When talking about History, you won’t really learn everything without deeply digging up on its hidden information and specific details. We all have to know about our history for this has something to do of who we are of today.
Many of us may be asking of who really killed Lapu-Lapu or if he really was the one who killed Ferdinand Magellan. To answer those questions on mind, here is the detail about Lapu-Lapu that will surely surprise you.
According to the interview of ABS-CBN News reporter with historian Prof. Xiao Chua, Chua said that although Magellan died in the battle with Filipinos, it was not Lapu-Lapu who personally delivered the killing blows. He was only the leader of those who killed Magellan.
Another historian Ambeth Ocampo, who was recently named as the recipient of this year’s Fukoka Academic Prize noted in his newspaper column on Wednesday that Lapu-Lapu “was not a handsome, gym-fit warrior” when he defeated Magellan at the Battle of Mactan.
Citing a chapter from Danilo Madrid Gerona’s book “Ferdinand Magellan: The Armada de Maluco and the European Discovery of the Philippines,” which is based on primary sources in Spain and Portugal, Ocampo said Lapu-Lapu was already 70 years old at the time.
Ocampo said: “Lapu-Lapu was, like President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, 70 years old. He was not in the battle himself. Another textbook fairy tale down the drain.”
In a Facebook post on Wednesday afternoon, Ocampo said Lapu-Lapu “probably had the features of Humabon who was short and fat.”
This is new detail about Lapu-Lapu somehow helps in changing the idea that most of us believed.