What is the measure of a true hero? Is it the God-sent blessing of an outstanding intellect? Or perhaps the warrior-like tenacity of a Filipino patriot? We asked six historians to tell us about their favorite hero from the Philippines’ colorful history; a history marked by rebellion, resistance, idealism, and men and women (just like you and me) with a powerful love for our country.
Xiao Chua (Assistant Professorial Lecturer, DLSU Manila)
Manolo Quezon III (Columnist)
Ayshia F. Kunting (Professor, Western Mindanao State University)
Alvin D. Campomanes (Program Head and Coordinator, UP Manila)
Jose Victor Z. Torres (Professor, DLSU Manila)
John Ray Ramos (Lecturer, ADMU)
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