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Mayor Radaza lauds Duterte for declaring Lapu-Lapu ‘national hero’

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Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Paz Radaza lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for signing Republic Act 11040 which officially declares Datu Lapu-Lapu as a national hero.

Under the law, April 27 is designated as Lapu-Lapu Day.

The day will be a special working public holiday throughout the country and will be a special non-working holiday for Lapu-Lapu City and the province of Cebu.

“The Oponganons are really happy on this. Datu Lapu-Lapu was just recognized in the city but now, he will be known in the whole country,” Radaza said.

The Cebu politiko also said using “Lapu-Lapu” as a name of a fish is an “insult.”

“Di man sad nindot paminawon nga he’s our hero unya naay special holiday, unya ato ra gi-ngan sa isda. Even if moingon ta nga makaon siya, kay makabusog sa kalami, lahi man gyud,” she said.