Cebu Food Crawl Highlights Cebu As Foodies' Destination

"You don't need a silver fork to eat good food." says Paul Prudhomme. Indeed, when you visit a place, you don't need to go to a high-end Restaurants but instead you should try the Local's offerings and specialties to eat good and great food. The Cebu Bloggers Society, the first and premier blogging organization in Cebu, is once again organizing the Cebu Food Crawl in partnership with Smart and Ayala Center Cebu. This year, Cebu Food Crawl is aptly themed: "Destination Food" which highlights Cebu as a prime spot for foodies and food travelers. The event will be joined by 25 food, lifestyle and travel bloggers and social media influencers from Cebu, Manila, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Tacloban, Bohol, and General Santos.

Cebu Food Crawl Promotional Poster by Cebu Bloggers Society

Taking place on August 26-29, Cebu Food Crawl is a very gastronomic journey that gives everyone a hint and digital experience of the exquisite and delightful taste of Cebu. “Beyond the pristine white beaches and beautiful islands, Cebu is a melting pot of varied food influences inherited from its early inhabitants and colonial past enhanced with modern techniques and technology. Cebu Food Crawl celebrates Cebu as a foremost gourmet destination best known for practicality and glamour of its food,” Cebu Food Crawl Project Director and Blogger, Atty. Ethelbert Ouano said.

This edition of Cebu Food Crawl promises to be bigger with the participation of top-notch establishments and restaurants like Ayala Center Cebu, Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, Marriott Cebu City Hotel, Rico’s Lechon, Mactan Newtown Alfresco, Gusto Mare and District on the 53rd by Anzani Group of Restaurants, Salinas Restaurant by Golden Cowrie, Choobi Choobi Restaurant, Gibbs’ Hot Wings, Profood, International Corp., Café Jasmin, and Sugbo Mercado, that will highlight food offerings that are synonymous to Cebu,” Ouano added.

Participants will post on their respective social media accounts and blogs with the official hashtags of the event: #CebuFoodCrawl2016 and #BisayaNaFood for their audiences to follow.“ said Sinjin Pineda, Cebu Bloggers Society President.

The Secret Life of Pets Happy Meal Is Available At McDonald's

On August 20, you can start collecting all eight The Secret Life of Pets toys available in each McDonald's Happy Meal. Playful and funny friends from the movie The Secret Life of Pets are featured in each Happy Meal. In the Secret Life of Pets movie, Max’s life is turned upside down when his owner brings home a stray dog named Duke. Both dogs go on an adventure in the streets of New York and find themselves in different kinds of crazy antics. The movie will show in cinemas starting August 24.

Here are the featured Pets in McDonald's Happy Meal:

1. Max - A Terrier with a strong emotional attachment to his owner, Katie. Wind him up to see him flip over.

2. Duke - An adopted mutt who becomes Max’ new brother. Move his leg to hear him laugh and howl.

3. Gidget - A bubbly Pomeranian with a crush on her dog neighbor, Max. Wind her up to watch her head bob up and down.

4. Sweet Pea - A parakeet who enjoys flying and being outdoors. Press him down on a surface to lift his wings.

5. Buddy - A long black Dachshund who likes getting a massage from a kitchen mixer. Pull and release to stretch his body.

6. Snowball - An abandoned rabbit who becomes the leader of ‘The Flushed Pets.’ Press his bunny tail to change his eyes from cute to cunning.

7. Chloe - A blue tabby cat who loves food and cat treats. Press the button on her back to hear her purr.

8. Croc - A member of ‘The Flushed Pets.’ Push him along a surface for his mouth to snap open and closed.

Bring home your favorite Secret Life of Pets movie character with every Happy Meal! Customers can choose from the Chicken McDo, 4pc Chicken McNuggets, Burger McDo, McSpaghetti, and Cheesy Eggdesal during breakfast hours, with Orange Drink and Fries or Corn.

Share your family’s bonding moments with the Secret Life of Pets Happy Meal toys on the official Facebook page, or by tagging @McDo_PH on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #McDoHappyMeal.

Unlimited Drinks at Cebu City Marriott Hotel

"Ber-Months" are almost here and it's getting cold already. Are you up for a drink? Let's stay warm with some hot conversation and of course, over unlimited drinks! How about Mojitos? Wine? or maybe Beer? Let's get this on! Cebu City Marriott Hotel gives you every reason to stay, have a little chit-chat with friends or special someone and enjoy each other's company with their unlimited Drinks.

CBS Bloggers with Mr. Nico Velasquez (Rightmost) , Public Relations Officer of Cebu City Marriott Hotel


For early evening aperitif or pre-dinner drinks, enjoy a wide fruity assortment of Unlimited Mojitos for only PHP 599 from 6:00-9:00 PM at the Great Room complete with live entertainment . Choices include Mango, Calamansi, Pineapple or Mandarin Orange. Or ask the bartender to whip up a unique fruity Mojito special just for you!

Check out CBS Blogger, Neil Savellon of doing the "Do It Yourself" Mojitos at Cebu City Marriott Hotel. Videos taken from Snapchat of FaceCebu.Net Blogger, markmonts



If you want to chill with a glass or dozen glasses of wine, then head on over for a dinner at the Garden Cafe where it's Flavors of Asia from Sunday to Thursday, Friday Night Seafood and Saturday Night Prime Rib Buffet, all best when paired with unlimited wine for an additional PHP 699 net per person. Choose from Cebu City Marriott Hotel's best house Chiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay or Moscato!


Or if you're wining down after a long hard day's work and simply want a cold one  by the pool, enjoy Unlimited Beer at the Pool Bar for only PHP 499 from 9:00 PM till midnight for a night cap!

Whatever the reason for your celebration, whether it's a small or big win at the office or a lifetime milestone, say "Cheer!" with unlimited drink offerings at the Marriott!

For reservations, please call (032) 411-5800 or email

The Mactan Newtown has 1 Poke Gym, 4 Poke Stops, More Than 20 Pokemons

Pokemon Mania is still dancing in the air as Pokemon Go gives Cebuanos no space for rest in catching them all! When you're living in the historic city of Lapu-Lapu, "Oponganons" have been asking, "Where can we find more Pokémons?!" No need to worry, more than 20 Pokémons are currently lurking around the 30-hectare The Mactan Newtown. Prepare to catch Caterpie, Weedle, Pikachu, Rattata, Voltorb, Electrode, Pidgey, Spearrow, Nidoran, Zubat, Paras, Meowth, Poliwag, Magikarp, Eevee, Exeggcute, and many more!

The Mactan Newtown has one Poké Gym at the Dolphin Fountain, and is near four Poké Stops namely the Mactan Brgy. Hall, Magellan's Battleship Wood Sculpture, Fr. Jules Chevaller Statue and Sto Nino de Cebu Mactan. What’s more, The Mactan Newtown is very pedestrian-friendly so you don’t have to worry about your safety while you’re busy trying to catch as many Pokémons as you can.

While there, you can even grab a quick bite at The Mactan Alfresco, a hawker-style establishment featuring various culinary dishes. You can also check out the newly-built Lechon Pit, where the famous Lechon Cebu is roasted right before your very eyes, then maybe satisfy your Lechon cravings while at it.

The Dolphin Fountain area at the entrance of The Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City is a major PokeStop in Mactan Island.
The Mactan Newtown is real estate giant Megaworld’s very own township with a beach. Currently, the Mactan Newtown’s masterplan includes 10 luxury condominium towers, five to ten more office towers by 2021, five business and leisure hotels overlooking the Hilutungan Channel and a bustling cyberpark. Soon, it will be home to the Plaza Magellan, a three-level retail and commercial hub with structure inspired by rich Spanish architecture; and The Newtown School of Excellence, headed by the Lasallian Schools Supervision Office

Pokemon Go Cebu Players, Let's Lure This Weekend and Gonna Catch Them All!

Pokemon Go has been the talk of the town since its launching on August 6 here in our Country. And Cebuanos were very eager to join this phenomena that trended in Social Media worldwide. This coming weekend, everybody is invited to lure and catch them all! Check this list of events that will be happening on August 12-14 in different giant establishments here in Cebu.

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Philippines' BIGGEST LURE PARTY is happening this Friday!
SAVE THE DATE and be part of Pokémon Go history!

Mechanics: Present a photo or screenshot with the specified Pokemon. AR should be enabled and its should be clear that it's within SM City Cebu.

Note that the Friday Lure Party will be simultaneously launched nationwide on over 50 SM malls. For those who are not in Cebu, make sure to check with your nearest SM mall if they are participating.

Per, Lures will be dropped in the locations mentioned below:
“Hallway Photo Installation” – near Dave’s FunHaus, 2F NW
“SM Northwing” – near Breadtalk
“Yellow Gems Ceiling Art” near Uniqlo
“Movie Film Ceiling Design” Cinema A
“Bowling Strike Wall Art” – Bowling

It's a Pokemon Lure Drop Party. Check Pokemon Go Ayala Malls!

Insider Tip: There have been sightings of Scyther, Rhydon, Clefairy, Polywag, Polywhirl, Weepinbell, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Gastly, Horsea, Staryu, Paras, Krabby, and many more, based on guest feedback. Check out Pokemon Go Crown Regency!

Do you know you can capture at least 15 Pokémons in one seating? Increase your Pokémon GO level as you relax and dine in Café Laguna!

Affordable Hostel in Malapascua Island? Try Malapascua Budget Inn!

It was an early call time of 3 AM when sixteen CBS Bloggers gathered and waited for our ride to the beautiful island of Logon. We knew we would be away from our Home for two days and we thanked this affordable Inn that welcomed and catered us and became our home for the weekend. Situated in the Southern part of the island, Malapascua Budget Inn (MBI) is an affordable and wise choice to stay in one of Cebu's best northern islands. This affordable hostel is just 4-5 minutes walk to the Bounty Beach, center of Resorts and Beaches in Malapascua Island and most especially near the Public Market.
Beautiful Malapascua Island on an amazing morning

Tipmost of Malapascua Island, amazing!!!!

Waves can fix your Monday Blues! #FaceCebuTravels #LatePost #CBSForever #malapascuabudgetinn

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Oh, before your proceed checking this article, you might want to see this crazy video while on our way going back to the mainland. Video Credit to Glyth Villamor.


Our weekend in Malapascua Island started with a homy breakfast prepared by the Hostel Owner himself. It was not that grand but good enough to be welcomed and felt home away from home.The amazing Malapascua Escapades with Cebu Bloggers commenced with the Island's familiarization and a mini-Islet Hopping. If you were there lately, you noticed that Yolanda's evidences of distruction are still there. But personally, Nature's treasures are still there. White sands stretching every seashores of the island. Hospitality of the Locals that warmth every Tourists and Visitors in the island. Various Resorts that offer different water sports and activities. I say, Malapascua Tourism is coming back to normal.

Two-Bed Room 

Twin Bed Room

Room good for 3-4 persons

Dormitory Type Room for Barkadas 10-14 people
And back to our very loved Malapascua Budget Inn, I personally recommend this Hostel to Tourists who are in tight budget. Currently holding the number one spot in TripAdviser as the best Hostel in the island, Malapascua Budget Inn is indeed the best shot! The Hostel offers free kitchen amenities for roomers who love to cook. And one of the best thing is MBI has a strong wifi connection which does not disconnect you from your Social Media Life instead extending your island experiences online. In addition to their list of Services, MBI offers recreational activities such as Movie Nights, Videoke Sessions, Chill-Out bar and Board Games like Chess and Scrabble. For our safety, CCTV is all around the premises - I personally witnessed the CCTV Monitoring. (wink) And speaking of activities, MBI can offer the best Malapascua Sunset Cruise with their partner, Hippocampus Beach Resort. We ended the night with a Boddle Fight Dinner and some chit-chat with friends - a very chill night!

Chill Bar and set-up 

Our Breakfast with a welcome this Inn!!!

Our breakfast in the second day

Malapascua Sunset Cruise

Tourists will be picked up directly at the Beach and slowly cruise around the entire island until everybody finds that secluded cove on the NorthWest side fo the island. We will be tucked in there, music is up , get those finger snacks and of course, "Party! Party!" while waiting for the Sunset to show! This amazing opportunity is available every Saturday 3:30 PM but make sure to sign-up at least 24 hrs at Hippocampus Beach Resort. This activity includes 6 Drinks (Beer or RumCoke), Snacks and fresh Fruits. During the cruise, you can dance, swim and cliff jump in the nearby islets.

Our views during Malapascua Sunset Cruise

This Cruise is good for 3 Hrs for only PHP 1000.00. For Barkada and Friends, Group Rates with discounts are also offered.
10-15 people for 15% Off
15-20 people for 20% Off
20-30 people for 25% off

Malapascua Budget Inn Rates

Peak Season Rate (September until May)
PHP 2,000 for private aircon room good for 2 with own toilet and bath (4 private ac rooms available) low season rate is at 1,300/night
PHP 2,500 for private family aircon room good for 4 persons with own toilet and bath (1 room only) low season rate is at 2,000/night
PHP 1,800 for private aircon room good for 4 persons with common toilet and bath (1 room available) low season rate is at 1,500/night
PHP 400/Head per night for fan room bunk beds with rooms good for 4, 10 and 14. Free upgrade to aircon room if fully booked. Low season rate is at 300/head per night.

***Low Season Rate is between June to August
***Rates doesn't include breakfast

During our Boodle Fight Dinner

Some Pasalubong from the Island
Other Rates

PHP 3,500 for Van pick-up from Mactan International Airport to Maya New Port

PHP 3,000 for Private Car pick-up from Mactan International Airport to Maya New Port

PHP 1,500-2,500 for private motor boat depending on the number of guests and the time slot for pick-up

Other Services

PHP 300/head for Island Hopping inclusive of snorkling gear, marine fee and entrance, cliff jumping, among others. Discount is given to groups.
PHP 800/head for Kalanggaman Island trip inclusive for back and forth trip and lunch. Additional PHP 150 as entrance fee to Kalanggaman for Locals and PHP 500 for expats.

Malapascua Budget Inn Contact Details

Mobile Number: 09778203111

Social Media:
Instagram: @malapascuabudgetinn
FacebooK: @malapascuabudgetinn


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