Cebu City, officially the City of Cebu (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Sugbo, Filipino: Lungsod ng Cebu), is the capital city of the province of Cebu and is the "second city" of the Philippines, being the center of Metro Cebu, the second most populous metropolitan area in the Philippines after Metro Manila. Cebu is a first income classhighly urbanized city, and according to the 2010 census, it has a population of 866,171– making it the fifth most populated city in the country.In the 2013 election, it had 547,681 registered voters. Cebu City is a significant center of commerce, trade and education in the Visayas region.
The city is located on the eastern shore of Cebu island. It is the first Spanish settlement and the oldest city and the first capital of the Philippines. It is considered as the Fount of Christianity in the Far-East.
Cebu is one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines, with Cebu City as the main center of commerce, trade, education and industry in the Visayas. Condé Nast Traveler Magazine named Cebu the 7th best island destination in the Indian Ocean-Asia region in 2007, 8th best Asian-Pacific island destination in 2005, 7th in 2004 and in 2009, with popular tourist destinations such as Mactan Island and Moalboal. In a decade it has transformed into a global hub for furniture making, tourism, business processing services, and heavy industry.
A zebu (/ˈziːˌbjuː/, /ˈziːbuː/ or /ˈzeɪbuː/; Bos primigenius indicus or Bos indicus or Bos taurus indicus), sometimes known as indicine cattle, humped cattle or Brahman, is a species or sub-species of domestic cattle originating in South Asia. Zebu are characterised by a fatty hump on their shoulders, a large dewlap and sometimes drooping ears. They are well adapted to withstanding high temperatures, and are farmed throughout the tropical countries, both as pure zebu and as hybrids with taurine cattle, the other main type of domestic cattle. Zebu are used as draught oxen, as dairy cattle and as beef cattle, as well as for byproducts such as hides and dung for fuel and manure. In 1999, researchers at Texas A&M University successfully cloned a zebu.
Taxonomy and etymology
The scientific name of zebu cattle was originally Bos indicus, but they are now more commonly classified within the speciesBos taurus as Bos taurus indicus, together with taurine cattle (Bos taurus taurus) and the ancestor of both of them, the extinctaurochs (Bos taurus primigenius). Taurine ("European") cattle are descended from the Eurasian subspecies, while zebu are descended from the Indian subspecies. "Zebu" may be either singular or plural, but "zebus" is also an acceptable plural form. The Spanish name, "cebu" or "cebú", is also present in a few English works.
CEBU CITY – The city government showed its readiness in case a weather disturbance affects the city in the coming days ... AMBULANCES and other disaster response equipment owned by the CebuCity government are presented to the public as the city prepares for an expected weather disturbance.
... fair weather on Saturday, Sept ... With this, generally, fair weather conditions are expected in Metro Manila, BaguioCity, Legazpi City, MetroCebu, and Metro Davao with chances of localized thunderstorms causing sudden rain showers for the next three days according to PAGASA.
Amid this weather phenomenon, the CebuCityGovernment has laid out some interventions and actions to help the local farmers preserve and produce food despite the El Niño. Cebu City has over 12,000 identified and registered farmers. City Agriculturist Engr ... Weather advisories.
... to passengers that may be stranded by the effects of the weather disturbance ... Based on the PPA data, there were several passenger vessels that were not allowed to sail due to bad weather condition, among them are those headed to CebuCity from Leyte, and from Bohol to Leyte.
Elizabeth Peralez, a 64-year-old resident of Jakosalem St., CebuCity, told SunStar Cebu that the reduction will allow them to save money. Due to the hot weather, their electricity bill went up to P1,200 from their usual monthly bill of P1,000... of Banawa Cebu City and Charissa Betania of San Antonio, Cebu City shared the same sentiments.
CEBU CITY – Because of the extreme hot weather from April to May, a local lawmaker is pushing for the return of the opening of secondary and elementary classes in the month of June ... “The hot weather is during the months of April and May and we all know that our classrooms are congested ... Borgonia said the hot weather also affects the mood of teachers.
FARMERS in CebuCity have asked the government to lay down concrete plans before the African swine fever (ASF) and the El Niño weather phenomenon damage their farms and livelihood ... Cebu City officials last week said the infected pigs, numbering eight, came from a single backyard farm.
A WEEK after the state weather bureau declared the start of summer, CebuCity’s top official has ordered a raft of measures to secure water supply for food production, just as the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) revealed a drop in water production due to the heat.
Kudos to PrimeStagSports for bankrolling this OPBF featherweight title match, and though the crowd at the CebuCitySports Complex was a bit sparse, I really couldn’t complain because the weather wasn’t optimal and we were lucky the rains stopped just in time for main bouts to proceed.
MayorRama, who is the LCP president, said the mayors, accompanied by their vice mayors and councilors, from local government units (LGUs) all over the country will observe how the Sinulog festival is run by the CebuCityGovernment and how to implement this in their own localities.
CEBU City Councilor JerryGuardo believes there is no longer ... It was previously reported that organizers of the Sinulog Festival are still considering the Cebu City Sports Center as the fallback option in the event of extreme weather conditions and the unreadiness of the SRP venue.