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Dapitan: Shrine City of the Philippines

Dapitan Following his defeat in 1563 in the hands of the Ternatans, Datu Pagbuaya and some 800 of his followers left his kingdom in Panglao, Bohol and sailed across the seas. Upon reaching Northern Mindanao, its beautiful bay so enticed them that they felt invited, or “gitapit,” to settle on the wooded plains on the northeastern part of the bay near the Ilihan Hill. They named their settlement Da…
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