“Ambobo ni Jim Paredes!”
This is the initial reaction of former La Salle History Professor Van Ybiernas on Jim Paredes’s tweet praising Lapu-lapu for bravery sans jetski, guns and shoes, but put up a fight against a super power (Spain) armed with cannons and guns and even won in the Battle of Mactan.
Araw ni Lapu Lapu today fiesta sa Mactan. Buti pa si Lapu Lapu kahit walang Jetski at baril wala pang zapatos lumaban sa super power nong 1521 na may kanyon at baril, ang tapang. Nanalo pa!!#DuterteTraydor— Jim (@Jimparedes) April 21, 2021
The former APO Hiking Society member was apparently taking a jab at President Duterte who issued a statement on the WPS conflict, saying he will send “gray ships” to the West Philippine Sea (WPS) should China start drilling for oil in the disputed territory.
Ybiernas says that when stupid like Jim Paredes dips their hands in history that’s when things get messy or difficult.
“Iyan ang hirap kapag sumawsaw sa kasaysayan ang mga bobo.”
Ybiernas agrees with Jim Paredes statement that that Spain was a superpower in 1521. But says Jim was way off the mark in the most part.
“Yes, superpower ang Espanya noong 1521. Pero sa Europa LANG. Hindi sila superpower sa Asya. Wala sa Asya ang lakas ng kanilang militar.”
“So hindi sila superpower status sa Asya. Bobooooooooooo!” Ybiernas proclaims.
Ybiernas further explains to Jim Paredes how Magellan and his Spanish soldiers lost the battle of Mactan despite their superiority in terms of military firepower to Lapu Lapu and the Mactan warriors.
“Pangalawa, may kanyon at baril nga ang mga Español pero limitado ang range ng kanyon. Dahil shallow waters ang Mactan, hindi nakalapit yung galyon at kanyon, so useless yun.”
In addition, the firearms of Magellan’s Spanish soldiers were no match to the low tech weapons of the Mactan warriors because in the context of that battle, the weapons of Mactan warriors were more effective compared to the Spaniards.
“Yung baril naman noon ay iba sa baril ngayon. Arquebus yun. Mabagal mag load yan saka hindi maganda ang accuracy. Sa konteksto ng labanan sa Mactan, mas epektibo ang mga kagamitan nina Lapu Lapu kumpara sa kagamitan ng mga Español.”
Ybiernas comments that stup!d people like Jim believes that Magellan had the upperhand over Lapu Lapu in the Battle of Mactan. Their level of stupidity is akin to those who believes that the Philippines has a fighting chance in case a war with China erupts.
“Bobong kagaya lang ni Jim Paredes ang maniniwala na lamang si Magellan kay Lapu-Lapu sa Labanan sa Mactan. Kagaya ng kabobohan na pantay ang lakas o may laban tayo sa usapin militar sa Tsina ngayon.”
“Ambobo…” Ybiernas quips.
“Panginoon, iligtas Nyo po kami sa mga bobo sa kasaysayan…” Ybiernas says a short prayer to end his FB post.
Source: Van Ybiernas