(mäktän`), coral island (1990 pop. 168,525), 24 sq mi (62 sq km), Cebu prov., the Philippines, just off the coast of Cebu island. Magellan was killed by Chief Lapulapu there in 1521. The spot is marked by a monument.
The Mactan project almost suffered a serious delay because of a lawsuit from a losing bidder and the transport department's failure to tell the Air Force they had to vacate a portion of the airport where Terminal 2 would rise.
The Senate approved today on third and final reading a bill seeking to declare April 27 as a special working holiday to commemorate the victory of Lapu-Lapu, a chieftain of Mactan, and his men over the Spaniards in 1521.
Cebu City - It's all systems go for the construction of a bridge that will connect Cordova town in Mactan Island and Cebu City after Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena was given the go signal to enter a contract with the Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV), the contractor for the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) project.
Thailand-based, global hospitality company Dusit International has signed a hotel management agreement with Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC), one of the Philippines' leading real estate companies, to operate the Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu, a five-star resort situated on the northern peninsula of Mactan island.
Several dozens of passengers of flight 5J 426, including this Gulf News correspondent, was aboard a Cebu Pacific aircraft from Mactan Airport to Tacloban City Thursday afternoon when the pilot was forced to go into a holding pattern and ultimately abort landing the reason airport congestion.
The Cebu Doctors' Group of Hospitals is investing some P200 million to expand its hospital in Mactan Island in the next two years to meet the increasing population and demand for healthcare in the locality.