Congratulations: Cebu Travel Destinations Won in Choose Philippines Awards

Cebu won big at first Choose Philippines Awards at the ABS-CBN Dolphy Theatre on Thursday, December 1, 2016.

Cebu bagged the most trophies, winning Best Accommodation for solo travelers (Plantation Bay Resort and Spa) Best Water Form (Kawasan Falls) and Best Festival (Sinulog).

Congratulations Cebu!!!

Here's the complete list of winners:

For Families: Villa Escudero (Quezon)
For Couples: Stilts Calatagan Resort (Batangas)
For Barkada: Balesin Island (Quezon)
For Solo Travelers: Plantation Bay Resort and Spa (Cebu)

Heritage Sites: The Ruins (Negros Occidental)
Islands and Beaches: El Nido Resorts (Palawan)
Mountains and Volcanoes: Mayon Volcano (Albay)
Water Forms: Kawasan Falls (Cebu)
Recreational Spots: Picnic Grove (Tagaytay)

Poultry Dish: Max's fried chicken
Beef Dish: Rodick's beef tapa
Pork Dish: Buffalo Bros baby back ribs
Vegetable Dish: Kuya J's Restaurant's lumpia presko
Seafood Dish: Shrimp Bucket's salty eggsperience
Panghimagas (dessert): First Colonial's Grill sili ice cream
Fusion: Lars buko batchoy
Native Delicacy: Barrio Fiesta's kare-kare

BEST FESTIVAL: Sinulog (Cebu City)

Zosima Acuram (Banduria teacher, Bohol)
Kyle “Kulas” Jennerman from Canada
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Cebu Safari in Carmen Cebu to Open in 2017

A new tourists spot in Cebu will soon open to public next year 2017. Cebu Safari or a huge zoo in the province will boosts tourism and will attract visitors.

We're too excited for this zoo in Cebu to open. A lot of animals we can see here like zebra, tigers and more. Can't enumerate them all.

A 100-hectare safari owned by Cebuano pawnshop tycoon Michel J. Lhuillier located in Carmen,Cebu.

photos by: chang euldan, Tim Carla Ocampo , Yetma Lao & avilaawf Awf Avila (last photo)
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Cebu ranks 5th in Worlds Best Islands - 2016 Readers Choice Awards

October 21, 2016

CEBU ranked fifth in the list of the world's best islands, according to the 2016 Readers' Choice Awards of the international magazine Conde Nast Traveler. #ProudCebuano #Philippines #Cebu

Boracay Island took the first spot after it bumped Palawan Island to the second rank of the world's 20 best islands.

Conde Nast described Cebu "not as wild as Phuket in Thailand," but "is more personal, with plenty of up-and-coming restaurants and shopping."

The international traveller's magazine said Cebu "is famous for its beaches on the mainland as well as across many of the surrounding islands."

Last year, Cebu ranked 19th in the list, Boracay at 15th, and Palawan as first.

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Updates: Super Typhoon Lawin Threatens To Hit Luzon on October 20, 2016

New super typhoon Lawin is threatening to hit Luzon, Philippines on October 20, 2016. Lawin (int'l Haima) intensifies and is now a Cat 5. Having a wind of 250kph and gustiness of upto 315kph moving west north west.

Typhoon Haima's track has again shifted a little south and now a Cat 1 typhoon! Will be a Cat 5 typhoon with winds of 260kph and gust of up to 315kph. It on track to hit north Luzon.
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Relax and Enjoy at Pinetree Mountain Resort in Gaas Balamban, Cebu City

Relax and enjoy at Pinetree Mountain Resort in Gaas Balamban, Cebu. Have a deep breath and experience this new place here in Cebu City.

This place seems to keep giving... An infinity pool above the clouds anyone?

The Queen City of the South, Cebu City

(c) RJ Egon Mallonga
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Try the new Best Cafe in Cebu City, the Amidala Cafe

Have you ever tried this new cafe gaining popularity in Cebu City? The Amidala Cafe is the new favorite place in town offering you variety of shakes and coffees. We'll pretty sure these pics will give you excitement visit this place.

An overloaded Irish Chocolate drink topped with whipped cream, pretzel & chocolates for that real satisfaction ­čĹî­čĆ╗

Come & visit us at Maria Cristina Arcade behind Vacation Hotel near Sacred Heart School Hijas.

Store schedule:
Monday to Friday 11am until 2am
Saturday & Sunday 2pm until 12 midnight.
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Aloguinsan, Cebu is One of the Worlds Best Place to Visit

September 27, 2016

Aloguinsan, Cebu has its Bojo River and more which made it one of the most beautiful place in the World. According to US travel that Aloguinsan Cebu offers tourist spots that are so spectacular and natural made.

Have you been in this town? The municipality, about 73.2 kilometers southwest of Cebu City, has been given this recognition by Green Destination, an online global partnership of five big names in sustainable tourism and endorsed by the United Nations World Tourism Organization, National Geographic and the World Wildlife Fund, according to Cebu Provincial Tourism Officer Joselito Costas.
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Dine at A-One Tinula and Sinugba in Cebu - The Best Pinoy Restaurant in Town

Are you craving for delicious seafoods or looking for a restaurant that offers best Filipino Sutukil (Sugba Tuwa Kilaw) and seafoods menu? A-One Tinola and Sinugba D'Original in Cebu City is the right place for you. This restaurant offers large variety of menu which includes seafoods like sinugba, tinola and kinilaw as their best one. But aside from seafoods they also offer pork dishes.

A-One Sinugba and Tinula is the original and the first restaurant which offers SUTUKIL or Sugba-Tuwa-Kilaw in Cebu City. You will eventually satisfy your craving on a reasonable price.

"Ako as a food and travel blogger, I usually go to the place nga unique og masatisfy jud ko same rapud sa foods. I found this A-One restaurant excellent tungod sa ilang mga pagkaon specially kinilaw as my favorite. I recommend this and to all those nga wala pa kaari? Suwayi ninyo diba magbalik-balik mo."

Eating grilled stewed and raw fish meats has become the most popular food in Cebu and that is what A-One Tinula and Sinugba restaurant can offer.

Where you can reach A-One Restaurant?
Located at 2nd Street, North Reclamation Area, Mabolo, Cebu City. ­čśë Land marks are Sm City Cebu and Sungold. It's too easy to spot and very convenience because it's very near at SM City mall in Cebu City.
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Full Transcript: President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Inaugural Speech - June 30, 2016

Full Transcript of inaugural speech of 16th President of the Philippines, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte held at the Malaca├▒an Palace on Thursday, June 30, 2016


[As delivered at the Rizal Hall, Malaca├▒an Palace]

President Fidel Ramos, sir, salamat po sa tulong mo making me President; President Joseph Ejercito Estrada; Senate President Franklin Drilon and the members of the Senate; Speaker Feliciano Belmonte and the members of the House of Representatives; Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court; His Excellency Guiseppe Pinto and the members of the Diplomatic Corps; incoming members of the Cabinet; fellow workers in government; my fellow countrymen. [applause]

No leader, however strong, can succeed at anything of national importance or significance unless he has the support and cooperation of the people he is tasked to lead and sworn to serve.

It is the people from whom democratic governments draw strength and this administration is no exception. That is why we have to listen to the murmurings of the people, feel their pulse, supply their needs and fortify their faith and trust in us whom they elected to public office. [applause]

There are many amongst us who advance the assessment that the problems that bedevil our country today which need to be addressed with urgency, are corruption, both in the high and low echelons of government, criminality in the streets, and the rampant sale of illegal drugs in all strata of Philippine society and the breakdown of law and order. True, but not absolutely so. For I see these ills as mere symptoms of a virulent social disease that creeps and cuts into the moral fiber of Philippine society. I sense a problem deeper and more serious than any of those mentioned or all of them put together. But of course, it is not to say that we will ignore them because they have to be stopped by all means that the law allows.

Erosion of faith and trust in government – that is the real problem that confronts us. Resulting therefrom, I see the erosion of the people’s trust in our country’s leaders; the erosion of faith in our judicial system; the erosion of confidence in the capacity of our public servants to make the people’s lives better, safer and healthier. [applause]

Indeed ours is a problem that dampens the human spirit. But all is not lost.

I know that there are those who do not approve of my methods of fighting criminality, the sale and use of illegal drugs and corruption. They say that my methods are unorthodox and verge on the illegal. In response let me say this:

I have seen how corruption bled the government of funds, which were allocated for the use in uplifting the poor from the mire that they are in.

I have seen how illegal drugs destroyed individuals and ruined family relationships.

I have seen how criminality, by means all foul, snatched from the innocent and the unsuspecting, the years and years of accumulated savings. Years of toil and then, suddenly, they are back to where they started.

Look at this from that perspective and tell me that I am wrong.

In this fight, I ask Congress and the Commission on Human Rights and all others who are similarly situated to allow us a level of governance that is consistent to our mandate. The fight will be relentless and it will be sustained. [applause]

As a lawyer and a former prosecutor, I know the limits of the power and authority of the president.  I know what is legal and what is not. [applause]

My adherence to due process and the rule of law is uncompromising. [applause]

You mind your work and I will mind mine. [applause and cheers]

“Malasakit;” “Tunay na Pagbabago; Tinud-anay (real) nga Kausaban (change)” [applause] – these are words which catapulted me to the presidency. These slogans were conceptualized not for the sole purpose of securing the votes of the electorate. “Tinud-anay nga kabag-uhan (real change). Mao kana ang tumong sa atong pang-gobyerno (this is the direction of our government).” [applause]

Far from that. These were battle cries articulated by me in behalf of the people hungry for genuine and meaningful change. But the change, if it is to be permanent and significant, must start with us and in us. [applause]

To borrow the language of F. Sionil Jose, we have become our own worst enemies. And we must have the courage and the will to change ourselves.

Love of country, subordination of personal interests to the common good, concern and care for the helpless and the impoverished – these are among the lost and faded values that we seek to recover and revitalize as we commence our journey towards a better Philippines. [applause] The ride will be rough. But come and join me just the same. Together, shoulder to shoulder, let us take the first wobbly steps in this quest.

There are two quotations from revered figures that shall serve as the foundation upon which this administration shall be built.

“The test of government is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide for those who have little.” - Franklin Delano Roosevelt


And from (Abraham) Lincoln I draw this expression:

“You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong; You cannot help the poor by discouraging the rich; You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer; You cannot further the brotherhood by inciting class hatred among men.”


My economic and financial, political policies are contained in those quotations, though couched in general terms. Read between the lines. I need not go into specifics now. They shall be supplied to you in due time.

However, there are certain policies and specifics of which cannot wait for tomorrow to be announced.

Therefore, I direct all department secretaries and the heads of agencies to reduce requirements and the processing time of all applications, [applause] from the submission to the release. I order all department secretaries and heads of agencies to remove redundant requirements and compliance with one department or agency, shall be accepted as sufficient for all. [applause]

I order all department secretaries and heads of agencies to refrain from changing and bending the rules government contracts, transactions and projects already approved and awaiting implementation. [applause] Changing the rules when the game is on-going is wrong.

I abhor secrecy and instead advocate transparency [applause] in all government contracts, projects and business transactions from submission of proposals to negotiation to perfection and finally, to consummation.

Do them and we will work together. [applause] Do not do them, we will part sooner than later. [applause]

On the international front and community of nations, let me reiterate that the Republic of the Philippines will honor treaties and international obligations. [applause]

On the domestic front, my administration is committed to implement all signed peace agreements in step with constitutional and legal reforms.

I am elated by the expression of unity among our Moro brothers and leaders, and the response of everyone else to my call for peace.

I look forward to the participation of all other stakeholders, particularly our indigenous peoples, to ensure inclusivity in the peace process. [applause]

Let me remind in the end of this talk, that I was elected to the presidency to serve the entire country. I was not elected to serve the interests of any one person or any group or any one class. I serve every one and not only one. [applause]

That is why I have adapted as an article of faith, the following lines written by someone whose name I could no longer recall. He said:

“I have no friends to serve, I have no enemies to harm.” [applause]

Prescinding therefrom, I now ask everyone, and I mean everyone, to join me as we embark on this crusade for a better and brighter tomorrow.

But before I end, let me express the nations, on behalf of the people, our condolences to the Republic of Turkey of what has happened in the place. We offer our deepest condolences.

Why am I here? Hindi kasali ito diyan. [laughs] The past tense was, I am here because I love my country and I love the people of the Philippines. I am here, why? Because I am ready to start my work for the nation. [applause]

Thank you and good afternoon.
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16th Philippine President - Rodrigo Roa Duterte Inauguration Live Updates June 30, 2016

The 16th Philippine President - Rodrigo Roa Duterte inauguration June 30, 2016 live updates here at amigong bisaya. Let us all welcome and honor our new President as he will have his nationwide inaugural address at the Malaca├▒an Palace on Thursday.

Live forecast and updates. Mabuhay ang bagong Pangulo ng Pilipinas, President Rodrigo Duterte.
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