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My offline high school students, Rino (wearing pink shirt’s from Tokyo). Whilst Nanaka (Wearing white shirt was from Osaka).

For a starter, since Cebu’s airport is located in Mactan island. Let’s get to know more about this historical island resort.

A heroic sculpture of the chief of Mactan who defeated Magellan, Lapu-lapu stands near the Magellan monument. Lapu-lapu, sculpted with great realism, stands tall, with a shield held by his left and while a curved kampilan sword, drawn is held by his right. (Source courtesy of Explore Philippines

The Mactan Shrine is located in barangay Mactan, Lapu-lapu city. I remember having a conversation with a Caucasian guy before asking me what’s the difference between Mactan island and Lapu-lapu island. Come to think of it, what’s really the difference? It’s really confusing since in Lapu-lapu there’s a barangay name Mactan and the island is commonly known as Mactan island.

The island’s was name after datu Lapu-lapu who fought the Magellan ageist ago. By 1730 the Catholic Augustinian friars established the town of Opon, that was later renamed as the city of Lapu-Lapu by means of the Republic Act 3134, signed by Pres. Carlos P. Garcia on June 17, 1961. Congressman Manuel A. Zosa, the representative of the Sixth District of Cebu, sponsored the Bill converting the former municipality of Opon into the present day City of Lapu-Lapu.

Magellan’s cross located at heart of Cebu, P. Burgos St, Cebu City, Cebu 6000

Magellan’s Cross is a Christian cross planted by Portuguese and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines on 15 March 1521. (source)

The Basílica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebú commonly known as the Santo Niño Basilica, is a minor basilica in Cebu City in the Philippines that was founded in the 1565 by Fray Andrés de Urdaneta, O.S.A. and Fray Diego de Herrera, O.S.A.. (source)
The Fort San Pedro (or the Fuerte de San Pedro in Spanish) is a military defence structure in Cebu. It was built by the Spaniards under the command of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the first governor of Captaincy General of the Philippines. (source)


The Heritage of Cebu Monument is a representation and illustration of sculptures depicting significant and symbolic events in the history of Cebu back from the time of Rajah Humabon to the recent beatification of the Cebuano martyr, Pedro Calungsod. (Read more)


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