The first mass in Limasawa, Leyte on March 16, 1521, and the first baptism in Cebu on April 14, 1521. Among the first to be baptized were Rajah Humabon and his wife Hara Humamay who were gifted by Magellan with an image of the Sto. Niño that has become one of the most popular icons of Filipino Christianity.
The other narrative focuses on the battle of Mactan in which the Portuguese explorer Fernão de Magalhães (also known as Fernando de Magallanes or Ferdinand Magellan) was killed by Datu Lapu Lapu. Magellan died at age 41 with the distinction of having led the first circumnavigation of the world.
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IM Quizon, Indonesian share lead
International Masters Daniel Quizon split the point with Indonesian Grandmaster Novendra Priasmoro for a share of the lead after five rounds in the Asian Zonal 3.3 Chess Championships Wednesday.
Eleazar takes over PNP leadership today
Not a few have said that his appointment as Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief had been long in coming. As far back as three PNP heads before him, Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar had been touted to be the most fit and ripe to become the leader of the country’s 220,000-strong police force until President Duterte confirmed that expectation with the announcement of his appointment as the PNP’s 24th Chief.
Acute food insecurity at 5-year high due to war, economic crisis, extreme weather – UN
ROME, Italy (Xinhua) -- Conflicts, economic crises and extreme weather conditions pushed the number of people who faced acute food insecurity to 155 million in 2020, the highest figure in five years, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other agencies said here on Wednesday.
Free rides for essential workers in Cebu launched
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21 horses in Baguio set to be euthanized
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Eleazar is next PNP chief – Año
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98-year-old woman joins daughter, 61, in getting COVID jab
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How Will Bill And Melinda Gates' Divorce Impact Their Charity?
NEW YORK (AFP) — The shock announcement that billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates are to divorce after 27 years of marriage has raised questions about the future of their hugely influential charity.
Gov't Leads Whole-Of-Society Efforts For Economic Recovery
At a job summit convened by the task group of the National Economic Recovery Strategy held last Labor Day, the country’s top economic managers rallied business, industry and civil society leaders in adopting a whole of society approach to economic recovery.
PCG Ships Drive Away 7 Chinese Militia Vessels From West PH Sea
Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) ships drove away seven foreign ships believed to be manned by Chinese militias from the Sabina Shoal in the West Philippine Sea.
the HOUSE always wins
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Quarantine passes still required in Cebu
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WHO: Rising cases of COVID in many regions worrisome
The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday described as a “worrying phenomena” the increasing cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in many regions of the Philippines.
Cash incentive for Cebu City health workers eyed
The Cebu City government plans to provide a monthly incentive of P10,000 to its health workers.
TAKE A LOOK AT TNC'S CEBU HEADQUARTES
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Journey, Grow, and Rise Together
Our marriage vows aren’t just words we recite during the wedding ceremony. We vowed to love our partners for better or for worse. The vow doesn’t end on your honeymoon, but it starts there. They’re easy to keep when you’re both happy and things are going well. But how do you maintain that kilig with your spouse when you’re in your worse moments? We realized that getting married and staying married are two different things. To stay married, you have to remember to stick together for better or for worse.
As street art falls into the trap of commercialism, collectives like koloWn of Cebu reclaim urban spaces through works that dare to disrupt
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