PH tops with most baptisms of young children

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Five hundred years ago, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan made history by introducing Roman Catholicism in the archipelago. Cebu’s then ruler Rajah Humabon, his wife Hara Humamay (also known today as Queen Juana), and…

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…

Quincentennial Marker unveiled in Plaza Sugbo

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Quincentennial Marker that remembers the arrival of the Magellan-Elcano fleet 500 years ago has been unveiled in Cebu City on the 500th anniversary of the historical event. Presidential Assistant to the Visayas,…

Cebu City remembers Rajah Humabon

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government remembered on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, Rajah Humabon, who was the King of Cebu at the time of the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. Vice Mayor Michael Rama…

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…

Spices and the Magellan expedition

Javier Galvan - @inquirerdotnet 01/13/2021

Ferdinand Magellan had never intended to circumnavigate the world. If he had not been killed in Mactan, he would have either stayed in the Moluccas or in Cebu as governor and adelantado, or he would have returned…

100-day countdown for 500 Years of Christianity starts

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Aside from the Fiesta Señor, Catholic faithful here in Cebu have another religious milestone to look forward to this year. Church leaders and officials from the city government led the ceremonial unveiling of…

NHCP prepares Cebu for 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) is already preparing Cebu for its “huge” role as hosts for the 500th anniversary of the Roman Catholic Church in the country. NHCP Commissioner Rene Escalante was…

The Magellan Quincentennial kickoff

Jobers R. Bersales 04/27/2016

The non-government initiative to set up a preparatory committee for the 500th anniversary of the Ferdinand Magellan expedition in Cebu finally kicked off yesterday at the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Cebu Library, which is located…

Foreign visitors attend Magellan’s Cities network meeting

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 02/16/2016

About 25 foreign guests from cities visited by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan during his circumnavigation are now in Cebu for their 5th global meeting. Members of the Global Network of Magellan Cities (GNMC) will conduct a two-day…

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