Living in Cebu is of course different from being a tourist. A lot of things need to be sorted out. It's not like moving from Connecticut to Jersey or from Oslo to Trondheim.
You probably won't stay in a hotel, and need a place to stay.
You need to sort out your visa
You might need a driver's license
If you get a driver's license you might need a vehicle
Maybe you want to open a business?
How to make cheap phone calls?
You might want to get married, or divorced
You might need a lawyer
The list goes on and on and on.
I've stayed here for 1 1/2 years and even if I do know a lot, I'm still not an expert. That's why I've consulted good people that know more about certain things than I, such as
Paul Whiteway in Expatservices(his job IS to assist people moving here)
Tim Potter when it comes to technology.
Tony Jarman is out every night and the most social guy in Cebu
Edwin Bojos is a local and can teach you how to deal with them.
Read the articles - more to come later. Also read the blogs and your knowledge will increase.
If you are missing some articles and feel that you're the one to write it - please contact me. We're always looking for more experts.
Have in mind there are different ways of doing things. You will probably find things you disagree with, so feel free to share your point of view.
Living in Cebu is not an exact science!