Mactan

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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 DENR also sent a team on Mactan island in Cebu and Panglao in Bohol to conduct an inventory and inspection of establishments within foreshore areas.
Cebu City - The Regional Foreshore Area Task Force (RFATF) of the Department of Environment Natural Resources (DENR) in Central Visayas is conducting a simultaneous inventory and inspection of all establishments in the coastal areas of Mactan Island, Lapu Lapu City in Cebu and Panglao Island in Bohol.
Lapu-Lapu City, on the Mactan Island (where Cebu International Airport is located), is about 18km from Metro Cebu, the Philippines' second-biggest city, in the central Visayan island group.
Plans are underway for the fourth bridge that will link Mactan Island to mainland Cebu even as the third bridge has yet to be built.
This will be the third bridge linking Cebu City to Mactan Island via Cordova town.
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.
Mactan-Cebu International Airport, located on Cebuas Mactan Island, is the second busiest airport in the Philippines, after Manilaas Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Steven Worboys, MD of Experience International, which sells property on the Mactan Island, just one hour from Manila, says: "The Philippines holds a great deal of potential, with a wealth of natural resources, a dynamic and progressive business outlook and a population committed to future prosperity.
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.
Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo said the 10 leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and their six dialogue partners have confirmed their attendance at the twin summits, to be held on Mactan island in the central province of Cebu.
LOMA: LOMA/Limra Strategic Issues Conference, June 24-26, Shangri-La's Mactan Island Resort, Cebu, Philippines, www.