If you are a bit on mature side, you might be one of the students who had the chance to sung the Philippine National Anthem in Cebuano. Do you still remember the lyrics? There was a time in late 80s when the whole Province of Cebu including the key cities Cebu City, Mandaue City, and […]
‘KASADYA (Ning Takna-a)!’ is The Original, Not ‘Ang Pasko Ay Sumapit’!
It’s exactly a month before Christmas and Cebuanos are in high spirits as they get ready to celebrate this most joyous of season. One of the ways that marks a Cebuano Pasko is the singing of classic Cebuano and Visayan Christmas Carols like ‘Kasadya (Ning Takna-a)’, ‘Maglipay Kita’, even the sad souls will croon the […]
PUNGKO – PUNGKO: Cebu’ Street Food Scene
We Filipinos are known to be hearty eaters. We often greet our visitors with “Nikaon na ka?” (Have you eaten?) or “Mangaon ta!” (Let’s eat!). We just simply love to eat and when you think of Cebuano food, one of the first things that come to mind is the world famous Lechon de Cebu. In […]
What Does ‘Pit Senyor’ means?
Every third Sunday of January, Cebu celebrates Sinulog. For this year 2014 the Sinulog weekend falls on January 18 and 19 with the Fluvial Procession on early Saturday morning and the Grand Sinulog Grand Mardi Gras street parade on Sunday. There is also a Traslacion and 9 day novena mass attended to by thousands of […]
History of Cebu: The Battle of Mactan
The Battle of Mactan was a historical event that took place six centuries ago, in April 27, 1521. It is the first known and recorded resistance of the Filipinos against foreign forces who aimed to invade and conquer the Philippines. **At that time, the local people were not yet called “Filipino” as the nation “Philippines” was […]