Lite Ferries set to launch brand-new ship for Oslob-Dipolog route

Lite Shipping Corporation will launch on Monday its latest vessel M/V Lite Ferry Five, which was completed just this year, built in China and classed in Italy. M/V Lite Ferry Five will service the Oslob, Cebu to Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte route. It will complete the trip in four hours, linking Northern Mindanao closer…

In Oslob, Fr. Bermejo looks out to sea he protected in his lifetime

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…

Tumalog Falls in Oslob offers breathtaking vista, refreshing experience

TUMALOG FALLS. This beautiful falls is located in Oslob, southern Cebu.

After a steep two-kilometer climb that had the smell of burnt rubber wafting in the air as we got out of the parking area and a harrowing motorcycle ride of less than a kilometer of bad and steep road, we found ourselves in the breathtaking, almost ethereal Tumalog Falls in Oslob, southern Cebu.

Cebu News Digest: March 21, 2015: BPO towers, mall, hotel to rise in Cebu IT Park; 120-ha. reforested land in Oslob catches fire; CV asks for P108B in 2016 nat’l budget

A night shot of the Cebu IT Park, where property developer Ayala Land, Inc. plans to put up a Central Bloc of 2 BPO towers, a five-level Ayala mall, and a hotel.

In 2019, the public will see the rise of two BPO towers, a mall and a hotel inside the 24-hectare Cebu IT Park in Lahug. A fire went up in a reforestation project in Barangay Canangcaan, Oslob town at 2 p.m. last Sunday and spread to cover 120 hectares. Central Visayas is asking for P108.86…

First Suroy-Suroy Sugbo of 2015 to visit southern Cebu attractions

Badian Island Resort and Spa is one of the accommodation options of the Suroy Suroy Sugbo Southern Getaway but only for guests paying the higher packages.

This year’s first Suroy-Suroy Sugbo will head to Cebu attractions in the southern city of Carcar and towns of Barili, Moalboal, Alegria, Malabuyoc, Oslob, Boljoon, Dalaguete, and Argao. The Suroy-Suroy Sugbo Southern Getaway is a three-day, two-night trip that involves visits to heritage sites like ancestral homes and Spanish period structures as well as nature…

Boljoon ready for tourists during Holy Week break

Boljoon sits, like a postcard picture, on a narrow strip of land between the mountain and the sea.

If you’re planning a Cebu trip during the Holy Week break and feel that the holiday island of Bantayan will be too crowded, you might want to consider Boljoon and its neighboring towns in your travel itinerary. Many tourists now consider Boljoon as an alternative Cebu destination during the Lenten season, Mayor Merlou Derama said.…

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…