LIVING IN A CULTURAL HUB
The Philippines is an archipelagic country that consists of more than 7000 islands. In this tropical country you will find plenty of beautiful places; one of them is the province of Cebu– a place ripe with employment and entertainment opportunities. In result, plenty of Filipinos decide to visit or live in this province; and most of them prefer to stay in high-rise luxury condominiums in Cebu.
Rockwell Land Corporation established 32 Sanson to create an environment that integrates city living with the serenity of nature. Through 32 Sanson, Rockwell aims to provide Filipinos with a luxurious living experience that can only be accomplished in this province. Cebu – fondly called the Queen City of the South (Hara nga Dakbayan sa Sugbo) – is the country's main domestic shipping port. The province prides itself to be a significant centre of trade, industry, and education in the whole of the Visayas region.
Aside from various businesses, this province is also rich in historical sites. Learn about the province’s story to help you appreciate the place and get to know the locals better.
In the early days, Cebu City was a fishing village and a farming settlement. Back then, it was a port of trade with neighbouring South East Asian countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia. It was governed by native Visayan kings and was the location of the Rajahnate of Cebu – an Indianized kingdom that was founded by Sri Lumay, a half-Tamil and half-Malay prince of the Hindu Chola dynasty of Sumatra. Sri Lumay was sent by the Maharaja to the banks of the province in order to establish a base for the dynasty. The Maharaja's strategy was to set up a base to better deploy expeditionary forces in order to conquer and subdue the local kingdoms and expand their empire. However, the prince rebelled against the executive order and began to establish his own independent Rajahnate instead. Later on, he became known as Rajamuda Lumaya.
Cebu's ancient name is Sugbo, which in Cebuano means "scorched earth" or "great fire". It refers to Sri Lumay’s ‘scorched earth tactics’ which he used to defend his people against Moro raiders. Over time, its name changed to a melodious derivative of its ancient name perhaps because the port of the Rajahnate became so busy with trading. Its current name comes from the Cebuano word sibo or sibu which literally means "trade". It is a shortened form of sinibuayng hingpit which literally translates to "the place for trading". Cebu's ancient trade port was set in a strategic location, a harbour that was always buzzing with activity even today. In fact, roughly 80% of today's domestic shipping companies are based on the island.