MOST Institute Culinary School Opens Cebu Branch

Are you into baking or cooking? How about getting yourself busy with some productive Summer activities? Enroll yourself to MOST Institute Culinary School! This would be a great time since they officially open their Cebu Branch at Tipolo Mandaue City.

Opening of MOST Institute Cebu. Photo by

MOST Institute is the country's top education institution by providing innovative, field-tested curriculum and excellent team of industry professionals. Preparing students for successful careers is the cornerstone of the school's educational philosophy by combining solid practical experience with internationally recognized education standards.

Location: 3/Floor Square One Building 232 Lopez Jaena St. Tipolo Mandaue City, Cebu ( Singsong Village Corner, near 7/11)
Mobile: 917-311-1449
Email: or
Monday, April 13, 2015
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Funtastic Island in Gibitngil Medellin, Our LIKES and DISLIKES

After our Church activities and responsibilities during Palm Sunday to Black Saturday, I decided to join my friends' quick celebration of Easter Sunday at the Northern part of Cebu . We planned to experience the said to be "amazing" Funtastic Island in Gibitngil, Medellin overnight - from Sunday until Monday afternoon. It was indeed a long bus ride as we met at the Bus Terminal by 4 AM and departed at a quarter to 5, then we arrived at past 8 in the morning in Gibitngil Island.

[TOP] These colorful Funtastic Island cottages [BOTTOM] FaceCebu.Net author with friends. Photos by Doc. Francis Solis

As much as I wanted to promote Local Tourism, sometimes those people who manage these Tourist destinations could not see what needs to be improved in their vicinities. If I kept on saying those "Nice" words, they would forgot to see those factors that needs to be highlighted, corrected and developed. Now , let me give you some "LIKES" and "DISLIKES" in regards to our Funtastic Island Experience.

Another cool shot by Doc. Francis Solis

A groufie with the boys of Summer. LOL

1. Transfer from Port to the island will only take 10-15 minutes (if no big waves)
2. The water is clear
3. You can do snorkeling while watching small fishes
4. Enjoy Cliff diving as this is one of the major highlights of the island
5. Experience Zipline in just PHP 50
6. Savor the moments during Sunset - the best view ever at the island
7. Chill with friends during Night time, very relaxing
8. A lone barbeque stand is available
9. Store with water and other snacks is available
10. Trashes are well managed. Garbage bins are visible.

[TOP] With this small pump boat while on our way to the Island [BOTTOM] Just arrive, look at the view! Photos by Doc. Francis Solis

1. Very limited shorelines with no powdery white sands.
2. Under that clear water are pebbles and rocks - yes, rocks are everywhere
3. Disturbing set-up of tables and chairs under those "not-so-managed" tents
4. Basketball court near the tents is not a good idea - they could have convert it to a Volleyball court.
5. A small covered room is not worth your PHP 1000.00 - the room is very small which can only accommodate 2-3 people.
6. There is no private Comfort room for that 1000-worth room
7. No other interesting spots except for those colorful cottages and bridges
8. You cannot witness Sunrise in the Island
9. Personal Suggestion : If you come from the City, this is not worth your 4-hour trip. Instead, you can choose other nearby islands ( Camotes, Bantayan Island, Virgin Island, etc)

Sunset By the Beach. Top photo by Marvin Maning. Bottom photo by Mark Monta

Basing on the above posts, if you still wanted to check Funtastic Island, here's how to visit in Funtastic Island in Gibitngil Medellin:
1. Ride a jeepney going to North Bus Terminal (NBT)
2. From NBT, ride a bus going to Kawit, Medellin ( Fare is PHP 150 one way )
3. From Alpine Port in Kawit, take the pump boat to Gibitngil Island
4. Upon arrival at Funtastic Island, look for Captain Danny for further details and instructions.

Marvin Maning tried to shot Sunrise at Funtastic Island
Funtastic Island Rates
Entrance:        PHP 10.00
Cottage :        Php 250-Php350 (Whole Day usage)
Close Rooms:        PHP 1000
Kayak    :        Php 150/hour
Life Vest/Jacket :    Php 25
Zipline :        Php 50/ride
Cliff Diving - FREE
Pump Boat Rental :     PHP 1200 ( Back and forth, good for 6 people )

Contact Details
Telephone Number:    4362031 (look for Flor)
Mobile Numbers:     09176236248 or 09328667661 or contact Captain Danny via 0920.463.6724

Make it Last, Cebu City Marriott Hotel Social Media Campaign

Selfies just got a lot serious at the Marriott! Cebu City Marriott Hotel gives the best reason why guests should capture the moments they spend in the property. With a shared photo taken anywhere within the area, one may get the chance to take home an international lunch gift certificate for two at the Garden Café’, an in-house restaurant of the hotel. You’d be happy to note that a perfect selfie, food pic or a “groufie” can be rewarded with a perfect lunch treat. To learn how exactly, simply read through the mechanics below on how to join "Make It Last" Social Media Campaign.

"Make It Last " Social Media Mechanics:

1. Take pictures while within the comforts of Cebu City Marriott Hotel
2. Share your photos by uploading it to your Instagram, Facebook or Twitter accounts. Make sure to tag us through @CebuMarriott or with the hashtag #CebuMarriott

Note: make sure to like and follow Cebu City Marriott Hotel Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts

3. There will be one winner per month to win a Lunch Buffet gift certificate for two. 

Prize : 1 GC International Lunch Buffet good for two, 1 winner per month

4. All prizes are not transferable and not convertible to cash.
5. Winners will be announced in Cebu City Marriott Hotel’s official social media pages at the end of the month. Winners shall be notified via official comment on the entry or post.
6. The winning entry shall be reposted in Cebu Marriott’s official social media pages.
7. The winner must claim the prize within 90 days after the announcement. Prizes unclaimed will then be forfeited in favor of Cebu City Marriott Hotel.   
8. Cebu City Marriott Hotel shall take it that guest participation on the promotion and acceptance of the prize will be deemed as consent by all participants and the winner to use the content of their posts in all related publicity connected with the promotion without additional charge or permission.
9. Decisions on the results of the promo made by Cebu City Marriott Hotel will be deemed final and irrevocable.

Sample Instagram Photos with #CebuMarriott hashtag.

Up for another round? #cebumarriott

A photo posted by Cebu City Marriott Hotel (@cebumarriott) on

You made it to the weekend, time to celebrate! #CebuMarriott #weekend

A photo posted by Cebu City Marriott Hotel (@cebumarriott) on

Cebu Westown Lagoon, Your Getaway At The Center OF The City

Operating for at least Six months already, Cebu Westown Lagoon offers a quick getaway to local and tourists who love to escape from the pressures and stresses at work or to people who just love to chill and enjoy Summer. Cebu Westown Lagoon is situated at FF Cruz Moonlight St., Subangdaku NRA,Mandaue City, right beside the MO2 Restobar. This Aztec inspired Lagoon offers function rooms (good for at least 200 pax), Playland for kids, adult and kiddie pools, two medium-sized heated jacuzzis, and 2 slides that are 20 feet and 30 feet long.

Cebu Westown Lagoon's Adult Pool

Cebu Westown Lagoon WaterPark Entrance Fee:

ADULT ( above 4 ft) - PHP 300.00
KIDS ( 2-4 ft) - PHP 200.00
Infant (below 2 ft) - free of Charge

** Waterpark is open from 8 am to 10 pm.
** 1 ticket entitles to 1 free drink
** Common picnic area for free ( 1st come 1st serve basis, no reservation)
** No corkage fee to foods and drinks except Lechon and Alcoholic Drinks ( PHP 500.00 )

Cebu Westown Lagoon Entrance

Cebu Westown Lagoon Cottages (TOP-BOTTOM)

Cebu Westown Lagoon Kiddie Pool

Cebu Westown Lagoon Swimming Pool Guidelines

Cebu Westown Lagoon's Restaurant/Bar

Here, the boys of Summer! LOL FaceCebu.Net Author, Mark Monta, and his CITE classmates/friends get together

Follow us at FACEBOOK , TWITTER  (@tanom) and INSTAGRAM (@mmonta)

Cebu Westown Lagoon can also hold parties, get together and even Corporation gatherings. For details, check their contact details:

GLOBE:        09772158529
SMART:         09393453129
SUN:              09325672461
Facebook Page:
Cebu Westown Lagoon Adult Pool

Cebu Westown Lagoon Slides

Top Photos and Reasons Why Not Visit Camotes Island on Summer

Of course, if you are not reading the content of this article, then you probably sharing the link with rude posts on your Social Media Accounts. But now that I got your attention, let me share to you why we need to visit and enjoy the beautiful island of Camotes. Last Saturday, FaceCebu and friends, toured Camotes in a day. We did fall in love to the place, to the locals and of course to the great spots that every Tourists or people from neighboring Regions should experience and visit. Known as "The Lost Horizon of the South", Camotes has been a tourist destination due to its clear seawater, white sands, dive sites, Lakes, Spring, Caves and other natural attractions on land.

Mangodlong Beach Resort at Camotes Island

FaceCebu and friends with their obligatory shot at Santiago White Beach Resort

Here are some photos that you might think and consider Camotes Island in one of your Summer 2015 destinations. 

Because Starfish is best paired with your sunglass. XD
A photo posted by @larielcullada on
Because this is how we chill in the island.
A photo posted by Aye Ko Ko Minn (@xxiay_hxx) on
Because it's cool to pose like this at Mangodlong Beach Resort
A photo posted by Mark Monta (@mmonta) on
Because Diving should be done like this!
And oh, this! Coooool!
Because this is how Paraiso Cave's entrace looks like
Because a selfie inside Paraiso Cave is a must!
Because this version of "Into The Woods" in Camotes looks very cool!
Because this is how the Natural Slides looks like at Busay Spring
Because Bukilat Cave is simple as that!
Because underwater selfie is also clear like this!
Because Kayaks are arranged like this at Lake Danao!
A photo posted by Karl Nuñez (@karlvinzzz) on
And oh, this shot!
A photo posted by Rapzkie Geson (@serapzkie) on
And of course, the Sunset in the island!
A photo posted by Karl Nuñez (@karlvinzzz) on

How to get to Camotes Island?

From Cebu City, take a bus or jeepney to Danao City Port. You might also want to consider riding a Taxi ( 355-450 PHP Rate) Travel Time: 1 Hour or less

From Danao City Port, take a public boat going to Camotes. Usually, destination of this Boat is Port of Consuelo, in the town of San Francisco, Pacijan Island. Fare is 180-200. Travel time: 2 Hours or Less

From Port of Consuelo, you can ride a motorcycle or "Habal-Habal" going to your chosen Resort. Fare is PHP 50 with travel time of 30-45 minutes depending on the Resort's location.

PLUS Photos from FaceCebu Author's Instagram: 

This is how we Flex our biceps in a Cafe located at Cosuelo Port.
A photo posted by Mark Monta (@mmonta) on
Because Casts of our getaway are awesome like that!
A photo posted by Mark Monta (@mmonta) on
Because Breakfast's plating is cute like this.
A photo posted by Mark Monta (@mmonta) on
This is how our sea front looks like!
A photo posted by Mark Monta (@mmonta) on

Cebu INSTAGRAMmers To Follow During Summer 2015

It's already March, and we all know it's the opening of our much awaited hot season of the year - Summer is here! Are you still thinking where to go and what to do during this warmest time of the year? FaceCebu.Net has compiled some amazing and awesome shots of Cebu Instagrammers which might help you decide on your itinerary and TO Do's as you spend your Summer 2015 here in the beautiful island of Cebu or maybe in the neighboring Regions.

Instagram Photos by Leylander

And why we choose them? Here are some reasons why need to follow these Cebu Instagrammers during Summer 2015!!!

@iluvcebu Because they can show you the beautiful and whitesand of Shangrila Mactan just like that. Cool!
A photo posted by iLuvCebu (@iluvcebu) on
@exploretraveler Because they can show you a simple but awesome Olango Island
@imisshou Because Summer is best shared with Whale Sharks and some gentle giants under the sea.
Or Just by viewing this Angel's hair falling down from Heaven above  @leylander Because Summer is just like that - awesome like Gibitngil "Funtastic" island in Medellin!

And oh, this amazing falls shot!

@jdescario And wait for this another water falling shot... just amazing!
@adrenaline_romance Because Rock Climbing is also a great Summer activity!
@nikethreesixty Because you can spend Summer under the deep blue see!
@rabsin_d Because summer is awesome at the peak!
A photo posted by Rabsin de la Cruz (@rabsin_d) on
@countocram Because Movenpick looks hot on Summer!
And Because I'm the author, please visit my Instagram too!! @mmonta Because seeing this feels cool in Summer!
A photo posted by Mark Monta (@mmonta) on
Or this Apo Island in Negros - fits for Summer!
A photo posted by Mark Monta (@mmonta) on
If you know someone on Instagram and worth following this Summer, please send us message at of Facebook Official Page with their accounts.

Traversing To Kawasan Falls From Osmena Peak With MYOH Havaianas Flip-Flops

Last weekend, we conquered the highest Peak of Cebu, Osmena Peak. With its distance of 1013 meters above sea level, hiking to the Peak is definitely easy but of course with observed caution. What exciting on that amazing day was FaceCebu.Net Author, Mark Monta, took the risk of wearing his #MYOH2014 Havaianas Slipper from hiking activity to Osmena Peak and of course, traversing from Osmena Peak to Kawasan Falls of Matutinao Badian, Cebu. The journey to this beautiful Nature's Water form was neither easy nor difficult for newbies or Hiking enthusiasts. Together with friends, We were able to arrive at this famous Falls in Southern Cebu after Four hours of extreme trekking and everyone went wild and the feeling of fulfillment was absolutely worth it.

Osmeña Peak situated at Dalaguete, Cebu
Mark Monta, FaceCebu.Net Author
Now, let me show you some Havaianas SelFeet. I was so proud of this "Make Your Own Havaianas 2014" pair which did not torn out or got any problem during our traverse from Osmena Peak to Kawasan Falls.( PS, please don't judge my travelling feet XD )

 Here are some photos we took at Osmeña Peak....

[LEFT to RIGHT] Frandy, Finlust Blogger Rabsin and FaceCebu Author, Mark Monta

A pose with Frandy and our very young Guides to Osmeña Peak

A Panorama shot of Osmeña Peak
 And Finally, after 4 hours of walk, cheers to Kawasan Falls of Badian Cebu!!!

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