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Lapu-lapu was the king of Mactan , an island in visayas, Phillipines, who is know as the first native of the archipelago to have resisted Spanish colonization. HE is now regarded as the first Filipino hero. On the morning of April 27,1521 Lapu-lapu and the men of Mactan, armed with spears, and kampilan faced Spanish soldiers led by Portuguese explorer Ferdinan Magellan. In what would later be known as the Battle of Mactan, Magellan and several of his men were killed. According to Sulu oral tradition , Lapu-Lapu was a Muslim Chieftain and was also know as “Kaliph Pulaka” the People of Bangsamoro, The Islamic homeland in the Philippines islands.
Consider him to be a Muslim and a member of the Tausug ethnic group. A variant of the name, as written by Carlos Calao, a 17th century chinese-Spanish poet in his poem “Que Dios Le perdone” (Spanish,” That God may Forgive Him”) is “Cali Pulacu” The 1898 Philippine Declaration of independence refers to Lapu-Lapu as “ King Kalipulako de Maktan” in the 19th century, the reformist Mariano Ponce Used a variant name “Kalipulako”, as one of his pseudonyms.
1. Which part of the movie do you like the most?
– The part I liked the most is that when Lapu – Lapu rejected Magellan’s offer twice and waged war against the Spaniards. I liked Lapu – Lapu’s attitude because he is wise and care’s for his people at the same time he can be brutal to his enemies.
2. Will you recommend the video/ movie to your fellow AMAer? Why? – Yes, I would definitely recommend it because it is educational at the same time entertaining and this has a special part in our history considering Lapu – Lapu was our first Filipino hero.