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…

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…

Chan: Renaming MCIA is honoring Datu Lapulapu

Futch Anthony Inso 03/30/2021

  LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said Congress’ move in renaming the Mactan-Cebu International Airport in honor of Datu Lapulapu is giving honor to the chieftain. In a press conference today, March…

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…

NHCP releases new portrait of Datu Lapulapu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — State experts on Thursday, May 7, 2020, released to the public a ‘photo-realistic’ painting of Datu Lapulapu. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) unveiled the new portrait of Datu Lapulapu from…

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…

Briones encourages teachers to emphasize local heroes in history, social studies lessons

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/12/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines —Every town has a hero who fought for freedom. Amid the celebration of the country’s 121st Independence Day, Education Secretary Leonor Briones urged teachers to emphasize the integration of local history in social sciences…

No President Duterte in Independence Day celebration in Mactan, Cebu

Rosalie Abatayo 06/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Liberty Shrine in Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City will be the center of the country’s 121st Independence Day celebration on Wednesday, June 12. Dubbed as Kalayaan 2019, the program will also be one of…

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