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April 27 declared Lapu-Lapu Day

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Mactan chieftain Lapu-Lapu now has his day.

On April 26, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation No. 200 declaring every April 27th of the year Lapu-Lapu Day.

The proclamation noted that the Battle of Mactan, where Lapu-Lapu and his men defeated Spanish forces led by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, happened on April 27, 1521.



"Lapu-Lapu left us a legacy of freedom through his leadership, extraordinary bravery, courage, and love for his own land," the document read.

Duterte also created the Order of Lapu-Lapu to honor those who support the President's advocacy. — BM, GMA News

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