12 Throwback Photos of Cebu You Need to See Today – Part 2

Cebu is now considered one of the busiest and most progressive metropolitan areas in the Philippines. And with all the developments we see in the metro these days, it is easy to forget just how quick things can change and be forgotten. In this second part of the series, TheCebuano presents twelve more very special photographs from the recent past.

Let’s take a look at how things were back in the day and see how much we’ve changed as a city, as a province, and as a people.

Remember when a huge blaze completely destroyed downtown Cebu’s Gaisano South?


Remember when the Cebu IT Park tore down The Village (which later became The Walk)?


Remember when the old warehouses (now Senior Citizens Park) behind the City Hall were torn down?

Remember when a portion of Gaisano Country Mall’s staircase collapsed due to a strong earthquake?

Remember when Consolacion’s Fooda was still in the early phases of construction?

Remember when Cebu’s tallest building was still the Crown Regency Hotel tower?

Remember how Cordova looked like before Lantaw Floating Restaurant opened?

Remember when La Nueva Supermarket still occupied McDonald’s current location at Plaza Sugbu?

Remember when the Capitol Square complex across McDonalds’ Escario was still a huge house with red roof?

Remember when FilInvest’s lot at the South Road Properties was still this empty?

Remember when this heritage structure still stood on the lot now occupied by E-Mall’s expansion wing?

Remember how the South Road Properties looked like before SM Seaside City Cebu came?

Which of these photographs do you remember? Let us know in the comments below!

Check out Part 1 HERE

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  1. Forest Kuca says:

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

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