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Encyclopedia > Cebu City
City of Cebu
Dakbayan sa Sugbo or Sugbu
Lungsod ng Cebu

Seal
Nickname: Queen City of the South
Map of Cebu showing the location of Cebu City Coordinates: 10°17' N 123°54' E
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu (capital)
Districts 1st and 2nd districts of Cebu City
Barangays 80
Incorporated (town) 1565
Incorporated (city) February 24, 1937
Government
 - Mayor Tomas D.R. Osmeña (BO-PK/Lakas-CMD)
 - Vice Mayor Michael Rama (BO-PK/Lakas-CMD)
Area
 - Total 291.2 km² (112.4 sq mi)
Elevation 17.0 m (56 ft)
Population (2000)
 - Total 718,821
 - Density 41,014/km² (106,225.8/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 57
Website: www.cebucity.gov.ph

The City of Cebu (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Sugbo , Tagalog: Lungsod ng Cebu) is the capital of Cebu in the Philippines and is the second most important metropolitan center in the country. The city lies on the eastern shore of the island of Cebu and is the first Spanish settlement in the country. It is the country's main domestic shipping hub and is home to more than 80% of the country's inter-island shipping companies. Cebu is also the main hub, outside of the capital, of international flights into the country and is the most important center of commerce, trade, and industry in the Visayas and Mindanao, the southern parts of the country. It is because of this and other important aspects that Cebu City is dubbed the Queen City of the South. According to the official 2000 census, it has a population of 718,821 people in 147,600 households. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Map of Cebu, Philippines highlighting the location of Cebu City. ... For other uses, see Cebu (disambiguation). ... Central Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VII. It is part of the Visayas. ... For other uses, see Cebu (disambiguation). ... A barangay is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is very similar to a village. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tomas Tommy de la Rama Osmeña (born April 26, 1948) is a politician in the Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Bando Osmeña - Pundok Kauswagan is a Cebu City... LAKAS is the ruling political party of the Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Bando Osmeña - Pundok Kauswagan is a Cebu City... LAKAS is the ruling political party of the Philippines. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Philippine Standard Time (PST) is the name used in the Philippines to describe its location among the worlds time zones. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Cebuano, also known as Sinugboanon, is an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines by about 20,000,000 people (according to Ethnologue). ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... For other uses, see Cebu (disambiguation). ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Cebu is an island of the Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Visayas is one of the three island groupings in the Philippines along with Luzon and Mindanao. ... Mindanao is the second largest and easternmost island in the Philippines. ...


Cebu City is the center of a metropolitan area called Metro Cebu, which includes the cities of Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, Talisay, Naga. Metro Cebu has a total population of more than 2 million people. The Mactan-Cebu International Airport, located in Lapu-Lapu City is only a twenty-minute drive away from Cebu City. To the northeast of the city are Mandaue City and the town of Consolacion, to the west are Toledo City, the towns of Balamban, and Asturias, to the south are Talisay City and the town of Minglanilla. Across Mactan Strait to the east is Mactan Island where Lapu-Lapu City is located. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Cebu Metropolitan Area or Metro Cebu is the main urban center of the island province of Cebu. ... The City of Mandaue (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Mandawe; Filipino: Lungsod ng Mandaue) is a 1st class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Lapu-Lapu City is a 1st class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Map of Cebu showing the location of Talisay City. ... Seal of the Municipality of Naga The City of Naga (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Naga; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Naga) is a component city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Mactan-Cebu International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Mactan-Cebu, Cebuano: Tugpahanang International sa Mactan-Sugbo) (IATA: CEB, ICAO: RPVM) is a major international airport in the Visayas region of the Philippines. ... Lapu-Lapu City is a 1st class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... The City of Mandaue (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Mandawe; Filipino: Lungsod ng Mandaue) is a 1st class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Consolacion is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Toledo City, formerly known as Pueblo Hinulawan, is a 2nd class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Balamban is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Asturias is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Map of Cebu showing the location of Talisay City. ... Minglanilla is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Marcelo Fernan Bridge The image above is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Lapu-Lapu City is a 1st class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ...

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History

A 19th Century map of old Cebu (downtown Cebu City.
A 19th Century map of old Cebu (downtown Cebu City.
The Heritage of Cebu Monument in Parian.
The Heritage of Cebu Monument in Parian.

3,000 years ago, Cebu, Zebu, or Sugbu, was already a prosperous settlement before it was colonized by Spain. It had trade relations with China and the other countries of Southeast Asia. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 493 pixelsFull resolution (1500 × 925 pixels, file size: 314 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Escondrillas Plan of Cebu 1873 with the surrounding Barrios of Pari-an and San Nicolas. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 493 pixelsFull resolution (1500 × 925 pixels, file size: 314 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Escondrillas Plan of Cebu 1873 with the surrounding Barrios of Pari-an and San Nicolas. ... Image File history File links 03_heritage_monument. ... Image File history File links 03_heritage_monument. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ...


On April 7, 1521, Ferdinand Magellan landed in Cebu. He was welcomed by Rajah Humabon, who, together with his wife and about 800 natives, were baptized by the Spaniards on April 14, 1521 and are considered to be the first Filipino Catholics. Magellan, however, failed to successfully claim the Philippines for the crown of Spain, having been slain in neighboring Mactan Island on April 27, 1521 by the chieftain Lapu-lapu. April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Events January 3 - Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther in the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem. ... For the Presidential railcar named Ferdinand Magellan, see Ferdinand Magellan Railcar. ... Rajah Humabon was the main Raja of Cebu island in the Philippines at the time of Ferdinand Magellans arrival in the archipelago in 1521. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... Events January 3 - Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther in the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem. ... Marcelo Fernan Bridge The image above is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... Events January 3 - Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther in the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem. ... Image:Lapulapumanila. ...

Magellan's Cross Kiosk in the early 1900's
Magellan's Cross Kiosk in the early 1900's

On April 27, 1565, Miguel López de Legazpi, with Augustinian Friar Andrés de Urdaneta, landed in Cebu. Legazpi renamed the city on January 1, 1571, from San Miguel to Villa del Santissimo Nombre de Jesus. During this six year period, Cebu City was the capital of the newly established Spanish colony. (See also: Manila Galleon) Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... // Events March 1 - the city of Rio de Janeiro is founded. ... Miguel López de Legazpi (1502 - August 20, 1572, Manila), also known as El Adelantado (The Governor) and El Viejo (The Elder), was a Spanish conquistador who established the first colony in the Philippine Islands in 1565. ... Andrés de Urdaneta (b. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January 11 - Austrian nobility is granted Freedom of religion. ... The Manila Galleons were Spanish galleons that sailed once or twice per year across the Pacific Ocean between Manila in the Philippines and Acapulco in New Spain (now Mexico). ...


The province of Cebu was created under Act No. 2711 on March 10, 1917. It is the home province of Sergio Osmeña, Sr. who succeeded Manuel L. Quezon as Commonwealth president during World War II. March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Sergio Osmeña Sergio Osmeña (September 9, 1878—October 19, 1961) was the second President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines. ... Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina (b. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


CEBOOM refers to the boom of economy of both the city and the province of Cebu in the early part of the 1990s. CEBOOM refers to the boom of Cebus economy in early part of the 90s. ... ...


Cebu City was scheduled to co-host the ASEAN Summit along with neighboring Mandaue City and Lapu-Lapu City back in December 2006. However, due to the typhoon that swept through central Philippines on that month, the convention date was held in January 2007. The success of the summit made the city of Cebu one of the most renowned cities in Asia. With investor population growing in the metropolis, Cebu is a promising city to be reckoned with. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) holds annual meetings in relation to economic, and cultural development of Southeast Asian countries. ... The City of Mandaue (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Mandawe; Filipino: Lungsod ng Mandaue) is a 1st class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Lapu-Lapu City is a 1st class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ...


Geography

Cebu City has a land area of 291.2 km². Of this, 55.9 km² is classified as urban, while 235.2 km² is classified as rural. Its geographic coordinates are 10°17′0″N, 123°54′0″E. To the northeast of the city are Mandaue City and the town of Consolacion, to the west are Toledo City, the towns of Balamban, and Asturias, to the south are Talisay City and the town of Minglanilla. Across Mactan Strait to the east is Mactan Island where Lapu-Lapu City is located. Image File history File links Mergefrom. ... The barangays in Cebu City number 79 all in all. ... The City of Mandaue (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Mandawe; Filipino: Lungsod ng Mandaue) is a 1st class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Consolacion is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Toledo City, formerly known as Pueblo Hinulawan, is a 2nd class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Balamban is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Asturias is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Map of Cebu showing the location of Talisay City. ... Minglanilla is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Marcelo Fernan Bridge The image above is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Lapu-Lapu City is a 1st class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ...


The city is politically subdivided into 80 barangays. These are grouped into two congressional districts, with 46 barangays in the northern district and 34 barangays in the southern district. A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ... U.S. Congressional districts for representation in the House are determined after each census. ...


Culture

Magellan's Cross kiosk.
Magellan's Cross kiosk.

The city is an important cultural center in the Philippines. The city's most famous landmark is Magellan's Cross. This cross, now housed in a chapel, was supposedly planted by Ferdinand Magellan when he arrived in the Philippine Islands in 1521. It was encased in hollow tindalo wood in 1835 upon the order of the Augustinian Bishop Santos Gomez Marañon to prevent devotees from taking it home chip by chip. The same bishop restored the present template, or kiosk, located at the present Magellan street between City Hall and Colegio del Santo Niño. Revered by the Cebuanos, the Cross of Magellan is a symbol of the beginning of Christianity in the Philippines. Image File history File linksMetadata Magellan_cross_renovation02. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Magellan_cross_renovation02. ... Magellans Cross is a large Christian cross planted by Portuguese and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines in 1521. ... For the Presidential railcar named Ferdinand Magellan, see Ferdinand Magellan Railcar. ...


A few walks away from the Magellan's Cross is the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño, an Augustinian church which was elevated to the rank of minor basilica in 1965 during the 400th year celebrations of the Christianization of the Philippines held in Cebu. The church, which was the first to be established in the islands, is built of hewn stone and features the country's oldest relic, the image of the Santo Niño de Cebu. Basílica Menor del Santo Niño is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines Basílica Menor del Santo Niño (sometimes also called Basilica del Santo Niño) is a 16th century church structure in the heart of downtown Cebu City, Philippines. ... Santo Niño de Cebu is a is a representation of the Child Jesus, somewhat related to the Infant Jesus of Prague. ...


Cebu City is also host to the popular Sinulog festival, held every third Sunday of January in honor of Santo Niño, the "Holy Child". The Sinulog is a dance ritual of pre-Spanish origin. The dancer moves two steps forward and one step backward to the rhythmic sound of drums. This movement resembles somewhat the current (sulog) of the river. Thus, the Cebuanos called it Sinulog. The dance was meant to honor the spirits of the ancestors. Sinulog festival 2006 The Santo Niño given to Queen Juana of Cebu The Sinulog festival is one of the grandest and most colorful festivals in the Philippines. ... An image of the Santo Niño de Cebu can be commonly found in many Filipino homes. ...


When the Spaniards arrived in Cebu, Pigafetta offered, as a baptismal gift, to Hara Amihan, wife of Rajah Humabon and later named Juana, the image of the Santo Niño (Child Jesus). With Magellan gone, the natives likewise honored the Santo Niño with their Sinulog. Because the Augustinian missionaries appreciated native culture, the Sinulog was preserved but limited to honoring the Santo Niño. Once the Santo Niño church was built in the 1500's, the faithful started performing the Sinulog in front of the church, the devotees offering candles and the dancers shouting "Pit Señor!"


During the annual feast of the Santo Niño, held every 3rd Sunday of January, the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño, which houses the still original icon, turns into a dancing hall after the solemn mass, with all the devotees executing the Sinulog. The dance continues during the procession in front of the carroza which bears the statue along the streets of Cebu up to late evening.


In 1980, the city authorities of Cebu made the Sinulog part and parcel of the religious feast of the Santo Niños. A mardi-gras atmosphere was added, the innovation becoming more colorful each year. The religious and the earthy sometimes overlap each other but, as a whole, there is much fun for Cebuanos and tourists alike who find in the Santo Niño festival that part of every one's childhood that must stay like Santa Claus and halloween.


In the early 2000's, one can see the widening gap between the secular Sinulog hosted by the City of Cebu and the religious Sinulog of the Agustinian priests. While most enjoy the secular celebrations, those of religious persuasion have been dismayed by the commercialization of the religious holiday.


Government

Cebu City is a chartered city and thus is actually independent from Cebu Province. Registered voters of the city cannot vote for provincial candidates unlike its nearby counterparts (Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, and Talisay cities) that form part of Metro Cebu. It is the capital of the province mainly because the provincial capitol is located in it. There were proposals however during the time of Governor Lito Osmeña to create an "administrative district" that would be independent from Cebu City. This would literally mean carving out Cebu City's Barangay Capitol where the provincial capitol and other provincial offices are located. The plan however didn't push through and was even followed by other proposals like the transfer of the capital to nearby Balamban town.


Cebu City is governed mainly by city hall, composed of one mayor, one vice-mayor and sixteen councilors (eight representing the north and eight representing the south). Each official is elected publicly to 3-year terms. The chief of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) also sits in the city council. The day to day administration of the city is handled by a city administrator.


Economy

The new skyline of cebu, as modern hotels, offices and malls replace old run down buildings.
The new skyline of cebu, as modern hotels, offices and malls replace old run down buildings.
The Cebu Business Park.

The local economy is mostly propped up by trade, services, and tourism. Small and medium enterprises, mostly driven by the natural entrepreneurial tendencies of its people, have played a great role in the economy. The city is also home to a number of national and international corporations some of which are homegrown. More than 80% of interisland vessels operating in the country are also based there. Recently, the entry of business process outsourcing (BPO) firms such as call centers have contributed much to the growth of the local economy. Such has made the city together with the nearby cities that form part of Metro Cebu as the country's second important economic center. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 196 pixelsFull resolution (1984 × 486 pixels, file size: 199 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This is a photo of the Cebu Skyline, taken from winland tower looking east. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 196 pixelsFull resolution (1984 × 486 pixels, file size: 199 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This is a photo of the Cebu Skyline, taken from winland tower looking east. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Keppel_and_innove. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Keppel_and_innove. ... The Cebu Metropolitan Area or Metro Cebu is the main urban center of the island province of Cebu. ...


Cebu pulses around the old district popularly known as downtown area and is regarded as the main central business district. In the years that followed however, and with the city's growth and expansion, the concentration of businesses have expanded outside this area. In 1988, the Cebu Provincial Government sold a vast tract of land that was occupied by a golf course to a group of Manila-based businessmen, the Ayalas, who later developed it into what is now the Cebu Business Park, a neo-central business district. Just nearby is the Asiatown Information Technology (IT) Park, also by the Ayalas, which was once the old Lahug Airport and caters mostly to firms related to the information technology (IT) industry such as software development, telecommunication, call centers, among others. The Zobel de Ayala clan is an afffluent Filipino family originating from northern Spain’s mountainous region of Álava descending from the lineage of Juan Larrazabal Ayala (circa 1475), an influential landowner. ...


Certain areas though still have to be addressed in order for the city and the rest of the island to sustain its growth in the coming years. The lack of space though has somewhat been taken cared of with the completion of the South Roads Properties (SRP), a 3.3 km² reclamation area in the southern portion of the city. It was built by the city government through a loan and is envisioned to play a driving role in the economy especially that congestion, given the fact that most of the city's land area is mountainous, would definitely be an issue in the future.


Most businessmen have acknowledged that the city must work hard in attracting direct foreign investments especially for the SRP especially with the entry of China in the global playing field.

Cebu City Skyline from South Road.
Cebu City Skyline from South Road.

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Infrastructure

A view of Cebu from Cordova, Mactan Island
Mactan Bridge, connecting Mactan Island to Cebu Island.

The Cebu metropolitan area has all the necessary infrastructures sufficient enough for its pace of urbanization. The city is readily accessible by air via the Mactan-Cebu International Airport located in Lapu-Lapu City which has direct flights to Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, China, Palau, Malaysia, Taiwan, Qatar, and South Korea. There are also direct transfer flights via the capital's Ninoy Aquino International Airport that readily connects the city to other destinations in the world. The city mostly gets its power from an interconnection grid with the Leyte Geothermal Power Plant which also powers majority of the Visayas Islands. There are also coal-fired power plants though these have been controversial due to its impact to the environment. Another coal-fired power plant is nearing completion and is envisioned to make the city independent from the interconnection grid once completed. Distribution of electricity is provided by the Visayas Electric Company (VECO). Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The Cebu Metropolitan Area or Metro Cebu is the main urban center of the island province of Cebu. ... Mactan-Cebu International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Mactan-Cebu, Cebuano: Tugpahanang International sa Mactan-Sugbo) (IATA: CEB, ICAO: RPVM) is a major international airport in the Visayas region of the Philippines. ... Lapu-Lapu City is a 1st class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Ninoy Aquino) or NAIA (IATA: MNL, ICAO: RPLL) is one of the two international airports serving the Metro Manila Area and the main international gateway of the Philippines. ...


The city is served by a domestic and international port which are handled by the Cebu Port Authority. Much of the city's waterfront is actually occupied by the port with around 3.5 kilometers of berthing space. The domestic port readily gives access to nearby islands and provinces. The city's central location makes it as an ideal transshipment hub. It is in fact home to more than 80% of the country's interisland vessels plying domestic routes mostly in the Visayas and Mindanao.


Telecommunication facilities, broadband and wireless internet connections are readily available and are provided by some of the country's largest telecommunication companies.


In the mid 1990s the Inayawan Sanitary Landfill was constructed to ease garbage disposal within the city. It is however nearing its lifespan although the Provincial Government is planning to build two sanitary landfills to serve both the northern and southern parts of Metro Cebu including Cebu City. In June 2005, the city fully implemented the segregation of wastes as mandated by law.


Mass transportation throughout the city and the metropolis itself is provided by the popular jeepneys. There were previous plans of setting up a mass railway system but it was deemed not feasible as of the moment due to the high construction cost that it will entail and the uncertainty of making the routes profitable. A metro bus system, however, was recently implemented. Jeepneys are a popular means of public transportation in the Philippines. ...


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The Ceby City Skyline, as viewed from Mactan Island.

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IDEA analysis of AIM survey

Cebu City at night.

Directly relating with the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) survey, the Institute for Development and Econometric Analysis Inc. (IDEA) analyzed that Cebu City's fast growth has resulted in an irony of sorts as the Queen City of the South slipped below the top five most competitive cities in the country last year, losing its former spot to Davao City. Veteran economist Cayetano Paderanga, Jr., head of the team, stated that the city's ranking suggests that businessmen continues to have "anxieties" about "congestion in roads, water and others." He also stated that concerned local governments must invest in needed infrastructure to address issues raised by the business sector. Despite the setback however, Paderanga declares that "Cebu is still a fast-growing city," and that its speedy growth led to economic development overtaking the city's infrastructure. In the AIM survey, Davao City replaced Cebu City in the top five most competitive metro cities in the country. The other four are Las Piñas, Makati, Marikina, and Muntinlupa. Cebu City finished last of 12 metro cities in terms of infrastructure but landed first of the same 12 cities surveyed in terms of linkages and accessibility[1]. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 683 pixels, file size: 339 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cebu at night I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 683 pixels, file size: 339 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cebu at night I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The Asian Institute of Management, or simply AIM, is an international graduate school of business and a center of business and management research. ... Nickname: Motto: In God We Trust Map of Davao Region showing the location of Davao City Coordinates: 7° 30 N, 126° E Country Region Province None Districts 1st to 3rd Districts of Metro Davao Barangays 184 Incorporated (town) 1848 Incorporated (city) October 16, 1936 Government  - Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (Hugpong/PDP... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The City of Las Piñas (Filipino: Lungsod ng Las Piñas) (population: 472,780, 2000 Census) is a city in the National Capital Region of the Philippines. ... Nickname: Motto: Makati, Mahalin Natin, Atin Ito (literally, Makati, We Love It, This Is Ours) Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Makati City Coordinates: 14° 33 N, 121°02, E Country Region Province none (It is formerly on Rizal province from its foundation until 1975) Districts 1st and... Nickname: Motto: Marikina: As a Little Singapore Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Marikina City Coordinates: 14° 38 24 N, 121° 5 50 E Country Region Districts 1st and 2nd Districts of Marikina Barangays 16 Class 1st Class City; Highly Urbanized Incorporated (town) April 16, 1630 Incorporated (city... The City of Muntinlupa (Filipino: Lungsod ng Muntinlupa) is the southernmost city in Metro Manila. ...


Healthcare

There are currently four large, and privately owned, tertiary hospitals operating in the city that are modern and of international standards: Cebu Doctors' University Hospital, Chong Hua Hospital, Perpetual Soccour Hospital and Visayas Community Medical Center. Other tertiary hospitals can also be found within the metro area. There are three government hospitals, one run by the city, the other which is the biggest is run by the province, while the third which is a mother and child hospital is directly under the Department of Health. The city however just like any other in the country is rapidly experiencing a shortage of skilled nurses due to the high demand abroad where compensation is attractive. Most of the nurses already working in the hospitals have only a few years of training, some are even fresh graduates. Despite the fact that the country produces thousands of nurses annually, the turnover is still high with even some fresh graduates working for only an average of 1-2 years before going abroad. The government though has tried several ways to address this issue including requiring fresh graduates to serve in the country for a specified period of time before being allowed to work overseas. Nuclear medicine diagnostic tool: Bone scintigraphy of a young woman. ...


Education

University of Cebu Banilad
University of Cebu Banilad
Cebu Normal University
Cebu Normal University
University of San Carlos in Cebu City is the oldest school in the Philippines
University of San Carlos in Cebu City is the oldest school in the Philippines

Cebu City is one of two centers of education in the country, the other one being the Manila metropolitan area. It currently has nine large universities each with a number of campus branches throughout the metro, and more than a dozen other schools and colleges specializing in various courses such as Medicine, Engineering, Nautical courses, Nursing, Law, Computer and IT, etc. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 683 pixels, file size: 493 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Photo by jjpacres I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 683 pixels, file size: 493 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Photo by jjpacres I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Cnu_new02. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Cnu_new02. ... Image File history File links University_of_San_Carlos. ... Image File history File links University_of_San_Carlos. ... University of San Carlos Main Campus Talamban Campus The University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu City is the oldest university in the Philippines. ... For the capital city of the Philippines, see Manila. ...


Among these schools is the University of the Philippines, Visayas- Cebu College (U.P. Cebu) - a satellite campus of the University of the Philippines, Visayas- Miag-ao, Iloilo (U.P. System - Visayas) which is generally acknowledged as the top university in the country. It has currently 8 courses and has plans of expansion and development. It is located in the Lahug district in Cebu City. University in the Philippines, Visayas is found in the Island of Panay thats why it has the name ...of the Visayas. The University has many locations in (1) Cebu College, (2) Tacloban and in (3) Iloilo which has two colleges there in Iloilo City and the Main University in... `University of the Philippines Cebu College (commonly referred to as U.P. Cebu) is a college in Cebu City under the University of the Philippines Visayas, one of the six autonomous universities of the prestigious University of the Philippines system. ... University in the Philippines, Visayas is found in the Island of Panay thats why it has the name ...of the Visayas. The University has many locations in (1) Cebu College, (2) Tacloban and in (3) Iloilo which has two colleges there in Iloilo City and the Main University in... Map of Iloilo showing the location of Miagao Miag-ao is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ...


The oldest educational institution in the Philippines is the University of San Carlos and has four campuses around the metropolitan area. Before gaining university status, it was originally called Colegio de San Ildefonso and was established in 1595 by the Jesuits. It is currently headed by the SVD. University of San Carlos Main Campus Talamban Campus The University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu City is the oldest university in the Philippines. ... The Cebu Metropolitan Area or Metro Cebu is the main urban center of the island province of Cebu. ... SVD may stand for: Semi-Virtual Diskette Singular value decomposition Snaiperskaya vintovka Dragunova or Dragunov Sniper Rifle (Снайперская винтовка Драгунова) Society of the Divine Word (Latin: Societas Verbi Divini) Spontaneous vaginal delivery Svenska Dagbladet (SvD – Swedish newspaper) Swine Vesicular Disease Category: ...


The University of Cebu-Banilad opened in June 2002, first had a modern eight-storey building. With the projected increase in enrolment in AY 2004-2005, a nine-storey building was constructed in the same campus.


The newest university, Cebu Doctors' University (formerly Cebu Doctors' College) was elevated to university status on November 2004. It is the first and only medical university in the Philippines and is currently constructing a nine-storey main building at the Cebu Boardwalk in neighboring Mandaue City. Cebu Doctors University is a medical college in Cebu City, the Philippines. ... The City of Mandaue (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Mandawe; Filipino: Lungsod ng Mandaue) is a 1st class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ...


Cebu Normal University was established in 1915 as a provincial normal school, a branch of the Philippine Normal School. It became an independent institution in 1924, a chartered college in 1976, and a university in 1998. It is one of the oldest educational institutions in Cebu City, with the enviable reputation of having produced a great many outstanding educators and public figures. Cebu Normal University was established in 1902 as a provincial normal school, a branch of the Philippine Normal School. ...


Many foreign students also come to Cebu City to study since education is relatively cheaper here. Most of them are Iranians and Nepalese who come to study dentistry and medicine. In recent years, many Koreans have come to Cebu to study English.


Cebu City has 68 public elementary schools, 23 national high schools and 28 night high schools. These night high schools are operated by the city government. The city has a literacy rate of 97%.




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Tourism

Tourism contributes a big chunk to the local economy. Inset shows Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Convention Center which was constructed in time for the 1998 ASEAN Tourism Forum.
Tourism contributes a big chunk to the local economy. Inset shows Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Convention Center which was constructed in time for the 1998 ASEAN Tourism Forum.
SM City Cebu
SM City Cebu

Tourism continues to contribute much to the local economy not just of the city itself but of the entire province and because of this the city hosted the 1998 ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF). The city also hosted the East Asian Tourism Forum (EATOF) in August 2002 in which the province of Cebu is a member and signatory. Image File history File links WaterfrontCebuCity. ... Image File history File links WaterfrontCebuCity. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 404 pixelsFull resolution (3648 × 1840 pixels, file size: 275 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) photo by jjpacres I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 404 pixelsFull resolution (3648 × 1840 pixels, file size: 275 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) photo by jjpacres I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...


Early 2006, one of the island's famous landmark formally reopened under a new name, Marco Polo Plaza, after more than two years of closing its doors. The hotel complex was formerly occupied by Cebu Plaza which was the first deluxe hotel in the province. It opened in the early 80s and was viewed by some as a symbol of the province's economic growth.


There are a number of commercial establishments in the city, the most popular of which are the SM City and Ayala Center malls. There are also other smaller malls and stand alone department stores. Throughout the years however, the establishment of "strip malls" which offers some sort of a town center environment have become the trend.


Despite the presence of such establishments, the downtown area still remains the nerve of commercial activity in the city. The Basilica Minore del Santo Niño and the Metropolitan Cathedral are also located there.










Sister cities

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See also

List of television and radio stations in Cebu City, the Philippines. ... The following is a list of notable persons of any era who are in some manner associated with Cebu City: Martin Abellana - Visayan author, namesake of Abellana National School Temistokles Adlawan - Contemporary Cebuano poet Erlinda K. Alburo - Director of the Cebuano Studies Center of the University of San Carlos Colonel...

References

  1. ^ http://www.philstar.com/philstar/freeman200607282001.htm
  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • Cebu City debt soars to P5.96B
  • Sun Star editorial on mayor's speech and current state of Cebu city
  • Growth affects Cebu's competitiveness rank
  • Cebu's competency ranking tumbles due to lack of infra
  • CCCI nominates Cebu City
  • Post Cebu Event and Photos

External links

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