Cebu City’s biggest party is over

Sinulog is Cebu City’s biggest street party and gathering. People take over Cebu City streets in the annual street parade, held every third Sunday of January. Although there were fewer contingents last Sunday, the crowd that watched the parade appeared to be bigger.

Here are some photos Marlen and I took of the celebration honoring Cebu’s patron saint, the Holy Infant.

BEST FLOAT. This contraption by the Cebu Contractors’ Association was picked as the best float.

Cebu City gets makeover for annual mardi gras

Streamers and buntings are now all over central Cebu City, the route of the annual Sinulog street parade. Among the changes in this year’s mardi gras: 10 Cebu tourist spots will be showcased in tarpaulin installations in key areas of the parade route; contingents will be asked to perform their program usually reserved for the […]

Neighboring areas complain against ‘Imperial Cebu’

Cebu, according to Dumaguete City Mayor Agustin Perdices, is “becoming like Imperial Manila.” Perdices and Siquijor Gov. Orlando Fua complained in yesterday’s Regional Development Council meeting that Cebu is cornering most of the projects approved for Central Visayas.

Here’s Sun.Star’s story on the issue:

DUMAGUETE CITY – Tired of hearing about so many infrastructure projects for Cebu, government officials from Siquijor and Oriental Negros griped about the lack of attention to their provinces’ needs.

Domain of Cebu-based newspaper expires is no more. The domain name of the newspaper I used to work for expired and is now just a landing page. The Freeman, however, no longer uses the domain and for months the pages there were no longer updated. has a Google page rank of 5 and when I checked the domain […]

Smart demonstrates 3G network capabilities in Cebu

Smart's demo of video callSmart demonstrated yesterday its 3G network capabilities in a media briefing in Cebu. The telecom giant has set up a 3G test network in Mactan Island, Cebu, the venue of this year’s Inter-working Roaming Expert Group (IREG) conference.

In yesterday’s briefing, Smart demonstrated a video call between a Smart phone and a phone subscribed to roaming partner Telecom Italia Mobile. The test call wasn’t just to any Telecom Italia Mobile subscriber-it was to IREG chair Lucy Lombardi. Smart said this is the “first inter-network 3G video call in the country.”

Prove Cebu City is not Murder City

Mayor Tomas Osmeña isn’t worried by the rash of killings of suspected criminals in Cebu City. “It’s worse for the city’s image if there are many criminals,” he said in a press conference.

So the recent killings of “criminals”-of previous convicts-don’t give an impression that Cebu City has many criminals?

Mayor Osmeña had admitted he may have created “some sort of influence” when he said in one of his news conferences “to hunt them (criminals) down. All of a sudden, many of them died.”

Cebu City Hall, Capitol are blogging

I found this morning, via Technorati, a link to a new blog by the Cebu City Government. From the date of the “Hello World” entry, which is automatically published when you install WordPress, Blog Cebu City was set up only yesterday. It appears that the site is still being configured-what with the default Hello World […]

Feeling lucky?

Here’s a nifty trick: go to, search for Angela Calina and click on I’m Feeling Lucky or Sinuswerte Ako. Ta da! Cool huh? So you’re asking: Who’s Angela Calina? Angela Calina is one of Cebu’s most popular TV personalities and she’s on the top five in my list of beautiful Cebuano women. She recently […]