DID YOU KNOW: Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, Martin de Goiti, Capt. Juan de Salcedo

/ 05:00 AM May 24, 2019

In May 1570, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi sent Martin de Goiti and Capt. Juan de Salcedo on a reconnaissance trip to the island of Luzon and a thriving port town called Maynilad. On May 24, 1570, Goiti fired a cannon as a signal to another Spanish vessel in Manila Bay. But the local ruler, Rajah Sulayman, considered it a hostile act and called his warriors to battle, resulting in the defeat of Sulayman and burning of Maynilad.  —Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research


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