Our 3 Favorite Videos about Mega Cebu

With videos becoming a part of everyone’s lives, Mega Cebu made it an essential part in our campaigns of promoting and enhancing Cebu.

On our Youtube channel, we have already posted more than 20 videos showcasing Cebu and its people. We have selected three of these as our top favorites:

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For Mega Cebu, a lot of things happened in 2014

Oh, we have been busy in 2014. And we will still be busy in the coming years. For now, allow us to summarize to you what we have been doing for Mega Cebu last year through this table of milestones:

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Working together to give Metro Cebu a makeover

What do you want Mega Cebu to be by 2050?

By this year, we hope to see a competitive Cebu, especially the 13 cities and municipalities under the metropolitan area. By competitiveness, we mean that constituents will be able to see attractive urban centers as well as preserved and revitalized historic areas.

We also wish to see this competitiveness reflected as stakeholders strengthen world-class gateway functions and improve links between Mactan and Cebu Island.

We also want to see a livable Cebu with thumbs-up mobility, featuring centre pedestrian and cycle networks around public transport hubs as well as green-ways, including parks and open space.

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Some of our favorite quotes during the MCDCB MOA Signing

Last March 30, 2015, stakeholders of the Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board (MCDCB) renewed their commitment to work together in achieving the Mega Cebu Vision 2050 by signing a memorandum of agreement. In a formal ceremony at the Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center, our leaders also took the podium and shared touching quotes that reminded us of what we have done, how we are doing and what are needed from us in this promising journey to make Cebu livable and sustainable.

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Did you know that Cebu has a serious water supply problem? Answer our quick survey.

These past few days, we at Mega Cebu have been posting requests to our followers to answer our short survey that mainly checks on their awareness level regarding the water situation in Cebu, particularly Metro Cebu, the focus of the Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board.

So far, we have collected answers from close to a hundred respondents as of March 31, 2015, after promoting the survey online for more than a week now.

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Where are the alternative growth centers in Cebu?

The rural areas.

This was the main highlight of Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III in his speech before the members of the Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board during its quarterly Full Board Meeting last March 18, 2015 in Talisay City.

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[POLL] Do you think the Cebu BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) will succeed?

This post in inspired by a news article by the Philippine News Agency and published in Panay News on March 2, 2015. Titled “Why Bus Rapid Transit System will succeed,” it points out several factors that show optimism on the upcoming transportation option that have been received with mixed emotions by many residents in Cebu, based on our engagement with our followers on Facebook and Twitter.

Cebu BRT

Image: Pixabay

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Collaboration is a big deal in urban planning

by Elaine Jane Pañares | USJR Mass Comm intern

”Together, we can make a difference,” goes the popular line we get to hear often in election campaigns and calls for support for advocacies.

Is this possible? Yes. Time and again, countless of incidents, big and small across the world, have proven how collaborative efforts can lead to positive changes. They lived up to what collaboration means—an action working with someone to produce or create something.

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Future engineers, Mega Cebu brainstorm to address Cebu’s infra issues

The 5th year civil engineering students of the University of San Carlos (USC) and University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) and Mega Cebu have conducted brainstorming sessions to choose project studies that will address the infrastructure problems in local government units from Carcar City to Danao City.

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The importance of rivers for cities and towns

Let’s start with the basics. What is a river? It is a body of water with current moving in one general direction. It varies in size, with smaller versions of rivers being referred to as streams, creeks, or run. Water in a river flows into a bay or an ocean.

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