#Throwback: Photos Of Old Cebu That Will Give You Nostalgia (Part 2)

Karaang Sugbo looks peaceful back then…
posted on: Thursday, August 28, 2014
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For Part 1, click here.

How wonderful did Cebu look like before its modernization?

These vintage photos are proof of Old Cebu’s glory:

Juan Luna Avenue

Then:

old juan luna avenue

bisayabulletin.com | Dr. Mamerto Escano | Fred Umabong

These vehicles are called Model T Ford.

Now:

juan luna avenue

Cebu Daily News

Different kinds of vehicles now flock the street.

Mandaue – Mactan Bridge

Then:

old unfinished mandaue mactan bridge

Kabilin facebook page

Colloquially called ‘First Bridge’, the Mandaue-Mactan Bridge was inaugurated on July 4, 1971.

Now:

mandaue mactan bridge

tripomatic.com

It has now been renamed to Serging Osmeña Bridge, named after the late Cebuano Senator who conceptualized the idea of connecting mainland Cebu and Mactan Island.

Birhen sa Regla in Opon

Then:

old birhen sa regla

g1d.me | Cebuano Studies Center

This photo is taken in 1910 and shows the old Opon Church, famous for its Virgen de la Regla image.

Now:

pinoychurches.wordpress.com

pinoychurches.wordpress.com

The old church has been torn down and replaced with what you see in the new photo.

Mandaue City Hall

Then:

old mandaue city hall

cebuheritage.com

It’s former name is Mandaue Presidencia.

Now:

mandaue city hall

lexicalcrown.blogspot.com

The Mandaue Presidencia was inaugurated on 12 September 1937 during the incumbency of Cebu Governor Sotero B. Cabahug.

Port of Cebu

Then:

old port of cebu

bisayabulletin.com

Small fishing boats were more prominent back then and the sunset can still be clearly seen.

Now:

port of cebu

Wikipedia

Modernization means more tall buildings to block your view of the sunset.

Manalili Street

Then:

old manalili street cebu

oldphilippinephotos.wordpress.com

Back then, there were horse carriages instead of jeepneys. Curiously, there’s already an electric post in this old photo.

Now:

manalili street cebu

panoramio.com

Now, there are a lot of electric wires here.

University of San Jose – Recoletos

Then:

old university of san jose recoletos

Karaang Sugbo facebook page

The San Nicolas Building of the then Colegio de San Jose – Recoletos (USJ-R) was designed by architects Imelda Borromeo & Mariano Monasque. It was inaugurated on July 25, 1950 by the Augustinian Recollects.

Now:

university of san jose recoletos

agustinosrecoletos.com

USRJ was founded in 1947 by the Order of Augustinian Recollects and was then called Colegio de San Jose – Recoletos. On September 21, 1984, then CSJ-R attained the University Status.

Oh how Cebu has changed throughout the years. How do you think would Cebu change in the next few years?

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