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Candidates Fora 2013: What is your vision of growth for Cebu?




At Cebu Cultural Center together with my Young Minds Academy Season 7 scholars to witness the running candidates of Cebu City and North & South Congressional Districts: Independent Candidates and UNA Candidates, and to hear their vision of growth for Cebu.
This is the fourth and final candidates forum.

On stage are:

1. Garcia, Pablo John Fiel

2. Bulala, Hermilito Ventic

3. Soco, glenn Anthony Ocampo
For Vice-Governor – Cebu Province

4.Doronio, Pablo “Junex” Jr
For Representative – Cebu City, North District

5.Manalac, Vicente Tan
For Representative – Cebu City, North District

6. Navarro, Donato Sotero Avecedo
For Representative – Cebu City, North District

7. Villarin, Florencio Omana
For Representative – Cebu City, North District

8. Batuhan, Aristotle Banzon
For Representative – Cebu City, South District

9. Labella, Edgar
For Vice Mayor – Cebu City

10. Rama, Michael Lopez
For Mayor – Cebu City

Question and answer portion is still going on at this moment.


As a college student, I can’t go to school without notebooks and papers. Jotting down notes is important especially when the instructor prefers to just talk in whole period of class and papers are often used in solving math problems. I just want to share to everyone what I had learned from the NOWTBUKS‘ session today. By the way, NOWTBUKS stands  as NOW is the Time to Build Up Kids for Sustainability, a project of the Industrial Engineering Council of Cebu Institute of Technology – University and a winning project entry for Ten Accomplished Youth Organization(TAYO 2011) by the said council. Actually, I also recycle things especially papers but because of the NOWTBUKS’ session, I am more motivated to recycle more and recycle everything that could recycled. By just this love of recycling, we can help our guardians, who are supporting as financially, in saving money; we can save trees by this, lessen wastes, and our mother Earth; and improve ourselves into better one.


finished products from used papers and magazines.

Materials used:

  • used papers(one side should be empty or no writings)
  • old magazines
  • yarn
  • glue stick
  • pair of scissors

You can use any alternative materials in making this one. It’s all up to you if you want a creative, more presentable, and unique one as long as you don’t spend a single penny. Let’s be thrifty at this time. Okay? :) And share this to your friends, siblings, classmates or anyone you know.

Want to visit the facebook page of Project NOWTBUKS? just click me.

//just a short post

         A view from the top of the secret cave.

                                 Ruvi Cave Resort is a great  place for  summer outing. The resort has the best commodities for your relaxation and hast the good services offered to their costumers. Ruvi Cave Resort is located at Tungkop, Miglanilla, Cebu. If you don’t have your own wheels, transportation is not a problem in going to Ruvi Cave Resort. If you are from Mandaue City, you can ride a PUJ going SM, and then ride another PUJ, number 10H, going to Bulacao wherein you can ride another PUJ going to Minglanilla proper. And when you reach Minglanilla proper, you can read a motorcycle and just tell the driver to drop you in the said resort.

street going to Ruvi Cave Resort

Transportation, Fare Fee:

  • from Centro, Mandaue City to SM Cebu City(any PUJ going SM) = 8 php
  • from SM Cebu City to Bulacao(PUJ no. 10H) = 13 php
  • from Bulacao to Minglanilla(PUJ no. 43/44) = 8 php
  • from Minglanilla proper to Ruvi Cave Resort(just  ride a motorcycle) = 10 php

So, a total of thirty-nine(39) pesos going to Ruvi Cave Resort from Mandaue City.

Ruvi Cave Resort’s entrance. 

WiFi area

                                 Internet geeks will surely love this resort for it has a WiFi area and accessing connection is for free. Just ask the password from the person in-charge in the spot. But the resort’s wi-fi connection is not a WAN(wide are network), meaning you can only access its connection in the wi-fi area and you cannot go far.  Yet, it has its purpose.

Beside the wi-fi area and canteen. Rooms for overnight stay.

A view from the top of its Secret Cave. You can see and feel the breeze of the sea.

                                 RCR has cottages at different prices depending on the size of the cottage. They also have rooms for overnight stay and has a function hall at the secret cage wherein you can view refreshing sites.

10 persons = P200
15 persons = P300

25 persons = P500
20 persons (tent) = P500
center cave – P1,000
20-30 persons (lounge w/ aircon) = P1,500

Function Hall

Refreshing view from the top of the secret cave.                     


Comfort rooms and shower rooms. At the right most is a grilling area.

                                 For more information, you may contact Ruvi Cave Resort: Tel. No. : 516-4596;  Fax No. : 490-3321.
PS: I really had fun in this day, March 30, 2012. First summer outing for 2012. I’m hoping for another outing :) Thank you to my Computer Engineering classmates who were with me in this day.
For more pictures, you may visit my photo blog : Life After Focus.

            In line with  celebration of the EDSA Revolution and the 75th Cebu City Charter Day, the Cebu City Public Library had launched the I L♥VE TO READ PROJECT the kick-off  worked with the compassionate group of Cebu, The Basadours – a group of Cebuano ambassador volunteers for reading and story telling -, that aimed for literacy development. The event was held at the Cebu City Public Library and started at exactly nine in the morning until noon.  This project had honored by the Cebu City officials that led by Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama( and it was my first time to see Mayor Mike Rama in close up view and my first time to get in the CCP library).

Signing of the Pledge of Commitment

          Furthermore, it was my Literature instructor who informed and invited us to attend this event. And since I love books(knowing that when I was a child, I hated reading and knew no child books at all) or reading printed words, without a second thought, I decided to attend this event. When I got in, a very adorable and charming child welcomed me with a smile and because of that I felt very comfortable even though I was with no one. My friends were not with me. There were many guests like parents, children, Nan, students and a group of children from a barangay in Cebu City(I forgot from where they were) and they were the center of the event.  Moreover, the most gratifying and stimulating part of this project was the story-telling proper. There were three stories that were told. First was Taho, Taho, Taho….Tahooiey by Renato C. Vibiesca and it was told by Cebu City Mayor Michael L. Rama. The Mayor was very patient and adorable when he delivered the story to the children and guests.  Second was  Sandosenang Sapatos by  Luis P. Gatmaitan, M.D and told by Ms. Rachel Chloe Palang. Last and third story was told by the Lato Siblings but sadly, I missed this story because I went to the photo wall.

Sandra gave me a cookie^^ and other guests, too.

During the story telling of  Taho, Taho, Taho….Tahooiey by Renato C. Vibiesca .

The Wall of the Never Ending Story. That’s my Literature instructor:)

           Indeed, I really had fun in this event. I felt like a child again, i mean, I had already felt the feeling of being a child who loves to read books and to listen story telling. ^^

Photo Wall ^___^ (don’t mind my face)

See more pictures here.


It was my first time to attend and watch a cosplay with my best of friend. We went to UP, Lahug, Cebu to witness the fifth Otakufest held in UP-Cebu. Some cosplay-ed Mario & Luigi, Sailor Moon, Doraemon, and other old school anime-s. It’s nice to know that the otaku community has increased. Not only teenagers who cosplay-ed in the event, some were average and oldies. Almost everyone who joined dressed-up extravagantly. I hope next time, I can join cosplay event.^^

Here are some pictures taken during the event. (Sorry for the low quality. I only used my cellphone’s camera.)

I and my bestfriend^^

Last December 26,2011, I with my high school friends went to ABS-CBN at Jagobiao, Mandaue City to claim ourselves as volunteers in repacking the relief goods, clothes and other donations that are sent to the site. First part was sorting and repacking clothes and the second part was repacking relief goods. Actually, we really had fun repacking the necessities. To volunteer in this way(referring to repacking necessities) is the only way we can do as students because we couldn’t donate cash or go to CDO, Iligan City or other affected places to help. Actually, there are numerous donations from generous people. It feels so good when you’ve done something right and helpful.


Bloggers unite for a cause: Bring smiles to people who needs it the most. Because everyone deserves Christmas

   So, last December 18, 2011, Cebu Bloggers Society Inc. with volunteers(including me) went to Missionaries of the Poor to have an outreach program or a little Christmas Party for the special children and elders. Missionaries of the Poor is a home for the aged and special children. Most elders have Alzheimer’s disease while the children are autistic and some have Cerebral Palsy.
Here are some pictures taken during the party.
An elder performed a magic and and various songs to us.
These kids have been closed to me. The one at the left side likes music a lot, that’s why he’s sitting beside the audio. The one whose with me in the photo, was the kid who tailed me since we arrived in the center until the program ends.]
Cebu bloggers and volunteers with the elders and special children :)
      CBSi decided to have a monthly visit in the center. I guess, I will also go there if I’m not busy. Merry Christmas everyone :)




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