In the center of the Philippine archipelago is the tropical island of Cebu. The province has become one of the most suggested tourist destinations in the world and is considered to be the leading in the country. The Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and transformed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity because he was appealed by the island's location. Sadly, Magellan was assasinated by the dwelers of the island. Bisected by a range of depressed volcanic hills, the island has limited level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a profitable sugarcane area. The province consists of Cebu Island, as well as 167 lesser area islands, which include Malapascua, Olango, Mactan, Camotes, and the Bantayan Islands.
After corn was introduced by the Spaniards to Cebu, it because the pioneer island to harvest corn on a widespread basis. Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City are the dominant areas aside to Cebu City. When a mighty tropical cyclone, Super Typhoon Haiyan, that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013 some areas in northern Cebu were extremely messed up. One of the mightiest quake in the area for 90 years was in February 2012 Cebu island experienced the quaking of magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the neighboring island of Negros. In October 2013, Bohol and Cebu were hit by mighty 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 locals is principally teen with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The language voiced in Cebu is Cebuano which is also the same in large areas of the Visayas including Bohol.
Cebu has some of the leading beaches in the country and it is also home to a variety of historical, religious, and cultural sites that you can go to in Cebu City tours. There are also patrons of Islam, Buddhism, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, and Hinduism aside from the volume of its population are Roman Catholic followed by more than 90% of Cebuanos. Venerated and enshrined at the Basilica of Santo Niño is the wooden image of Santo Niño de Cebú, the oldest Christian image in the Philippines. 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of the Santo Niño was given to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan according to the historical documents.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 Sinulog where street parades and roaring drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January is demonstrated in Cebu's cultural festivity. The high school stage takes six years, from Grades 7 through to 12, taken after ending from elementary school which starts from Grades 1 to 6. Cebu has eleven dominant universities each with a number of college branches mostly throughout the capital, Cebu City, and more than a dozen other schools and universities nurturing in various courses. The best time to go to Cebu would be from January to April if you are planning to go to to do water activities or go to beaches. If you hate hot or rainy weather, this is the best time to visit the island because it is not too hot and minor chance of rain.