By Kate Pedroso
To the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI), heroism is not just in textbooks and on concrete monuments. There are everyday heroes around us. We asked our readers about their everyday heroes and what they are made of, and these are their answers.
By Erika Sauler
A garden city that fosters social mobility for the working class. This was how then President Manuel Luis Quezon envisioned the city he founded in 1938 to become the country’s capital.
By Camille Anne M. Arcilla
The city that bears his name commemorates his 145th birth anniversary Friday, but the house of Dr. Pio Valenzuela remains in a state of neglect. Yes, it is still standing, but it looks far from being a historic shrine that the Valenzuela City government hopes it to be.
By Juan Escandor Jr.
, Shiena Barrameda
President Benigno Aquino III will be in Naga City Thursday for the 116th anniversary of Philippine Independence, where he is expected to deliver his Independence Day address and acknowledge the 15 Bicolano martyrs of the Philippine Revolution.
Today, May 13, is the 111th death anniversary of the “Brains of the Revolution,” Apolinario Mabini. Born on July 23, 1864, Mabini received his law degree from the University of Santo Tomas in 1894. He became a member of Jose Rizal’s La Liga Filipina and was a trusted adviser of Emilio Aguinaldo. He died of cholera in 1903 at the age of 38.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research