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The Curious Case of A Foreign Pirate that Became a Filipino Hero: The Other Side of the Story of Lapu Lapu and Ferdinand Magellan!

Published Mayo 3, 2017 by jptan2012

Lapu Lapu is considered as the Philippine’s first hero. All Filipino children knows of the story on how Lapu Lapu as a native defended the country or at least Mactan against the Portuguese explorer who organized the Spanish Expedition, which lead him ‘discovering’ the Philippines. It is said that in the Battle of Mactan, Magellan and his men arrived with the intent of colonizing and claiming Mactan, but Lapu Lapu, who is now regarded as the first Filipino hero resisted it and in the process killed Magellan.

Then after the Battle of Mactan, we don’t know much anymore as to what happened to Lapu Lapu, only that he was regarded as the first Filipino to fight the Spanish conquistadors!

In my recent trip to Cebu, I heard another version of the story, something that is not entirely foreign to me because I have heard about it before and only this time I’m hearing it from the mouth of a tourism officer from the Department of Tourism. This person is also a historian.

It does make me wonder as to why we don’t know much about Lapu Lapu only that he killed Magellan and he refuse to show the body of Magellan so it was buried somewhere in the shore of Mactan.

Well, this is the other version of the story. Whether this is true or not, I leave it up to you to decide.

Lapu Lapu is not a Filipino; in fact, it is believed that he is a pirate from Borneo who ‘conquered’ Mactan. When Ferdinand Magellan he was truly an ambassador of goodwill, and this is why a Rajah (forgot the full name), yes Cebu was inhabited by Muslims and ruled by Rajahs, seeked Magellan’s intervention for Lapu Lapu was ruling the island with so much cruelty. The rajah was from the main island.

It is said that Ferdinand Magellan agreed to intervene and sent an emissary to see Lapu Lapu, and Lapu Lapu agreed to meet with him. So Magellan went off by boat with only a crew of 50 men on board, for it was a short trip from the main island to Mactan. When they got there they found out that the water was shallow and it was also low tide, so Magellan and his men went on foot. It was a long walk from where they have to leave their ship or boat. They need not worry about anything because it was a friendly visit and Lapu Lapu has send off word that they will be received in a amiable manner.

So 50 men including Magellan went off by foot, it was a long walk so they were tired by the time they reached the shore of Mactan, but little do they know that Lapu Lapu has send off approximately a thousand of his men (I personally think that this number could have been exaggerated) and ambushed Magellan and his men. It was said that Magellan requested his men to retreat, but they decided to stay with him. Naturally, tired and unfamiliar with the territory and caught by surprised, Magellan was killed together with his men.

So who killed Magellan? Some historians believe that it was not Lapu Lapu who killed Magellan, and that it was one of his right hand men who killed Magellan. Lapu Lapu simply took the credit by virtue of being the leader of the tribe. But he was the one who ordered that the body of Magellan be buried right away so that Magellan’s friends and people cannot claim his body. He then has a tattoo of Magellan printed on his body as a sign that he conquered a ‘warrior’.

So what happened to Lapu Lapu, while was their no more word about him after the Battle of Mactan? Some historians believes that after the Battle of Mactan, an uprising from the other Rajah’s brewed against Lapu Lapu, and so Lapu Lapu fearing for his life left Mactan and went back to Borneo. He brought with him all his family and his whole tribe. So to this day there is no trace of a descendant of Lapu Lapu in Mactan or anywhere else in the Philippines.

So why am I writing this because it has nothing to do with Feng Shui? It is because this serves a prelude to my next post about the statue of Lapu Lapu that might have caused some misfortune in the city of Lapu Lapu. But other than that, it does serves an interesting alternative story about why we don’t know much about the first Filipino hero, in fact, we seem to know more about Ferdinand Magellan the alleged conquistador.

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A Dream About Eating Human Waste Explained!

Published Nobyembre 13, 2015 by jptan2012

A few weeks ago a reader from Cebu contacted me to ‘consult’ about her weird dream that bothered her. KE is a young woman who contacted me before to request for the Vajrapani Ruel. But recently she contacted me because she had a dream that bothered her.

According to KE in her dream, she dreamt that she was eating something and then she suddenly realized that she what she was putting in her mouth is human waste or manure or shit. Still In her dream when she realized that it was human waste that she was putting in her mouth she suddenly spit it out.

Now she wants to know what her dream means.

In Feng Shui human waste or manure or shit usually means financial luck, it means that money is coming in. The mere fact that it was in her mouth signifies that she is potentially going to get some money that involves her mouth, meaning, by talking. However, she spit it out, which indicates that she is not yet sure about it and might be rejecting the source of the money.

KE then explained that she’s in the BPO (call center) industry, but she has started becoming a financial consultant for an insurance company. Both of her two current jobs involve using her mouth by talking. First, by talking on the phone and the other one by explaining to the client the benefits of getting insurance. Both jobs involve talking as a main source of income. This complicate matters because if one job, let’s say, is computer programming then it is obvious that she should go for the job that involves a lot of talking. But both involve a lot of communicating so what does her dream is telling her. In the end, it is only KE who can decipher this. However, I asked her as to, which of the two jobs has the potential to bring in more money but she may still be apprehensive about because of stability. She says it is the job as a financial consultant because she is just new to it.

I think base on her explanation her dream indicates that she should not ‘spit out’ her job as financial consultant this has the potential to bring in money for her.

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Vajrapani Ruel Stories 17: How A Man Helped His Mother Get Her Land Bank After More Than 20 Years of Trying!

Published Agosto 11, 2015 by jptan2012

I know, I know this sounds a lot like the very first modern day miracle featured in the Vajrapani Ruel Stories entitled – HOW A MAN GOT HIS LAND BACK AFTER A 20 – YEAR – OLD LEGAL BATTLE – but this is an entirely different story shared with me by MS.

If you’ll remember, MS is one of my readers from Cebu who generously gave the quite pricey Vajrapani Ruel to a friend and business partner. In fact, she was the one who inspired me to write about the post called “8 SIMPLE STEPS TO GIVE THE GIFT OF LUCK”. Eventually, this very lucky friend and business partner did experienced some Vajrapani Ruel miracles, which was featured in the Vajrapani Ruel Stories entitled “ACQUIRING A PROPERTY, AVOIDING PROBLEMS BROUGHT ABOUT BY A NATURAL CALAMITY, AND LIFE SIMPLY BECOMES EASIER BECAUSE OF A WONDERFUL GIFT OF LUCK!”

We gave MS’s friend the initial of HF and apparently HF has another Vajrapani Ruel miraculous story to share.

The Vajrapani Ruel looks simple, maybe even rustic, but this simple amulet is packed with a special talisman paper inside, with various ingredients, which includes Namtso Salt, soil, various herbs and plants, crystal, and a relic from a high lama. It's important to put the ruel inside a amulet holder or something sturdy as to not ruin it. If the cloth had tear which exposes or spill the ingredients inside, the ruel becomes useless.

The Vajrapani Ruel looks simple, maybe even rustic, but this simple amulet is packed with a special talisman paper inside, with various ingredients, which includes Namtso Salt, soil, various herbs and plants, crystal, and a relic from a high lama. It’s important to put the ruel inside a amulet holder or something sturdy as to not ruin it. If the cloth had tear which exposes or spill the ingredients inside, the ruel becomes useless.

Unlike JS, the said property belongs to HF’s mom who at the time that she was busy taking care of her business, decided to have a brother take care of the said property. I’m not so sure of the circumstances but if I remember right HF’s mom gave this sibling a special power of attorney for him to be able to make decisions and execute them without hassle. Unfortunately, the said brother abused the trust that HF’s mom gave him and used this to manipulate some documents and put the name of the said property from HF’s mom to his own name. This happened more than 20 years ago.

Many times HF’s mom tried to get the property back but her efforts were useless. She wanted to go to court, but was advised that the process will take very long and she might not even have the chance to get the property. This particular brother and his wife, who might be the brains behind the deceit has always remained firm that they will never return the property and has somehow in twisted manner believed that it is rightfully their property.

The said wife of HF’s mom’s brother, his aunt – in – law, when HF was still just starting once insulted him and told him that she believes HF will not amount to anything and that he will never is rich. Well, I had the impression that HF is now quite financially comfortable if not totally affluent.

So as mentioned for more than 20 years they tried getting the property back but the case seems hopeless until HF was given by MS a Vajrapani Ruel. I’m not sure but I think HF after initially experiencing the power of the Vajrapani Ruel had the courage to mediate and set – up a meeting between his uncle and mother. His uncle agreed and HF will be the one to officially talk to HF. There was no initial agreement before the meeting happened; they just agreed that they would talk about the matter.

The day of the meeting arrived and naturally HF brought his Vajrapani Ruel. I don’t know how long they talked but to the surprise of HF and his mom, HF’s uncle and his wife agreed to return the property. But that’s not the biggest surprise, the biggest surprise is the fact they already brought the land title and gave it to HF’s mom!!!! Naturally, HF and his mom were really happy. Of course, MS was really happy also and what’s more every time HF gets a miracle from the Vajrapani Ruel, she herself gets some merits for being the vehicle of the miracle by giving the Vajrapani Ruel to HF.

By the way, the only request of HF’s uncle is for HF and his mom to shoulder all the necessary payables needed in finalizing the transfer of the property. Well, I think HF doesn’t really mind shouldering it for his mom!

You can also read the following posts about the Vajrapani Ruel:

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8 Simple Steps to Give the Gift of Luck!

Published Hunyo 24, 2015 by jptan2012

goodluck-large-bpx-500x500I have a reader in Cebu who has a very generous spirit. She bought the Vajrapani Ruel(1) for herself, but when she found out that her friend is experiencing some problems, she was very generous to give her Vajrapani Ruel(2) to him, even if the Vajrapani Ruel(3) is not very affordable. In fact, it can be considered quite expensive. But I know because she was sincere in giving it and she is very generous, that simple act of passing on the Vajrapani Ruel(4) gave her a lot of good merit.

However, I know that not all of us will have enough money to give out expensive amulets, but what can one do if we see somebody experiencing a lot of problems and we want to help them thru Feng Shui.

There are a lot of things one can do that are not expensive, and it might not even cause you a single centavo. Here are some of them:

  1. Chant a mantra for them.
  2. Read a sutra and dedicate the merits of the act for them.
  3. Light some incense for them.
  4. Light some candle for them.
  5. Offer or fruits or flowers to the Buddhas or Bodhisattvas for them.
  6. Give them some fruits.
  7. Give them some flowers.
  8. Give them rice or sugar or salt as a gift.

Numbers 6 to 8 are gifts that has natural yang energy and the act of sincerely giving it to them also offers an added yang energy that will surely help them. Numbers 1 to 5 are very good acts that you can do for them. It may not be as strong as if they do it themselves but the act, when sincerely done, is filled with a lot of merits that it’s impossible that it doesn’t help them. What’s more by simply sincerely doing for them, you will also have some merits yourself.

So remember, while giving of images of Buddhas or Bodhisattvas, or amulets, or Feng Shui charms creates a lot of good luck for both the recipient and the giver, these things can get quite costly. So don’t feel helpless because the 8 simple acts mentioned above will work ‘magic’ as well.

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The Kuan Yin with Heart Sutra and the Vajrapani Ruel Helped an Entrepreneur Solved Her Problems!

Published Mayo 1, 2015 by jptan2012

MS is a new entrepreneur from Cebu. She has been a loyal employee to her former boss. MS helps run his business, and although her salary was quite small roughly only around US$ 400.00 only a month, she remained loyal because she believes in its virtue and also she felt that it is the right thing to do. Because of her loyalty and perseverance she humbly states that she was able to help make the business prosper, although she was never offered a substantial raise. But things took a sour turn when the company hired another new employee and offered this person a much bigger salary than MS. This is when she put her foot down and decided to leave the company.

The Kuan Yin with the Heart Sutra is part of the Holy Trinity of Protection for the 2015 Year of the Wood Sheep. The sutra can be carried separately.

The Kuan Yin with the Heart Sutra is part of the Holy Trinity of Protection for the 2015 Year of the Wood Sheep. The sutra can be carried separately.

MS decided to leave and with the help of some friends turned business partners; she decided to put up her own business. Everything should have been fine, but because of the bitterness of her former boss for losing her and maybe seeing that she is doing really well with her business, he became vindictive. He literally rallied and railroaded people not to do business with MS, his former valued employee.

Back side of my Kuan Yin pendant. You can see though it's small the The The Heart of the Prajna Paramita Sutra is written behind it.

Back side of my Kuan Yin pendant. You can see though it’s small the The The Heart of the Prajna Paramita Sutra is written behind it.

Furthermore, in the process she also encountered some problems with her business although thru no fault of hers. One of her drivers accidentally hit a person, and unfortunately, the person died. On top of that, she has encountered a lot of other problems. MS is familiar with Feng Shui and believes that the problem is caused by some Feng Shui problems of her business partner.

It is because of this that MS decided to get in touch with me. She fairly has a good idea of what she needs already and decided to ask for help to look for the Kuan Yin with Heart Sutra pendant and the Vajrapani Ruel.

The Vajrapani Ruel looks simple, maybe even rustic, but this simple amulet is packed with a special talisman paper inside, with various ingredients, which includes Namtso Salt, soil, various herbs and plants, crystal, and a relic from a high lama. It's important to put the ruel inside a amulet holder or something sturdy as to not ruin it. If the cloth had tear which exposes or spill the ingredients inside, the ruel becomes useless.

The Vajrapani Ruel looks simple, maybe even rustic, but this simple amulet is packed with a special talisman paper inside, with various ingredients, which includes Namtso Salt, soil, various herbs and plants, crystal, and a relic from a high lama. It’s important to put the ruel inside a amulet holder or something sturdy as to not ruin it. If the cloth had tear which exposes or spill the ingredients inside, the ruel becomes useless.

A few months after she requested for it, MS shared with me that her former boss has stopped rallying against her, and in fact, he has sent a message to MS to make peace with her. On top of that when she approached the family of the person who died because of her driver, she steadfastly believed that Kuan Yin with the Heart Sutra will definitely help her, and it did, because she was very pleasantly surprised that although they were grieving they were not sad and didn’t blame anybody. Furthermore, their business problems seems to cease exist when she gave the Vajrapani Ruel to her business, because she knows that a Vajrapani Ruel helps to stop the negative effects of Feng Shui blunders.

You can also read the following posts about the Vajrapani Ruel:

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Is This Really San Pedro Calungsod?

Published Disyembre 2, 2013 by jptan2012

A few days ago, I received an email from a friend from Cebu about an alleged San Pedro Calungsod apparition, that appeared on a tree near Sto. Nino Church. For those who are familiar with it, Sto. Nino Church is the church where the bell tower was damaged by the strong earthquake that hit Bohol and Cebu.

Is the image on the tree San Pedro Calungsod?

Is the image on the tree San Pedro Calungsod?

I don’t know whether this is true, and looking at the picture, you’ll see that indeed it looks like an image of a person, but how was it identified as the second Filipino saint, that I cannot say for sure. However, according to my friend, the one who saw and said that it was San Pedro Calungsod is a woman who apparently said that he really felt that it was Pedro Calungsod. However, according to my friend, the one who took the picture who thought he really was seeing San Pedro Calungsod was surprised when he saw the picture and realized that it was really just an image in the shape of a man.

So is this San Pedro Calungsod? The answer is I don’t know. However, I believe when it comes to this things, its really something personal. For us the image may be just an image. But for those who were there to witness it, nobody can argue that it’s not San Pedro Calungsod.

When calamities strike, there is really a number of stories about miracles, this one if no different, just like the Kuan Kong miracle that I wrote about yesterday – DID KUAN KONG SAVE A BOY FROM THE WRATH OF TYPHOON YOLANDA?

Saved from Typhoon Yolanda’s Wrath through the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT: Another Personal Testimony of a Reader

Published Nobyembre 27, 2013 by jptan2012

One of the very first people to get the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT(1) from me is a reader from Tacloban, Leyte. Let’s just call her JD. JD is a wife of an OFW or Overseas Filipino Worker and a mother of three children. At that time that she requested for the WISH FULFILING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT(2) she only had two children and was pregnant with the third one. She had several near miscarriages that she decided to get the pendant. She claims that she had a smooth pregnancy after she got the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT(3) pendant, however, at that time that she shared it with me, I felt that the effect is so common and cannot be absolutely attributed to the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT(4) that I decided not to write about it.

Front side of the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA'S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT

Front side of the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT

Imagine my surprise when she wrote me again just a few days after super typhoon that hit the Philippines, Typhoon Yolanda or Typhoon Haiyan, which is suppose to be strongest typhoon in recorded history.

Like most people who lives in Tacloban, she’s aware of Typhoon Yolanda considered as the strongest typhoon to hit the country. However, as most people came to realize after the incident, it’s strength is beyond our imagination because how can you imagine something that has never happened. It looks like something that’s taken from a movie.

According to JD, a few days before the typhoon hit the country, her eldest daughter who lives in Cebu got ill. Since she was unable to travel because of work, she decided to send her sister to Cebu to take care of eldest.  However, two days before the typhoon is set to arrive, while cooking breakfast, her WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT(5) suddenly dropped on the floor. Her chain that’s holding the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT(6) suddenly breaks. She thought it’s because of her daughter in Cebu who was sick. She decided to leave for Cebu the following day, and because she was left without help decided to just bring her two other children with her. It turned out to be one of the most important decisions she’s ever made in her life.

Needless to say, she was saved from the worst typhoon ever recorded. She mourns for a cousin who happens to be a neighbor who wasn’t so lucky but at the same time she’s glad that she made the decision to go to Cebu. Not knowing how to swim and her youngest barely 2 years old would have died if they stayed in Tacloban. And her eldest daughter was fine.

JD strongly believes that it’s the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT(7) that saved her.

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE HOW TO HELP THE VICTIMS OF TYPHOON HAIYAN PLEASE READ – HOW TO HELP VICTIMS OF TYPHOON YOLANDA AND BOHOL KILLER QUAKE.

If you wish to know more about the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT please read the following blog posts:

FULFILL YOUR WISHES AND GET BLESSINGS FROM THE BUDDHAS WITH THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT.

WISH FULFILLED WITH THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ – A PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER.

ANOTHER WISH FULFILLED WITH THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT”.

A PROPHETIC DREAM, THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT, AND A WONDERFUL BLESSING.

WINNING THE ELECTIONS AND A NEW BUSINESS: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER ABOUT THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT”.

A MOTHER GAMBLED ON THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ FOR HER SON – A PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

WINNING THE LOTTERY AND COMING HOME. DREAMS FULFILLED BY THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ – ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

WISHES FULFILLED WITH THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ AND A BIG BUSINESS BREAK WITH ‘WEALTH AND MASTER PROTECTION PENDANT’ – PERSONAL TESTIMONIES OF READERS

A FINANCIALLY REWARDING JOB, A FATHER’S FORGIVENESS, AN EX-BOYFRIEND WHO ASKED FOR A SECOND CHANCE BECAUSE OF THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ – ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

SAVED FROM TYPHOON YOLANDA’S WRATH THROUGH THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

ONE AFTER THE OTHER TV AND MOVIE PROJECTS AND A SUCCESSFUL RESTAURANT BUSINESS ATTRIBUTED TO THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER WHO HAPPENS TO BE AN ACTOR

MOTHER RECUPERATED FROM CANCER AND A NEW BUSINESS BECAUSE OF THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

ANOTHER NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: THE ACCIDENTAL FENG SHUI PRACTITIONER

HOW FENG SHUI CHANGES LIVES: MIRACLES MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT

THE STORY OF AN INSURANCE AGENT AND OF A HUSBAND WHO WAS LAID OFF FROM WORK: PERSONAL TESTIMONIES FROM READERS ABOUT THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT

BECOMING A BETTER MOTHER BECAUSE OF AN UNFULFILLED WISH: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

ACHIEVING FINANCIAL STABILITY BECAUSE OF THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

THE DUST IS NOW A DIAMOND: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER ABOUT THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT AND THE POWER OF LOVE

PROBLEM WITH THE RARE DISEASE CALLED CELIAC DISEASE ENDS BECAUSE OF THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

GAINING FREEDOM FROM DEBT AND ACHIEVING FINANCIAL SUCCESS BY FOLLOWING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DIFFERENT FENG SHUI TIPS TO ENHANCE WEALTH LUCK AND WEARING THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

MEETING ONE’S TRUE LOVE AND GAINING FINANCIAL STABILITY WITH THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

FROM TEACHER TO SCHOOL OWNER: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY  OF A READER ABOUT THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT

 

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