After its formal blessing and opening on Easter Sunday, masses and weddings can now be held at the Sto. Nino Chapel that was built as part of the Carbon Modernization project of Megawide subsidiary Cebu2World.
After two years of limited movement due to COVID-19, pilgrims are now ready for in-person Visita Iglesia, a century-old Catholic Holy Week tradition. These seven heritage churches in Cebu are now more accessible with technology via Quick-Response (QR) code markers which contain historical and tourism information as part of Smart Communications Inc. (Smart)’s Digital Tourism […]
The Bantayan parish will reverse a change that has been described by various Church people as unauthorized and will again become the Parish of St. Peter The Apostle, according to an announcement on its Facebook page.
Megawide and Cebu2World (C2W), its subsidiary undertaking the Carbon District Modernization, have completed the 30-foot Sto. Niño installation at Cebu City’s Senior Citizens’ Park. The statue crowns the new chapel, which will be completed this month. The modernization is a joint venture with the Cebu City Government.
Cebu City’s historic Freedom Park was once a vibrant setting for gatherings and a bastion for freedom of expression where people exchanged ideas about issues. It is set to have a new lease on life with the Carbon District modernization.
The country’s largest integrated telecommunications company, PLDT and its wireless subsidiary, Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), have been tapped by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and the National Quincentennial Committee (NQC) to help implement and promote the virtual activities lined up for the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations.
Dominance of women in religion, culture, politics, and sex in precolonial Visayas is the focus of a panel discussion among scholars and women advocates during a blended Valentine cultural event. To celebrate #Cebu500 years of being part of the first circumnavigation of the world, a Visayas historian, an anthropology professor, and a New York-based journalist […]
Cebu scholars and an Islamic Studies Tausug professor will look into the origins of the different versions of the Sinulog: the war dance and the candle vendors’ Sinulog in a blended event today featuring an online panel discussion with live audience and performances. The former Executive Director of the University of San Carlos (USC) Cebuano […]
After several months of lockdown in various parts of the Philippines, efforts are underway to revive economic activity. This includes the tourism industry which is a top job generator for the country. For this purpose, a two-hour web forum titled “#TravelSmart: Safe and Sustainable Tourism in the New Normal” will be held on July 16, […]
Technology not only helps in the preservation of heritage, it can also do wonders in reinventing how we experience it. The Cebu Archdiocesan Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church (CACCHC) in partnership with start-up tech company InnoPub Media, and Smart Communications Inc. (Smart), have started working on a mobile application that would facilitate […]
Upon its turnover to secular priests at the dawn of the 17th century and for 400 years, the Bantayan parish was under the patronage of St. Peter and only under him. When the parish celebrated its 400th founding anniversary, it did so under the patronage of the fisherman held by Catholic traditions as the first […]
The Sinulog grand parade is a spectacle for tourists and locals and devotees should just stay home and let visitors enjoy it, a historian said in a forum tracing the roots of Sinulog yesterday. It is not authentic but a commercial celebration designed for outsiders, said Dr. Jose Eleazar Bersales, an anthropologist at the University […]
The baptism of Cebuanos led by Rajah Humabon will be the focus of the Archdiocese of Cebu and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) in their celebration of the 500th year of the Christianization of the Philippines On December 1, 2019, the church will start a 500-day countdown to April 14, 2021, the […]
Just outside the compound of the Inmaculada Concepcion parish church in Oslob, southern Cebu, stands a forlorn statue of a slightly hunched priest holding a cross — as if to offer a blessing — while looking out to the open sea. The statue is that of Fr. Julian Bermejo, an Augustinian priest who played a […]
(WARNING: this article tackles a mature subject in graphic fashion) These people go naked, Italian scholar Antonio Pigafetta wrote in his account of the Armada de Molucca’s stay in Zzubu or Cebu, “wearing only a piece of cloth made of palm around their shameful parts.” “They have as many wives as they wish, but there […]
Simple and authentic, the Humba Cebuana of Golden Prince Hotel and Suites exemplifies the Filipino dishes that it has made available in its ala carte menu beginning in May to highlight the celebration of National Heritage Month. The dish is the typical humba that can be found in Cebuano homes: cooked slow to make the […]
Celebrating the Chinese New Year is tradition in Cebu, and no one does it better than Marco Polo Plaza Cebu. The hotel welcomed CNY 2018, the Year of the Earth Dog, with lion and dragon dances, eye dotting ceremony, Yee Sang Ceremony, firecrackers to ward off evil, coin toss, and a culinary celebration at Cafe […]
A short lesson on the cacao plant that turns into a decadent feast, Raquel Choa’s The Chocolate Journey at the home she calls Casa de Cacao is an experience that is not to be missed. Imagine an afternoon of sikwate (chocolate drink) in any flavor you can think of: sweet, dark, spicy, flavored with hibiscus, […]
The bagnet of Ilocos, sisig of Pampanga, bulalo of Batangas, and many more Luzon dishes will serve as the highlight of the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu culinary festival Independencia from June 8-15 at Cafe Marco. For the whole duration of Independencia: Flavors of Northern Philippines, diners will get to experience the rich and vibrant cuisine […]
Along the modern urbanscape of Osmena Blvd. stands the pre-World War II neo-classical building the Rizal Memorial Library and Museum or commonly known to Cebuanos as the Cebu City Public Library. The structure grew out of contributions from civic-minded residents way back in 1939 and is named after the country’s national hero and multi-talented scholar, […]