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#GlobeSinulog 2018 | The Ultimate Festival Itinerary

Posted on January 16, 2018

Pit Senyor! The country’s grandest celebration, the Sinulog Festival of Cebu City, culminates every third weekend of January with religious revelries and exuberant all-day street dancing in honor of Santo Niño (Holy Child Jesus). While rooted in solemn veneration, the popular festival has built an all-inviting celebratory mood through the decades, includes music concerts, dance parties, and other special events. Leading telecommunications company Globe once again partakes in this year’s festivities! During the festival, make sure you stay well connected.Read More

Philippine Airlines Now Flies Cebu-Bangkok!

Posted on December 31, 2017

Amidst public demand for the route, Philippine Airlines now flies non-stop thrice weekly between Cebu and Bangkok, starting December 2. PR728 departs Mactan-Cebu International Airport at 9:25 PM every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport at 12:10 AM local time; while PR579 leaves Bangkok at 1:30 AM every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving at 6:15 AM. The new route brings southern Philippines closer to Thailand, our Southeast Asian neighbor known for its distinctive culture, fiery cuisine, andRead More

Sky Lounge by Blue Elephant – A New Rooftop Bar at Cebu Business Park

Posted on December 12, 2013

Marvel at the city lights of Cebu Business Park at Sky Lounge by Blue Elephant above Apple One Tower A refreshing new addition to Cebu’s nightlife is Sky Lounge by Blue Elephant, atop the nineteen-storey Apple One Tower in Cebu Business Park. The establishment consists of air-conditioned indoor dining space with glass panels above the bar, which caters to an open-air lounge. The rooftop lounge has gorgeous views overlooking the Ayala Center Cebu shopping mall and the rest of theRead More

Cebu Provincial Capitol

Posted on February 5, 2009

Having passed by this government building growing up, I have often overlooked the beauty of its dignified dome, Ionic columns and golden statues of draped figures that encompass one of the best preserved colonial buildings in the country from the American occupation.  Designed by Juan Arellano, the Filipino architect best known for Manila’s Metropolitan Theater and Post Office Building, the gleaming white neo-classical seat of the provincial government of Cebu was constructed from 1937 and inaugurated a year later by CommonwealthRead More

Sky Experience Adventure (Crown Regency Hotel & Towers)

Posted on January 8, 2009

What I love about Cebu is that every time I come home, the place has always something new to offer: a new mall, new restaurant, new hangout, new beach hideaway, and new friends. No wonder travelers simply can’t get enough of the Queen City of the South, making Cebu the most visited city in the country. Long before Ferdinand Magellan set foot on the island in 1521, this settlement was already a bustling outpost for a slew of Chinese, Thai,Read More

Fort San Pedro

Posted on October 21, 2008

I remember, during my elementary school years, a popular field trip destination was Fort San Pedro, the oldest, smallest and one of the best preserved Spanish fortresses in the Philippines. Located in Plaza Independencia within Cebu City’s pier area, this triangular military outpost was originally built in 1565– the beginning of Spanish colonization in the archipelago–with logs and muddy earth to protect conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and his men from violent attacks by native Cebuanos and Muslim pirates. The fort was named after Legaspi’sRead More