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Each of us can become heroes, say PDI readers

DAY FOR HEROES  Monday has been declared a national holiday to honor Philippine heroes. For many, their everyday heroes are right inside their homes. About a fourth of 304 respondents, who sent in their responses via e-mail, fax, mobile and Inquirer.net, said their heroes were family members—their moms, dads, sisters, brothers, aunts and grandmothers.  EDWIN BACASMAS

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.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Quezon birth remembered but ‘he’d probably scold us’

SALUTE TO MLQ  Members of the honor guard on Tuesday add solemnity to the Quezon City government’s commemoration of the 136th birth anniversary of the city’s founder, President Manuel L. Quezon. The towering monument marks his final resting place at Quezon Memorial Circle.  LYN RILLON

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.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Dr. Pio Valenzuela’s home needs saving in city named in his honor

Dr. Pio Valenzuela has a place of honor at the city museum

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.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

15 Bicolano martyrs given honors in June 12 rites in Naga City

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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.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Did you know: Apolinario Mabini

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

Posted: May 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »