Duterte commemorates Lapu-Lapu’s heroism: "It shows Filipino people’s love of freedom"
Lapu-Lapu is known throughout Philippine history as the Filipino chieftain who fought Spanish invaders from colonizing our lands.
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President Rodrigo Duterte himself is vocal about his aversion towards colonialism and foreign intervention in Philippine policies and remembers Lapu-Lapu as a true Filipino hero.
“Lapu-Lapu left us a legacy of freedom through his leadership, extraordinary bravery, courage and love for his own land,” the President said.
Duterte declared April 27 as Lapu-Lapu day in honor of the battle he won in the Battle of Mactan back in 1521.
He made the declaration through Proclamation No. 200 which he signed on April 26, 2017 (Wednesday).
“It is but fitting and proper that Lapu-Lapu be given the highest honor and that the legacy be remembered by all Filipinos through appropriate ceremonies,” Duterte said.
It was on April 27, 1521 when Lapu-Lapu waged a victorious battle over Spaniards under the command of Ferdinand Magellan.
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