Sunday, May 5, 2013

1963 New Famous Filipinos IX Lapu-Lapu

Lapu-Lapu was a datu (king) who resisted Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish forces, and is recognized as the first national hero of the Philippines. The Lapu-Lapu shrine was erected on Mactan Island to commemorate Lapu-Lapu's defeat of Magellan in 1521.

 The Lapu-Lapu shrine is a 66 ft bronze statue.

 Plaque at the base of the shrine

The Lapu-Lapu regular and official 20c stamps were issued on October 20, 1963.

First Day of Issue Cancellation 


First Day Covers