Tabo sa Banay is the Cebuano version of Divisoria.
When it comes to affordable gift items, the best place to go to is downtown Cebu. The best deals in town can be found in the stores along Colon Street and Osmeña Boulevard. Here, there are a number of stalls which have reasonably priced gift items. Some vendors also offer items at low prices. Collared shirts for example, are sold at PhP99.50 each while a durable pair of flip-flops can go as low as PhP50.
Another place you can visit in the downtown area is Tabo Sa Banay. Located along Balintawak Street, it is the Cebuano’s answer to Divisoria. You can find shirts priced at PhP60 as well as dresses sold at PhP100.
You can reach downtown Cebu by getting on a jeepney headed for Colon Street. You can get off at the jeepney stop near Super Metro Colon
. From here, you can start walking along the road.
The best time to visit downtown Cebu is in the morning. Since most of the stores open at 10:00 AM, you can begin exploring at around 9:00 AM, when vendors start displaying their wares along the sidewalk.
Looking for a gift outside the malls of Cebu will not only allow you to find something unique. It also gives you an excuse to explore the Queen City of the South.
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