Cebu

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Cebu ( Sugbu) is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas (Region VII) region, and consists of a main island and 167 surrounding islands and islets.wikipedia
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Cebu City

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Its capital is Cebu City, the Queen City of the South, the oldest city and first capital of the Philippines, which is politically independent from the provincial government. The Cebu Metropolitan Area or Metro Cebu is formed by 7 neighboring cities (Carcar City, Cebu City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City, Naga City, and Talisay City) and 6 municipalities (Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla, and San Fernando).
Cebu City, officially the City of Cebu (Dakbayan sa Sugbu; ), also known as the Queen City of the South, is a 1st class highly urbanized city of the island of Cebu in the Central Visayas Region, Philippines.

Metro Cebu

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The Cebu Metropolitan Area or Metro Cebu is formed by 7 neighboring cities (Carcar City, Cebu City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City, Naga City, and Talisay City) and 6 municipalities (Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla, and San Fernando). Cebu is one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines with Metro Cebu being the second largest metropolitan area in the Philippines (after Metro Manila) and Cebu City as the main center of commerce, trade, education and industry in the Visayas.
Metropolitan Cebu, or simply Metro Cebu, (Kaulohang Sugbo), is the main urban center of the province of Cebu in the Philippines.

Visayas

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Cebu is one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines with Metro Cebu being the second largest metropolitan area in the Philippines (after Metro Manila) and Cebu City as the main center of commerce, trade, education and industry in the Visayas.
The major islands of the Visayas are Panay, Negros, Cebu, Bohol, Leyte and Samar.

Rajahnate of Cebu

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The Rajahnate of Cebu was a native kingdom which existed in Cebu prior to the arrival of the Spaniards.
The Rajahnate of Cebu (Cebuano: Gingharian sa Sugbu; Filipino: Kaharian ng Cebu; Malay: Kerajaan Cebu), or simply Sugbu, was an Indianized Raja (monarchical) Mandala (polity) on the island of Cebu in the Philippines prior to the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors.

Mactan

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Mactan–Cebu International Airport, located on Mactan Island, is the second busiest airport in the Philippines. The province consists of Cebu Island, as well as 167 smaller islands, which include Mactan, Bantayan, Malapascua, Olango and the Camotes Islands.
Mactan is a densely populated island located a few kilometres (~1 mile) from Cebu Island in the Philippines.

Cebuano language

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The name "Cebu" comes from the old Cebuano word sibu or sibo ("trade"), a shortened form of sinibuayng hingpit ("the place for trading").
The name Cebuano is derived from the island of Cebu, which is the Urheimat or origin of the language.

Rajah Humabon

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Arriving in Cebu City, Magellan, with Enrique of Malacca as translator, befriended Rajah Humabon the Rajah or King of Cebu, and persuaded the natives to ally themselves with Charles I of Spain.
Rajah Humabon, later baptized as Don Carlos, was the Rajah of Cebu (an Indianized Philippine polity) at the time of Portuguese-born Spanish explorer Ferdinand Magellan's arrival in the Philippines in 1521.

Capital of the Philippines

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Its capital is Cebu City, the Queen City of the South, the oldest city and first capital of the Philippines, which is politically independent from the provincial government.
These included, among others: Tagaytay, Cebu, Davao, San Pablo, Baguio, Los Baños, Montalban, Antipolo, and Fort McKinley.

Miguel López de Legazpi

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In 1564, Spanish explorers led by Miguel López de Legazpi, sailing from Mexico, arrived in 1565, and established a colony.
After obtaining peace with various indigenous nations and kingdoms, he made Cebu the capital of the Spanish East Indies in 1565 and later transferred to Manila in 1571.

2013 Bohol earthquake

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In October 2013, Cebu and Bohol were hit by record-setting 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead, and collapsed some buildings, including 5 historical churches.
It affected the whole Central Visayas region, particularly Bohol and Cebu.

Battle of Mactan

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On 27 April the Battle of Mactan occurred, where the Spaniards were defeated and Magellan was killed by the natives of Mactan in Mactan Island.
The warriors of the native chieftain of Mactan Island Lapu-Lapu overpowered and defeated a Spanish force fighting for Rajah Humabon of Cebu, under the command of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, who was killed in the battle.

Bantayan Island

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The province consists of Cebu Island, as well as 167 smaller islands, which include Mactan, Bantayan, Malapascua, Olango and the Camotes Islands.
It is situated to the west of the northern end of Cebu island, across the Tañon Strait.

Central Visayas

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Cebu ( Sugbu) is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas (Region VII) region, and consists of a main island and 167 surrounding islands and islets.
It consists of four provinces (Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor) and three highly urbanized cities (Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu, and Mandaue).

Cebuano people

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They originated in the province of Cebu in the region of Central Visayas, but then later spread out to other places in the Philippines, such as Siquijor, Bohol, Negros Oriental, southwestern Leyte, western Samar, Masbate, and large parts of Mindanao.

Mandaue

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The Cebu Metropolitan Area or Metro Cebu is formed by 7 neighboring cities (Carcar City, Cebu City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City, Naga City, and Talisay City) and 6 municipalities (Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla, and San Fernando).
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Olango Island Group

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The province consists of Cebu Island, as well as 167 smaller islands, which include Mactan, Bantayan, Malapascua, Olango and the Camotes Islands.
The Olango Island Group is a group of islands found in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines and is a part of Cebu Province.

Visayans

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One of his successors, Arcadio Maxilom, is a prominent general in the liberalization of Cebu.

Camotes Islands

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The province consists of Cebu Island, as well as 167 smaller islands, which include Mactan, Bantayan, Malapascua, Olango and the Camotes Islands.
The island group is located east of Cebu Island, southwest of Leyte Island, and north of Bohol Island.

Consolacion, Cebu

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The Cebu Metropolitan Area or Metro Cebu is formed by 7 neighboring cities (Carcar City, Cebu City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City, Naga City, and Talisay City) and 6 municipalities (Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla, and San Fernando).
Today, Consolacion is a robust residential urban municipality with a vigorous economy, providing a place to live for people employed in the neighboring cities of Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu and Cebu.

Daanbantayan

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Flat tracts of land can be found in the city of Bogo and in the towns of San Remigio, Medellin and Daanbantayan at the northern region of the province.
Located at the northern tip of Cebu island, Daanbantayan celebrates its annual fiesta along with the Haladaya Festival which starts 21 August and ends with street-dancing on 30 August, in honor of Datu Daya, the legendary founder of the town.

Malapascua

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The province consists of Cebu Island, as well as 167 smaller islands, which include Mactan, Bantayan, Malapascua, Olango and the Camotes Islands.
Malapascua is a Philippine island situated in the Visayan Sea, 6.8 km across a shallow strait from the northernmost tip of Cebu Island.

Philippine resistance against Japan

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They started the Anti-Japanese military operations in Cebu from April 1942 to September 1945 and helped Cebuano guerrillas and fought against the Japanese Imperial forces.
Meanwhile, Japanese invasions of Cebu (April 19) and Panay (April 20) were successful.

Negros Island

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Cebu is located to the east of Negros, to the west of Leyte and Bohol islands.
The westernmost portions of the island soon fell under the nominal rule of the Kedatuan of Madja-as from the neighboring islands of Panay and Guimaras, while the easternmost areas were influenced by the Rajahnate of Cebu from neighboring Cebu Island.

Mount Lantoy

Mount Lantoy is a 593 m mountain located 10 km inland from the municipality of Argao, Cebu in the Philippines.

James M. Cushing

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Cebuano guerrilla groups led by an American, James M. Cushing, is credited for the establishment of the "Koga Papers", which is said to have changed the American plans to retake the Philippines from Japanese occupation in 1944, by helping the combined United States and the Philippine Commonwealth Army forces enter Cebu in 1945.
circa 1910, d. August 26, 1963) was a mining engineer in US Army who commanded the Philippine resistance against Japan on Cebu Island in the Philippines during World War II.