Tag Archives: People

First Filipino Hero | Lapu-Lapu

  The first Filipino hero is Lapu-Lapu. Lapu-Lapu was the first Filipino to fight colonization after he and his men blocked Magellan’s fleet in the Battle of Mactan in 1521. This event consequently, delayed the occupation of the Philippines by Spain for more than 40 years. Siya ang unang Filipino na nilabanan ang kolonisasyon matapos nilang harangin ang… Read More »

Remembering Captain Jose Calugas

  Captain Jose Calugas is the first Filipino to receive the Medal of Honor from the United States.   He is a mess sergeant of a battery (artillery) during world war II.   The action for which the award was made took place near Culis, Bataan Province, Philippine Islands, on 16 January 1942.   A battery gun position… Read More »

Gomburza

  Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgoz and Jacinto Zamora, known as Gomburza are the three secular priests who were accused as the brain or mastermind of the Cavite Mutiny on January 1872 and sentenced to the penalty of death by garrote.   The death of the three priests made many Filipinos and the Catholic church to be annoyed and… Read More »

Fernando Amorsolo | Grand Old Man of Philippine Art

Fernando Amorsolo is known as the Grand Old Man of Philippine Art.   He was the first National Artist of the Philippines.   Fernando Amorsolo was born on May 30, 1892 and he passed away on April 24, 1972,   He was one of the most important artists in the history of painting in the Philippines.   Amorsolo… Read More »

143th Birth Anniversary of Heneral Goyo

Today, November 14, 2018  is the 143rd birth anniversary of “Heneral Goyo”, the eagle of Bulacan and the martyr of “Pasong Tirad”.   “Heneral Goyo” (Gregorio del Pilar) was a Filipino general of the Philippine Revolutionary Army during the Philippine–American War.   He was born on November 14, 1875 and he passed away on December 2, 1899.