Quincentennial Art
Competition

Sovereignty

This celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan. To be depicted here is the gallantry of Lapulapu and his warriors in repelling the forces of Magellan in the Battle of Mactan.

Magnanimity

This commemorates the compassion of our ancestors to the first circumnavigators of the world (i.e., Magellan-Elcano expedition) who came to Homonhon, Guiuan, Eastern Samar after traversing the deadly Pacific for almost three months: starving, undernourished, sick.

Unity

This underscores the contributions of various nationalities in circumnavigating the world for the first time. The contribution of our ancestors is depicted through the blood compact between Rajah of Mazaua and Magellan.

Legacy

This embodies the legacy of the first circumnavigation of the world to our country: the introduction of Christianity. To be depicted here is the presentation of the image of the Santo Niño to Queen Juana of Cebu in April 1521.