Mayor Chan wants April 27 declared a national holiday


Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan said he hopes that Malacañang would declare April 27, 2021 a holiday not only in the city but for the entire country.

The date marks the 500th anniversary of the Victory of Mactan or known as the Battle of Mactan.

Last February 4, the City Council passed a resolution requesting President Rodrigo Duterte to declare April 27 of every year as a national holiday in the entire country. (

The national declaration will open the doors to every Filipino to search and study the commendable and exemplary life of Datu Lapulapu and the historic Battle of Mactan 500 years ago, the reso stated.

Chan said that Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea already received a copy of the resolution and he expects Duterte to approve the request.

He said that Duterte is expected to attend the April 27 reenactment of the Battle of Mactan at the Liberty Shrine.