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How wonderful did Cebu look like before its modernization?
These vintage photos are proof of Old Cebu’s glory:
Then:bisayabulletin.com | Dr. Mamerto Escano | Fred Umabong
These vehicles are called .
Now:Cebu Daily News
Different kinds of vehicles now flock the street.
Then:Kabilin facebook page
Colloquially called ‘First Bridge’, the was inaugurated on July 4, 1971.
It has now been renamed to, named after the late Cebuano Senator who conceptualized the idea of connecting mainland Cebu and Mactan Island.
Then: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.
The old church has been and replaced with what you see in the new photo.
It’s former name is Mandaue Presidencia.
The was inaugurated on 12 September 1937 during the incumbency of Cebu Governor Sotero B. Cabahug.
Small fishing boats were more prominent back then and the sunset can still be clearly seen.
Modernization means more tall buildings to block your view of the sunset.
Back then, there were horse carriages instead of jeepneys. Curiously, there’s already an electric post in this old photo.
Now, there are a lot of electric wires here.
Then:Karaang Sugbo facebook page
The 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.
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.