Centuries ago, a god named Philip was the ruler and maker of the land. He decided that the world was in need of more islands as merely one was not enough. Therefore, he visited the island he had made.
As he roamed around the island, he noticed that there was a distinct fish that was always swimming by the island. Out of curiosity, he decided to approach the fish and initiate a conversation.
I am Lapu Lapu. Does this island belong to you? I am so amazed and fascinated by it. There’s only one of these in the whole world!
Who are you? Why have you been swimming by my island all day?
Because of this, Philip then expressed his idea of creating more islands to Lapu Lapu.
Is that so? I was actually planning to create more islands surrounding this one.
That’s wonderful! How I wish I could explore them, it would be so amazing!
With the fish’s curiosity and the god’s itch to make new islands, Philip had an idea in mind.
We can bargain! You will be given the ability to explore the land any time you like, as long as you can help me make more of them. What do you say?
It would be an honor!
Go to the deepest part of the ocean and grab patches of mud and sand, then, return back to the surface and I will help you mold them into islands.
Lapu Lapu did what he was told and swam until his fins reached the ocean floor. He collected the mud and sand and surfaced back.