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…

New take on Magellan, Lapu-lapu, the Sto. Niño

Jobers R. Bersales 01/14/2016

A new book sheds new, albeit controversial, light on the explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his nemesis, the Mactan chieftain Lapulapu (often spelled with a hyphen due to American predilections) and the Sto. Niño. Dr. Danilo Gerona, a…

Cebu City to link up with Magellan’s birthplace

Doris C. Bongcac, Inquirer 03/09/2014

Manila — After almost 500 years since Ferdinand Magellan landed in the Philippines, the place where he was born— Sabrosa municipality, Portugal—and the place where he died—Cebu, Philippines— are set to be reconnected as sister cities. “We…

Remembering Magellan

02/20/2014

In a few years’ time, on 2021 to be precise, we will be celebrating the fifth centenary of the “discovery” of the Philippines. Why the word discovery is in quotations is because it is still a contentious…

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