In the center of the Philippine archipelago is the temperate island of Cebu. The province has become one of the most mentioned tourist destinations in the world and is considered to be the foremost in the country. Appealed by the island’s scene, the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and transformed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity. The dwelers in the island later on massacred Magellan. Bisected by a range of low volcanic hills, the island has few level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a economic sugarcane area. Aside from the large Cebu island, the province also made of 167 lesser area islands like Olango, Mactan, Camotes, Malapascua, and the Bantayan Islands. After corn was introduced by the Spaniards to Cebu, it because the original island to crop corn on a common basis. Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City are the extensive settlements aside to Cebu City. Some settlements in northern Cebu were critically damaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan, a potent tropical cyclone that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013. One of the largest quake in the area for 90 years was in February 2012 Cebu island sensed the shaking of magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the neighboring island of Negros. In October 2013, Bohol and Cebu were hit by potent 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and demolished some buildings, including 5 historical churches.
For the Central Visayas which Cebu is located, the people is broadly adolescent with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The language spoken in Cebu is Cebuano which is also the same in major areas of the Visayas including Bohol. Cebu is home to a variety of historical, religious, and cultural sites that you can go to in Cebu City tours and it has also some of the foremost beaches in the country. The superior 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. According the historical documents, the wooden statue of the Santo Niño was offered to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan.
The Sinulog where street parades and resounding drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January is shown in Cebu's cultural performance. The high school stage takes six years, from Grades 7 through to 12, taken after accomplishing from elementary school which commences from Grades 1 to 6. There are more than a dozen other schools and universities nurturing in various courses in Cebu including eleven extensive universities each with a number of college branches commonly throughout the capital, Cebu City. If you are planning to go to 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 less chance of rain during this time.