Things to do and see in Cebu


  Historical   Magellan’s Cross. 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... Read More

Power Sources in Visayas


The Visayas island group – to which Cebu belongs – has three main power baseloads which are interconnected into one grid with capacity of over 2,200MW of electricity. The main source is geothermal energy, supplemented by thermal and diesel generating plants. These sources provide Cebu with predictable 220V AC electricity at stable prices. However, no matter what the... Read More

Getting to Cebu


This (relativley) modern facility in Philippine terms, serves both international and domestic flights and boasts of a comprehensive list of facilities. The PR blurb states it has lots of amenities including a shopping center, duty-free shop, souvenir shops, caf├ęs, business centers, food shops, communication facilities, banking facilities, car rentals, hotel and resort reservations,... Read More

Cebuano Art and Culture


The Arts in Cebu Cebu’s liturgical art manifests its deeply rooted Catholic tradition. Relief or three-dimensional santos or holy images, murals, and paintings for altarpieces, gold and silver vestments, and altar accessories have always been Cebuano expressions of religiosity that are stylistically similar with those of Bicol. Cebuano folk art includes basketry and the hand-crafting... Read More

Cebu’s History


In the early 16th century, the natives of Cebu under Rajah Humabon, engaged in an active trade where bartered woven-cloth, embroidery, cast-bronze utensils, and ornaments were traded. The settlement also had small foundries producing mortars, pestles, wine-bowls, gongs, inlaid boxes of betel, and rice measures. Humabon himself was finely clad in a loincloth, silk turban, and pearl,... Read More

Airport Information


ENTRY REGULATIONS Valid passport. Except for stateless-persons and those from countries with which the Philippines has no diplomatic relations, ALL visitors may enter the country without visas and may stay for 21 days. Special facilities: Facilities for the Physically-Handicapped: The airports are handicapped-friendly. Wheelchairs are available on request from the airline ground... Read More

A quick history lesson on Cebu


Zebu or Sugbu, as the early inhabitants called the island, engaged in a thriving trade and commerce with neighboring Malay countries and reached as far as Thailand and China. The people lived in log houses with nipa roofs and used porcelain wares and earthen jars to store wine and water. They adorned themselves with stunning gold jewelry and embellished their clothes with beautiful... Read More