When in Argao, don’t fail to make a side trip to Bugasok Falls. Bugasok can be reached by walking upriver along forested cliffs and solid boulders. View photos or read more about this national treasure.
Sogod Mayor Vice Mayor Lissa Marie Durano, who is acting mayor, sees a lot of potential in her town. She is working hard to transform her municipality into a prime tourist destination in Cebu, aided in part by the popular Alegre Beach Resort and other town attractions.
Learn more about the town in the Cebu Directory feature on Sogod.
Step into the old walled complex in Argao town and be transported to a time in history when friars ruled the land. Learn how to go around this progressive second-class municipality that offers free wi-fi connectivity at the town plaza. Avail of the many tours to nature and heritage sites offered for minimal cost by the Argao Tourism Commission.
Visit the Cebu Directory feature on Argao.
Sogod’s first Panagsogod Festival, aptly carrying the slogan “Ang Sinugdanan (The beginning),” culminated on July 25 with street dancing and a fiesta banquet at the Municipal Hall.
This year, Argao is undertaking a series of activities in line with its 400th Charter Day celebration. The town presents a progressive face, with free wi-fi at the Municipal Hall and other technology innovations, as it commemmorates 400 years of township. Watch videos, go over photos, and read interesting tidbits about this second-class municipality in the Cebu Directory feature on Argao.
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Patrons drive 60 kilometers from Cebu City to eat at couple Jürgen and Chuchi Männchen’s Borussia Restaurant in the northern town of Sogod and that speaks a lot about the quality of food served there.
Asked about some of their diners, Chuchi mentions Tourism Secretary Ace Durano, his brother Representative Red Durano, and their father Danao Mayor Ramonito Durano III as among those who have eaten at Borussia.
He is so kind, Chuchi says of Ace, and adds it was a surprise to her that his and Red’s wives were twins.
Former governor Lito Osmeña had dropped in at the Männchen’s restaurant in Sogod as well, and countless others who have by word of mouth heard about German Jürgen’s culinary expertise.
Borussia’s visitors have one thing in common: they all want to sample restaurant bestsellers—like the beef roll served with red cabbage and mashed potato, goulash, and fricadelli (meat balls).
The restaurant is also becoming known for its breads and cakes, courtesy of master baker Jürgen, who started his baking career in Germany in 1961, when he was only 14 years old.
Jürgen bakes a wide selection, including pan de sal, French bread, rustica or dark whole bread, and spelt for the health conscious.
Although their breads are baked in Sogod, Chuchi says they deliver to some restaurants and private homes in Cebu City or arrange drop-off points for other customers.
The Männchens started their restaurant business while they were still in Germany and they have been at it for 30 years.
With their children grown up and the cold taking a toll on their health, the Männchens decided to live in Cebu, Chuchi’s home.
Their Borussia Restaurant first opened in Cebu City in 1998, until it moved to Sogod.
At Borussia Restaurant, diners, among them foreigners and others coming from as far as Ormoc City, can expect personalized service from Chuchi and Jürgen. They feel at home in Borussia because the restaurant is located right inside the couple’s home.
The restaurant is named Borussia, Chuchi says, after the couple’s favorite football team in Germany — the Borussia Mönchengladbach.
The Männchens had lived in Mönchengladbach for over 20 years.
Chuchi explains that Borussia is a goddess of fortune and it is annexed to many names of sports teams to bring luck, and adds that the name symbolizes influence and power in German history.
Interested in dining at Borussia? Contact the Mannchens at email@example.com or call them at (032) 5162463 or (0917)3293753 for reservations.