Philippine heroes - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine heroes


How anime and super sentai shows sustained Filipino imagination of heroism and humanity

Jul 05, 2020 - 8:00 PM

'In general, I think Cedie was our epitome of humility and compassion back then.'

Imee Marcos says Philippines has no official heroes

Aug 26, 2019 - 4:43 PM

The Philippines has yet to pass a law that declares who its national heroes are, says the senator, who wants Macario Sakay to be included in the roster of candidates

HEROES' DAY. Philippine honor guards fire their rifles during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to commemorate National Heroes' Day at the Heroes Cemetery in Manila on August 26, 2019. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

[OPINYON] Bayan ng mga bayani

Aug 26, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Isang araw man lang sa isang taon, isipin natin ang mga walang pangalang hindi inisip ang kanilang mga sarili makapaglingkod lang, madalas ay kapalit ang kanilang buhay, para sa bayan

Xi Jinping honors Rizal, Filipino hero with Chinese roots

Nov 20, 2018 - 5:12 PM

(UPDATED) Chinese President Xi Jinping praises Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte 'for taking on Jose Rizal's mantle'

WREATH LAYING. Chinese President Xi Jinping honors Filipino national hero Jose Rizal through a wreath-laying ceremony on November 20, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Manga creators: Jose Rizal more than a Filipino hero

Aug 01, 2018 - 1:35 PM

The Japanese comic book on the Philippines' national hero is a first in many ways for its artist, writer, and publisher

Jose Rizal manga cover

After 18 years, Tagum soldier killed in Erap's all-out war gets hero's burial

Apr 30, 2018 - 7:08 PM

Technical Sergeant Claudio Forrosuelo died fighting the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Maguindanao in 2000

HERO. The remains of valour awardee Technical Sergeant Claudio Forrosuelo are exhumed from Tagum City in April 2018, and will be brought to Taguig City for interment at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo from the Facebook account of Joemar Rey Escaro Yanga, the late soldier’s nephew

Malacañang orders agencies to display photos of heroes, not officials

Sep 27, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The directive, which also covers public schools, is meant 'to strengthen the people's nationalism'

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at the 120th founding anniversary of the Department of Justice on September 26, 2017. Malacañang photo

FAST FACTS: Libingan ng mga Bayani

Aug 31, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The Libingan ng mga Bayani is the final resting place of more than 49 000 Filipinos

The hermeneutics of bayani

Aug 15, 2016 - 1:00 PM

What exactly are you blaming Ferdinand Marcos for? Declaring Martial Law? The ConstItution of 1935 gave him legal authority to do so

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Are you a modern day Bonifacio?

Nov 30, 2015 - 9:15 PM

Over a hundred years after his death do people still know and try to live by Bonifacio s words?

WREATHS. Once a year, people remember the great hero that is Andres Bonifacio.

Erap recalls 'bitter' ouster from office on Bonifacio Day

Nov 30, 2015 - 2:01 PM

Manila Mayor Erap Estrada leads the city in commemorating the 152nd birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio

REMINISCING. In his speech, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada recalled his 'bitter' removal from office in 2001.

#BayaniSquad: Which Filipino heroes would be in your barkada?

Aug 30, 2015 - 6:00 PM

What if our valiant heroes were alive today? Would you be friends with them?

The inspirational, untold stories of OFWs

Aug 06, 2015 - 12:01 AM

Western Union’s campaign is all about putting the spotlight on the modern day Filipino hero

PHLPost exhibits Rizal stamps, memorabilia

Jun 19, 2015 - 3:06 PM

Get to see original and never before seen Rizal stamps artworks love letters and other memorabilia of our national hero Dr Jose Rizal

#RP612fic: What if Philippine heroes were on social media?

Jun 12, 2015 - 7:52 PM

What if Philippine heroes lived in the 21st century? Netizens try to imagine using RP612fic on Twitter

PAST TO PRESENT. Jose Rizal goes on a dance craze through #RP612fic! (Screengrab courtesy of Twitter)

Learning from Manila

Aug 30, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Walking through the city after all is a school itself for spirituality politics history and the humanities

His Excellency, President Andres Bonifacio?

Oct 12, 2013 - 7:23 AM

A resolution by the Philippine Historian Association s general assembly wants the government to acknowledge Andres Bonifacio as the country s first president

Kabang set to return home to PH

Jun 04, 2013 - 1:54 PM

Hero dog Kabang who saved two young girls from a motorcycle accident will be coming home after surgery in the United States

KABANG CURED. The gaping wound on Kabang's face was sealed through surgery. Photos courtesy of UC Davis