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…

IN PHOTOS: The reenactment of the Victory at Mactan

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/27/2021

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu–Lapu-Lapu City successfully hosted once again the reenactment of the Kadaugan sa Mactan (Victory at Mactan) that happened on this day 500 years ago.   The reenactment of the historic battle was held at the…

Cebu City celebrates Lapulapu Day with unveiling of painting

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City joined the rest of the country in the simultaneous flag-raising ceremony for Lapulapu Day on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, through the unveiling of a donated painting by a Cebuano master painter.…

Lapu-Lapu City all set for 500th anniversary celebration of Victory at Mactan

Futch Anthony Inso 04/26/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—“All systems go.” This is how Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan described their preparation for the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Chan said they…

Banzon: We are prepared to secure the President

Futch Anthony Inso 04/22/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) is prepared to secure President Rodrigo Duterte in case he decides to attend the upcoming celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan on April…

Aside from Battle of Mactan, Lapu to also host Quincentennial-related events

Futch Anthony Inso 03/26/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Aside from the upcoming celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan, the Lapu-Lapu City government is also preparing to host some activities related to the 500 Years of Christianity (YOC).…

No more Manila actors in Battle of Mactan reenactment

Futch Anthony Inso 03/23/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government will implement changes in the upcoming reenactment of the Battle of Mactan, in line with the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan. Cindi Chan, the…

NHCP corrects EZ Mil’s controversial ‘Panalo’ lyrics

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The government has intervened on the controversies surrounding Fil-Am rapper EZ Mil’s ‘Panalo’ lyrics.  The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), in a statement issued on February 10, 2021, corrected the controversial lyrics of…

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…

Philippine flag to be displayed 24/7 at Mactan’s Liberty Shrine starting Jan. 17

Futch Anthony Inso 01/02/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Liberty Shrine at Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City will now be a site of the permanent display of the Philippine flag effective January 17, 2021. This is by virtue of the National Historical…

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