Cebu City – A City for All Seasons
With amazing cultural diversity and impressive economic growth, Cebu
City is the undisputed center of trade and culture in the Visayas. It
is a transportation hub with a bustling seaport and international
airports, and modern businesses have built sites in the city’s many
business and IT parks. Cebu City has transformed itself into a city
which is always ready to take on the future.
Cebu City – Where History Meets Progress
What is now known as Cebu City was formerly the capital of an ancient
Hindu-Philippine kingdom. Sensing the importance of the city to Spain’s
ambitions of empire, the soldier and sailor Miguel Lopez de Legazpi
fortified Cebu and used it as a base of operations from which he
launched attacks on other islands in the archipelago. After moving his
capital to Manila, Legazpi transformed Cebu into a busy port through
which trade between Asia and the Americas passed. This made Cebu a
melting-pot of different ideas, nationalities, and languages.
Through the years, this ability to adapt has earned for many Cebuanos
their places in Philippine history. Some of the Second Philippine
Republic’s leaders, such as Vicente Sotto and Sergio Osmeña, were born
and educated in Cebu City. Many of the country’s richest people,
including John Gokongwei and the Gotianun and Aboitiz families, have
roots in Cebu City, making it a cradle of business tycoons.
Cebuanos are immensely proud of their city, which has gone through many
challenges to become what it is right now. With the development of the
Cebu IT Park, Cebu Business Park, and South Road Properties, Cebu City
is now poised to take on the future.
Renting a Townhouse in Cebu City
Many of them chose to move to Cebu because of the availability of jobs
and educational facilities nearby. To cater to this additional demand
for residences, townhouses are available for rent throughout Cebu City.
Monthly rent for townhouses ranges from P11,500 to P80,000 depending on
size, location and amenities.