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Cebu News: Saturday, October 25, 2014 -- After 77 years, Cebu Provincial Capitol Building gets elevator : Finally, Cebu's provincial capitol has its own elevator. The provincial government said the elevator was installed at the capitol's east wing 77 years after the building was constructed. “That is for the persons with disabilities and senior citizens who .... Full Story»

List of Municipalities (44) 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 (9) 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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Cebu Province, Philippines

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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.
  • 10.3167° N, 123.7500° E - Cebu, Coordinates
  • 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.

History of Cebu, Philippines

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 Government Officials of Cebu, Philippines

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

Barangays Elected Officials of Cebu

Businesses in Cebu, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in zamboanga.com and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: Twins Fried Chicken Restaurant and ABC Shopping Center

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Possible Businesses
  • Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
  • Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
  • Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
  • Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations

Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Cebu, Philippines

  • If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Cebu, you can list that property for free. Click to VIEW, ADD, or EDIT Realty Listings.
  • You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free here.
  • If you are a real estate developer, you can list your subdivision, condominiums, high rises, apartment complexes, shopping strips or malls, open market developments here for Free.

Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Cebu, Philippines

The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed here. We can even provide you with a free webpage for you. We can help you.

  • List the Mosques or Masjid in Cebu here.
  • List the Catholic churches and chapels in Cebu here.
    1. Bogo Parish Church
    2. Cebu City Cathedral
  • List the Methodist churches in Cebu here.
  • List the Iglesia Ni Cristo churches in Cebu here.
  • List the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Cebu here.
  • List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Cebu here.
    1. Mormon Temple, Cebu City, Cebu
  • List the Presbyterian churches in Cebu here.
  • List the Baptist churches in Cebu here.

Schools in Cebu, Philippines

School year 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.


Economy of Cebu, Philippines

  • If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Cebu you can post that article here. If you come across any news item that talks about the economy of Cebu, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.

Jobs in Cebu Philippines

If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Cebu, Philippines, you may post it here.
Remember to be as descriptive as possible and to post your Company name, Contact person, physical address, email address and Phone number..
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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.

Contact:

  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

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

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  • 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

Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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6000 Cebu City Cebu
6001 Consolacion Cebu
6002 Liloan Cebu
6003 Compostela Cebu
6004 Danao City Cebu
6005 Carmen Cebu
6006 Catmon Cebu
6007 Sogod Cebu
6008 Borbon Cebu
6009 Tabogon Cebu
6010 Bogo Cebu
6011 San Remegio Cebu
6012 Medellin Cebu
6013 Daang-Bantayan Cebu
6014 Mandaue City Cebu
6015 Lapu-lapu City Cebu
6016 Mactan Airport Cebu
6017 Cordova Cebu
6018 San Fernando Cebu
6019 Carcar Cebu
6020 Sibonga Cebu
6021 Argao Cebu
6022 Dalaguete Cebu
6023 Alcoy Cebu
6024 Boljoon Cebu
6025 Oslob Cebu
6026 Santander Cebu
6027 Sambaon Cebu
6028 Ginatilan Cebu
6029 Malabuyoc Cebu
6030 Alegria Cebu
6031 Badian Cebu
6032 Moalboal Cebu
6033 Alcantara Cebu
6034 Ronda Cebu
6035 Dumanjug Cebu
6036 Barile Cebu
6037 Naga Cebu
6038 Toledo City Cebu
6039 Pinamungahan Cebu
6040 Aloguinsan Cebu
6041 Balamban Cebu
6042 Asturias Cebu
6043 Tuburan Cebu
6044 Tabuelan Cebu
6045 Talisay Cebu
6046 Minglanilla Cebu
6047 Santa Fe Cebu
6048 Pilar Cebu
6049 Poro Cebu
6050 San Francisco Cebu
6051 Tudela Cebu
6052 Bantayan Cebu
6053 Madridejos Cebu

Cebu News

After 77 years, Cebu Provincial Capitol Building gets elevator

By Joel Locsin/JDS (GMA News)

Finally, Cebu's provincial capitol has its own elevator.

The provincial government said the elevator was installed at the capitol's east wing 77 years after the building was constructed.

“That is for the persons with disabilities and senior citizens who have difficulty using the staircase,” said Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III, who inaugurated the facility last October 20.

Construction of the elevator started in November 2013, in compliance with the Accessibility Law for PWDs and Senior Citizens.

As early as 2011, the provincial board enacted Ordinance 2011-09 or the “Barrier-Free Tourism Ordinance of the Province of Cebu.”

The ordinance encouraged the installation of PWD-friendly features in private and public buildings.

Cebu, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be posted in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages

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