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…

Mactang, Camotes and the feeling of ‘Here We Go Again!’

Jobers Reynes Bersales 12/16/2019

I seem to be spending more time these days dispelling all these unfounded, absurd and idiotic claims and myths surrounding the Magellan expedition of 1521. In a previous column I already warned that as the 500th anniversary…

Dino appoints Cobonpue to head Visayas quincentennial committee

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 10/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — World-renowned furniture designer, Kenneth Cobonpue, has been appointed as head of the Visayas Quincentennial Committee. Cobonpue was appointed by Secretary Michael Dino, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas.  Cobonpue’s recent assignment was announced in…

Lapu-Lapu City forms local quincentennial committee

Norman Mendoza 09/12/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan signed an executive order creating  the Lapu-Lapu City Quincentennial Committee (LCQC), which will serve as the local counterpart of the National Quincentennial Committee (NQC) in preparation for the 500th…

Two raids before the Battle of Mactan

Jobers Reynes Bersales 04/29/2019

  The burning of two settlements (attended by looting and rape of women) purported to also be on Mactan Island, may have precipitated the victory that we have come to celebrate annually on April 27 in the…

PHOTO GALLERY: Scenes at the Kadaugan sa Mactan 2019 festivities

Michelle Joy Padayhag and Gerard Vincent Francisco 04/27/2019

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.…

‘Kadaugan sa Mactan’ draws 5K crowd

Norman V. Mendoza 04/27/2017

OVER 5,000 spectators were on hand to watch yesterday’s reenactment of the annual Kadaugan sa Mactan that showcased participants of four schools, several folkloric dance groups and Manila-based celebrities clad in native Filipino costumes. The event was…

Stars take part in Kadaugan sa Mactan

Norman V. Mendoza 04/28/2016

IT was a star-studded reenactment of the Battle of Mactan on Wednesday morning, drawing thousands to the Liberty Shrine in Lapu-Lapu City. Chief Insp. Conrado Manatad, chief of Mactan Police Station, said at least 7,000 witnessed the…

Bigger crowd expected this year for Battle of Mactan

Norman V. Mendoza 04/17/2015

No bottles or sharp objects will be allowed at public venues of the  week-long celebration of the Battle of Mactan which opens today with the annual food festival at the Mactan Shrine. Visitors and guests will be…

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