The City of Cebu is the capital city of Cebu and the second city in the Philippines, the second most significant metropolitan centre in the Philippines and known as the oldest city established by the Spaniards in the country.

The city is located on the eastern shore of Cebu and was the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines. Cebu is the Philippines' main domestic shipping port and is home to about 80% of the country's domestic shipping companies. Cebu also holds the second largest international flights in the Philippines and is a significant centre of commerce, trade and industry in the Visayas and Mindanao region. According to the 2007 Philippine census, the city has a population of about 798,809 people.

Cebu City is the centre of a metropolitan area called Metro Cebu, which includes the cities of Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu and Talisay. Metro Cebu has a total population of about 2 million people. The Mactan-Cebu International Airport, located in Lapu-Lapu City is only a twenty-minute drive away from Cebu City. To the northeast of the city are Mandaue City and the town of Consolacion, to the west are Toledo City, the towns of Balamban and Asturias, to the south are Talisay City and the town of Minglanilla. Across Mactan Strait to the east is Mactan Island where Lapu-Lapu City and an aquarium attraction are located.


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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Official Candidates for Miss Cebu 2010

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These are the lovely candidates for Miss Cebu 2010


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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Miss Cebu 2010

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The Miss Cebu pageant is one of the major highlights of the annual Sinulog Festival,
And the search for Miss Cebu 2010 is on.
Just log on to www.cebucitytourism.com or email @ cebucitytourism@yahoo.com.

Guest who will be the next Miss Cebu 2010 this comming January


Qualification for Miss Cebu 2010 are the following:

Single, between the age of 18 and 25 years old
With pleasing personality with a minimum height of 5'3"
Good moral character
At least a graduating High School student
Must be articulate in English and Cebuano
A resident of Cebu for not less than one (1) year
Willing to reign and fulfill pageant obligation for a full team of one (1) year
Must be a Filipino citizen
Must not be a participant/applicant of a beauty search
during the duration of the pageant

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Cebu City

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About Cebu

The City of Cebu is the capital city of Cebu and the second city in the Philippines, the second most significant metropolitan centre in the Philippines and known as the oldest city established by the Spaniards in the country.

The city is located on the eastern shore of Cebu and was the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines. Cebu is the Philippines' main domestic shipping port and is home to about 80% of the country's domestic shipping companies. Cebu also holds the second largest international flights in the Philippines and is a significant centre of commerce, trade and industry in the Visayas and Mindanao region. According to the 2007 Philippine census, the city has a population of about 798,809 people.

Cebu City is the centre of a metropolitan area called Metro Cebu, which includes the cities of Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu and Talisay. Metro Cebu has a total population of about 2 million people. The Mactan-Cebu International Airport, located in Lapu-Lapu City is only a twenty-minute drive away from Cebu City. To the northeast of the city are Mandaue City and the town of Consolacion, to the west are Toledo City, the towns of Balamban and Asturias, to the south are Talisay City and the town of Minglanilla. Across Mactan Strait to the east is Mactan Island where Lapu-Lapu City and an aquarium attraction are located.




History of Cebu

In the 16th century, Cebu City was an area part of the Rajahnate of Cebu with an Islamic, Hindu and Animist populations. On April 7, 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan landed in Cebu. He was welcomed by Rajah Humabon, the King of Cebu, who together with his wife and about 700 native islanders, were baptized by the Spaniards on April 14, 1521. Magellan, however, failed to successfully claim the Philippines for the crown of Spain, having been killed by Datu Lapu-Lapu, a king in Mactan Island on April 27, 1521 in the Battle of Mactan. On April 27, 1565, Spain colonized the area with the arrival of Spanish explorers led by Miguel López de Legazpi, together with Augustinian Friar Andrés de Urdaneta, sailing from Mexico, arrived in Cebu. The Spaniards established settlements, trade flourished and renamed the city on January 1, 1571, from San Miguel (Saint Michael) to Villa del Santísimo Nombre de Jesús (Village of the Most Holy Name of Jesus). During this six year period of exploration and settlements by the Spaniards, Cebu City was the capital of the Spanish East Indies. In 1898, the city was ceded to the United States after the Spanish-American War and Philippine-American War. In 1901, the city was governed by the United States for a brief period, however it attained the status of a charter city in 1936 and was governed independently by Filipino politicians. Following the end of the Japanese occupation in World War II, the city gained independence from colonial rule in 1946 as part of the Republic of the Philippines.




Culture of Cebu

Procession during the Feast Day of the Santo Niño.

Cebu City is a significant cultural centre in the Philippines. The city's most famous landmark is Magellan's Cross. This cross, now housed in a chapel, is reputed to have been planted by Ferdinand Magellan when he arrived in the Philippines in 1521. It was encased in hollow tindalo wood in 1835 upon the order of the Augustinian Bishop Santos Gómez Marañon to prevent devotees from taking it home chip by chip. The same bishop restored the present template or kiosk, located at the present Magallanes street between the City Hall and Colegio del Santo Niño. Revered by Filipinos, the Magellan's Cross is a symbol of Christianity in the Philippines.

A few steps away from the Magellan's Cross is the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño (Church of the Holy Child). This is an Augustinian church elevated to the rank of Basilica in 1965 during the 400th year celebrations of Christianity in the Philippines, held in Cebu. The church, which was the first to be established in the islands, is built of hewn stone and features the country's oldest relic, the figure of the Santo Niño de Cebu (Holy Child of Cebu).

This religious event is celebrated during the island's cultural festivities known as the Sinulog festival. Held every third Sunday of January, it celebrates the festival of the Santo Niño, who was formerly considered to be the patron saint of Cebu. (This patronage was later changed to that of Our Lady of Guadalupe after it was realised that the St. Nino could not be a patron saint because he was an image of the Christ and not a saint.) The Sinulog is a dance ritual of pre-Hispanic indigenous origin. The dancer moves two steps forward and one step backward to the rhythmic sound of drums. This movement resembles somewhat the current (sulog) of the river. Thus, the Cebuanos called it Sinulog.
When the Spaniards arrived in Cebu, the Italian chronicler, Antonio Pigafetta, sailing under convoy with the Magellan expedition, offered a baptismal gift to Hara Amihan, wife of Rajah Humabon. She was later named Juana, the figure of the Santo Niño. The natives also honored the Santo Niño de Cebu in their indigenous Sinulog ritual. The Sinulog ritual was preserved but limited to honoring the Santo Niño. Once the Santo Niño church was built in the 16th century, the Christian Malay people started performing the Sinulog ritual in front of the church, the devotees offering candles and indigenous dancers shouting "Viva Pit Señor!" (Hail Mister).

In the 1980s and 2000s, the city authorities of Cebu added the religious feast of Santo Niño de Cebú during the Sinulog Festival to its cultural event.

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

RANPX: Online Grand Launching Holiday Treat

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Hey,are you one of the online gamers like me? Love to explore and and experience challenges in a virtual world of online games?  Have you played RAN online? If you have'nt, then try this new fun game! I'm an online gamer and I definitely say this is a must try online game.


What is RAN Online?
RAN Online is an MMORPG with a unique premise. Players take on the roll of students in one of three rival universities and must compete with one another while surviving on campuses filled with possessed AI enemies. Unfortunately, the gameplay in Ran is not as original as the theme. The classes and combat style in the game are nearly identical to the standard fantasy MMORPGs currently available. Even though Ran Online has only recently resurfaced in the West, it has the disadvantage of being an older game and thus suffering from poor visuals and grind based progression.





Classes:
Shaman – These students use wands to channel the spiritual energy known as Qi to heal and buff their allies. Shamans may also specialize to use Spears.
Brawler - Melee fighters who have shunned all weapons in favor of unarmed combat.
Archer - Mastering the bow requires high agility and dexterity. Students may chose to use either the short bow or long bow.
Swordsman - Formidable warriors who must be both strong and agile. Swordsman can specialize in ‘blades’ or ‘broadswords'.


However, If you're already a RAN fanatic or planning to hook up to it, exciting treat this holiday season are waiting for you! RANPX will have its online Grand Launching this December 15, 2009. A lot of surprises are at stake for those first 50 RAN Gamers who will register! and the privilege to get 50% discount in all items you want!, If you belong to the second batch of 50 registrants, you still have the privilege to get 40% discount and for the third batch of 25 Registrants, you will have the privilege to get 20% discount in all items you want!. So grab the chance to enjoy by just downloading the Client Site then get to express and connected with all other RAN gamers by going to the forum site.



So HURRY NOW! Go Register and Get discounts for your items!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

PLDT Watch Pad

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Want to enjoy your favorite movie while surfing? or how about watching the latest news and TV programs and channels while online? Is it possible? Oh yes! with PLDT My DSL's latest innovation of broadband service like no other - PLDT my DSL Watchpad. This latest innovation is available to all PLDT my DSL subscribers. All you need is a PLDT DSL connection and you may enjoy the new service from your favorite internet provider for free.This new service created to make sure that every family member will surely enjoy the Watchpad experience.

Few CBS members got the free chance to experience as "press/media" how the new value added service from PLDT works through a live demo from the marketing head of PLDT. The Press Conference was held in Marcelo Fernan Press Center last Nov. 27,2009 that started @ 5:00 PM. A cocktail was prepared prior to the main event which is the exclusive screening or red carpet premiere of the two of the most awarded Indie films in the country entitled "Engkwentro" directed by Pepe Diokno & "Kinatay" by Dante "Brilliantes" Mendoza . These 2 movies are well appreciated abroad by winning the major award for "Engkwentro" from Venice Film Festival 2009 and for "Kinatay" whom the director won as "Best Director" in Sigtes Film festival & Cannes festival 2009 (Brilliante Mendoza).The night also serve as the culmination of the successful campus tours and Watchpad workshops here in Cebu with a free screening of the Indie films including those from our home based Indie film makers like Ruel Antipuesto. We got to watch the films on Watchpad Movie Central, myFlicks.




With Watchpad, PLDT myDSL subscribers can watch their favorite movies,television shows and channels for free. They are currently airs Channels -MTV,CNN,Pinoy Box Office,GMA,CNBC,Animax, National Georgraphic,Cartoon Network,Crime & Investigation,History Channel,The Biography Channel,Go,E!, myView and the award winning indie films. So you don't need to subscribe where you have to pay to any cable company. you cal also update your facebook,friendster,twitter,plurk,Multiply and any social networking sites while watching shows on Watchpad. So be a PLDT myDSL subscriber now to enjoy this latest online innovation. To register for free or for more information, log on to www.pldtwatchpad.com and for those who are already subscribers, you may avail of this value added service and get your unique username and password by logging on to truly experience a reliable landline and internet service connection with a plus!
 

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