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cebu sinulog 2016

Video: Sinulog Crowd in random areas in Cebu City

Sinulog crowd last January 17, shot randomly in different areas or streets of Cebu. It starts in Jones Avenue, then Fuente Osmeña, then Mango Avenue and Baseline, then back to Mango.

Watch it below.

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Random Sinulog photos

Photos shot last Sinulog in January 17, 2016. This is my first Sinulog photos. If you want to see other Sinulog photos on this website, you can. Just click the Read More button to see bunch of photos.

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Video: Crazy kids dancing during Sinulog

I chanced upon these kids dancing some weird form, some call this as “budots”.

Watch the video below:

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Unique People during the Sinulog 2016

I’m not really interested in taking photos of the street dancers. Kung sa Cebuano pa, gas-gas na hehe.

What I did was take photos of unique and unusual people, well at least in my opinion. These people may not be unique for you. I only took a few since I also have other plans that day. But I hope to add more in the next Sinulog.

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How to Survive the Deadly Sinulog Crowd

I’m not exaggerating. The Sinulog crowd in some areas especially in Mango Avenue could literally turn into a deadly stampede. It already happened, almost every Sinulog.

Although, I still have to hear a report of death, but some were hurt especially children.

Last January 17, I was in front of Robinsons in Mango, near the pedestrian overpass. People were pushing and pulling. I believe some people with crooked intentions deliberately do this either to pass through easily or

Cebu South Bus Terminal Bus Schedules

Going to Oslob or to any place down south of Cebu? Here is an updated schedule of Cebu South Bus Terminal, last updated on September 16, 2015. Information mirrored in my other site Pilipinas.

Schedules may change without prior notice*

For more inquiries contact CSBT ( 253-3830/ 2534119 ).

BUS COMPANY ROUTE Aircon/non Aircon NUMBER OF BUSES NUMBER OF TRIP/DAY TIME DEPARTURE
CERES Toledo non-aircon 4 5/6 ways 1st trip 5 am
Pinamungajan non-aircon 8 3/4 ways depends on the bus
Balamban aircon 4 3/4 ways last trip 8 pm
Argao Aircon 16 4 ways 1st trip 3 am
interval 30 min.
last trip 9 pm.
Argao non-aircon 14 3/4 ways 1st trip 3 am
interval 30 min.
last trip 9 pm.
Bato/ Oslob Aircon 34 2/3 ways 1st trip 3 am
interval 30 min.
last trip 9 pm.
Bato/Oslob non- Aircon 42 2/3 ways 1st trip 3 am
interval 30 min.
last trip 9 pm.
Moalboal non-aircon 6 3/4 ways interval 30 min.
interval 30 min.
last trip 9 pm.
Carcar non-aircon 6 4/5 ways 1st trip 3 am
depends on the bus
last trip 9 pm.
Bato/Brili Aircon 12 2/3 ways 1st trip 3 am
depends on the bus
last trip 9 pm.
Bato/Barili non- Aircon 21 2/3 ways 1st trip 3 am
interval 30 min.
last trip 9 pm.
Bacolod Aircon 2 1 way 1st trip 1 am
last trip 6 am.
non-Aircon 2 1 way 1st trip 1 am
last trip 6 am.
Dumaguete Aircon 8 1 way 1st trip 6 am
2 hours interval
last trip 6 pm
SUNRAYS Bato/oslob Aircon 9 3 ways 1st trip 3 am
interval 30 min.
last trip 9 pm.
non Aircon 21 3 ways 1st trip 3 am
interval 30 min.
last trip 9 pm.
JHADE Aluguinsan non-aircon 4 4 ways 1st trip 5 am
Pinamungajan depends on the bus
last trip 6 pm
DOS HERMANOS Carcar non-aircon 3 6 ways 1st trip 6 am
depends on the bus
last trip 8 pm
BEFEL LINER Carcar non-Aircon 1 6 ways 1st trip 6 am
depends on the bus
last trip 6 pm
SKIPPER Sibonga non-aircon 3 4 ways 1st trip 5 am
depends on the bus
last trip 6 pm
ANDREW LINER Sibonga non-aircon 2 4 ways 1st trip 5 am
depends on the bus
last trip 6 pm
PIONEER Sibonga non-aircon 10 4 ways 1st trip 4 am
depends on the bus
last trip 8 pm
METROLINK Bato/Barili non-aircon 6 2 ways 1st trip 4 am
depends on the bus
last trip 8 pm
JBH trans Dumanjug non-aircon 10 4 ways 1st trip 3 am
depends on the bus
last trip 6 pm
CHAN Transit Dumanjug non-aircon 24 2 ways 1st trip 3 am
depends on the bus
last trip 6 pm
SOCORRO Dumanjug non-aircon 5 3 ways 1st trip 6 am
depends on the bus
last trip 6 pm
YEOMAN Sibonga non-Aircon 10 4 ways 1st trip 5 am
depends on the bus
last trip 7 pm
CALVO LINE Toledo non-aircon 38 2/3 ways 1st trip 3 am
Balamban 30 min. interval
last trip 8 pm
EDC Sibonga non-aircon 9 2/3 ways 1st trip 7 am
depends on the bus
last trip 7 pm
COROMINAS Tuburan non-aircon 18 2/3 ways 1st trip 5 am
depends on the bus
last trip 7 pm
ALLOWIE Sibonga non-aircon 5 4 ways 1st trip 6 am
depends on the bus
last trip 8 pm
JRK sibonga non-aircon 14 2/3 ways 1st trip 5 am
depends on the bus
last trip 8 pm
INDAY Jean Carcar non-aircon 1 4/5 ways 1st trip 5 am
depends on the bus
last trip 7 pm
CANOÑEO Toledo non-aircon 3 2/3 ways 1st trip 5 am
depends on the bus
last trip 8 pm
JEGANS Pinamungajan non-aircon 9 4 ways 1st trip 5 am
depends on the bus
last trip 8 pm
total no. of Cebu South Bus Terminal 384

Wheelchair-accessible Taxi for Cebu?

A “wheelchair-accessible taxi” would be very helpful for people with disability here in our city.

In Australia, their government offers free permits to taxi owners who have a wheelchair-friendly taxi. We could also imitate that scheme, to encourage business owners to have this type of taxi.

SM City area is Flooded today

If you love your car, then it is best to avoid the SM City Cebu area in Mandaue City today.

In front of SM City and Sungold general merchandise.
SM City Cebu

Amphibious vehicles roaming the streets of Cebu!
SM Cebu

Bus Rapid Transit is Approved

The BRT system has been approved by the national government through National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), and bidding will take place in the second quarter of 2015 for potential contractors responsible for building the system.

The estimated cost of construction is P10.618-billion.

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The Transportation Department said it is ready to bid out the P10.618-billion Cebu bus rapid transit system in the second quarter of 2015, after the mass transit project received the green light from the National Economic and Development Authority last week.

Cebu BRT, a project supported by the World Bank, involves the development of a dedicated bus way in Cebu that will serve over 330,000 passengers daily once it starts operations in 2015.

“We are pleased that we can now proceed with these projects. They will modernize our country’s transportation systems, and boost traveling convenience, safety, and efficiency for the people. Our hard work today will pay off tomorrow, which is why we now have to make sure that they will be bid out, awarded, and implemented at the soonest possible time,” Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said over the weekend.

The proposed project in Cebu will be the first BRT system in the Philippines. It will run on a 23-kilometer corridor with 33 stations where 176 high-quality buses will be deployed through dedicated and exclusive bus-ways from Bulacao to Talamban, with a link to Cebu’s South Road Property.

The Transportation Department said a detailed engineering design was currently being prepared for Cebu BRT. It said bidding for construction would start in the second quarter next year.

The second phase involves the supervision of the transit way and the supporting infrastructure during the construction.

The BRT system, which has been successful in other parts of the world, entails a segregated lane for buses, controlled dispatching, priority in stoplight signaling, fixed stops and various technical components. Buses run on fixed schedules, providing riders with greater reliability, efficiency and convenience.

Cebu BRT will be patterned after the BRT systems in Bogota in Colombia, Curitiba in Brazil, Seoul in South Korea and Guangzhou in China.

Another project approved by Neda last week was the P4.107-billion Busuanga airport to support the booming tourism industry in Palawan. The Transportation Department said it would first bid out the detailed engineering and design component of the project in the third quarter, then the construction component in second quarter next year.

The other project was Light Rail Transit Line 2 operations and maintenance, a public-private partnership project for the 10- to 15-year concession to operate and maintain the LRT-2 system. It will include the current 13.8-kilometer line from Recto to Santolan, as well as the 4.19-kilometer extension to Masinag in Rizal.

The project is expected to result in higher performance standards, improving train availability and punctuality. It will also ensure better system preservation covering the tracks, train coaches and other facilities.

Sunstar Daily also has its report.

Beware of this Airland Taxi driver!

A mate of mine from Manila, had this not so good experience with a taxi driver here in Cebu.

Hi everyone, if ever you find yourself in Cebu City and in need of a cab, stay away from AirLand Taxis.

I forgot to take my luggage from the trunk of the car when we got off since we were hurrying for a client meeting. I called up the taxi dispatch (number from the receipt) within 30 mins and when they contacted the driver (on the radio), he told them straight up that the luggage is no longer there. He even recognized us since he told the dispatch, “yung tagalog?”

How he figured out that the luggage, which was in the trunk, within seconds of being asked was no longer there is beyond me, considering he was driving at the time.

I told the dispatcher that the luggage had no valuables, only my clothes since I will be in the city for a good 3 days. Still, the driver was adamant that the luggage was not in his taxi.

After the second call, I no longer bothered to pursue it since it was obvious that the driver had no plans of returning my bag.

Airland Taxi
Plate number: GXL-781

If you happen to have a father, brother, or friend for a taxi driver plying around the streets of Cebu City, please do remind them to be good. Let’s show other Filipinos that we are not thieves.

Even share this link to them.