PH Receives a Gift from Spain
Posted on 18 March 2021
By NQC Secretariat
On 18 March 2021, Spanish
Ambassador to the Philippines Jorge Moragas presented the gift of Spain to the Philippines this 500th anniversary of the Philippine part in the first circumnavigation of the world: a Spanish translation of the Historical Marker of Samar (the Filipino marker was unveiled by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte earlier this afternoon).
The presentation happened during the 500th Anniversary of the Philippine-Spanish Contact Solidarity Night hosted by the Municipality of Guiuan, Eastern Samar. The reckoning date to this anniversary is the 18 March 1521 meeting between the ruler of Suluan (an island under Guiuan) and Ferdinand Magellan, captain-general of the Magellan-Elcano expedition.