The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Philippines was recorded in Metro Manila on January 30, 2020. It involved a 38-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan, the origin of the disease, who arrived in Manila after travelling to Cebu City and Dumaguete in central Philippines from Hong Kong.
Butuan, during the pre-colonial times, was known as the Rajahnate of Butuan, an Indianized kingdom known for its metallurgic industry and sophisticated naval technology. The rajahnate flourished at the 10th and 11th centuries CE, and had an extensive trade network with the Champa civilisation and the Srivijaya Empire.
Größte Inlandsfluggesellschaft ist die Cebu Pacific, sie bietet Flüge in alle Regionen des Landes an. Kleinere Fluggesellschaften sind die Zest Airways und die Tigerair Philippines. Die beiden wichtigsten internationalen Flughäfen auf den Philippinen sind der Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila und der Flughafen Mactan-Cebu .