Showing posts with label Cebu City. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cebu City. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

20th Cebu's Sinulog Festival 2014 Schedules: Visayas Festival

Pit Senyor or Viva Sr. Santo Nino!  Event will be started from January 13 until January 20. Sinulog 2014 Street Dance Competition Schedule will be on January 19, 2014 which one of the main highlight because of their grand float parade, dancers all over the streets of Cebu and unique costumes as they dance to the beat of the drums, trumpets, unique and native musical instrument. Sinulog 2014 in Cebu is a religious festival to the honor of Santo Nino, an image of child Jesus. This competition is usually held in the Cebu City Sports Complex, located at R.R Landon Street, Osmena Blvd. Sambag 1 Cebu City. The main grand parade started from 7:00am while some people are busy going to the Cebu Cathedral Church. Daghang Salamat Cebu. See you all next year's event of 20th Sinulog Festival 2014.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mabolo Parish Bell or Saint Joseph The Patriarch in Mabolo Cebu

The church is now renovated in order to maintain the structure of the building. StJoseph Catholic Church in Mabolo, Cebu is origins to the town called Talamban, now part of Cebu City,  which stands right beside Saint Joseph's Academy. 

Contact Number of Parish Pastoral Council in Mabolo, Cebu City. Telephone Numbers: (032) 232-5979 / 09228435138. This page will guide you thoroughly for the mass schedules of St. Joseph the Patriarch Mabolo Parish Church. Please see below are the schedule of the mass.  


Basilica De Santo Niño Church by Night Mode

You can travel more and spending less! That why I keep traveling since last year, where Cebu City is my second home. Just a few steps away from the Magellan’s Cross is the famous Basilica of Santo Niño Church. From the outside of the church you can find candle area where you can offer candle.  The blue candle is for your family. Green is for wealth or prosperity. Pink is for happiness. Red is for love. I forgot about the other colors. hehehe! Then I walk around inside the church, it was a solemn night compare during day time. The beautiful main altar is one of the most interesting highlights inside. How to get to Santo Nino Church in Cebu City: Basilica De Santo Nino is located at Magallanes Street, just right in front of Old Cebu City Hall building. You can get a taxi cab or jeepney and tell the driver to drop you at the church. 


A Famous Landmark of Cebu: Magellan's Cross by Night

This photo taken from Magellan's Cross which appears the beauty of historical landmark by night. I've been to Cebu City three times but I did not saw this area during night time so I decided to take photos before going to the hotel. Magellan's Cross is a symbol of Cebu City and the chapel's image can be found in its city seal. It is also seen as the symbol of Roman Catholic. The cross was planted by Ferdinand Magellan, when he arrived in the city in 1521. Now Cebu City is a progressive city in the Philippines. 


Night Shot of Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral Church

This was my last day at Cebu City, so I roamed around downtown and try to make this trip enjoyable and fun-experience. When shooting at night, I always try to find spots of strong light.The area are full of light shaded to the church. The church is one of the tourist destination in Cebu City next to Magellan's Cross and Sto Niño Church. Doing photography at night can be used to create amazing pictures. The architecture of the church is typical of Spanish Colonial-Theme. The Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral Church has a more solemn atmosphere, compared to its neighbor, Sto. Nino Basilica Church where you can find the famous Magellan's Cross. It must be partly due to less foot traffic and vendors outside the area. Then from there I walk around the church and proceed to Sto. Nino Basilica Church. Next Post. . .


Monday, November 12, 2012

Cebu: Guitar Making Capital of the Philippines

Cebuano loves music, the only bisaya that has many singer's across the globe and cebuano really enjoy playing music where the spainiards first docked and so on the influential part is that includes guitar making all over the province of Cebu. Well the cebuanos are very talented specially in making best guitar. From the lapu lapu shrine you may take a quick walk along the highway and you can find the shop where the shop is located. The city of Lapu-lapu had been very popular for making the most affordable guitars with the finest quality. One of the cheapest guitar shop is Inday Celia's Guitar Factory located infront of Lapu Lapu Shrine along the highway of Mactan Cebu. Some other items that you can find there is the shell home accessories, key chains, hats, t-shirt, local made bags and slippers and a lot more.


Cebu City Once Again: Trip Ko To

Upon arriving at Mactan-Cebu International Airport, I immediately went to Lapu Lapu Shrine to take some pictures before going to Parkmall Cebu to meet up some friends.  It is not as busy or full of buildings like in Manila neither as laid back at the city center of Cebu. I am expecting Cebu for their five star resorts and white beaches at this time which I don't have time traveling before. I want to do that hard life too just laying around and chilling beside the beach! Cebu City is a nice place and going to progress for this year, it is worth to visit. One thing I have noticed is that Cebu City is probably the best place in Philippines for people obeying road rules stopping at red light, vehicle road signs, traffic rules and regulation as well and most of that very different to most other places.Yes I definitely coming back to Cebu City next year for Sinulog Festival  2013.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Nino & Khisty Dried Fish Stall in Taboan Market, Cebu City

Wow Danggit! The famous dried fish is Danggit. A small and thin fish available as salted or unsalted. I prefer both as both salted and unsalted taste good to me. Taboan Market is a place in Cebu where you can buy sweet delicacies and known in our country as public dried fish haven as pasalubong. I bought dried danggit for only Php300.00 You'll get a lot of dried fish when you buy 1 kilo. Taste good specially when you dipped it to a vinegar with garlic and have a best fried rice - a very tasty breakfast. Aside from dried fish, other Cebu's delicacies can be found there like dried mangoes, otap, chicharon car-car and other delicacies.             


Pacific Mall In Mandaue Cebu City

I had quick dinner at Pacific Mall Food Court to try their lechon cebu. The area clean and a lot of people are there to have their meals or merienda as well. I watched singing contest at their Activity Center located at 3rd level of the mall. The Mall is easy accessible by multicab and taxi which bound to the city center of Cebu.


Roaming Around at SM City Cebu

SM Cebu is the 11th biggest mall in the Philippines. After roaming around the city proper, I immediately take a jeepney bound to SM City Cebu.It's my second time to visit the mall but for now I travel solo backpacking. It has a land area of 11.8 hectares and a gross floor area of 268,611, becoming part of the world's 15 largest shopping mall.


Cebu City Hall and Santo Niño Church

Infront of Magellan's Cross you can see the old Cebu City Hall and in the other side is Santo Niño Church where people go every Saturday and Sunday. Which also still retains the original stone texture and natural color. The statue is permanently housed under bulletproof glass at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño in Cebu City. Its feast is celebrated every third Sunday of January.Cebu City is a highly-urbanized city, which makes itself independent from Cebu province.


The Historical Magellan's Cross in Cebu City

My second day in Cebu was a very busy day for me where I roam around mandaue and city proper. One of the most visited place in Cebu is The Magellan's Cross where people got some pictures for souvenir when coming to Cebu which is also known to be "The Queen City of the South" . Old Magellan’s Cross is housed in a small 8 sided polygon chapel next to Basilica Minore del Santo Niño across Cebu City Hall along Magallanes St.  The street was named after the Portuguese explorer Magellan. You can also witness several women selling candles for P 1.00 and P 5.00 each. These women would ask for your name/s, dance in front of Magellan’s cross as they say a prayer for protection and security. This has already been a tradition along with the lighting of candle.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Lapu Lapu Monument in Cebu

Lapu-Lapu Monument is located inside an enclosed park at Punta Engaño on the northern side of Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. Mactan Shrine hosts “Kadaugan sa Mactan”, a re-enactment of the heroic Battle of Mactan every year during the battle’s anniversary.The Lapu-Lapu Monument can also be found inside Mactan Shrine. It is a 20-meter bronze statue of Lapu-Lapu holding a shield in one hand and “kampilan” sword on the other hand. 


Where to buy Pasalubong & Souvenir in Cebu City


The Lapu-Lapu Shrine in Punta Engaño, Mactan is said to mark the spot in buying affordable pasalubong items. A travel time of less than 30 minutes from the airport is all it takes for you to reach several pasalubong shops in the plaza adjacent to the Mactan Shrine. There are more items to choose like T-shirts, Keychain, Native Items, Bracelets, Hats, Shorts, Slippers and many more. 


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