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NAMES: ERWIN PAROT C. LUKE ANGELO AMANCIO ALjohn CABRERA DEBATE OF THE FIRST BATTLE BATTLE OF MACTAN CONTROVERSY It is such a big controversy whether the Battle of Mactan happened in Mactan (Lapu-Lapu City) or Mactang (Poro, Camotes) it is a question that hounds historians, residents and scholars. Lapu-Lapu City was locally known as "Opon", locals would say that it is Lapu-Lapu's nickname, Lapu-Lapu (1521) was a ruler of Mactan in Visayas. Modern Filipino society regards him as the first Filipino hero because he was the first native to resist Spanish colonization. He is best known for the Battle of Mactan that happened at dawn on April 27, 1521, where he and his soldiers defeated Ferdinand Magellan. The battle ended up in the killing of Magellan. Lapu-Lapu's monument was built in Mactan shrine in Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City to commemorate his legacy. There was never a description of what Lapu-Lapu really looks like but

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