The photos above are taken at the site where the Battle of Mactan took place. Mactan, Cebu is a place that is very historical because this is where the first Filipino in the person of Lapu-Lapu, repelled European agression by fighting the Spaniards led by Ferdinand Magellan on April 27, 1521. Lapu-Lapu and his men were more than willing to give up their lives to protect their land from foreign invasion. For those who may not know this, the Philippines is under Spanish colonization for three hundred years.
About a year and a half ago, I visited Cebu for the first time and even if our stay there would be very brief as we were only staying for a day, we took time to visit this place where a national hero was made and where an important event in the history of the Philippines took place. It reminded me to take pride in being a Filipino, a race of brave and patriotic people. This is my entry for this week's
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