Cebu

NHI will soon unveil new historical markers in Carcar

Just got a word from Cebuano heritage blogger Knight Carl that the houses of the following families Noel, Silva and Lucero together with Balay sa Tisa will have historical markers soon. It’s about time! historcial recognition for these magnificent casas has long been overdue. Why can’t we register all “bahay na bato” under NHI? If […]

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Cebu | Laguna

Where’s our plaza?

Most of our plaza’s are sadly neglected and unsafe. Local government usually do some cleaning from time to time, especially on important occasions, mostly political meetings. No wonder these places have become notorious for crime activities, defeating the purpose why they were built in the first place. I’ve been thinking a lot about these open […]

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Cebu

The Latest on the Jesuit House of 1730

I returned to the Jesuit house of 1730 and it was an awesome experience, thanks to the Sys and their dependable associate, Venus. The gracious host accommodated me and students from USC inside the Old Jesuit House. According to Venus, Fr. Rene Javellana SJ has been providing the technical supervision in the preservation of this […]

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Cebu

Nacionalista Ticket

I was smiling when I read Pepito’s recent article entitled “The Senate has lost it” – while reading I was browsing some of the mid 1900’s photos and docs I acquired from Cebu. It made me realize how low our politics has crashed since then, I mean just by looking at who use to represent […]

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Cebu

September 9: Osmena Day

“I know when time comes for him to be at the head of the affairs in our country, the interests of the people will be in good hands…No man has done more for the cause of the Philippine independence than he nor is there anyone in public life who has done more to promote the […]

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Cebu

Update on Cebu’s old Jesuit House

Great news I received from a friend just today about the old Jesuit house that I visited last June! It officially opened its doors as a museum, though I could be getting ahead of myself here, getting too excited, I would want to see this with my own eyes. I felt at that time of […]

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Cebu | Negros Oriental

Stopover at Sibulan

This is something new. A monument in front of the municipio not dedicated to Jose Rizal. This time it’s Ramon Magsaysay, our guy – I’m not sure why they have Magsaysay but I suppose that the president was not only popular with the old politicos here in the mid 1900’s, who built the monument but […]

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Cebu

Food thoughts

I can’t believe that I’ve been here for eight long months and haven’t written anything about FOOD! This could be one of the biggest oversight of my stay here, as everyone close to me knows, I’m fond of eating, let me rephrase that, I’m very fond of eating! I know how to eat Visayan because […]

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Cebu

Update on Oslob’s Cuartel

I really need to start posting here in real time; I’m guilty of procrastinating at times (or most of the times). These past few days, I’ll only begin to post after some weeks has already lapsed. While I write everything in my notebook (the real notebook, the ones made of paper!) it would take me […]

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Cebu

Visiting Oslob and its Hispanic Heritage

  I reached Oslob, one of the lesser known towns of Cebu in the south, Oslob, just before lunch time. I found in its mercado some carinderia that serves delectable Kambing dishes. The calderata of course is a must – eat! like in the Tagalog provinces, taste varies for this dish, Cebuanos have their way. […]

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Cebu

Boljoon Cemetery,Fray Bermejo & his Defenses

One interesting discovery here in Boljoon is the church cemetery located on the grounds of the church, which was once a fortified complex built by Fray Bermejo to defend it against the the Moro raiders. The foundations of the walls that once covered the church and its environs can still be seen here but the […]

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