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CITY OF CEBU (CEBU)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   Located on the eastern shore of Cebu; Northeast of the city are Mandaue City and the town of Consolacion, to the west are Toledo City, the towns of Balamban and Asturias, to the south are Talisay City and the town of Minglanilla
   
ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:
Mactan-Cebu International Airport
    Nearest seaport:  
Cebu International Port
    Major road networks:

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:
The Cebu Metropolitan Area has what is termed by the Weather Bureau as the third type of climate in which there is no distinct wet or dry season. There is more rainfall during the southeast monsoon seasons in the month of September. the summer heat which generally come in March reaches its peak in April and May. Humidity is approximately 77%, decreasing during the summer months and increasing during the rainy days by a few percent. As per records of the Weather Bureau, the average temperture in Cebu City is 27.4 0C or 81.3 0F

HOTELS AND RESORTS:
 
Cebu Castle Peak hotel; Cebu City Marriott Hotel; Cebu Grand Hotel; Cebu Holiday Plaza Hotel; Cebu Midtown Hotel; Cebu Northwinds Hotel; Cebu Regal Pension House; East Capitol Pensionne;Eddies Hotel;  Fuente Pension House;  Golden Valley Hotel, Inc.; Hotel De Mercedes; Hotel Sogo; Montebello Villa Hotel; Paragon Suites; Richmond Plaza Centre, Inc.; Sarrosa International & Residencial Suites; The Apartelle; The Golden Peak Hotel & Suites;  Vacation Hotels Corp - Cebu; Waterfront Cebu City Hotel; Westpoint Inn

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:   Basilica Minore del Santo Niño; Butterfly Sanctuary and Art Gallery; Casa Gorordo Museum;  Celestial garden; Fort San Pedro; Jumalon Museum;  Lapu-Lapu Shrine; Magellan's Cross; Magellan's marker; Phu Sian Temple; Taoist Temple; The Tops; University of San Carlos; University of San Carlos museum

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:  
Cebu Reggae Festival

ETHNIC GROUPS:

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:
Cebuano, Tagalog and English

RELIGION:
Roman Catholic

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:
  

      Land-Based Phone Companies: PLDT, Islacom, Cruztelco, Sotelco  
      Cellular Phone Companies:
Globe Telecom, Extelcom, Islacom, Philtel, Smart

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:

Malls:   SM City; Ayala Center; Robinsons Place; Gaisano Malls.
Popular establishments:  
Abuhan Restaurant, Bo's Coffee, Cafe Adriatico, Krua Thai Restaurant, Formo Restaurant, , Giuseppe Restaurant, Gloria Jeans Coffee,       Holiday Spa, Olio Restaurant, Sawasdee Spa, Spice Fusion Restaurant, Starbucks Coffee, Tinder Box, Yellow Cab Pizza, Zen Spa
Entertainment venues:   Banilad Town Center, Cebu Country Club, Club 7, Cafe Havana, Crossroads, K1 Karaoke, Kasadja, Sunflower Disco, Vudu Club

BANKS:  Allied Bank; Asia United Bank, Banco de Oro, Bank of Commerce, Bank of the Philippine Islands, BPI Family Savings Bank, China Banking Corporation, China Savings Bank, Citibank, N.A., Development Bank of the Philippines; East West Bank, Land of the Philippines, Malayan Bank, Metro Bank,  Philippine Bank of Communications, Philippine Business Bank, Philippine National BankPhilippine Postal Savings Bank, Philippine Savings Bank, Philippine Veterans Bank, RCBC Savings Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Robinsons Bank, Security Bank, Sterling Bank of Asia, Union Bank, United Coconut Planters Bank, UCPB Savings Bank

UNIVERSITIES:
Cebu Doctor's University ; University of the Visayas; University of the Philippines Cebu; University of San Jose; Cebu Normal Univesity; Southwestern University;Cebu Institute of Technology - University; Cebu Technological University

HOSPITALS:
 
Cebu City Medical Center;  Cebu Doctors' University Hospital; Cebu Family Clinic; Cebu (Velez) General Hospital; Cebu North General Hospital; Chong Hua Hospital; H. W. Miller Memorial Sanitarium and Hospital; PNP Hospital; Sacred Heart Hospital; Saint Anthony's Mother and Child Hospital; Saint Vincent General Hospital; Vicente Sotto Medical Center


MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
    House Rental:
    Food:
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    Education:
    Health:

PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
  8 Newtown Boulevard, Lancaster Cebu Resort Residences,  The Persimmon
    Merchant partners:  
Cebu Pacific Pension House, Pinakapot Distributions Inc
    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:
Cebu Sattelite Office - Shop no. 7 2nd level, Waterfront Hotel, no. 1 Salinas Drive, Lahug Cebu City
    Number of PRA retirees:   646
    LIRA MOA/MOU:  CITY GOVERNMENT OF CEBU thru the Cebu Investments Promotion Center (CIPC) and CEBU CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (CCCI)      

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:  
  

IT Parks/Centers;  IT Parks/Center; GAGFA IT Center; JESA Building;
JY Square IT Center II;  Maria Cristina Building;  Qimonda I.T. Center;
Arcenas Estate IT Building;  Asia Town Information Technology Park;
CBP-IT Park; Cebu I.T. Tower;  Creativo IT Center;  DG3 I.T. Center;
HDMF-WTCI IT Tower; Innove IT Plaza;  JY Square IT Center;
JY Square IT Center III;  Keppel Center;  Lexmark Plaza; Mango Square;
Robinsons Cybergate Cebu;  Synergis IT Center;  Cebu South Road Properties

   Government agencies/branch offices:   

   Consular Offices : Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian, Slovac Republic, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom

LINKS:

http://www.cebucitytourism.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cebu,_Cebu#Sister_cities.2Ftowns


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