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Sugbu was a collection of fishing villages in pre-Hispanic Philippines.[1][2] The name Sugbu refers to the communities located in present-day Cebu island.[2] Not long before the coming of the Spaniards led by Ferdinand Magellan, Sugbu has strong ties to Southeast Asian countries for trade and commerce.[1]

Sugbu was a pre-Hispanic name of Cebu. In 1571, after successful conquering of Sugbu, it was renamed as Villa del Santisimo Nombre de Jesus (Town of the Most Holy Name of Jesus).

Sugbu chieftains[edit]

The following are chieftains of Sugbu that were mentioned in history:[1][2]