12 Throwback Photos of Cebu You Need to See Today

With all the activities and developments happening in Cebu these days, it is easy to forget just how fast things can change. Which is exactly why TheCebuano is introducing a new photo series which will showcase some of the things in the recent past that we Cebuanos no longer see and experience today.

Let’s take a look at how things were back in the day and reflect on how far we’ve come as a city, as a province, and as a people.

Remember when Cebu City got its very first electronic billboard?

Remember when Lahug Barangay Captain Mary Ann Delos Santos ran for mayor against Tomas Osmeña?

Remember when Boljoon’s seaside plaza looked like this?

Remember when Sunflower City was the hottest party destination in Cebu?

Remember when Consolacion town didn’t have an SM mall?

Remember when Ayala Center Cebu had a ‘fountain’ behind the activity center?

Remember when there was no Robinsons Cybergate in front of Chong Hua Hospital?

Remember when this stand-alone bowling center was still open in Mabolo?

Remember when Colon still had Plaza Fair Mall?

Remember when Gaisano South in downtown Cebu wasn’t a mall yet?

Remember when this structure was still standing in Barangay Lahug?

Remember when Ayala Center Cebu’s west entrance had these food kiosks?

Stay tuned for Part 2!

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8 Responses

  1. CebuanangDako says:

    Mao ba nang sa Car Wash Mabolo dapit ang Bowling center? Kay abog na kaayo karon tungod anang hinampak na establishment nga ni puli. Free pulbos sa nawng taga buntag

    • bisdak says:

      Stand alone bowling alley was situated in front of Vic Enterprises main office, but before Megalanes the name was Bowlodrome.

  2. Cebuano gamay says:

    Remember sa wla panang heritage sa parian. Ang Rosita’s sa colon, gaw, gazini ug uban pang mga department store. Sa wala pay Cebu business hotel sa jungquera.

  3. bisdak taga lahug says:

    that structure in lahug used to be the residence of manuel torres, if i’m not mistaken.

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