Famous statue in commemoration of the first “blood pact” of friendship between the Spanish explorers and the native people of the Philippines. Known as Sandugo, the allegiance took place between Miguel López de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna the chieftain of Bohol on March 16, 1565. Each cut their arm and let a few drops of blood fall into a glass of wine which they then exchanged so that each could drink the blood of the other—a tribal tradition on the islands. The bronze sculpture depicts this scene and the Sandugo Festival held in July each year celebrates this historic moment.

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