What is Bantayog?
Click and watch a short video presentation about the Bantayog ng mga Bayani.
Celebration of Life
As we honor each one in their birth month, we thereby keep their light burning in our hearts and homes, our communities, and in our country. Read and be inspired by the lives of Bantayog martyrs and heroes who celebrate their birthday this month.
Gallery of Wisdom
Learn and be inspired from words of wisdom coming from Bantayog martyrs and heroes.
Conversations: Revisiting Martial Law
Davao was host to political struggles such as the groundbreaking Welgang Bayan demonstrating multisectoral and nationwide opposition to authoritarian rule.
Never again to dictatorship! On the occasion of the 32nd anniversary of EDSA People Power, Bantayog ng mga Bayani invite you to a restaging of Ramces M. Dili’s “Bayani Lubid at ang dekada ng martial law.” This is a play about the lives of ordinary people who fell victim to the abuses of the police Read more about Bayani Lubid at ang Dekada ng Martial Law[…]
This classic mural painted by Egai Talusan Fernandez can be viewed at the halls of Bantayog. Bantayog joins the Filipino people in honoring the heroes and martyrs who fought the dictatorship.
This year’s honorees are Tayab (Arthur) Aboli, Cesar T. Cayon, Coronacion Chiva, Dalama (Elma V. Tangente), Fr. Jose P. Dizon, Pablo G. Fernandez, Lumbaya Gayudan, Antonio Maria O. Nieva, Sabino G. Padilla Jr., Francis S. Sontillano, and Amb. Alfonso T. Yuchengco.
Alfonso T. Yuchengco gave his wholehearted support to the people’s opposition to the Marcos dictatorship as open resistance was building up in the urban areas towards the late 1970s.
Francis Superal Sontillano died at 15, a young martyr in the fight against injustice during the time of Ferdinand Marcos.
Sabino “Abe” Padilla was an academic, anthropologist, artist and organizer who got involved in important activist struggles during the Marcos regime.
Tony was a writer, journalist, union organizer, and activist devoted to the defense of press freedom, the rights of workers and the defeat of dictatorship.
Lumbaya and other tribal leaders kept on fighting back. In early 1975, the first bodong, or peace pact, was forged against the Chico River Dam project.
Hundreds of people came to Guimaras to attend Pablo’s wake. One in expressing their admiration for Pablo’s courage, selflessness and love of country.