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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Cebu Celebrates 445th Anniversary

Today marks the 445th founding anniversary of Cebu, a highly urbanized province in central Philippines. It is one of the country's tourist attractions that is rich not just in history, but with beautiful and breathtaking natural wonders as well.

The first battle the Philippines ever had against foreign invaders took place on the shores of Mactan Island in 1521. Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan met his demise after the fight against Lapu-Lapu and his men.

According to the 2010 record, Cebu is Central Visayas' most populous province with a population of 2,619,362. The number excludes the capital Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City and Mandaue City with a population of 866,171, 350,467 and 331,320 respectively.

Some of the most notable attractions you can find and experience in Cebu are: 

Bantayan and Malapascua Islands - They are increasingly getting noticed not just locally but even internationally for their amazing beaches and fantastic diving sites.

Sinolog Festival - One of the country's most famous festivals that last 9 days honoring Santo Nino, the province's patron saint. 

Magellan's Cross - a Christian cross planted by Portuguese, and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines on March 31, 1521.

Basilica del Santo Nino - The Philippines' oldest Roman Catholic church in 16th century.

I can't name them all because there are so many more. Let me just extend my congratulations. God bless you more, Cebu!


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