Federal Land unveils 5th tower in premier Cebu development Marco Polo Residences

Designed like two overlapping pearls with interiors that take inspiration from the surrounding greenery, Marco Polo Parkplace will soon rise within exclusive Nivel Hills as the fifth and final tower in the Federal Land development Marco Polo Residences. The latest condominium building, which has just began construction, will have 350 residential units covering a selection…

Smart literacy apps named sole Filipino finalist in GSMA’s Asia Mobile Awards 2019

The roster of mother tongue-based literacy apps developed by leading wireless services provider Smart Communications (Smart) has been shortlisted in this year’s Asia Mobile Awards (AMO 2019). Organized by mobile network operators group GSMA, AMO 2019 serves as the Asia Region’s leading stage for the latest and most innovative mobile products, apps, devices, services and…

VECO cleans up, improves Liloan school for Brigada Eskwela 2019

The more than 500 pupils of the Suba Elementary School in the Municipality of Liloan in Cebu will have better classrooms once the new school year opens. The school, which is located in the northernmost part of the Visayan Electric Company (VECO) franchise, was the utility company’s beneficiary for this year’s Brigada Eskwela. A total…

Doc uses ambulance as personal chauffer; CA issues writ of Kalikasan; Cebu City declares state of calamity over dengue–Cebu News Digest for October 12, 2016.

Doc uses ambulance to go to mall, makes patient wait A DOCTOR is facing charges for causing the delay of a a patient’s transfer from Pinamungajan to the Vicente Sotto Medical Center. The patient, 15-year-old John Michael, died at Vicente Sotto due to a blood clot in the head. The doctor denied she was the…

Wheelchair-bound activist honored for advocacy; Rama worried over worker’s fate; New BOPK-Digong alliance emerges–Cebu News Digest for Jan 10, 2016.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, June 10. Wheel chair-bound Cebuano feted for fight against illegal fishing . WHEELCHAIR bound anti-illegal fishing crusader Norlan Pagal, who has survived several attempts on his life, was recognized for his efforts and was named one of the four Ocean Heroes Award. Pagal,…

Radaza charges rival of vote buying; City Hall tightens security as ballots arrive; Duterte presidency would be chaotic–Cebu News Digest for May 3, 2016

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, May 3, 2016. Radaza warns voters over insurance cards. Re-electionist Lapu-Lapu City Mayor warned voters to be wary of insurance cards handed by candidates, and said voters should not be deceived by these gifts. He accused mayoralty candidate Rolando Patalinjug of distributing…

One Cebu backs Digong; Rama blasts transfer of PRO 7 head; Airport officials told to remain neutral.

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, April 4, 2016 Digong gets support of One Cebu. After ditching vice-president Jejomar Binay, One Cebu has thrown its support behind Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte, promising to give him a one-million lead in Cebu. The unqualified support of One Cebu for Duterte…

Cebu News Digest for Feb. 12, 2016: Commuters get one-month reprieve; Cebu City faces P2M/day fine; BOPK, Team Rama bicker of dance party.

This the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, Feb. 12, 2016. One-month reprieve Motorists who pass through the Mandaue-Mactan bridge will get a reprieve for a month after authorities decided to allow two-way traffic while repairs are limited to the sidewalk. The sidewalk repair, which will last for a month, will…

Cebu View: Watching backs of cars all day, what are we to do with traffic?

When you think of Cebu, do you think of coconut trees, huts and white sand beaches? True, it is that. But often, this is your most common view in Cebu. Traffic has gone worse by the day. Earlier this week, The Freeman warned in its editorial, “Cebu is imploding from a traffic mess.” What should…

Smart Prepaid kicks off ‘Live All Out’ season in Sinulog 2015; subscribers get chance to win iPhone 6

TOP DJs. Smart Prepaid is backing the Sinulog Lifedance on January 16 at the Sugbu Open Field in South Road Properties (SRP), where top local and international DJs are sure to whip up some wicked beats until the wee hours of the morning. (Photo taken from official Lifedance Facebook page)

Smart Prepaid subscribers are up for exciting perks and awesome experiences this 2015 as Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), the country’s wireless services leader, kicks off another “Live All Out” season at the Sinulog Festival 2015 in Cebu. Smart Prepaid “Live All Out” is a much-anticipated presence in the country’s major celebrations. It offers subscribers passes…

Vivo Sugbo in Cebu holds cultural shows for tourists

CULTURAL PERFORMANCE. Val Sandiego and his renowned Sandiego Dance Troupe are behind the Teatro Sugbo component of Vivo Sugbo. They will perform various dances and the shows will vary and can adopt international themes as well, such as Las Vegas or Polynesian. (Photo by Dr. Peter Mancao)

Seeing all those graceful Sinulog Grand Parade dancers, have you ever wished you knew how to execute those forward-backward steps? Have you ever been interested in learning a traditional Philippine dance, such as the tinikling? When you travel to a place, do you consider cultural shows just as important as the other tourist attractions? If…

Everything Yummy in IT Park perfect for small groups

Summer Salad dish at Everything Yummy IT Park.

It goes by Everything Yummy and so far the dishes I’ve tasted at the restaurant seem to bear its name out. The Everything Yummy IT Park branch is cozy and tastefully decorated and perfect for small groups of diners. It is at eBloc Tower 2, Cebu IT Park, Cebu City. My favorite starter dish is…

Sinulog 2014 Grand Parade winners

Tribu Lumad Basakanon and the Province of Masbate were picked champions in the Sinulog 2014 Grand Parade free interpretation and Sinulog-based categories Rising up from calamities and misfortunes with the help of the Señor Sto. Niño were main concepts in many of Sunday’s Sinulog 2014 Grand Parade performances. Other entries incorporated Philippine historical accounts. After…

Perennial Sinulog winner Tribu Sinanduloy prepares ‘epic’ performance

Tangub City's Tribu Sinanduloy will portray the deep faith and hopefulness of Pinoys in this Sunday's Sinulog Grand Parade entry. Photo is of the group's performance last year. (Photo by Alex Badayos)

The Filipinos as a nation have encountered many struggles and yet their faith and devotion to the Holy Child remain constant. Tribu Sinanduloy of Tangub City, Misamis Occidental will portray the religiosity and hopefulness of Pinoys in its Sinulog Grand Parade 2014 performance. Its entry centers on a series of wars fought in the country…

Free Sinulog guide app from InnoPub, Smart now out

InnoPub Media co-founder Max Limpag conducts a demo of the Sinulog Guide app to a small group of Cebu media and bloggers.

Sinulog Guide can be downloaded to Android phones and tablets from the Google Play Store and to Windows Phone devices from the Windows Phone Store for free. Those using other devices can access the mobile web version of the guide at http://sinulog.myguide.ph. Standard mobile data browsing charges apply when using the app. The Sinulog Guide…

Many Philippine destinations open to tourists after Yolanda

Trips to the Cebu destinations of Bantayan and Malapascua are now available albeit with some limitations, an advisory from the Department of Tourism (DOT) in Central Visayas said. DOT 7 Regional Director Rowena Lu Y. Montecillo said ferry operations in Bantayan have returned to normal a few days after super typhoon Yolanda (international codename: Haiyan)…

Sinulog festival guide Android app now available

SINULOG FESTIVAL GUIDE. Get a comprehensive guide to the Sinulog festival in your phone by downloading the Sinulog Guide Android app.

Sinulog 2014 is less than 3 months away. If you’re planning to attend the grandest festival in the country, you can get help in preparing for it by downloading our Sinulog Guide Android app in the Google Play Store. The app contains stories about the and offers tips on how to make the most out…

Coal Mountain Resort opens in Argao

One of the interesting activities at Coal Mountain Resort is a walk on the hanging bridge built on the forest canopy.

There is a relatively new nature site in Argao called Coal Mountain Resort and it is offering an underground tunnel tour to both day visitors and overnight guests. (Update: We wrote about experience in the resort here: Coal Mountain Resort in Argao is retreat heaven.) Argao Vice Mayor Stanley Caminero, whose family owns the mountain retreat,…