UP pays tribute to 72 martyrs and heroes

(First posted at GMANewsTV)

MANILA, Philippines — The University of the Philippines paid tribute to 72 Bantayog martyrs and heroes to former UP students, alumni and faculty at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Memorial Center at Quezon Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City.

The recognition was made to honor those who died during the dark days of martial rule of dictator former dictator Ferdinand Marcos and to celebrate the National Heroes Day as part of the Centennial celebrations of the University .

The University Recognition Rite “Paggunita at Parangal sa mga Iskolar ng Bayan sa Bantayog ng mga Bayani: A Centennial Tribute to UP Martyrs and Heroes” will Staff Chorale, Kontra Gapi, Becky Abraham and Susan Magno were invited for the cultural performances.

The 72 martyrs and heroes at Bantayog ng mga Bayani Memorial Center are listed as follows:

Leandro L. Alejandro; Leo C. Alto; Emmanuel I. Alvarez; Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr.; Merardo T. Arce; Aloysius U. Baes; Floro Balce; Lorena Barros; Manuel C. Bautista; William A. Begg; Alexander Belone III; Catalino “Lino” A. Brocka; Jose R. Calderon; Jennifer Cariño; Cristina F. Catalla; Cesar C. Climaco; Renato Constantino; Ellecer Cortes; Edward L. De la Fuente; Remberto A. De la Paz.

Nimfa del Rosario; Dennis Rolando R. Deveraturda; Juan B. Escandor; Gerardo R. Faustino; Enrique Voltaire E. Garcia; Antonio M. Hilario; Rizalina R. Ilagan; Edgar M. Jopson; Emmanuel Lacaba; Ma. Leticia P. Ladlad; Hermon C. Lagman; Lourdes Garduce Lagman; Vergel E. Landrito; Lorenzo C. Lansang; Edmundo R. Legislador; Jose B. Lingad; Bayani P. Lontok; Mariano M. Lopez; Armando J. Malay; Paula Carolina S. Malay; Rodelo Manaog; Pastor R. Mesina; Cecilia Muñoz-Palma; Sedfrey A. Ordoñez; Gaston Z. Ortigas.

Magnifico L. Osorio; Armando D. Palabay; Romulo D. Palabay; Benedicto M. Pasetes; Jacinto D. Pena; Nemesio E. Prudente; Eduardo T. Quintero; Ismael F. Quimpo; Arnulfo A. Resus; Jose B. L. Reyes; Francisco Soc Rodrigo; Magtangol S. Roque; Jessica M. Sales; Abraham P. Sarmiento, Jr.; Antonio S. Tagamolila; Crispin S. Tagamolila; Lorenzo M. Tañada; Carlos N. Tayag; Noel C. Tierra; Racquel E. Tiglao; Alex G. Torres; Jose Marie U. Velez; Ma. Antonia Teresa V. Vytiaco; Emmanuel D. R. Yap; Haydee B. Yorac; Rizal C. K. Yuyitung; and Calixto O. Zaldivar.

Not inluded in the lists is movie director Ishmael Bernal. There are other UP martyrs which are not incuded in the lists, some relatives lament.