Mactan

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Mactan is a densely populated island located a few kilometres (~1 mile) from Cebu Island in the Philippines.wikipedia
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Cebu

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Mactan is a densely populated island located a few kilometres (~1 mile) from Cebu Island in the Philippines. The island is part of Cebu Province and it is divided into Lapu-Lapu City and the municipality of Cordova.
Mactan–Cebu International Airport, located on Mactan Island, is the second busiest airport in the Philippines.

Philippines

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Mactan is a densely populated island located a few kilometres (~1 mile) from Cebu Island in the Philippines.
Simultaneous with these Muslim slave-raids against the Visayans, was the rebellion of Datu Lapu-Lapu of Mactan against Rajah Humabon of Cebu.

Cordova, Cebu

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The island is part of Cebu Province and it is divided into Lapu-Lapu City and the municipality of Cordova.
Also spelled Cordoba, most of the municipality lies on separate islands off the southern coast of Mactan Island.

Mactan Channel

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The island is separated from Cebu by the Mactan Channel which is crossed by two bridges: the Marcelo Fernan Bridge and the Mactan-Mandaue Bridge.
The Mactan Channel also known as Opon Channel is the strait between main island of Cebu and the smaller Mactan Island.

Lapu-Lapu, Philippines

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The island is part of Cebu Province and it is divided into Lapu-Lapu City and the municipality of Cordova.
The city occupies Mactan Island, a few kilometers off the main island of Cebu.

Olango Island Group

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Along with Olango Island Group, the isles are administered as 1 city and a municipality covering 75.25 km2.
It lies 5 km east of Mactan Island and is a major tourist destination in Cebu.

Mactan–Cebu International Airport

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Mactan-Cebu International Airport is located on the island.
It is located in Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island, a part of Metro Cebu.

Marcelo Fernan Bridge

The island is separated from Cebu by the Mactan Channel which is crossed by two bridges: the Marcelo Fernan Bridge and the Mactan-Mandaue Bridge.
It spans across Mactan Channel connecting Mandaue City to Lapu-Lapu City in Mactan Island.

Battle of Mactan

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Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan arrived on the island in 1521 and became involved in warfare among the kingdoms, only to be killed in battle by the warriors of Datu Lapu-Lapu, the sovereign in the island. However, oral tradition also dictates that the island where the Battle of Mactan might have taken place in is Poro Island in the northeast instead.
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.

Mactan–Mandaue Bridge

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The island is separated from Cebu by the Mactan Channel which is crossed by two bridges: the Marcelo Fernan Bridge and the Mactan-Mandaue Bridge.
It is one of two bridges that spans across the Mactan Channel, the other being the Marcelo Fernan Bridge, and connects the islands of Cebu and Mactan.

Lapu-Lapu

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Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan arrived on the island in 1521 and became involved in warfare among the kingdoms, only to be killed in battle by the warriors of Datu Lapu-Lapu, the sovereign in the island.
Lapu-Lapu (Baybayin:, Abecedario: Lápú-Lápú) (fl. 1521) was a ruler of Mactan in the Visayas.

Ferdinand Magellan

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Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan arrived on the island in 1521 and became involved in warfare among the kingdoms, only to be killed in battle by the warriors of Datu Lapu-Lapu, the sovereign in the island.
Most accepted the new religion readily, but the island of Mactan resisted.

Cebu City

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"those who lie in wait"), and was acquired during a period where the island's population would prey on passing trade ships on the way to the harbors of Sugbu.

Spain

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The island was already a thriving settlement before it was colonized by Spain in the 16th century.

Portugal

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Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan arrived on the island in 1521 and became involved in warfare among the kingdoms, only to be killed in battle by the warriors of Datu Lapu-Lapu, the sovereign in the island.

Datu

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Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan arrived on the island in 1521 and became involved in warfare among the kingdoms, only to be killed in battle by the warriors of Datu Lapu-Lapu, the sovereign in the island.

Poro Island

However, oral tradition also dictates that the island where the Battle of Mactan might have taken place in is Poro Island in the northeast instead.

Augustinians

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By 1730, the Catholic Augustinian friars established the town of Opon.

Free-trade zone

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Many of them are located at the Mactan Export Processing Zone (MEPZ), an industrial tax-free zone opened in 1979 that includes over 35 business ventures, about 50 percent of which are Japanese-owned.

Coral island

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Being a coral island, Mactan offers some of the best diving, snorkeling, island hopping, jet ski, sailing and cultural activities of any island in the Philippines.