MANILA- President Rodrigo Duterte has declared every April 27 as Lapu-Lapu Day in honor of the Filipino hero.
Duterte signed Proclamation No. 200 on Wednesday, recognizing the heroism of Lapu-Lapu, one of the country's first heroes.
"Lapu-Lapu left us a legacy of freedom through his leadership, extraordinary bravery, courage and love for his own land," the proclamation read.
The proclamation also recognizes the efforts of Lapu-Lapu and his men who won the Battle of Mactan against Spanish invaders in 1521.