Key Terms that Have Made Cebu Famous


There are some things that you immediately associate with Cebu.

Like dried mangoes, sweet ripe mangoes, guitars, Colon Street and more. Here are some of the key terms that, when spoken, immediately conjures nostalgic thoughts of the island of Cebu.

Dancing Inmates

Cebu is where the dancing inmates are. They are the YouTube famous Cebu Provincial and Rehabilitation Center inmates that wowed the world with their dancing skills. If you want to see criminals dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller then Cebu is the place for you. Check out the HQ video. Excellent choreography, is it not?

Lechon

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The world-famous lechon is found here with varieties now such as vegetable lechon and boneless lechon. It is in other words, a roasted pig on a stick with skin to die for. Not appealing to read huh? But tell me that after tasting one.

Sinulog

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A well-known festival is done here. Sinulog is a festival that praises the baby Jesus and is done every third week of January. It is with street dancing, parties and processions. Basically, just like what any festival in the country does only more famous.

Lapu-lapu

Source: Øyvind Holmstad, Wikimedia Commons

Not the fish. Lapu-lapu is the first national hero who fought against the Spanish colonizers, led by Ferdinand Magellan.

 

Oldest Street, Oldest School

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Cebu is the oldest city in the Philippines (the first Spanish "city" and not necessarily the first native settlement) and has the oldest street in the Philippines, Colon Street. It also has the oldest school, University of San Carlos. Congrats for being old Cebu!

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