Saturday, April 26, 2014

Today in Philippine History: Datu Zula of Mactan

APRIL 26, 1521
Datu Zula, one of Mactan’s two chieftains sent his son to Ferdinand Magellan bringing along two goats as presents and to relay the news that more would have been given if not for the opposition of the other chief named Lapu-lapu. Days earlier, Rajah Humabon sent an order to all nearby chiefs to provide food supplies for Magellan’s crew and to be converted to Christianity. Humabon with Zula suggested to Magellan to go to Mactan and force the rebellious Lapu-lapu to abide with the order issued by Rajah Humabon, the ruler of the Visayan region.

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