In the midway of the Philippine archipelago is the warm island of Cebu.
It has become the top province in the Philippines and one of the most mentioned tourist destinations in the world. The Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and changed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity because he was appealed by the island's district.
Sadly, Magellan was slayed by the dwelers of the island. 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 comprised 167 miniscule islands like Olango, Mactan, Camotes, Malapascua, and the Bantayan Islands. After corn was introduced by the Spaniards to Cebu, it because the leading island to cultivate corn on a broad basis.
Aside to Cebu City, the major locations on Cebu are Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City. When a powerful tropical cyclone, Super Typhoon Haiyan, that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013 some locations in northern Cebu were severly destroyed. In February 2012 Cebu island perceived the shaking of magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the neighboring island of Negros and was one of the mightiest quake in the area for 90 years. In October 2013, Bohol and Cebu were hit by powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and devastated some buildings, including 5 historical churches. For the Central Visayas which Cebu is located, the people is chiefly young with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The Cebuano language is communicated in Cebu, as well as in major areas of the Visayas, including Bohol. Cebu is home to a variety of historical, religious, and cultural sites that you can stay at in Cebu City tours and it has also some of the top beaches in the country. The superior of its population are Roman Catholic followed by more than 90% of Cebuanos and there are also believers 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According the historical documents, the wooden statue of the Santo Niño was awarded to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan. The friendship is often shown in Cebu's cultural performance, the Sinulog where street parades and heavy drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January. The Philippine elementary school starts from Grades 1 to 6 while the high school stage takes six years, from Grades 7 through to 12, taken after doing from elementary school. There are more than a dozen other schools and universities specializing in various courses in Cebu including eleven major universities each with a number of college branches usually throughout the capital, Cebu City. If you are planning to stay at Cebu to do water activities or go to beaches, the best time to go would be from January to April. Hot or rainy weather can destroy a vacation that is why this is the best time to visit the island because it is not too hot and minor chance of rain.