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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LOMA: LOMA/Limra Strategic Issues Conference, June 24-26, Shangri-La's Mactan Island Resort, Cebu, Philippines, www.
Alfonso Amores, 68, of Mactan Island, Philippines, died on June 17, 2014.
Kajima Philippines, SAP, Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, El Rio y Mar Palawan, Carrier Concepcion, Peacock Garden Bohol, Steag, Leather Plus, Jungle Base, Royal Cargo, Robert Bosch Inc and Robert Bosch Communication, Freshtex, World Class Concept Corp.
The Mediterranean-inspired enclave, set on its own private beach on Mactan Island, offers white sandy beaches and excellent diving and snorkelling, while guests looking for a more energetic stay can head into Cebu, with its vibrant nightlife and extensive shopping, half an hour away.
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.
Magellan's dreams died in the sand of Mactan Island, but Spain's aspirations of adding the archipelago to its kingdom lived on.
Looc, one of the 27 barangays in Mandaue and a jump-off point of ferries from Mandaue City to Mactan Island, is 7 kilometers from the City of Cebu.
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.
It will cost P10 billion more than the original project cost, although the third bridge between Mactan Island and mainland Cebu will push through.