Pagdating ni legazpi
On February 22, 1565, the expedition reached the island of Samar and made a blood compact with Datu Urrao.
The Spaniards then proceeded to Limasawa and were received by Datu Bankaw, then to Bohol, where they befriended Datu Sikatuna (or Catunao On April 27, 1565, the expedition returned to Cebu and landed there.
López de Legazpi would go on to marry Isabel and have nine children with her. Between 15, he worked as a leader of the financial department council and as the civil governor of Mexico City.
The following year, he followed Goiti and Salcedo in Manila, after learning that the villages had been conquered.
Subsequently, they founded a second settlement, then named Capiz and now the city of Roxas in Capiz province, located on the bank of the Panay River.
In 1570, López de Legazpi sent Juan de Salcedo, his grandson who had arrived from Mexico in 1567, to Mindoro (former location of the Huangdom of Ma-i) to punish the Muslim Moro pirates who had been plundering Panay villages.
Salcedo also destroyed forts on the islands of Ilin and Lubang, respectively South and Northwest of Mindoro In 1570, having heard of the rich resources in Luzon, López de Legazpi dispatched Martín de Goiti to explore the northern region. Goiti's soldiers camped there for a few weeks while forming an alliance with the Muslim leader, Rajah Ache, who was a vassal under the Sultan of Brunei.
Landing in Batangas with a force of 120 Spaniards, de Goiti explored the Pansipit River, which drains Taal Lake. López de Legazpi wanted to use Manila's harbor as a base for trade with China.