Lapulapu was a Datu of Mactan, an island in the Visayas. He was the first native of the archipelago to fight against Spanish colonization. On April 27, 1521, Lapu-Lapu and his men triumphed over the Spanish invaders led by Ferdinand Magellan that is known as the Battle of Mactan. Learn more about Lapu Lapu Bayani Art X Gerilya Art by Gerilya
Juan Sebastián Elcano - The Spanish fleet, called the Armada de Molucca, comprised five ships and 270 men, when it began the journey on Sept. 20, 1519. After Magellan’s death during the Battle of Mactan, Elcano (pictured) commandeered a single ship, named Victoria, with a crew of 18 men and returned home on Sept. 6, 1522. He sailed across the Indian Ocean, around the Cape of Good Hope, traversing along the west coast of Africa to finally arrive in Spain.