The 19 were hailed as the nation’s “real heroes” for resisting repression during martial rule. The rites were among key events held in commemoration of National Heroes’ Day.
Bantayog ng mga Bayani announces the addition of nineteen names to its roster of martyrs and heroes this year.
Read the post to see the 2015 Bantayog honorees. This year’s guest of honor will be Hon. Marvic M.V.F. Leonen, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Philippines. The 2015 Annual Honoring of Martyrs and Heroes will happen on November 30, 2015 4PM at the Bantayog Center.
This year’s honorees were labor leaders Felixberto Olalia Sr., Rolando Olalia and Crispin Beltran; human rights worker Sr. Violeta Marcos; “Daet martyrs” Elmer Lagarteja, Jose E. Alcantara (killed at 40), Benjamen Suyat (killed at 47) and Rogelio Guevarra (killed at 45); Jorge Checa, Ceasar Gavanzo Jr., Venerando Villacillo and Julieto Mahinay.