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H E R O E S P R O F I L E

  • Philippine National Hero
  • author of Noli Me Tangere and La Solidaridad
  • founder of the La Liga Filipina
  • born June 19, 1861 in Calamba, Laguna
    Seventh child of Francisco Engracio Rizal Mercado y Alejandro, and Teodora Morales Alonzo Realonda y Quintos
  • died December 30, 1896 at Bagumbayan (now Luneta); execution by musketry for more on Dr. Jose Rizal


I die, without seeing the Day dawning on my country...
You who will see it, greet it..
and forget not those who fell during the night

Jose Rizal




Andres Bonifacio

  • Father of the Katipunan
  • Father of the Revolution and Philippine Democracy
  • the "Supremo"
  • the Great Plebeian
  • born November 30, 1863 in Tundo, Manila
  • died May 10 1897 , in Mt. Buntis , by execution for more on Andres Bonifacio

Apolinario Mabini

  • Conscience and Brain of the Philippine Revolution
  • the Sublime Paralytic
  • key adviser of Emilio Aguinaldo
  • proposed the first constitution of the Philippine Republic born July 22, 1864 Barrio Talaga, Tanawan Batangas to Inocencio Mabini, Dionisia

 

Emilio Jacinto

  • Brains of the Katipunan
  • wrote the Kartilya ng Katipunan
  • born December 15, 1875 in Trozo, Manila
  • died April 16, 1899 in Mahayhay, Laguna for more on Emilio Jacinto

 

Marcelo H del Pilar

  • popularly known as Plaridel
  • leading propagandist for reforms in the Philippines
  • editor and co-publisher of
  • born August 30, 1850 in Cupang, San Nicolas, Bulacan to Julian del Pilar and Blasa Gatmaytan
  • died July 4, 1893 in Barcelona , Spain

 

Gen Gregorio del Pilar
  • hero of Tirad Pass
  • commander of last Army of Gen. Aguinaldo
  • born November 14, 1875
  • died December 2, 1899 fighting the Americans at Tirad pass

 

Gen. Antonio Luna

  • brilliant general under Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo during the Philippine revolution
  • born October 29, 1869 Urbiztondo, Manila
  • died June 5, 1899 in Cabanatuan for more on Gen. Antonio Luna

 

Juan Luna

  • renowned painter
  • persecuted on suspicion of supporting the Katipunan
  • born October 23, 1857 in Badoc, Ilocos Norte to Joaquin Luna and Laurena Novicio.
  • died December 23, 1899 for more on Juan Luna

 

 


Graciano Lopez Jaena

  • one of the leading propagandist in Spain , for
    reforms in the Philippines
  • leading orator of the Propaganda movement
  • editor of
  • born December 29, 1856
  • died January 22, 1896 in Barcelona , Spain

for more on Graciano Lopez Jaena

 

 

Gregoria de Jesus

  • known as Lakambini
  • wife of Andres Bonifacio
  • Lakambini, wife of Andres Bonifacio
  • Mother of the Philippine Revolution
  • born May 9, 1875 in Kalookan
  • died March 15, 1943

for more on Gregoria de Jesus.

 

 

Lapu-Lapu
(c. 16 th century)


Chief of Mactan who led the first successful Filipino armed
resistance against Spanish aggression.
He fought and killed Magellan in a battle in Mactan,
on April 27, 1521

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