Cebu City has for some reason or another an open gate for paranormal experiences for myself; this is the second experience I encountered since the fall of 2016. See "Dragging on the ceiling" for previous experience on this site.
It was on November 15, 2017, that I checked into the Alicia Apartelle with my companion and guide, whom I will call Lydia. This is a 3 year-old building that acts as a hotel or apartment for students attending schools nearby. It is basically one room that encompasses a bedroom/dining area/ and kitchen all within a small 'L' shaped enclosure. The bathroom, with shower is next to the bedroom.
As far as paranormal activities, not much happened until December 4th. That's when I sat down at the small table to have supper. Lydia had just prepared several pieces of chicken and left it on the table. As I looked at the chicken that was fried, to the left of me, the plate started to move towards the center of the table. I thought, "Mmmm, strange, I'll remove the chicken to see if it repeats that". Before, doing that, I took the chicken and placed it on my large plate. I also checked to see if the plate (that held the chicken) was wet, or hot to cause any hovering effect, it was not. About 4 to 5 minutes later the same plate moved again! I summoned Lydia, "Come look at this... Just sit here a moment and watch". She did, and 2 minutes later the dish made another move! She then said she had something to tell me. "Oh great, I thought what is wrong now?". She proceeded to tell me that earlier that morning, while I was asleep, several objects flew off the table, below the television set; a sign that told the guest "No Smoking Allowed", and a menu, outlining what a person can order for breakfast. I believe it even cracked the "No Smoking" sign that was encased in a plastic holder. Another sign tipped over on the table. The signs that flew off the table made a 12 to 14 inch leap! This was no small feat! No droughts of wind were apparent, because the windows were closed, so were the curtains. The time was apparently 1:30 am of December 4th.
The following night at the same time 1:30 am December 5th. While I was on the computer and Lydia next to me, we noticed the drawer of the same table opened fully on its own! So we closed it and a minute later the drawer opened again!
We reported the happenings to the front-desk clerk and asked if anything of this nature had happened before. She said no, but told me about 4 days before the whole building was 'Blessed'. She also asked if we wanted to change rooms. I assured her that was not necessary, we are 'brave souls' as I chuckled under my breath.
Another interesting aspect to this story is that we stayed on room 518. There is no 4th floor, as some Asians, especially Chinese believe 4 means 'death' so they skipped calling that, the 4th floor and changed it to 5th. Theoretically, we were staying at 418, and if you believe in numbers 4+1+8= 13 or 1+3=4; so the room designated death!
We stayed there for another week before leaving to Manila where everything returned to normal.