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Who are the parents of lapulapu?
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What is the good traits did Lapulapu taught the Filipino?
Where did Ferdinand Magellan die?
In the Philippines, specifically in Mactan Island, Cebu Province, Philippines. Mactan Island is now called Lapu-Lapu City, after the native who killed Ferdinand Magellan. Magellan was killed during a war with "Datu Lapulapu." The battle between Datu Lapulapu and Ferdinand Magellan is known as the Battle of Mactan.
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What is the history of the lapu-lapu?
Lapulapu was a Bornean Prince who went to Mactan by Cebu upon hearing of his kinship-cousin Raja Humabon, the latter converted under duress to Christianity by the Spanish arrival in Cebu. Lapulapu, his a regnal name in Borneo was Panglima Ege, was also known as Datu Pula. Lapulapu's proper name is Kaliph Pulakah and was a Governor in Sempurna-North Borneo. After the battle of Mactan and having killed Ferdinand Magellan, Lapulapu resettled Suluans and Borneans to Maguindanao (Mindanao) and Sulu. He is a hero of the strings of Sultanates in Muslim National Archipelago (the Malayas stretching from Indonesia to Selurong (Luzon)
Who are the First Filipinos?
It is true the Malay Chieftain Lapulapu was responsible for the killing of Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer serving the Spanish monarch, in the battle of Mactan straits. However, the term Filipino does not apply to Lapulapu because the islands that now compose the modern day Philippines was not named Philippines until years later after Lapulapu died. It was another Spanish explorer, Roy Lopez de Villalobos, who claimed the islands of Luzon and Visayas for the Spanish king Felipe and named them Las Islas Filipinas. The term Filipino did not apply to the Malay natives or other indigenous inhabitants of the islands of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao until 1898 when Emilio Aguinaldo declared Philippine independence from Spain.
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Where is Ferdinand Magellan buried?
Magellan was never buried, as far as we know. He died in Mactan, Philippines, in a battle with Lapulapu. His remains were apparently kept by Lapulapu as a trophy, but know one knows what really happened. Pigafetta and Ginés de Mafra provided written documents of the events culminating in Magellan's death: "Nothing of Magellan's body survived, that afternoon the grieving rajah-king, hoping to recover his remains, offered Mactan's victorious chief a handsome ransom of copper and iron for them but Datu Lapulapu refused. He intended to keep the body as a war trophy. Since his wife and child died in Seville before any member of the expedition could return to Spain, it seemed that every evidence of Ferdinand Magellan's existence had vanished from the earth."