Oh Cebu Pagkatahum Mo Kaniadto

Feel nostalgic with this Cebuano melancholic song while watching the old photos about Cebu City. The title of this post is based on the video posted by the original user, myaspa. I’m not sure if the title of this song “Oh Cebu Pagkatahum Mo Kaniadto”, probably it’s just the video. Here is the lyrics of…

Sergio Osmeña

Sergio Osmeña was the first Cebuano and Visayan to become the President of the Philippines. He was the fourth President of the Republic. Prior to the presidency, Osmeña also served as Vice President (1935 t 1944), congressman, and senator. Osmeña was born in Cebu City on September 9, 1878 and died on October 19, 1961,…

Aboitiz to Transfer to Manila

I still could not tell if this move is good for Cebu City or not. I don’t have any knowledge or statistics of other companies who made similar moves. Maybe something maybe lost in this, it’s pride. Aboitiz is one of the largest companies in the Philippines, and them transferring to a rival city will…

Cebu City Street Art Part 2

This is the second installment of my Cebu City Street Art series. The Part 1 was mostly, or should I say entirely shot at the Queen City Gardens cemetery. This set was shot in Cebu South Road, just at the entrance of F. Llamas St., Mambaling, in front of McDonalds. I personally like the quality…

Pacquiao Likes to Buy SRP Lot

The Pambansang Kamao is interested in buying lot located in South Reclamation Project (SRP). The auction will be on December, the lot is said to be about 9.7 hectares. Here is the full report from Cebu Daily News: Pacquiao interested in buying SRP lot, says sheriff Fuentes He showed interest before in buying a lot…

Tomas Osmeña’s Mother Died

Sad days for the Osmeña clan. Lourdes dela Rama Osmeña, 79, died on November 6 in the morning, Sunstar Daily reported. Read more about the story from Sunstar’s news item: Osmeña clan mourns death of mother, 79 THE family of Rep. Tomas Osmeña (Cebu City, south district) is mourning the death of their mother, who…

Business Updates

I will have a bit of Cebu City business updates. These are based on Sunstar articles. Tourist Arrivals: Cebu has a total of 1,131,230 tourists in the first seven months of 2011, an increase of 10.52%, which was 1,023,564 in the same period in 2010. Relaunching of Colonnade Mall: Colonnade Mall relaunched last October 9,…

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral is one of the two popular catholic churches in Cebu City. I’ve had a very close encounter with this magnificent church back in college. As an architecture student, I and my group mates were assigned to do a documentation of the whole church complex. In simple terms, we drew a floor plan.…