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Discovering Cebu: Mantawi Festival 2009

Today is the moment all Mandauehanon celebrate their annual Mantawi Festival.

But first, what do Mantawi means? Just a short history, Mandawe, which is also known as “Cove of Cebu” was the link of Magellan once he settled in the island. In this place, there grew vines (others say its trees) named MANTAWI. The place was then called Mandawe, from Mantawi, then later and at the present is now named famously Mandaue, part of the 3 industrious, commercialized and Tourist attraction cities namely; Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu City and the Mandaue City.

Mandue City is also known of its old and meaningful landmarks, one of those are the Tipolo Dry Dock Complex, the Eversly Childs Sanitarium, San Miguel Corporation, The Mactan Channel, The Mandaue-Mactan Bridge, The Marcelo Hernan Bridge and many others.

Yesterday was the coronation night of Miss Mandaue 2009 on which our Miss Earth 2008, Karla Paula Henry was once held as Miss Mandaue 2005 2nd Runner-up.

Happy Mantawi Festival Mandauehanon!


May 7, 2009 - Posted by | catholic feast, from internet, happenings, lapu-lapu, news, pageant, personal, pinoy, sinulog | ,


  1. Great pic of the colorful and unique costumes found in festivals around Cebu Philippines! And the beauties…. fantastic to see all the lovely Cebuanas!

    Comment by Cebu Philippines Expat | May 8, 2009 | Reply

  2. Hi. This blog is now part of the ongoing Filipino Blog of the Week award (week 160). You may visit the site and vote.

    Good Luck.

    Comment by talksmart | May 10, 2009 | Reply

  3. great photos. kakatuwa talaga ang kultura ng mga pinoy. sari-sari at halo-halo. dropped by to wish you well on your filipino blog of the week nomination.

    Comment by SaGaDa iGoRoT | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  4. i suggest that is not perfect festival of mandaue

    Comment by randy | July 9, 2010 | Reply

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