This Week in Cebu (August 28 to September 03, 2016)

Mandaue City celebrates Charter Day on August 30.

By: Aldwin Joseph Tabasa | August 28, 2016
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Long weekend due to holidays

The Philippine government has declared Monday, August 29, as a holiday in celebration of National Heroes’ Day. It will be a long weekend so the locals will spend valuable time with their loved ones by going to the malls, dining at restaurants, or enjoying a getaway outside the metro.

National Heroes’ Day is celebrated every last Monday of August to commemorate all heroes who started the Philippine Revolution in 1896.

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Photo courtesy of MCPO CPSC Facebook page

Meanwhile, August 30, Tuesday, is declared a special non-working holiday in Mandaue City in honor of their 47th Charter Day.

Celebrate the long weekend with great food! Read The Culinary Paradise of Cebu: Where to Begin? (Part 1).


Haladaya and Sinamay Festivals

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A colorful ethnic dance at the Haladaya Festival (Photo courtesy of I Am Kandayanon)

The Municipality of Daanbantayan is staging the Haladaya Festival on August 30. Locals of Daanbantayan or Kandayanons simultaneously celebrate the festival with the feast of their patron saint, St. Rose de Lima. Haladaya is the shortened form of “halad kang,” which means an offering to Datu Daya, who was the first leader of the municipality.

The Municipality of Carmen is also celebrating the Sinamay Festival. The festival is named after the sinamay fabric, which is the primary product of Carmen and is used in making hats and bags.


Curfew among minors in Cebu City

The Cebu City Council has implemented City Ordinance 1786, or the curfew ordinance, and ordered 80 barangays in Cebu City to coordinate with the Philippine National Police and the Department of Social Welfare Services.

The ordinance forbids unaccompanied minors from loitering outside their homes from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM.

Minors who get caught will be brought to the barangay hall. Tanod and policemen will then go to the offending youngsters’ houses and ask their parents to pick them up. The parents will get sanctioned with mandatory community service or a half-day parenting course.


Local artists in music and painting showcase their talents.

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Cebuano star Stephanie Mananquil will perform at the Waterfront on August 28. (Photo courtesy of Parkmall)

Rising star Stephanie Mananquil, one of the members of Cebuano singing group Power Trio, is having a concert titled Stephanie Center Stage. It will be held at the Grand Ballroom of the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino in Lahug on Sunday, August 28.

Tickets are priced from PhP300 to PhP1,300 and are sold at the Parkmall Concierge. Guest performers include Alden Richards, Daniel Matsunaga, Anna Fegi, Dulce and Manolo Pedrosa.

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The Bisdak Originals Art Exhibit in Parkmall will feature Cebuano art and music. (Photo courtesy of Parkmall)

Those who prefer to stay in the urban jungle for the long weekend can head to the Bisdak Originals Art Exhibit which runs from August 27 to September 4. Tourists will experience Cebuano music and art at the Atrium Indoor Park in Parkmall.


It’s a sunny week in Cebu.

It is going to be quite sunny this week in Cebu. While thunderstorms will still occur on Sunday, the sun will be shining brightly starting Monday until Thursday. Cloudy skies will reign once again by Friday as a precursor to thunderstorms making a comeback on Saturday.


Beaches look good this week.

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The scenic sunrise at Alcoy, Cebu (Photo courtesy of Trisky Monsanto)

It’s time to go to the beach again while the sun is back and the rains temporarily take a rest. Travelers can head to far-flung coastal areas of Cebu for a breath fresh air. Alcoy is one of the best towns in Cebu to catch the sunrise while sitting on fine white sand.

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About Aldwin Joseph Tabasa
Aldwin loves traveling and eating out with his family and friends. He has been to many places in Asia such as Malaysia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and most recently, China. He also loves moving around and meeting new people, as freedom is his prime motivation to live the life he wants. Most of all, he loves his family so much as family is an irreplaceable entity.
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