In the middle of the Philippine archipelago is the warm island of Cebu. As one of the best tourist destinations in the Philippines and is considered to be the world's most commended tourist destinations. The Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and reformed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity because he was appealed by the island's position. Sadly, Magellan was massacred by the dwelers of the island. Bisected by a range of little volcanic hills, the island has limited level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a market 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 first island to tend corn on a boundless basis. Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City are the leading locations aside to Cebu City. Some locations in northern Cebu were badly destroyed by Super Typhoon Haiyan, a potent tropical cyclone that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013. In February 2012 Cebu island perceived 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 potent 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and collapsed some buildings, including 5 aged churches in October 2012. The population of the Central Visayas is predominantly young with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The Cebuano language is spoken in Cebu, as well as in main areas of the Visayas, including Bohol. Cebu is home to a variety of aged, religious, and cultural sites that you can see in Cebu City tours and it has also some of the best beaches in the country. There are also devotees of Islam, Buddhism, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, and Hinduism aside from the superior of its population are Roman Catholic followed by more than 90% of Cebuanos. 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. The wooden statue of the Santo Niño was offered to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan according to the historical documents. The friendship is often shown in Cebu's cultural celebration, the Sinulog where street parades and deafining 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. Cebu has eleven leading universities each with a number of college branches mostly throughout the capital, Cebu City, and more than a dozen other schools and universities specializing in various courses. The best time to go to Cebu would be from January to April if you are planning to see 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.