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Cebu City News : Saturday, January 31, 2015 -- CH to hire additional manpower : THE Cebu City Government is set to form its own project team to supervise the implementation of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. It will also come up with the City’s counterpart on the implementation of the project. In its regular session last week, the City .... Full Story»

Barangays (80) of Cebu City, in the province of Cebu, within Region 7 in the Republic of The Philippines
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  • Cebu City is the capital city of the Cebu province in the Philippines and is part of Region VII

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 City,
Cebu, Philippines

  • Cebu City is the oldest city in the Philippines. Discovered as a Trading port by the Spaniards who later formed a settlement there named Villa del Santisimo Nombre de Jesus in 1575 which later became a municipality in 1901 and grow into a chartered city on February 24, 1937.
  • Cebu City is the capital city of the Cebu province in the Philippines and is part of Region VII. Cebu City is classified as a "highly urbanized" city.
  • Section 25 of RA3857 Provides that "The qualified voters of the City of Cebu shall be entitled to vote in the election of the provincial governor, the provincial vice-governor and the members of the Provincial Board of Cebu, and, for this purpose, the city shall continue to form part of the province."
  • Section 103 of RA3857 Provides that "Until otherwise provided by law, the City of Cebu, shall continue as part of the second congressional district, and as the capital of the province".
  • With the enactment of Bilang 51 on December 22, 1979, the city of Cebu now belonged to the newly-introduced "highly urbanized city" distinction and therfore lost its eligibility to participate in provincial elections regardless of what its charter indicated.
  • Cebu City has a total of 80 barangays.


Cebu City News

CH to hire additional manpower

By Razel V. Cuizon

THE Cebu City Government is set to form its own project team to supervise the implementation of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.

It will also come up with the City’s counterpart on the implementation of the project.

In its regular session last week, the City Council approved the project proposal on the detailed engineering design (DED) and social impact management project team of the BRT project.

Under the project proposal prepared by its chief, Rafael Christopher Yap, the City will hire five engineers and five social workers that will compose the City’s project team for BRT.


Yap said this will cost the City P5.5 million, which it will charge to the City Traffic Operations Management budget.

“With the pending implementation of the project, there is a need to hire five technical personnel that will work hand in hand with the DED consultancy in building capacity for the Cebu City Government to learn the aspects of BRT design and implementation,” the resolution read.

Yap said that since the BRT project is new to the country, the City needs to hire technical people to observe the system.

“We don’t have the expertise that’s why we need to hire these people and let them learn the whole thing,” he said.

The team will also makie sure that there will be no delay in the implementation of the project once it will start since they will monitor it, Yap added.


As for the social workers, they will be tasked to conduct social impact management that will coincide with the approved social management plan for the stakeholders, which are set to be affected by the BRT project.

Public utility vehicles and establishments along the BRT route are among those that will be affected by the project’s implementation.

The BRT project will start in Barangay Bulacao in the south, passing through the Cebu Business Park, and head to Barangay Talamban in the north.

The engineers and the social workers will become job-order employees of the City for a year, as stated under the project proposal.

The P10.6-billion BRT project is expected to be operational by 2017.

History of Cebu City, Province of Cebu, Philippines

The city of Cebu became a chartered City throgh the enactment of REPUBLIC ACT No. 3857 June 10, 1964

General Information Often called the “ Queen City of the South” and the Seat of Christianity in the Philippines , Cebu is the country's oldest city. Exploring Cebu City , one encounters a rich historic past. Cebuanos are extremely proud of their cultural and historical heritage, a legacy which has endured through the centuries from the time the great explorer Ferdinand Magellan first planted the cross on Cebu 's shore. Time has been kind to Cebu . From Zubu, the busy trading port in 1521, it has evolved into a highly urbanized metropolitan center which now serves as focal point of growth and development in Southern Philippines .

With its 6 cities; Cebu , Danao, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Toledo and Talisay; and its 47 smaller towns, Cebu has more than kept pace with the nation's progress. Today the island province leads in traditional and non-traditional exports and has the highest economic growth rate anywhere in the country. Likewise, recent indications pointed out that Cebu has become the country's favorite tourist destination. In contrast to the bustling metropolis, the rest of Cebu 's 167 islets and islands are lined with idyllic white sandy beaches and pristine clear waters. Cebu has gained wide popularity for fantastic diving grounds evidenced by the proliferation of resorts which offer luxurious accommodations, excellent dive facilities and the services of competent dive masters and dive guides. Cebu 's strategic location makes it ideal for those who wish to travel to the other islands and provinces by plan, boat or bus. No place could be too far from Cebu. ** from: cebu city tourism commission **

  • Below is a historical article from:

Zubu, was its original name and as far as 800 AD - was already an important trading port for Chinese, Siam, Islamic & Malayan goods.

Cebu is the first and oldest city in the Philippines. It is older than even Maynilad by at least seven years. In it, is the oldest school and oldest street in the country. It boasts of being the birthplace of Christianity in the Far East.

In many ways, Cebu has always been the Pioneer City. It is the land of many "historic firsts" & continues to pave the way for the rest of the country.

April 17, 1521 - the Portugese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, leading a Spanish expidition landed on Mactan Island. Soon afterwards, Rajah Humabon - the ruler of Zubu and a group of 400 Zubuanos were baptized as Catholics. Along with their baptism came the subjugation of the Philippines to Spanish sovereignity.

Spanish reign in Zubu was short-lived. Ferdinand Magellan himself died in the Battle of Mactan - in the hands of a great warrior chieftain - Lapu lapu. The definite cause of the dispute is still a point of arguement among historians. But it is likely to be the world's first violent encounter between Europeans and Filipinos.

From the martial arts point of view, it has been suggested that Lapu lapu used Arnis (ancient Filipino martial art) against Magellan's fencing skills. All Portugese & Spanish officers were required to take fencing, Magellan being no exception. Arnis proved superior.

Although Magellan is credited with the first circumnavigation of the World, he died in & was buried in Mactan.

From 1521 to 1570, Cebu was the effective Capital of the Philippines, which in turn was a province of Mexico. The Spaniards left Cebu in 1570, after repeated attacks from Portugese pirates. Governor-General Miguel Lopez de Legazpi had heard of the existence of a thriving city with a massive bay far north, which was said to be easier to defend - Maynilad.

Modern Cebu is a wonder to behold. It is easily the most progressive city in the Philippines. In southern Cebu, one can find the wondrous "Seven Steps Waterfalls".

Historical Sites of Cebu City

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  • Magellan's Cross
    • The most famous of all historical landmarks in Cebu City. This cross was planted in Cebu shores by Ferdinand Magellan in April 14, 1521, marking the spot where the first Catholic Christians- Rajah Humabon, Queen Juana and about 400 followers were baptized by Fr. Pedro de Valderama. Encased in hollow tindalo wood, it is now for centuries housed in a kiosk made of adobe wood and red-brick tiles. Devout Cebuano's and visitors never fail to pause and pray, drop coins and light votive candles before the Magellan's Cross. It has been venerated by people from all walks of life in the past four centuries.
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  • Fort San Pedro
    • The smallest and oldest tri-bastion fort in the country. Built in 1738 this served as the nucleus of the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines. It's three bastions La Conception, San Ignacio de Loyola and San Miguel till today still stand on their corners. It has a total area of 2,025 sq. meters; the walls are 20 ft. high, 8 ft. thick and each of the towers stands 30 ft. from the ground.
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  • Taoist Temple
    • Located at Beverly Hills, Cebu City. This temple preserves the teachings of Lao-tse the 600 B.C. Chinese Philosopher. Everyday people climb its 99 steps to light joss sticks and have their fortunes read.
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  • Plaza Indepedencia
    • Cebu’s Plaza Independencia was formerly called "Plaza Libertad". Strategically located between Fort San Pedro and the building that used to house the old Gobierno Provincial, it now becomes the most favored spot for picnics and trysts. Dominated by the obelisk of Legaspi, Plaza Independencia is Cebu's most historically significant plaza.
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  • Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño
    • The BASILICA MINORE DEL SANTO NIÑO, the only basilica in the Far East, is yet another historic landmark that will never cease to amaze its visitors. It in itself is a museum, a repository of beautiful religious images, and oil paintings of Augustinian saints, martyrs, and bishops that hang in the corridors of the convent. This Basilica was the former SAN AUGUSTIN CHURCH, built upon the order of by Don Legaspi and Fray Pedro de Urdaneta. The Basilica houses the country's oldest religious image-the Miraculous Image of the Holy Child Jesus more popularly known as "SENOR SANTO NIÑO".
*article from the government of Cebu City*

People of Cebu City, Province of CEBU, Philippines

  • Registered Voters (2009): 486,711
  • Population : (as of Aug 1, 2007): 798,809

Cebu Province has a total population of more than 3 million. Cebuano is the native tongue. While Filipino is commonly understood and spoken, the English language is widely used in business transactions and education.

Elected Government Officials of Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.

  • Cebu City is an independent city and is highly urbanized. It is within the province of Cebu but it has its own separate election. The registered voters of Cebu City can't run for office or vote for anyone outside of Cebu City. They are not eligible to participate in provincial elections.

Elected Officers of Cebu City for the term of 2013 - 2016
  • Mayor of Cebu City: Michael Lopez Rama - UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE
  • Councilors of Cebu City:
    • Councilors of the 1st District of Cebu City:
    3. ARCILLA, ALVIN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 95901 7.54%
    4. ANDALES, BEBS (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 93733 7.37%
    5. JAPSON, LEA (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 90353 7.11%
    6. DIZON, ALVIN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 85011 6.69%
    7. CABRERA, NIDA (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 83110 6.54%
    • Councilors of the 2nd District of Cebu City:
    1. OSMEÑA, MARGOT (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 123107 7.79%
    2. CARILLO, GERRY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 116530 7.37%
    3. GABUYA, JUN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 113901 7.20%
    8. OSMEÑA, RICHIE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 97916 6.19%
  • House of Representatives of Cebu City:
    • Congressman for the 1st District: DEL MAR, RAUL - LIBERAL PARTY
    • Congressman for the 2nd District: ABELLANOSA, BEBOT - LIBERAL PARTY

Elected Officers of Cebu City for the term of 2010 - 2013

House of Representatives:

ABC President:

SK Chairman:

Elected Officers of Cebu City for the term of 2007 - 2010

House of Representatives:

ABC President:

SK Chairman:

Barangays Elected Officials of Cebu City, Cebu

Businesses in Cebu City, Province of Cebu, Philippines

Invest in Cebu: It is not just a promise or potential, Cebu demonstrated its capability with an excellent economic track record.

  • It is the second largest city and fastest growing economy in the Philippines.
  • Cebu's export growth rate for the past 5 year has averaged close to 20% considerably higher than that of the country and any other province in the Philippines.
  • It leads the country in export items such as furniture, fashion accessories, carrageenan and gifts, toys and housewares.
  • It is the most accessible place in the Philippines, with more domestic air and sea linkages than Manila.
  • Cebu is base to over 80% of inter-island shipping capacity in the Philippines.
  • Cebu is the Tourism Gateway for the Central and Southern Philippines.
  • It is not in an earthquake zone or typhoon belt, nor are there volcanoes in the island.
  • Cebu has one of the best records for peace and order in the country.
  • Its labor force is oriented towards non-agriculture lines and is one of the most productive in the country.

The development of its infrastructure is balanced; it has all the ingredients necessary to be competitive and sustain investments. It is a cosmopolitan area with all the support facilities and amenities needed for an ideal lifestyle.

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 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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  • 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 City, Cebu, Philippines

  • If you have real estate property for sale in Cebu City, you can list that property for FREE HERE.
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

Catholic Churches in Cebu City
Alliance Of Two Hearts Parish

Horseshoe Drive, Banawa

Archdiocesan Shrine Of Our Lady Of Guadalupe ( Guadalupe Church)


Archdiocesan Shrine Of Our Lady Of Lourdes

F. Llamas St., Punta Princesa

Ayala Center Cebu

Cebu Business Park

Basilica Minore Del Sto. Niño

Osmeña Blvd.

Blessed Sacrament Parish

Reclamation Area

Carmelite Monastery

Juan Luna Ave.

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

Mabini St.

Chapel Of Our Lady Of The Miraculous Medal

Gorordo Avenue, Lahug

Holy Cross Parish

Basak, Pardo

Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel Parish - Recoletos

Cor. Magallanes - Leon Kilat Sts.

Our Lady Of The Sacred Heart - Capitol Parish

N. Escario St., Camputhaw

Redemptorist Church

P. O. Box 280

Remedios Parish


Sacred Heart Parish

D. Jakosalem St.

San Isidro Labrador Parish


San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish


San Nicolas De Tolentino Parish

C. Padilla St.

San Vicente Ferrer Parish

Sambag 1 And 2

St. Joseph Patriarch Parish


St. Therese Of The Child Jesus Parish

Pasteur Cor. Edison Sts., Lahug

Sto. Rosario Parish

P. Del Rosario St.

Sto. Tomas De Villanueva Parish


Mary Help Of Christians


Mother Of Perpetual Help Parish

Elizabeth Pond

San Roque Parish


St. Arnold Jannsen Parish

Alumnos, Basak

St. Joseph The Worker (chaplaincy)

Alu, Port Area

Sto. Niño Parish


Sto. Niño Parish


Schools in Cebu City, Province of 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.

  • Abe International College Of Business And Accountancy - - +63 32 234 2421
  • Cambridge Child Development Centre - - +63 32 233 4690
  • Center For Industrial Technology & Enterprise - +63 32 346 1611
  • Fun And Learn Achievers Academy, Incorporated - +63 32 255 2726
  • Kids' World Child Development Center - +63 32 233 0937
  • Microbagz Computer Services - +63 32 253 8046
  • Plumbing Review - - +63 32 264 5098
  • Sacred Heart School - Jesuit - - +63 32 233 4911
  • University Of Cebu - - +63 32 412 3542
  • University Of San Carlos - - +63 32 253 1000
  • University of San Jose Recoletos
  • Velez College
    • Fraternities:

Economy of Cebu City, Province of Cebu, Philippines

Outside of Metro Manila, the City of Cebu is considered as one highly urbanized area and metropolitan center with the highest potential for further economic growth. The presence of other growth centers in the immediate vicinities and outlying areas has further strengthened Cebu City’s economic base despite the lack of proper economic plan and/or lack of proper coordination of economic activities within the Metro Cebu Area. This is precisely the rationale for the city’s involvement on the metropolitan planning concept as initiated by the Metro Cebu Development Projects and City Planners. This has been further strengthened by the development policies of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the Regional Development Plan which include a Regional Investment Program. The City’s (Cebu) economic development, with the undertaking of its own investment program would therefore be merged with the regional level.

Nevertheless, Cebu City’s role as the urban core and the central business district for the metropolitan area, its sphere of influence throughout the Visayas and Mindanao as an institutional, cultural, commercial and transport center, the presence of a vigorous private enterprises and a strong middle class; and, a stable peace and order situation has catapulated Cebu City as Premier City of the South with a considerable economic potential.

**article from the city government of cebu city**

Jobs in Cebu City

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Natural Resources of Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

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
  • +63-2-929-6626

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 City, Cebu, Philippines

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Tourism commission lays out heritage walk package for city (Jun. 13, 2009)

THE Cebu City Tourism Commission (CCTC) intends to develop a walking tour of heritage sites in the city as a tourism product that can be offered to local and foreign visitors.

“We will give the heritage walk a brand,” said tourism commissioner Tetta Baad during the 888 News Forum yesterday at the Cebu City Waterfront Hotel and Casino. Read More

CEBU, Philippines — Cebu ranked no. 4 among Asian island destinations , according to Travel + Leisure magazine, which recently rleased the results of its World’s Best Awards 2009, a listing of the best hotels, airlines, cruises in islands and cities all over the world.

No other Philippine city, island, resort, hotel, or airline made it to the listing in other categories.

The awards are based on the American magazine’s 14th Readers’ Poll survey conducted from mid-January to the end of March this year.

“An unprecedented number of new names and places made their debuts on this year’s list, sometimes unseating longtime favorites,” says Travel + Leisure editor in chief Nancy Novogrod.

Cebu got a rating of 79.68 points.

It ranked behind Bali (87.41), Maldives (84.43), and Phuket (80.93).

Respondents were asked to rate the islands based on natural attractions, activities and sights, restaurant and food, people and value.

They had to rate a candidate on a scale of 1 to 5 where “1” means poor and “5” means excellent.

In the magazine survey, Cebu island was shut out, however, from the coveted list of Top Islands Overall.

Bali with a rating of 87.41 was still no. 1.

Phuket in Thailand ranked second last year but failed to land in this year’s top ten.

Top Islands Overall rankings include: Bali (87.41), Galapagos (86.80), Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia (86.09), Kauai (85.90), Mount Desert Island in Maine (85.87), Maui in Hawaii (85.48), Aeolian Islands in Italy (85.13), Maldives (84.43), Big Island (83.92), and Vancouver Island (83.74).

For the past three years, the announcement of the World’s Best Awards winners has been preceded by the release of findings from The Survey of Affluence and Wealth in America, created by Travel + Leisure’s parent company American Express Publishing and Harrison Group, a strategic-marketing research firm.

Novogrod says she was struck by the consistency of the insights of American consumers. “They have a high regard for value and service, brand loyalty and small rewards,” she said.

The Best Islands awards were divided into geographical categories: Continental US and Canada; Hawaii; the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas; Mexico and Central and South America; Europe; Asia; and Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

The questionnaires were developed by editors of the magazine in association with Harris Interactive, an independent research firm. They were posted in the magazine’s website.

Readers were invited to participate and a select group also received invitations by e-mail. Respondents were screened and responses from any identified travel-industry professionals were eliminated from the final tally.

In the Condé Nast Traveler annual Readers’ Choice Survey, Cebu has occupied the seventh spot in the best island destination in Asia/Indian Ocean three times: in 2008 at 70.9, which is two points short of 2007’s 72.3 points and 2004’s 72.8 points.

Twice, it has been ranked 8th best island destination: in 2006 with 71.0 points and in 2005 with 69.5 in the same magazine survey.

Both Travel + Leisure Magazine and Condé Nast Traveler are American publications based in New York.

Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses in Cebu City

  • Cebu City Marriott Hotel: +63 32 415 6100 - Cardinal Rosales Avenue, Cebu City, Central Visayas 6000, Philippines
  • Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino: +63 32 232 6888 - Lahug, Cebu City, Central Visayas, Philippines‎
  • Cebu Parklane International Hotel: +63 32 411 7000 - N. Escario Street, Lahug, Cebu City, Central Visayas
  • Cebu Midtown Hotel: +63 32 253 9125 - Fuente Osmeña Circle, Santa Cruz, Cebu City, Central Visayas
  • Holiday Plaza Hotel: +63 32 254 98 80 - F. Ramos St., Cebu City, Cebu
  • Montebello Villa Hotel: +63 32 231 3681 - Banilad, Cebu City, Central Visayas, Philippines
  • Marco Polo Plaza Hotel‎: +63 032 253 1111 - Lahug, Cebu City, Central Visayas, Philippines‎
  • Golden Peak Hotel: +63 32 233 8111 - Mandaue, Central Visayas, Philippines‎
  • Diplomat Hotel: +63 032 253 0099 - F. Ramos Street, Santa Cruz, Cebu City, Central Visayas, Philippines‎‎
  • Cebu Northwinds Hotel: +63 032 233 0311‎ - Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City, Central Visayas, Philippines‎
  • Ns Royal Pensionne‎: Juana Osmena Street Camputhaw , Cebu City, Philippines‎ - 032 254 5358‎
  • Shamrock Pension House‎: Fuente Osmena Boulevard , Cebu City, Philippines‎ - 032 255 2999‎
  • Ford's Inn‎: A.S.Fortuna St., Banilad, Cebu City, Central Visayas, Philippines‎ - 032 344 7980‎
  • Golden Valley Pension Inn Inc‎: 155 A. Pelaez , Cebu City, Philippines‎ - 032 253 8660‎
  • Jasmin Pension House‎: Gil Garcia Street Corner Maria Cristina Street , Cebu City, Philippines‎ - 032 255 4559‎
  • Maanyag Pension House‎: 255-A Archbishop Reyes Avenue Lahug , Cebu City, Philippines‎ - 032 232 8523‎
  • Villa Inez Pension House‎: A Abellana Guadalupe , Cebu City, Philippines‎ - 032 255 4079‎
  • Verbena Pension House‎: 584-A Don Gil Garcia Capitol Site , Cebu City, Philippines‎ - 032 253 0203‎
  • Cebu Regal Pension House‎: 9-A Junquera Extension , Cebu City, Philippines‎ - 032 255 6759‎
  • Cebuview Tourist Inn‎: Balintawak, Santo Niño, Cebu City, Central Visayas, Philippines‎ - 032 254 8333‎

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

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