113 OG No. 19, 3473 (May 8, 2017)
WHEREAS, being among the first of our forefathers to have fought against foreign domination, Lapu-Lapu's heroism has been recognized as a representation of the Filipino people's love of freedom and capability to rise above adversity;
WHEREAS, Lapu-lapu left us a legacy of freedom through his leadership, extraordinary bravery, courge, and love for his own land;
WHEREAS, it is but fitting and proper that Lapu-Lapu be given the highest honor and that his legacy be remembered by all Filipinos through appropriate ceremonies;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare 27 April of every year as Lapu-Lapu Day.
DONE, in the City of Manila, this 26th day of April, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Seventeen.
(SGD.) RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE
By the President:
(SGD.) SALVADOR C. MEDIALDEA