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
Joker Arroyo, a politician and lawyer who counseled, bedeviled and helped topple Philippine presidents for more than three decades, died this week in the United States. He was 88.
Many of these reports carried the same message: the imperative for Filipinos to never again allow the imposition of authoritarian rule. But some articles that can only be described as trivial and mindless also made it to the pages of the broadsheets, together with interviews with college students who, by claiming that the Marcos regime did the country some if not a lot of good, displayed their appalling ignorance of the period.
Lack of awareness of what really happened during Martial Law is alarming. What’s more alarming is that there will be no more Philippine history subject in 2016, when the senior high school of the K to 12 program will be implemented in full swing.
This event will be for the benefit of the GMA Kapuso Foundation, Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation and Associate Missionaries of Assumption, along with the Noel P. Gozon Medical Clinic and the Sts. Peter and John Parish.
Tulog na Bunso is a song written in 1979 by Gerry Verzola. Here’s a recent rendition created by composer-musician Karl Ramirez.
Composed in 1980 by Prof. Nonilon Queano, days after attending a tribute for lakay Macli-ing held in Kalinga.
The Chico hydroelectric dam project would have submerged the sacred lands of indigenous peoples near the Chico River—from south of Bontoc in Mountain Province to north of Tomiangan in Tabuk, Kalinga—to provide electricity for the lowlands. If not for Macli-ing’s leadership and his determination to stand up to power, whole communities would have been displaced by the project.
Gene was born in Washington, USA, of a large but poor family. His father was a Filipino migrant worker and his Caucasian mother a waitress. Both also worked in farms and warehouses. Gene was fifth of 5 brothers and 5 sisters, growing in a small farming town with a considerable Filipino-American community.
Arturo Taca was a young doctor, bright and gifted, when Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in 1972. Arturo’s parents as well as Arturo himself were members of the opposition Liberal Party under the wardship of then Manila city mayor Antonio J. Villegas and then senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.
Ruben Marinda Lunas was a sickly toddler. His parents brought him to an albulario who recommended that his name be changed to improve his health.