500th ANNIVERSARY OF THE VICTORY AT MACTAN (1521 – 2021)

500 years ago Lapu-Lapu and his warriors engaged in a battle against the Spaniards and Ferdinand Magellan in the island of Mactan. This victory of Lapu-Lapu and his warriors delayed the Spanish colonization of the Philippines by 44 years.

Today, we remember the victory at Mactan and all other related events also known as the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte declared today, April 27, 2021 as a special day throughout the country in observation of the 500th Anniversary or Quincentennial of the Victory at Mactan by virtue of Proclamation No. 1128. -DTCAM

[Photo Reference: Eric Maggie]