Cebu

Blood Red Clothing Opens First Concept Store in Cebu City

Posted on July 20, 2017

Ahoy there! The long wait is over. Sailing-inspired clothing brand Blood Red finally opens its first concept store in Cebu City on July 24 (Monday). While the brand has been sold nationwide through retailers in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand and Canada and via their online store, this is their first standalone concept store, since they started out in 2007. In celebration of this milestone, a big sale will be held on the store’s opening day – with 70% offRead More

Win Tickets to Invasion Cebu 2016, the Biggest Electronic Music Festival on Sinulog Sunday!

Posted on January 12, 2016

It’s festival season and one of the country’s biggest party tours comes home to where it all started – Cebu, Queen City of the South. Dance to the beat, feel your heart race and party with the biggest names in EDM all on one spectacular stage. This is Invasion Cebu! From a simple gathering in Cebu with a small sound system in 2011, Invasion has grown into a four-city tour (Davao, Bacolod, Cebu and Iloilo) and a massive celebration withRead More

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Carcar City, Cebu: A Heritage Walking Tour of the Town Plaza, Rotunda and Ancestral Houses

Posted on July 17, 2015

Carcar City – the one of the newest cities in Cebu— is also the best-preserved heritage town in the province, established in 1599. Together with Vigan, Taal and Silay, Carcar is recognized as one of the most important heritage towns in the Philippines. I’ve passed by this bustling town countless times on road trips to my mother’s hometown of Argao farther south, admiring the weathered mansions along the highway,  but I’ve only explored it once before. I recently revisited the heritage townRead More

Aloguinsan, Cebu: Visiting the Spanish Watchtower Ruins at Baluarte Park

Posted on July 7, 2015

Aloguinsan’s main draw is the Bojo River Cruise, but the town proper has a few attractions worth dropping by before heading to the eco-tourism sites. One such attraction is the Baluarte Park, located right behind the municipal hall.  The heritage site is a small landscaped hill where, as its name suggests, ruins of a Spanish-period baluarte or watchtower built during the early 1800s still stand. The watchtower was built when Aloguinsan was a barrio of Pinamungajan. It was made into a separateRead More

Aloguinsan, Cebu: An Eco-Cultural Cruise Down the Bojo River

Posted on July 6, 2015

On a recent family road trip from Cebu City, I finally experienced the Bojo River Cruise in Aloguinsan, a small town along the southwestern coast of Cebu island with a big heart for environmental and heritage conservation through sustainable community-led tourism. Their flagship eco-tourism venture is a scenic cruise down the Bojo River, where visitors paddle through a well-preserved river-to-reef ecosystem with the guidance of a knowledgable local guide. For initiating the Bojo River Cruise and other eco-tourism attractions in Aloguinsan, the Department ofRead More

Oslob, Cebu: Glamping at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort

Posted on May 6, 2015

Looking for a way to enjoy the great outdoors without losing out on resort-style pampering? Try glamping — a portmanteau of “glamorous camping” — on Sumilon Island, off the coast of Oslob, Cebu, near the popular whale shark-watching site. Situated near a lush mangrove area, the glamping tents of Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort are spacious and well-appointed. Upon walking into my tent, I quickly realized this wasn’t your everyday camping trip. Each one comes furnished with twin beds, comforters, a bedsideRead More