Lucia was the mother of Dyesbel, (background to Dyesbel in my review of Mermaid Green). She is the women who spent too much time looking at pictures of mermaids whilst pregnant and gacve birth to one.
Armada is a fleet of ships, this is mentioned on the Vinta web site as is the Battle of Leyte in 1944. This was the amphibious invasion of Leyte that started the liberation of the Philippines in the second world war.
Mars Ravelo (1916-1988) was a famous Filipino cartoonist and graphic novelist. He wrote many famous stories but the one that has remained popular through the years in Filipino culture is the story of Dyesebel. A Mermaid born to human parents.