Monday, August 29, 2016

Remembering our National Heroes, August 29, 2016 -National Heroes Day


We are engaged in a continuing battle which challenges every Filipino to become  a "hero" as teacher, 
doctor, environmentalist, public servant, law enforcer, farmer - in fact, in all walks of life. In most cases he is the Unknown Soldier the world shall always remember to honor on behalf of those who made a difference in making our world a better place to live in.         
Dr Abe V Rotor
The Philippine National Heroes
1.   Dr. Jose Rizal - The National Hero.
2.   Andres Bonifacio - The Great Plebian and Father of the Katipunan.
3.   General Gregorio del Pilar - Hero of the Battle of Tirad Pass.
4.   General Emilio Aguinaldo - President of the First Philippine Republic.
5.   Apolinario Mabini - Sublime Paralytic and Brains of the Revolution.

6.   GOMBURZA - Martyred Priests of 1872.
7.   Trece Martirez - 13 Martyrs from Cavite.
8.   Emilio Jacinto - Brains of the Katipunan.
9.   General Antonio Luna - Cofounder of La Independencia .
10. Melchora Aquino (Tandang Sora) - Mother of Balintawak.

11. Graciano Lopez-Jaena - Greatest Filipino Orator of the Propaganda Movement.
12. Panday Pira - First Filipino Cannon-maker.
13. Mariano Ponce - Propagandist, Historian, Diplomat And Managing Editor of La Solidaridad.
14. Gregoria de Jesus - Lakambini of Katipunan and Wife of Andres Bonifacio.
15. Fernando Ma. Guerrero - Poet of the Revolution.

16. Felipe Agoncillo - Outstanding Diplomat of the First Philippine Republic.
17. Rafael Palma - Cofounder of La Independencia and First UP president .
18. Juan Luna - Greatest Filipino Painter.
19. Marcelo H. Del Pilar - Greatest Journalist and Moving Spirit of the Propaganda .
20. Leona Florentino - First Filipino Poetess(from Ilocos Sur).

21. Pedro Paterno - Peacemaker of the Revolution.
22. Isabelo delos Reyes - Founder of Philippine Socialism.
23. Artemio Ricarte - Revolutionary General, known as Viborra.
24. Jose Palma - Wrote the Spanish Lyrics of the Philippine National Anthem.
25. Lakandola - Chief of Tondo, Friendly to the Spaniards.

26. Rajah Soliman - The Last Rajah of Manila.
27. Leonor Rivera - Cousin and Fiancee of Jose Rizal.
28. Marcela Mariño Agoncillo - Maker of the First Filipino Flag.
29. Galicano Apacible - One of the Founders of Katipunan.
30. Jose Ma. Panganiban - Bicolandia's Greatest Contribution to the Historic Campaign for Reforms.

31. Diego Silang - Leader of the Ilocano Revolt.
32. Maria Josefa Gabriela Silang - Continued the Fight After her Husband's Death.
33. Lapu-Lapu - Chieftain of Mactan Who Killed Magellan. First Filipino Hero.
34. Francisco Dagohoy - Leader of the Longest Revolt in Bohol.
35. Epifanio delos Santos - A Man of Many Talents; the Former Highway 54 is Now Named After him (EDSA).
36. Francisco Baltazar - Prince of Tagalog Poets.
37. Teresa Magbanua - First Woman Fighter in Panay. Visayan Joan of Arc.
38. Trinidad Tecson - Mother of Biak-na-Bato.
39. Agueda Esteban - Wife of Artemio Ricarte Who Carried Secret Messages About Spanish Troops.
40. Marina Dizon - Daughter of One of the Trece Martirez.

 41. General Francisco Makabulos - Leader of the Revolt in Tarlac.
 42. Julian Felipe - Composer of the Philippine National Anthem.

Heroes for the Environment in the Philippines 

Jayme Navarro: Invented Fuel from Plastic Trash Bags

Jayme Navarro’s Pyrolysis Technology converting Trash Plastics into less sulfuric Diesel, Gasoline, LPG.

Von Hernandez: 
Von Hernandez drew the line at another lucrative export from the developed world: mountains of trash. Across Asia, waste incinerators pump out clouds of dioxin and other harmful chemicals that come from processing …

Ma. Lourdes “Joy” Martinez Onozawa: Architectural Environmentalist
Today, the environment is one of the world’s biggest concerns. We are constantly reminded to recycle, to dispose our wastes properly, and to preserve our environment in countless other ways. Joy Onozawa takes this advocacy to heart and applies it …

Antonio Oposa Jr. 2009 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee from the Philippines. Antonio Oposa Jr. believes that the worsening situation of the marine ecosystem, particularly in the Visayan Sea eco-region, can be reversed, for the sake of future generations.


Chin-Chin Gutierrez, is a Filipino actress and environmentalist. ... She has won several awards, received a National Commission for Culture and the Arts grant, ... Featured as one of TIME Asia's "Asian Heroes".



Environmental heroes: those who sacrificed their lives to protect the country’s environment. (DENR)

Melania Dirain, Forest Specialist. 
Jojo Malinao, Forest Guard
Logendrin Aranca, Forest Ranger 
Bernabe Malijao, Tree Maker
Wilfredo Bayucot, Forest Ranger
Isidro de la Peña,  Forester
Jaime Diez, Tree Maker ~

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