Business Contacts / Trade Associations

A handy reference for contact info from key associations/ industry within Cebu. PHILEXPORT-CEBU3/F GMC Plaza Building Legaspi Extension, Cebu City Tel. Nos. (6332) 254-4240 / 254-4333Fax No. (6332) 254-0774Mr. Charles Streegan, PresidentMs. Sylvia Comendador, Executive Director   CEBU FURNITURE INDUSTRIES FOUNDATION, INC.3/F GMC Plaza Building Legaspi Extension, Cebu City Tel. Nos. (6332) 253-3091/ 253-0274TeleFax (6332) 253-7408 / 254-8246Email pifs@furniturecebu.comWebsite... Read More

Cebu Quick Facts

Population/Language Cebu Province has a population of more than 3 million. Cebuano, is the native tongue. Filipino (Tagalog) is commonly understood and spoken. The English language is widely used in business transactions and you’ll be surprised at how many locals speak it. Keep in mind, Cebuanos are not that keen on their Northern neighbours. If you know some Tagolog, use it sparingly, as you will quickly find a raised-eyebrow or two when using it. We suggest, a few well... 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 of jewelry and musical instruments. Basketry was developed by the inter island trade which... 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 staff. Customs: Visitors are advised to complet the Baggage Declaration Form prior to disembarking... 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 ornaments. The men wore bahagui on the lower torso, covered their heads with silk turbans and decorated... Read More