Front Row Experience at Kadaugan sa Mactan 2019

Last week, I got an invite to cover this year’s Kadaugan sa Mactan 2019 celebration. Kadaugan sa Mactan is a yearly activity in the city of Lapu-Lapu to commemorate the victory of Lapu-Lapu over the Spanish forces in the famous ‘Battle of Mactan.’ The highlight of the event is the re-enactment of the famous battle […]

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The Big Mactan Shrine Makeover

The City of Lapu-Lapu recently unveiled the new look of one of Cebu’s biggest and most important historical sites. After weeks of work, the famous Mactan Shrine in Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, was finally re-opened to the public. The renovation and the subsequent opening came just in time for the 2019 Kadaugan sa Mactan celebrations […]

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Bahug-Bahug, Lapuk-Lapuk: My First Kadaugan sa Mactan

Bahug-Bahug Sa Mactan is an annual event in Mactan which celebrates the first known insurgence against foreign rule in Philippine history. Bahug-Bahug tells of Datu Lapu-Lapu of Mactan’s courageous resistance against the conquestadores who wished to claim his island for Spain. The leader of the conquestadores, – who, strangely, was named ‘The first man to circumnaviate […]

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