Well Known Philippine Heroes Throughout History
PHILIPPINE HEROES – In this topic we will know some of the great Philippine heroes who spent their lives for their country throughout history.
1. Jose Rizal
The national hero of the Philippines. Also known as José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Realonda, he was well-known for his two novels: “Noli me Tangere” and “El Filibusterismo”.
The supremo or supreme leader of the revolutionary movement Katipunan. He is known as the Father of Philippine Revolution.
3. Emilio Aguinaldo
A evolutionary, politician, and military leader. He was the first and the youngest president of the Philippines.
The first recorded hero in Philippine history. Lapu-lapu was the first to fight against the Spaniards led by Ferdinand Magellan.
5. Marcelo H. Del Pilar
Also known by his pen name Plaridel, Del Pilar was one of the leaders of the Reform Movement and the editor of La Solidaridad, succeeding Lopez-Jaena.
6. Antonio Luna
One of the fiercest Filipino generals. Luna made the “Luna Sharpshooters”, the “Black Guard”, and a three-tier defense now known as the “Luna Defense Line”.
7. Juan Luna
A Filipino painter, sculptor, and a political activist. He is the older brother of Antonio and made the famous Spoliarium.
8. Apolinario Mabini
Mabini is the first Prime Minister of the Philippines and was also known as the Utak ng Himagsikan (Brains of Revolution).
9. Melchora Aquino
Also known as “Tandang Sora“, Aquino used her store as a refuge for the sick and wounded revolutionaries. She is known as the “Grand Woman of the Revolution” and the “Mother of Balintawak”.
10. Sultan Muhammad Kudarat
The 7th Sultan of Maguindanao. Kudarat hindered the influence of Roman Catholicism in the island of Mindanao.