Cebu Province, Philippines
List of Municipalities in the Cebu Province within Region VII in the Republic of The Philippines
Alcantara • Alcoy • Alegria • Aloguinsan • Argao • Asturias • Badian • Balamban • Bantayan • Barili • Boljoon • Borbon • Carmen • Catmon • Compostela • Consolacion • Cordova • Daanbantayan • Dalaguete • Dumanjug • Ginatilan • Liloan • Madridejos • Malabuyoc • Medellin • Minglanilla • Moalboal • Oslob • Pilar • Pinamungahan • Poro • Ronda • Samboan • San Fernando • San Francisco • San Remigio • Santa Fe • Santander • Sibonga • Sogod • Tabogon • Tabuelan • Tuburan • Tudela
*Cities in the Province of Cebu: Bogo City • Carcar City • Cebu City • Danao City • Lapu-Lapu City • Mandaue City • Naga City • Talisay City • Toledo City
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Seal of Cebu Province
|Location of The Province of Cebu in The Philippines|
Capitol Building of Cebu Province
Capitol Building of Cebu Province
Aerial View of Metro Cebu: Cebu City top left; Mandaue City Right; Lapu-Lapu bottom left
A monument erected for Magellan in Cebu
Cebu Province, Philippines
The province of Cebu is in Region VII in Central Visayas
- Cebu City is the Capital of Cebu
- Z-Wiki has a webpage for all the municipalities, cities and barangays of Cebu. 1,257 webpages for Cebu! As of May of 2010 no-one else can claim this.
- Sister Province of Sichuan, China
- The province of Cebu has 44 Municipalities, 9 Cities, and 1,203 Barangays: Every barangay in the province of Cebu has an Interactive Webpage of its own.
- Registered Voters as of (2010) = 2,018,719
- Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 2,439,005
- The Official website of the province of Cebu: http://www.cebu.gov.ph/
- Location of Provincial Capitol: Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City, Philippines
Geography of Cebu, Philippines
- Land Area in Hectare 508,844
The topography of Cebu is characterized by narrow coastlines, limestone plateaus, and coastal plains but with predominant rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges traversing the northern and southern lengths of the island. Although Cebu's steep mountains reach over 1,000 meters, the island lacks substantial forest cover. In the towns of Bogo, San Remigio, Medellin and Daan Bantayan at the northern tip of the province, considerable flat tracts of land are found. Of the three biggest islands, Mactan and Bantayan are relatively flat while Camotes is hilly.
Islands of Cebu Province
- Poro Island: There are two municiapalities in Poro Island: Tudela and Poro.
- Pacijan Island: The municipality of San Francisco is in Pacijan island.
- Poro island and Pacijan island are adjacent to each other. Separated only by a narrow water way.
- Tulang Island
Location of Cebu, Philippines
- Cebu is a 1st Class province in Region VII within the Central Visayan Islands.
- Latitude 9°25 and 11°21' north
- Longtitude 123°18' and 124°40' east
- Distance From Capital (Manila) 588 kilometers (365 miles)
Public Transport in Cebu
Getting around Cebu, one may take a colorful jeepney or a bus at a minimal fare. Tricycles (motorcycles with sidecars) are popular in outlaying areas and in the suburbs, quiet notably within Mactan Island. Taxicabs are widely available.
THE history of Cebu goes way beyond 439 years ago when the island became a province at the start of the Spanish colonization.
Long before that, Cebu was already the center of trade of what is now the southern Philippines, dealing with traders from China, Malaysia, Japan, India, Burma and other parts of Asia.
Cebu already had an organized social structure before the Spaniards came--- with small groups headed by a datu who served as leader. A datu governed his community, settled disputes, made decisions, protected his village from enemies, led them into battle, and received labor and tributes from his people. The position being both a political office and a social class, his authority was taken from his lineage, although his power depended on his wealth, the number of subjects and his reputation for physical prowess.
A community ranged from 30 to 100 households grouped as a barangay and was one based mostly on kinship. Aside from the datu, there were free men called timawa and then the olipon. Spanish reports called the role of an olipon as dependent rather than a slave, because of the absence of violence and harshness notable in European slavery.
People in Cebu then were called pintados because men were heavily tattooed. Lavish ornaments such as gold jewelry were used not only by women but also men.
Prior to Spanish colonization there were already permanent townhouse-looking wooden structures where the datus lived. Ordinary people lived in field cottages or balay-balay that were on stilts: hagdan (house ladder) was a common sight, with floors (salog) made of bamboo or wood and roof (atop) made of palm tree shingles.
In 1521 Ferdinand Magellan and his troops arrived in Cebu, were warmly welcomed by Rajah Humabon’s community which converted to Christianity.
But Magellan was not received well at the island of Mactan, where he was slain by the local chieftain, Lapulapu. Cebu remained free until Manuel Lopez de Legazpi arrived in 1566.
It was then the start of the transformation of Cebu’s civilization under the Spanish regime: Catholic churches were built, priests ruled communities alongside civil leaders, watchtowers were scattered along the island to guard against Moro raids.
On the economic and cultural side, fiesta celebrations were embraced, new agricultural products were introduced, royal decrees led to commercial and agricultural expansion and the establishment of elementary schools in every municipality.
From 1872 to 1896, however, extensive propaganda against abuses of Spaniards was done, a sugar crisis ended the agricultural prosperity Cebu province enjoyed and in 1892, sugar barons or hacienderos were forced to declare bankruptcy.
Philippine Revolution began against Spain in 1898, but before the fruits of independence could bloom, the Americans troops arrived, United States sovereignty over the Philippines was declared and in February 7, 1900 , the Filipino-American war broke.
The rest of Cebu ’s history was then tied to events in the country and the rest of the world: World War 11, Japanese occupation, postwar reconstruction, Philippine independence, then the declaration of Martial Law, and so forth.
But amid all these events, history has witnessed the valiant spirit of the Cebuanos--- principled and resilient, exercising hard work and high standards of morality and professionalism that have since made Cebu a cut above the rest.
- article form the government of Cebu Province
People of Cebu, Philippines
Per data gathered by the Statistics Office as of May 1, 2000, Cebu has a population of about 3,356,137 with the city proper accounting for 718,821. Being the second largest metropolitan area in the country after Manila, migrant workers from neighboring islands in Visayas contribute immensely to the working population.
Cebuano is the native tongue. While Filipino is commonly understood and spoken, the English language is widely used in business transactions and educations.
- Elected officials of Cebu for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor of Cebu: DAVIDE, HILARIO III - LIBERAL PARTY
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Cebu: MAGPALE, AGNES - LIBERAL PARTY
- Provincial House of Representatives of Cebu:
- Congressman of the 1st District: GULLAS, SAMSAM - NACIONALISTA PARTY
- Congressman of the 2nd District: CAMINERO, WILLY - LIBERAL PARTY
- Congresswoman of the 3rd District: Gwendolyn F. Garcia - UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE
- Congressman of the 4th District: SALIMBANGON, BENHUR - NATIONAL UNITY PARTY
- Congressman of the 5th District: DURANO, ACE - LIBERAL PARTY
- Congressman of the 6th District: QUISUMBING, LUIGI - LIBERAL PARTY
- Elected officials of Cebu for the term of 2010-2013
- Gwendolyn F. Garcia - 2010 to 2013
- Gwendolyn F. Garcia - 2004 to 2010
- Gregorio Sanchez Jr. - 2007 to 2010
- House of Representatives
Barangays Elected Officials of Cebu
Businesses in Cebu, Philippines
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Schools in Cebu, Philippines
School year 2013-2014 starts June 3 and ends March 31, 2014, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.
The multisectoral Brigada Eskwela to prepare schools for the students’ return will be on May 21-26. Oplan Balik Eskwela will be from May 28 to June 8 while orientation on K to 12 for parents and other stakeholders will be on June 9.
Although private schools may deviate from the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar, they are enjoined not to start before June 3 and later than Aug 31.
School Year 2013-2014 in public elementary and high schools will start on June 3 and end on March 31, 2014
- List of Public High Schools in Cebu
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- List of Colleges and Universities in Cebu
Economy of Cebu, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Cebu, Philippines
Cebu is best from December to May when the weather turns dry. it is coolest from December to February, hottest from March to May. Temperature can rise as high as 37°C in the summer. The rainy seasons begins in July bringing torrential downpours that would sometimes inhibit movements.
Copper and dolomite mining, industrial parts assembly, food processing, footwear, handicraft, rattancraft, woodcraft, metalcraft, garments, shellcraft, ceramics, basketware, rattan and wicker furniture, cement, costume jewelry, giftware, fertilizer, stonecraft, food products and preserves, electronic devices, transistors and diodes, vehicle assembly, agricultural products.
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Cebu, Philippines
- Magellan’s Cross
- (Magellanes St.). Planted in April 21, 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan; spot where the first Christian Filipinos, Rajah Humabon and Queen Juana and about 400 followers, were baptized by Fr. Pedro Valderema. In 1525 to 1740, the Agustinian priests built an open shrine for the cross but the natives began to take chips from the cross believing it had miraculous power so a kiosk-like structure was built to protect the cross from total destruction. To protect it further, a hallow cross of tinadalo wood was made to encase the original cross which still stands today.
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Cebu, Philippines
Every city or municipality has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Cebu.
Cebu Zip Codes
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‘Running priest’ appeals: Save trees
- Source: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/local-news/2014/07/30/running-priest-appeals-save-trees-356855
- Thursday, July 31, 2014 (Date Published)
- By Justin K. Vestil and Oscar C. Pineda
AN ADVOCATE of protecting the environment asked the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and local governments to preserve the century-old acacia trees along the highway from Naga to Carcar.
Fr. Robert Reyes, who is known as the “running priest” for his preferred means of calling attention to a social problem, said he has no objections to the removal of decayed or diseased acacia trees, but that the rest should be protected.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Central Visayas has finally agreed to remove seven decaying century-old trees in the City of Naga on Aug. 5, but with conditions.
Reyes, who chairs the National Coalition to Save the Trees, went to Barangays Tinaan and Langtad in Naga yesterday afternoon to tie white ribbons around some century-old trees.
In an interview, Reyes said the ribbons are intended to send a message to all concerned sectors to preserve the trees not only for their value to the environment, but also for their historic and spiritual value.
“The 10 commandments state, ‘Thou shall not kill’. That commandment does not only apply to people, but to every living being,” Fr. Reyes told Sun.Star Cebu.
While aware that some decayed trees in Cebu had caused traffic jams and almost cost lives when these toppled over, Reyes said that the trees wouldn’t be in such a condition if these had been properly monitored and cared for.
“In other countries, they have offices that specifically monitor and take care of trees growing along national highways. While our national government often creates monitoring teams, the actual monitoring never happens,” Reyes said.
He also urged the DENR to register century-old trees along national highways and maintain them if there are signs of decay or disease.
“We are not anti-progress, but progress must be sustainable and in the context of the environment and concerns on climate change,” the priest said.
Meanwhile, DPWH, DENR and the City Government of Naga agreed they will begin removing seven diseased acacia trees on Aug. 5.
They also agreed that DPWH will not shoulder the responsibility of cutting and replacing the trees by itself.
The agreement was made during a meeting in the DPWH 7 office in the South Road Properties (SRP) yesterday afternoon.
Ador Canlas, DPWH 7 director, told reporters that while they have agreed to cut the acacia trees, DENR and their counterparts in Cebu Province will help provide 700 seedlings for planting.
The cutting will take place at 9 a.m. to avoid a traffic gridlock.
Due to an existing policy that prohibits the planting of trees along the road, all concerned agencies have agreed that the City Government of Naga will provide a planting area for the 700 seedlings. City of Naga officials have identified an area in Barangay Tuyan.
City of Naga Councilor Carmelino Cruz, who represented Mayor Valdemar Chiong in the meeting yesterday, said they have agreed to provide the heavy equipment and enforcers to supervise the traffic while the trees are being cut.
They also agreed that the City Government and barangay officials will help the DENR in maintaining the replacement trees.
The DENR 7 said it is also speeding up the approval of a special tree cutting permit (STCP) for 77 decaying trees in San Fernando.
Neil Enriquez, San Fernando municipal administrator, said they will implement the STCP.
However, they were assured by DPWH and DENR that these agencies will assist with the tree-cutting once the STCP is approved. The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office will help provide them with the 7,700 seedlings to replace the felled trees.
In a separate interview, a former dean of the College of Forestry in the University of the Philippines (UP) in Los Baños said planting trees along roads is a mistake, because it endangers the public and weakens roads.
“It affects the durability of the road and safety of the public,” said Dr. Rex Victor Cruz, who added that concrete roads become more durable when exposed to the sun’s heat. He clarified he was speaking for himself, as a trained forester, and not as UP Los Baños chancellor.
“The problem with acacia is that when it gets old, the center rots,” said Cruz. From a conservation point of view, acacia also has a low biodiversity value because it is an exotic tree, an invasive species, and not endemic to the country.
“Development has a cost. But there is a law to ensure that the cost to our environment is minimal or mitigated,” Cruz added.
Century-old acacias can still have value as material for furniture, he added, considering that the wood’s grain gets more distinct with age.
Cebu, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
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