Why Cebu is Considered to be the Leading in the Philippines

Author: Veronica Sabanillas
Post Date: June 06, 2021

Situated in the center of the Philippine islands lies the island of Cebu which is considered to be warm. It has become the greatest province in the Philippines and one of the most mentioned tourist destinations in the world. The Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and reformed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity because he was appealed by the island's district. Sadly, Magellan was murdered by the inhabitants of the island. The island has little level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a financial sugarcane area and is bisected by a range of not high volcanic hills. Aside from the large Cebu island, the province also consists 167 miniscule islands like Olango, Mactan, Camotes, Malapascua, and the Bantayan Islands. Cebu was probably the initial island to fertilize corn on a widely basis after that plant’s introduction by the Spaniards. Aside to Cebu City, the big settlements on Cebu are Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City. When a wicked tropical cyclone, Super Typhoon Haiyan, that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013 some settlements in northern Cebu were critically destroyed. In February 2012 Cebu island experienced the shaking of magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the neighboring island of Negros and was one of the most powerful quake in the area for 90 years.

Bohol and Cebu were hit by wicked 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and demolished some buildings, including 5 ancient churches in October 2012. The people of the Central Visayas is chiefly young with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The Cebuano language is articulated in Cebu, as well as in large areas of the Visayas, including Bohol. Cebu is home to a variety of ancient, religious, and cultural sites that you can visit in Cebu City tours and it has also some of the greatest beaches in the country. The volume of its population are Roman Catholic followed by more than 90% of Cebuanos and there are also worshipers of Islam, Buddhism, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, and Hinduism. The wooden image of Santo Niño de Cebú, the oldest Christian image in the Philippines, is venerated and dedicated at the Basilica of Santo Niño. The wooden statue of the Santo Niño was given to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan according to the historical documents. The friendship is often displayed in Cebu's cultural performance, the Sinulog where street parades and resounding drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January. The Philippine elementary school commences from Grades 1 to 6 while the high school stage takes six years, from Grades 7 through to 12, taken after completing from elementary school.

Cebu has eleven big universities each with a number of college branches oftenly throughout the capital, Cebu City, and more than a dozen other schools and universities practicing in various courses. If you are planning to visit Cebu to do water activities or go to beaches, the best time to go would be from January to April. The weather is not too hot and there is minor chance of rain during this time.