Eagles’ Nest offers convenient home in heart of Metro Cebu

The Eagle's Nest residential condominium in Canduman, Mandaue City provides a convenient residence in the heart of the metropolis.

With traffic worsening in Metro Cebu, it has become highly desirable to live close to the workplace and the children’s schools. Eagles’ Nest, a project of premier property developer Primary Homes, Inc., provides owners with the convenience of a home located in the heart of the metropolis.

Wakeboarding, skateboarding, surfing enthusiasts form community

FOR BEGINNERS. The fee charged by the Cebu Wake Park covers the use of equipment and guidance from an instructor, especially for beginners to the sport.

You stand or kneel on a board at a platform built on the shallows, hold on to a cable for dear life, and go skim over the sea in a water sport called wakeboarding that’s gaining popularity in Cebu. One of the places that offer wakeboarding activities is the Cebu Wake Park inside the Papa…

MyStory: A confused mind is like murky water, here’s how to find inner peace

If you wander around the city, you might notice some people in stretchy pants slinging a yoga mat on their backs. They are called yogis or people who do yoga. They are indeed a common sight here in Cebu. They are mostly students and professionals who find time to practice before or after their work.…

From humba to kan-on mais and saang, Cafe Marco buffet features Cebuano fiesta fare in Sugbusog 2015

Grilled saang.

More than 60 mostly local Cebuano dishes are featured on top of the regular buffet spread of Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s Cafe Marco up to January 21, 2015. Cafe Marco is holding Sugbusog 2015 to feature Pagkaong Inato, well-loved local recipes, in a five-star restaurant setting and amid the festive atmosphere of the Sinulog Festival…

MyStory: A Mormon covers the Sinulog and writes about religious co-existence

A sea of people brave the downpour to attend the mass at the Basilica del Sto. Niño. (USJR MassCom Intern Nel Mozol)

(Editor’s note: Nel Mozol is an InnoPub Media intern from the University of San Jose-Recoletos. He is a Mormon or a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We asked him to attend a Sinulog event and write about it from his perspective.) The Philippines has always been heralded as the cradle…

Cafe Racer offers hip dining, drinking experience

CAFE RACER is located at the North Reclamation Area before the Jollibee and 7 Eleven branches there, if you're coming from Cebu City and headed to Mandaue. (Photo by Max Limpag)

An old Volkswagen camper van serves as the cashier’s section, oil barrels are turned into seats, car tools decorate the walls, while a gas pump spews out beer at Cafe Racer, one of the newest and probably the hippest theme restaurants in Cebu. Cafe Racer is inspired by a racing lifestyle in the United Kingdom…

Other side of Sinulog: Cebu turns into a big party zone; here’s where you should go

Sinulog is both festive and religious. It is the biggest religious gathering in Cebu; it is also its biggest party – on the street, in dance halls and open air locations.   Revelry starts on the week leading to the grand parade and continues way into the early hours before dawn breaks each day. If you’re out…

#TBT: Old Opon Church or the Nuestra Señora Virgen de Regla parish

OLD OPON CHURCH. This photo taken in 1910 shows the old Opon Church, which is known for its Virgen de Regla devotion. This church, however, was torn down in 1960 and replaced with what you see now in its location in Lapu-Lapu City. (Photo used with permission from the Cebuano Studies Center)

Since the devotion to her started in Africa, this church’s patron – the Patroness of the Rule of St. Augustine – has been depicted as dark-skinned. Lucy Urgello Miller, in “Glimpses of Old Cebu: Images of the Colonial Era,” wrote that this church’s first parish priest way back in 1735 brought with him an original…

Top 6 pasalubong or bring-home gifts from Cebu

Philippine Brand. This brand of dried mangoes is among the most popular in the market.

Are you travelling to Cebu for the Sinulog Festival 2015 celebration? It’s never too early to be on the lookout for the best pasalubong to bring home to relatives and friends. Cebu is known for such native delicacies as dried mangoes, otap, rosquillos, and masareal. Many tourists consider them the best bring-home gifts. The secret to…

Robberies, murders and disasters: Top 10 Cebu news stories of 2014

Police go over the vehicle lawyer Noel Archival was riding when he was ambushed and killed in Dalaguete. (Photo by Mark Luzano)

With the opening of 2015 we look back at 2014 with relief that we made it through and with a fervent wish for a better year. Crime and the fight against it hog the headlines of Cebu news organizations. With 2016 approaching, politics is starting to heat up. This year, politics will start to dominate…

Pizza Republic Cebu offers Pick + Mix options

Pizza Republic Cebu Pick + Mix counter features rows of toppings.

That particular night we decided to have pizza at the Pizza Republic Cebu branch along Salinas Drive, the place was crowded, loud, and chaotic. I don’t know if it was just because we picked a particularly busy time, 7 p.m. on a Friday, or this place really draws a big crowd, especially the younger population.…

Samboan is home to natural, heritage attractions

The town center of Samboan from the third level of the Spanish period belfry and watchtower named Campanario de Antigua.

As one of the few towns located at the southernmost tip of Cebu, Samboan is an unspoiled gem of natural wonders and ancient stone monuments. It is home to rivers, springs, waterfalls, caves and clean coastlines as well as structures that are hundreds of years old and bear silent witness to Samboan’s early years. Here…

TBT: Fuente Scandal

Fuente Osmeña. This Cebu City landmark was built in 1912 to mark the opening of Osmeña Waterworks, now known as the Buhisan Dam. This photo was taken in 1915, close to the time of the murders discussed in this article. (Photo used with permission of the Cebuano Studies Center of the University of San Carlos)

It’s hard to imagine today but the Fuente Osmeña circle was considered dangerous in the 1900s because it was far from the city center. Fuelling the fear in that period was what author Lucy Urgello-Miller described in her book “Glimpses of Old Cebu” as a “scandalous, melodramatic case” that happened in the area. On the…

Grand Majestic offers buffet promo leading to grand launch

Roast beef. Period.

Good food at an affordable price is what Grand Majestic, one of three restaurants at the Grand Convention Center in Cebu City, aims to provide customers. With their selection of varied cuisine, iHoldings Inc. president Winglip Chang said they’re offering what Cebuanos are used to in a buffet without them having to pay a lot.…

Be Resorts Mactan introduces Boodle on the Boat

BOODLE FIGHT ON THE HIGH SEAS. Be Resorts Mactan brings the boodle fight dining experience to the seas off Mactan Island. The package combines 2 of the top things to do in Cebu: hit the beach and sample the delicious local fare. (Photo by Max Limpag)

Island visits, fish feeding and snorkeling, and food make up the fun experience called Boodle on the Boat that’s now being offered by Be Resorts Mactan. The sea off the island of Hilutungan is the best place to do the feeding and snorkeling since it has been declared a marine sanctuary and schools of fish…

Bigby’s brings back old favorites as it opens at The Terraces

Ribs, chops and calamares in Bigby's Family Platter.

Bigby’s Cafe and Restaurant features new dishes and brings back old favorites as it opens at a more visible location on the second level of The Terraces in Ayala Center Cebu. Although smaller, the new spot beside BonChon Chicken provides better access to guests and can operate for longer hours because it’s no longer inside…

Lambug Beach in Badian offers perfect, peaceful getaway

Lambug Beach in Badian offers a peaceful respite from the hubbub of city life.

Fuel cost for a three-hour drive from Lapu-Lapu City to Lambug Beach in Badian, Cebu and back for three vehicles carrying 16 adults and kids. P3,000. Dinner and breakfast. P2,000. Overnight stay in two of the resort’s huge rooms. P3,000. Our fun and enjoyment at the powdery fine white sand beach of Lambug. Priceless. The…

Pepper Lunch Ayala introduces new dining concept in Cebu

Chef Jeoren van Straten of Benmark Group Holdings, Inc. pours Pepper Lunch's signature sauce on its bestseller dish beef pepper rice.

My first time at Pepper Lunch soon after it opened in Ayala Center Cebu, they brought my beef still very red and looking raw. When I told the waiter I wanted my steak well done, he explained I was still supposed to cook it on the hot plate. This “zizzle-it-your-way” serving style is a distinctive…