Battle of Bankusay Channel

Battle Of Bankusay Channel

The Battle of Bankusay on June 3, 1571 marked the last resistance to the occupation of Manila by the Spaniards, led by Miguel López de Legazpi. Tarik Sulayman, the chief of Macabebe, Pampanga, refusing to ally with the Spanish as Lakandula of Tondo had done, decided to mount an attack at Bankusay Channel. His forces were defeated, and he himself was killed. The Spanish victory at Bankusay and Legaspi's friendship with Lakandula, enabled the Spaniards to establish themselves throughout the city and its neighboring towns.

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