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Mactan

(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.
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The Mactan Cebu Bridge Management Board will put more closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in two bridges that connect this city to Mactan Island and Mandaue City in mainland Cebu to prevent incidents of suicide.
With the opening of the Kaohsiung route, Mactan Cebu Airport is now connected to 28 domestic destinations and 23 international destinations with nine Philippine-based and 17 foreign airline partners.
And to a large extent, the adjacent island of Mactan is largely to be credited for this string of accolades with its powdery beaches, amazing underwater and world-class resorts and hotels.
On March 29, Dusit will open the five-star Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu in a beachside location on the scenic Punta EngaEo peninsula of Mactan island, a few kilometres from Cebu in the Central Visayas region.
Philippine Airlines Interclub mainstays Jorge Martinez and Chris Tan wound-up with better cards yesterday to boost Rancho Palos Verdes-1 to fifth spot in the Founders Class played yesterday at the Mactan Island Golf and Country Club.
Founders' CCC snares overall lead !-- -- (The Philippine Star) - March 8, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Playing in the lower tier, Cebu Country Club upstaged those vying in the premier division by pooling a 121 at Mactan Island Golf Club yesterday and grabbing a two-point lead over Championship bracket leader Del Monte halfway through the PAL Men's Interclub in Cebu City.
MANILA: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $75 million loan for the expansion and renovation of Mactan Cebu Airport in the Philippines which will boost passenger traffic, support inclusive growth, and mark the first large scale public-private partnership (PPP) project awarded by the government.
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.
Horacio Lapinid told Kyodo News that the C-17 cargo plane had to land at Mactan International Airport because of danger of an explosion.
The National Quincentennial Committee (NQC) considered this city on Mactan Island as the focal place for celebrating 500 years of victory over the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan, a ranking official of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) said Thursday.
The athletes will compete in a 1.9-km swim course at the Shangri-La's Mactan Island Resort and Spa for the first round.