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Duchy rankCebu
Primary culture
Filipino (Malay)

Capital province
Cebu (4352)

Eastern Plutocracy Government monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
ChineseChinese technology group
Cebu ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+20% Galley combat ability
+10% Goods produced modifier

Morale of armies.png Lumaya’s Ambition

+10% Morale of armies

Yearly legitimacy.png Chola Legacy

+1 Yearly legitimacy

Yearly navy tradition.png Protect against the Magalos

+1 Yearly navy tradition

Autonomy.png Pacify the Islands

−0.05 Monthly autonomy change

Embargo efficiency.png 'The Place for Trading'

+10% Embargo efficiency
+25% Privateer efficiency

Institution spread.png Befriend the Europeans

+10% Institution spread

Development cost.png Expand the Capital

−10% Development cost

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+10% Global trade power

Cebu is an OPM in the Moluccas. They start with the other small Filipino nations of Flag of Madyas Madyas to the west, Flag of Butuan Butuan and Flag of Maguindanao Maguindanao to the south, and Flag of Maynila Maynila, Flag of Tondo Tondo and Flag of Pangasinan Pangasinan to the north (the latter two are Ming tributaries). As Cebu is an island in the Philippines, all other nations can only be reached across straits or with the help of transport ships.

Historically, the rulers of Cebu claimed descent from the Chola dynasty of India. The player can aim to reestablish the Chola Empire and obtain an achievement for it.


Main article: Filipino missions



Execute decision.pngForm Malaya

Unify all Malayan provinces in the region under one strong ruler.
Potential requirements

Flag of Malaya Malaya does not exist. The country:

If the country is AI-controlled, then it:


The country:

  • is not a subject nation other than a tributary state.
  • is not at war.
  • is not a nomad nation.
  • If religion group is Muslim, then owns provinces
    • Kutaraja (627), Melaka (596), Brunei (636), Makassar (641) Demak (629).
  • If religion group is NOT Muslim, then owns provinces
    • Palembang (622), Pakuan (2687), Surabaya (628), Kutai (638) and Chaiya (2390).
  • owns 40 total provinces in the following regions:


The country:

  • changes to Flag of Malaya Malaya.
  • gains Yearly prestige.png25 prestige.
  • gets a permanent claim on the regions:
  • gets the modifier “Increased Centralization” for 10 years with the following effects:
    • Autonomy.png −0.05 Monthly autonomy change,
    • National unrest.png +1 National unrest.
  • The Msg event.png event A Maritime State happens.

If Flag of Malaya Malaya:

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire but not an elector or the emperor
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • is a duchy
    • then it becomes a Kingdom rank kingdom.
  • does not have custom ideas


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Philippine Tiger icon
As Cebu, recreate the Chola Empire.
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