courtesy of the Sinulog foundation.

THIS year’s month-long Sinulog celebration starts with a fun run on January 2 at the Cebu City Sports Center, and its religious opening salvo is the “Walk with Jesus” — a solemn parade that starts from Fuente Osmena and ends at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino. Sinulog 2011 activities are a mix of religious,…

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