Monday, April 14, 2014

Today in Philippine History: Magellan Plants Cross in Cebu

APRIL 14, 1521
Ferdinand Magellan (1480 - April 27, 1521) had a cross planted in Cebu and told Fr. Pedro de Valderama to bless it. Later, the priest baptized Cebu’s Rajah Humabon, his wife and 800 subjects composed of men, women and children. Humabon was named “Don Carlos” in honor of King Charles V of Spain while the queen was called “Dona Juana”, taken from the name of the Spanish queen. The Magellan’s Cross is very much around and is the landmark of Cebu.

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