Things to do and see in Cebu

  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... Read More

A quick history lesson on Cebu

Zebu or Sugbu, as the early inhabitants called the island, engaged in a thriving trade and commerce with neighboring Malay countries and reached as far as Thailand and China. The people lived in log houses with nipa roofs and used porcelain wares and earthen jars to store wine and water. They adorned themselves with stunning gold jewelry and embellished their clothes with beautiful ornaments. The men wore bahagui on the lower torso, covered their heads with silk turbans and decorated... Read More