32 Facts About Cebu


Cebu, officially the Province of Cebu, is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region, and consists of a main island and 167 surrounding islands and islets.

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Rajahnate of Cebu was a native kingdom which existed in Cebu prior to the arrival of the Spaniards.

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Cebu was sent by the Maharajah to establish a base for expeditionary forces to subdue the local kingdoms, but he rebelled and established his own independent Rajahnate instead.

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Cebu became the first European settlement established by the Spanish Cortes in the Philippines.

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In 1901, Cebu was governed by the United States for a brief period it became a charter province on 24 February 1937 and was governed independently by Filipino politicians.

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Cebu, being one of the most densely populated islands in the Philippines, served as a Japanese base during their occupation in World War II which began with the landing of Japanese soldiers in April 1942.

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Cebu became a key center of resistance against the Marcos dictatorship, first becoming apparent when the hastily put-together lineup of Pusyon Bisaya defeated the entire slate of Marcos' Kilusang Bagong Lipunan in Region VII.

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Cebu is located to the east of Negros, to the west of Leyte and Bohol islands.

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Northern Cebu gets more rainfall and typhoons than southern Cebu because it has a different climate.

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The remaining forest patches in Cebu are composed primarily of the following tree species.

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Province of Cebu has 3 independent cities that are not under provincial supervision but are grouped with the province for geographical and statistical purposes, 6 component cities, and 44 municipalities for a total of 53 units as listed below:.

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Cebu is the capital of the Catholic faith by virtue of being the first Christian city, the first capital of the Spanish East Indies, and the birthplace of Christianity and the Philippine Church.

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Pope John Paul II, in his Homily for Families in Cebu, called the island as the birthplace of Christianity in the Philippines.

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Cebu consistently gets a big share of tourist arrivals in the Philippines and has become the tourist gateway to Central and Southern Philippines due to its central geographic location, accessibility, and natural resources.

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Cebu's industry helps make the Philippines the 5th largest shipbuilding country in the world.

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In 2013, Cebu ranked 8th worldwide in the "Top 100 BPO Destinations Report" by global advisory firm, Tholons.

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Data gathered by the National Economic Development Authority 7 showed that of the 98 BPO and IT companies operating in Cebu, 32 offer voice operations while 66 companies offer non-voice operations.

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Cebu's economy is driven by the mining and quarrying areas in Toledo, Naga, Alcoy, and Danao.

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Cebu Pacific Air is an airline owned by Cebu-based Gokongwei family.

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On 28 May 2008, Cebu Pacific was named as the world's number one airline in terms of growth.

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Cebu Pacific commenced international long-haul flights to Middle East and Australia, flight to Guam starting Q1 2016.

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Cebu is home to a local television station, Cebu Catholic Television Network .

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Cebu is considered as the main education hub in the Visayas.

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Cebu is home to one fully accredited international school, Cebu International School, a K–12 school established in 1924.

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Cebu is considered to be a hub of medical education, with many international students coming to study medicine in Cebu's medical schools.

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Cebu City is a significant cultural centre in the Philippines.

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Cebu Lechon is among the two types of lechon in the Philippines.

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Cebu explained that the Child's dance resembled the river current.

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In 2012, Cebu introduced Life Dance, the biggest outdoor dance party in the Philippines.

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Literally translates to the "Celebration in Cebu", this Festival is a relatively new festival in Cebu, conceptualized in 2008.

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Gwen Garcia, together with the Province of Cebu, set up another electric company to supply electricity in the town.

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Cebu is well known for producing Lechon Inasal and has two towns that are dedicated "Lechon Towns" with one being Talisay .

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