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Philippines National Heroes

A national hero of the Philippines is a Filipino who has been recognized as a hero for his or her role in the history of the country. Loosely, the term may refer to all Filipino historical figures recognized as heroes, but the term more strictly refers to those officially designated as such.

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    She was a Filipina revolutionary who became known as “Tandang Sora” (“Elder Sora”) because of her age. She is also known as the “Grand Woman of the Revolution” and the “Mother of Balintawak” for her contributions.

    • Gabriela Silang
    • Melchora Aquino
    • Gregoria de Jesus
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    He was a Filipino revolutionary leader and the president of the Tagalog Republic. He is often called “The Father of the Philippine Revolution”. He was one of the founders and later Supremo (Supreme Leader) of the Kataas-taasan, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan or simply and more popularly called Katipunan, a movement which sought the independence of the Philippines from Spanish colonial rule and started the Philippine Revolution.

    • Jose Rizal
    • Emilio Aguinaldo
    • Andres Bonifacio
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    He was a Filipino revolutionary leader, educator, lawyer, and statesman who served first as a legal and constitutional adviser to the Revolutionary Government, and then as the first Prime Minister of the Philippines upon the establishment of the First Philippine Republic.

    • Apolinario Mabini
    • Juan Luna
    • Marcelo H. del Pilar
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    He was a Filipino revolutionary, politician, and a military leader who is officially recognized as the first and the youngest President of the Philippines (1899–1901) and first president of a constitutional republic in Asia. He led Philippine forces first against Spain in the latter part of the Philippine Revolution (1896–1898), and then in the Spanish–American War (1898), and finally against the United States during the Philippine–American War (1899–1901).

    • Emilio Aguinaldo
    • Jose Rizal
    • Andres Bonifacio
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    He was a Filipino nationalist and polymath during the tail end of the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines. An ophthalmologist by profession, he became a writer and a key member of the Filipino Propaganda Movement which advocated political reforms for the colony under Spain. He is widely considered one of the greatest heroes of the Philippines and has been recommended to be so honored by an officially empaneled National Heroes Committee.

    • Lapu-lapu
    • Jose Rizal
    • Emilio Aguinaldo
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    She was a Filipino revolutionary leader best known as the first female leader of a Filipino movement for independence from Spain. She took over the reins of her husband’s revolutionary movement after his assassination in 1763, leading the Ilocano rebel movement for four months before she was captured and executed by the colonial government of the Spanish East Indies.

    • Gregoria de Jesus
    • Teresa Magbanua
    • Gabriela Silang
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    He was better known by his pen name “Plaridel”. He was a Filipino writer, lawyer, journalist, and freemason. Along with Jose Rizal and Graciano López Jaena, they became known as the leaders of the Reform Movement in Spain.

    • Juan Luna
    • Marcelo H. del Pilar
    • Apolinario Mabini
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    He was a Filipino painter, sculptor and a political activist of the Philippine Revolution during the late 19th century. He became one of the first recognized Philippine artists.

    • Juan Luna
    • Manuel Luna
    • Agustin Saez
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    He was a ruler of Mactan in Visayas. Modern Filipino society regards him as the first Filipino hero because he was the first native to resist Spanish colonization. He is best known for the Battle of Mactan that happened at dawn on April 27, 1521, where he and his soldiers defeated Ferdinand Magellan.

    • Miguel Lopez de Legazpi
    • Lapu-Lapu
    • Antonio Pigafetta
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    It refers to three Filipino Catholic priests (Mariano Gomez, José Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora), who were executed on 17 February 1872 at Luneta in Bagumbayan, Philippines by Spanish colonial authorities on charges of subversion arising from the 1872 Cavite mutiny. The name is a portmanteau of the priests’ surnames.

    • Carlos Maria de la Torre
    • Bugomza
    • Gomburza

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