500th Anniversary of Victory at Mactan
The Municipality of Anda, Pangasinan joins the celebration of the “500th Anniversary of Victory at Mactan” with the theme, “Victory and Humanity”. The said event commemorates the victorious battle of Mactan led by the hero Lapu-lapu against the Spanish inquisitors led by Ferdinand Magellan. The Philippine part in the first successful circumnavigation by sea is also celebrated.
“It [Lapu-lapu’s victory] embodies greatness and pride. The event at Mactan is seenas a symbol of triumph. The Victory at Mactan is not just a heritage of the Visayans, but of the entire Filipino people.”
– National Quincentennial Committee (NQC)