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Lapu-Lapu (Kaliph Pulaka) (c.1491 1547) was the earliest known indigenous Visayan chieftain, and datu (king) of Mactan in the Philippines. He is known as the first native of the archipelago to have resisted Spanish colonization. He is now regarded as the first National hero of the Philippines. (from

A life size monument of Lapu-Lapu was made in mactan shrine where it was believed the site where the said battle of mactan took place. This shot was taken on my second visit in mactan shrine after 7 years.

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