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Have fun Christmas in Olango Island

December 24, 2012


Do you want to spend Christmas with your family biking, discovering the food and culture of a place, and enjoying nature? Then Olango Island in Lapu-Lapu City is the place to go. For a family of bikers, the place is a perfect place to tour even for a day. The island is 25 kilometers from […]

Business still good as Mandaue Plaza spruced up for Christmas

December 24, 2012


Parking space at daytime, food court at night – the Mandaue City Park is now spruced up for Christmas. As soon as the cars pull out of the park, food vendors – those selling peanuts, tempura, fishball, popcorn, eggs and balut, siomai, sweet corn and that ubiquitous “pongko-pongko” (hanging rice) get ready to cater to […]

Radaza says they’re maximizing online promotion of city’s tourism sites

December 17, 2012


Even with so much to promote on his tourism destinations, Lapu-Lapu City Hall is opting to ride the Internet revolution to cut down on advertisement costs. Of the P1.4-billion budget for 2013, the city government of Lapu-Lapu is only allocating P1-million for advertisements. And the amount will only be spent this for publication of government […]

Natural instincts saved whalesharks from ‘Pablo’ wrath, researchers say

December 9, 2012


The whale sharks in Oslob town in southern Cebu were spared from Pablo’s wrath as they have an in-built warning system that prompted them to dive deep into the water to escape the strong currents whipped up by the typhoon. The Italian-based research group Physalus led by Dr. Alessandro Ponzo said that the whale sharks […]

Open field ready for Pedro’s National Thanksgiving Mass

November 30, 2012


An open field in the South Road Properties (SRP) will fill up today with thousands of devotees under the watchful eyes of over 1,500 policemen for the National Thanksgiving Mass for St. Pedro Calungsod. The SRP was closed to vehicular traffic at 10 p.m. last night to set up rerouting signs and will reopen at […]

Nov. 30 thanksgiving to draw devotees rain or shine

November 25, 2012


Bring an umbrella for the glaring heat or a downpour. If it rains, the vast part of a 27-hectare field to be used for the Nov. 30 national thanksgivng celebration for St. Pedro Calungsod will turn into muddy ground that requires rubber boots or slippers. Get ready to stand for at least three hours unless […]

Turn off generator, hotel told

November 22, 2012


The Cebu City Regional Trial Court (RTC) branch 23 ordered the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino to switch off one of its power generators whose continued operation endangered the health of residents in nearby areas. RTC branch 23 Judge Generosa Labra issued a Temporary Environmental Protection Order (TEPO) and directed Waterfront Hotel and Casino […]

Olango bird sanctuary needs facelift

November 21, 2012


Bird watching facilities in Olango Island, off the coast of Mactan Island have been found dilapidated by tourism officials of Lapu-Lapu City. As part of the drive of the Lapu-Lapu City government to develop Olango Island as the new tourism frontier of the city, the tourism office inspected the Bird Sanctuary Center in the island […]

Growling Azkals tame Lions, 1-0

November 16, 2012


From a “dust bowl” to world class football pitch in less than a month. Cebu football officials, with the help of the private sector, managed to pull off the feat in transforming a part of the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) into the best football field outside of Manila. Last night’s Fifa-sanctioned friendly match between […]

New show aimed at foreigners focuses on Cebuano culture, heritage

November 14, 2012


Will tourists like this for a dinner show? ‘Biyahe’, an hour of music in a stylized cultural show featuring Filipino folk dances, original Cebuano songs, colorful costumes and a dramatic fire dance finale, debuts in the Lakwatsa Restobar in Hernan Cortes Steeet, Mandaue City. The show was produced with foreign tourists in mind, especially for […]