Duterte declares April 27 as Lapu-Lapu Day


Posted at Apr 27 2017 08:49 PM | Updated as of Apr 27 2017 10:45 PM

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MANILA- President Rodrigo Duterte has declared every April 27 as Lapu-Lapu Day in honor of the Filipino hero.

Duterte signed Proclamation No. 200 on Wednesday, recognizing the heroism of Lapu-Lapu, one of the country's first heroes.

"Lapu-Lapu left us a legacy of freedom through his leadership, extraordinary bravery, courage and love for his own land," the proclamation read.

The proclamation also recognizes the efforts of Lapu-Lapu and his men who won the Battle of Mactan against Spanish invaders in 1521.-- with a report from Dexter Ganibe, DZMM