The place that put the Philippines on the world map

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In Photo: Mactan Island IN the past, the city of Lapu-Lapu was known as the place where local chieftain—the city’s namesake, Lapu-Lapu—defeated and killed Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, putting on hold Spain’s ambition to colonize the Philippine islands for another 40 or so years. Today, the city is known for quite different reasons. Although much… Read more »