Lapulapu: Hero behind the myth

Ador Vincent Mayol 04/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — He is widely celebrated as the first Filipino hero. But apart from successfully warding off Spanish invaders 500 years ago, very little is reliably known about Lapulapu. “Nobody knows what happened to…

Palace declares April 27 ‘Special Working Day,’ 2021 as ‘Year of Filipino Pre-Colonial Ancestors’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Malacañang has declared 2021 as the ‘Year of Filipino Pre-Colonial Ancestors’. With it, April 27, 2021 will be a Special Working Day to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Datu Lapulapu’s triumph in the…

Let’s celebrate resistance, not empire

Roland G. Simbulan - @inquirerdotnet 04/12/2021

Should we be the ones celebrating 500 years of European colonization in Asia? In 1521, as Ferdinand Magellan was laying claim to our islands for the King of Spain, Hernando Cortez and his Spanish soldiers were completing…

Stricter implementation of health protocols during celebration of Victory at Mactan

Futch Anthony Inso 04/06/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu– Stiffer implementation of health and safety protocols is expected here during the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan on April 27, 2021, which will be attended by President Rodrigo Duterte.…

Datu Lapulapu monument gets facelift

Doris C. Bongcac 04/04/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Another important remembrance of the heroism of Datu Lapulapu is getting a facelift. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan said City Hall personnel started on Saturday morning, April 3, the restoration works on the Lapulapu…

Aside from Battle of Mactan, Lapu to also host Quincentennial-related events

Futch Anthony Inso 03/26/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Aside from the upcoming celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan, the Lapu-Lapu City government is also preparing to host some activities related to the 500 Years of Christianity (YOC).…

No more Manila actors in Battle of Mactan reenactment

Futch Anthony Inso 03/23/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government will implement changes in the upcoming reenactment of the Battle of Mactan, in line with the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan. Cindi Chan, the…

NHCP corrects EZ Mil’s controversial ‘Panalo’ lyrics

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The government has intervened on the controversies surrounding Fil-Am rapper EZ Mil’s ‘Panalo’ lyrics.  The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), in a statement issued on February 10, 2021, corrected the controversial lyrics of…

Duterte to grace 500th anniversary of Victory at Mactan — Ahong

Futch Anthony Inso 02/10/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte will be attending the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan on April 27, 2021. This was confirmed by Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, wherein the activity would be…

Ahong plans to give Datu Lapulapu commemorative banknote as token to quencentennial visitors

Futch Anthony Inso 01/20/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City government plans to give out the P5,000 commemorative banknote of Datu Lapulapu as a token to visitors, who will be attending the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan on…

Interesting facts about the Philippines’ first hero and the battle that he led to victory

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 04/27/2020

The Battle of Mactan on April 27, 1521 was a very significant event in the country. In our history classes, we learned that it was this day that Filipinos fought and won against Spanish invaders led by…

Magellan, COVID-19 similar challenges that Filipinos have and will overcome

Rosalie Abatayo 04/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Datu Lapulapu, the first Filipino hero, and his comrades claimed victory against foreign invaders at the Battle of Mactan 499 years ago. And so will the Filipinos of today against the coronavirus disease…

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