Filipino heroes - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Filipino heroes


Here's a sneak peek of 'Bertong Badtrip' and 'Filipino Heroes League Book 3'

Sep 10, 2019 - 8:34 PM

The two books will be available starting Sept 11 at Manila International Book Fair

DepEd hails Filipino heroism in art exhibit

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:01 PM

'We can be living heroes: serving our country, serving our people, taking risks – it’s not the glory, it’s not the money, it’s not wealth, says Education Secretary Leonor Brioner as DepEd unveils the 'Bayani, sa Lupain ng Ginto't Bulaklak' exhibit

HEROISM. The Department of Education hails Filipino heroism during the unveiling of a mural exhibit. Photo courtesy of Department of Education

[OPINION] Is it time to revamp our heroes in movies and on TV?

Jun 19, 2019 - 11:30 AM

A week after Independence Day, I’m thinking: Are these the heroes we need or the ones we deserve?

Why the NHCP wanted to stop the Bonifacio flag sale

Sep 14, 2018 - 9:05 PM

The controversial sale has raised a lot of questions

CONTROVERSIAL SALE. The personal Katipunan flag of Andres Bonifacio is sold for P9.3 million – but not without controversy. Image of flag from Leon Gallery, Image of Bonifacio from Wikimedia Commons.

Andres Bonifacio’s personal Katipunan flag sells for P9.3M in auction

Sep 13, 2018 - 2:14 PM

The flag is among several historical pieces that were sold during the Leon Gallery’s Magnificent Seven Auction

SOLD. Andres Bonifacio's personal Katipunan flag fetches a high price at Leon Gallery's Magnificent Seven auction. Photo courtesy of Leon Gallery

[OPINION] What 'Goyo' teaches us about leadership, youth, and patriotism

Sep 11, 2018 - 8:58 PM

'Watch it because we are all Goyos in a way: young, foolish, idealistic, uncertain, selfish, imperfect, vain, and incompetent'

How to defend democracy? Filipinos urged to learn from heroes

Aug 27, 2018 - 1:19 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Vice President Leni Robredo and some lawmakers on how it is to be modern-day heroes amid threats to the nation's values

Duterte honors 'ordinary heroes' on National Heroes Day

Aug 27, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Soldiers who fought for Marawi City, cops implementing anti-drug operations, OFWs, and teachers get special mention in President Rodrigo Duterte's National Heroes Day speech

[OPINION] Reading, understanding, and appreciating Rizal

Jun 24, 2018 - 12:41 PM

Admiring Rizal without understanding him is a kind of empty nationalism and blind devotion

Images from Wikimedia Commons and Shutterstock

FAST FACTS: What makes a Filipino historical figure a national hero?

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:02 AM

While there are no laws that officially proclaim a Filipino a national hero there are criteria that determine how a historical figure qualifies as a national hero

HEROES. Filipinos who have a concept of nation and fight for the nation's freedom may be considered heroes, according to criteria set by the National Heroes Commission. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

The unsung heroes who fought for Philippine independence

Jun 12, 2017 - 11:15 AM

It’s high time we recognize some of the lesser-known Filipino heroes who fought for our sovereign nation

FILIPINO HEROES. Mariano Trias, Trinidad Tecson, and the 15 Bicol martyrs are among the valiant Filipinos to whom we owe our independence today.

10 easy steps to become a Filipino hero

Nov 09, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Let the world watch as you pluck your enemies one by one from the ground and make them all disappear You are a magician

Netizens define modern-day PH heroes: ‘Willing to serve the country, brave enough to speak up’

Sep 20, 2016 - 4:36 PM

In a Twitter conversation and Facebook poll conducted from August 29 to September 1 respondents weighed in on which traits best represent heroism today

Aquino to mark 117th PH Independence in historic Iloilo town

Jun 10, 2015 - 6:36 PM

It is where the Philippine flag was first raised outside Luzon in November 1898

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An illustrated guide to being a better Filipino

Jan 07, 2015 - 2:33 PM

There are 5 core values that define us Find out how to adopt them and change for the better

Heroes we must not forget

Aug 24, 2014 - 9:29 PM

We the people are the true heroes of our motherland which means that we are collectively responsible in our aspirations

Ways to celebrate Bonifacio at 150

Jul 31, 2013 - 9:00 AM

From a ballet rock concert to a fiesta in Bonifacio Global City here are activities leading up to the hero s birth anniversary

CELEBRATING A HERO. Independence and nationalism were Andres Bonifacio's gifts to his beloved Philippines

Filipino Heroes League Book 2: 'The Sword'

Jul 29, 2013 - 11:52 AM

Not only do we get big superhero action but we get smart observations about our culture

ARTIST IN A GROOVE. Fabregas’ art reminds me of old Komiks, updated and made new with clear Western superhero references. Screen shot courtesy of Carljoe Javier