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 […]

Samsung Philippines seals partnership with Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort and Residences

AFTER a year of working closely together, Samsung Electronics Corp. (Sepco) and AppleOne Mactan Inc. sealed their partnership on Jan. 21, 2021 to offer the latter’s residents a more inspired living experience. The $1.3 million partnership entails the supply and installation of Samsung air conditioners, specifically the Variable Refrigerant Flow (VFR) solution through the brand’s […]

EXPLAINER: Would you say ‘Take me to Mactan Airport?’ or ‘…Lapu-Lapu Terminal?’ House okays bill keeping airport’s name but naming terminals after island hero. More than Del Mar wanted, less than Radaza sought.

THE House of Representatives passed on third and final reading before the House went on recessed last March 18 the substitute bill that (a) names after Lapulapu, the chieftain who led the battle of Mactan more than 500 years ago, the two terminals at Mactan-Cebu International Airport but (b) keeps the name of the airport. […]