The Annual Honoring of Martyrs and Heroes 2013

William was a native of Barangay Mabini, in Cadiz City, 18 years old, single, and an hacienda worker since he was 13 years old. Both parents were also hacienda workers. William was second of five children, all unable to complete ...
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Michael was a native of  Brgy. Fabrica in Sagay town, 17 years old and single, and an hacienda worker. Little else is known about him. The Story of Escalante The province of Negros Occidental is a province made prosperous by ...
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Rodney and his family lived in Sitio Nabiga-a, Barangay Lopez Jaena, in Sagay town. He was the father of two, a 9-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy.  Three other children had died by malnutrition. Rodney worked hard to feed his ...
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At 14 years old, Rovena was the youngest of the 20 fatalities in the Escalante massacre. Rovena was single, an hacienda worker, and a native of Sagay town. She was the 2nd of five children of Bernaldo and Tessie Franco, ...
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Born in Atimonan, Quezon, Cesar Hicaro was the 2nd of the eight children of a school principal who opted to serve in different schools. This meant that the family had to move around a lot during Cesar’s childhood years. He ...
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Inocencio’s parents were Boholanons who migrated to Mindanao before the Second World War. They settled in North Cotabato, where his father engaged in planting abaca for making hemp. His mother was a school teacher at the elementary school where Inocencio ...
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Alex was a resident of Barangay Mabini, in Cadiz City, 18 years old, single and an hacienda worker since he turned 15. He was 11th among the 12 children of Maurecio and Jovita Labatos.  Everyone in the family worked as ...
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Angelina was a resident of Hacienda Gina, in Sagay, 17 years old, and single. She was 6th of 11 children, an hacienda worker since she was 13 years old. All in the family were also hacienda workers. Angelina reached the ...
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Norberto was a native of Barangay Bandila in Toboso town, 16 years old, single, and a worker in the hacienda since he was 8 years old.  He was 5th of seven children. All in the family were hacienda workers but ...
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Rodolfo was a farmer, 23 years old, single and a resident of Barangay Magsaysay, in Escalante town. He was 3rd of 8 children of Bonifacio and Felicidad Mahinay, both farmers. Rodolfo reached up to third year high school, the highest ...
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Rogelio, single and 21 years old, a resident of Sitio Tigsuban, Barangay Bandila, in Toboso town, has been an hacienda worker since he was 10 years old. He was 3rd of 8 children of Rogelio Megallen Sr. and Erlinda Sinanggote ...
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Claro was the eldest of the 10 children of Crispolo and Maria Monares. The family has been a family of sacadas for generations. Claro started working since he was 14. He completed only the first grade. Claro had been married ...
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Maria Luz was a 16 years old and single, and an hacienda worker since she was 12 years old. She was the 9th of 11 children of Apolinario and Rosita Mondejar. Maria Luz graduated from the elementary school, one of ...
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Rodolfo was 21, single and a resident of Sitio Malig-on, Barangay Bandila, in Toboso town. He was 6th among 11 children, and an hacienda worker since the age of 13. He reached 2nd grade only, while most of his siblings ...
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Nicasio “Nicky” Morales was born on May 1, 1955, to (Bantayog martyr) Capt. Rogelio C. Morales and Belen Manalo. His father was a Merchant Marine school superintendent and technical expert who, at the time of Nicky’s birth, was already fiercely ...
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Aniano was 27 years old, an hacienda worker, and a resident of Sagay town.  He was married to a fellow hacienda worker and the father of 3-month-old girl. He was orphaned when he was 5 years old. He spent a ...
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Nenita was 20 years old, single, and a resident of Sagay town, the 5th of 8 children of Eugenio and Susana Orot. She reached 2nd year high school, the highest achieved by any member of her family. All were hacienda ...
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Edgardo was fisherman, 23 years old, and a native of Sitio Macabog, Barangay Washington, in Escalante, married with a 9-month old baby girl. He became an orphan at 15 when he started to earn a living in fishing. He lived ...
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Ronilo was born in Hacienda Caridad, in Sagay City, 17 and single, and 6th of 9 children of Climaco and Leonardo Santa Ana. He had been a hacienda worker since he was 10 years old. All family members were hacienda ...
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Juanito was 24 years old, single, and worked as a sacada and a fishpond watcher He was a native of Sagay. He was 4th of 6 children. Juanito did not go to school at all and did not know how ...
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Manuel was a native of Magtalisay, Cervantes, in Escalante town, 18 years old and single, and 2nd of 7 children of Jesus and Lourdes Tan. He had been working in the sea since he was 12 years old. He reached ...
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Ceasar was 24 years old, a native of Sitio Malig-on, Barangay Bandila, in Toboso town, married with a 2-year-old son and another on the way. He was a hacienda worker, having started to work at the age of 14. He ...
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