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Balikbayan Day, January 13

CEBU, Philippines — This year’s celebration of the Fiesta Señor is extra special at Mandani Bay. Cebu’s transformative lifestyle destination, rolls out the red carpet for its “Balikbayan Day” tomorrow, Saturday, January 13, at the Mandani Bay Show Gallery along F. E. Zuellig Avenue, Mandaue City.

Drumrolls and the Sinulog beats lead guests to the Show Gallery from 2 p.m. to sundown.  Balikbayans will be treated to the traditional Sinulog street dance, a buffet of native delicacies and the scrumptious Cebu lechon.

The annual Fiesta Señor and Sinulog celebration draw as much as two million, including tourists and balikbayans into the streets of Cebu for the foot procession in honor of the Holy Child and the grand street parade on the third Sunday of January.

The religious side of the Sinulog celebration includes a fluvial procession and a reenactment of the baptism of the native chieftain Rajah Humabon and his wife, Hara Humamay into the Christian faith. The festivities center on the Señor Santo Niño, whose miraculous image was brought by the Spaniards to the Philippines in 1521.

For this year’s fluvial celebration, Mandani Bay hosts its buyers for an unrestricted view of the galleon bearing the Santo Niño, and accompanying seacraft, passing through the Mactan Channel, along which the promising community is being built.

Mandani Bay is Cebu’s most promising development.  With a 500-meter water frontage facing the Mactan Channel, this world-class 20-hectare development has a stunning view of the coast and encompassing cityscape.

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Built around a lifestyle of connectivity, this premium mixed-use community hosts a series of expansive podium blocks interconnected by footbridges. Residential towers rise from each of the podiums’ amenity roof decks, while street front retail thrives along the wide boulevards.

At the base, the buildings are also connected by a system of exclusive parking spaces weaving throughout the property. For strolling aboveground or driving and parking underground, Mandani Bay provides complete convenience allowing time for loftier pursuits.

At the heart of Mandani Bay is the Green Promenade, a wide tree-lined avenue that cuts through the center of the property, lending the environment a refreshing spirit that encourages an active lifestyle among residents.  The Boardwalk enables relaxation, evening walks and lounging to a spectacular view of the Mactan Channel.

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