The Annual Honoring of Martyrs and Heroes 2012

Coming from a family of market vendors in Meycauayan, Danilo Aguirre had an easy childhood. He was an active member of a parish-based group and he liked to study Church ...
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Edwin Borlongan hailed from Malolos, his father a fisherman and his mother a seamstress. Edwin was hardworking and willingly bore his responsibilities even as a child.  He did house chores ...
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Oscar was Oca to most who knew him. His socio-political activism started in the late 1960s with the Student Catholic Action (SCA) in Mapua University, and later at the Manila ...
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Laurente, or Larry, Ilagan was born in old Manila’s Sampaloc district, but the family moved to Davao in the 1950s and settled there, where Larry’s father developed his law practice ...
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Tessie Llorente was an attractive young lady, fair and smooth-skinned, with reddish lips, pretty as a teen idol. Her parents owned a small restaurant in Meycauyan, and Tessie grew up ...
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Renato Manimbo was a popular figure in his village in the town of San Ildefonso. His family hailed from Candaba in Pampanga province. The family relocated to Bulacan after an ...
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Constantino Medina was born on the eve of the feast day of St. Helena of Constantinople, thus his name. He was also called Tinoy and Ante. Tinoy grew up in ...
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Capt. Rogelio C. Morales – master mariner, educator, nationalist – came from a seafaring clan, with a father and several relatives holding various ranks and responsibilities in the seafaring industry ...
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Philippine history is full of stories of young heroes, such as Emilio Jacinto and Gregorio del Pilar who both joined the revolution when they were barely out of their teens, ...
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Raymundo Ortega Petalcorin was born in barrio Mainit, Nabunturan town, Davao Del Norte. The town is now part of the eleven municipalities that comprise the province of Compostella Valley. His ...
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Miguel Purugganan prepared for the priesthood first as a high school seminarian in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, then at the University of Santo Tomas, in Manila. He was ordained in Rome ...
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Victor was a college sophomore taking up engineering in FEATI University when he became a political activist. At first he only sat in on some of the discussion groups that ...
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