Cebu City – Where Faith Meets Fortune
The city of Cebu is known as the birthplace of many of the Philippines’
heroes, leaders, and captains of industry. Strategically located in a
vital trade route, it is one of the country’s largest ports,
manufacturing hub, and commercial centers. Many families from all parts
of the country have chosen to relocate to Cebu to take advantage of the
clean air and wholesome environment. It is where a strong faith meets
chances to make a fortune, and this makes Cebu an ideal place for
raising a family.
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Even before the Spaniards arrived, Cebu was already a vibrant port town
with a diverse array of cultural influences from all over Southeast
Asia and the Middle East. The Spaniards, in turn, left a very visible
imprint on the city. In fact, Magellan’s Cross, which is reputed to
have been planted by the legendary explorer in 1521, is a revered
symbol of the introduction of Christianity into the country. Cebuanos
also venerate the image of the Santo Niño de Cebu (the Child Jesus),
which is one of the oldest Christian relics in the Philippines. The
Sinulog Festival, which is celebrated yearly in honor of the Santo
Niño, draws tourists from all parts of the globe.
Families with young children can choose from among the city’s top
schools, such as the University of San Carlos (USC), Sacred Heart
School – Ateneo de Cebu, the Cebu International School, and St.
Theresa’s College, all of which offer primary and secondary education
that is at par with the best schools in the country. Local colleges
include USC, the University of the Visayas, Southwestern University,
and the University of Cebu, which have all produced board topnotchers
in their respective fields.
Because of the presence of cultural and educational opportunities in
the city, children who grow up in Cebu develop a strong sense of
patriotism and love for family.
Buying a House in Cebu City
Much of Cebu is yet to be developed; however, many of the Philippines’
largest property developers have built residential subdivisions all
over the city. Most of these subdivisions offer amenities such as 24/7
security, clubhouses, access to recreational facilities, and proximity
to schools. One can buy a house in Cebu City from P1.5 million in the
Talamban district to P85 million for a mansion in the Busay Hills. This
proves that Cebu City has a house for families of every size and