Saturday, March 29, 2014

Today in Philippine History: The Magellan-Kolambu Blood Compact

MARCH 29, 1521
Rajah Kolambu, chieftain of Limasawa Island along with his brother Rajah Siagu of Butuan and Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480 - April 27, 1521) sealed their friendship through a blood compact. Earlier, the natives were given gifts as they met the Spaniards. Kolambu on the other hand offered Magellan a basket of ginger and a gold bar which he refused to accept.

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