Just a one-and-a-half-hour to two-hour drive from the center of Cebu, you can reach the town of Dumanjug: a town popularized by its Inasal Bisayang Manok (native fried chicken).
St Francis of Assisi Parish Church is a great place to explore if you are an avid historian or any sort of profession interested in antiques or historical sights. The church is built in 1854 with coral stones, lime stones, black hard wood among other materials available by then.
Across the church is wide Dinisio A. Jakosalem Plaza. The park was named in honor of the Dumanjuganon first governor of Cebu Don Dinisio A. Jakosalem. It is said to be the Cuartel of the Americans during the Spanish-American War. But now, it serves as the playground for kids and a good picnic venue for family and lovers. Surrounding the park are food stalls which offer a variety of Filipino foods one of which is the best-selling halo-halo at fifty pesos only. Just a walk nearer from the stalls is the market which sells native products at their lowest prices.
Near the Dumanjug Central School is the Olympic Size Swimming Pool an 8 lane 50 meters long pool, where various swimming competitions were held. This encourages the children to train and compete on the local level as the local government hired a swimming instructor for the local kids. And presently local kids starts to shine in some swimming competitions at the school level.
You’ve never been to Dumanjug if you haven’t tried the Inasal na Bisayang Manok which comes at only one hundred twenty pesos. A native fried chicken dish that instead of bamboo stick, uses a branch of coconut as a stick, instead of rotating you only have to flip the stick and instead of seasoning it before frying, you have to the reverse. Much different than the usual but much tastier and distinct than the ordinary fried chicken you have at home. This is even considered to be the best sadness reliever of the locals.
The town to conceptualize a festival now known to be the Sinanggiyaw Festival. The name Sinanggi-yaw is taken from two old Cebuano words, Sinanggi meaning abundance of harvested agricultural products of our farmers and Sayaw meaning dance. Through street dancing and field presentation, performers shall dance merrily bringing all the Sinanggi-performance focused on three aspects: planting, harvesting and thanksgiving. The Sinanggiayaw is held on the 4th of October in the town of Dumanjug, province of Cebu.