Why you should sign the petition to make Lapu-Lapu Day a National Holiday?

If you know the significance of April 27, 1521, there’s no need for me to ask this question.
posted on: Sunday, April 27, 2014

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What is the significance of November 30 in the Philippines?

Andres Bonifacio

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Bonifacio Day.

 

How about December 30?

Jose Rizal

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Rizal Day

 

April 9?

Araw ng Kagitingan

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Araw ng Kagitingan or Day of Valor

 

And August 21 too?

Ninoy Aquino

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Ninoy Aquino Day

We all know that Andres Bonifacio, Jose Rizal and Ninoy Aquino were valiant heroes .

Lapu-Lapu is considered the Philippines’ first hero, right?

So why is it not a national holiday.

Let’s look at the list of 2014 public holidays of the Philippines.

Philippines Holidays 2014

publicholidays.ph/#2014

OMG!

Can you see what I can’t see?

Our nation’s first hero doesn’t have a holiday? Not even a shadow of it!

How could this be?

In case you don’t know, it was exactly 493 years ago on April 27, 1521 when Lapu-Lapu and his men defeated Magellan and his men.

battle of mactan

wikipedia

Doesn’t he deserve praise, honor and respect?

Doesn’t he deserve a national holiday in honor of Lapu-Lapu’s victory and heroism?

Yes, Lapu-Lapu already has a statue in Cebu and Manila.

lapu lapu statue in rizal park

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lapu lapu statue in mactan
wikipedia

Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio has countless of monuments too!

But isn’t it weird that Lapu-Lapu, the leader of the first and only first victory against Spanish invasion is not celebrated by the entire country.

Thankfully, Ka Bino Guerrero, Cebu’s heritage interpreter is lead an online petition.

Senate Bill 1981 declaring April 27 National Holiday in Commemoration of Victory of Mactan in 1521

www.change.org

 Here are more details about the petition.

Senate Bill 1981 declaring April 27 National Holiday in Commemoration of Victory of Mactan in 1521

www.change.org

 I already signed the petition and so did these people too.

Senate Bill 1981 declaring April 27 National Holiday in Commemoration of Victory of Mactan in 1521

www.change.org

 As of today, only 61 people joined this cause.

Senate Bill 1981 declaring April 27 National Holiday in Commemoration of Victory of Mactan in 1521

www.change.org

We need your help.

Sign this petition if you believe it is the right thing to do.

After that, share this petition to your family and friends.

We need to spread this message. Just remember what Lapu-Lapu and his men did for us on April 27, 1521 or 493 years ago.

death of magellan at the battle of mactan

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To sign the petition, click the photo below and you will be redirected to a new page.

Thank you for the support!

Mabuhi si Lapu-Lapu!

Mabuhi ang Kadaugan sa Mactan!

 

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