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Velez College

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Established in 1966, Velez College was founded from the Cebu General Hospital School of Nursing. The original nursing curriculum was phased out after the 1968 academic year into a five-year program; a year after the College of Liberal Arts opened.

The first class of the Cebu General Hospital School of Nursing, the Class of 1955, boasted 26 graduates.

Recently, the school participated in National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week with a theme focusing on “Making the Rights for the Filipinos with disabilities.” Student participated in a parade, a Buddy Walk, along with Medical and Dental missions.

The school is located a short walk from the Fuente Osmeña Circle in Cebu City in the Philippines.

Velez College was named for Dr. Jacinto Velez, Sr., then-Chairman of the Board of the Trustees of Cebu General Hospital School of Nursing.

Velez College was named for Dr. Jacinto Velez, Sr., then-Chairman of the Board of the Trustees of Cebu General Hospital School of Nursing.

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Written by Paulo Loreto

April 28, 2014 at 9:05 AM

The Terraces

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Located within the massive Ayala Center Cebu complex, the Terraces offers several dining establishment over multiple floors.

Completed in 2008, constructions costs came to around ₱600 million (roughly $13.5 million).

The options range from local fare to a range of multicultural selections. International chains like Red Mango and Bon Chon have also set up at The Terraces.

The Ayala Center Cebu also offers outdoor movie screenings at The Terraces.

The Ayala Center Cebu also offers outdoor movie screenings at The Terraces.

Written by Paulo Loreto

April 22, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Metro Gaisano – Colon

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The first department store opened by Victor Gaisano, Metro Colon still stands in the original location it was first established in 1982. The store was originally three stories, but after only two years, a supermarket was added, along with four more floors. Today, the top floor is home to an arcade and an expansive food court.

The area, on Colon Street, where the store stands, along P. Lopez Street and Osmeña streets is still one of the busiest areas in downtown Cebu City, and Metro Gaisano stands directly in the crossroads.

From one store in 1982, Gaisano now boasts stores in Cagayan de Oro City, Legazpi, Lucena, Butuan, Iloilo, Davao City, General Santos, Tacloban, Ormoc, and Tagum City.

Metro Gaisano, Gaisano Capital, and Gaisano Grand all operate under the same company but are managed by different members of the Gaisano family.

Metro Gaisano, Gaisano Capital, and Gaisano Grand all operate under the same company but are managed by different members of the Gaisano family.

Written by Paulo Loreto

April 16, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Malacañang sa Sugbo

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Built in 1910, during American occupation, the Malacañang sa Sugbo is the official residence of the President in the Visayas region.

Previously knows as the Aduana, a Customs Building, it was the first building constructed by William E. Parsons in his plan for developing the city of Cebu.

Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama is working to preserve the building to both promote history and tourism.

Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama is working to preserve the building to both promote history and tourism.

Written by Paulo Loreto

April 12, 2014 at 8:21 PM

New White Gold House

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One of the long-standing establishments in Cebu, it remains in my Father’s memory as an epic stopover during his many visits to the Queen City of the South.

Today, it’s regarded as one of the most lavish and grand Chinese restaurants in the city; hosting large banquets that can accomodate hundreds of guests.

During my Dad’s visits in the late 70s, he remembers it as a happening discoteque that boasted four dancefloors.

Located on General Maxilom Avenue, it's a few blocks from the Robinsons Galleria site.

Located on General Maxilom Avenue, it’s a few blocks from the Robinsons Galleria site.

Written by Paulo Loreto

April 9, 2014 at 7:39 PM