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A Manila based friend of mine in Facebook posted photos of a band, then the name of the band written on the description hit me – Franco. My memory brought me back about a decade, I remember there used to be a “grunge sound” Cebu based band whose singer’s voice I admired. It was named Frank, and the singer’s name was still vivid in my mind – Franco.

My friend obviously liked this band based on his comments on Facebook. Then I searched about the band, it gets majority of good reviews, in Youtube, most of the comments are positive.

Listen to Franco’s “Next Train Out”.

To know more about the band, visit EverythingCebu, it has a short article about Franco.

Buenaventura Rodriguez

B. Rodriguez Cebu City

So the street B. Rodriguez was named after Buenaventura Rodriguez?

According to Cebuano Studies Center:

Buenaventura Rodriguez, a native of Cebu, was a renowned playwright, journalist, stage actor and a distinguished politician.

He was one of the more recognized dramatists in the Sugbuhanon dialect. He wrote the play, El Muñeco Roto which was performed by the Compañia de Zarzuela Española in 1915. A noted writer and politician from Cebu, Manuel Briones, believed that another play by Rodriguez entitled El Mal se Aprende was a spiritual event.

In 1937, Buenaventura Rodriguez was elected as governer of Cebu.

In 1940, his play La Adjusta Leja de la Vaguada was made into movie.

He was also recipient of the Premio Zobel in 1924 for his novel La Pugna.

Sotero Cabahug

Sotero Cabahug Cebu

I got this photo of Sotero Cabahug from a painting hanged on the wall of Cebu Capitol Building in Osmena Boulevard.

Son of a farmer, he was born on April 22, 1891 in Mandaue City, Cebu.

For his collegiate education he went to the then Colegio Seminario de San Carlos in Cebu City and San Juan de Letran College and University of Santo Tomas in Manila.

Sotero Cabahug served as Cebu Governor from 1934 to 1937. He also held a number of positions in Mandaue City, Cebu and nationally. In Cebu he was a Deputy Provincial Fiscal (1918–1919), Municipal Councilor (1920–1925), Acting Municipal President (1928–1931), Representative, 2nd District of Cebu (1931–1934).

He became National Defense Secretary (1954- 1956) under the regime of Carlos P. Garcia.

Sergio Osmeña

Osmeña Cebu City

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, but was buried in North Cemetery in Manila.

He went to University of San Carlos for his elementary education, and for his college, it was San Juan de Letran College and University of Santo Tomas.

Lito Osmeña and current congressman Tomas Osmeña are his grandsons.

Teban and Goliat Jokes

Here are the two Cebuano legends sharing us their hilarious jokes!

Lingaw lingaw lang sa ta!

Budoy at Outpost

Budoy Marabiles or Errol in real life, is probably the most popular Cebuano musician in his generation. He is the lead vocalist of the reggae group Jr. Kilat. Their most popular song is “Ako si M-16.”

These photos were shot in Outpost in Nivel Hills, Lahug Cebu City. Outpost is a restobar frequented by artists, musicians, and yuppies. Yes, Outpost have good tasting foods.

Photos of Lalai Lim of Urbandub

I had a reunion dinner with former officemates at The Outpost in Nivel Hills Lahug. One  lady ex-office mate went out for a while, then when she came back, Lalai Lim was with her. Lalai is the bassist of Urbandub.