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… Continue reading Cebu City’s biggest party is over

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 years 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… Continue reading Cebu City gets makeover for annual mardi gras

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… Continue reading Neighboring areas complain against ‘Imperial Cebu’

Domain of Cebu-based newspaper expires

TheFreeman.com 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 The Freeman, however, no longer uses the domain and for months the pages there were no longer updated. TheFreeman.com has a Google page rank of 5 and when I checked the domain… Continue reading Domain of Cebu-based newspaper expires

Prove Cebu City is not Murder City

Mayor Tomas Osmea isnt 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 Osmea had admitted he… Continue reading Prove Cebu City is not Murder City