Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla has apologized for an erroneous Facebook post that mistook Cebuano hero Lapulapu as Ferdinand Magellan in commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Victory at Mactan on Tuesday.
“Isang pagsaludo sa kagitingan ng isa sa mga unang bayani ng bayan na si Ferdinand Magellan na nagbuwis ng kanyang buhay para sa kalayaan 500 taon na ang nakararaan!” the Facebook post read.
As seen on screenshots shared by netizens on Twitter, the said Facebook post was corrected three hours after it was published but was eventually deleted.
Revilla then later issued an apology over the blunder.
“I apologize for the earlier confusing post on our celebration of Lapulapu’s victory in Mactan 500 years ago,” he wrote.
“An intern in our social media team posted the caption to our meme without first clearing it.
“Again, my sincerest apologies to our Cebuano kababayans and to all Filipinos,” he added.
On Tuesday, the country celebrated the 500th year of when Lapulapu, considered as the country’s first hero, defeated the invading Spaniards led by Magellan on April 27, 1521.
To mark the historic event, a re-enactment of the Battle of Mactan was staged in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.
Simultaneous flag-raising ceremonies in several sites across the country were also held to mark the occasion on Tuesday.
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