Cebu is a lush island located in the middle of the Philippine archipelago. The province has become one of the most approved tourist destinations in the world and is considered to be the premier in the country. The Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and reformed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity because he was appealed by the island's location. Sadly, Magellan was murdered by the locals of the island. The island has meager level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a profitable sugarcane area and is bisected by a range of flat volcanic hills. Aside from the large Cebu island, the province also made of 167 miniscule islands like Olango, Mactan, Camotes, Malapascua, and the Bantayan Islands. After corn was introduced by the Spaniards to Cebu, it because the prime island to fertilize corn on a common basis. Aside to Cebu City, the dominant settlements on Cebu are Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City. When a potent tropical cyclone, Super Typhoon Haiyan, that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013 some settlements in northern Cebu were severly destroyed. In February 2012 Cebu island sensed the vibrations of magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the neighboring island of Negros and was one of the largest quake in the area for 90 years. Bohol and Cebu were hit by potent 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and demolished some buildings, including 5 ancient churches in October 2012. For the Central Visayas which Cebu is located, the population is widely teen with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The language articulated in Cebu is Cebuano which is also the same in most areas of the Visayas including Bohol. Cebu has some of the premier beaches in the country and it is also home to a variety of ancient, religious, and cultural sites that you can go to in Cebu City tours. The superior of its population are Roman Catholic followed by more than 90% of Cebuanos and there are also patrons of Islam, Buddhism, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, and Hinduism. Venerated and blessed at the Basilica of Santo Niño is the wooden image of Santo Niño de Cebú, the oldest Christian image in the Philippines. According the historical documents, the wooden statue of the Santo Niño was given to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan. 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 event. The high school stage takes six years, from Grades 7 through to 12, taken after accomplishing from elementary school which starts from Grades 1 to 6. There are more than a dozen other schools and universities pursuing in various courses in Cebu including eleven dominant universities each with a number of college branches mostly 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. During this time, the weather is not too hot and there is minor chance of rain.