Senator Files Bill To Declare April 27 As Lapu-Lapu Day, A Holiday

posted on: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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MANILA – There is a proposal in the Upper House to declare April 27 of every year as “Lapu-Lapu Day” or “Adlaw ni Lapu-Lapu”.

Datu Lapu-Lapu of Mactan in Cebu fought and killed Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer, and his men, when the Visayan warrior refused to pay tribute to them.

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Opposition senator Jinggoy Estrada filed Senate Bill 1981 seeking to declare the celebration of the historic battle of Mactan as a “special non-working holiday” in the country.

“If the nations celebrated the defeat and surrender of U.S. and Filipino forces in Bataan and Corregidor in April 9 of each year, then there is more reason to commemorate the successful exploit of Lapu-Lapu and his Warriors on April 27 of every year”, Estrada said.

 

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Estrada called Lapu-Lapu’s victory over the Spanish conquistadors as the “first successful defense of the Philippine freedom against foreign invaders” and “triumph of the Filipino forces over superior western firepower.”

 

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