SUGBO, PANALIPDAN PAKA-MATYAN
“Bahug Bahug sa Mactan”
Ni Datu Sir Dr Warfe Tupas Engracia, SCODA KGOR MD FPCR
Ambassador of Goodwill to the Malay World(Res No. 07-2786))
Magellan! Ang kalawuran gipangahasan.
Gipangantihang libuton ang kalibutan.
Sa kahitas-an gipangaliyahan,
Sa kalangitan, sa kabitoonan nagiyahan!
Ni Panglima Awang “Enrique” sila gitultulan.
Gitudlo ang isla sa kaVisay-an
Sa kang Rajah Humabon nga gingharian
Nga punô sa bahandî ug bulawan.
Ang kalingin sa kalibutan napamatud-an
Niadtong ikapito sa Abril 1521..
Kawhaag pito sa maong bulan
Nahimugsô ang gubat sa panggubatan!
Lapulapu way sibugan ug way kahadlokan!
Magellan nasugamak sa kaparutan!
Nabantug sa tibuok kalibutan!
Ang Sugbo! “Gipanalipdan ug gipakamatyan”.
(This poem was composed purposely by the author for April 27‘s historical annual celebration dubbed as “Kadaugan sa Mactan”, where the native Chieftain Datu Lapulapu, a victorious “Malay hero” in the “Battle of Mactan” wayback 1521. Unfortunately, the author failed to submit to the Organizing Committee due to pressure of work; the Hippocratic Oath, Patient first before above all).
Note: Nakhoda Ismail and Panglima Awang (Young Warrior) were the names of Enrique de Malacca, the navigator(Nakhoda) and the interpreter of Magellan.
Cebu! To Protect! To Die For!
(The Battle of Mactan)
By Datu Sir Warfe T. Engracia, SCODA KGOR MD
Ambassador of Goodwill to the Malay World (Res No.: 07-2786)
For Spain Magellan sailed, by Portugal disgraced
To circumnavigate the globe he was obsessed
By the grace of God up above, he was blessed
With the stars paving the way through the maze
The Visayan isles were unraveled in the mist
Panglima Awang de Malacca guide him through
To the hidden paradise - the kingdom of Cebu
Though gold was the ultimate purpose, true
He unwittingly proved the world was round, too
7th of April 1521, that date by heart we must know
On the 27th of the same month in a small island
Blood spilled out in the shoreline of Mactan
Datu Lapulapu, uncawed, unfazed by anyone
Engaged Spanish invaders, beheading Magellan
This is the historic Battle of Mactan, known to everyone
Cebu! Through the years we fight and suffer
At all cost to protect you our lives we offer!