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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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2 billion, including the ADB-assisted Mactan Cebu International Airport Passenger Terminal.
Affected airports included one in Mactan, Cebu, central Philippines and five more in southern Philippines' Cotabato, Davao, General Santos, Misamis Oriental, and Zamboanga City, CAAP said, but it deferred issuing a general prohibition of flight in these affected airports.
Magellan was not present, having been killed in action on the island of Mactan.
Alfonso Amores, 68, of Mactan Island, Philippines, died on June 17, 2014.
Set amid 13 hectares of lush tropical greenery, Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu offers 530 lavish guestrooms and suites.
1521: Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by natives in the Philippines at the Battle of Mactan.
The first airlift arrived on November 14 at Mactan International Airport in Cebu City.
Thomas Aquinas that sank after colliding with cargo vessel M/V Sulpicio Express 7 on Friday evening in the Mactan Channel in Cebu Province.
The plane had taken off from Mactan, some 30 km away from the site of the crash, ABC reported.
Prior to this, he worked in Shangri-La's Mactan Island Resort in Cebu, Philippines.
Elsewhere waves and strong winds whipped up by the storm caused a passenger boat to capsize off central Mactan Island.
The UH-1H plummeted out of control while landing and crashed on a street outside an air base in Lapu-Lapu city on the central island of Mactan yesterday afternoon, pinning a motorcycle taxi and hitting another near a public market.