Lapu-Lapu was the first Philippine hero. He was the chief of Mactan Island. When Ferdinand Magellan "discovered" the Philippines and landed in Cebu, he ordered Filipinos to honour the king of Spain. Chief Lapu-Lapu refused his demand. Magellan and 48 of his soldiers met Lapu-Lapu in Mactan Island for battle. Magellan and 15 of his men were killed.