The name Cebu is attached to a province, an island and the Philippines' second-largest metropolis, Cebu City. The whole area is rich in colonial history. It was on Cebu Island that the explorer Ferdinand Magellan first landed in 1521, claiming the territory for Spain (soon afterward he was killed). Punta Engano
is the precise location of Magellan's death—a monument marks the spot. Every year, on the anniversary of the event (27 April), the battle is re-created.
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