Lapu-Lapu descendant leads move to install barangay streetlights

Lapu-Lapu descendant leads move to install barangay streetlights

By Junex Doronio
November 11, 2022

Carla Aying-Cuba (second from left) giving first aid to an injured tot in this file photo

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Apparently, it runs in the blood as a descendant of Lapu-Lapu has initiated a petition to install streetlights in Sitio Isuya, Barangay Mactan, citing that well-illuminated roads will deter crimes and promote peace and order in the community.

Several residents in Sitio Isuya have long complained about their unlighted streets and noted that only Carla Aying-Cuba dared to lead a petition to have streetlights installed near Mactan National High School.

Cuba is the granddaughter of Agapita Pagobo-Tapan.

According to the website “The Pagobo and Baring families of Mactan (island) and the Mundo family of Borbon, both in Cebu province, claim that they are modern-day blood relatives of (Lapu-Lapu) the hero of Mactan.”

Reliable sources said Lapu-Lapu was also known as Datu Pula (Red Chief), a Tausog warrior and a Muslim imam (equivalent to a Catholic priest or Christian pastor), who died of old age in Camotes island.

Some residents have also urged Cuba — popularly known as Bravetulips in TikTok with thousands of followers– to run for chairperson if the barangay elections push through next year.

Cuba is the treasurer of the National Executive Committee of Maharlika Solidarity (MASO) which is seeking accreditation as a national political party with the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

She is active in various civic activities like conducting feeding projects in this city and as a nurse aide participating in medical missions in far-flung areas in Cebu island province. (ai/mtvn)

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