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Basi la Minore del Santo Niño Church

Basila Minore del Sto Niño Church

In order to introduce you to some places in the Philippines, we will be presenting a series of articles about different areas of the country.  The two main international entry points into the Philippines are Manila and Cebu.  The Christian Filipina co-owner (and co-writer of our articles) is from Negros Island, near Cebu.  So we will begin our series with Cebu.

Cebu , formerly called “Sugbu”, is known as The Queen City of the South. Cebu is rich in tourism because of its historical shrines, sites, and tourist spots.  Cebu in fact is where Ferdinand Magellan died almost 500 years ago when he ventured to become involved in a tribal dispute while spreading the message of Christianity and exploring.

You can find Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño (the oldest church in the Philippines) located in Cebu, Downtown, Colon Street. This church contains the image of the Holy Child.

There is a week- long celebration in Cebu every 3rd week of January called the”Sinulog Festival” to honor the Holy Child, Senior Sto. Niño.



Magellan's Cross

Magellan's Cross Inside the Basilica


Women offer dances in the Sinulog Festival each day in front of the Basilica and Magellan’s Cross.  Whether Magellan’s Cross is actually the cross erected by Magellan, we do not know, but this is the one and only place to take a look yourselves to come to your own opinion about it.

Cebu also has the oldest street and the shortest national road in the Philippines, Colon Street. 

Colon Street


Colon Street is a crowded street at the heart of downtown Cebu. It is named after Christopher Columbus (a navigator, colonizer, and explorer from Genoa in case you did not know).

Colon Street is an area with a wide variety of commercial sites, such as: shopping malls where most Cebuana ladies buy their personal things like dresses and accessories for a lesser price; local restaurants basically known as “pongko-pongko”; fashion shops; and movie theaters .

Most of the Cebuano’s are Catholics, the next biggest religious sects are Protestant, Iglesia Ni Kristo, Muslims and Buddhists.

Cebu has three Chinese temples, the most famous among of which is the Taoist temple.




It is considered as the home of Chinese People in the Philippines. It was built in 1972 and located in Beverly Hills Subdivision in Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines. The main entrance of this temple is a replica of the Great Wall of China. Tourists will not leave Cebu without taking a look at this temple.

Cebu City is blessed with a relatively sensible climate making it a favorite tourist destination. It is rarely visited by typhoons;, being outside the typhoon belt is an advantage. As to its water resources, Cebu City has five major rivers located in Guadalupe, Buhisan, Subang-daku, Lahug, and Pardo. The Cebuano dialect (Bisaya, Visaya, or Cebuano) is the native language of the population in the region. English is also widely spoken and considered the second language. Other dialects includes Tagalog (widely spoken through the entire Philippines), Ilonggo, Waray and Bicolano.

Love is in the air! Cebu is the perfect place where you can find true love from Filipinas. It is one of the best places in the world to meet women, especially Filipina women. Cebuanas are not after the money; they want to find true love even though it is very hard to find nowadays. Filipina women are longing for a long-term and serious relationship that would last a lifetime. A Filipina could be everything that you wish for.


They have a kind and big heart that is willing to understand their partner in times of misunderstanding. They can find a reason to smile even in the most difficult and challenging situations. Their warm smile will really touch a man’s heart and soul. A Filipina wife is someone who will share laughter and tears with you for a lifetime.

Cebu is now one of the most visited places in the Philippines because of its inspiring views to visit, such as historical places, beaches, hotels, restaurant, and big shopping malls. It is also one of the best Filipino dating place because you can have a variety of choices of places to spend time with your loved ones.

There are lots of high quality standards universities, lots of high private hospitals and many job opportunities because of investors. Cebu is one of the most peaceful places in the Philippines, and people are very friendly and hospitable. Being kind-hearted is their key to get the trust of the investors and customers. Patience, smiles, hard work, understanding, and talent are just some of the good qualities that you can see in the Cebuanos.

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  1. I am very impressed with the cultural arts exhibited.
    It is obvious that there is African influence in the genetic mixing of the people. So where is the African influence in the cultural arts exhibits? I have seen a number of sculptural arts, but where can I find the African influence in the architecture? Are there any African villages or signs of African culture in a village?

    Comment by Leon Wallace — July 26, 2012 @ 5:45 am

  2. thank you for the remarks on cebu,being an australian, the only tourist destination advetised is manila and angeles city, i have been and lived in cebu, [talisay]and found all you say is true, except you did not mention how to get there , shipping from manila, by ferry is fantastic, plane is shorter and you enter at maktan island, but i will agree, cebu has the lovielist girls, and very genuine, but ,you mentioned scammers, it also applies to woman to, depending on what site you join,ive been twice scammed (filipinocupid), but not on christian filipino ,thank you ….john hall

    Comment by john hall — July 26, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

  3. I am going to the Philippines this October. I will be going to Cebu from Vancouver, Canada. My intention is to spend 5 months in the Philippines as I am now retired (59 years old and widowed). I hope to find a beautiful lady to spend the rest of my life with. I have a friend who married a Philippine lady and he is very happy. After reading this article I am encouraged.

    Comment by Roy Ronald — July 26, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

  4. im so in love with the awesome inner beauty of filapino
    women,the tropical beauty,& the freedom to live peacefully
    there….plus im happy that you chose Cebu,because this is where my future wife lives now,Thank you for all your insights into the Beauty & wonders of Cebu Philippines
    for one day,Cebu will become my Haven of rest..,as i fully
    come to enjoy its tasteful Beauty all around.., in more ways than???

    Comment by RichSears — July 26, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

  5. Hi Leon, We wish we were experts in that part of history to be able to answer your question, but unfortunately we’re not. Maybe another reader will know and add a comment. John, Thanks for your comments, we will be adding more articles with details on travel to, in, and from Cebu. Roy, Sounds good. We are sure you’ll meet many wonderful people. Rich, we are always happy to hear from you also. We are sure you all will enjoy your time in Cebu.

    Comment by Christian Filipina — July 26, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

  6. I have been to Cebu City. It is a very nice city. Don’t miss the Cathederal and the old fort at the harbor. If you wish to bring someone to the US they will have to come to Cebu City for a required course before they can get a Visa to leave the Phils.

    Comment by Bob Mackley, St Marys, Ga — July 27, 2012 @ 9:27 am

  7. Cebu looks like the nicest city in the Philippines.
    I am thinking about retiring there someday.
    But….don’t tell me that the Philipinas don’t want money.
    I have been ONLINE searching for over 3 years.
    They either want money…or… they are really a LADYBOY.
    Either one problem or the other.
    And most of the real pretty ones have already been knocked
    up by their Filipino boyfriends.

    Comment by ipmala — July 28, 2012 @ 6:01 am

  8. Hi ipmala, Sorry to hear that you have not yet met the one for you. I noticed you only logged in to our site one time three years ago. Maybe you are searching on a different site that is not working for you? We want you to consider coming back to Christian Filipina again. Every day we hear from people who meet on our site. Over a hundred sincere ladies join our site every day, and we manually check each profile. Your next step should be to plan your trip to the Philippines to meet ladies in person. When the ladies know you will be going there soon, then you will start to meet the kind of ladies who are looking for a real relationship and not the insincere ones you have apparently been meeting up until now.

    Comment by Christian Filipina — July 28, 2012 @ 8:07 am

  9. I’m a tall, dark and handsome African American male from Houston, TX. I’m a Vietnam Theatre service-disabled veteran, who has very fond memories of beautiful filipinas whom I met at USO shows for American servicemen and service women, bands provided good soul music for all of us. It has been my lifelong dream to return to the Asia-Pacific region, with living in the Philippines my first priority. I will be moving to the Philippines in February 2013, to find my soulmate that the Lord has already chosen just for me. I’m very excited about relocating to the most beautiful tropical paradise and meeting what I call the most friendliest people in all of Southeast Asia. May God bless us all !!!

    Respectfully Yours, Harold B.

    Comment by Harold L. Brown Jr. — September 11, 2012 @ 2:20 am

  10. Hi Mr Brown,

    Welcome to the site. Thank you for your service.

    We are happy to have you as a visitor and member of the site, and we are sure you will meet many quality ladies here at Christian Filipina.

    Peter, Jen, and the C.F. staff

    Comment by Christian Filipina — September 11, 2012 @ 9:58 am

  11. #8 i like his comment , it is true now a days ,many are using their beauty to have money. but the screpture says be wise like a serpent and be humble like dove . many beautiful women looking also a honest and christian man . i hope you can find her. me im looking also a real christian.. not only for saying but by doing.a born again believer,serving GOD AS HIS SAVIOR AND SOON COMING kING !

    Comment by elsasala — October 18, 2012 @ 3:28 am

  12. I disagree 100% with ipmala in his assessment of Filipina ladies. They are not all after your money. Actually very few are. Of course they like money because they are poor. They want a loving relationship with an honest man. I have to say if ipmala has been looking for 3 years for a lady then something is wrong with his outlook. I have met some wonderful, honest ladies on this site that just want love and caring from an honest man. As far as his comment about all pretty ladies having been pregnant, that is just a ridiculous statement that is not true. Men, there are wonderful Christian ladies on this site that would make wonderful Godly wives that you will not find anywhere else. Thank you.

    Comment by Michael Oudeans — February 3, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

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