Good day tourists! I’m __________________ your tour guide for today and now where going to explore the beautiful scenery of Sto. Niño de Cebu! Ok let start our tour with a prayer. (pray) So are you all excited guys? Yes! And now let’s have a headcount first starting with you... 1 2... Ok were all (number of tourists) thank you for your cooperation. I just want to say some few friendly reminders before I tell the history of Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu. First always put your trash in proper disposal and second don’t leave your things unattended and lastly, always follow this flag. (flag raised)
Ok guys? Did you know that on September 20, 1519, a fleet of five galleons commanded by Portuguese Navigator Ferdinand Magellan at the service of the king and queen of Spain set sailed from San Lucar de Barrameda to search for the Spice Islands. Unfortunately did not find the spice island; instead they landed in Limasawa, a small island in the south of Leyte in the central part of the Philippines. Magellan took possession of the islands and named it after King Philip of Spain. Magellan's expedition headed for Cebu and found the island very hospitable. He made Cebu the base of his exploration, Christianization and conquests. King Humabon and Queen Juana of Cebu gave him a warm reception and embraced Christianity as well. As gratitude to his hospitality, Magellan agreed to fight with king Humabon who was at war with the neighboring tribe in Mactan Island. Magellan was killed in the battle. His men returned to Spain, and that same expedition has also set the record as the first to circumnavigate the earth. Spain sent another expedition to the Far East Region. An Augustinian priest, named Andres Urdaneta, a world-known cosmographer who lived inside the monastic walls of the Augustinian monastery in Mexico was summoned to lead the expedition. On November 21, a memorable expedition left Mexico for the Philippines and arrived in Cebu on April 27, 1565.
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