"RAJAH TUPAS" KING OF CEBU IN 1565: DURING THE TIME OF CONQUEST AND COLONIZATION.
   
  RAJAH TUPAS
  POETRY :SUGBO,GIKA-INTAPAN,GIKA-HADLOKAN
 

                                         
                                        RAJAH HUMABON

         
            Sugbo! Gikaintapan! Gikahadlokan!        

                 “Kanyaw sa Kamatayon” -                       Mayo Uno Balak ni: Datu Sir Dr. Warfe Tupas Engracia, KGOR SCODA MDCebu’s Ambassador of Goodwill to the Malay World (Res No: 7-2786)

 
 
Kawhaag pito sa Abril 1521
 
Tawarik ! Gubat sa panggubatan
 
Mga katsila giatake ang Mactan
 
Lapulapu! ang gingharian gipanalipdan;
 
Kinabuhi nangapagan,
 
Magellan! Nalukapa sa kaparutan.
 
 
Mayo uno! Sa kamandoan ni Rajah Humabon
 
Ang kanyaw sa kamatayon!
 
Gipangulohan ni Sarriparra sa baybayon
 
Gidani sa tinublehang pagkaon!
 
Naluya, nahubog, natumba sa tubâ!
 
Gibun-og, giduslak, gilubâ!
 
 
Nalisang, nangluspad mikaratil og dagan
 
Sa Galleon Victoria’ng dakung sakayan..
 
Mga banyagâ! Nasugamak sa kapildihan!
 
Sa salapi ang kaulawan? Dili kabayran.
 
Ilang kaparutan? Atong kadaugan.
 
Sugbo! Gikaintapan ug gikahadlokan
 

(This poem was composed in the early morning during the Labor Day’s holiday at the Blue Reef Beach Resort, Tongo, Marigondon in Mactan Cebu, Philippines. While the author was relaxing with his family and staff, watching the never-ending race of the seawaves, feeling the coolness of the breeze and hearing the whisper of the wind, this poem was conceived and was born at 9:14 A.M.) 7.May.2008, 09:14      

 





PRINCE SARRIPARRA MAY 1,1521 "THE MASSACRE"

             CEBU! DREADED! FEARED!
             (Shoreline Feast, a “Clock of Death”)
      By Datu Sir Dr Warfe Tupas Engracia, SCODA KGOR MD “Ambassador of Goodwill” to the Malay World (Res No: 07-2786)
 
 
 
The battle of battles happened on April 27, 1521
 
In Datu Lapulapu’s kingdom in the island of Mactan
 
His people’s lives in rights he fiercely defended
 
In his hands Magellan’s precious life ended.
 
 
First of May, a huge feast was convened on Cebu’s coastline
 
Sarriparra, Rajah Humabon and the survivors came to dine
 
Unknowing of the poison served they didn’t decline
 
Amused, entertained and kept dizzy by coconut wine
 
Drunk, they were knifed and butchered like swine.
 
 
Shocked, frightened, the remaining ones ran in horror
 
Boarded the galleon Victoria shaking in utter terror
 
The invaders succumbing to such dismal defeat
 
In shame they sailed back to Spain in retreat.
 
Victory over a superior power made us feared
 
Grace from heaven, Cebu from then revered!
 
(The downfall of Magellan in the hands of Lapulapu on the 27th of April followed by the dreaded and feared “massacre” on the 1st  day of May planned by Humabon and executed by Prince Sarriparra. The “Victorious defeat” that the Malay and the Cebuanos of the entire archipelago of Nusantara should be very proud of)
 
 
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