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Magellan’s demise

As I mentioned in my last post Ferdinand Magellan, captain of the first Spanish expedition to land in the Philippines, did not live to see the fruit of his labours. Newly baptized Rajah Hunamon (now called King Carlos) persuaded Magellan … Continue reading

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In the ‘Queen City of the South’

The city in question being Cebu city, the oldest Spanish city in the Philippines, with the oldest street (Colon Street, curiously named after Christopher Columbus – Colon in Spanish – who never sailed anywhere near the Philippines). This, then, is … Continue reading

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