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SP Tourism Chair Ruiz, historian, physician

BATULAKI, Glan, Sarangani (October 31, 2021) - Board Member Tranquilino Ruiz III, Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee on Tourism chairperson, narrates the voyage of the first circumnavigation of the world to the residents of Batulaki and guests during the unveiling program for the quincentennial historical marker. “We take pride as Sarangans that our beloved province, Sarangani, played a key part in the first circumnavigation of the globe” which he said despite the hurdles brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, “it is important that we participate in the National Quincentennial Commemoration” particularly in Batulaki where according to him the chronicler Antonio Pigaffeta recounted the remaining crew of the expedition experienced a furious storm and by the shore of Biraham Batolach, now known as Batulaki, they were forced to cast anchor from October 26-27, 1521. The quincentennial historical marker in Batulaki was unveiled on October 26, 2021, 500 years after the Biraham Batolach episode. Ruiz, a physician, is also a local historian of Glan. (Martin Fernando E. Bernad Jr./SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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