Named to be the second city of the Pearl of the Orient Seas, Cebu continues to flourish along with its almost 3 million citizens. Cebu, Philippines, the address that has become the mode and means of trade and industry and even to tourism, commending all the largest tourist spots and historical places built therein. It is undeniably true that Cebu is one of the most competitive cities in the Philippines not only for its industrial outputs but also for its intellectual and educational products. Cebu’s academes are one bundle of the finest higher education institutions in the country. Way back Magellan’s colonizing frontier, Cebu was a native agricultural and undeveloped land, and as time sweeps by, Cebu have turned into a fully operational city and become the second largest productive city in the Philippines.
Nevertheless, the city of the proud Cebuanos is a land of discoverable wonders and history. As one of the oldest cities in the country, Cebu has jarred with it the portions of the country’s history. Basilica Minore del Santo Niño, is a 16th century BC church located in Cebu, Philippines and was purportedly built on the spot where the image of the Sto. Nino was found. It is not just a religious sanctuary, but also a huge of treasure chests for antiques, priestly vestments and the Santo Nino’s old cloaks, old furniture, historical statues and relics. The basilica does not only cradles the Christians but also the birth and successful branching of Catholicism and Christianity to the city and to the country.
Among the most tourist spots is the Magellan’s Cross which is actually a Christian cross planted by Portuguese and Spanish colonizers following the orders of Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu. This cross is covered by a chapel next to the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño still in Cebu, Philippines.