Cebu, being a home of forests which are found in the distant southern and northern parts of the province, is a dwelling of different species of insects and birds. One bird which is endemic or only found in Cebu is the Black Shama (Copsychus cebuensis). Sadly, however, due to the changes in time and the development of the province that have damaged the forests, these birds are now endangered species.
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The Black Shama is often referred to as Siloy although it is more appropriately called the “siloy itom” since there are a lot of birds from Shama family that are referred to as siloy in the Cebuano dialect and may not be necessarily the ones endemic to Cebu.
Carcar, Cebu is known for a lot of things from having the most gifted artists in the nation, along with having the best delicacies ever to reach your taste buds. You may know it for its amazing chicarons (pork rines) but it is also known for its sweet, sweet ampao. Of course, I bet Rachael Ray would choke into guessing as to how this delicacy is made. (more…)
It’s a great feeling whenever you see all those cute little puppies cuddling each other at the comfort of your home. Well, I certainly would like to have those adorable terriers, Japanese spitz’s, Dachshunds or that tiny pug. Other than those cuddly doggies; kitties, lovebirds, guinea pigs, rabbits, aquatic creatures and hamsters are just some Cebu pets available in the metropolis. (more…)
One of the least well known historical sites of Cebu would be Fort San Pedro located in the Pier Area. Though it doesn’t get as much promotion as the Magellan’s church or Sto. Nino church, it is still a place you can visit to learn more about the history of Cebu. (more…)