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Rajah Tupas (baptized as Felipe Tupás, c. 1497 — c. 1565) was the last Rajah of Cebu in the Pre-Hispanic Indianized polity of Philippines. He was the son of Sri Parang the Limp, and the nephew of Rajah Humabon. He is known to have been baptized on 21 March 1568 at age 70,[nb 1] placing his birthdate at about 1497. He ruled Cebu with his peers until he was defeated by Miguel López de Legazpi's soldiers on April 27, 1565. On 4 June 1565, Tupas and Legaspi signed the Treaty of Cebu, which effectively gave Spain suzerainty over Cebu.[1]

Rajah of Cebu
Reign? — 1565
PredecessorRajah Humabon
Successormonarchy abolished
Bornc. 1497
Cebu, Rajahnate of Cebu
DiedCebu, Captaincy General of the Philippines
HouseRajahnate of Cebu
FatherSri Parang the Limp
ReligionRoman Catholicism (later life)


  1. ^ He had also been baptised when Magellan arrived together with his wife, her parents, his brother, two sisters in-law and ten nieces.


  1. ^ Scott 1992, pp. 50–53, notes 24 and 25 on pp. 62–63.


  • Scott, William Henry (1992), Looking for the Prehispanic Filipino: and other essays in Philippine history, New Day Publishers, ISBN 978-971-10-0524-5.