Kadaugan sa Mactan 2023 peaceful, successful

Futch Anthony Inso 04/27/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- The 502nd celebration of the “Kadaugan sa Mactan” was peaceful and successful, Lapu-Lapu City police said. The activity was led by Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, together with Congresswoman Cindi King-Chan, members of the city…

All set for Battle of Mactan reenactment on April 27 – Chan

Futch Anthony Inso 04/25/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — It’s all set for the Battle of Mactan reenactment which is in line with the 502nd “Kadaugan sa Mactan” on Thursday, April 27, 2023. “All systems go, wala nay kakulian. Ready na ang…

Local artists to play Datu Lapulapu, Magellan in this April’s ‘Kadaugan sa Mactan’ — Rep. Chan

Futch Anthony Inso 03/31/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government will still hire local artists that will play the role of Datu Lapulapu and Ferdinand Magellan during the 502nd celebration of the “Kadaugan sa Mactan” on April 27. This…

Cebu: Old questions, new answers

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 08/17/2022

On my recent trip to Cebu, I visited the old jail converted into Museo Sugbo. Former prison cells now contain an informative exhibit on the history of the province from prehistoric times to the present. Local history,…

Massacre in Cebu

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 05/12/2021

While history is mainly built on narratives from verified facts, we should also be sensitive to its silences. For example, our focus on the Victory at Mactan on April 27 obscures the Massacre in Cebu on May…

An eyewitness account of the Battle of Mactan

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 04/30/2021

Fireworks of a different kind exploded last April 27 when politicians commented on the 500th anniversary of the Victory in Mactan. Cavite Vice Gov. Jolo Revilla posted on FB: “A salute to the bravery of one of…

Pigafetta monument in Cebu City unveiled

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A monument to the Italian chronicler, Antonio Pigafetta, who has written the first historical records of Cebu and the Philippines has been unveiled at the Plaza Independencia grounds today, April 13, 2021. The…

Magellan’s graffiti: The Homonhon Rocks

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 03/24/2021

We reached Homonhon last week, three hours by motorized boat from Guiuan, Eastern Samar. From the port to the Magellan Landing Site in Cantilan meant a five-kilometer travel on a rough, rust-colored road — a sign of…

500 years of Christianity and the  ships of faith

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 03/16/2021

My early grasp of the history of Christianity in the Philippines at a young age perhaps can be traced to the “Magellan” parody song of fellow Boholano Yoyoy Villame. “On March 16, 1521. When Philippines was discovered…

1521: Encounter or discovery?

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 03/12/2021

March 16, 1521, is a date seared into my memory by textbook history and Yoyoy Villame’s 1972 hit song “Magellan.” Classroom history has come a long way since my childhood, and the “discovery of the Philippines” is…

Beyond Lapulapu

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 03/10/2021

Amid the continuing pandemic, there’s growing but still subdued excitement over the Quincentennial Commemoration of the Victory of Mactan, pegged on April 27. Most people I talk to are aware of the battle where Lapulapu repelled and…

Nat’l Museum to declare Basilica, image of  Sto. Niño de Cebu as National Cultural Treasures

Futch Anthony Inso 02/10/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The National Museum of the Philippines will declare the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño and the image of the Sto. Niño de Cebu as National Cultural Treasures. This was announced by National Historical Commission of…

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