Lapu-Lapu is regarded, retroactively, as the first Filipino hero. The Philippine government has since erected a statue in his honor on Mactan Island and renamed the town of Opon in Cebu to Lapu-Lapu City. Another statue stands in Rizal Park in the national capital of Manila. Lapu-Lapu also appears on the official seal of the Philippine National Police. His face was used as the main design on the defunct 1-centavo coin circulated in the Philippines from 1967 to 1974.
During the First Regular Season of the 14th Congress of the Philippines, Senator Richard Gordon introduced a bill proposing to declare April 27 as an official Philippines national holiday to be known as Adlaw ni Lapu-Lapu ("Day of Lapu-Lapu"). In the United States, a street in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco, California is named after Lapu-Lapu.
According to the native legend, Lapu-Lapu never died but turned into stone, and has since then been guarding the seas of Mactan.
Fishermen in the island city would throw coins at a stone shaped like a man as a way of asking for permission to fish in the chieftain's territory. Another myth passed on by the natives concerns the statue of Lapu-Lapu erected on a pedestal at the center of the town plaza. The statue faced the old city hall building, where the mayors used to hold office; it held a crossbow in the stance of appearing shoot an enemy. Some superstitious people of the city proposed to change this crossbow with a sword, after a succession of three mayors died due to a heart attack.
I can't think of anything to say about Lapu-Lapu so I took every words from Wikipedia.. and I kinda miss copy-pasting things, and I learned a lot about our first hero, and how little we know about this legendary man.
This statue is in Mactan Island, Cebu.