Duterte to attend Battle of Mactan rites


President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to attend the launching of the 500 days countdown to the quincentennial celebration of the famous Battle of Mactan in Cebu on December 14.

Mayor Junard Chan said Duterte will deliver a message at 6:30 p.m. at the Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City.

Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte were also invited to grace the occasion. (

The National Quincentennial Committee plans to showcase a multi-media state-of-the-art production, featuring the best of contemporary Visayan/Filipino artists and expressions, rooted in the nation’s cultural heritage during the occasion.

Performances will dramatize the world of Filipino ancestors before western contact, the organizers said.