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Sarangani part of history of world’s first circumnavigation

BATULAKI, Glan, Sarangani (October 31, 2021) - Department of Tourism Undersecretary for Tourism Regulation, Coordination and Resource Generation Roberto Alabado III recounts to the locals during the unveiling ceremony of the quincentennial historical marker of how Batulaki played an important role in history during the world’s first circumnavigation exactly 500 years ago on October 26 when the crew of the Magellan-Elcano expedition briefly took shelter from a furious storm. “It is a sense of pride for the Sarangani people to know that we are part of the history on the circumnavigation of the world,” he said and told the locals “your place saved them and enabled them to continue and proved that the world is indeed round. We have to tell our children and the children of our children of our history and let us be proud of it as Filipinos.” (Martin Fernando E. Bernad Jr./SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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