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Category: Reflections

April 14, 1521, Rajah Humabon of Cebu was Batptized

On April 14, 1521, Rajah Humabon, king of Cebu, and his wife were baptized on the shores of Cebu. According to Pigafetta, the king "wished to become a Christian" he even requested Magellan "to let some of his men remain [with him], so that he and his people might be better instructed in the faith." Then a wooden cross was erected "in the middle of the square," after which they were instructed by Magellan how to give reverence to the cross.