November 10, 2010

Legacy of resistance

Lapu-Lapu, a Datu of the island of Mactan in the Visayas, is considered the first Philippine national hero for having resisted Spanish colonization back in the 16th century. This statue of him in the Rizal Park, sculpted by Juan Sajid Imao who also created the Filipino-Korean Soldier Monument, stands between the Museum of the Filipino People and the Department of Tourism. He is looking directly towards the monument of that other premier Philippine national hero, Jose Rizal, after whom the park is named.

statue of Lapu-Lapu at the Rizal Park




Reminding all CDP bloggers: our theme for December 1 is Time, and going back to community tradition, that of January 1 is Best Photo of 2010. The February theme poll is up too and will remain active until the end of December. Don't forget to vote!

14 comments:

George said...

This is a very heroic statue. Thanks for the photo and the information.

Olivier said...

waouh superbe statue, et on sent la fierte dans cette sculpture

Photo Cache said...

so thankful for all the rizal park postings. they remind me of what I once saw or known. thanks.

ρομπερτ said...

Made me think, that current times may demand a hero again. Strong impression of his abilities indeed. Please have a good Wednesday.


daily athens

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like that hero has been working out with a personal trainer, non?
I've got my TIME theme posting in mind - gotta take the photo!

Tash said...

Hi Hilda, I left a response to your comment on PVDP - thx much for your visit.
I noticed the stoic statue on my blog roll earlier today. It's really superbly done. I did not realize that the Spaniards were in the Philipines that early.
Also - Thanks for the reminder for Theme day...now I may have some Time to do Time right.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Thanks for the education. Always a pleasure.

lewi14 said...

What an impressive and powerful sculpture. Great shot!

VP said...

A majestic pose for an impressive statue.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful sculpture indeed! :)
Léia

Halcyon said...

He certainly looks big and strong enough to resist anything!

Nicole said...

It's impressive but the one in Mactan Cebu looks like he's ready to fight. You can see it here at everything cebu

Dina said...

He does look very heroic.
Figures like this make me miss having statues (of people) in Jerusalem.

Layrayski said...

I love this statue. I'm now sorry I haven't seen this up close. I used to see this whenever I ride the train.