When Philippines was Discovered by Magellan

You might have not noticed but we’re celebrating the 486th year of the discovery of the Philippines.

You wonder how I knew? Well, it’s in the song of Yoyoy Villame:

On March Sixteen Fifteen Hundred Twenty One
When Philippines was discovered by Magellan
They were sailing day and night
Across the big ocean
Until they saw a small Limasawa island.

Enjoy the youtube video:

To continue with the song:

On March Sixteen Fifteen Hundred Twenty One
When Philippines was discovered by Magellan
They were sailing day and night
Across the big ocean
Until they saw a small Limasawa island.

Magellan landed in Limasawa at noon
The people met him very welcome on the shore
They did not understand
The speaking they have done
Because Kastila gid at Waray-Waray man

When Magellan landed in Cebu City
Rajah Humabon met him they were very happy
All people were baptized
And built the church of Christ
And that’s the beginning of our Catholic life

When Magellen visited in Mactan
To Christianize them everyone
But Lapu-Lapu met him on the shore
And drive Magellan to go back home

Then Magellan got so mad
Ordered his men to camouflage
“Mactan Island we could not grab
Cause Lapu-Lapu is very hard”

Then the battle began at dawn
Bolos and spears versus guns and cannons
When Magellan was hit on his neck
He stumble down and cried and cried

“Oh mother, mother, I am sick
Call the doctor very quick
Doctor, Doctor shall I die
Tell my Mama do not cry
Tell my Mama do not cry
Tell my Mama do not cry”

That’s the end of Magellan in the island of Mactan long time ago ladies and gentlemen

So, how do I say it, Happy 486th Discovery of the Philippines!? hehe

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When Philippines was Discovered by Magellan

5 thoughts on “When Philippines was Discovered by Magellan

  1. propinoy says:

    hi guys. this was a funny song.
    i just want to point out one thing about the line … the philippines was discovered…(blah blah blah!) it just that for me it doesnt sound right, in fact it irritates me whenever i hear or read this line. were we lost or something before this “finding” thing??! was our country’s existence had no meaning before the spaniards came??
    i hope a more proper word(s) will replace this line… oh well maybe its to late…

    thats all!

    nice site by the way.

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