Culture & Heritage

PHOTO GALLERY: Scenes at the Kadaugan sa Mactan 2019 festivities

LAPU-LAPU CITY, CEBU, Philippines – – All roads lead to the Mactan Liberty Shrine on Saturday, April 27, 2019, as tourists and residents of Lapu-Lapu City gather in the area for 498th anniversary of Kadaugan sa Mactan.

Here are some scenes before and during the event:

The stage is set even before the break of dawn. | CDND Photo / Gerard Francisco

People heard Holy Mass before the official start of Kadaugan sa Mactan 2019 celebration. | CDND PHOTO / Gerard Francisco

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza arrives at the Mactan Liberty Shrine on Saturday, April 27, to grace the Kadaugan sa Mactan 2019 celebration. | CDND PHOTO / Gerard Francisco

 

National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) Chairperson Rene Escalante leads the offering of flowers at the statue of Datu Lapu-Lapu at the Mactan Liberty Shrine in Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City on April 27, Saturday. | CDND Photo / Michelle Joy Padayhag

 

Actor Dennis Padilla (third from left) is seated beside Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza at the Mactan Liberty Shrine in Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City to witness the Kadaugan sa Mactan (Victory of Mactan) Re-enactment 2019. Padilla is wearing a shirt bearing senatorial aspirant Bong Go’s name. | CDND Photo /Michelle Joy Padayhag

 

Foreign spectators arrive at the Mactan Liberty Shrine in Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City to witness Kadaugan sa Mactan (Victory of Mactan) Re-enactment 2019. | CDND PHOTO / Michelle Joy Padayhag

 

The makeshift huts that will be used later for the Kadaugan sa Mactan (Victory of Mactan) Re-enactment 2019 which represent the natives’ village. | CDND PHOTO / Michelle Joy Padayhag

 

Police control the large crowd who are witnessing the Kadaugan sa Mactan (Victory of Mactan) Re-enactment 2019 .| CDND PHOTO / Michelle Joy Padayhag

 

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza delivers a speech that praised the bravery of Datu Lapu-Lapu. | CDND PHOTO / Gerard Francisco

 

National Youth Day (NYD) 2019 pilgrims arrive at Liberty Shrine in Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu city to witness the reenactment of the Kadaugan sa Mactan. | CDND PHOTO /Futch Anthony Inso

 

Kapuso actor Derrick Monasterio played the role of Datu Lapu-Lapu in front of an estimated 10,000 people in attendance. | CDND PHOTO / Gerard Francisco

 

Kapamilya actor Mark Neumann plays Fernando Magallenes, better known as Ferdinand Magellan, with a defeated look on his face during the reenactment of Kadaugan sa Mactan. | CDND PHOTO / Gerard Francisco

 

Actors play the role of the natives of Mactan as they battle the Spaniards to protect their homeland. CDND PHOTO / Gerard Francisco

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TAGS: Battle of Mactan, culture and heritage in Cebu, Kadaugan sa Mactan, Kadaugan sa Mactan 2019
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