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  Southern Leyte
Its capital is Maasin City[?] and occupies the southern one-fourth of the island of Leyte.
Leyte is bounded by the province of Leyte to the north, by Surigao Strait[?] to the east, Bohol Sea to the south, and Canigao Channel, across from Bohol, to the west.
Limasawa[?], an island municipality to the south is believed to be the site of the first Christian mass in the far east, when Ferdinand Magellan landed there in 1521.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/so/Southern_Leyte.html   (180 words)

  
 Limasawa Today
The scenario of that event 481 years ago in Limasawa Island - strange white people garbed in shining helmets, bronze armors and swords against the equally ornate painted bodies and hand-made costumes of Rajah Kulambo and his men- can only be relived by the dances of ritual today.
Diving in Limasawa, with its walls and drop-offs, coral gardens and canyons, holes and cavelets, excellent corals and marine life, is not just an underwater excursion but a dive back in time.
The island is also ideal for people who love to enjoy the real tropical experience which the Philippines is known for.
www.maasincity.com /features/limasawa-today.htm   (1108 words)

  
  Limasawa Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although Magellan died on his second trip to the islands of Southeast Asia, the charts of one of his ships, the Victoria, were delivered to Seville upon the completion of the first voyage around the globe in 1522.
Limasawa (Rajah Calambu) was an ally of Cebu
1521: Rajah Calambu of Limasawa was brother of Rajah Siagu of Butuan
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Limasawa_Island   (857 words)

  
 Wikipedia: Cebu
Cebu is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region.
Cebu lies to the east of Negros Island; to the east is Leyte and to the southeast is Bohol province.
Cebu, being the most densely populated island in the country, served as a vital Japanese base during the Japanese occupation in World War II which began with the landing of the Japanese Imperial Army on April 1942.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/c/ce/cebu.html   (395 words)

  
 Homonhon Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Homonhon Island is an island of the Philippines.
He landed on the island of Homonhon March 16, 1521, when Homonhon was uninhabited.
Thus Rajah Calambu was an ally of the Rajah of Cebu.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Homonhon_Island   (113 words)

  
 Limasawa Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Spanish observed that the Rajahs of the Philippines showed their statusby wearing several pounds of gold ornaments.Antonio Pigafetta, one of the 18 to complete the first voyage around the globe, remarks on the splendor of the Palace of Brunei in Borneo, where the three ships of Magellan sailed after Magellan died on Mactan.
Although Magellan died on his second trip to the islands of SoutheastAsia, the charts of one of his ships, the Victoria, were delivered to Seville upon the completion of the first voyage around the globe in 1522.
The Sultan of Tidore in the Spice Islands was a rival of Ternate;thus Magellan's ships were able to trade with Tidore; this vital information must have come from the visits of the Spanish beforearriving in Tidore.
www.therfcc.org /limasawa-island-197828.html   (792 words)

  
 Global Nation | INQ7.net
Pigafetta's "Mazzaua" island was placed at latitude 9° 1/3' N or 9° 20' N. There is no island at that latitude between Limasawa and Butuan Bay.
Limasawa Island, in fact, is further up north at 9° 55 00' N. A team of Filipino geologists and archaeologists conducted a geomorphological study of the Butuan area in 2000 and 2001.
The experts determined that in a temporal perspective of 45,000 years of land formation in Butuan, an island once existed in the area roughly corresponding to the Pigafetta latitudes of the so-called Mazzaua (where the first Mass was celebrated on that Easter morning of March 31, 1521).
www.inq7.net /globalnation/col_krm/2004/sep20.htm   (711 words)

  
 Southern Leyte   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Its capital is Maasin City and occupies the southern one-fourth of the island of Leyte.
Leyte is bounded by the province of Leyte to the north, by Surigao Strait to the east, Bohol Sea to the south, and Canigao Channel, across from Bohol, to the west.
Limasawa, an island municipality to the south is believed to be the site of the first Christian mass in the far east, when Ferdinand Magellan landed there in 1521.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/S/Southern-Leyte.htm   (259 words)

  
 Central Visayas, Region VII, Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The island province of Bohol, 4117 sq.km., has a population of 1,102,000 in forty-eight towns and one city, Tagbilaran (population 78,000), which is the provincial capital.
The city of Toledo (population 134,000), across the island from the cities of Cebu and Mandaue, is the location of one of Asia's biggest copper mines, owned and operated by Atlas Mines, which also owns and operates one of the city's two ports (the other is public) and both its airstrips.
The island of Siquijor is the smallest (at 343.5 sq.km.), least populous (at 82,000 by the most recent census), and newest province in the region, having become a province in 1972, nearly the last sub-province to make the change.
www.flagspot.com /flags/ph-vii.html   (1105 words)

  
 Limasawa Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In 1521 Rajah Calambu of Limasawa Island in the Philippines managed to guide the ships of Magellan a potential threat safely past his to the more powerful chieftain on Cebu where Magellan landed on April 7 1521.
Although Magellan died on his second trip the islands of Southeast Asia the charts of one of his the Victoria were delivered to Seville upon the completion of the first around the globe in 1522.
The Sultan of Tidore in the Spice Islands was a rival of Ternate; thus ships were able to trade with Tidore; vital information must have come from the of the Spanish before arriving in Tidore.
www.freeglossary.com /Limasawa_Island   (1038 words)

  
 Global Nation | INQ7.net
Pigafetta's "Mazzaua" island was placed at latitude 9° 1/3' N or 9° 20' N. There is no island at that latitude between Limasawa and Butuan Bay.
Limasawa Island, in fact, is further up north at 9° 55 00' N. A team of Filipino geologists and archaeologists conducted a geomorphological study of the Butuan area in 2000 and 2001.
The experts determined that in a temporal perspective of 45,000 years of land formation in Butuan, an island once existed in the area roughly corresponding to the Pigafetta latitudes of the so-called Mazzaua (where the first Mass was celebrated on that Easter morning of March 31, 1521).
www.inquirer.net /globalnation/col_krm/2004/sep20.htm   (711 words)

  
 GlobalPinoy, Travel - Southern Leyte
The islands of Panaon and Limasawa are under its jurisdiction.
The town of Limasawa is a diver's paradise, along with Padre Burgos, San Francisco and Pintuyan.
Limasawa Island - Located at the southern tip of Southern Leyte, town of Limasawa, 45-minute motor launch-ride from Padre Burgos, to the island.
www.globalpinoy.com /travel/province/sleyte.php   (519 words)

  
 Limasawa: Site of the First Mass
The hospitality of the people of Limasawa was in contrast to the unfriendly treatment by the natives of South America.
Magellan took Colambu and his constituents to a hilltop which they obliged unknowing that the erection of a cross was the ritualistic subjugation of the Filipinos by Spain through Capitan Fernando de Magallanes formerly Fernao de Magalhaes, Admiral of Portugal.
A law was passed by Congress on June 19, l960 (Republic Act No. 2733), declaring the site in Magallanes, Limasawa Island, Leyte, as the national shrine to commemorate the First Mass and hence "the birth of Christianity" in the Philippines in that location.
www.pia.ops.gov.ph /kalayaan/limasawa.htm   (472 words)

  
 island of pinay map by Philippine Website Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
island, philippines, filipino, pilipino, philipino, cebu island, philippines.
northern and southern portions of the island are hilly...
Patrick's on the beach,Gen. Luna, Siargao Island, Philippines
www2.nfsp-philippines.org /pinoypedia/island-of-pinay-map/index.html   (536 words)

  
 The Diocese of Maasin
And the small island of Limasawa off its southern coast is historically significant as the place where Magellan landed, after having sailed from the island of Homonhon in Samar, to celebrate the first Catholic mass in the Philippines.
Until 1960, the island of Limasawa belonged to the island province of Leyte.
Aside from the prospects of renewal for the entire diocese, the Chaplaincy of Limasawa was raised to that of a parish — the Holy Cross and First Mass of Limasawa Parish, on March 29, 1994, more than four centuries later.
www.cbcponline.org /maasin   (707 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Ferdinand Magellan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
On November 20, the equator was crossed; on December 6, the crew sighted Brazil.
Mariana Islands (sometimes called The Marianas; up to the early 20th century sometimes called the Ladrone Islands) are a group of islands made up by the summits of 15 volcanic mountains in the Pacific Ocean.
They left that island on June 21, 1521, and were guided to Brunei, Borneo by Moro pilots, who could navigate the shallow seas.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ferdinand-Magellan   (7460 words)

  
 java island
Java (Indonesian: Jawa), area 132,000 square km, has 114 million people and is the most densely populated island in Indonesia, with 864 people per square km; if it were a country it would be the second most densely populated country of the world, except for some very small countries (after Bangladesh).
The cultural center of the island is the city of Yogyakarta.
It is located in a chain with Sumatra to the northwest and Bali to the east.
www.fact-library.com /java__island_.html   (188 words)

  
 leyte island by Philippine Website Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The aerial and naval battle conducted as Allied forces invaded the Philippines began with Leyte Island on October 20...
LEYTE ISLAND The Island of Leyte is divided into 2 provinces, and belong to the Eastern Visaya Region.
The island province of Biliran is also to the north of Leyte and is joined to Leyte island by a bridge across the narrow Biliran Strait.
www2.nfsp-philippines.org /pinoypedia/leyte-island/index.html   (459 words)

  
 PhilCentral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Malapascua Island is endowed with white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, and the west coast is ideal for swimming and snorkeling.
The Philippine Archipelago, March 29, 1521 marked Magellan's discovery of Limasawa Island in Leyte where the first Christian mass was held.
From the central mountains to the coral sands, the island is a natural wonder.
www.philcentral.com /7028/15118.html?*session*id*key*=*session*id*val*   (2554 words)

  
 First Mass enshrined in Limasawa - INQ7.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
LIMASAWA Island fortifies its claim of hosting the country’s first Mass with a shrine.
The Shrine of the Holy First Mass on this island in Southern Leyte, where the galleon Victoria of Ferdinand Magellan was believed to have docked 484 years ago, has been refurbished.
Due to centuries of siltation, the island was believed to have fused with Butuan in Agusan del Norte province.
news.inq7.net /nation/index.php?index=1&story_id=55050   (1012 words)

  
 Leyte southern province tourist attraction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Limasawa Island was where the first Catholic Mass in the Philippines was celebrated.
I never take the trip out to the island, but my be in the future i will, they say that in the holy week, there is a lot of people going there.
Panaon Island is separated from the mainland by the Wawa Strait, which is crossed by Liloan Bridge.
home.online.no /~erfalch/leytesouthernb.htm   (796 words)

  
 The Filipino Community in Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands in the South China Sea situated between Taiwan to the north and Borneo to the south.
On March 28, 1521, Magellan reached the Island of Limasawa where he made a blood compact with chieftain of the island, Rajah Kolambu and his brother, Rajah Siagu, the king of Butuan.
The majority of the Filipino immigrants in Albuquerque are from the lowland tradition of the islands.
www.abqarts.org /cultural/survey/filipino-cs.htm   (2785 words)

  
 Limasawa Island -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Spanish returned in force to (One of the Visayan islands of the central Philippines; important for its fine harbor) Cebu, and conquered the islands for (A parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power) Spain in later decades.
The Sultan of (Click link for more info and facts about Tidore) Tidore in the Spice Islands was a rival of Ternate; thus Magellan's ships were able to trade with Tidore; this vital information must have come from the visits of the Spanish before arriving in Tidore.
Manila was possibly a tributary of (A sultanate in northwestern Borneo; became independent of Great Britain in 1984) Brunei in (3rd largest island in the world; in the western Pacific north of Java; largely covered by dense jungle and rain forest; part of the Malay Archipelago) Borneo
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/li/limasawa_island.htm   (748 words)

  
 yehey! News
Ben declared that on the strength of Magellan’s date and place of landing, both of which are undisputed and accepted as historical facts, the honor of being host to the first Mass held in the Philippines should belong to his province, Eastern Samar.
Magellan and his men packed up and sailed to Limasawa where the kings of the five tribes on the island, among them Rajah Colambu and Rajah Saigu, and their subjects rolled out the red carpet, giving the visitors, who turned out to be invaders, the royal treatment.
Eventually, there was a grand Mass attended by the kings and many of their subjects, highlighted by the baptism of the first batch of converts and the sequestration of the island under the rule of the king of Spain.
www.yehey.com /news/print.aspx?a=83303   (805 words)

  
 About Limasawa, South Leyte, Philippines
* I was originally drawn to Limasawa Island, Philippines, by tales of a giant Anaconda or Python snake (ahas).
A shrine named "Magellan's Cross" is located high atop the highest point of Limasawa Island.
Electricity: On Between 5 PM and 11 PM * Limasawa was created as it's own municipality on June 11, 1978, and was officially declared a Tourist Zone in 1994 by President Fidel Ramos, Republic Act No. 7822.
www.geocities.com /limasawa_pcr/diver.html   (733 words)

  
 Etravel Pilipinas - Southern Leyte Philippines Diving Destination.
Limasawa Island: This island is small about 6 km in length and is located off Padre Burgos on the most southerly tip of Leyte.
Limasawa Island is known because of it's beautiful and amazing coral reefs.
Diving aroung Limasawa Island are Adrian's Cove, Günter's wall, Bonnie's place, Max Climax, Turtle Rock, Tangkaan Point, Barrel Sponge Garden, Coral Garden, Heaven's gate, Medic care and Mangroves.
www.etravelpilipinas.com /dive_sites/leyte_dive_sites.htm   (647 words)

  
 VirtualTourist.com - guapocano's Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The mass was attended by Magellan, Raja Awi, Raja Kolambu, members of the Spanish expedition and the native inhabitants of the island.
Electricity: On Between 5 PM and 11 PM * Limasawa was created as it's own municipality on June 11, 1978, and was officially declared a Tourist Zone in 1994 by President Fidel Ramos, Republic Act No. 7822.
Triana being the largest and serving as the main port and/or barangay of Limasawa.
members.virtualtourist.com /m/2b91b   (847 words)

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