Category Archives: Filipino Heroes

Jose Rizal: Pride of Malayan Race

JOSE RIZAL, the national hero of the Philippines and pride of the Malayan race, was born on June 19, 1861, in the town of Calamba, Laguna. He was the seventh child in a family of 11 children (2 boys and … Continue reading

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Manuel L. Quezon: Father of Filipino Language

Manuel Luis Quezón y Molina (August 19, 1878 – August 1, 1944) was 2nd and the first Filipino president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines under U.S. colonial rule in the first half of the 20th century, serving from 1935 … Continue reading

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Christopher Bernido and Maria Victoria Carpio-Bernido: 2010 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee

Two Filipino physicists are among the recipients of the Ramon Magsaysay Award this year for introducing a cost-effective method of teaching science and non-science subjects in a struggling high school in the remote municipality of Jagna in Bohol province. In … Continue reading

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Dr. Connie Mariano: The White House Doctor

NEW YORK City – Education and opportunity were the stepping stones that a Filipino woman used to make her mark in US history. Dr. Connie Mariano is the first Filipina in US history to become a US Navy Rear Admiral … Continue reading

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Jesus Antonio Villamor: WWII Ace Pilot

Jesús Antonio Villamor was a Filipino pilot who fought the Japanese in World War II. Villamor was one of seven children. He studied commerce at De La Salle College (now DLSU-Manila) in Manila, hoping to pursue a business career. During … Continue reading

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Filipino Version of Bill Gates: Diosdado Banatao

Diosdado Banatao, a native of Iguig, Cagayan and an electrical engineering graduate from Mapua Institute of Technology in Manila is credited for eight major contributions to the Information Technology. Banatao is most known for introducing the first single-chip graphical user … Continue reading

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Energy Efficient Invention

Energy efficiency is one of the solution in combating climate change. Scientists, inventors, innovators, govermental funded institutions, non-governmental organization and multinational corporation are heading towards a common goal. They are in one way or another developed technologies that they consider … Continue reading

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PINOY REIGNS…CNN/YouTube Debates contest for climate change.

A week after Efren Peñaflorida was hailed as the CNN Hero of the Year, two Pinoys, Paul Darwynn Garilao and Alfonso Orioste, Jr. reigned in an online competition as they win the CNN/YouTube Debates contest for climate change. The contest … Continue reading

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3 OFWs in Kingdom win Bagong Bayani Awards

RIYADH: Three Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia have been chosen as 2009 Bagong Bayani (New Hero) awardees in various fields by the Philippine-based Bagong Bayani Foundation, Inc. (BBFI) headed by Capt. Gregorio S. Oca. The three winners are: … Continue reading

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Outstanding Filipino achievers honored in book

Some of the country’s outstanding achievers are featured in a coffee table book, “Outstanding Filipino Achievers,” by Visitacion “Chit” R. de la Torre. At a book launch hosted by the city government of Taguig led by Mayor Freddie Tinga, these … Continue reading

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