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Things to do and see in Cebu

Thursday, August 12, 2010

  Historical   Magellan’s Cross. Planted in April 21, 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan; spot where the first Christian Filipinos, Rajah Humabon and Queen Juana and about 400 followers, were baptized by Fr. Pedro Valderema. In 1525 to 1740, the Agustinian priests built an open shrine for the cross but the natives began to take chips from the cross believing it had miraculous power so a kiosk-like structure was built to protect the cross from total destruction. To protect it further, a hallow cross of tinadalo wood was made to encase the original cross which still stands today.   Fort... 

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Power Sources in Visayas

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Visayas island group – to which Cebu belongs – has three main power baseloads which are interconnected into one grid with capacity of over 2,200MW of electricity. The main source is geothermal energy, supplemented by thermal and diesel generating plants. These sources provide Cebu with predictable 220V AC electricity at stable prices. However, no matter what the figures look like, Cebu, like most parts of the Philippines; still suffers from what locals call “brownouts”. Yes, that translates into “blackouts” for the majority of the rest of us. Potable water... 

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Getting to Cebu

Friday, July 23, 2010

This (relativley) modern facility in Philippine terms, serves both international and domestic flights and boasts of a comprehensive list of facilities. The PR blurb states it has lots of amenities including a shopping center, duty-free shop, souvenir shops, cafés, business centers, food shops, communication facilities, banking facilities, car rentals, hotel and resort reservations, and beauty & health services. The reality, no shopping center, a couple of souvenir shops, a spluttering of car rental stands and a couple of decent waiting areas for a few of the 5-star resorts. The immigration... 

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Cebuano Art and Culture

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Arts in Cebu Cebu’s liturgical art manifests its deeply rooted Catholic tradition. Relief or three-dimensional santos or holy images, murals, and paintings for altarpieces, gold and silver vestments, and altar accessories have always been Cebuano expressions of religiosity that are stylistically similar with those of Bicol. Cebuano folk art includes basketry and the hand-crafting of jewelry and musical instruments. Basketry was developed by the inter island trade which regularly demanded cargo containers. Baskets and planters are made of cocomidrib, rattan, bamboo, or sigid vine. The... 

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Cebu’s History

Friday, July 23, 2010

In the early 16th century, the natives of Cebu under Rajah Humabon, engaged in an active trade where bartered woven-cloth, embroidery, cast-bronze utensils, and ornaments were traded. The settlement also had small foundries producing mortars, pestles, wine-bowls, gongs, inlaid boxes of betel, and rice measures. Humabon himself was finely clad in a loincloth, silk turban, and pearl, and gold jewelry, and was supposed to have demanded tribute from East-Indian, Siamese, and Chinese traders. At the time, densely-populated villages lined the eastern-coast of the island, while the highland villages hugged... 

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Airport Information

Friday, July 23, 2010

ENTRY REGULATIONS Valid passport. Except for stateless-persons and those from countries with which the Philippines has no diplomatic relations, ALL visitors may enter the country without visas and may stay for 21 days. Special facilities: Facilities for the Physically-Handicapped: The airports are handicapped-friendly. Wheelchairs are available on request from the airline ground staff. Customs: Visitors are advised to complet the Baggage Declaration Form prior to disembarking to facilitate Customs examination. The following are allowed duty-free: reasonable quantity of clothes (Thank God), jewelry,... 

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Festivities in Cebu

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  Festivals   Sinulog. The Sinulog festival is Cebu's biggest and most popular. Celebrated every 3rd Sunday of January, the feast is in honor of the holy image Señor Santo Niño de Cebu. Fiesta Señor, as it is widely known, is the most celebrated among Cebu's festivals where people converge along the route of a grand solemn procession and partake in the gaiety amidst a mardi gras parade immersed in vivid colors and the constant drums of the... Read More

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Restaurant and Bar: Local Knowledge

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  Whilst we don’t claim to be culinary experts, we have traveled extensively around-the-world, as a result, we do know what’s good and what’s not! We have made some suggestions below, which we suggest you check-out. The choices range from a fifty peso meal, to the top notch establishments.   Grills, Grills and More Grills Whilst we don’t claim to be culinary experts, we have traveled extensively around-the-world, as a result, we do know what’s... Read More

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Eating Cebuano food in Cebu

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Cebuano food is big on chili peppers (“sili” locally) and vinegar. The locally grown peppers look like harmless tiny red slugs, but be warned, they pack a mean punch. Cebuanos mainly use sili as a side dish for dipping other morsels into. The sauce is made by combing the sili with a local vinegar that is made from a coconut sap mixture. It’s called suka bisaya. Another staple dish is buwad, or salted fish. The Cebuanos’ love for food is evident in their signature... Read More

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Tourist Guide

Festivities in Cebu

cebu festival, sinulog festival, cebu philippines

  Festivals   Sinulog. The Sinulog festival is Cebu's biggest and most popular. Celebrated every 3rd Sunday of January, the feast is in honor of the holy image Señor Santo Niño de Cebu. Fiesta Señor, as it is widely known, is the most celebrated among Cebu's festivals where people converge along the route of a […]

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Things to do and see in Cebu

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  Historical   Magellan’s Cross. Planted in April 21, 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan; spot where the first Christian Filipinos, Rajah Humabon and Queen Juana and about 400 followers, were baptized by Fr. Pedro Valderema. In 1525 to 1740, the Agustinian priests built an open shrine for the cross but the natives began to take chips […]