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Battle of Mactan

battle known as the first native resistance against the Spanish colonisation in the Philippines

The Battle of Mactan was fought in the Philippines on April 27, 1521.[1] It was the first time the Filipino people fought back against the Spanish invaders led by Ferdinand Magellan.[1] Led by the chief Lapu-Lapu, they attacked the Spanish at Punta Engano on the northeast corner of Mactan Island.[1] Lapu-Lapu's war chief was Bugto Pasa. Magellan was killed in the battle.[1]


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