12 Throwback Photos of Cebu You Need to See Today – Part 3

It is easy to get lost in the frenzy of modern day living. With new technological advancements popping out of nowhere almost every day, things can get really hectic and frenzied. Which is exactly why every once in a while, it is important to just slow down, look back, and remember how easy, unhurried, and relaxed things used to be. In this third installment of the Throwback Cebu series, TheCebuano presents twelve more fascinating photographs from our beloved Cebu’s recent past.

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.

Plaza Independencia

Remember when Plaza Independencia underwent a massive and quite controversial rehabilitation and beautification?

Giant Leather Shoe

Remember when Carcar City’s gigantic leather shoe was unveiled to the public for the very first time?

Cebu City Skyline

Remember when Cebu City’s skyline was this ‘quiet’ and the only thing we were excited about was the Crown Regency tower?

Crown Regency

Remember when Cebu’s tallest hotel tower was still being completed and we all couldn’t wait for it to be finished?

Super Metro Basak

Remember when Super Metro decided to build a new branch in Basak?

Boljoon Belfry

Remember when the town church of Boljoon still had its old dilapidated bell tower?

Oslob Cuartel

Remember when Oslob’s ‘Cuartel’ looked like this?

Cebu Midtown Hotel

Remember when the Summit Circle Hotel in Fuente Osmeña was still called the Cebu Midtown Hotel?

Cebu Plaza Hotel

Remember when Cebu Plaza Hotel (now Marco Polo Plaza Hotel) was still the only high-rise in the highlands of Cebu City?

Skyrise 1

Remember when there was only one Skyrise building at the Cebu IT Park?

Cansaga Bay Bridge

Remember when then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo arrived in Cebu for the inauguration of the Cansaga Bay Bridge?


Remember when there was a move to break Cebu into four different separate provinces?

Which of these Cebu scenes do you remember the most? Let us know in the comments below!

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10 Things We Miss About the “Old” Cebu

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2 Responses

  1. Ina says:

    That moment in IT Park nga Hawan pa jud kaayo! Hehe.. thanks for this Ley! GREAT POST as always..

    Nanay Kikay

  1. June 14, 2019

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