A review of our Philippine History lessons will remind us that he is now regarded as the first Filipino hero. He was also the first Filipino who made a resistance against the Spaniards in their colonization of the Philippines. That time, Lapu-Lapu was the Datu of Mactan when the Spaniards arrived in our country.
According to the annals of our history, on April 27, 1521, Lapu-Lapu led the warriors of Mactan with primitive weapons, in a battle against Fernando de Magallanes (Ferdinand Magellan). That battle was later known as the Battle of Mactan, where Magellan was killed.
I am so amazed how the people of Lapu-Lapu City treasured and valued this very important part of our history. All I can say is that, they are really proud of Lapu-Lapu and what he had achieved for our country!