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Maayong Buntag, Sugbu!
Monday, 21 May 2018, 08:41:51 AM
|| Location: Center of Cebu Province
Land Area: 32,880 has.
Topography: Large coastal plains with some areas rolling and hilly to rugged and mountainous
Town Rating: 1st Class Highly Urbanized
Zip Code: 6000
Town Fiesta: 3rd Sunday of January
Patron Saint: Señor Sto. Niño
ebu City is situated in the central eastern coast of the province Cebu and is defined by the Bureau of Land Location Movement (BLLM) No. 1, Cebu Cadastral Survey. It is bounded on the north by the city of Mandaue, on the south by the city of Talisay, on the west by the city of Toledo and the municipality of Balamban and on the east by Mactan Strait.
Cebu City is composed of 81 barangays, namely: Adlaon, Agsungot, Apas, Babag, Basak Pardo, Bacayan, Banilad, Banawa, Basak San Nicolas, Binaliw, Bonbon, Budla-an (Pob.), Buhisan, Bulacao, Buot-Taup Pardo, Busay (Pob.), Calamba, Cambinocot, Capitol Site (Pob.), Carreta, Central (Pob.), Cogon Ramos (Pob.), Cogon Pardo, Day-as, Duljo (Pob.), Ermita (Pob.), Guadalupe, Guba, Hippodromo, Inayawan, Kalubihan (Pob.), Kalunasan, Kamagayan (Pob.), Camputhaw (Pob.), Kasambagan, Kinasang-an Pardo, Labangon, Lahug (Pob.), Lorega (Lorega San Miguel), Lusaran, Luz, Mabini, Mabolo, Malubog, Mambaling, Pahina Central (Pob.), Pahina San Nicolas, Pamutan, Pardo (Pob.), Pari-an, Paril, Pasil, Pit-os, Pulangbato, Pung-ol-Sibugay, Punta Princesa, Quiot Pardo, Sambag I (Pob.), Sambag II (Pob.), San Antonio (Pob.), San Jose, San Nicolas Central, San Roque (Ciudad), Santa Cruz (Pob.), Sawang Calero (Pob.), Sinsin, Sirao, Suba Pob. (Suba San Nicolas), Sudlon I, Sudlon II, Sapangdaku, T. Padilla, Tabunan, Tagbao, Talamban, Taptap, Tejero (Villa Gonzalo), Tinago, Tisa, To-ong Pardo and Zapatera.
Cebu City is the capital of the province 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 oldest city in the country, even older than the nation's capital, Manila. Cebu is one of the main hubs of international flights into the country and is the most important center of commerce, trade, and industry in the Visayas and Mindanao parts of the country. It is because of this and other important aspects that Cebu City was given the monicker Queen City of the South.
Cebu City is part of an metropolitan area informally called Metro Cebu which includes the cities of Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, and Talisay. The Mactan-Cebu International Airport, located in Lapu-Lapu City is only a twenty-minute drive away from Cebu City.
Cebu City in History
Cebu, 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.
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 Christians. 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 its chieftain Lapu-lapu.
On April 27, 1565, Miguel López de Legazpi, with Augustinian Fr. Andres 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.
Cebu the progressive city Southern Philippines, is historically known to be an enterprising fishing village way back in the early days of the Chou-Ju-Kua long before the Spanish expedition of Magellan came to the Philippines in 1561. Sugbu, as the village was intimately called and commerce relations with foreign merchants of Europe, Asia and even old Cathay. These merchants gave Cebu many different names as ZUBU, ZEBU, SEBU, SIBUY, and others.
Foreign traders sold their goods to the Sugbuanons who are also sold their native products to the foreigners even as some of them resorted to barter trade system. So, it is not surprising therefore that the present generation of Cebuanos could excel in the field of commerce for their forbears had instilled into them business acumen and the value of trade and industry.
Trading, Exports, Tourism
How To Get ThereHistorical Sites: Magellan's Cross, Fort San Pedro, Taoist Temple, Plaza Independcia, Basilica Minore de Sto. Niño, Casa Gorordo Museum
Malls: SM-City Cebu, Ayala Cebu, Gaisano Malls
The city of Cebu is ideally located in central Philippines and can be reached by plane from Manila in 1 hour. Direct flights from Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan are also available on a daily basis. Cebu City is the gateway to the whole province of Cebu as well as the neighboring provinces in the Visayas and the whole of Mindanao.
Places of Interest
Cebu City Government Website
Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) Profile for Cebu City
Note: Population and Household statistics are based on the Philippine National Statistics Office (NSO) data of 2000.
Cebu City Hall.
Fuente Osmeña by night.
The Metropolitan Cathedral.
Carbon market vegetables.
Parada (Horse-drawn carriage)
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