The Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation, Inc. holds its Annual Honoring of Heroes and Martyrs under the Marcos dictatorship on Friday, November 30, 2018, 3:30pm to 6:30pm at the Bantayog Center, Quezon Ave. near cor. EDSA, Diliman, Quezon City.
To be honored this year are 1) ANG SINCO, Edgar C. 2) CESAR, Alfredo Jr., C. 3) DUEŇAS, Ruth E. 4) LIBRADO, Erasto L. 5) ORBE, James M. 6) PINGUEL, Baltazar A., and 7) PRINCIPE, Nestor L.
Every year we recall again each individual we have honored in the past. But starting this year we have added a special part of the program that re-honors our martyrs for democracy. Three have been selected, namely Cristina Catalla, Alexander Orcullo and Cesar Climaco.
Edgar Ang Sinco was born in San Fernando in Pampanga but the family moved in 1961, when Edgar was 9 years old, to Mati in Davao Oriental , his father’s hometown. He completed his elementary and secondary education there. Edgar enrolled at the University of the East in Manila for ...Read More
Alfredo Cezar belonged to a large family so even as a young boy, he had to work hard and be responsible. He helped tend his mother’s store. He was serious in his studies, graduating with honors. He is also remembered as a humble and even-tempered person. He was a devout ...Read More
Eldest of seven children, Ruth Dueñas was jolly, honest, and was used to looking after her siblings. The word most often used to describe her was courageous. Marcos had just declared martial law when Ruth entered high school, and dire things were happening around her. Going home from school one ...Read More
Erasto Librado, more known by his nickname Nonoy, was the eldest of seven children. His parents sold vegetables and goods in a small sari-sari store in the market. The family lived in the store, and Nonoy and his siblings helped run it. He studied hard, passing the board exams for ...Read More
James Orbe came from a military family. His father was a member of the United States Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) and later was Chief of Police of the city of Iligan (1963). Four of his 12 siblings also entered military service, including the Philippine Constabulary (PC). In ...Read More
Baltazar Pinguel came from a poor migrant family from Samar. He was a bright student, earning honors from elementary to his high school years. He entered the University of the Philippines through a scholarship. In UP, he became a student leader. He ran for the UP Student Council under the ...Read More
Nestor was born in the province of Bohol. His family moved to Manila in search of better opportunities. They settled in Caloocan City where Nestor completed his elementary and secondary education. The young Nestor grew in an area that was ruled by gangs and rogue policemen. Nestor and his brothers ...Read More