The first Filipino hero is Lapu-Lapu.
This event consequently, delayed the occupation of the Philippines by Spain for more than 40 years.
Siya ang unang Filipino na nilabanan ang kolonisasyon matapos nilang harangin ang armada ni magellan sa battle of mactan noong 1521. Dahil dito, naantala ang pananakop ng mga espanol ng mahigit 40 taon.
Pursuant to the RA No. 114040, April 27 is a special working holiday nationwide and a special non-working holiday for Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu.
This commemorates the victory of LapuLapu and his men over the Spaniards during the Battle
of Mactan on April 27, 1521.