ON this day, 499 years ago, the earliest recorded Christian baptism in the Philippines took place in Cebu. It was a Sunday and the venue was at the consecrated piaza where Rajah Humabon, the ruler of Cebu, had allowed the Spaniards to mount a Christian cross and bury two of their countrymen four days earlier.
Where did the first baptism take place in the Philippines?
baptism in Cebu City saw Rajah Humabon, the Philippines’ first indigenous king, his wives and some Cebuanos were baptized by Catholic priests who were part of an entourage of Ferdinand Magellan, the discoverer of the Philippines.
Is the Philippines overpopulated 2020?
Philippines Population Projections
The notable rate of population increase in the Philippines is projected to slow in the future, but should still be substantial. … The population is forecast to hit 110 million by 2020, and 125 million by 2030.
Why are we celebrating 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines?
We Filipinos have a reason to celebrate. A celebration of one, as a people of faith, is a celebration for all. This Christian message is at the heart of every Filipino’s lived experience as a people and as a nation. …