Solea celebrates expansion with Thanksgiving dinner

AMID a revitalized local tourism industry and the continuing patronage of local and international tourists, Cebu family-friendly resort, Solea Mactan Resort, celebrated with a Thanksgiving dinner and a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in its Lapu-Lapu City property recently. The event, attended by Cordova Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan, Rep. Daphne Lagon (Cebu, 6th District), and Solea […]

Sheraton Cebu Mactan: New tropical sanctuary in Cebu

Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, finally expands to the Philippines.On Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort opens its doors in the Queen City of the South.Marriott International Multiproperty President, Bruce Winton, shared in a press conference how it is an opportune time to introduce the […]

President Duterte hails Lapulapu at 501st Victory of Mactan celeb

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Roa Duterte led the celebration of the “Adlaw ni Lapulapu: 501st Anniversary of the Victory at Mactan” at the Liberty Shrine in Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City on Wednesday afternoon, April 27, 2022, marking the earliest recorded indigenous Filipino resistance to foreign intervention in 1521.The occasion also served to close the Mactan part of […]

Duterte inaugurates CCLEX project

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte led Wednesday, April 27, 2022, the inauguration of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) project, which connects Cebu City and Cordova town.In his speech Wednesday night, Duterte thanked the Cebu City Government and Cordova Municipal Government, as well as the Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC), and Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway Corp. (CCLEC), for the […]

Mactan hotel holds relief operations on Olango Island

MARCH is Women’s Month—a celebration to highlight the empowerment and contributions of women in the society. Hence, Savoy Hotel Mactan celebrated it in a different way this year by engaging in a corporate social responsibility initiative that benefited the Odette victims on Olango Island.Through the hotel’s “Circle of Happiness” program, general manager Josef Victor Chiongbian […]

Olango bike ride

It was my uncle, architect Romeo Salgado, who first took me and my brother to Olango Island. He designed the cottages and facilities at Sta. Rosa By the Sea Resort on the island. When opening day arrived during the ‘80s—a time when tourism in Cebu took off in leaps and bounds—we hopped on a pump […]

500th year of victory at Mactan celebrated

THE scant historical data about Lapulapu did not stop the government from making the 500th anniversary of the Victory of Mactan the main event of the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines. Dr. Rene R. Escalante, executive director of the National Quincentennial Committee (NQC), admitted to the little information on Lapulapu’s personal life. Escalante said […]