Lapu-Lapu Shrine, CebuLapu-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.  

Lapu-Lapu Shrine, CebuFishermen 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.