Rappler's latest stories on national heroes
Do you think a formal declaration is needed for someone to be recognized as a hero?
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
Filipinos are urged to be the heroes they want to see in society
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
'Wala sa kamay ng iisang tao ang solusyon sa lahat ng ating mga suliranin, at walang iisang pinuno ang makapagbibigay sa atin ng mas magandang bukas,' Vice President Leni Robredo says
President Rodrigo Duterte says we honor the heroism of our national heroes by 'uplifting the welfare of the poor and marginalized, for it is through our small deeds that their spirit of valor can live on'
(UPDATED) House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano will attend the National Heroes' Day event in his place
(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
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
The second volume focuses on the national hero's mother and how she struggled after her wrongful arrest
Admiring Rizal without understanding him is a kind of empty nationalism and blind devotion
At 4 pm Manila time on Tuesday, June 19, the first of the 4-volume Japanese-style comics about the Philippine national hero will be available online for free
The directive, which also covers public schools, is meant 'to strengthen the people's nationalism'
Police and soldiers who were killed in action in the months long conflict in Marawi City are among the Order of Lapu Lapu Kalasag awardees
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
President Rodrigo Duterte s National Heroes Day message also urges the Filipino public to honor national heroes by upholding the rule of law protecting the nation and fostering goodwill
Here is the full text of President Rodrigo Duterte s message on November 30 the birth anniversary of national hero Andres Bonifacio father of the Katipunan
In a Twitter conversation and Facebook poll conducted from August 29 to September 1 respondents weighed in on which traits best represent heroism today
On Wednesday morning August 31 the Supreme Court hears arguments on the petitions filed by Martial Law victims to stop the burial of the late president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani
President Duterte gives the soldiers electric wheelchairs and laptops and says he wants to reinvent them after their sacrifice for the country
Filipino netizens pay tribute to national heroes with thoughtful tweets and some humorous ones too
As we celebrate the National Heroes Day here are some of the stories of our environmental heroes those who sacrificed their lives to protect the Philippines environment
Heroes are heroes not just because they are to be admired Join our Twitter conversation on August 29 using the hashtag HowToBeYou
I don t think this is right because Suharto is accused of having violated human rights during his regime
MovePH Rappler s civic engageme nt arm asks netizens to take the RapplerChallenge by sharing photos of Rizal monuments around the world
What if our valiant heroes were alive today? Would you be friends with them?
Get to see original and never before seen Rizal stamps artworks love letters and other memorabilia of our national hero Dr Jose Rizal
Thousands march in Manila to protest what remains of the pork barrel system while pro Aquino groups push for the continuation of the President’s reforms A 6 1 magnitude quake shakes California
Celebrated as early as 1931, the holiday honors and remembers all Philippine national heroes. Here are a few facts related to this occasion.
Nothing has changed from last year according to anti pork barrel advocates They are gathering 6 million signatures to force Congress to pass a law banning all types of discretionary funds
On National Heroes Day President Benigno Aquino III slams detractors encourages Filipinos to be more constructive rather than negative
We the people are the true heroes of our motherland which means that we are collectively responsible in our aspirations
On National Heroes Day 2014 Aquino reminds Filipinos of the social revolution started four years ago at the beginning of his term
What would Bonifacio say if he had a Twitter account? Here are the best of the bunch
House Bill 3431 or the Andres Bonifacio Act of 2013 seeks to bestow the title to the Supremo of the Katipunan since no law officially gave that to Jose Rizal
A resolution by the Philippine Historian Association s general assembly wants the government to acknowledge Andres Bonifacio as the country s first president
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In celebration of National Heroes Day Rappler has put together 9 of our national heroes How familiar are you with their acts of martyrdom and integrity?
Take cues from their actions and be encouraged to follow suit Consider this as a challenge: that you may also be able to say “Tapat Ako” in your own vocation
Anti-pork barrel protests set on National Heroes Day spring in different provinces nationwide
It’s entirely possible that PDAF has indeed worsened regional inequalities over the years thanks to the culture of impunity and corruption it has brought with it
Participating groups say the President s announcement to overhaul the pork barrel system is a desperate attempt to control the outrage against solons PDAF
An event aimed at gathering one million anti-pork barrel advocates is gaining steam on social media
Who are the heroes in your lives? Use the hashtag TapatAko and tell us why that person inspires you
The Philippines celebrates National Heroes day August 26 This year the focus is on two heroes who lived exactly 150 years ago Mabini and Bonifacio
On December 30 2012 the Philippines commemorates the centennial of the re interment of Rizal’s remains in Rizal Park
There is a public to win over to viewing the past not as a recitation of dry isolated data but as something that can say a thing or two about where we are; where we’ve been; and everything in between
President Aquino calls on new Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to use her judgments and decisions to restore the public s faith in the judiciary