Saturday, March 12, 2011

♥♥♥ Guadalupe Cebu City ♥♥♥






The Guadalupe Parish Church is one of the many huge churches in Cebu. Located at the heart of Cebu’s biggest baranggay, the Guadalupe Parish church is home of the miraculous image of Our Lady Of Guadalupe.




                                        



















              Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Church








         THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME "GUADALUPE"                          



            Historical accounts attributed to Padre Gaspar de San Agustin state when in the 16th century Miguel Lopez de Legaspi and his Spanish conquistador’s landed on the beach of San Nicolas, Cebu & burned all the houses of the villagers particularly in the sitio Sawang, the natives evacuated to the hills near the present church of Guadalupe then known as Tagoan (hiding place) because of a cave there.
            It was said that five Augustinian missionaries Padre Andres Urdaneta, Martin de Rada, Diego de Herrera, Andres de Aguirre & Padre de Gamboa were accompanied by their religious mission by the prominent native of Guadalupe called KAMAHUKOM, the husband of Makiyung. They were quite successful in propagating Christianity to the natives. In fact, the first natives to be baptized were the guide himself baptized Romualdo & his wife Cleofe. Thus, the former barrio of Guadalupe derived it’s name from Romualdo (Maldo) and Cleofe (Pe).
            As converts increased in number, the missionaries gave an Image of the Blessed Virgin a replica of the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe who appeared in Guadalupe, Mexico in the year 1530 to the villagers as a token of remembrance for their acceptance of the Catholic faith. But giving little significance to it, the native’s place the image inside a Kamalig. A bodega made up a bamboo & sawali, where they used to dump carabao hides. Soon the nearby residents noticed that the Kamalig brightened every night. The source of the light coming from nowhere. Later they discovered that the dogs that used the carabao hides inside the Kamalig all died of exhaustion because their teeth got stacked into the holed, permanently. The phenomenon reverend & strengthened the villager’s belief in the Catholics faith, so that they started calling their place Guadalupe, in honor of the Image of the Blessed Virgin.


                                     Langub Church










The Finding of the Image in the Cave
No one knows why & when the image was placed in the Cave (Langub). However, it was said that there was a time when the Muslim pirates raided the district of San Nicolas and its environs. Due to fear, the villagers went up the hill & hid the Image in the cave to protect it from heretics. Others also said in the 19th Century, the Hispano- Filipino conflicts, atrocities & uprising forced the natives to hides the Image in the cave at Tagoan. As years passed by, the residents forgot all about the Image. The discovery of the hidden Image of the Blessed Virgin inside the cave happened accidentally.
          It started when a trapper of wild chicken was sticking his wooden peg into the cart in the cave to tie his rooster bait. Unknowingly he was sticking it on the top of a concealed guano pit so that the soft soil gave away. Inside this guano pit, he saw the religious relic. He took it out and brought it to the Parish Priest of San Nicolas for identification. He told that it was the replica of the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe of Mexico. From that time on, the cave tagoan (now part of Brgy. Kalunasan) became the object of Pilgrimages by people throughout the Visayas & Mindanao.



The Langub Church in Guadalupe is one of the most visited churches in Cebu City. Sitting at the heart of Baranggay Kalunasan and Oppra, this ‘outdoor church’ is frequented by sick devotees who wish to get miraculous help and intervention.
 Every Saturday, after the 4pm mass, the church holds a solemn healing prayer for the sick.











                           Guadalupe Mangoes








The Guadalupe (Cebu) carabao mango variety is often branded as the Philippine mangoes when exported outside the country
Canon PowerShot S40, 1/40s, f/2.8, 7.1mm


August 10, 2009 Guadalupe mangoes are the best!
Yellow ripe mangoes from Guadalupe, Cebu City are the best-tasting mango all over the world.  You can eat 3 pieces with barehands in just one sitting and beg for more. It’s sweetness is just so heavenly.  You can eat almost everything, except for the seed and the skin near the sap, of course.
Unlike other mango varieties, the Guadalupe Mango texture is fine and not hairy. It is eater friendly. If it is green, it is sour. If is completely yellow, then it is tasty.  it is so simple and you won’t end up eating with regrets.
As a daughter of a mango grower, we experimented Guadalupe mango variety  and tested a few of the seedlings in Consolacion and in Lapulapu City.  Soil, medicines and methods used were replicated from the Guadalupe area. When harvest came, we were surprised with the result. Both mango descendants from Consolacion and Lapulapu were not tasty at all. They look the same ripe yellow but Its sweetness is somehow shy - NOT as tasty as the Guadalupe origin. We tried another area, in varying schedules and got the same result.
Turns out that the soil and environmental variables in Guadalupe is conducive for tasty mangoes.

So if you are looking for tasty mangoes, go for the mouth-watering Guadalupe mangoes.










            Crown Regency Residences - Guadalupe


A rustic yet magnificent transformation to the past marks Crown Regency Guadalupe like a cast-binding spell with every imaginable diversion available. It has 178 rooms and suites, 24-hour room service, a pool, a spa and restaurants all designed to conform to your immediate needs.
The hotel boastfully locates itself in posh uptown Cebu where business booms, just a stone throw distance from the Cebu Provincial Capitol and Fuente Osmeña, which are the island's most famous landmarks. Given this perfect location, it becomes the best spot to be at for the businessman on the go.
A splash of color greets the eye as you enter our most unique and one-of-a-kind theme rooms with recreational and entertainment facilities that suit your needs.

A rustic yet magnificent transformation to the past marks Crown Regency Guadalupe like a cast-binding spell with every imaginable diversion available. It has 178 rooms and suites, 24-hour room service, a pool, a spa and restaurants all designed to conform to your immediate needs.
The hotel boastfully locates itself in posh uptown Cebu where business booms, just a stone throw distance from the Cebu Provincial Capitol and Fuente Osmeña, which are the island's most famous landmarks. Given this perfect location, it becomes the best spot to be at for the businessman on the go.
A splash of color greets the eye as you enter our most unique and one-of-a-kind theme rooms with recreational and entertainment facilities that suit your needs.






















                                             Mountains














Lanipao falls








Sandayong









MONTERRAZAS de CEBU












A PROJECT LIKE NO OTHER, A DESIGN LIKE NO OTHER - A rare gem kept with the Villalon family for generations, this is the last and largest of any contiguous mountain property in the heart of Cebu City. Rising majestically in Guadalupe with a commanding view of the Cebu, Mactan and Bohol, Monterrazas de Cebu is envisioned to be the premier residential community of the Queen City.






















THE PEAK OF LUXURY - Monterrazas de Cebu aims to ensure the creation of communities with shared passions and tastes to provide real estate options every discriminating lifestyle deserves. Taking note of the global significance of Cebu, Monterrazas de Cebu will also feature condominiums, townhouses and house and lots. To ensure that every need and whim in the future will be satisfied, the masterplan provides for commercial lots and spaces for business, service and convenience stores, schools and healthcare facilities.
 












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