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CJJ7: How newsrooms cope with the new media

This year’s Cebu Journalism and Journalists looks into how newsrooms in Cebu cope with the new media. To download the magazine in e-book format, click on the appropriate file format…

This year’s Cebu Journalism and Journalists looks into how newsrooms in Cebu cope with the new media. To download the magazine in e-book format, click on the appropriate file format for your device below.

 

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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…

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 right-reading image.

A letterpress operator prints numbers on receipts using a Minerva letterpress in Tudtud Print Arts in the Citi Center near Sanciangko St., Cebu City.

A letterpress operator prints numbers on receipts using a Minerva letterpress in Tudtud Print Arts in the Citi Center near Sanciangko St., Cebu City.

Letterpresses are now being replaced by faster and more efficient printing presses like the offset lithographic press or the flexographic press.

Minerva letterpresses are still running in some print shops near Sanciangko St. in Cebu City.

These presses, however, are mostly used to number receipts, said Tudtud Print Arts owner Lito Tudtud. He said Risograph and offset printing are faster and more efficient. The lack of a working Linotype machine, which produces the slugs used for letterpress printing, also limits the use of Minerva presses, Tudtud said.

(This article is part of a series on Cebu tourism and heritage supported by Smart Communications, Inc., the country’s telecommunications leader.)

Play the video below to see a Minerva letterpress in action.

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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,”…

For Christian Catholics in Cebu, the Holy Week celebration entails a long break from work.

Spanish period church in Argao. Click to enlarge.

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 a Visita Iglesia. Among these religious structures are centuries-old churches built during the 18th century.

Cebu City’s heritage of churches include the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, the oldest founded in the Philippines, and the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. Here’s a listing of Cebu City churches that can be made part of a Visita Iglesia.

Many cities and towns outside of Cebu City also have their own Spanish period churches and a Visita Iglesia can double as a religious practice and a revisiting of Cebuano’s Spanish heritage.

Southern churches of Cebu bear various architectural influences such as Graeco-Roman, Gothic, and Baroque, among others. A Visita Iglesia of churches can be done with a guide or without. Churches in the towns and cities of the province are located at the town or city center, which is easily accessible by buses that ply the southern route on a regular basis.

The younger crowd hits the beach during the long Holy Week break from work. They have a variety of Cebu white sand beaches to choose from. Cebu’s smaller islands like Bantayan and Camotes are popular destinations of young people.

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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…

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 to do their routines in designated judging areas. We will confirm with organizers which areas these will be and once we get confirmation, we will indicate these on the map below. Please make sure to revisit this page when Sinulog nears to get a confirmation.

(This article is part of a project on Cebu tourism supported by Smart Communications, Inc., the wireless leader in the Philippines.)

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Affordable rooms along Cebu’s Sinulog routes

One of Cebu’s most anticipated events, the Sinulog Festival, is drawing close and there is a certain buzz in the island in anticipation of two festival main events – the…

One of Cebu’s most anticipated events, the Sinulog Festival, is drawing close and there is a certain buzz in the island in anticipation of two festival main events – the Solemn Procession and Grand Parade.

Since major Cebu City streets will be closed during these two activities and travel by vehicle difficult, a good option for visitors would be to stay in hotels or inns near the procession and street dancing routes.

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Suroy-Suroy Sugbo goes to 22 southern towns

Cebu southern towns prepare food, songs, and dances for guests who joined this year’s Suroy-Suroy Sugbo Southern Heritage Trail tour that kicked off today from the Provincial Capitol. The first…

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Church of the miraculous Virgin Mary in Simala, Aragao

Cebu southern towns prepare food, songs, and dances for guests who joined this year’s Suroy-Suroy Sugbo Southern Heritage Trail tour that kicked off today from the Provincial Capitol.

The first stop of the three-day tour was the town of Minglanilla, where visitors had their fill of Cebuano food specialties budbud pilit paired with ripe mango as well as danggit.

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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…

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.

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