Discover Cebu: The Philippines’ Oldest City


Liezel Porras


Aug 9, 2022


Discover Cebu: The Philippines’ Oldest City

Colon St., the oldest street in the Philippines, built in 1565


Cebu – the oldest city in the Philippines – is located in the center of the country. Historically, it was also where the first Spanish settlement was established, making it the first capital of the Philippines.


Its rapid growth as a business, trade, commercial, and educational hub has made Cebu one of the major business centers in the Philippines. Despite its emphasis on business, the city offers a thriving cultural scene, beautiful beaches, and delightful cuisines.

Go-to Place for Travelers

The Sirao Flower Garden, Fort San Pedro—the country’s smallest and oldest fort; Osmea Fountain—located in the heart of uptown Cebu City; and Malapascua Island—a popular diving site as it's the only place in the world you can regularly see thresher sharks before sunrise. 

Because of Cebu's strategic and economic importance to the nation, it is referred to as the "Queen City of the South." It is one of the wealthiest cities in the country and welcomes more than 2 million tourists visitors each year. The abundance of historical sites, cultural landmarks and tourist destinations surrounding Cebu makes it a prime destination for both business and leisure travelers.

Cebu Office

Being one of the largest and oldest cities in the Philippines, Cebu is a dynamic and progressive metropolis where work opportunities in both public and private organizations are continually in demand. Last year, Xillium expanded its operations to Cebu, where skilled and allied health professionals are further improving our company's services while meeting the needs of our clients. Expanding our operations allows us to work with even more professionals that have training advantages, such as experience working within call centers.

Connecting With the Community

We go to where the nursing and healthcare staff are. Having local managers and staff come into the local office for training and socialization strengthens the bond with Xillium and its people — fostering a sense of community and trust. Xillium is deeply connected to every staff member.

Liezel Porras

Liezel holds a degree in Literature and has years of experience in remotely mentoring foreign students to speak English. Her academic involvement also includes writing and editing learning materials and content. Her distance learning profession cultivated her competency in communication, management, research, and technology.

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