December 16, 2019
Cebu historians tackle story behind Junquera Street in a video
The story behind Gen. Junquera Street will be shed light by Cebu historians in “La Primera Teatro”, an event that remembers the person for whom it was named and who was also the founder of Cebu’s first theater.
In a short video, National Artist Dr. Resil Mojares explains the role of 1893 Spanish Cebu Governor Inocencio Junquera while historian Dr. Jobers Bersales traces how Junquera Street in Cebu City became known as a red light district.
On December 16, 2019, 4:00PM-7:00PM at Hawanan Tres de Abril, Palm Grass Hotel will launch the free admission event, “La Primera Teatro”, a commemoration of the 124th year of the showing of the first play at Teatro Junquera.
Heritage writer and Katipunero descendant Gavin Sanson Bagares will also give a short talk on Governor Inocencio Junquera and his legacy, Teatro Junquera, Cebu’s first and most important theater in the late 19th century.
Community theater Bag-ong Teatro Junquera will stage excerpts from the play, Abtik Pas Kilat.
The video on the Junquera story is created by Hong Kong-based Asia-Pacific Focus Features’ content creator and communications specialist Prospero Laput.
Palm Grass stands strong in the rebranding of Junquera St. endeavor by developing the talents of the youth together with its partners from Cebu universities (University of San Jose-Recoletos, University of the Visayas, University of San Carlos) and the barangays along Gen. Junquera Street namely: Kamagayan, Cogon Ramos, San Antonio, Sta. Cruz, and Kalubihan.
Mary Claire Fernandez
Marketing and Events Associate
Palm Grass The Cebu Heritage Hotel
68 Gen. Junquera St., Brgy. Kalubihan, Cebu City