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#BeDifferent: Chennie’s journey to self-love

by Susan Mae Loseo “Be brave. Be different.”               This is what content creator, model, actress, and self-love advocate Chennie...

Every youth vote counts

A GUIDE FOR 1ST-TIME REGISTRANTS by Myril Eloise Enolpe In a democratic country, participation is the...

Help save the planet with Watsons “Sustainable Choices”

With the growing number of people who are aware of the ongoing environmental challenges that we face such as climate change, brands such as Watsons made it...

Cebu Pacific resumes flights to HK beginning Sept. 1

AIMS TO OPERATE 6x WEEKLY               The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), restarts its direct flights to Hong Kong from Manila beginning...

Selsun Blue taps health and fitness experts for Upside Down Class Pass

EPISODE RELEASE DATES ARE SEPT 1, 15, 29               There are many barriers to building confidence. It may be past experiences, lack of a...

Cebu Pacific repatriates Pandi the Pangolin back to Palawan

Near midnight of August 16, 2021, residents in the Ayala Alabang village found a scared Pangolin roaming the area. Heeding the call to transport the Philippine pangolin,...

pandamart, foodpanda shops introduce plenty of options to keep you stocked

IT'S RAINING DEALS AND DISCOUNTS! With more community quarantine restrictions back in place, going out to purchase your groceries and other essentials can be...

Outdoor recreation during MECQ

by Myril Eloise Enolpe We're on MECQ again. What can we enjoy outside and where should we go?               Considering the...

Cebu Pacific reports 90% of flying crew now vaccinated

Flew first fully-vaccinated flight from Dubai on July 30                Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ leading carrier, announces that 90% of its pilots and cabin...

Tumindig: The power of protest art

by Susan Mae Loseo               “Artista ng Bayan, ngayon ay lumalaban,” calls the initiator of the Tumindig movement -- Kevin Eric Raymundo, more commonly...

“Sing Galing” back for a new season

by Myril Eloise Enolpe               Excited for another round after a successful comeback in April, TV5’s “Sing Galing” Sing Masters, Juke Bosses, and Singtestants...

Cebu Pacific gradually resumes international flights starting August

REINSTATES FLIGHTS TO HONG KONG, NAGOYA, OSAKA, AND TAIPEI               Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ leading carrier, mounts flights to additional key Asian destinations...

URC starts vaccinating workers key to nation’s food security

Universal Robina Corp (URC) has begun vaccinating its workforce, as it pursues its role in keeping the Philippines’ food supply chain robust amid a still lingering Covid-19...

Only on Netflix: What’s coming in hot this August

by Susan Mae Loseo It’s a new month, which means a brand new set of binge-worthy content, including Netflix Originals are coming your way.

Food to lift your mood

by Myril Eloise Enolpe               Everyone goes through bad days. And while we have different ways to manage these terrible times, we share one...

Arcy Gayatin: 37 years in retrospect

by Myril Eloise Enolpe “Arcy Gayatin: Fabrics of Change” is a retrospective exhibit curated by Cebu-based fashion specialist Clint Holton Potestas in celebration of...

Namaste in the city

PLACES IN CEBU CITY THAT OFFER YOGA CLASSES by Myril Eloise Enolpe               An ancient form of exercise that originated in...

The magic of Cebuano heroism

by Myril Eloise Enolpe Palm Grass The Heritage Hotel and partners conducted an online celebration of Katipunan General Pantaleon "Leon Kilat" Villegas' 148th birthday...

CEB Flexible Customer Options from July 30 to Aug. 20

As of 2:30 p.m., July 30, 2021               The Philippine government, through the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution No 130-A, has placed the...

Student leader behind the Sugbo Community Pantry

by Susan Mae Loseo               "Galing sa Masa, Para sa Masa" is the Sugbo Community Pantry’s call. Inspired by the Maginhawa Community Pantry initiated...

Niña Niño: New season, new revelations

With its high ratings during the first season, TV 5’s primetime inspirational drama series “Niña Niño” has been given a second season and the cast and production...

Smart brings first-ever virtual Disaster Preparedness Caravan to Visayas

PLDT Inc. wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. has equipped over a thousand participants from the Visayas with safety and emergency response tips in the second run of...

Let’s go al fresco

CAFÉS WITH OUTDOOR SEATING FOR POST-QUARANTINE GATHERINGS by Susan Mae Loseo Al fresco cafés have become a trend in the new...

Asialink secures 10K vaccine doses, champions vaccination for workers

In support of the government’s efforts to expedite vaccination among Filipinos, Asialink Finance Corporation (AFC), one of the leading and fastest-growing finance companies, rolls out “Bakunado Sigurado”...

Cooped up too long

COPING WITH CABIN FEVER by Myril Eloise Enolpe Due to the health protocols imposed to help lessen the spread of the...

Food for the vaxxed

“BAKUNA BENEFITS” FOR FOODIES by Myril Eloise Enolpe               Due to fear of the possible side effects, there are still a...

One adobo for all?

by Susan Mae Loseo Filipinos take pride in their adobo, all its different iterations. So when the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) proposed...

The lasting power of kindness and compassion in Fredrik Backman’s “Anxious People”

BOOK REVIEW by Susan Mae Loseo               It all started with a bad idea that led to a hostage situation in...

Under the Big Sky

7 TENT CAMPSITES IN CEBU by Myril Eloise Enolpe With all the hustle and bustle in the city, you deserve relaxation....

Pampering in place

by Susan Mae Loseo               Self-care need not cost a fortune. It's not just about buying expensive skincare products, getting...

Globe Business backs supply chain and healthcare MSMEs in Visayas, Mindanao

As supply chain and healthcare industries in Visayas and Mindanao pivot their businesses from the effects of the pandemic, Globe Business backs up MSMEs in these regions...

How can today’s leaders be heroes like Lapulapu and Leon Kilat?

AN ESSAY WRITING CONTEST CELEBRATING 500 YRS. OF CEBUANO HEROISM by Myril Eloise Enolpe               Palm Grass...

TikTok 101: The lure of short-form content

by Susan Mae Loseo               Hopping on board the TikTok train hasn't gone out of style.               At least, not yet.

URC’s Facebook-based social commerce platform a boom for ‘sari-sari’ store owners

Universal Robina Corp. (URC) has been tapping Facebook’s vast social network to allow a million neighborhood retailers in the Philippines to replenish their stocks with just a...

Trese: The magic and horrors of Philippine folktales

by Myril Eloise Enolpe               Alexandra Trese, bestowed with the ability and responsibility, embarks on a mission to impose the kasunduan (agreement) among magical...

pandamart expands delivery coverage to over 15 cities

Mandaue and Cebu cities included!               Home deliveries for groceries are one of the ways to stay safe while making sure that your pantry...

‘GVBOYS: Pangmalakasang Good Vibes’ is Puregold Channel’s modern nostalgia

Manila, Philippines —When times are difficult, people usually look on the lighter side of things and what makes them happy. Keeping people of all ages entertained is...

Asialink extends loan services via DiskarTech ‘super’ app

Asialink Finance Corporation (AFC), in partnership with the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) through its digital banking app DiskarTech, strengthens its commitment to assist in the economic...

Ford Philippines marks milestone, opens 50th dealership facility in Talisay, Cebu

Despite the economic repercussions caused by the pandemic, Ford Philippines is on the path to recovery.               This was the upbeat declaration of Andre...

URC weathers challenging times with people-first approach

Universal Robina Corporation (URC) has weathered a very difficult year by putting its employees on top of its priorities. “We left no stone unturned in our efforts...

At Beko, protecting the planet is top of mind

Manila, Philippines — Beko, Europe’s no. 1 home appliances brand, remains committed to sustainability and saving the planet as part of its mission to empower next generations...

CEB offers most affordable RT-PCR swab test for only P2,500

Cheapest antigen test for only P700 also available               The Philippines' leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), ramps up its Test Before Boarding (TBB)...

Cebu Pacific heeds call for faster vaccine rollout

Nation’s leading carrier joins Ingat Angat to aid in country’s pandemic recovery               The Philippine economy is expected to slowly recover from the recession...

Get ready for Watsons’ 4-day vitamin sale with up to 50% off

Some of your favorite vitamins and supplements will be at 50% off if you buy 100 capsules or tablets.

Al fresco dining at Ayala Malls Central Bloc

With more restaurants welcoming back customers, it helps to take a break from preparing home-cooked meals. While delivery and take-out will still be the norm, there is...

CEB welcomes resumption of leisure travel with special P88 seat sale

Travel period from now until March 26, 2022               The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), has launched a special all-domestic seat sale...

Getting quality zzz’s with Sleep Specialist Uratex

With daily stress caused by work and home concerns, coupled with anxiety brought about by the ongoing pandemic, getting that much-needed good night’s sleep has been hard...

A safe and fun travel on board MV 2GO Maligaya

MV 2GO Maligaya, the fastest, largest and state-of-the art roll-on roll-off passenger (ropax) and cargo vessel sailing the Philippines waters, made its maiden voyage arrival at Pier...

Better island-hopping in Cordova

Smart has donated connectivity devices such as Smart Bro LTE pocket WiFi and 5G SIM cards to the Cordova Boat Owners and Tour Operators, helping revive tourism.

Daddy delights at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

Here's to Dad, our real-life superhero! Set a date and delight the man of the house with special treats that he truly deserves.              ...

Five ways to help the community and the environment at Ayala Malls Central Bloc

              So much of our world has changed in the last few years. We are currently facing a global health crisis and experiencing negative effects of climate...

Great discounts at the Watsons Nationwide Clearance Sale on May 14-16

Vitamins and other health, beauty and wellness essentials on sale in what is the year's biggest shopping event               Wellness is more than just...

Enjoy the five-star flavor of Plantation Prime’s Beef Shank Kare-Kare

Plantation Prime's Beef Shank Kare-Kare is a five-star recipe of a Filipino comfort food in a can. But in essence, Plantation Prime’s genesis is rooted in the...

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Ayala Malls Central Bloc

Mothers and mother figures have always been there for us through the good and bad. Their comforting hugs and words of wisdom make everything feel much better...

From MOBOT to remote-op disinfection tool, young innovators tout devices that combat COVID-19

Young innovators from the Philippines’ top colleges and universities offering solutions to help safeguard public health amid the COVID-19 pandemic have received support from Smart, the wireless...

Cebu Pacific carries more COVID-19 vaccines across the Philippines

Total of 236,800 doses delivered to five cities last week               The Philippines' leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) transported another batch of COVID-19...

Cebu Pacific transports 500,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines from China

Expects more doses in the coming weeks               The Philippines’ leading carrier Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) delivers its first government-procured vaccine shipment from Beijing,...

Watsons Vitamin Super Saver Sale from April 30 to May 2

Get as much as 50% Off at Watsons Online Shop or any Watsons Stores nationwide               Get your shopping carts ready as top health...

Enabling dreams to take flight

“The engine is the heart of an airplane, but the pilot is its soul,” so goes the saying. As we celebrate World Pilots’ Day on April 26,...

Well-loved flavors in URC’s new snacks and drinks

Our favorite snacks and beverages from Universal Robina Corporation (URC) have exciting new variants.               Lovers of the popular Cream-O chocolate cookies can delight...

Cebu Pacific ramps up connectivity for its Cebu hub

PHP88 promo fares up for grabs until April 30, 2021               The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), gives Cebuanos something to look...

Safe and convenient summer shopping with Rustan’s Personal Shopper on Call

Rustan’s values its commitment to providing quality service that is safe and convenient for their customers. Now, with a growing desire to shop online, you can get...

The return of “Sing Galing,” the original videoke game show on Philippine TV

by Niza Mariñas Pass the microphone, get those songbooks ready, and prepare for a laughter- and music-filled time as Cignal Entertainment and TV5...

Asialink Finance sets 2021 expansion goals

One of the leading and fastest-growing finance companies in the Philippines, Asialink Finance Corporation has ramped up operations to accommodate more clients throughout the country.

Soy creamy and healthy smoothies to beat the summer heat

The summer heat is on, and what better way to chill at home than to enjoy cool and healthy drinks? Stay refreshed with these five nutritious smoothies....

“Fantasy Fool” release under Grit Music

Bethany’s debut album “Fantasy Fool” will be given new life under Grit Music. The re-release under 22 Tango Music Group’s (22TMG) local rock label means Bethany’s debut...

Promil begins its biggest online search for the next Promil Kid

From being the partner of the country’s gifted kids, Promil continues its legacy of nurturing a child’s gifts with the launch of its first online talent search...

Dito at Doon: A lockdown romance, a pandemic and a hankering for home

by Niza Mariñas               Don’t be fooled by the teaser. Although it does instantly catch one’s attention—two good-looking and charming leads obviously attracted to...

Beko’s new technology will keep vitamins in your fresh produce longer

Manila, Philippines — Beko, Europe's No. 1 Appliance Brand, has launched HarvestFresh, a refrigerator technology that preserves the freshness and vitamins of fruits and vegetables longer, in...

Queen City Records presents its pilot release “Hinay-Hinay”

22 Tango Music Group continues to release new music amidst the global pandemic. One of their newest record labels, Queen City Records (QCR) has shared with Cebu...

Maja Salvador leads cast of TV5’s inspiring dramedy “Niña Niño”

Award-winning actress Maja Salvador, known for her versatility and memorable TV portrayals, displays her acting chops once more in TV5’s primetime drama-comedy “Niña Niño,” her first teleserye...

Ladies take charge as Jeep offers Women’s Month deals

Jeep, the brand known throughout the world for leading the charge in outdoor and adventure activities, is celebrating the lead by some of the world’s most empowered...

Catch the Sinulog vibe at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

The tradition continues at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu!               Kick-start the year by celebrating Sinulog with their iconic "Sugbusog" culinary journey.

PRITITEATS: Revel in the Sinulog spirit with foodpanda

No need to skip the annual Sinulog Festivities because of “safer at home restrictions” as foodpanda, the country’s on-demand delivery service, brings an exciting experience to your...

“Christmas As Always” at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

It's the festive season, and as the challenges we faced this year continue, surely we could all use a little cheer to celebrate the holidays.

Dine-in at home with chef-crafted meals from Snappy!

Cebuanos will be the first to indulge in affordable, huge servings of comfort food favorites from an online-only restaurant serving real comfort food goodness at www.snappy.com.ph

Discover fun and safe shopping at AyalaMalls Central Bloc

From mandatory temp checks, enforced face mask and face shield wearing, social distancing measures to round the clock sanitation, AyalaMalls Central Bloc goes the extra mile in...

Feria opens to celebrate Thanksgiving Day

Radisson Blu Cebu invites guests to celebrate Thanksgiving Day at its highly acclaimed buffet restaurant Feria, which opens its doors for one day only, on Thursday, November...

‘Christmas As Always,’ Marco Polo Plaza lights up the Tree of Hope

'Tis the season to be merry and Marco Polo Plaza Cebu kicked off the festivities on Nov. 14 with an online Tree Lighting Event in partnership with...

New normal celebrations at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

You deserve to celebrate your intimate events and milestones in a venue where safety, security, and service are priority. Whether you are looking for an intimate celebration...

Smart releases free-to-download storytelling, gardening, and disaster preparedness videos for teachers’ virtual classes needs

To help ensure continuous learning in education’s new normal, PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has released video resources suitable for teachers’ virtual classes needs, all...

The Philippines and DOT get accolades at the 2020 World Travel Awards Asia Winners...

The 27th World Travel Awards recognized the Philippines as Asia's leading beach destination and Asia’s leading dive destination in 2020. The award-giving body also declared Intramuros as...

The Holiday Season is kumukutikuti-TAP with foodpanda’s 12 Surprises of Christmas goodies, giveaways

More than the feasts, lights or gifts, it is the Christmas spirit that truly makes the Filipino Christmas uniquely special and beautiful. No challenge can ever dampen...

Radio drama talent leads virtual tour of Historical Gallery to mark ‘Museums and Galleries...

DyHP’s star radio drama talent will perform a sultry love poem to portray the textures and charm of Cebu heritage in a virtual tour of Central Visayas...

Radisson Blu Cebu offers dine-in at the Lobby Bar

Radisson Blu Cebu welcomes back guests to a safe and satisfying dining experience at the Lobby Bar.               The SGS-certified deluxe hotel ensures a...

NÉW Lounge on its 3rd year: Fearless and Beautiful

NÉW Lounge urges you to be Fearless and Beautiful! Now is the time to regain your confidence in this new world. We all should find our rhythm...

Filipino-owned company wins No. 1 Brand award in Thailand

Through a nationwide survey conducted among thousands of real Thai consumers, Universal Robina Corporation (URC) Thailand’s Jack n Jill Fun-O came out as the most popular brand...

Mikael Daez takes his food game to the next level

As a true blue gamer who used to go on 10-hour marathon computer sessions, playing DotA 1 and going for “Beyond Godlike!” killstreaks with his friends during...

Scholars, Cebu arnis grandmasters to trace Cebuano warriors’ weapons

A Tausug scholar, a Cebuano ethno-archaeologist, and Cebu arnis grandmasters will discuss the ancient Cebuano weapons in a forum honoring Chief Dagami, warrior of Gabi (now Cordova,...

What does a fashionista, a vlogger, and a singer have in common? They deliver...

Other than being required to have smart phone, drive a motorcycle, and wear a uniform, riders of the country’s on-demand food delivery service foodpanda are generally free...

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s El Viento Restaurant and Pool Bar and Lobby Lounge now...

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu is excited to welcome back guests as they open El Viento Restaurant and Pool Bar and the Lobby Lounge for dine-in guests.

PLDT Group and Philippine Air Force partner for capacity building in cybersecurity

PLDT and its subsidiaries Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and ePLDT have signed an agreement with the Philippine Air Force (PAF) to help improve its cybersecurity capabilities.

Safeguard partners with Shopee for a safe Philippines

Safeguard, the Philippines’ #1 family germ protection soap, has been keeping the nation safe for over 54 years. Today, Safeguard is at the frontlines protecting Filipinos at...

Hai Shin Lou Cebu open for dine-in

Hai Shin Lou Cebu now serves dine-in guests.                While takeout and delivery options are still available, guests who would like to have a...

Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is nominated in the 2020 World Travel Awards

Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is representing Accor and Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in the 2020 World Travel Awards, with its nomination as the Philippines’ Leading Resort.

foodpanda’s newest ambassador Alodia Gosiengfiao shares gamer tips to have a GG experience

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Work and play is particularly essential now that we spend more time at home. Thanks to online games, anyone can have a serious GG...

Caring for pets during coronavirus

As countries around the globe start to reopen and welcome the “new norm,” thousands of people, including pet owners, continue to struggle incorporate the new regulations to...

Sony unveils the WH-1000XM4—industry-leading wireless noise cancelling headphones

Sony introduces the WH-1000XM4, the 4th generation over-ear wireless noise cancelling headphones in Sony’s award-winning 1000X family. The latest headphones offer all the much-loved technology from the...

Get up, get moving with Ayala Center Cebu’s Mall Into Shape series

Staying and working at home has made it even more difficult to be motivated in staying fit and healthy due to changes in day-to-day routines and limited...

Samsung unveils 5 new Galaxy devices to empower your work and play

On August 5, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. hosted its first-ever Galaxy Unpacked virtual event livestreamed from Seoul, Korea to introduce a new suite of power devices. Five...

Travel insurance: Why it’s a necessity, not a luxury

In this day and age when travel plans can change rapidly due to a variety of reasons, availing of travel insurance to have contingencies on hand is...

Western Union expands in the Philippines with Cebuana Lhuillier

2,500+ CEBUANA LHUILLIER LOCATIONS TO OFFER WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER SERVICES             Western Union, a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and...

Fun areas to dine in at SM

Who says social distancing while eating out can’t be fun?                As dine-in services resume in the new normal, SM malls nationwide are offering...

4th Philippine Sports Tourism Awards nominations now open

In spite of an inactive sports tourism sector during the first half of 2020 caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Philippine Sports Tourism Awards (PSTA) will proceed...

First storybook on Cebu hero Leon Kilat created by Cebuano children to be launched...

The first children's book on Cebu hero Leon Kilat written and illustrated by Cebuano children will be released on the hero's 147th birthday.              ...

Satisfying Cebuanos’ cravings in the Queen City of the South

Recognizing consumer desire for high quality and authentic food options, foodpanda, an on-demand food delivery service in Philippines, fills the gap in Cebu by bringing into their...

Your Marco Polo Cebu Food Faves for pick-up at 20% off

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu is giving patrons a delicious offer for July! When you order from their Food Faves menu, you'll get a 20 percent discount on...

Food + love: foodpanda delivers groceries to frontliners

To give back and celebrate its sixth anniversary, foodpanda, the on-demand food delivery service, has donated grocery packages to the local communities in Makati City, Taguig City,...

Smart, DLP web forum pushes for crisis-resilient education strategy

The pandemic has affected all industries all over the world, forcing change in the way things are done to cope with what is now called the...

Order up a Father’s Day feast from Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu

Father’s Day 2020 may be different from years past, but it’s definitely a more meaningful one. The present circumstances drive home the importance and value of family...

The Pet Food Institute educates pet owners on the role of pets during the...

Tales of bravery and kindness flood everyone’s timelines nowadays, including pets that have been the stars of social media because of their cuteness and silly antics. But...
Fashionable Face Masks

Masking it: How this quarantine essential became fashionable

YOU can’t leave the house without it. Neither will the malls or any other establishment let you inside their premises without you first putting it on.

For mom’s selfless act, son wins Marco Polo Plaza’s Mother’s Day contest

Marco Polo Plaza has announced the winners of  "Home with Mom on Mother’s Day" -- Roberto Logarta, Samantha June Boyer and Emdin Lucero.                ...

PAL Group succeeds in global safety audit

                Philippine Airlines and PAL express have successfully completed the 2019 IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), confirming both airlines’ strict compliance with the highest international aviation safety...

Manny O.’s Hope Now Philippines Foundation, Inc. and Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu donate...

In line with his mission to help the community amid the COVID-19 crisis, Cebu-based philanthropist, Manny Osmeña (better known as Manny O.), mobilized the distribution of food...

Marco Polo Plaza pledges support to frontliners in Barangay Apas

True hospitality comes with a heart for the community. In coordination with Barangay Captain Virgil Cabigon, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu shared food packs to a hundred frontliners...

Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu offers pizza and other signature specials for delivery thru...

Craving for comfort food? You can now order from Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu and have them delivered via GrabFood.                  Enjoy any of...

foodpanda gives back to local healthcare workers through delivery of warm, good food

foodpanda acknowledges our nation’s real heroes in these trying times. To ease the burden of frontline healthcare workers as they fight against Covid-19, foodpanda has decided to...

foodpanda Philippines launches contactless delivery

​foodpanda​, the on-demand international food delivery  service, continues to operate during the Enhanced Community Quarantined period, having launched its contactless delivery starting March  19, 2020.

Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu offers Local Residents promo rate of P5,980 per night...

Forward, March! Now is the best time to experience what travelers are raving about with Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu's latest Book and Buy offer for local...
Underwater Valentines Date

Cebu Ocean Park opens romantic underwater dining experience

This year, love is in the water. Lovebirds in search of a novel romantic dinner date can look forward to Cebu’s first underwater dining...
Solemn Foot Procession on Sinulog 2020

Millions walk to show love, faith, and devotion to the Child King

If you’re a tourist wondering why some of Cebu City's streets are closed and traffic is heavier than usual a day before the Sinulog celebration itself, ask...