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500 years after the Magellan-Elcano voyage

BATULAKI, Glan, Sarangani (October 31, 2021) – The Magellan-Elcano voyage quincentennial historical marker in Barangay Batulaki is unveiled by Mayor Vivien Yap (2nd from left); Gina Batuhan, Historic Sites and Education Division Chief of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (extreme right); Tourism Undersecretary for Tourism Regulation, Coordination and Resource Generation Roberto Alabado III (2nd from right); and Rhoa Wadingan, Glan’s tourism officer (extreme left). The marker was formally unveiled on October 26, 2021 exactly 500 years after the crew of the world’s first circumnavigation temporarily dropped anchor off the shores of Batulaki. The marker sits on a promontory of a cove where the men of the fallen Ferdinand Magellan were sheltering from what the Magellan-Elcano voyage chronicler Antonio Pigaffeta described as the “most furious storm.” (Martin Fernando E. Bernad Jr./SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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