Pedro Valderama was a
Spanish friar and the chaplain of Magellan, who conducted the first Catholic
mass in the Philippiines.
ordered the mass to be celebrated, which took place on 31 March 1521
(Easter Sunday).The location of
the first mass is commonly believed to have been in Limasawa, Leyte although
the precise location is still disputed.
Pigafetta, Gines de Mafra, Francisco Albo and Martin de Ayamonte witnessed
the mass. Rajah Kolambu and Rajah Siagu
were the first natives to attend the mass, along with other Mazaua
inhabitiants together with visitors from Butuan .