nice heads up goyo….also, in one of the pics you posted, 6th picture (tricycle), though we, cebuanos innovated it by using bicycle with a side car, and call it as TriSIKAD – sikad denotes the use of foot by pedalling.
Kris, husto ka! Yes, I was sitting in the US staring akong pc, tanaw sa “My Cebu Photo Blog” by Leyander. Damgo, damgo sa Cebu. Now I am here and it is absolutely wonderful! Gusto kaayo ko sa Cebu. Thank you again Leylander.
t2 goyo…papa told me 2 tell u that you should check out the firing ranges in mactan b4 u come back to tate. at plantation bay, tambuli or mactan shooting club, you can shoot 20 rounds from a fully automatic ak-47 for P2000.
hi goyo! thanks for posting good picture about my hometown danao city, cebu… while looking the picture and the captions i feel crying and missing my place more and more.. i miss danao there no place like danao for me i born and grew up there particulary in guinsay where Ramon Durano SR, the father of danao buried…
im here now in Toronto Canada in a western world big buildings, more progressive and high tech but for me i still miss riding multicab, tricycle and the market there! danao is getting progressive each day, i think u been in our new terminal, new Civic Center and we have small mall there also the Gaisano… i miss my home, i miss danao so much! thanks goyo for visiting my hometown…
Hi Lyn, I am from Sabang, Danao. My name is Boyito and I am practically new here in Virginia, USA. I keep on looking for friends from Danao, I happened to meet a couple in the grocery store but I lost their contacts. Do you still speak Cebuano? Although I left Danao after my high school in 1987, went o Bacolod to study, settled in Manila and moved here USA last year. I keep on visiting Danao when I was still in Pinas because my parents and relatives live there. After seeing the pics and reading your comments I started to miss Danao and the reason for this reply.
I was able to track you down via Google.com.
I am just keeping in touch. I am one of your classmates from the CICM Novitiate in Taytay Rizal.
My family currenlty resides in Vancouver, Canada. Send me an e- mail for kumustahan. Blessings to you and your family.
Laureto and family
By: Laureto P. Jr. on November 26, 2009 at 9:52 pm
Hi Lynn. Yes, I can relate. I didn’t grow up there and I was just there a few weeks ago but mingaw kaayo sa Cebu. I was very impressed with Danao. Nice, calm city. Very clean and the people are so friendly. Not only that but there is a lot less snow in Danao than in Toronto. :-)
danao has improved a lot.it is evident with the city’s infrastructures.however, gaisano mall danao is quite disappointing.So dirty,there are so many cockroaches crawling everywhere.. the scene is so yacky especially in the chiller area of the mall.
goyo, thanks a lot for posting some pictures and awesome comments in my beloved hometown. But you failed to visit the burial place of “Father of Danao” you can also see there the image of different pope and you failed to visit a place wherein a “Paltik” or “Gun” is made, that’s make Danao most popular in a whole country….perhaps in a whole entire earth….
Salamat gyud kaayo sa pag post sa mga place sa danao… our place is really awesome place and peaceful, although there are lot of fraternity here but it remain peaceful… low crime rate in all time….
if theres quistions about danao.i love to share to all what ive know;danao is a quit place,u can feell the nature;and people in danao is verry helpfull and very nice person and true;u like it promise….
i’d like to visit danao,,my grandmother place.im trying to search her relatives/family that even their names i dont know..she’s old now and i want her to bring her back from where she was born(danao)/gave birth to my father..as my grandmother told me she left cebu and bring my father 3yrs old that time when my grandfather died and his family want to get my father as to continue whats my grandfather business left, granny decided to raised him alone here in manila.. and this time at her age, i want her to meet again her long lost family, my father’s ancestral and for us to recognize too..
gonzales family for my grandmother
chuan family for my grandfather
seem’s only happen in telenovena or movies but in real life too!
is danao a big city? seeing the pictures alone tells that my grandmoms hometown is a wonderful place.
Danao City is not a big city. It’s a small, intimate city sitting alongside the ocean just north of Cebu City. It’s a very nice and pleasant place. It seems very calm there and the people are so nice. A beautiful city really. I was really impressed with Danao.
hey grassie, amm i happen to be the son of the secretary to the mayor of danao city, i know some gonzales’ and the husband of my tita is actually having a gonzales middle name so maybe i could help… email me.
By: jaive joseph roble on November 22, 2009 at 7:27 pm
Hi Goyo, you make me homesick, but its oky Im going home in a couple months.I born and grow up there little town of MANTIJA, now Im in Washington State.I use to work in CEBU MITSUMI I was there for five and half years. Thank you.
The photos are wonderful and I started to miss the place where I was born and grown up. It is better that you have not shown in the photos the fresh seafood sold inside the public market of Danao. Or else, I will be tempted to have an early home vacation and go straight to the market to buy, tihi-tihi, imbaw, bakasi and dangkit. I can’t find those here in Virginia and Washington DC markets nor in some Filipino stores around the area.
Hi, I will be traveling to the philippines for the very first time and will be traveling to danao city, To meet my girlfrend, who i we met some months ago on a internet site, Many people who i have also chatted with on that site , Have told me not to travel there because its very dangerous for tourist, Many guns and drugs there, I am very worried, Any feed up on that plzz,
Also are there any beautiful beaches there to swim ?
Atila it certainly wasn’t dangerous for me. I loved the city. Beautiful place with the ocean as your doorstep and the mountains in your backyard. It seemed so calm and peaceful there. Just exercise the same amount of caution you would in your own home town. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how nice it is. Nindot (Nice).
By the way, I found this tip about Intosan on Leylander’s “My Cebu Photo Blog”. If you haven’t checked it out yet please do so. It’s a quality site run by a quality photo blogger. http://mycebuphotoblog.wordpress.com/
Thank you for the pictures of my hometown, Danao City. I am residing now in Bellingham, WA USA. I missed Danao. My husband and I used to visit our home there in barangay Sabang every winter but now I’m working it is difficult to visit every year so we do it every other year. My brother is a teacher there in Guinsay (Durano school for the scholar students). Last year we were there for vacation from 9/28 to 10/28 2009. What year did you visit Danao?
By: Maria Plenos Reynolds on June 4, 2010 at 11:49 am
Don’t know who told you that Danao is dangerous for foreigners, but they are totally wrong. I am an American from New Jersey, and I lived in Cebu City for about 1.5 yrs and then moved to Danao City for a year in Nov 2006. Back in the states now but I have a 3 yr old daughter and wife living in Danao now. I never had a problem there and found the people to be very friendly. I seldom would see other foreigners in Danao. There is one very nice and clean hotel there on the ocean side of the highway coming from the south, just past Mitsumi, the largest employer in the area. It is more like a motel in the USA, but very clean and afordable and it has 2 nice swimming pools and a restaurant near the ocean. Prices are very reasonable. Unfortunately, I can’t remember the name of it. It is a nice quiet town to live in but small and not much to do there for tourists. If you are going there as a tourist, one or two days is enough time to see what sites are there. I miss Danao and plan to return there permanently in the next 2 years.
Maayong adlaw kaninyong tanan dinhi sa Danao city,Cebu.Ang akong mga familia karon ana-a sa Carcar city.Sa unang vacation ko dinhi nalibot ko ang province of Cebu ug dako na ka-ayo ang progresso sa maong siudad sa Danao tungod ba sa ma-ayong pagdumala sa pamahala-an ug sa kabu-otan usab sa mga Durano nga ma-oy nagdumala sa ka-unlaran sa ma-ong siudad. Now I would like to live here in Danao city as one of a foriegn pensioners in the city. I like to be a Durano not Duran ( add- O )I”ll be coming back of another vacation here these year 2010 and Thanks to the good honest government of Danao city.
It was a wonderful day when we passed over Danao city a cleaness place in the countryside area down to the beautiful beaches white sand with the clean blue water and breezing cottages around. I had predicted the most religious binding hospitality with the blessing of god gives the Danao city more an endless progress to all the people in the community. I am here in California, looking forward for my next vacation in July 2010 here in Carcar city,Cebu where my relatives are there. I love to see Danao city of beautiful faces.
This blog started with my most recent trip to the Philippines, specifically the islands of Cebu and Negros. I will share with you the splendors and wonders of Republika ng Piliapinas (RP) as well as the love for and from her many peoples. I hope you will enjoy my adventures and misadventures as well as the fotos that I upload here. Perhaps you will also be motivated to visit and enjoy the 7,107 islands that are the RP.
By the way, that foto at the top of the page is of a beach in Santa Fe, Bantayan on the island of Cebu. Beautiful, is it not?