Minglanilla - Cebu Province Destinations


It is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines.

Minglanilla is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cebu, located approximately 15 kilometers south of Cebu City. It is also known as the "Sugat Capital" of the south.

The municipality of Minglanilla was once a part of its adjacent town, Naga. According to the church records, the municipality was founded in 1858 by Fr. Fernando Sanchez. The place was formerly called “buat,” a local word for “bulad” or dried fish. Fr. Sanchez later changed the name to Minglanilla, a place in Spain.

Like most municipalities of Cebu, Minglanilla has its church as one of its historical attractions. The Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was built from 1880 to 1886. The church is a Gothic confection with its flame-like arches, painted domes of the bell towers, and spires and flying buttresses blending with the semi-circular arched portals.

The barrio of Tubod, Minglanilla has been blessed by multiple natural cool springs (known as "tubod" in cebuano dialect). People in the area have bathed themselves in the coolness of these springs for many generations. Today, the Tubod Flowing Water Resort boasts of a convenient location with modern amenities in every guestroom and superb service. The place offers air-conditioned rooms, 4 large swimming pools, 2 waterslides, a basketball court, and picnic areas.

Minglanilla has also been famous for its Lenten event called “Sugat” which is celebrated every easter Sunday. “Sugat” in Cebuano means meeting. “Sugat” recalls the resurrection of Jesus Christ as he rose from the dead. A public dance is held at the Church Plaza to witness the re-enactment of the “meeting” of the risen Christ and his mother. The event also burns an effigy of Judas Iscariot, Jesus’ disciple who betrayed him. The Minglanilla “Sugat” has metamorphosed into a day-long festival for the town starting in 2005 and is now called the Kabanhawan Festival.




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Attractions at Minglanilla

Kabanhawan Festival