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  • #battleofmactan marker The #historic battle of #27april1521 between Magellan’s and Lapu-lapu’s group is depicted on the painting in the background, which, sadly, has deteriorated. 😞
  • #battleofmactan marker The #historic battle of #27april1521 between Magellan’s and Lapu-lapu’s group is depicted on the painting in the background, which, sadly, has deteriorated. 😞

  •  9  0  18 November, 2019
  • May riot sa baybay! 😂😂
  • May riot sa baybay! 😂😂

  •  24  2  10 November, 2019
  • A shrine, classroom History books, and now an animated movie, honors the vanquished but not the victor. Lapu-Lapu has been a historical conundrum but in #ElcanoAndMagellan, the hero of the #BattleOfMactan is portrayed in a character that's unbecoming and insulting.

Let's know the Sultan Raja of Mactan, better. As posted in sunstar.com.ph: "...Lapulapu's birth place, name, religion and his age during the Battle of Mactan are seen differently by scholars. Not controversial was the way he killed Magellan because it was described explicitly by the “reliable” Pigafetta, who took “meticulous notes” of the events on April 27,1521.

First controversy: Lapulapu was not born in this archipelago but in Borneo. The Aginid chronicle describes him as “an outsider who settled in Cebu from Borneo.” Second controversy: Lapulapu was a Muslim. At the arrival of Magellan, the word of the Koran was already spread from Sulu through Mindanao and the Visayas to Mindoro, southern Luzon and Manila. Only the arrival of the Spanish prevented the entire archipelago from becoming an Islamic nation.

Third controversy: Lapulapu did not fight with a sword or any weapon. He, as the chieftain, had devised a strategy, instructed his officers and trained his men in arms. He had rightly estimated that 60 heavily armored invaders had little chance against his 1500 men armed with spears, bows and arrows and shields. And he knew that the enemy ship would get stuck in the shallow sea so that their muskets and cannons were of no effect.

Fourth controversy: According to Dr. Gerona, Lapulapu was 70 years old during the Battle of Mactan. But painters and sculptors depict him as a far younger hero.

Not controversial for me is that Lapulapu is a hero. His decision to reject Magellan’s request to subject to his blood brother Sultan Rajah Humabon, the Spanish king and himself makes him deserving of the title “hero.” - - -

Savage islanders?
Uncivilized natives?
NOT!!! Lapu-Lapu sculpture by Juan Sajid Imao at Rizal Park
Manila, Philippines (photo courtesy of laz'andre's photostream at flickr.com)

#LapuLapu #Magellan #PhilippineHistory #History #Kasaysayan #RizalPark #TorreDeManila #Manila #BagongMaynila
  • A shrine, classroom History books, and now an animated movie, honors the vanquished but not the victor. Lapu-Lapu has been a historical conundrum but in #ElcanoAndMagellan, the hero of the #BattleOfMactan is portrayed in a character that's unbecoming and insulting.

    Let's know the Sultan Raja of Mactan, better. As posted in sunstar.com.ph: "...Lapulapu's birth place, name, religion and his age during the Battle of Mactan are seen differently by scholars. Not controversial was the way he killed Magellan because it was described explicitly by the “reliable” Pigafetta, who took “meticulous notes” of the events on April 27,1521.

    First controversy: Lapulapu was not born in this archipelago but in Borneo. The Aginid chronicle describes him as “an outsider who settled in Cebu from Borneo.” Second controversy: Lapulapu was a Muslim. At the arrival of Magellan, the word of the Koran was already spread from Sulu through Mindanao and the Visayas to Mindoro, southern Luzon and Manila. Only the arrival of the Spanish prevented the entire archipelago from becoming an Islamic nation.

    Third controversy: Lapulapu did not fight with a sword or any weapon. He, as the chieftain, had devised a strategy, instructed his officers and trained his men in arms. He had rightly estimated that 60 heavily armored invaders had little chance against his 1500 men armed with spears, bows and arrows and shields. And he knew that the enemy ship would get stuck in the shallow sea so that their muskets and cannons were of no effect.

    Fourth controversy: According to Dr. Gerona, Lapulapu was 70 years old during the Battle of Mactan. But painters and sculptors depict him as a far younger hero.

    Not controversial for me is that Lapulapu is a hero. His decision to reject Magellan’s request to subject to his blood brother Sultan Rajah Humabon, the Spanish king and himself makes him deserving of the title “hero.” - - -

    Savage islanders?
    Uncivilized natives?
    NOT!!! Lapu-Lapu sculpture by Juan Sajid Imao at Rizal Park
    Manila, Philippines (photo courtesy of laz'andre's photostream at flickr.com)

    #LapuLapu #Magellan #PhilippineHistory #History #Kasaysayan #RizalPark #TorreDeManila #Manila #BagongMaynila

  •  15  1  8 November, 2019
  • We, Filipinos were influenced by Spain for 300 years. 
On March 16,1521, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sailed around for Spain, then reached the Philippine archipelago. He killed many Filipinos in the Battle of Mactan, April 27, 1521. But he left big influences on the Philippines especially Filipino culture. 🇪🇸 🇵🇭 #filipinohistory #ferdinandmagellan #battleofmactan #filipinos #spanishcolonization
  • We, Filipinos were influenced by Spain for 300 years.
    On March 16,1521, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sailed around for Spain, then reached the Philippine archipelago. He killed many Filipinos in the Battle of Mactan, April 27, 1521. But he left big influences on the Philippines especially Filipino culture. 🇪🇸 🇵🇭 #filipinohistory #ferdinandmagellan #battleofmactan #filipinos #spanishcolonization

  •  0  0  16 October, 2019
  • #Repost @kampeonco
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Clinton Felker’s inspired Lapu Lapu. “The character is Lapu Lapu. He was the ruler of he Visayan Islands during the early 1500’s in the southern part of the Philippines. He is best known for the Battle of Mactan that happened at dawn on April 27, 1521, where he and his soldiers defeated Ferdinand Magellan. My designs are a bit sensationalized compared to the real character.” Photo, Art, and words by Clinton Felker #LapuLapu #KnowHistory #BattleOfMactan #KampeonCo
  • #Repost @kampeonco
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    Clinton Felker’s inspired Lapu Lapu. “The character is Lapu Lapu. He was the ruler of he Visayan Islands during the early 1500’s in the southern part of the Philippines. He is best known for the Battle of Mactan that happened at dawn on April 27, 1521, where he and his soldiers defeated Ferdinand Magellan. My designs are a bit sensationalized compared to the real character.” Photo, Art, and words by Clinton Felker #LapuLapu #KnowHistory #BattleOfMactan #KampeonCo

  •  13  0  23 hours ago
  • Clinton Felker’s inspired Lapu Lapu. “The character is Lapu Lapu. He was the ruler of he Visayan Islands during the early 1500’s in the southern part of the Philippines. He is best known for the Battle of Mactan that happened at dawn on April 27, 1521, where he and his soldiers defeated Ferdinand Magellan. My designs are a bit sensationalized compared to the real character.” Photo, Art, and words by Clinton Felker #LapuLapu #KnowHistory #BattleOfMactan #KampeonCo
  • Clinton Felker’s inspired Lapu Lapu. “The character is Lapu Lapu. He was the ruler of he Visayan Islands during the early 1500’s in the southern part of the Philippines. He is best known for the Battle of Mactan that happened at dawn on April 27, 1521, where he and his soldiers defeated Ferdinand Magellan. My designs are a bit sensationalized compared to the real character.” Photo, Art, and words by Clinton Felker #LapuLapu #KnowHistory #BattleOfMactan #KampeonCo

  •  604  16  23 hours ago
  • "March forward and fear nothing. The light of victory is before me." - Lapu-Lapu 🗡🛡 🏖My stay in Cebu, specifically in Mactan will not be complete without seeing this hero's sanctuary. Believe it or not, I took the time, even though I went just by myself and nobody wanted to come. 🙄😂 The history and myth of Lapu-Lapu is very well known to almost all Filipinos from generation to generation.The name is a "legend" synonymous to "bravery" & "heroism." His courage & leadership brought the first known triumph of Filipinos' resistance to foreign conquest in the Battle of Mactan, Cebu that inspired our ancestors to fight for our independence.🤜🇵🇭 💬At present, it is easy to be passive in national issues that question our sovereignity. Regardless, as a Filipino, we might not have the physical might to fight like Lapu-Lapu but the sense and spirit of nationalism to protect our hard fought freedom and to love our country in any ways we can must remain within us, always, in thoughts, words and deeds. I believe it can make a big difference.👊💪
#246of365 #gratefulheart #filipino #nationalism #lapulapu #heroism #whenincebu #travel #battleofmactan #cebu #philippines #selfphotography
  • "March forward and fear nothing. The light of victory is before me." - Lapu-Lapu 🗡🛡 🏖My stay in Cebu, specifically in Mactan will not be complete without seeing this hero's sanctuary. Believe it or not, I took the time, even though I went just by myself and nobody wanted to come. 🙄😂 The history and myth of Lapu-Lapu is very well known to almost all Filipinos from generation to generation.The name is a "legend" synonymous to "bravery" & "heroism." His courage & leadership brought the first known triumph of Filipinos' resistance to foreign conquest in the Battle of Mactan, Cebu that inspired our ancestors to fight for our independence.🤜🇵🇭 💬At present, it is easy to be passive in national issues that question our sovereignity. Regardless, as a Filipino, we might not have the physical might to fight like Lapu-Lapu but the sense and spirit of nationalism to protect our hard fought freedom and to love our country in any ways we can must remain within us, always, in thoughts, words and deeds. I believe it can make a big difference.👊💪
    #246of365 #gratefulheart #filipino #nationalism #lapulapu #heroism #whenincebu #travel #battleofmactan #cebu #philippines #selfphotography

  •  14  0  3 September, 2019
  • Battle of Mactan - The Aftermath
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Upon hearing of Magellan's unexpected defeat, Humabon was humiliated! How was he going to save face? His supposedly guaranteed plight for dominance failed miserably! How will he face the kings of the islands and, most importantly, Lapulapu?
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Proving once again to be quite dastardly in his desperation, he connives one more time and invited the remaining Spaniards to a feast - strange to have a feast in the midst of defeat, but maybe the Spaniards attended thinking that any excuse was good enough to have more food from the "spice islands".
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Humabon poisoned them all.
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Those few Spaniards who survived immediately fled bearing the horrible stories of their failed conquest of the spice islands and the demise of Magellan; however, the spices they brought on the Victoria, one ship that survived, had value which more than covered for the whole expedition. This profiit led to the desire of the Spaniards to conquer our country.
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In the suceeding Spanish expeditions, particularly of Villalobos, the Spanish King had a personal letter of apology for Lapulapu but they couldn't locate him anymore. Tupas, the son-in-law of Humabon, was defeated by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi around 40 years later. This marked the beginning of the 333 year Spanish colonization of the Philippines.
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Words by @littlehistorybug Painting by Amorsolo
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#LapuLapu #BattleOfMactan #KnowHistory #Cebu #KampeonCo
  • Battle of Mactan - The Aftermath
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    Upon hearing of Magellan's unexpected defeat, Humabon was humiliated! How was he going to save face? His supposedly guaranteed plight for dominance failed miserably! How will he face the kings of the islands and, most importantly, Lapulapu?
    .
    Proving once again to be quite dastardly in his desperation, he connives one more time and invited the remaining Spaniards to a feast - strange to have a feast in the midst of defeat, but maybe the Spaniards attended thinking that any excuse was good enough to have more food from the "spice islands".
    .
    Humabon poisoned them all.
    .
    Those few Spaniards who survived immediately fled bearing the horrible stories of their failed conquest of the spice islands and the demise of Magellan; however, the spices they brought on the Victoria, one ship that survived, had value which more than covered for the whole expedition. This profiit led to the desire of the Spaniards to conquer our country.
    .
    In the suceeding Spanish expeditions, particularly of Villalobos, the Spanish King had a personal letter of apology for Lapulapu but they couldn't locate him anymore. Tupas, the son-in-law of Humabon, was defeated by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi around 40 years later. This marked the beginning of the 333 year Spanish colonization of the Philippines.
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    Words by @littlehistorybug Painting by Amorsolo
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    #LapuLapu #BattleOfMactan #KnowHistory #Cebu #KampeonCo

  •  472  5  18 July, 2019
  • Battle of Mactan Series 3 of 3
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The Aftermath
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Upon hearing of Magellan's unexpected defeat, Humabon was humiliated! How was he going to save face? His supposedly guaranteed plight for dominance failed miserably! How will he face the kings of the islands and, most importantly, Lapulapu?
.
Proving once again to be quite dastardly in his desperation, he connives one more time and invited the remaining Spaniards to a feast - strange to have a feast in the midst of defeat, but maybe the Spaniards attended thinking that any excuse was good enough to have more food from the "spice islands".
.
Humabon poisoned them all.
.
Those few Spaniards who survived immediately fled bearing the horrible stories of their failed conquest of the spice islands and the demise of Magellan; however,  the spices they brought on the Victoria, one ship that survived, had value which more than covered for the whole expedition. This profiit led to the desire of the Spaniards to conquer our country.
.
In the suceeding Spanish expeditions, particularly of Villalobos, the Spanish King had a personal letter of apology for Lapulapu but they couldn't locate him anymore. Tupas, the son-in-law of Humabon, was defeated by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi around 40 years later. This marked the beginning of the 333 year Spanish colonization of the Philippines.
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Painting by Amorsolo
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#philippinehistory #philippines #history #kasaysayan #cebuhistory #cebu #battleofmactan #kaagi
  • Battle of Mactan Series 3 of 3
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    The Aftermath
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    Upon hearing of Magellan's unexpected defeat, Humabon was humiliated! How was he going to save face? His supposedly guaranteed plight for dominance failed miserably! How will he face the kings of the islands and, most importantly, Lapulapu?
    .
    Proving once again to be quite dastardly in his desperation, he connives one more time and invited the remaining Spaniards to a feast - strange to have a feast in the midst of defeat, but maybe the Spaniards attended thinking that any excuse was good enough to have more food from the "spice islands".
    .
    Humabon poisoned them all.
    .
    Those few Spaniards who survived immediately fled bearing the horrible stories of their failed conquest of the spice islands and the demise of Magellan; however, the spices they brought on the Victoria, one ship that survived, had value which more than covered for the whole expedition. This profiit led to the desire of the Spaniards to conquer our country.
    .
    In the suceeding Spanish expeditions, particularly of Villalobos, the Spanish King had a personal letter of apology for Lapulapu but they couldn't locate him anymore. Tupas, the son-in-law of Humabon, was defeated by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi around 40 years later. This marked the beginning of the 333 year Spanish colonization of the Philippines.
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    Painting by Amorsolo
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    #philippinehistory #philippines #history #kasaysayan #cebuhistory #cebu #battleofmactan #kaagi

  •  63  0  3 May, 2019
  • Battle of Mactan 2 of 3
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The Battle
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Worn from scurvy and dystentery, the Spanish soldiers did not see it fit to engage in battle with anyone just yet, but Magellan, in his hubris, thought it would be no big deal to fight a few natives and establish their reputation as overlords. This was not enough to convince the veteran soldiers, so stubborn Magellan conscripted some rookies and mess hall workers for this battle.
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Knowledge of the terrain has proven itself to be key in many victories; this is something Magellan did not have. He attacked at dawn which was a big mistake because the low tide in Opon at this time can be quite extensive. So he anchored his ships at a distance that would place his cannons out of range.
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So with their heavy armor, guns which were malfunctioning, salt water which reached upto their thighs, and angry Visayan Pintados (tattoed) warriors who just wanted to be left alone, they waded the shores of Mactan. The battles ensued the Spaniards were no match for our bangkaws (spears) and curved bolos (identified in the chronicles as scimitars) which were dipped in poison.
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Magellan was now bereft of his helmet as one of the bangkaws hit him right in the face. His arm was wounded causing him to fail in his attempts to defend himself with his sword. Records do not show that it was Lapulapu personally who dealt the death blow, but he was the leader of the ferocious tattooed warriors.
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When Magellan fell, his rag tag me scrambled back to the ships. His body was quartered and has never been found.
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Thus fell the man who found a way to Asia through the  uncharted waters of the Pacific. Thus fell the man who proved that the world is truly round. But for Lapulapu, thus fell the man who did not fail to mind his own business and leave his kingdom in Mactan alone.
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Source: Bahug Bahug sa Mactan lecture with archeologist Dr. Bersales, PhD
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#philippinehero #philippinehistory #philippines #cebuhistory #cebu #battleofmactan #lapulapu #kasaysayan #kaagi
  • Battle of Mactan 2 of 3
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    The Battle
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    Worn from scurvy and dystentery, the Spanish soldiers did not see it fit to engage in battle with anyone just yet, but Magellan, in his hubris, thought it would be no big deal to fight a few natives and establish their reputation as overlords. This was not enough to convince the veteran soldiers, so stubborn Magellan conscripted some rookies and mess hall workers for this battle.
    .
    Knowledge of the terrain has proven itself to be key in many victories; this is something Magellan did not have. He attacked at dawn which was a big mistake because the low tide in Opon at this time can be quite extensive. So he anchored his ships at a distance that would place his cannons out of range.
    .
    So with their heavy armor, guns which were malfunctioning, salt water which reached upto their thighs, and angry Visayan Pintados (tattoed) warriors who just wanted to be left alone, they waded the shores of Mactan. The battles ensued the Spaniards were no match for our bangkaws (spears) and curved bolos (identified in the chronicles as scimitars) which were dipped in poison.
    .
    Magellan was now bereft of his helmet as one of the bangkaws hit him right in the face. His arm was wounded causing him to fail in his attempts to defend himself with his sword. Records do not show that it was Lapulapu personally who dealt the death blow, but he was the leader of the ferocious tattooed warriors.
    .
    When Magellan fell, his rag tag me scrambled back to the ships. His body was quartered and has never been found.
    .
    Thus fell the man who found a way to Asia through the uncharted waters of the Pacific. Thus fell the man who proved that the world is truly round. But for Lapulapu, thus fell the man who did not fail to mind his own business and leave his kingdom in Mactan alone.
    .
    Source: Bahug Bahug sa Mactan lecture with archeologist Dr. Bersales, PhD
    .
    #philippinehero #philippinehistory #philippines #cebuhistory #cebu #battleofmactan #lapulapu #kasaysayan #kaagi

  •  47  3  2 May, 2019

Top #battleofmactan Posts

  • After converting Raja Humabon to Christianity, Humabon reported that  he was delayed in offering what he had promised earlier because the leader of Mactan called Cilapulapu/Lapu Lapu refused to bow to the cross or the Spanish King.  Magellan sent notice to Lapu Lapu that if Lapu Lapu paid tribute, obeyed the King of Spain and recognized Humabon as his ruler, then they could all be friends.  If not there would be war.  Lapu Lapu refused.  The following is a translated account from Antonio Pigafetta of the battle that followed on April 27, 1521...
(When morning came, forty-nine of us leaped into the water up to our thighs, and walked through water for more than two cross-bow flights before we could reach the shore. The boats could not approach nearer because of certain rocks in the water. The other eleven men remained behind to guard the boats. When we reached land, [the natives] had formed in three divisions to the number of more than one thousand five hundred people. When they saw us, they charged down upon us with exceeding loud cries… The musketeers and cross-bow men shot from a distance for about a half-hour, but uselessly… Recognizing the captain [Magellan], so many turned upon him that they knocked his helmet off his head twice… A native hurled a bamboo spear into the captain’s face, but the latter immediately killed him with his lance, which he left in the native’s body. Then, trying to lay hand on sword, he could draw it out halfway, because he had been wounded in the arm with a bamboo spear. When the natives saw that, they all hurled themselves upon him. One of them wounded him on the left leg with a large cutlass, which resembles a scimitar, only being larger. That caused the captain to fall face downward, when immediately they rushed upon him with iron and bamboo spears and with their cutlasses, until they killed our mirror, our light, our comfort, and our true guide. When they wounded him, he turned back many times to see whether we were all in the boats. #filipinohistory #filipinopride #filipinoculture #pinoypride #pinoy #philippines #lapulapu #philippineshistory #magellan #battleofmactan
Pic Credit 1 - Politiko; Pic Credit 2PinoyStopDotOrg
  • After converting Raja Humabon to Christianity, Humabon reported that he was delayed in offering what he had promised earlier because the leader of Mactan called Cilapulapu/Lapu Lapu refused to bow to the cross or the Spanish King. Magellan sent notice to Lapu Lapu that if Lapu Lapu paid tribute, obeyed the King of Spain and recognized Humabon as his ruler, then they could all be friends. If not there would be war. Lapu Lapu refused. The following is a translated account from Antonio Pigafetta of the battle that followed on April 27, 1521...
    (When morning came, forty-nine of us leaped into the water up to our thighs, and walked through water for more than two cross-bow flights before we could reach the shore. The boats could not approach nearer because of certain rocks in the water. The other eleven men remained behind to guard the boats. When we reached land, [the natives] had formed in three divisions to the number of more than one thousand five hundred people. When they saw us, they charged down upon us with exceeding loud cries… The musketeers and cross-bow men shot from a distance for about a half-hour, but uselessly… Recognizing the captain [Magellan], so many turned upon him that they knocked his helmet off his head twice… A native hurled a bamboo spear into the captain’s face, but the latter immediately killed him with his lance, which he left in the native’s body. Then, trying to lay hand on sword, he could draw it out halfway, because he had been wounded in the arm with a bamboo spear. When the natives saw that, they all hurled themselves upon him. One of them wounded him on the left leg with a large cutlass, which resembles a scimitar, only being larger. That caused the captain to fall face downward, when immediately they rushed upon him with iron and bamboo spears and with their cutlasses, until they killed our mirror, our light, our comfort, and our true guide. When they wounded him, he turned back many times to see whether we were all in the boats. #filipinohistory #filipinopride #filipinoculture #pinoypride #pinoy #philippines #lapulapu #philippineshistory #magellan #battleofmactan
    Pic Credit 1 - Politiko; Pic Credit 2PinoyStopDotOrg

  •  203  8  26 April, 2019
  • On this day in 1521, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan was killed during a tribal skirmish on Mactan Island in the Philippines.

After landing on the Island of Homonhon, Magellan met with the chieftain of Limawasa, Raja Kulambo, who after converting to Christianity issued an order to the other chiefs in Cebu, to provide food and other supplies to Magellan’s ships and that they too must convert to Christianity. The chieftains followed his order except Datu Lapu-Lapu, one of the chiefs in Mactan Island. 
On April 27, Magellan sailed to Mactan to force Datu Lapu-Lapu to comply. But during the battle, Magellan’s leg was shot with a poisoned arrow while his arm was wounded by a spear. When his men saw that he was killed, they retreated to their boats and left his body behind.

Today, Lapu-lapu was recognized as the first Filipino hero. He might not have killed Magellan himself but he is a symbol for the Filipino’s first fight to resist invaders and foreign subjugation. #TDIH #LapuLapu #FerdinandMagellan #BattleOfMactan #Cebu
  • On this day in 1521, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan was killed during a tribal skirmish on Mactan Island in the Philippines.

    After landing on the Island of Homonhon, Magellan met with the chieftain of Limawasa, Raja Kulambo, who after converting to Christianity issued an order to the other chiefs in Cebu, to provide food and other supplies to Magellan’s ships and that they too must convert to Christianity. The chieftains followed his order except Datu Lapu-Lapu, one of the chiefs in Mactan Island.
    On April 27, Magellan sailed to Mactan to force Datu Lapu-Lapu to comply. But during the battle, Magellan’s leg was shot with a poisoned arrow while his arm was wounded by a spear. When his men saw that he was killed, they retreated to their boats and left his body behind.

    Today, Lapu-lapu was recognized as the first Filipino hero. He might not have killed Magellan himself but he is a symbol for the Filipino’s first fight to resist invaders and foreign subjugation. #TDIH #LapuLapu #FerdinandMagellan #BattleOfMactan #Cebu

  •  183  3  26 April, 2018
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  •  61  1  28 January, 2019
  • Decolonization is more than a process, more than an experience. It’s ongoing, and often nonlinear. A very important aspect on my decolonization path is reimagining my relationships with others, especially Pilipinos who are women. Crab mentality exists, and a large part of that comes from the effects of colonization. As a Fil Am I’ve seen competition between women as a way to secure their place in the patriarchy. As a way to attain power through patriarchal tools. I really disliked seeing this as a teenager (especially from my adoptive sister) and made deliberate efforts to Queer my friendships. So many of my friendships are indistinguishable from the bond between lovers. We are close and supportive, and most of my people don’t center their lives around their marriages to men. This is radical considering the pressures and expectations many Pilipinos have for their families. I feel happy that my most important relationship isn’t with a boyfriend or husband— it’s with my sisters. ✨ When a Pilipina I have never met before says hello to me, I try to remain a witness to my own colonized reactions (which has rendered this particular reaction damn near nonexistent now) and greet her with the same warmth that non-blood related Ates have done with me. We don’t all have to get along. But I see you and I see myself reflected back in a lot of ways 🙏🏾✨ PS come visit me at The Cartoon Art Museum in SF today and tomorrow!  #Kapwa #pilipinx #queer #decolonize #BattleofMactan #BeforeYouWereFilipinx @anarchipelago.ko
  • Decolonization is more than a process, more than an experience. It’s ongoing, and often nonlinear. A very important aspect on my decolonization path is reimagining my relationships with others, especially Pilipinos who are women. Crab mentality exists, and a large part of that comes from the effects of colonization. As a Fil Am I’ve seen competition between women as a way to secure their place in the patriarchy. As a way to attain power through patriarchal tools. I really disliked seeing this as a teenager (especially from my adoptive sister) and made deliberate efforts to Queer my friendships. So many of my friendships are indistinguishable from the bond between lovers. We are close and supportive, and most of my people don’t center their lives around their marriages to men. This is radical considering the pressures and expectations many Pilipinos have for their families. I feel happy that my most important relationship isn’t with a boyfriend or husband— it’s with my sisters. ✨ When a Pilipina I have never met before says hello to me, I try to remain a witness to my own colonized reactions (which has rendered this particular reaction damn near nonexistent now) and greet her with the same warmth that non-blood related Ates have done with me. We don’t all have to get along. But I see you and I see myself reflected back in a lot of ways 🙏🏾✨ PS come visit me at The Cartoon Art Museum in SF today and tomorrow! #Kapwa #pilipinx #queer #decolonize #BattleofMactan #BeforeYouWereFilipinx @anarchipelago.ko

  •  229  9  27 April, 2019
  • Lapulapu was a datu of Mactan, an island in the Visayas. He was the first native of the archipelago to fight against Spanish colonization. On April 27, 1521, Lapu-Lapu and his men triumphed over the Spanish invaders led by Ferdinand Magellan that is known as the Battle of Mactan.

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  • Lapulapu was a datu of Mactan, an island in the Visayas. He was the first native of the archipelago to fight against Spanish colonization. On April 27, 1521, Lapu-Lapu and his men triumphed over the Spanish invaders led by Ferdinand Magellan that is known as the Battle of Mactan.

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