Cebu Province, Philippines
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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Seal of Cebu Province
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Capitol Building of Cebu Province
Capitol Building of Cebu Province
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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.
- 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.
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
- 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
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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
- 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.
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Cebu, Philippines
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- List the Mosques or Masjid in Cebu here.
- List the Catholic churches and chapels in Cebu here.
- 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.
- 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.
- List of Public High Schools in Cebu
- List of Private High Schools in Cebu
- List of Colleges and Universities in Cebu
Economy of Cebu, Philippines
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If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Cebu, Philippines, you may post it here.
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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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- Source: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/business/2015/03/26/lenten-promotions-399693
- Thursday, March 26, 2015
- By Katlene O. Cacho
CITY hotels are now offering discounted “stay-cation” packages, as they expect low occupancy during the Holy Week.
Resorts, meanwhile, are bracing for the influx of local and foreign guests who will stay at their facilities for the long holiday.
“As usual Holy Week is low season for the city hotels, that’s why we do promos during this time,” said Cenelyn Manguilimotan, general manager of Cebu Parklane International Hotel.
Local tourists are expected to head to the countryside or travel abroad during the long break. Holy Week starts on March 29 (Palm Sunday) and ends on April (Easter Sunday).
But amid the projected low occupancy next week, city hotels are anticipating some pick-up.
“We are still on 40 percent during the Holy Week based on forecast and we are still optimistic to get some pick-up to increase occupancy,” said Manguilimotan.
To lure locals, city hotels are offering room discounts coupled with activities for adults and children during the Holy Week.
Aside from the usual Easter egg hunt,, Parklane will have a “A Trip Down Memory Lane at the Parklane on Holy Week” at P10,300 for three days and two nights with breakfast for two, airport transfers, tour of Cebu’s historical landmarks, Visita Iglesia night tour and free entrance to the Easter egg hunting activity, said Manguilimotan.
Five-star city hotel, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, which currently has 60 percent occupancy, is also anticipating some pick-up as the Holy Week approaches.
The hotel, according to Manna Alcaraz, the hotel’s assistant communication manager is offering about “10 percent off its best available room rate.”
“Our room offers start at P5,500 net for a deluxe mountain view room,” the hotel said in its press release.
- Guided tours
From April 2 to 5, Marco Polo will be mounting the Piccolo Kids Club Activity Zone, where kids can experience balloon twisters, film showing, kite making and other arts and crafts activities. There will also be game booths, popcorn booths and other surprises. On Easter Sunday, the hotel will have an Easter egg hunt and face painting.
In observance of Holy Week, the hotel will offer guided tour with shuttle service. On April 2, hotel guests can join the Visita Iglesia to seven churches in Cebu while on April 3, guests can participate in the Way of The Cross at Celestial Gardens. On Easter Sunday, the hotel will hold an Easter mass. Although, they expect a less busy week, Cebu City Marriott Hotel is offering food and beverage promotions. The hotel, media communications manager Charlene Go said, is extending its local weekend promotion of P5,299 net from April 2 to 5.
- For the locals
Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu is also offering a stay-cation package for its superior rooms with buffet breakfast at P4,800 for local guests. Princes Anderle, the hotel’s director of marketing and communications, said the hotel will also feature activities for kids like Easter egg hunting and cupcake decorating. The hotel is also offering food and beverage promotions.
Quest Hotel and Conference Center, on the other hand, is expecting an average 70 percent occupancy.
But like other city hotels, the hotel hopes to reach 85 percent occupancy closer to the holiday dates with their ongoing deluxe room rate promo of P2,900 with breakfast starting today until April 5, said Mia Sy, the hotel’s public relations and marketing and communications manager.
- Peak season
While the Holy Week is considered a low season for city hotels, resorts, on the other hand, enjoy high to full occupancy during the long break.
“Holy Week is always peak (period) for resorts,” said Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort general manager Rhyz Buac. He expects the resort’s occupancy to reach at least 85 percent, mostly for foreign guests.
Sy, who is also the public relations and marketing and communications manager for Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan said the resort should have an average of 80 percent and higher by the weekend.
“We have different activities at the beach for families, adults and children, including fun races, Easter crafts, egg hunt, picnics and nightly outdoor buffets,” she said.
- Summer crowd
Average occupancy of Plantation Bay Resorts and Spa starting April 1 until April 5 is expected to be around 90 percent. Johanna Patalinjug-Lood, the resort’s marketing and communications officer, said they expect the occupancy to increase as the weekend approaches.
“We are expecting an increase, not only because it’s Holy Week but because summer has just started and lots of Filipinos check-in for summer,” said Lood.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) 7 earlier said they are expecting an empty city during the Holy Week, as most will head to the provinces for the long break.
In Cebu, DOT 7 Director Rowena Montecillo said they expect locals to head to the southern part of Cebu because of the rich cultural heritage such as old churches and natural attractions like caves, waterfalls and beaches.
Others, on the other hand, will head to Bantayan Island, which has been called the Lenten Capital of the Visayas.
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
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- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
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