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Cebu’s ‘Tops’ to close

Caecent No-ot Magsumbol - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines —  Cebuanos and tourists have until October 21to see the view from The Top.

Known commonly as “Tops,” Cebu City’s famous lookout in the mountain barangay of Busay will close its doors after 37 years to pave way for redevelopment, its management said on Saturday, October 1.

The Top was opened in 1985.

“We wish to inform the people of Cebu that Tops lookout will be closing this October 21, 2022… It will reopen sometime in the foreseeable future as a joint venture between Fifth Avenue Property Development Corporation and EMRO Holdings, Incorporated,” reads an official statement.

The developer assured that the tourist attraction will retain the lookout but with a brand new look that is world-class.

“We respect and fully commit to this legacy. Despite its temporary closure, we are keeping and enhancing what it has always been while building new things to make Tops even better,” the statement reads further.

The redevelopment is expected to introduce more brands for Cebu and its visitors.

Raymund Cerna, the spokesperson for the joint venture, said entrance fee will remain at P100 even after redevelopment.

To kick start the transition, a party will be held to celebrate Tops’ legacy for Cebu. It will feature the best Cebuano DJs and artists, Cerna said. The party will have an entrance fee of P200.

“Tops belongs to all Cebuanos. All of us have a Tops story to tell. It is for that reason we hope to see everyone at our party on October 21, Friday. Til then, Tops!” he said further.

Aside from the party, the public can also participate in several contests, including a Tiktok Dance Challenge, Tops photo contest, My Tops storytelling, and a painting competition.

Those interested can check out Tops’ social media accounts.  – JMO (FREEMAN)


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