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Mactan Ukelele Festival on its 5th year
by Jesson J. Morata - March 21, 2017 - 12:00am
From its humble beginnings, the Mactan Ukulele Festival has now grown into a full-blown event. Its most recent edition was its best so far with more attendees and an improved venue as throngs of ukulele players and...
‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’ in Cebu
by Jesson J. Morata - February 2, 2017 - 12:00am
The Vaudeville Theatre Company, Cebu’s newest musical theater group, will bring the familiar characters of the Peanuts gang to life on stage in an exciting new production featuring young Cebuano talents. ...
Cebuana talent shows off unlimited voice
by Jesson J. Morata - January 13, 2017 - 12:00am
Witness the gathering of the Philippines’ powerful voices this Sinulog weekend as Cebuana topnotch singer Morrisette, together with Arnel Pineda and Jona (formerly Jonalyn Viray) is set to rock your night...
A Day of All Things Literary
by Jesson J. Morata - December 22, 2016 - 12:00am
Now on its third year, the Cebu Literary Festival made another successful installment last November 26 at the Ayala Center Cebu Activity Center. It was a full day of all things literary and all for free.
Lapu-Lapu City “Tourism Nite 2016”
by Jesson J. Morata - December 4, 2016 - 12:00am
To give due recognition to the tourism sector that has contributed much to the economy and image of Lapu-Lapu City as the Historic Resort City, the Lapu-Lapu City Tourism Office held the “Tourism Nite 2016...
Cebu Centre for Dance stages ‘The Sleeping Beauty’
by Jesson J. Morata - December 1, 2016 - 12:00am
CCD’s “The Sleeping Beauty” is an abridged version that shows the significant twists and turns of the immortal love of different generations. The choreo-graphy is based on Marius Petipa for the...
‘Siddhartha: The Musical’ returns on Cebu stage
by Jesson J. Morata - November 26, 2016 - 12:00am
Fo Guang Shan Philippines, in collaboration with Buddha’s Light International Association, will stage “Siddhartha: The Musical” at Cinema 1 of SM City Cebu on December 8-12.
“Q” for Quality
by Jesson J. Morata - November 25, 2016 - 12:00am
All over Metro Cebu, independent coffee shops seem to be changing the ‘coffee game’, in a market dominated by major coffee-shop chains. These indie coffee shops try harder in the service they render,...
ARCHcon 2016
by Jesson J. Morata - November 20, 2016 - 12:00am
Artists, gamers, cosplayers, exhibitors, collectors and trading-card-game players came together for the ARCHcon 2016 on October 29 and 30, at the Robinson’s Galleria Cebu.
"Haiyan Aftermath": A Memorial
by Jesson J. Morata - November 17, 2016 - 12:00am
On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, locally named as Yolanda, the strongest storm ever to make landfall, swept through nine areas in central Philippines. These places were home to 242,000 inhabitants.
Museo Sugbo welcomes everyone
by Jesson J. Morata - November 10, 2016 - 12:00am
It was a whole day of fun and learning. Kids, teens and kids-at-heart were treated to a free lecture and guided tour on October 29, at the “Libreng Suroy sa Museo Sugbo” along M.J. Cuenco Avenue, in the...
"130 Million Steps to Fight Breast Cancer"
by Jesson J. Morata - November 7, 2016 - 12:00am
About 200 brave souls took the challenge to be a part of the "130 Million Steps to Fight Breast Cancer" on October 23 at the city's Plaza Independencia. The event was a campaign initiated manufacturer and marketer...
When colors and calligraphy meet
by Jesson J. Morata - November 3, 2016 - 12:00am
The dictionary definition of calligraphy is "handwriting or penmanship", or simply "beautiful writing".
Barbie dressed pink for breast cancer awareness
by Jesson J. Morata - November 2, 2016 - 12:00am
Beautiful Barbie dolls dressed in specially designed pink gowns were on exhibit at the Northwing Atrium of SM City Cebu from October 22 to 31, as one of the activities lined up for Pink October.
Ningyo: The Dolls of Japan
by Jesson J. Morata - October 27, 2016 - 12:00am
Japanese people have an exceptional love for dolls and have traditionally cherished the doll culture. Even today, the affection for dolls that has been handed down from generation to generation among the Japanese...
Speaking the Language of Flowers
by Jesson J. Morata - October 23, 2016 - 12:00am
Museo Sugbo voices the "Language of Flowers" with artist Novereich Agustin in tow. The exhibit stands to be more than a solo art show, as it is also a declaration that the artist has finally found his creative center...
The glory days of Cebuano cinema
by Jesson J. Morata - October 6, 2016 - 12:00am
 A 264-page coffee table book, titled "Lilas: An Illustrated History of the Two Golden Ages of Cebuano Cinema," that relates the glory days of Cebuano cinema was launched on August 20 at the Activity Center...
Phoneography Cebu: Highlighting mobile photography
by Jesson J. Morata - September 29, 2016 - 12:00am
A group of mobile-phone photography enthusiasts in Cebu recently celebrated its second anniversary last August. Formed in 2014, PHONEography CEBU also launched the group's first-ever phone photography exhibit last...
"A duel in the park"
by Jesson J. Morata - September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
One of the sports that hasn't yet gotten its share of the limelight in the Philippines and perhaps give the country its first gold medal is fencing.
"Bisdak Originals" - Proudly Bisdak
by Jesson J. Morata - September 22, 2016 - 12:00am
What better way to commemorate the splendor of Cebu as a province and its people on its 447th founding anniversary than to highlight Cebuano art and music.
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