Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Taoist Temple, Beverly Hills Cebu CIty

Taoist Temple is the place for worship is the center for worship for Taoism, the religion which follows the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Tze. Taoist Temple is located at the heart of Beverly Hills, Lahug, Cebu City. One of the rituals done by the devotees is the climbing of 81 steps which represents the 81 chapters of the Taoist Scriptures to light joss sticks and have their petitions read by the monks.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Cebu Sugbo Suroy suroy

Before anything is formed it starts from scratch. Just like the theory of how the universe evolved with the BIG BANG THEORY and how places have evolved from just an ordinary hometown to somewhat a developed scenery.

On my trip in cebu I have came across through MUSEO de CEBU and I was astonished with the great evolution of the famous places there, I've seen famous articrafts that was recovered way way back from the oldest era.

BUT what I want to share is the pictures I have taken from MUSEO SUGBO.

First, here is a picture of FUENTE OSMEÑA 72 years ago.


Quite aged, isn't it? So evolution and development happened, here's how FUNETE OSMEÑA looks like now, year 2008.



Another spectacular and the most distinguished place here in Cebu is THE CAPITOL.

The Cebu Capitol, built in 1937 during the incumbency of Gov. Sotero Cabahug, is the terminus of Jones Ave. Strategically located at the foot of a hill, the graceful capitol commands a dramatic setting. Classic elements contribute to the sedate beauty of the structure. Its concave facade links two wings of the capitol forming a u-shaped plan. The facade leads to a tall foyer capped by a dome. Inside the dome is painted the history of Cebu. The foyer leads to the wings on either side. The Cebu Capitol is easily one of the more beautiful civic buildings built during the American colonial period.

CEBU CAPITOL 1938 photo

Cebu Capitol at present 2008

Cebu Capitol at present by night

Another distinguished place here in Cebu is the CARBON MARKET, one of the largest market here in Cebu. You can find everything you need in here, huge variety of seafood, meats, vegetables, fruits, handicraft, clothes in cheapest packages.



Lovely! Aren't they? You can just imagine how well this places have evolved from just an ordinary place to a distinguished landmark! I just so love CEBU!

Saturday, November 22, 2008



Because of Filipino's strong christian-catholic belief, a lot of us are considered to be pilgrims of different Saint Figures. And amongst the religious figures, Mother Mary has the most number of devotees. She's considered to be the highest form of intercessor to GOD and to Jesus Christ. There are a hundred number of monasteries that are frequently visited by devotees, one of which is SIMALA, in SIBONGA CEBU. They say, and others had testified that if you visit Mama Mary in SIMALA and if you pray hard and from the heart and ask for petitions, it will come true.

Reaching SIMALA is not that difficult though, you can ride a bus (mini bus) from the City either in SOUTH BUS TERMINAL, or ONE-WAY CITILINK TERMINAL going to SIBONGA. From the main road of SIMALA, you can ride a TRICYCLE which will deliver you right infront of the MONASTERY gates.

I have here some pictures which I took just this year.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Masskara Festival - Bacolod City

Just like other places, one of the most colorful attractions of our mother land are the festives of each town. Sinulog of Cebu is one, Ati-atihan of Kalibo Aklan, and the latest of Filipino events is the MASSKARA FESTIVAL of BACOLOD CITY!

The word MASSKARA has two connotations, MASS for MANY and KARA for FACES, which when joined would give you MASS OF FACES. Masks made of funny faces are worn as inaurgeration for Bacolod City as THE CITY OF SMILE. Highlights of the festival is celebrated mid October (16-19) of each year.


Monday, September 1, 2008

Mount Apo - The King and the Grandfather of Philipppine Mountains

..Mount Apo - The King and the Grandfather of Philipppine Mountains..

It is the highest mountain found in the Philippine, peaking at 9,600 feet high. Located at the main island of Mindanao, Davao Province (Region XI). Lumads is the name given for the tribal people who lives around the feet of Mt. Apo.

Mt. Apo is enriched with exhilrataing features, it has several waterfalls and klakes around it. The tranquility and scenic setting will make you love Philippines more.

Mount Apo is one of the most popular climbing destinations in the Philippines, and the summit is easy to reach. It was first climbed on October 10, 1880 by a party led by Don Joaquin Rajal.

It is the most popular and most enjoyed hiking target in the Philippines. It accounts for 3 to 4 days to reach its peak and the crater near its summit.