Cebu City

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', officially the ' (Dakbayan sa Cebu; Lungsod ng Cebu), is a highly urbanized city of the island of Cebu in the Central Visayas Region,.wikipedia
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Cebu

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', officially the ' (Dakbayan sa Cebu; Lungsod ng Cebu), is a highly urbanized city of the island of Cebu in the Central Visayas Region,. Located in the middle of the eastern side of Cebu Island, it is the center of a metropolitan area called Metro Cebu which also includes the cities of Carcar, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Naga and Talisay; and the municipalities (towns) of Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla and San Fernando.
Its capital is Cebu City, the oldest city and first capital of the Philippines, which is politically independent from the provincial government.

Central Visayas

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', officially the ' (Dakbayan sa Cebu; Lungsod ng Cebu), is a highly urbanized city of the island of Cebu in the Central Visayas Region,.
Central Visayas (Tunga-tungang Kabisay-an; Gitnang Kabisayaan) is a region of the Philippines, numerically designated as Region VII. It consists of four provinces (Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor) and three highly urbanized cities (Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu, and Mandaue).

Metro Cebu

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Located in the middle of the eastern side of Cebu Island, it is the center of a metropolitan area called Metro Cebu which also includes the cities of Carcar, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Naga and Talisay; and the municipalities (towns) of Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla and San Fernando.
It comprises Cebu City and six surrounding cities (Carcar, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Naga, Talisay) and six municipalities (Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla, San Fernando).

Cities of the Philippines

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', officially the ' (Dakbayan sa Cebu; Lungsod ng Cebu), is a highly urbanized city of the island of Cebu in the Central Visayas Region,. Many other Philippine cities such as Dansalan (now Marawi), Iloilo City, and Bacolod City were also incorporated at that time (see Cities of the Philippines).
Some independent cities still serve as the seat of government for the province in which they are geographically located: Bacolod (Negros Occidental), Cagayan de Oro (Misamis Oriental), Cebu City (Cebu), Iloilo City (Iloilo), Lucena (Quezon), Puerto Princesa (Palawan) and Tacloban (Leyte). In such cases, the provincial government, apart from already financing the maintenance of its properties such as provincial government buildings and offices, may also provide the government of the independent city with an annual budget (determined by the province at its discretion) to aid in relieving incidental costs incurred by the city such as road maintenance due to increased vehicular traffic in the vicinity of the provincial government complex.

Lapu-Lapu, Philippines

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Located in the middle of the eastern side of Cebu Island, it is the center of a metropolitan area called Metro Cebu which also includes the cities of Carcar, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Naga and Talisay; and the municipalities (towns) of Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla and San Fernando.
Lapu-Lapu City is bounded on the north by the Main Island of Cebu, to the west by Cebu City and Mactan Channel, on the east by the Camotes Sea, and on the south by the town of Cordova.

Consolacion, Cebu

ConsolacionMunicipality of Consolacion
Located in the middle of the eastern side of Cebu Island, it is the center of a metropolitan area called Metro Cebu which also includes the cities of Carcar, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Naga and Talisay; and the municipalities (towns) of Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla and San Fernando.
Consolacion is bordered on the north by the town of Liloan, to the west by Cebu City, on the east by the Camotes Sea, and on the south by the city of Mandaue.

Compostela, Cebu

Compostela
Located in the middle of the eastern side of Cebu Island, it is the center of a metropolitan area called Metro Cebu which also includes the cities of Carcar, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Naga and Talisay; and the municipalities (towns) of Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla and San Fernando.
Compostela is bordered on the north by the city of Danao, to the west by Cebu City, on the east by the Camotes Sea, and on the south by the town of Liloan.

Danao, Cebu

DanaoDanao CityDanao Chartered City, Philippines
Located in the middle of the eastern side of Cebu Island, it is the center of a metropolitan area called Metro Cebu which also includes the cities of Carcar, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Naga and Talisay; and the municipalities (towns) of Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla and San Fernando.
Danao lies within the Metro Cebu area and is approximately 33 km from Cebu City.

Liloan, Cebu

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Located in the middle of the eastern side of Cebu Island, it is the center of a metropolitan area called Metro Cebu which also includes the cities of Carcar, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Naga and Talisay; and the municipalities (towns) of Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla and San Fernando.
Liloan is bordered on the north by the town of Compostela, to the west by Cebu City, on the east by the Camotes Sea, and on the south by the town of Consolacion.

Toledo, Cebu

ToledoToledo CityToledo Chartered City, Philippines
Cebu is bounded on the north by the town of Balamban and the city of Danao, on the west by the city of Toledo, on the east by the cities of Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue and the towns of Liloan, Consolacion and Compostela, and on the south by the city of Talisay.
Toledo City is bordered to the north by the town of Balamban, to the west is the Tañon Strait, to the east is Cebu City And Naga and the town of Minglanilla, and to the south is the town of Pinamungajan.

Miguel López de Legazpi

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On 13 February 1565, Spanish conquistadors led by Miguel López de Legazpi together with Augustinian friars whose prior was Andrés de Urdaneta, arrived in Samar, taking possession of the island thereafter.
Miguel López de Legazpi (c. 1502 – August 20, 1572), also known as El Adelantado and El Viejo (The Elder), was a Basque-Spanish navigator and governor who established the first Spanish settlement in the East Indies when his expedition crossed the Pacific Ocean from the Viceroyalty of New Spain in modern-day Mexico, arrived in Cebu of the Philippine Islands, 1565.

Carcar

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Located in the middle of the eastern side of Cebu Island, it is the center of a metropolitan area called Metro Cebu which also includes the cities of Carcar, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Naga and Talisay; and the municipalities (towns) of Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla and San Fernando.
Carcar is located 40 km south of Cebu City.

Minglanilla, Cebu

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Located in the middle of the eastern side of Cebu Island, it is the center of a metropolitan area called Metro Cebu which also includes the cities of Carcar, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Naga and Talisay; and the municipalities (towns) of Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla and San Fernando.
Minglanilla is located 15 km south of Cebu City.

History of the Philippines (1521–1898)

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Before the arrival of the Spaniards, Cebu city was part of the island-rajahnate and trade center of Pulua Kang Dayang or Kangdaya (literally "[the islands] which belong to Daya"), now better known as the Rajahnate of Cebu.
In Cebu City, at the Visayas, the settlement received a total of 2,100 soldier-settlers from New Spain (Mexico).

Capital of the Philippines

CapitalCapital / Highly Urbanized Cityfirst capital of the Philippines
Cebu is the country's oldest city; it was the first Spanish settlement, and the first capital of the Philippines.
While Gloria Macapagal Arroyo proposed that the nation's capital to move to Cebu City.

Cordova, Cebu

Cordovamunicipality of Cordova
Located in the middle of the eastern side of Cebu Island, it is the center of a metropolitan area called Metro Cebu which also includes the cities of Carcar, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Naga and Talisay; and the municipalities (towns) of Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla and San Fernando.
*Cebu City

Zamboanga City

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The war also started the Spanish–Moro Wars waged between the Christian Visayans and Muslim Mindanao, wherein Moros burned towns and conducted slave raids in the Visayas islands and selling the slaves to the Sultanates of the Malay Archipelago and the Visayans fought back by establishing Christian fort-cities in Mindanao, cities such as Zamboanga City.
After having abandoned the city, the Spaniards as well as some Latin-American mercenaries from Peru and Mexico, joined forces with troops from Pampanga and Visayan soldiers (From Bohol, Cebu and Iloilo) and reached the shore of Zamboanga to bring peace to the island against Moro pirates.

Bacolod

Bacolod CityCity of BacolodBacolod City, Negros Occidental
Many other Philippine cities such as Dansalan (now Marawi), Iloilo City, and Bacolod City were also incorporated at that time (see Cities of the Philippines).
Having a total of inhabitants as of the, it is the most populous city in Western Visayas and the second most populous city in the Visayas after Cebu City.

Iloilo City

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Many other Philippine cities such as Dansalan (now Marawi), Iloilo City, and Bacolod City were also incorporated at that time (see Cities of the Philippines).
The city's Spanish inception and the royal decree further implies its status and reputation as one of the five Spanish Royal Cities in the Philippines after Manila, Naga, Cebu and Vigan.

Legislative districts of Cebu City

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These are grouped into two congressional districts, with 46 barangays in the northern district and 34 in the southern district.
The Legislative Districts of Cebu City, are the representations of the city of Cebu in the various national legislatures of the Philippines.

New Spain

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In 1567 the Cebu garrison was reinforced with the arrival of 2,100 soldiers from New Spain (Mexico).
Seeking to develop trade between the East Indies and the Americas across the Pacific Ocean, Miguel López de Legazpi established the first Spanish settlement in the Philippine Islands in 1565, which became the town of San Miguel (present-day Cebu City).

Battle for Cebu City

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It was finally liberated with the Battle for Cebu City in March and April 1945.
The battle resulted in an Allied victory over the occupying Japanese Army and the liberation of Cebu City.

Rajah Humabon

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He was welcomed by Rajah Humabon (also known as Sri Humabon or Rajah Humabara), the grandson of Sri Lumay, together with his wife and about 700 native islanders.
, in a region which is now part of Cebu City, who died of disease and was succeeded by his son Sri Hamabar, also known as Rajah Humabon.

Talisay, Cebu

TalisayTalisay CityTalisay City, Cebu
Located in the middle of the eastern side of Cebu Island, it is the center of a metropolitan area called Metro Cebu which also includes the cities of Carcar, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Naga and Talisay; and the municipalities (towns) of Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla and San Fernando.
It is bordered to the north by Cebu City, to the west is the city of Toledo, to the east is the Cebu Strait, and to the south is the town of Minglanilla.

Tomas Osmeña

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Mayor: Tomas Osmeña LP
Tomas "Tommy" de la Rama Osmeña (born July 26, 1948) is a Filipino politician who served as Congressman for the second district of Cebu City from 2010 to 2013.