2 Sacred Heart School Students among 2015 China Primary Math Olympiad Medallists

9 Aug

The Philippine contingent finished 2nd overall behind hosts China in the 2015 China Primary Math Olympiad. The Filipino delegates bagged a total of 7 gold medals, 24 silver medals, and 38 bronze medals.  There were 2 students from Sacred Heart School- Ateneo de Cebu who contributed to the country’s medal tally. Daniel Yusuke Shimizu got a silver medal while  Sheena Dianne Bernardo bagged a bronze medal.

Here is the complete of the 69 Filipino medallists and their respective schools: Continue reading

Tim Reed and Caroline Steffen Win in the 2015 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines

2 Aug Piolo Pascual in the 2015 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines

Australian Tim Reed and Swiss Caroline Steffen became the Male and Female Champions of the 2015 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines. Reed beat fellow Aussie Tim Van Berkel by 2 seconds to capture his first ever Ironman 70.3 title. Caroline Steffen had an easier time despite some setbacks in the bike leg as she won her 4th Cobra Ironman Philippines title.

Tim Reed wins 2015 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines title

Men’s Top Five Professionals:

1 Tim Reed AUS 03:46:03
2 Tim Van Berkel AUS 03:46:05
3 Brent McMahon CAN 03:50:23
4 Mitch Robins AUS 03:55:20
5 Craig Alexander AUS 03:57:11

The Men’s race has been dominated by Australians. Defending champion Brent McMahon (3rd Place) is the only non-Australian in the Top 5.  Continue reading

Philippine Military Academy Entrance Examinations set on August 2

28 Jul

Do you have dreams of becoming an officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippines? The first phase of the stringent selection process of the Philippine Military Academy will be held on August 2 as the PMA will conduct their annual entrance examinations in 37 locations in the country.

To be part of the Class 2020, one must at least be 5’5″ in height, born between April 1, 1994 to April 1, 1999, Single and never been married, natural born-Filipino citizen, physically fit and of good moral character,at least high school graduate, and have no administrative or criminal case.  The applicants who passed in the entrance examinations will be officially received in the the country’s Top military school  in a path-taking ceremony and reception rites on April 1, 2016.

Kan-anan: Orange Karenderia in Lahug

17 Jul Orange Karenderia's best-seller Crispy Buntot ng Tuna (Deep-fried Tuna Tail)
Orange Karenderia's best-seller Crispy Buntot ng Tuna (Deep-fried Tuna Tail)

Orange Karenderia’s best-seller Crispy Buntot ng Tuna (Deep-fried Tuna Tail)

If you love eating seafood, you have to check out Orange Karenderia in Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City.  The seafood restaurant has gained popularity among Cebuanos and tourists for its very delectable tuna dishes like the Crispy Buntot, Paga ng Tuna, Tuna Belly, Tuna Bihod (eggs) and Tuna Bagaybay (gonad).

Non-Tuna Specialty: The Garlic Chicken at Orange Karenderia

Non-Tuna Specialty: The Garlic Chicken at Orange Karenderia

delicious  Tuna Bipod at Orange Karenderia

Orange Karenderia’s Freshly-Fried Tuna Bihog (Tuna Eggs)

Non-seafood lovers will also enjoy dishes like Garlic Chicken and Sisig.  Orange Karenderia is a great place to bring visitors and try one of the best seafood restaurants in Cebu City. Check out our full review at Kalami Cebu Blog.

Big Night for June Mar Fajardo as he wins 2nd Straight PBA MVP Award and 2nd PBA Title

17 Jul
Fajardo is back to back MVP (photo from: bp.inquirer.net)

Fajardo is back to back MVP (photo from: pba.inquirer.net)

Pinamungahan’s June Mar Fajardo capped a banner year at the Philippine Basketball Association by getting multiple awards and a PBA title in the same day. The last day of the 2014-15 PBA season belonged to Fajardo and the San Miguel Beermen.  The Beermen brought the brooms at the Smart Araneta Coliseum by beating the Alaska 91-81 en route to 4-0 sweep of their best of 7 2014-2015 Governor’s Cup Finals. Continue reading

2 Injured as Ayala Center Cebu Cinema 5’s Roof Collapses

15 Jun


The roof of the newest Cinema of Ayala Center Cebu collapsed after a heavy downpour just minutes ago.  At least 2 people were injured based on a breaking news by Rappler.Com.  An event of Dreamscape was ongoing at Cinema 5 when water suddenly leaked from the roof and eventually causing it collapsed.  The people at the cinema were slowly heading to the exits when the roof collapsed.

Colon Night Market: A Street Transformation | Cebu City

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Check out the Colon night market and find some of the best bargains in the city.

Originally posted on Emjae Fotos | Travel and Photo Blog:

Do you know what happens to the oldest street in the Philippines at night? From a bustling city traffic, the Colon street in Cebu City transforms into a lively night market. This brings back the street’s old glory which was the center of trade and commerce several decades ago.

The Colon Night Market is a program initiated in 2007 that turns the busiest street in Cebu into a trading place just like the Divisoria in Manila. Here you can find a wide range of goods and stuff for a low price.

Check out these before and after photos that show the Colon street transformation. (Photos taken by smartphone only, not the best quality :D )

Super Metro Before Colon Night Market Cebu Transformation (Before) Outside of the new Super Metro Gaisano

Super Metro After Colon Night Market Cebu Transformation (After) Vehicles are not allowed to pass anymore

The street starts to get crowded at around 6:30-7PM where the traders start to pitch their tents and display their products. Vehicles are then re-routed so people…

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Canlaob canyoning

12 Jun


If you love to do something different, here is one great suggestion by Miss Eleanor Valeros.

Originally posted on TRAVELEANORISM:

by Maria Eleanor E. Valeros, #CebuBloggingCommunity

Caption: Outdoorsy chums on a drift after seven leaps at Canlaob in Alegria. Photo by guide Cris Comendador.

ALEGRIA, CEBU, PHILIPPINES (May 31, 2015) — Fear is a very beautiful emotion. It makes you think twice, thrice. It assures you’re just too human to let go of your precious life any minute. But the power to control that fear is the most beautiful function of your brain. You engage in seven leaps even though you understand how great, sweet things can go wrong at some twists.

Canlaob River in the town of Alegria, over a hundred kilometers away from Cebu City, pumps up adrenaline rush via canyoning, which some outdoor adventure enthusiasts prefer to call “canyoneering” presumably to fuse canyoning and mountaineering which are two great outdoor activities.

Canlaob is around seven kilometers long, but the tackling requires from around three to four hours…

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Color Manila: A Fun Run, Color Festival and Party in One | Cebu 2015

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Literally a fun run… ;)

Originally posted on Emjae Fotos | Travel and Photo Blog:

3..2..1..BOOM! Colors everywhere. That was how the Color Manila Run in Cebu climaxed with the vibrant color festival. Happy faces and colorful smiles were all around the place dancing and jamming to the beat. It was a rave party on a Sunday morning. Yes, a party you wake up early for but it’s worth it.

So I woke up at 2:30AM, 30 minutes earlier than my alarm and I don’t know why. No I’m not excited, maybe just a bit. I just want to experience the fun since it’s my first time and probably the closest I can get to a color festival like Holi.

Ready Color Manila Cebu Run 2015 The start/finish line with a lovely background.

The Color Manila Run took place in the South Road Properties, just beside the venue where the Kasadya sa SRP is held.

There were 3 categories, the 10K, 6k and 3K with a registration fee of Php750. The race…

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Ms. Mandaue 2015: Best in Talent

8 May Ms Mandaue 2015 Best in Talent

The candidates of Miss Mandaue 2015 is not just all about beauty as all of them possess wonderful talents that make people happy.  A few weeks ago, Miss Mandaue held its Talent Night and the Mandauehanons were all amazed with the display of talent of this year’s batch of candidates.

The Talent Night was hosted by the lovely Miss Mandaue 2012 Nicole Tuazon.

Ms. Mandaue 2012 Nicole Tuazon hosted the talent night of Miss Mandaue 2015

Miss Mandaue 2012 Nicole Tuazon, the host

The program started of with a dance number by the 2015 Miss Mandaue candidates with the reigning Ms. Mandaue Lou Dominique Piczon.

Opening number for Ms. Mandaue 2015 Talent Night

The Ms. Mandaue 2015 Candidates

Ms. Mandaue 2014 Lou Dominique Piczon

Ms. Mandaue 2014 Lou Dominique Piczon leads the opening dance number

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