“Best Places To Visit With Family and Friends In A Long Weekend”

As our Muslim brothers and sisters worldwide will observe Ramadhan to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Thus, many of us will enjoy this long weekend.Some people take advantage of the three-day weekend to make trips and adventure with friends. There may be some congestion on roads as many people use the long weekend to make trips.Public transport services may be reduced or not run at all.

I know that you may start asking yourself on what to do over the long weekend? I’ve rounded up some of the beautiful natural wonders that you might consider a “paradise” and best events to keep you and the family busy all weekend long.

So these are the places that you can visit with your family and friends to spend and to make the most of your long weekend.

CHASING WATERFALLS IN ALEGRIA, CEBU

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Cambais Falls

Obviously, Cebu never runs out of water escapes to offer its visitors and every single attraction makes the guests truly satisfied and they just can’t really get enough and wanting for more.
One of the best waterfalls to chase in Cebu are the Cambais and Cankalanog falls situated in the heart of Southern part of the Province of Cebu.

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Cankalanog Falls

If you have some friends or even in the family member that has an adventurous soul and would love to go on trekking.Well,  these two waterfalls will indulge their thirst of adventure.

Click here on how to get there!

CANYONEERING IN KAWASAN, BADIAN

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Canyoneering in Badian and Alegria is fast becoming one of Cebu’s biggest tourist draws. We took the plunge to see what the fuss is all about.Fifteen feet might not sound like a giant leap, but when you have to jump into celadon waters in a part of a canyon that’s barely 2m wide, walls of jagged rock on either side, it can feel like the final moment of your life. Your breath quickens, your heart pounds, your throat closes up as your knees lock. In what is becoming one of Cebu’s most popular outdoor activities, fear is the devil you need to defy.

Click here for Canyoneering tips!

HIKING & TREKKING AT MT. LANAYA

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If you and your friends are looking for a different level of adventures then you better try hiking and trekking in the stunning mountain of Mt.Lanaya in Alegria, Cebu.

Mt.Lanaya is a hundred meters away from the town proper of Alegria. Towering around 700 MASL, Mt. Lanaya stands almost at a stark contrast to the surrounding mountain ranges near it.

Click here to know more about this adventure!

RIVER TREKKING IN CATMON, CEBU

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Have you been into a Wet and Wild World of River Trekking?

River trekking is relative to canyoning, that was established as a kind of sports in parts of the world. Relatively, this kind of sports is somehow new in the Philippines. And who could have thought that this kind of sports can be found in the northern part of Cebu?

Click here to see these mesmerizing cascades!

SAYAHAN FALLS, ORMOC CITY

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If you would like to spend your three-day weekend outside the beautiful island of Cebu. Well, here is another hidden water attraction in Eastern Visayas that you and your family will fall in love.

The Sayahan Falls is now considered as one of Ormoc City’s main natural attraction because of its crystal clear, emerald green and water as cold as ice.  This waterfall is located in the majestic mountain of Sitio Maglahug, Brgy Ga-as and it is 30 kilometers from the City proper of Ormoc.

Click here on How Did I Fall in Love with this Falls

ALTO PEAK (Mt. Amenduin )

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Are you the type of person that is truly wicked? Do you have friends or even family members that has a different level of bravery and adventurous soul? Well, you better conquer this highest peak in the whole Region 8 to test your limits.

To read more click here.


What do you do for fun during a long weekend? And how do you plan for it?

Each one of us has its own different way to get out from boredom and most of all a long weekend without emptying our wallets. And here are my personal list on how to enjoy a three-days weekend.

“Make the most of your long weekend, whether you’re up for relaxation, sightseeing, adventuring and partying.”

Please don’t hesitate to share your tips on how you will enjoy during long weekend! Feel free to provide it on a comment section below. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gabii Sa Kabilin 2017: Pag-handuraw Sa Karaang Sugbo (A Night Of Reminiscing The Old Cebu)

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
-Marcus Garvey-

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@ Casa Gorordo

Wala ko damha nga mahimong usa ka espesyal sa akong kinabuhi ang Buwan sa Mayo. Espesyal, mahitungod sa usa ka kahigayunan nga akong nakita ug natuki ang Sugbo sa karaang panahon. Onse ka tuig na ang milabay gikan sa pag- mugna niining maong kalihukan nga gidalit sa Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc, kung asa atung mabisita ang nagkalain-laing musiyo sa Syudad sa Sugbo apan atung makita ang istorya sa Sugbo sa karaang panahon. Kini mahimong pagasalmutan sa publiko sa katapusang Biyernes, buwan sa Mayo. Ang maong kalihukan gi-inspirar gikan sa nagkalain-laing nasud sama sa Germany, Europa ug uban pa.

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Cultural performers from different Universities

Nganung ako man nabat-unan nga kini espesyal sa akong kinabuhi?

Isip usa ka Sugbuanon, gihigugma ko ang Sugbo! Ako nagahatag ug importansya sa Sugbo hilabi na sa kaagi niini. Sa tibook kung kinabuhi, karong ko lang natagaan ug kahigayunan ang akong kaugalingon sa pagtuki ug pag-handurawan ang Sugbo sa karaang Panahon.

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Kabilin Photowalk with Drift Stories (Groupie with Joseph and Aldrin)

Sa laing bahin, sa wala pa ko nisalmot sa maong kalihukan. Usa ka Cebuano blogger ang nagmugna ug usa ka aktibidad nga ginatawag ug “Kabilin Photowalk”. Usa kini ka kalihukan kung asa naga tapok ang mga ginatawag ug “Mobile Photography Enthusiasts”. Mao kini ang pag sikop (capture) ug usa ka imahe gamit ang kamera sa ilang selpon ( mobile phone camera) samtang nag lakaw-lakaw.

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Ang maong aktibidad, nasugdan gikan sa Museo Sugbo, Plaza Independencia, Compania-Maritima, Senior Citizen Park, Magellan’s Cross, Basilica Minore  Del Sto Niño paingon sa Cebu Heritage Park. 

Sa among pag-abot sa Cebu Heritage Park, among naatlan ang taknang alas-sais, diin mahimo na namong magamit ang among mga indibidwal nga tiket sa Gabii Sa Kabilin 2017. Wala gayud nag langay-langay ang grupo ug una namong gibisita ang maanyag nga Casa Gorordo Musuem.

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Casa Gorordo Museum

Sa among pagsulod sa maong musiyo, among nasaksihan ang usa ka presentasyon mahitungod sa kinabuhi sa unang mga Bisaya hilabi na ang ginatawag ug Gingharian Sa Sugbo (Rajahnate of Cebu). Sa maong presentasyon, akong nakita ang paagi sa pagpuyo sa Hari nga si Rajah Humabon. Gawas niini, nadungagan ang akong dyutang alamag mahitungod sa kasaysayan sa Sugbo.

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Gawas niana, giduyog usab akong kasing-kasing inubanan sa mga maanindot nga presentasyon nga giandam sa mga cultural dance performance gikan sa nagkalain-laing unibirsidad sa Sugbo.

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Cultural Show Presentation @Casa Gorordo Museum

Pagkahuman sa maong presentasyon, wala kami nagdugay sa paglakaw paingon sa sunod nga musiyo. Sunod namong gibisita mao ang Museo Parian-1730 Jesuit House.

Samtang kami naglakaw paingon sa sunod namong bisitahon, usa ka grupo sa mga kabatan-unan ang nihatag nako ug usa ka dakong pahiyom. Nakita ko ang ilang pag-plano kung unsa ang una nilang bisitahon sa ilang pagsalmot sa Gabii Sa Kabilin. Nakita ko ang ilang kahinaman sa pag libod sa nagkalain-laing musiyo.

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Sama usab sa akong gibati, ako mismo naghinam-hinam nga muabot sa 1730 Jesuit House kay mao kini ang unang higayon nga akong masulod ang maong musiyo ug sa akong pag-sulod niini murag nagambak-ambak akong kasing-kasing sa kalipay sa dihang akong nakita ang mga maanyag nga hulagway sa nagkalain-laing rebolto sa Santos.

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18th-century Yap-Sandiego ancestral house: Photo was taken when we are on our way to 1730 Jesuits House .

Gawas niini, akong nakita ang mga maanindot nga karaang butang sama sa telpono, typewriter, lamesa, bangko, camera ug uban pa.

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The view of Parian Church before it was demolished

Apan usa sa mga nipasubo sa akong gibati mao ang akong pagkakita sa Sa Juan Bautista Church o Parian Church. Gibati ako ug kagool sa dihang akong nabasahan ang kasaysayan niining maanyag nga simbahan. Makingon kita ug sayang apan wala na kitay mahimo kung dili atung pasalamatan ang mga kaagi ug atu kini tagaan ug importansya.

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The Parian Church
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The sculpture of Saint Ignatius Loyola

Pagkahuman sa among pagduaw sa maong musiyo.Ang grupo ni desisyon nga mulahos sa JRG Halad Museum. Kini usab mao ang unang higayon nga akong madungaw ang maong musiyo ug ako nahikurat sa akong pagsulod sa maong lugar. 

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Samtang ako nag-libod sa ikaduhang andana sa musiyo. Adunay usa ka imahe sa balaang bata nga akong nakita nga ginama sa kahoy ug ivory. Nasorpresa ako ug dako niini mahitungod sa ka dugayon sa maong imahe. Apan, mas nahikurat ko ug dako sa dihang akong nahibaluan nga ang JRG Halad Museum mao lamang ang nag-inusarang musiyo sa Kabisay-an mahitungod sa musika hilabi na Cebuano music and composers.

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Sa akong pagsaka sa ikatulong andana sa musiyo adunay laing presentasyon nga nipapukaw sa akong kasing-kasing kung unsa kaanindot ang mga kanta ginama sa bisaya. Nipakpak ug kusog akong duha ka mga kamot human ko nabati ang kantang Usahay nga giduyugan sa UV Chorale.

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Hearing the amazing voices of UV Chorale

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Usa ka dakong ngisi akong nahiaguman human ko masaksihan ang kasinatian sa mga babaye kaniadto. Ilang gipakita sa maong pasundayag ang kalipay ug kahugyaw kaniadto kung sila manglaba sa sapa.

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Pagkahuman sa maong pasundayag akong gidool ang usa sa mga performers ug ako kining gilamano. Wala ko kasabot sa akong gibati sa dihang nigawas na kami sa maong musiyo.

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Human sa taas nga adlaw sa paglibod sa mga musiyo malipayon ko nga nakasalmot sa maong kalihukan kay akong napaghandurawan ang maanyag nga Sugbo! Gikan sa tradisyon, kultura, musika ug uban pa. Nadungagan usab ang akong nahibaluan mahitungod sa kaagi o istorya bahin sa Sugbo. Istorya nga angay idalit sa uban ilabi na sa kabatan-unan.

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Cebu Bloggers and Photo Enthusiast joins Gabii Sa Kabilin 2017

Sa akong pagsalmot niining Gabii Sa Kabilin, dili ko gayud pagasipyaton nga ako musalmot niini matag tuig.

Maayong Gabii Sa Kabilin Sugbo!


Disclaimer: I wrote this blog in dialect in order for every Cebuano readers feel the essence of being a Cebuano and how beautiful it is. If you want to read this article in English. Just look for the translator tab/button on the page.

If you’re a proud Cebuano please do share this on social medias. Also, don’t forget to follow me on Facebook  and Instagram.

Reconnect With Nature at Cabintan Natural Hot Spring

Upon looping around the beautiful community of Cabintan, province of Ormoc for 3 days. I have seen lots of pretty spectacular places in the Barrio and I am not expecting that it has a lot to throw to me as an adventurous person.

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The jump off point to Cabintan Hot Spring is at the Cabintan proper. Dubbed as “barrio” by the locals. We actually hiked and do some river treks upon getting top the secluded Cabintan Hot Spring. It took us around 45 minutes before we get to the place.

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Cabintan Hot Spring has 2 separate natural and untouched pools with different temperatures. Can you even imagine a better way to de-stressed from a week’s worth of work?Aside from its natural hot spring, beside on it is a small natural yet untouched pool that has a very cold as ice water.

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Since we are still on a hot season, you don’t have to worry because aside from this natural hot spring from keeping you warm, it will also make you reconnect with nature as our season transitions into the cold.

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After we enjoyed the trek from Alto Peak, we took our lunch in the area as I wanted to get in touch with nature while feeding up our tummies. Jeramil and RJ are the ones who prepared for our simple lunch.

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Our descending trail hikes going to the place was well paid-off. The scenery was simply stunning.  Our scenic trek took us 45 minutes before we finally reached the untouched hot spring.

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Who could have thought that in the middle of a tropical rainforest in Cabintan, Ormoc City is the Hidden Natural Hot Spring where only nature’s greens and waters will envelope you.  Thanks to Dong, RJ and Jeramil for bringing me here in the place with waters both hot and cold.

“This is one of Gods natural gifts.Lets give value of sustaining these gifts for our children and grandchildren so that in time, they will remember and thank their grandparents for taking care of these resources.”

-Pocholo Aragones Franco-

#Leave No Trace


This sponsored travel would not be possible without the help of  Mr. Pocholo Franco, the VP of Ormoc City Tourism Council. Ormoc City Tours by Fran-con Viaje International , Supercat by 2Go Travel , Cabintan Local Eco Guide especially to the Morales Brothers and family. Most of all, to Mayor Richard Gomez and Ormoc City Government for making this adventure possible.

#OrmocPH # WonderfulOrmoc #VisitOrmoc #CabintanHotSpring

How To Travel More, Spend Less This Summertime!

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It’s summertime! Traveling can do your life wonders experience different cultures, pick-up new traditions or customs, learn new languages, meet people and many more! Before getting that adventure of a lifetime. Be a smart “bakasyonista” by learning a few tricks to go traveling on a budget!

Here are travel on a budget tips to make your travel money worth spending:

Write down your bucket list of places you want to go.

Much like a financial plan, write down the list of places you want to go. Include the months when you can file your vacation leaves and plot those with holidays as well. From there, narrow down your top five or top six destinations of your choice. Then, write down the corresponding budget you’ll need to allocate on each of the vacation spots. The good thing with planning is that you’ll have a clear itinerary of your wanderlust travel list for 2017.

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Know the season of the places you want to visit.

Take note of the peak seasons of the countries or places you are visiting as peak seasons are expensive.Meanwhile, take advantage of discounts during off-peak, because even tho seasons change, the experience do not. Plus,off-peaks are the best as there are fewer crowds.

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Have a travel buddy or join a group travel.

Ideally, you can save by sharing an accommodation and food costs with someone. A good number of travel buddies are a pair to a group of four. Keep heads up, because some hotels check the number of guests within the room. If you travel in large groups, it is highly suggested to have someone arrange your accommodation to avoid extra bed charges.

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When travelling alone, use free travel accommodation networking sites  to save on accommodation.

Accommodation is where the bulk of costs come from. Social networking sites like Couch-surfing provides free accommodation for travelers. This is one popular way to save a lot of money while traveling.
Also, bring local snacks and give it to your couch surfing hosts as a form of gifts. Save some for your flights as well, because the money spent for in-flight meals, can serve as a budget for gifts to new friends on the destination your heading.

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Ask the locals.

Finding your way in a foreign country eats chunks of your time and money. Prior to your travel, have some plan route by downloading  subway map apps and other map applications to get through your way.While you come prepared, don’t entirely rely your way on technology, back it up with primary sources, and go ask the locals instead. If you have a locally trusted friend, have them take you to places ad show you the easiest way.

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Final word

Don’t forget to enjoy. While travelling is something you want to brag on your social media accounts, it is the life experience that counts.

Observance Of Silence On Good Friday- One Filipino Tradition

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In Philippine rural areas, people are encouraged to turn off their radios and televisions on Good Friday that marks the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. Through this complete silence, it is believed that people will be able to communicate with God through devotional prayer.

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ALTAR OF  REPOSE

A day before the death of Jesus Christ which is the Holy Thursday. Devotees will commemorate Jesus Last Supper through the  Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper. Also, the priest will performs the washing of the feet ritual with 12 people like what Jesus did with his disciples.After the Mass, the altar will be stripped bare and the church bell will not be rung until the Easter vigil.

The Blessed sacrament will be repositioned at the Altar of Repose where the hosts consecrated during the Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper  are placed.

After hearing the Mass, churchgoers can pray these reposed during the Visita Iglesia . A Filipino Lenten tradition where people can visit  seven or fourteen churches to pray before the Blessed Sacrament during Maundy Thursday.

On Good Friday, some people will go through the Station of the Cross.  Later in the day, the church remember Jesus’s “Seven Last Word” where priest share their reflections on each the 7 expressions of Jesus Christ while on the cross.

At 3 pm, around the time Jesus was said to have died, the Veneration of the Holy Cross is observed.

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Afterwards, the procession of the Santo Entierro – a wooden sculpture depicting the dead body of Christ – and other holy images is held.

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Santo Entierro:Which means the Holy Burial.The image of the dead Jesus Christ. This the most important character in the Byernes Santo or Good Friday street procession.

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Some of the important characters during the Holy Burial Procession.

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Saint Peter, also known as Simon Peter, Simeon, or Simōn, according to the New Testament, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, leaders of the early Christian Great Church.

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La Mujer Veronica: Saint Veronica was a pious woman of Jerusalem in the first century AD, according to Catholic Tradition.

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Maria Magdalena or Mary Magdalene, literally translated as Mary the Magdalene or Mary of Magdala, was a Jewish woman who, according to texts included in the New Testament, traveled with Jesus as one of his followers.

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Saint Peter, also known as Simon Peter, Simeon, or Simōn, according to the New Testament, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, leaders of the early Christian Great Church.


In some churches in the country, it is followed by the procession of La Soledad, which means a sorrowful mother dressed in black that is  grieving.

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Black Saturday

The church is in a state of mourning after Jesus’ death. The cross over the altar remains covered by a black cloth. (Some parishes cover the cross for the entire Lenten season or from Ash Wednesday, while others do it only from Palm Sunday.)

The Easter Vigil commences at night. The Paschal candle – representing the resurrected Christ, the light of the world – is lit at the start of the vigil. Adults and children may also receive the sacrament of baptism during the vigil.

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Easter Sunday

The culmination of the Holy Week is full of rejoicing, as Catholics commemorate Jesus Christ’s resurrection.Early morning of Easter Sunday, parishioners perform what is called a salubong

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7 Churches In Cebu That You Can Visit For Visita Iglesia (7 Churches Visitation )

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When I was a kid, I am very active to attend this such activity in our community or even until now. I can still remember the beliefs of my ancestors that completing the 7 churches or sometimes fourteen would grant our wishes.

This visitation will be done after the mass of the Lord’s Supper and travel to nearby churches to pray before the blessed Sacrament.

In Cebu City, we are so lucky to have these churches that are very close to each other to make our visitation easier.And here are the 7 churches that you can visit if you wish to do the Visita Iglesia.

Basilica Minore Del Sto. Nino

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The Minor Basilica of the Holy child Jesus also know as Basilica Minore Del Sto Niño is the oldest Roman Catholic church in the Philippines.The church was built by Fray Andres de Urdaneta and Diego de Hererra, both Augustinian friars in 1565. The church was completed from 1739-1740 and was named by the Holy See as ” The Mother of all Churches in the Philippines”.

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

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The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Holy Angels and of St. Vitales also known as Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. It is the ecclesiastical seat of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cebu .The church was designed like a typical Spanish colonial church, namely, squat and with thick walls to withstand typhoons and other natural calamities.

The construction of the church took many years due to lack of funds and other unexpected incidents.

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The church is the center of devotion to our Lady of Mt. Carmel in the South part of Cebu. The church was originally named as Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion. Because of this devotion, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel became the patroness of the parish when it was erected in 1971.

The foundation of the church was early as June 1621 when Recollects set foot in Cebu.

This church is also the center of devotion to Saint Joseph, Protector of the Order and Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr.

Sto. Rosario Parish Church

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Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church also known as Sto. Rosario Parish Church Cebu was built in 1933.It is one of the busiest church in the City.

The construction of the church was completed on August 22, 1933. During the 75th Anniversary of the church it has been renovated and the church patron was added to its facade during the renovation in 2008. It is located beside the main campus of University of San Carlos in downtown area of Cebu City.

Redemptorist Church

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The church is known as one of the Prominent church in Cebu City. It was constructed after the liberation and completely renovated in 1954. The designed of the church is similar to the Redemptorist church in Baclaran because of the Gothic Lines.  To make the church airy and comfortable, it has large arched doors and the windows are decorated with wonderful stained glass.

St. Joseph the Patriarch Parish- Mabolo

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The Mabolo church also know as St. Joseph the Patriarch Parish was built-in 1866. The church was designed with its classical Gothic architecture with one beautiful bell tower. The church has been damaged by many natural disasters.

Despite of the natural calamities that causes the renovation of the church, the conservation of the original designs are still intact. The aged coral stones, the thick iron grilled windows, solid marble floor and the solid wooden doors are still intact.

San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish Church

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Established in 1584, years ahead the establishment of the Cebu Diocese in 1595. San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish is one of the oldest church in the Philippines. The church was considered as the original site of the landing of Legazpi’s expedition on April 27,1565 and became the embryo of a settlement, which Legazpi established and named San Miguel.

The church suffered great destruction and damage on account of a storm in October 15, 1912 and an earthquake in February 29, 1922.


Helpful Tips:

To those people who can’t attend the Visita Iglesia, especially to those people with a virtual career. You can do a “Visita Iglesia Online”.This will also infirm to perform the rite to our Overseas Filipino Workers. For more information click here .

This service was set up by the  Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines .


Things To Ponder

“Lent is a fitting time for self-denial; we would do well to ask ourselves what we can give up in order to help enrich others by our own poverty.”

-Pope Francis 2014 Lenten Message-

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 Reasons Why I Left My Heart In Ormoc

Isn’t it surprising to see places that you’ve never thought to have existed at all? Thatthere’s such a beauty in this world. It’s a wonderful feeling to see these kinds of places especially when it can be found in our very own country.

My unplanned trip to Ormoc City last month can be considered as one of the best. It is also one of God’s greatest gift in my passion of traveling. Traveling has become one of my ” cravings”. I love the idea to see new places and go for an adventure. Visit places that I can get intimate with mother nature. When O saw beautiful landscapes, ocean view in the pictures I immediately fell n love and hoped to visit it as soon as I can.

Actually, when I arrived at Ormoc I was disappointed because I was under the impression that it has the same atmosphere of some provinces that I have been such as Camotes, Siquijor, Zamboanga and etc. But it was not! It seems that I am still in Colon, Cebu City. Then, when I finally jaunt the tourist attractions of Ormoc the next day…wow! I was surprised. And because Ormoc astounded my spirit, I really left my heart in Ormoc and here are the reasons why.

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