Cabot was an Italian explorer and cosmographer. His expedition in the Philippines was in accordance to the Royal Decree dated 26 April 1525.
4. Ruy Lopez de Villalobos Expedition (1542-1546)
He sailed from Juan Gallego, (Navidad), Mexico in November 1542 with 6 ships and 370 men. He Ordered his men to plow the field and plant corn in Sarangani. He surrendered to the Portuguese in Amboina in the Maluku. Bernardo de la Torre, commander of the ship San Juan de Letran, named the Philippines Las Phelipinas in honor of King Philip II.