History and Culture
REPORT: The Richest Province in the Philippines is in Visayas
Choose Philippines | Nov 24, 2015
The "Queen City of the South" has been declared as the richest province in the country according to a 2015 report released by the Commission on Audit or COA.
The report was based on the province' equity and income: Cebu is highest in terms of financial capability with PhP 28.181 billion equity and Negros Occidental comes in fourth with PhP 4.741 billion equity.
What makes Cebu not only the richest but also one of the most alluring destinations in the Philippines? Here are 5 reasons:
1. It has a perfect seaside vacation spot
Retreat from the busy life of the city as you come to this place they call "Your Home By The Sea." Drive South of Cebu City in Moalboal and discover this place where you can relax your senses and have a holistic vacation experience you will enjoy.
2. It is voted as one of the best islands in the world
2014 was a big year for the Philippines. We got a double win for the "Top 30 Islands in the World", with Palawan and Boracay as our best bet, in the Readers' Choice Awards 2014 of US-based luxury and lifestyle travel online magazine Condé Nast Traveler. This year, the list was trimmed down to "20 Best Islands in the World" and we got three wins.
3. It has a beautiful coastline and a prominent lighthouse
About 14 kilometers from Cebu City is the town of Liloan, a town everybody should start putting in their itineraries whenever visiting the island of Cebu. This quaint town got its name from whirlpools (lilo in Cebuano) that form in some areas of Silot Bay. This fast-growing municipality is also referred to as “The Light of the North," a title that attributed to one of its prominent landmarks, a lighthouse in the coastline of Catarman.
4. It has the best of nature and the most thrilling adventure
This long and narrow stretch of land in Central Visayas is a proven tourism hot spot. From north to south, just about every place in the province has something remarkable to offer; from business to beaches, whalesharks and food and culture, there’s an endless list of reasons to visit this part of the country. In the town of Badian, 130 kilometers southwest of Cebu City, the crowd drawer is a gorgeous waterfalls named Kawasan.
5. It is home to the best-tasting lechon and the grandest festival
Cebu is comprised of its capital, Cebu City, and four other cities, namely: Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City, and Talisay City. Nestled in the heart of these cities are some century old churches, historic landmarks, and beautiful white sand beaches. Here's a rundown of everything you need to see and experience in Cebu.