Is LIMASAWA the best island in PHILIPPINES?

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LIMASAWA is famous as it is believed to be the site of the first mass in Philippine soil, officiated on Easter Sunday of March 31, 1521 by Father Pedro de Valderrama under the fleet of Ferdinand Magellan.

is an island municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines.

At the request of the residents of the island of Limasawa,
the six barangays that comprise that island were detached and separated from the municipality of Padre Burgos. Limasawa completely became a municipality on August 27, 1989, after former President Corazon Aquino ordered the plebiscite which its residents voted in favor of the creation. The island, also known as Sarangani Island, is located south of Leyte, in the Mindanao or Bohol Sea. It is about 10 kilometres ( mi) long from north to south and is the smallest municipality in the province, in both area and population.

A simple celebration was held Wednesday in the island town of Limasawa, Southern Leyte to mark the 500th anniversary of the First Easter Mass in the Philippines.

Hundreds of pre-selected pilgrims, government officials, and Roman Catholic priests flocked to the island town to attend the solemn mass and thanksgiving program amid limitations brought by the pandemic.

Source: Philippine News Agency, Wikipedia, , GMA News, ABS-CBN, Sunstar, Manila Bulletin, CNN Philippines

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