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3 labor leaders, nun Bantayog honorees

FREEDOM ADVOCATES  Rolando Olalia (left), Felixberto Olalia Sr. (top, left) and Crispin Beltran are among this year’s Bantayog ng mga Bayani honorees. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

Three fearless labor leaders, four massacre victims, one Augustinian nun and four other activists were among those honored at Bantayog ng mga Bayani (Monument of Heroes) in Quezon City this week.

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Andres Bonifacio: A monument of lies

The Bonifacio sculpture stands in front of the Tutuban station: A historical distortion perpetuated even by the most esteemed historians.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In front of the Tutuban Railroad Station in Manila stands a monument of Andres Bonifacio, erected by the National Historical Institute (NHI) in 1971. The inscription on the monument states that Bonifacio was born on that site on Nov. 30, 1863. That’s wrong.

Posted: November 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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 »