Limasawa

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Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte

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At the request of of the residents of the island of Limasawa, the six barangays that comprise that island were detached and separated from the municipality of Padre Burgos through Presidential Decree No. 1549, signed by then President Ferdinand Marcos on June 11, 1978, and constituted as the Municipality of Limasawa.
The town is famous for its white sand beaches like the Tangkaan Beach, from where you can see the island of Limasawa; the Likay-Likay Beach, where you can go fishing and snorkeling; the Bukana which is like a small swam of water and serve as a home of many fishes in Buenavista, the floating Balsa of Bas.

Butuan

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Butuan City
Controversy has been generated regarding the holding of the first mass—whether it was held in Limasawa, Leyte in Masao, Butuan City, in the hidden isle made up of barangays Pinamanculan and Bancasi inside Butuan, in the latest discovered site in between Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur, the small barangay of Barobo, or elsewhere.

First Mass in the Philippines

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Limasawa is famous as it is believed to be the site of the first mass in Philippine soil, officiated on Easter Sunday of March 31, 1521 by Father Pedro de Valderrama under the fleet of Ferdinand Magellan.
Today, this site is widely believed by many to be Limasawa at the tip of Southern Leyte, though this is contested by some who assert that the first mass was instead held at Masao, Butuan.

Leyte

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The island, also known as Sarangani Island, is located south of Leyte, in the Mindanao or Bohol Sea.
The Leyte provincial capitol is the seat of the provincial government where there is a mural depicting the First Mass in the Philippines, believed to have happened in Limasawa, and the landing of General Douglas MacArthur.

Ruy López de Villalobos

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This was the second visit of de Mafra to the Philippines, which is identified today as Limasawa in the southern island of Leyte.

Bohol Sea

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The island, also known as Sarangani Island, is located south of Leyte, in the Mindanao or Bohol Sea.

Ferdinand Magellan

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Limasawa is famous as it is believed to be the site of the first mass in Philippine soil, officiated on Easter Sunday of March 31, 1521 by Father Pedro de Valderrama under the fleet of Ferdinand Magellan.

Barangay

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Limasawa is politically subdivided into 6 barangays.

Provinces of the Philippines

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Southern Leyte

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Southern Leyte includes Limasawa, an island to the south where the first Roman Catholic Mass in Philippine soil is believed to have taken place and thus considered to be the birthplace of Roman Catholicism in the Philippines.

History of the Philippines (1521–1898)

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On Easter Sunday, 31 March 1521, at Mazaua (today believed to be Limasawa island in Southern Leyte) as is stated in Antonio Pigafetta's Primo Viaggio Intorno El Mondo (First Voyage Around the World), Magellan solemnly planted a cross on the summit of a hill overlooking the sea and claimed for the king of Spain possession of the islands he had seen, naming them Archipelago of Saint Lazarus.