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Lapu-Lapu (fl. 1521) was a ruler of Mactan in Visayas. Modern Philippine society regards him as the first Filipino hero because he was the first native to resist Spanish colonization. He is best known for the Battle of Mactan that happened at dawn on April 27, 1521, where he and his soldiers defeated Ferdinand Magellan. The battle ended Magellan's expedition and delayed the Spanish occupation of the islands by over forty years until the expedition of Miguel López de Legazpi in 1564. Monuments to Lapu-Lapu have been built in Manila and Cebu while the Philippine National Police and the Bureau of Fire Protection use his image. Besides being a rival of Rajah Humabon of Cebu, little is known about the life of Lapu-Lapu. The only existing documents about his life are those written by Antonio Pigafetta. His name, origins, religion, and fate are still a matter of controversy. Lapu-Lapu is also known under the names Çilapulapu, Si Lapulapu, Salip Pulaka, Cali Pulaco, and Lapulapu Dimantag.


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Facts and Stats for Lapu-lapu City*

  • Pollution Statistics in Lapu-lapu City

    Know the pollution level of Lapu-lapu City before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 100 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 100 (Very High)
  • Lapu-lapu City: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Lapu-lapu City for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lapu-lapu City.

    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Lapu-lapu City - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 100 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 100 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Lapu-lapu City

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Lapu-lapu City

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.84 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 22.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.91 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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