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  • 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.



(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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