In spite of all the disappointing stories about what is happening in Manila such as terrorism, killings, incidents of violence and calamities I would proudly say that it’s still fun to be in the Philippines! Yes, it cannot be denied that there are unpleasant news such as those mentioned earlier, but these occurrences do not happen in all of the entire 7,000+ islands of this country. Even natural calamities do not occur – at least all at one time and simultaneously -- over the many islands of this Republican State.
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You might probably ask why. Well, for those who are not aware, the Republic of the Philippines (RP) is an archipelago. Manila is its capital city but it alone does not make the entire RP. Being a resident of Cebu City for more than four (4) decades, and since my roots are quite diversified, I would say that the Cebu province in general is one of the most frequently visited places and one of the highly populated regions in the Philippines.
Reasons Making Cebu Attractive
What makes Cebu more attractive than anywhere else in the country? There are so many varied reasons why tourists or non-tourists eye at Cebu next to Manila.
- Geographical Structure
Life is more fun when you feel safe and secured. The following facts make Cebu an ideal place for your family and loved ones.
- Cebu is not situated in an earthquake (seismic) belt.
- It is not located within a typhoon zone.
- No volcano is found in the entire island province.
- This province is the most accessible region in the Philippines considering the existence of numerous domestic air and sea linkages compared to Manila.
- Investment Destination
Being a region composed of highly diversified people from various cultural origins, Cebu possesses the necessary facilities and state-of-the-art amenities that suit to any lifestyle of its inhabitants or constituents and most importantly of its valuable investors.
Cebu has a well-balanced infrastructure which is an essential facet for a sustainable investment.
- Tourist Spots and Historical Landmarks
Generally, people go to places – that would include the citizens of any country for that matter – to see interesting sites that can make their trips memorable and worthwhile. Parallel to that fact, most foreign visitors come to Cebu to witness the beauty of the place.
Visiting Cebu is never complete without seeing the following renowned historical landmarks, namely: Magellan’s Cross and Lapu-lapu Shrine. They inscribe the dramatic history of Christianity in the Philippines. Though Christianity may be dominant, there are other existing religions as well like Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism co-existing peacefully.
That is why, it is quite unfair for one to judge any country for that matter based merely on one place. Cebu exists as well as other beautiful places in the Philippines. This fact alone disproves prior misconceptions about the Republic of the Philippines. Manila is not the entire Philippines but just a single component of the 7,000+ islands of the Philippine archipelago!