The late war hero Vicente Lim was the first Filipino graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point. The World War II general was beheaded by the Japanese in January 1945. His likeness is found, together with those of Jose Abad Santos and Josefa Llanes Escoda, on the P1,000 bill.—Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research
By Gabriel C. Bonjoc
, Jhunnex Napallacan
A 9-year-old girl in Talisay City has been hailed a hero after she ran into a room that was about to be overrun by flames and pulled her younger other out to safety .
By Frances Mangosing
A Philippine Military Academy cadet drowned while trying to save his younger brother and an uncle during a family outing on New Year’s Day in Ilocos Sur.
By Erika Sauler
A piece of Jose Rizal’s spinal bone that was hit by a bullet during his execution in 1896 will be exhibited in a symbolic interment on the 116th anniversary of his martyrdom on Sunday.
By Marlon Ramos
For putting their lives on the line to save residents of an upland community in Compostela Valley at the height of Typhoon “Pablo,” 21 Philippine Army soldiers received the fourth-highest award given out by the military in recognition of their “acts of heroism.”
By Tina Arceo-Dumlao
No monument has been built in his honor and not even a footnote mentions him in most Philippine books on martial law.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Twelve-year-old Boy Scout Roy Babas stands tall in his hometown in Estancia in Iloilo, 41 years after his death.
The epic battle between Lapu-Lapu and the Portuguese-Spanish conquistador Ferdinand Magellan 491 years ago will be reenacted today in the Liberty Shrine in barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City.
Animal welfare groups and individuals are working on how to get the owners of Kabang, the dog that became hero when it threw itself between two girls and a speeding motorcycle, to join their pet in the United States where Kabang is to get surgery to restore its upper snout.
Today, March 19, is the 281st birth anniversary of Gabriela Silang, known as the first Filipino woman to lead an uprising against a foreign power. She accompanied her husband, Diego Silang, during his revolt against the Spanish government and upon his death, took command of the rebel forces. She was eventually captured and publicly hanged on Sept. 20, 1763.—Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research
By Nathaniel R. Melican
An 11-year-old girl who risked life and limb to rescue another girl when a fire broke out in their neighborhood following a plane crash has been cited by the Parañaque City government for her courage and bravery.
Veterinarians have joined hands to help save Kabang, a native dog that saved two girls from a speeding motorcycle but lost half of her snout in the process and is now facing infection.
By Julie S. Alipala
The one-year-old dog here whose face was horribly disfigured when she saved her young masters from being hit by a speeding motorcycle two months ago, has become a celebrity of sorts.