Philippines in Earlier Times<br />The arrival of the first Spaniards<br />n 1521 the Spanish period started with the arrival of a small fleet in the coastal waters of Mactan island, just east of Cebu island. It wasFernao de Magelhaes (FerdinandMagellan), a Portuguese in service of the Spanish King. He claimed the country for the Spanish King. <br />
Philippines in Earlier Times<br />Lapu Lapu, the national hero <br />There was great resistance of the local people. In the battle that took place that day, the locals with their leader Lapu Lapu succeeded in forcing the Spaniards to retreat to their ships, after their leader, Magellan, was killed by the spears of the Lapu Lapu warriors. Lapu Lapu became the first Filipino hero.<br />
Philippines Celebrity<br />Anne Curtis<br />Filipino-Australian commercial model and actress. She also has a Maltese dog named Buddy.<br />
Philippines Celebrity <br />Kim Chiu <br />She is know as the Chinese Cutie in Cebu.Her first appearance was on a realty TV show, "Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 1" and won the competition last April 2006.<br />
Philippines Celebrity<br />Gerald Anderson<br />Gerald Anderson was discovered by JorossGamboa, who then introduced him to his manager Jun Reyes who brought him to ABS-CBN, where Gerald then joined Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition.<br />
Philippines Celebrity<br />Cristine Reyes<br />Cristine Reyes is very active in belly dancing and boxing to maintain her figure. She prefers to recievebooks than flowers or stuffed toys. Christine Reyes was also subject to different kinds of controversies, particularly known as the “other party” in showbiz relationships.<br />
Cebu City<br />Cebu city, the Queen City of the south<br /> The capital of Cebu island is Cebu City. Cebu City is the first Spanish settlement in the country and the oldest city in the country. In the beginning of the 16th century the Spaniards arrived in the southern part of the Philippines. Since then Cebu City has been the centre of trade and commerce in the southern part of the Philippines.<br />
Philippines Sports<br />Many Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito<br />Manny Pacquiao WON during his fight with Antonio Margarito.<br />The Filipino Boxer Manny Pacquiao prevailed over the Mexican, becoming the first boxer to win 8 world titles in 8 different weight divisions.<br />
Philippines Sports<br />Ateneo Dumps San Jose Reculates<br />Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) showed why it is the darling of the country’s women’s volleyball circuit, easily disposing Cebu’s Unversity of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R) in three sets, 25-17, 25-18, 26-24, to enter the quarterfinal round of the Shakey’s V-League Season 7 at The Arena in San Juan last Sunday<br />
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