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Barangays of Lapu-Lapu City, in the Cebu Province within Region 7 in the Republic of the Philippines
Agus | Babag | Bankal | Baring | Basak | Buaya | Calawisan | Canjulao | Caw-oy | Cawhagan | Caubian | Gun-ob | Ibo | Looc | Mactan | Maribago | Marigondon | Pajac | Pajo | Pangan-an | Poblacion | Punta Engaño | Pusok | Sabang | San Vicente | Santa Rosa | Subabasbas | Talima | Tingo | Tungasan
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List of Municipalities in the Cebu Province within Region VII in the Republic of The Philippines
Alcantara AlcoyAlegria Aloguinsan Argao Asturias Badian Balamban Bantayan Barili Boljoon Borbon Carmen Catmon Compostela Consolacion Cordova Daanbantayan Dalaguete Dumanjug Ginatilan Liloan Madridejos Malabuyoc Medellin Minglanilla Moalboal Oslob Pilar Pinamungahan Poro Ronda Samboan San Fernando San Francisco San Remigio Santa Fe Santander Sibonga Sogod Tabogon Tabuelan Tuburan Tudela
*Cities in the Province of Cebu: Bogo City Carcar City Cebu City Danao City Lapu-Lapu City Mandaue City Naga City Talisay City Toledo City

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Lapu-Lapu City,
Cebu, Philippines

  • Lapu-Lapu City has a total of 30 barangays.
  • Registered Voters of Lapu-Lapu City as of (2010) = 151,815
  • Population of Lapu-Lapu City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 292,530
  • Land Area of Lapu-Lapu City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 5,810
  • Lapu-Lapu City is a 1st class City and Highly Urbanized.
  • Lapu-Lapu City is in the Cebu province and within Region VII-Central Visayas.


Location of Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines

Lapu-Lapu City is in the island province of Cebu that’s within Region VII in the central visayas area.

History of Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines

In the 16th century Mactan Island was colonized by Spain. An Augustinians friar founded the town of Opon in 1730 and became a city in 1961 and was renamed after Datu Lapu-Lapu, a Muslim king who defeated Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. This battle is commemorated at the Lapu-Lapu shrine in Punta Engaño.

Politician Manuel A. Zosa, the representative of the Sixth District of Cebu, sponsored the Bill converting the former municipality of Opon into the present day City of Lapu-Lapu. This was the Republic Act 3134, known as the City Charter of Lapu-Lapu which was signed on June 17, 1961 by president Carlos P. Garcia.

Lapu-Lapu is considered one of the greatest figures of ancient Philippine history. Although the first thing that usually comes to mind when the name of Lapu-Lapu is mentioned is the fact that his battle with Magellan led to Magellan’s death, Lapu-Lapu was not honoured because of that. Rather, he is honoured because he was among the first to reject submission to a foreign power even though Raja Humabon, ruler of the neighbouring island of Cebu, and other chiefs recognized the king of Spain as their ruler and agreed to pay tribute.

Chief Lapu-Lapu’s (1491-1542) other name is Kolipulako. The hero of Mactan and conqueror of Magellan is described as stern, proud, intelligent, and unyielding. He waged continuous war against the powerful ruler of Cebu, then a very much greater kingdom than his little island of Mactan.

History has it that Mactan Island although small was a thriving community when the great Magellan was in Cebu. The brave Spanish navigator and soldier, upon learning that some inhabitants on this tiny island across Cebu refused to recognize the King of Spain, burned one of the villages. Lapu-Lapu was one of the native leaders who refused to acknowledge the sovereignty of Spain over the Islands.

When Magellan, with three boatloads of Spaniards and twenty boatloads of Cebuanos, went to Mactan to help a friendly chief, Lapu-Lapu and his men armed with native fighting elements, wooden shields, bows and arrows, lances, met them. The invading Spaniards and Cebuanos were driven back to their boats, but their brace leader, Magellan, met death in the hands of Lapu-Lapu. On what is believed to be the exact spot where Magellan fell and died now stands an imposing monument in honour of the gallant explorer.

Lapu-Lapu Shrine

The battle between Mactan Island Chieftain Lapu-Lapu and the foreign aggressor Ferdinand Magellan occurred in April 27, 1521. It depicts the hero holding a bolo in one hand and a shield on the other. Said weapons were believed to have been used during his combat with Magellan. This monument stands as a reminder of Filipino bravery.

The Lapu-Lapu shrine is a 20-meter bronze statue in Punta Engaño, Mactan Island, Philippines, erected in honour of Datu Lapu-Lapu, a Muslim king who defeated Spanish soldiers and killed Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in the Battle of Mactan on 1521.


Some natives believe that in his final years, Lapu-Lapu did not die, and has been turned into a stone, and is forever guarding the seas of Mactan. Fishermen in the island city throw coins at a stone shaped like a man as a way of asking for permission to fish in the chieftain’s territory.

Another story passed on by the natives of the land says Lapu-Lapu became the statue placed on a pedestal at the center of the plaza. The statue faces the old city hall building where the mayors used to hold office and once held a crossbow in the immortal stance of someone about to shoot an arrow at an enemy. The people of the city decided to change this crossbow with a bolo after a succession of three mayors died due to a heart attack.

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People of Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines

  • Total Population of Lapu-Lapu City (as of Aug 1, 2007) per Census= 292,530
  • Lapu-Lapu City total Registered Voters as of (2010) per COMELEC= 167,085

Elected Government Officials of Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.

  • Lapu-Lapu City is an independent city and is highly urbanized. It is within the province of Cebu but it has its own separate election. The registered voters of Lapu-Lapu City can't run for office or vote for anyone outside of Lapu-Lapu City. They are not eligible to participate in provincial elections.

Elected officials of Lapu-Lapu City for the term of 2013-2016
  • Mayor of Lapu-Lapu City: Paz Corro Radaza - LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS
  • Vice-Mayor of Lapu-Lapu City: Marcial Abapo Ycong - LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS
  • Councilors of Lapu-Lapu City:
  • House of Representaive
    • Congresswoman of the Lone District of Lapu-Lapu City: RADAZA, AILEEN - LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS

Elected officials of Lapu-Lapu City for the term of 2010-2013

Barangays Elected Officials of Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

Businesses in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines

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How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

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Real Estate or Properties for Sale in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines

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Schools in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines

School year 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.

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Economy of Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines

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Jobs in Lapu-Lapu City

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Tourists Attractions of Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines

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Your Story about Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines

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Natural Resources of Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!

Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More

We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

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Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

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