Monthly Archives: April 2013


Kadaugan Street Party 2013 winners

By Geraldine M. Repolidon, CNU MassCom Intern Around 400,000 to 500,000 people gathered along M.L Quezon National Highway during the two-day Kadaugan Street Party last April 26 and 27, according to estimates from the Lapu-Lapu City Police. Aside from bigger prizes for the winners of the different competitions, Oponganons and visitors were entertained by the […]

City holds Battle of Mactan reenactment

By Ronna May Y. Ybañez, CNU Communication Intern After the Oponganons won the battle against the EQ Diaper Ad, another historical battle transpired at the Liberty Shrine. The Battle of Mactan reenactment is a yearly event to commemorate the heroism of Lapu-Lapu against foreign invaders on the very date, April 27, that the fight occurred […]

Cosplay, higante parade mark day 1 of Kadaugan street party

By Ronna May Y. Ybañez, CNU Communication Intern The Reyna Bulakna pre-judging, a cosplay contest, and Higante parade were the highlights of the first day of the Kadaugan Street Party on Friday, April 26, 2013. Around 12 stunning ladies from the different barangays of Lapu-Lapu showcased their beauty and talents during the search for the […]

Snake caught in Barangay Poblacion

By Geraldine M. Repolidon, CNU MassCom Intern A 2.5 meter-long snake was caught last week at Ompad Street in Poblacion, Lapu-Lapu City. Mircol Ycong and Richard Mangubat, both residents of Barangay Poblacion, turned over a live snake commonly known as “Baksan or Sawa” to the Task Force Kalikasan (TFK) around 5 p.m. on April 24. […]

20-year-old Olango native creates portraits out of tiny shells

By April Capisnon, Babag SK Councilor Mayor Paz C. Radaza unveiled a shell mosaic of the image of Datu Lapu-Lapu in the lobby of Mactan shrine last Friday, April 19, 2013, together with City Councilors Quennie Malingin, Boy Patalinghug, Floy Pozon and Francis Nicole Balao, the SK Federation president. The artist behind the shell mosaic […]

April 27 is special holiday in Lapu-Lapu

Written by Geraldine M. Repolidon – CNU MASSCOM Intern Malacañang declared April 27 as a special non-working holiday in Lapu-Lapu since it marks the historic battle of Mactan in 1521 that is now being celebrated as Kadaugan sa Mactan, a cultural and historical event in the city. Presidential Proclamation 563 was signed by Executive Secretary […]

Historical commission puts stop to airing of EQ ad

By Geraldine M. Repolidon, CNU MassCom Intern The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) ordered a stop to the airing of the EQ diaper advertisement on April 19, 2013 in response to a complaint filed by Lapu-Lapu City against the advertiser.

PNoy pledges P3.7 billion for Mactan circumferential road

By Geraldine M. Repolidon, CNU MassCom Intern Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz C. Radaza joined President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III   for the groundbreaking of the Mactan Island Circumferential Road on April 19, 2013 in Barangay Ibo, Lapu-Lapu City. President Aquino pledged billions worth of infrastructure projects for Cebu, one of the biggest ones being the P3.7 billion […]

Hotels, resorts feature affordable cuisine at Liberty Shrine

By Ronna May Y. Ybañez, CNU Communication Intern Delicious cuisine from popular hotels and resorts in Lapu-Lapu City are sold at affordable prices in Mactan Shrine as part of the week-long food festival that opened on Friday night last week. The Food Festival gives residents a chance to sample goodies from resorts like Shangri-La’s Mactan […]