Hon. Hilario P. Davide III

Governor, Province of Cebu 
Chair, MCDCB

Through Mega Cebu, we have made great strides in achieving our dreams for Cebu – to be more wholesome, advanced, vibrant, equitable, and sustainable – to become one of the greatest places in the world. The collaborative work of all the stakeholders, the local government units, government line agencies, civil societies, and the private sectors in Mega Cebu proved that we can always do better and accomplish more.

Metro Cebu has recently been recognized by the United Nations as a model of metropolitan governance along with New York City in the United States, Tokyo in Japan and Seoul in South Korea. This recognition serves as an inspiration and a challenge for all of us, especially for our local government units to continuously improve their services and aim for a better quality of life for all their constituents.

The Cebu Provincial Government adopted the Mega Cebu Roadmap Study into the Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plan (PDPFP), which serves as a guide in aligning the Province’s agenda to the needs and wants of the stakeholders. The results and recommendations in the Roadmap study would surely be of great help as we move forward.

I congratulate the amazing team behind Mega Cebu and everyone who gave their strong support and commitment. With all of you, I am con dent that we will soon achieve our dreams for Cebu. Every e ort and every sacri ce is indeed a step closer to Mega Cebu 2050.


God bless us all.

Mr. Roberto E. Aboitiz

President, Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. 
Co-Chair, Private Sector, MCDCB

Since the inception of the Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board in 2011, we saw the coming together of individuals and institutions, both private and public, that listened to and acted on the lessons taught by history. With the deliberate, purposive and coordinated efforts on coming up with an integrated masterplan for the entire Metro Cebu, serious urban development issues felt by the people residing and working or doing business in the metropolitan area have been brought to the fore.

It is important for the people of Cebu to grasp the essence of each effort wielded by these individuals and institutions in every meeting, planning and activity. Exhausting positively our energies has thankfully produced remarkable milestones in the urban development history of Cebu.

These include, among many others, the completion of the The Roadmap Study for Sustainable Urban Development in Metro Cebu in 2015, the institutionalization of the Mega Cebu Development Authority bill which is now at the committee level of the House of Representatives, the organization of the annual Mega Cebu Month, the inclusion in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development-led Urban Green Growth in Dynamic Asia Project, and participation in the annual Asia Smart Cities Conference in Yokohoma Japan, among others.

This annual report aims to inform you of our journey towards the Mega Cebu 2050 vision, corroborating the efforts put in through the strong partnership between the public and private sectors that share the dream of creating a livable and sustainable Mega Cebu. These stories also relay the message of hope so that when you suddenly think or feel it is impossible to solve traffic or water issues, you can refer to this special document anytime to remind you that through focus, hard work and partnerships, you can be a gem to the big picture and create a bright future for the people around you.

So, as we move forward to another year, we will continue to listen to and act on plans and lessons to achieve our dream — a vibrant, equitable, sustainable and competitive Cebu, where our hearts sing.

Efren B. Carreon

Regional Director, NEDA 7 and Vice-Chair, MCDCB

My warmest greetings to Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board (MCDCB) as it marks another challenging but fruitful year.

This 2016 Mega Cebu Annual Report attests to the hard work, partnership and resolve among the leaders, members and partners of the MCDCB in its pursuit for sustainable urban development in Metro Cebu. More things need to be planned and more plans need to be done, yet the Board’s accomplishments in 2016 remind us of the dedication of the women and men behind Mega Cebu.

As head of the MCDCB secretariat, we will keep on working with all stakeholders to move the development agenda as outlined in the Roadmap Study for Sustainable Urban Development in Metro Cebu. Let this 2016 Annual Report be a foundation for future tasks that lie ahead in order for us to reach the Mega Cebu Vision 2050.

Abbie Foster


Clyde Barton


Katie Moore


Paul Hogan