In the midway of the Philippine archipelago is the temperate island of Cebu. It has become the leading province in the Philippines and one of the most mentioned tourist destinations in the world. Appealed by the island’s district, the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and converted the ruler and chiefs to Christianity. Magellan was later assasinated in the island by the dwelers. The island has few level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a market sugarcane area and is bisected by a range of little volcanic hills. Aside from the large Cebu island, the province also consists 167 smaller 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 breed corn on a widespread basis. Aside to Cebu City, the large areas on Cebu are Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City. Some areas 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 mightiest quake in the area for 90 years was in February 2012 Cebu island perceived the vibrations 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 destroyed some buildings, including 5 old churches. For the Central Visayas which Cebu is located, the people is broadly youth with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The language voiced in Cebu is Cebuano which is also the same in major areas of the Visayas including Bohol. Cebu is home to a variety of old, religious, and cultural sites that you can go to in Cebu City tours and it has also some of the leading beaches in the country. There are also worshipers of Islam, Buddhism, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, and Hinduism aside from the bulk 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of the Santo Niño was donated to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan according to the historical documents.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 festivity, the Sinulog where street parades and roaring drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January. The high school stage takes six years, from Grades 7 through to 12, taken after completing from elementary school which starts from Grades 1 to 6. There are more than a dozen other schools and universities nurturing in various courses in Cebu including eleven large universities each with a number of college branches predominantly throughout the capital, Cebu City. 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. During these months, there is less chance of rain and the weather would not be too hot.