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Cebu

(Encyclopedia) Cebu sābo͞o´ [key], island, 1,702 sq mi (4,408 sq km), one of the Visayan Islands, the Philippines, between Leyte and Negros. The coastal plains are intensely cultivated…

Mactan

(Encyclopedia) Mactan mäktän´ [key], 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…

Visayan Islands

(Encyclopedia) Visayan Islands vĭsī´ən [key], large island group (1990 pop. 13,794,991), c.24,000 sq mi (62,160 sq km), in and around the Visayan Sea, central Philippines. The group…

Osmeña, Sergio

(Encyclopedia) Osmeña, Sergio sār´hēō ōsmā´nyä [key], 1878–1961, Filipino statesman, b. Cebu island. He served as provincial governor of Cebu and as first speaker (1907–22) of the…

Dumaguete

(Encyclopedia) Dumaguete do͞omägā´tā [key], city (1990 pop. 80,262), capital of Negros Oriental prov., SE Negros, the Philippines. A busy interisland-shipping port at the entrance to…

Legazpi, Miguel López de

(Encyclopedia) Legazpi, Miguel López de mēgĕl´ lō´pāth dā lāgäs´pē [key], d. 1572, Spanish navigator, conqueror of the Philippines. In 1545 he went to Mexico and was later chosen by…

Negros

(Encyclopedia) Negros nā´grōs [key], island (1990 pop. 3,182,252), 4,905 sq mi (12,704 sq km), one of the Visayan Islands, 4th largest of the Philippines, between Panay and Cebu.…

Philippines, The

(Encyclopedia) Philippines, The fĭl´əpēnz˝ [key], officially Republic of the Philippines, republic (2015 est. pop. 101,716,000), 115,830 sq mi (300,000 sq km), SW Pacific, in the Malay…

Jaime Carlos DE VEYRA, Congress, PI (1873-1963)

DE VEYRA, Jaime Carlos, a Resident Commissioner from the Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands; born in Tanawan, Province of Leyte, Philippine Islands, November 4, 1873; attended public and…

Thomas Ray HAMER, Congress, ID (1864-1950)

HAMER, Thomas Ray, (nephew of Thomas Lyon Hamer), a Representative from Idaho; born in Vermont, Fulton County, Ill., May 4, 1864; attended the public schools, Hedding College, and Bloomington…