We mention the wikipedia, and sometimes radiostations like vatican, china and havana, because we get fed up with people claiming that Esperanto is not a real language and has no real applications.
Yes, article-numbers *alone* don't say much, and can be used in a "lies, damned lies and statistics" way like your example with Cebuano. [and thank you for bringing to our attention that Cebuano is the biggest ethnic language of the Phillippines, not Tagalog].
Cebuano has a bigger wikipedia than Esperanto, but it also has 21 million users, while Esperanto has far less. However your statistics say there's 42.500 Cebuano wiki-users, while Esperanto has 140.000.
Most people will never live in Phillippines or sintjang-uyghur. Esperanto will give you access to a few people in any country (over a thousand will let me sleep in their house for free when I ask it in advance - www.pasportaservo.org has been around since decades before couchsurfing) and if time needed to learn a language were the only criterium, everybody would learn Esperanto (150 hours of class instead of the 600 - 2200 you'd need for any national language)