- For the Nationalistic: Independence Day Parade
MARCH ON! MARCH ON! Or just walk - walk your heart out and show off that pride inside. It’s that one day in the year when you can bring all that I-love-the-Philippines swag without people looking at you like you’re some kind of nut. The parade starts at 1:00 pm at Fuente Osmeña. Study the route and make sure you know how to get there, since several roads and jeepney routes will be affected.
- For the Cultured Kool Kids: Philippine Terno and Barong Exhibit
Is fashion your passion? Mix it with Filipino pride and enjoy the exhibit of our different national costumes, with a unique locally-designed twist. Featuring the creations of celebrated Cebuano designers, Cary Santiago, Philip Rodriguez, Philipp Tampus, Lord Maturan, Mel Maria & Hans Coquilla. The exhibit was launched last Monday, June 8, and will end this Friday at the Northwing Atrium, SM City Cebu.
- For the Health-Conscious: Fun Run for CCMC (Cebu City Medical Center)
Get that blood pumping, ready to attack Independence Day with that rockin’ bod! The Cebu City government is having a fun run to fund the construction of a new building for the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC). Run for a cause and register now! You may also register on the day of the run, so no worries.
- For the Movie-buffs: Handuraw Movie Mondays
June is also LGBT Pride Month so let’s all celebrate freedom in all forms! LGBT-themed films will be screened at the 2nd floor of Handuraw Pizza, Gorordo Avenue every Monday at 7PM. So sit back, relax, enjoy the FREE show and the FREE popcorn! Catch what theme they will be having for next month too.
- For the Music-Minded: Musika Cebu features local bands
Music has always played a great role in culture and history, what better way to celebrate independence than to support our local talents! Musika Cebu will be featuring homegrown bands and artists, namely Wonggoys, Jerika Teodorico, Three Legged Men, Silingan ni Felicity, and Lourdes Maglinte. Everyone, ears up! The gigs will be at Koa Tree House, Lahug from 8PM until midnight. Best of all, entrance is FREE!
- For them Party Peeps: Tanduay Polarity: Rhum, Rock & Rave
If you want a heavier rock’n’roll scene to rave and wave our flag proud, then this event is for you! National artists and DJs will perform at the South Road Properties on June 12, starting 4:00 pm. General fee is at P200 and the VIP tickets are at P500 only. ROCK HARD, and don’t forget to headbang for our heroes!
- For the Shopaholic: Lazada Philippines Independence Day Big Sale-lebration!
Shopping is celebrating, right? The Lazada Philippines Independence Day Big Sale-lebration is offering up to 75% off on selected items. The grand sale started last Tuesday, June 9 and will end on the 14th. We hope that’s enough time for you to go gaga over gadgets, clothes, home appliances, health and beauty products and so much more!
- For the Stressed & Restless: City Staycation
Simply enjoy freedom in the city! Relax and unwind with a weekend voucher from Marco Polo and celebrate all weekend-long with friends and family, or go solo to detox and destress from the daily grind. Not available on June 12 to 14? June 19 to 21 is your last chance to enjoy the promo - Grab it now!
- For that Dream Job: Local and Overseas Job Fair
Make independence day extra special by getting a job on the same day. Care of the Cebu City government, the job fair will be held at the Cebu City Sports Center from 8:00AM - 5:00PM. Get those resumes ready, good luck on your interviews!
- For the Foodie, NO! For Everyone.
We’re sure after all those culturally-crazy activities, you must be starving! Food has always been a huge part of every culture, especially ours, so it's no surprise to see buffets being held in honor of a special day in our country's history.
A Taste of Freedom! at Parklane
Living up to it's slogan as “a hotel in Cebu that stands for Cebu,” Parklane will be having Cebuano dishes alongside the international. Click the link to see the details as well as more of their buffets and promos on their website.
For Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, they will be having “a full spread of Filipino favorites” to satisfy tastebuds of wider palates. Click the link to see their contact details if you want to make a reservation or just inquire.
Harolds Hotel is joining in the festivities, offering the option to enjoy it either at lunch or dinner. Click the link to read their post on their Facebook page to know more details.
How ever you choose to spend the day, make sure you know what and why you are celebrating. Buy a flag and wave it proud, hum or even sing the national anthem while you're at it. And don’t forget to give a shout out to your neighbors, fellowmen, and to the world, a big and loud, “Happy Independence Day!”