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Yoyoy Villame at ang 1521

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"On March sixteen fifteen hundred twenty-one..." On this day, 500 years ago, the Magellan-Elcano expedition reached the Philippines and anchored near Suluan Island, part of Guiuan, Eastern Samar. Historian Xiao Chua annotated the song "Magellan" by Yoyoy Villame. The Philippine government marks this day as the 500th anniversary of the Philippine part in the first circumnavigation of the world.

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Seeing this post? Curious what this is about? In 2021, we will commemorate the Philippine part in the achievement of science and humankind in circumnavigating the planet for the first time. Central in this commemoration is the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan on 27 April 2021. These and more are collectively known as the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines by virtue of Executive Order No. 103 (2020). Know more about the event here:

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Watch our promotional video
Listen to Quincentennial Soundtrack
Watch our lectures
Quincentennial activities here

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