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OXO Tot Baby Blocks Freezer Storage Containers – 4oz – Urban Essentials Philippines

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OXO Tot Baby Blocks Freezer Storage Containers give homemade baby food the same care you put into preparing it. Easily portion, store, freeze, heat, and serve the meals you’ve cooked. On the go? The containers are airtight, watertight and leakproof. Peek at the clear Containers to identify the contents, then pop one into your bag for simple defrosting and feeding when you’re out and about. An easy-open, easy-shut lid (even with one hand) makes the Containers a carefree choice.

Designed For Growing Little Ones
Our Baby Blocks come in two convenient sizes. The 2 oz size is perfect for children in the early feeding stages, and the 4 oz size is great for a growing appetite. Both sizes are appropriate for snacks, fruits and other foods as your child grows and moves away from puréed baby food.

Built For Convenience
Each container fits into the freezing tray to keep your portions organized – no tumbling towers here! Plus, clear lids and bodies allow you to see whether you’re grabbing sweet potatoes or peas for your tot.

Trays also stack neatly to save room in the freezer so you don’t have to go dig through a forest of frozen vegetables to find the food you need.

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The containers are airtight, watertight and leakproof – perfect for tossing into diaper bags.

Clear lids and bodies allow you to see whether you’re grabbing sweet potatoes or peas for baby, and convenient measurement markings make portioning a breeze. Pop one into your bag for simple defrosting and feeding when you’re out and about with your tot. An easy-open, easy-shut lid makes the Baby Blocks a carefree choice. The 2 ounce size is perfect for children in the early feeding stages, and the 4 ounce size is great for a growing appetite. Both sizes are appropriate for snacks, fruits and other foods as your child grows and moves away from pureed baby food.

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– Each container fits into the freezing tray.
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– Clear lid and body keep contents clearly visible.
– Microwave and freezer safe. BPA, phthalate and PVC free.

Set includes: Four 4oz Containers in a convenient storage tray.

Product Weight: 0.7 pounds
Product Dimensions (in inches): 7.2 x 6.8 x 2.6

Care Instructions: Washing with warm soapy water will do. Do not expose any plastic / silicone product to extreme heat or UV as it may cause damage and increase wear and tear.

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The Philippines is a country of seven and a half thousand tropical islands and a former Spanish colony with a rich history. It was here that Ferdinand Magellan's world tour ended.

Sasha Kolmakova

visited the Philippines

My boyfriend and I consider travel to be the best textbook — we like to look at historic buildings rather than read about them. And we just need to relax where there is a warm sea. In 2019a year we visited the Philippines and found both there.


Russian tourists are now banned from entering the Philippines due to the coronavirus. We publish this article to nostalgic about past trips and, perhaps, to plan future ones.

For 10 days in 2019, we spent 136,562 R + 36,139 PHP⁣ (50,595 R) on a trip for two

Air tickets 86 782 Р
Housing 47 278 R
Insurance 2502 R
Visa 0 Р
Food 17,857 PHP⁣ (26,071 R)
Transport 7147 PHP⁣ (10,434 R)
Winter storage room 3500 PHP⁣ (5110 R)
Excursions 2571 PHP⁣ (3758 R)
Souvenirs 1428 PHP⁣ (2084 R)
Entertainment 1071 PHP⁣ (1563 R)


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Almost nobody swims in the sea. And all because many Asians have a cult of white skin - they do not sunbathe. A street with old cobblestones and colonial-style houses in the capital of the Philippines - Manila Most Filipinos are Catholics, so there are many churches on the islands. The photo shows the oldest surviving church of St. Augustine

What you need to know about the Philippines

The Philippines is an island nation. There are thousands of different islands on its territory: small and large, densely populated and deserted. Tourists come here to lie on the beach, swim with turtles, surf and admire the architecture. nine0003

The climate of on the islands is reduced to two seasons: dry and wet. The dry season lasts from November to April, the air temperature at this time is + 28-29 °C, and the water temperature is + 26-29 °C. The wet season lasts from May to October, at which time the islands are flooded and typhoons occur more often. Therefore, we went to the Philippines in November.

Tourists from Russia do not need a visa for a trip to the Philippines if your trip lasts no more than 30 days. At the same time, you must have a return ticket and a passport with you, which will be valid for at least six months. nine0003

If you want to stay in the Philippines for a longer period, you can apply for a visa for 59 days at the border for 3030 PHP⁣ (4242 R) and extend it in Manila at the Migration Bureau. Citizens of the Russian Federation can extend their visa for up to three years, they will have to pay 2450⁠—⁠4400 PHP⁣ (3430⁠—⁠6160 R) for each month.


Life in the Philippines

Language - English and Spanish. Before traveling, I advise you to brush up your language a little, otherwise it will be difficult to communicate with the locals. To do this, for example, I watch TV shows and travel blogs in English. nine0003

Currency - Philippine peso. It is better to change money at the airport, because exchangers on the islands are hard to find. We brought dollars with us, but euros can also be exchanged without difficulty.

This is what local money looks like

How to plan a route

It is not easy to think over the route for traveling around the islands: some can be reached by plane, and somewhere only boats go. Therefore, I advise beginners not to come up with their own route, but to take one of the ready ones from the Vinsky Forum. nine0003

If you plan the itinerary yourself, decide what you want to see and what type of holiday is closer to you. It was important for us to lie on the most beautiful beach, swim with turtles and see the architecture of medieval forts. As a result, we chose three islands:

  1. Boracay - we had a beach holiday there.
  2. Cebu is an interesting place from a historical point of view. You can also swim with whale sharks there.
  3. Bohol is an island where you can see the Chocolate Hills and unique tarsiers. nine0154

We also walked around the capital of the Philippines, Manila, and Mactan Island.

Our travel plan for 10 days

Day Where we sleep What are we planning
1 Manila Drive to the hotel and sleep after a long flight
2 Boracay Get to the island and swim
3 Boracay Beach holidays
4 Boracay Beach holidays
5 Mactan View the monuments to Magellan and Lapu-Lapu. Go to Cebu on ferry
Cebu See the medieval forts in Cebu City and drive to the hotel
6 Cebu Go snorkeling
7 Bohol Take a boat to the island and explore it. Get to Alona Beach
8 Bohol View tarsiers and Chocolate Hills, then go on a tour of the island
9 Bohol Excursions to nearby islands, swim with turtles
10 Manila Explore the area of ​​Intramuros

Day 1


Get to the hotel and sleep off after a long flight

day 2


Get to the island and swim

Day 3


Beach Rest

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Beach holiday

Day 5


Visit the monuments of Magellan and Lapu-Lapu. Go to Cebu by ferry


View medieval forts in Sebu-City and go to the hotel

Day 6


Take Snorkling

Day 7


to get to the island and study it. Get to Alona Beach

Day 8


View the Tarsiers and Chocolate Hills, then go on a tour of the island

Day 9 Bohol

0002 Excursions to nearby islands, swim with turtles

Day 10


Explore the Intramuros area

There are many other wonderful islands in the Philippines. Here's where else I advise you to go:

  1. Palawan Island - here you can book tours to the most beautiful beaches with virgin nature.
  2. Siargao Island, the best place to surf.
  3. Apo Island - you can also see turtles there. On this island they swim very close. nine0154

You can also visit Oslob village in Cebu and swim with whale sharks. I will talk about all these places later in the article.


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Moss-covered Fort San Pedro in Cebu City. On the roof you can look at ancient salvo guns, and inside you can relax by a beautiful reservoir with water lilies By evening, everyone goes to the beach to watch the sunset

How to get there

There are no direct flights to the Philippines - you will have to make at least one transfer. Usually tourists fly to Manila or Cebu: there are two largest airports. nine0003

The flight from Irkutsk to Manila and back cost us 65,000 R for two. We got through Seoul, the transfer lasted 10 hours. If you buy tickets half a year in advance, you can find cheaper ones - for about 55,000 RUR. There are 4 terminals, it takes a long time to get from one to another - traffic jams and during rush hour you can go up to an hour, although they are nearby. There is also a free bus between the terminals, but it runs once an hour - when we mixed up the terminal, we had to take a taxi to catch the plane. Therefore, read the information on the tickets carefully: you can fly into one terminal and fly out of another, and you need to set aside time for this. nine0003

There are three ways to travel between the islands of :

  1. Low-cost airlines fly to more developed tourist islands.
  2. By private jet - suitable for flights to secluded islands and more expensive.
  3. By boat and ferry - the best option if the islands are located close to each other.

We traveled by low-cost airlines, ferries and boats. The trips left only positive impressions, because they took about an hour and were well organized. nine0003

There are two main low-cost carriers in the Philippines: AirAsia Philippines and Cebu Pacific. We chose AirAsia because we read in the reviews that it is less likely to be late.

Flight during discounts can cost from $12⁣ (R850). We bought tickets a few days before the trip and paid about 2500 R for a one-way flight.

In June 2020, flights to Manila for January 2021 cost 55,545 R And from Manila to Caticlan - 4178 Р
In June 2020, flights to Manila for January 2021 cost 55,545 R A from Manila to Caticlan - 4178 R AirAsia low-cost aircraft

There are many private airlines in the Philippines, such as AirSwift. Their tickets are 2-3 times more expensive than those of low-cost airlines: for example, a Manila-El Nido flight costs 4300 PHP⁣ (6300 R). But this way you can quickly get to hard-to-reach islands. Otherwise, you will have to travel by bus and ferry for many hours.

Boats take longer to travel between the islands, but are cheaper: the journey costs 20-200 PHP⁣ (28 R). The cost depends on the distance. nine0003

As a result, we had three flights: Manila - Boracay, Boracay - Mactan and Bohol - Manila. We traveled from Mactan to Cebu by ferry, and from Cebu to Bohol by boat, because the islands are close.

Boat to Bohol Island We were the only Europeans on the ferry from Mactan to Cebu. We booked on The average price for a hotel with a pool or near the sea is 5000-6000 R per night. nine0003

We spent 47,278 R on housing

Hotel Nights Cost
Newport Condo 1 3800 R
Boracay Resort 3 18 000 R
Turtle Bay Dive Resort 2 14 478 Р
LEUX Hotel 3 11 000 R

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Turtle Bay Dive Resort

Nights 9000 P

Leux Hotel




11 000 R

On popular tourist islands like Borakaya, Palavana and Panlax housing problems will not arise, even if you do not reserve anything: you can simply come to you like there. hotel and ask if there are rooms available. But if you book a room in advance, the price per night will be lower. On less popular islands, it is always better to book your accommodation in advance, as there are fewer hotels and there may not be enough places. nine0003

47,278 R

we paid for housing in the Philippines

We lived in apartments and hotels in the Philippines. Everywhere the service was at the highest level, they advised on all issues and helped to understand the schedule of boats to other islands. The rooms were clean.

View from room

Boracay Island

Boracay is an island with the famous White Beach. There is light sand and palm trees, no sunbeds, and there are restaurants around the perimeter.

Activities in Boracay include boat trips around the island and scuba diving. There is also a beach for windsurfers on the other side of the island. We only sunbathed and swam in Boracay.

When we were on the island, it was being renovated. The first line by the ocean had already been built up with new hotels, but in the center of the island, construction was in full swing and the noise of perforators was heard. Therefore, we checked into a hotel by the beach and did not go to the center.

Mactan Island

We flew to Mactan from Boracay by plane. This is a small island that is connected to Cebu by two bridges. nine0003

Mactan is a very important place from a historical point of view: Ferdinand Magellan, who made the world's first trip around the world, was killed here. In memory of this event, two monuments were erected on the island: one - to Magellan for his contribution to history and geographical discoveries, the other - to the leader Lapu-Lapu, who fought against the Spaniards for the independence of the Philippines and killed Magellan.

On the right is a monument to Lapu-Lapu, and in the background, next to the flag, is Magellan. Source: CHANG HYUN / Shutterstock

Cebu Island

Cebu City is one of the most strategically important and oldest cities in the Philippines. It has a bloody history: the Spaniards, then the Americans, then the Japanese tried to capture it. Since that time, many historical sights have remained here - I will tell you about a few.

The coast of Cebu, where Magellan's ship Victoria landed in 1521

Fort San Pedro is one of the most breathtaking sights. Previously, the fort was used as a defensive structure, and now there is an art gallery and a museum of the history of conquests, where you can see the armor and weapons of the conquistadors. Entrance to the fort costs 30 PHP⁣ (42 R). nine0003

Fort San Pedro on Tripadvisor

Magellan's Cross that Magellan brought from Spain on his ship. It was erected when the Filipinos converted to Christianity. Revered as a shrine.

Basilica of Santo Niño is a beautiful colonial-style cathedral, decorated around the perimeter with ancient bas-reliefs. It contains a statue of Jesus brought by Magellan as a gift to the Filipinos.

Basilica of Santo Niño on TripAdvisor

Bohol Island

On this island, we stopped at Alona Beach because it is the most developed tourist spot in Bohol. There are a lot of cafes and restaurants here, and everything costs much less than in Boracay. Unfortunately, there was a lot of algae on the beach at this time of the year, so we didn't swim.

In Bohol, we wanted to go to the Chocolate Hills and the tarsier reserve. We got there in a transport taken from the street - we approached the driver and asked for a tour. They paid about 2400 PHP⁣ (3360 R) for trips. nine0003 Alona Beach in Bohol

Chocolate Hills are mountains that look like chocolate truffles. On an area of ​​50 km² there are about one and a half thousand such hills. They are covered with green grass, which changes color to brown during the dry season, which is why they are called chocolate.

Chocolate Hills on Tripadvisor

Tarsiers, or , are endangered small animals with huge eyes. They reminded me of little Yoda from Star Wars. They can be seen in two reserves: in one they sit in cages, and in the second they live in a fenced area. We were in the second. Entrance cost 80 PHP⁣ (120 R). nine0003

Bohol tarsier sanctuary where we visited

We were told on the tour that tarsiers can't stand noise and harsh light. Therefore, in the reserve, everyone speaks in a whisper and takes pictures without a flash. While we were walking through the forest, we found about five tarsiers. Their appearance is mesmerizing and touching - I think it's worth the time spent.

This is what the Chocolate Hills look like in the middle of the dry season. When we were there, they were green. Source: OSTILL is Franck Camhi / Shutterstock Tarsiers are palm-sized animals found only in Bohol. In the reserve, they live in conditions close to real. I hope they are well fed. Source: Olga Savina / Shutterstock


Manila is the capital of the Philippines, where we spent our first and last day. Before the trip, I read that Manila is very dirty and crime thrives, so we moved around the city only by taxi.

Most of all in Manila I liked the ancient quarter of Intramuros, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. This is a walled area built by the Spaniards in the 17th century to protect the Spanish nobility. It's incredibly beautiful there.

Manila's main cathedral, which was rebuilt after the 2012 earthquake. The neo-Romanesque facades of the cathedral with elaborate bas-reliefs and travertine statues look impressive. Travertine is a light-colored rock commonly used in construction and building cladding. Source: Sean Hsu / Shutterstock

In this quarter, I was struck by the church of St. Augustine, which was built at the beginning of the 17th century. This is a baroque building, one of the oldest buildings in Manila. Outside, it looks unobtrusive, but inside the interiors amaze with splendor: huge vaults, old Spanish frescoes and paintings darkened with time. Ceremonies and weddings are often held here, which you can admire from the balcony in the church museum. Entrance to the church is free, but the museum is paid. The ticket price for an adult is 100 PHP⁣ (140 R). nine0003

Fort Santiago is also worth a visit. It has thick walls and overhanging watchtowers with loopholes. In the 16th century, the Spaniards defended themselves from external enemies here, and during the Second World War, the headquarters of the Japanese troops and a prison for prisoners of war were located in the fortress. Now a historical museum is open here, theatrical performances and cultural events are held here. Entrance costs 75 PHP⁣ (100 R).

Other things to do in the Philippines

The best place to see turtles is on Apo Island, a place so wild that it takes several ferries to get there. But nature there is untouched by man and turtles swim close to the shore. nine0003

We didn't want to go that far, so we decided to see the turtles in Bohol. Unfortunately, they swim there at a depth of 3-4 meters, so I had to look at them from afar. We paid about 1000 PHP⁣ (1400 R) for the tour.

Snorkel and dive - swim under the surface of the water with a mask and snorkel. A dive center was located on the territory of our hotel, where you could rent fins and a mask at a price of 350 PHP⁣ (490 R) per day. It was also possible to take a boat there and go diving in the open sea, but we decided to limit ourselves to snorkeling. nine0003


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We went snorkeling in the village of Moalboal in Cebu, the most famous place with the richest underwater fauna in the Philippines. There we saw huge starfish, colorful fish and live corals - it was great.

On this day we went swimming with turtles. They are found far from tourist places, so we got to them for about 40 minutes. Source: Aleksandar Todorovic / Shutterstock This is what our access to the sea looked like from a hotel in the village of Moalboal. The building in the background is a diving center where you could rent snorkeling equipment. Unfortunately, we did not have underwater photography equipment, so we could not photograph the reefs and fish

Fly to Palawan to the El Nido area - from there you can go on a tour to neighboring islands with pristine natural beauty and beautiful beaches. You can also go scuba diving and hiking there. Tours cost ⁠1200-⁠1400 PHP⁣ (⁠1680-⁠1960 R).

To get to El Nido, you can first take a plane from Manila to Puerto Princesa, and then take a bus. As a result, the trip will take 5.5-7.5 hours and will cost approximately 4500 PHP⁣ (6400 R). You can also get by plane directly to El Nido, but it will cost more - about 8500 PHP⁣ (12,000 R). In this case, the trip will take a couple of hours. nine0003

How to get to El Nido - article in English

Unfortunately, we did not get to El Nido: the island is too far away, we were not ready for such a move.

The main thing people come to El Nido for is such wild beaches. Source: soft_light / Shutterstock

Swim with whale sharks. In the village of Oslob on the island of Cebu, local fishermen have fed whale sharks, stunningly beautiful spotted fish that feed on plankton. Their size reaches 20 meters.

You can swim with these sharks at arm's length for about 1000 PHP⁣ (1400 R). Tourists are given masks and vests, put on a motor boat and taken about 50 meters from the shore. And there you can jump into the water and swim freely: sharks, oddly enough, do not bite. We really wanted to get there, but we didn’t go because of a cold — we were blown by the air conditioner in the bus.

On Tripadvisor, travelers advise to go to whale sharks early in the morning, otherwise you will have to stand in huge lines

Go surfing. In the Philippines, there are excellent waves off the island of Siargao. We didn't go there, but our friends visited Siargao, they liked it. Usually one surf lesson in local schools costs about $50⁣ (3500 R).

There are many surf schools in Siargao, here are a few of them:
Kermit Siargao,
Harana Surf School,
Dream Surf


Filipino food is the best that the Filipinos managed to collect from other places on the globe. For example, they cook Thai and Indian food well, there are also good Italian restaurants here. nine0003

We went to places where there are a lot of people: it is usually tasty there and the risk of poisoning is minimal. We ate mainly Thai food and sometimes Italian food. We also often ordered seafood, they are inexpensive here - one serving costs 300⁠—⁠500 PHP⁣ (560⁠—⁠700 R).

We also bought food at the supermarket, where it is even cheaper. For example, in supermarkets you can buy sandwiches for 100 PHP⁣ (140 R).


Buses are available on the larger islands. Ticket prices depend on the distance. For example, for a trip from Manila to Moalboal, we paid about 200 PHP⁣ (280 R). nine0003

I don't recommend air-conditioned buses. We rode this for 4 hours and got a bad cold. Therefore, be sure to take warm clothes with you if you do not want to wait for the bus without air conditioning.

Taxi. I was looking for a taxi in the Grab application - it does not work in villages, but it is suitable for cities. An average trip will cost 200⁠-⁠250 PHP⁣ (280⁠-⁠350 R). I liked using taxis in the Philippines: the cars are new, the taxi drivers are polite and arrive quickly.

Taxi drivers usually arrived in some brand new car like a Hyundai or Nissan

Tricycle is a transport that runs in villages. Made from a motorcycle with a carrycot attached to it. It is less comfortable, and the price of a trip on it is higher - 250⁠—⁠300 PHP⁣ (350⁠—⁠420 R).

Jeepneys are converted American jeeps that remained on military bases after World War II. Now they are used as public transport. We didn't have time to ride them, so I don't know the ticket price.

Tricycles are the most common transport on small islands And this is what a jeepney looks like. Source: OlegD / Shutterstock


When we arrived, we immediately bought a SIM card with the Internet - you will need it to call a taxi, and then distribute the Internet from it. In general, you can do without it: usually there is Wi-Fi in cafes and hotels, but it is more convenient with a SIM card.

At the airport, you can find Globe and Smart communication lounges. There, a SIM card with 8 GB of Internet will cost about 750 PHP⁣ (1048 R). It can be bought with a passport.


Our trip was uneventful, and I myself felt safe on the islands, with the exception of megacities like Manila and Cebu. I’ll tell you what to be afraid of in the Philippines and which islands it’s better not to go to at all. nine0003

Theft. Tourist islands are safe, but pickpockets and robbers operate in megacities. Therefore, I advise you to order a taxi there only through the application and not go to disadvantaged areas.

Terrorists. On the website of the Russian Embassy in the Philippines, it is not advised to visit some islands and archipelagos of the Philippines: Mindanao, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and Basilan. There are terrorist groups operating there.

Active volcanoes. There are active volcanoes in the Philippines - the last eruption happened in January 2020. Then the Taal volcano on the island of Luzon began to throw out lava. Be careful when planning your route and read Philippine news before your trip to the volcano: eruptions are warned in advance. nine0003

List of active volcanoes in the Philippines

Typhoons. They usually come from May to October, most often in August. Often there are victims: for example, in May 2020, 54 people were injured by a typhoon, and 41 people died in December 2019. You can track typhoons on the website - however, the forecast appears there a maximum of a couple of days before the incident.

Diseases. Before traveling to the Philippines, it is advised to get vaccinated against the following diseases:

  1. Poliomyelitis.
  2. Measles, mumps and rubella.
  3. Typhoid fever.
  4. Tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough.
  5. Hepatitis A and B.
  6. Rabies.
  7. Yellow fever.
  8. Japanese encephalitis.

Immunizations to get before traveling to the Philippines

We did not have any vaccinations, but we took out insurance. We also took repellents with us: cases of Dengue fever, which is transmitted through mosquitoes, have been recorded on the islands. To protect ourselves from them, we bought a fumigator and hid under a mosquito net for the night. nine0003


  1. Russian tourists do not need a visa if they are visiting the islands for a maximum of 30 days. If you stay longer, you can apply for a visa directly on the islands.
  2. Do not travel to the southern islands of the Philippines - especially Mindanao, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and Basilan. There are terrorist groups operating there.
  3. Get vaccinated before you travel.
  4. If you plan to visit many islands, take a minimum of things: it will be inconvenient to travel on boats with suitcases. We took with us only backpacks with the most necessary things. nine0154
  5. In the Philippines, the sun is strong, so bring sunscreen.
  6. Beware of air conditioners: Filipinos love to turn them on full blast.
  7. In megacities, do not go to disadvantaged areas.

Philippines Tour "Cebu + Puerto Princesa + El Nido + Boracay" from St. Petersburg in 2023 at a price of 146,000 rubles. with flight

Cebu is a real cultural, commercial and tourist center of the Philippines, which competes with the capital Manila and has the glory of the most dynamically developing region of the country. Actually, the current metropolis of Cebu in the first half century of Spanish rule was the capital of the entire archipelago, losing this status in 1595 years, almost two decades after the foundation of the current capital of the country, Manila.

Cebu now holds the honorary title of "Queen of the South" and is famous as one of the world's diving centers, and the city of the same name attracts thousands of tourists who want to dive into the world of coral reefs in Moalboal and swim with whale sharks in Oslob, while remaining in their familiar environment a big city, a millionaire, with its huge shopping malls, developed infrastructure, including transport, entertainment and excursions to historical places. And the history of this island is the history of the Republic of the Philippines, the first and only Christian state in Southeast Asia. nine0003

"I will follow the path I have chosen!" Everything that has come down to us was once told by the last Raja of Cebu named Tupas.

Many centuries ago, a prince from the Chola dynasty, who ruled South India since the 3rd century, whose name was Sri Lumaya, subjugated this island. From the very first day of his reign, Sri Lumaya was only engaged in protecting the island from the encroachments of the pirates of the Sulu Sea, and other lovers of profit from strangers. However, the rajah himself was also not a good boy, and to protect himself from enemies he used the simplest of tactics that various military leaders used throughout the history of wars, whether it was their own country or someone else's - the "scorched earth" tactics. So they called the island, not forgetting to give loyal pathos - Kang Sri Lumaing Sugbu, which means "The Great Fire of Sri Lumayya", and over time, local residents prone to abbreviations began to call the island simply Sugbu. And the raja had already died in another battle by that time, and pathos gave way to everyday life. The throne was taken by his youngest son, Raja Bantug, who managed all the affairs from Singapal, "the city of the lion", as the settlement was then called, which today has become one of the most remarkable districts of Cebu, Mabolo, with its ancient buildings of neo-Gothic architecture. nine0003

Raja Bentug ruled for a short time, he was mowed down by an epidemic, and now Raja Humabon, or Datu Humabon, as it was customary to call the rulers, ascended the throne of Sugbu - a man who entered not only the history of the Philippines, but also the history of mankind as a whole. It is unlikely that we would ever know the name of Sri Lumaya, his brothers, Sri Alho and Sri Ukoba, who owned the neighboring islands, and his son, Sri Bentuga, too, if it were not for the finger of fate that prepared the date for Humabon's great historical mission. True, in those days no one could even think about it - quite the contrary, everything that the date Humabon accomplished was perceived with hostility by many in his environment, and not only in a figurative sense, but also in the most direct sense. nine0003

March 17, 1521, after a year and a half voyage, full of adversity, hunger, scurvy, betrayal, riots and losses, a fairly battered squadron of Ferdinand Magellan, the great adelantado, "pioneer", entered the bay of Casagoran Bay, on the eastern coast of Homonhon Island, with which the most prominent navigators were bestowed personally by Charles V, King of Spain. Behind was the Pacific Ocean, so named by Magellan and his team, since not a single storm disturbed the exhausted sailors to the extreme in almost four months of sailing in its waters. Moreover, the strait, called Magellanic, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, was also discovered by this expedition, for which sailors bowed to him in the next few centuries, until the Panama Canal was dug. But the laurels of the first person who circled the "globe of the earth", which is still hung with the great navigator - it's in vain, he only got halfway, to those very Islands of St. Lazarus, which are now called the Philippines. nine0003

Fernand went to sea with the intention of finding a shorter route to the "spice islands", that is, the Moluccas. In those days, there was a version that from the only recently discovered America it was close to India, so Magellan led a squadron of five ships to the shores of the "New World", carefully avoiding meetings with the Portuguese, his compatriots and, at the same time, the sworn enemies of the Spanish crown, who controlled sea ​​route around Africa. It is scary to imagine what this meeting would mean primarily for Fernand - after all, the Portuguese crown refused its citizen money to equip a risky expedition, but the Spanish gave both the go-ahead and the money. Moreover, Charles V appointed the Portuguese Magellan to command the campaign, granting him, in addition to the lifelong title of adelantado, also the rank of captain-general, which very "strained" the commanders of three of the five ships of the expedition, the true majors of their time, the sons of very influential people at court . We even had to say goodbye to one of them, who raised a rebellion during the voyage, landing with a small supply of food and a priest in addition to one of the uninhabited islands in Patagonia, the “country of the big-footed”, as the sailors called it - the locals, fleeing the cold, wrapped feet with straw, which made them incredibly large. nine0003

You can talk about the ups and downs of that expedition as long as you like, especially since the chronicler, the Italian Antonio Pigafetta, sailed on board the Trinidad - one of those eighteen sailors who would return to Spain pretty battered, but safe and sound three years later. It was he who presented his notes as a gift to the king, from which many details of the incredible journey became known. Unfortunately, Ferdinand Magellan was not with them, however, the palm does not belong to these eighteen either - a completely different person was the first to circumnavigate the Planet, the one who was probably considered the most insignificant member of all five crews by those two hundred and fifty-six sailors who set off from port at the mouth of the Guadalquivir, in Andalusia, September 20, 1519of the year.

Having anchored in Casagoran Bay, the sailors began to eat, quench their thirst, and very quickly came to their senses - so much so that they began to explore the surroundings. The first great success was a visit to Raja Siaiu, who owned vast coastal territories of Masao province on the island of Dabau. Having not previously found a common language with the locals, it was here that Enrique, a slave of Magellan, a native of neighboring Sumatra, and acting as an interpreter, that is, a translator, suddenly found people with whom he spoke the same language. A whole series of visits followed - to the raja, and he paid back, to "Trinidad", during which the devoutly believing Catholic Magellan tried to persuade the raja with his servants and people to adopt Christianity, assuring that he would bring down all his power on the enemies of his co-religionist. A grand celebration of Easter was even arranged, which fell on March 31 of that year, but despite all the efforts, the enterprise was not successful - the rajah who professed Islam and his court evaded the final decision in every possible way, and Magellan decided to continue on his way to other islands. nine0003

Soon the ships sailed home and three days later they anchored off the island of Cebu, which promised much more successful negotiations, judging by the number of locals who washed ashore at the sight of the unusual ceremony with which the ships approached the shore. It was on this day that everything was decided - fate brought Magellan and the date of Humabon together in order to forever fix their names in the history of mankind. There was, however, a third name, just as significant and especially revered to this day in the Philippines - this is the time to tell about the denouement of the above events. nine0003

Trying to impress and show special honors to the local ruler, the ships on the approach to the island raised all the sails and flags, and fired a volley of onboard guns. But the effect turned out to be exactly the opposite - the islanders were seriously frightened and were already prepared to provide an appropriate rebuff to such warlike newcomers. Enrique and the pilot from Masao, who agreed to show a safe passage in the coastal island waters, cost huge diplomatic efforts to repay the displeasure of the Raja - two whole days passed in negotiations, during which the most sincere assurances were given of the most perfect respect for the ruler and his people. Humabon changed his anger to mercy, and soon happily agreed to the offer of protection from unfriendly neighbors in exchange for the adoption of the Catholic faith. The treaty was sealed in blood, as was the custom in those days among the islanders, and soon the ceremony took place. Humabon was baptized and named Carlos, and his wife Juana, in honor of the royal couple of Spain, and with them they adopted Christianity and several hundred more close associates. A huge cross was erected on the shore, the next day - another two thousand converted to Catholicism, and then the matter stalled. nine0003

One of the local rulers, from the nearby island of Mactan, nicknamed Lapu-Lapu, opposed the adoption of a new faith to replace the usual one, and Magellan had no choice but to go to war against his recalcitrant neighbor. Moreover, the adelantado went into battle with unshakable confidence, and did not retreat, even after listening to the warnings of his subordinates and Carlos-Jumabon. While still in Spain, before sailing, he uttered his famous phrase, and now he followed it rigorously: “I will follow the path that I have chosen!” Sixty soldiers against one and a half thousand natives - no weapon will save here, especially since the guns remained in the boats, since they could not reach the shore. For the same reason, the bullets reached the shore already at the end, almost without causing harm to the defenders. nine0003

Only six people out of sixty remained with Magellan until the last minute of his life, the rest fled in panic, and sailing away they saw this terrible picture, how dozens of natives, led by Lapu-Lapu ", rushed at him with bamboo spears and darts and villainously killed our joy and hope, consolation and beacon, our faithful leader "- this is how Antonio Pigafetta described this scene. And the next day, Enrique fled from the flagship - the first person from known history to travel around the world, because he was captured, as we already know, in Sumatra, and Ferdinand Magellan bought him at a slave market in Malaysia. nine0003

Very soon, fearing to lose the remnants of the sailors, the expedition moved to the shores of Spain, and, as already described above, eighteen people, led by Juan Sebastian del Cano, or Elcano, returned to their homeland.

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