Once upon a time, there were ten enterprising Malay Datus (chieftains) who arrived at an island claimed to be owned by Aetas, dark-skinned and spear-toting fierce natives. Charmed by the fine sand beaches and the lush flora, the Datus wanted to own the place. Using their wit, creativity, and treasures, the ten Datus were able to buy the island. This historical event is known as the Purchase of Panay. And this is reenacted every year during the Ati-Atihan festival in Kalibo, Aklan.
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