Argao, Balamban, Dalaguete given Seal of Good Education Governance

AWARDEES. Synergia Foundation’s Seal of Good Education Governance awardees with PLDT and Smart executives.

Three towns in Cebu are among the 24 local government units recognized for their outstanding efforts in delivering basic education to their constituents. The inaugural batch of recipients of the Synergia Foundation’s Seal of Good Education Governance will get incentive packages from PLDT and Smart Communications worth up to P1.5 million each. The winners from…

Cebu News Digest: April 10, 2015: Alleged police extortion in Minglanilla, Talisay; PB requests gov’t agencies to prioritize hiring teachers affected by K to 12

Truckers carrying vegetables from Dalaguete complain about alleged extortion in Talisay and Minglanilla.

Some policemen allegedly flag down trucks carrying vegetables from Dalaguete and collect a “tong” of P200 from the drivers in exchange for road passage. Meanwhile, the Cebu Provincial Board is requesting concerned government agencies to prioritize and facilitate the employment of teachers and non-teaching staff who will be ‘displaced’ during the implementation of the K…

Maria’s in Dalaguete serves delicious pancit

PANCIT CANTON SPECIALTY. Maria’s Batchoy in Dalaguete is known for its delicious pancit canton. It makes its own noodles.

On our way to Santander, Cebu, we looked for and dropped by Maria’s Batchoy in the town of Dalaguete after hearing from friends and acquaintances that it serves exceptional pancit canton. We found it easily enough in the town center, and what we heard about the pancit canton was true. The dish – which you…

Centuries-old churches in southern Cebu

Santa Catalina de Alejandria Parish Church in Carcar. Construction of this structure started in 1860 and was finished in 1875.

Centuries-old churches of various architectural influences that were built during the Spanish occupation of Cebu can be found along the entire stretch of the mainland and even in satellite islands. A trip down Cebu’s southern part is a glimpse into the religious aspect of Spain’s influence on Cebuano heritage. Spanish period churches in souther towns…