Metro Cebu

Map of Metro Cebu

Churches of Christ

Bulacao, Talisay Church of Christ
Buyong, Lapu-Lapu City Church of Christ
Cebu Bible College
Elicon House, Cebu City Church of Christ
Jones Ave, Cebu City Church of Christ
Peace Valley, Cebu City Church of Christ
Pusok, Lapu-Lapu City Church of Christ
San Isidro, Talisay Church of Christ
Tanke, Rattan, Talisay Church of Christ


The Cebu Metropolitan Area or Metro Cebu is the main urban center of the island province of Cebu. The center is Cebu City, the oldest city Philippines. Metro Cebu is located along the central eastern portion of the island including the nearby island of Mactan. It accounts for 14.9 percent land area and 44.16 percent population (2000 census) of the entire province of Cebu.

Metro Cebu is the metropolitan area that is centered on Cebu City, the capital of the Cebu Province with nine surrounding cities and municipalities. It is the second largest metropolitan area in the Philippines in terms of population and the most densely populated urban area outside Luzon.

Filipinos and Mestizos (Filipinos of mixed descent) constitute the majority in Metro Cebu. Significant number of Filipino Chinese also lives in Metro Cebu. Foreign groups include the Americans, Chinese, Spaniards, Indians and Pakistanis, Arabs, Japanese, Koreans, British, Italians, Basques, and other Europeans.

Cebuano, the provincial dialect, Filipino (the National Language that is based on the Manila lingua franca) and English are the linguae francae, and virtually all people from Metro Cebu understand them. Other languages include Tagalog, Cebuano, Waray, and Ilonggo.

Majority of the Filipinos are Christians, mostly Roman Catholics and Protestants. The Chinese and the Indians practice Buddhism and Hinduism, respectively. Islam is the religion of the Maranao Filipinos.

Many of the best and well known educational institutions in the country are located in Metro Cebu like the oldest school in the Philippines – University of San Carlos, University of the Philippines, University of San Jose – Recoletos, University of Cebu, and the Cebu Normal University. Other noteworthy universities include University of Visayas, Cebu Doctors’ University, Velez College, and Cebu Institute of Technology. The Cebu International School, located in Talamban, Cebu City is currently the only recognized international school in the Visayas and Mindanao region. Many students from nearby provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao go to Metro Cebu to study college.