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Carcar City, Cebu



Interesting places in Carcar City, Cebu:
Carcar city proper   Carcar City Public Market
Awayan, Carcar  


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| Carcar 2nd Motocross Challenge 2008 |

| Carcar 2nd Motocross Challenge 2008 |
Made by CampsG
Philippines pride, Glenn Aguilar lifted high during the 2nd Motocross Challenge held in Carcar last 23-Nov-2008. His Profile His love of the sport started with BMX when he was in the elementary. Eventually, when he was 17 years old, motocross became his interest. In 1992, he competed in the Novice Category instead of the usual Beginner’s Category and became the Champion of that season. Following that year, he advanced to the Intermediate Category which he also became the Champion. After one season in the Intermediate Category, he joined the big league, the Expert Category. Surprisingly, as a neophyte on that Category, he won the 125cc Championship. As a serious professional rider, he enrolled in Jim Holley Motocross School in December 1995 for two months to train with the U.S. veteran rider. Glenn is known as the 1st Filipino and 1st Asian Motocross Champion (2004), 1st Filipino Motocross Racer to become an Asian Supercross Champion (2003) and the only Filipino to have won an FIM Asia-Pacific Championship. Also, he is the most popular rider when it comes to daring aerial stunts. He is 7 times Philippine Sportswriter Association (PSA) Awardee and 2 times Golden Wheel Awardee for Motor Sports. At present, he holds 11 times 125cc National Championships and 11 times 250cc National Championships. [Photo Archived] November 2008

Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria (Carcar Church)

Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria (Carcar Church)
Made by dbgg1979
This church, known as St. Catherine Church, was named after the town's patron saint, St. Catherine of Alexandria, in whose honor the people of Carcar celebrate the yearly fiesta every 25th of November. St. Catherine's Church is the second oldest church in Cebu. Fr. Antonio Maglano, the parish priest of Carcar at the time, started building the church in 1859. However, it took six years before it was finished. Another priest, Fr. Manuel Fernandez took the credit for the present design of the church, admired for its byzantine architecture, Greco-Roman altar, and twin- bell towers having a minaret shape similar to Muslim mosques. Like most old Spanish churches in the Philippines, the St. Catherine's Church is fronted by the town plaza, a well-maintained place for community gathering, celebration and other social functions. Notes 15 AEB HDRI www.pointandshoot.asia / www.dbgg1979.com

pukpok

pukpok
Made by Farl
In the 1980s, an heir who lived in the Balay na Tisa in Carcar, ran into financial trouble, and allegedly sold almost all of the antique appointments. After the house was recovered by other family members, they tried to slowly, painstakingly and silently, buy back their lost heirlooms. No amount of money and influence could recover all the losses but over time, the heirs succeeded in populating the house with vintage, reproduction and antique furnishings, with some recovered originals. Today, not only are the interiors impeccably restored, the decorations are tasteful and unmistakably classy, leaving us with our mouths all agape. at the Balay na Tisa (the Osmeña-Valencia Ancestral home), Sta Catalina St, Carcar City, Cebu, the Philippines more stories and photos from Old Carcar at www.colloidfarl.blogspot.com/

bucarillo

bucarillo
Made by Farl
Imagine wonderfully colored coconut strips in crystallized white sugar. Carcar has lots of bucarillo makers but unfortunately, most of the packs being sold in the local market are on the tough side. The best bucarillo can only be had by special order from the original bucarillo maker in the photocopy shop behind the Carcar City Hall. One piece is about P5 each, quite a sum versus the regular pack of six at P10 something sold publicly. But what a heady difference! Boasting of only the most tender slivers of young coconut (butong in Cebuano) tinted in the slightest shade of pink or green, this special bucarillo rolls and melts in your mouth. I still am trying to obtain the contact details of the maker. I will definitely publish the trail someday. Carcar City, Cebu, the Philippines blogged in sugar rush in Cebu, part 2

halad

halad
Made by Farl
The Festival started around 4:30PM as the four carros featuring tableaux of St Catherine were brought to the Church. The dancers who lined up Sta Catalina St performed a specially choreographed dance while the cortege passed by them. The choice of Sta Catalina Street was obvious. The thoroughfare was the it address during the Hispanic times, as it directly leads to the Church up on the hill. It still hosts most of the 19th century manors. Picturesque would be an appropriate description. at Sta Catalina St, Carcar City, Cebu, the Philippines more on the Festival of Lights at www.colloidfarl.blogspot.com/

hudyaka

hudyaka
Made by Farl
The procession started at about 6PM, when it was already dark, so the hundreds of followers had to use candles for illumination. By 6:45PM, just when we could distinctly hear the rumbling of the brass band leading the procession the dancers who lined up along the road started to dance. Holding hand torches and wearing salakot or conical leaf hats fitted with a kerosene lamp, they were illuminating the road with a drama of fluttering lights. A spectacle was unfolding. at the Balay na Tisa, Sta Catalina St, Carcar City, Cebu, the Philippines more on the Festival of Lights at www.colloidfarl.blogspot.com/

prosesyon

prosesyon
Made by Farl
I am not good in estimating crowds but let’s say it took about 10 minutes for the 4 carrozas and the people to pass by us, without interruption. All throughout the parade, the dancers swayed and danced in place at the side of the road. Just when I finally found a good time to compose a long exposure shot of the candlelight procession, a videographer appeared and stayed in the middle of the road. It is times like this when it pays to have sense of humor! at the Balay na Tisa, Sta Catalina St, Carcar City, Cebu, the Philippines more on the Festival of Lights at www.colloidfarl.blogspot.com/

dilaab

dilaab
Made by Farl
The essence of fiesta is faith so I always would try to capture prayer in its communal and personal form, whether of people jostling inside the church or of visitors offering candles, oftentimes accompanied by the now-famous sinulog dance. I chose to represent the solemn part of the fiesta celebration with a closeup shot of a hand offering candles outside the church. Petitions here are often said in silence. at the grounds of St Catherine of Alexandria Church, Carcar City, Cebu, the Philippines more stories and photos from Old Carcar at www.colloidfarl.blogspot.com/

St Catherine's Church

St Catherine's Church
Made by Farl
It was about 45 minutes before the 5PM service but the church was slowly stirring into life. Pace is basically slow in old and faraway towns of Cebu but it still is surprising that people were already starting to fill up the church that early. The church was built in 1860 and completed in 1879. Basically Greek-Tuscany in style, its byzantine in architecture features a Greco-Roman Altar and Corinthian columns. the Church of St Catherine of Alexandria, Carcar, South Cebu, the Philippines more pics and journeys in colloidfarl.blogspot.com/

cherub

cherub
Made by Farl
Now grownup, I agree that convenience takes precedence. Depending on your budget, one can go simple or ostentatious. Ornamentation can literally be overwhelming, especially that in most Filipino households, decorations are recycled year in and out so the collections piles up. It still gives me some serious sense of guilt to throw away decorations that have seen better days. at the Balay na Tisa, Carcar City, Cebu, the Philippines more of my Christmas nostalgia at www.colloidfarl.blogspot.com/

Corazon

Corazon
Made by Farl
Today, December 8, is the celebration of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, one of the biggest Marian holidays in the Catholic world. Even up to now, Catholic schools in the Philippines would declare this day as a holiday. Too bad for the students that this year, the celebration falls on a Saturday – they would not get to have a free leisure day. in the Noel Ancestral house, Carcar City, Cebu, the Philipopines featured in Maria, selected photographs at www.colloidfarl.blogspot.com/

petition

petition
Made by Farl
Churches are approachable. They are open. Perhaps in the Philippines, for people at a certain age, the church is the place which is most frequented aside from the home and the public market or if in the cities, the mall. Mostly, people go by their business, occasionally acknowledging acquaintances, sharing some hushed story, or perhaps get lost in their own prayers. at the Church of St Catherine of Alexandria, Carcar, South Cebu, the Philippines more pics and journeys in colloidfarl.blogspot.com/

Stopping by CarCar

Stopping by CarCar
Made by Storm Crypt
I've never been here before. Today I was alone, driving the stretch of Cebu's south national highway. The traffic jam at the town(now a city) of Carcar was monstrous. Now that this place is a city -- it should be worse. Always the failure of urban development. And this day, it was the worst I've seen. I was not running after time, and I was alone. It wouldn't hurt to make a little stop near the church plaza where some interestingly old looking houses stood. CarCar City Cebu, Philippines

[ Balay na Tisa @ Night ]

[ Balay na Tisa @ Night ]
Made by CampsG
This is the Balay na Tisa at night which was heavily lighted during the Festival of Lights in Carcar City and is also Carcaranon's festivity to their patron, St. Catherine of Alexandria (Sta. Catalina). The beauty of the ancestral house showed up even at night time. Shutter: bulb Picture Taken: Balay na Tisa Carcar City, Cebu - Philippines [Photo Archive] November 2007 Camera: Canon EOS30D + EF-S 17-86mm IS USM

| Kabkaban Festival Queen 2008 |

| Kabkaban Festival Queen 2008 |
Made by CampsG
Carcar celebrates the Kabkaban Festival 2008. The festival is not just a religious fanfare in honor of the town’s patroness, St. Catherine of Alexandria, but a cultural catalogue of the town’s historical periods and industry like shoemaking, as well as their arts that is showcased through street dancing and parade... Source: www.gov.ph/ [Photo Archived] November 2008

Rough Road

Rough Road
Made by awh_tokyo
It's hard to tell from this photo, but this was a horrible bumpy road made of loosely packed dirt and gravel, with big ruts and steep hills. Certainly not what the tires on my little bike were made for, and in fact there should have been a warning sign: Caution: Males riding small-wheeled and narrow-seated motorcycles on this road may become sterile

Carcar Shoe Expo

Carcar Shoe Expo
Made by doctian
The town of Carcar is also well known for the beautiful and fine quality shoes and sandals they produce. You can even go there and have a customized pair of shoe made for you at prices a lot cheaper than getting them in the city. For their Fiesta, the town built this giant shoe to celebrate the craftsmanship of the town.

[ Fireworks ]

[ Fireworks ]
Made by CampsG
A fireworks display during the Festival of Lights in Carcar City. The ray of lights below the fireworks are the performers of the event. Shutter: bulb Picture Taken: Balay na Tisa Carcar City, Cebu - Philippines [Photo Archive] November 2007 Camera: Canon EOS30D + EF-S 17-86mm IS USM

Hassle, Bustle and Sell

Hassle, Bustle and Sell
Made by allansoul
These men go into commuter buses in almost every stop to sell their goods, like the yummy Chicharon or simply a cold bottle of water. Sometimes you get irked because they force their way in the aisle and often rub their asses on your shoulders. But to think of it, they hassle and bustle to sell and survive.

[Faces of Kabkaban Festival]

[Faces of Kabkaban Festival]
Made by CampsG
Faces of Kabkaban Festival City of Carcar celebrates Kabkaban Festival (25-Nov-2007), in honor of thie patron, St. Catherine of Alexandria. Location: City of Carcar, Cebu - Philippines [Photo Archive] November 2007 Camera: Canon EOS30D + EF-S 17-85mm IS USM



Nearest places of interest:

Barili, Cebu
Sibonga, Cebu
Carcar city proper
Awayan, Carcar
  Barangay Balud
San Fernando, Cebu
Aloguinsan, Cebu
Aloguinsan town proper

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