Apolinario Mabini y Maranan ( July 23, 1864— May 13, 1903) was a Filipino theoretician who wrote the constitution for the first Philippine republic of 1899-1901, and served as its first premier in 1899. He was born in Talaga, Tanauan City, Batangas of poor parents, Inocencio Mabini and Dionisia Maranan. ...more on Wikipedia about "Apolinario Mabini"
Cayetano L. Arellano ( March 2, 1847– December 23, 1920) was the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines under the American Civil Government. He was Chief Justice from 1901 until his retirement on April 12, 1920, making him the longest serving Chief Justice. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cayetano Arellano"
Colegio de San Juan de Letran (CSJL) (also as San Juan de Letran College (SJLC), Letran College (LC) or simply Letran), was founded in 1620. Letran is a private Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located in Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. ...more on Wikipedia about "Colegio de San Juan de Letran"
Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy ( March 22, 1869— February 6, 1964) was a Filipino general, politician, and independence leader. He played an instrumental role in Philippine Revolution against Spain, as well as the Philippine-American War in opposition to American occupation. ...more on Wikipedia about "Emilio Aguinaldo"
Fernando Lopez ( April 13, 1904— May 26, 1993) was a Filipino statesman and a Nacionalista. A member of the influential Lopez Family of Iloilo, Fernando Lopez served as Vice President for three terms, under President Elpidio Quirino ( 1949— 1953) and Ferdinand Marcos ( 1965— 1969 and 1969— 1972). ...more on Wikipedia about "Fernando Lopez"
Francisco Balagtas ( April 2, 1788— February 20, 1862), christened Francisco Baltazar, was a prominent Filipino poet, and is widely considered as the tagalog equivalent of William Shakespeare for his impact on Filipino literature. The famous epic, Florante at Laura, is regarded as his defining work. ...more on Wikipedia about "Francisco Balagtas"
Gregorio Labayan Aglipay was born on May 8, 1860 in Batac, Ilocos Norte, an orphan who grew up in the tobacco fields in the last volatile decades of the Spanish occupation of the Philippines. He bore deep grievances against the Spanish, stemming from abuses within the agricultural system and the radical ecclesiastical reforms he championed. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gregorio Aglipay"
José Apolonio Burgos was a Spanish-Filipino priest, part of the Gomburza trio who were falsely accused of mutiny by the Spanish colonial authorities in the Philippines in the 19th century. He was placed in a mock trial and summarily executed in Manila along with two other clergymen. ...more on Wikipedia about "José Burgos"
José Maria Sison, born February 8 1939 in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, is a writer, intellectual, and the founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines. Since August 2002, he is classified as a "person supporting terrorism" by both the US, EU and other major Western countries. In the Philippines, he is haunted by accusation of initiating the bloodiest political purges of fellow CPP members for his suspicion that the main leftist party has been infiltrated by government agents. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jose Maria Sison"
José Paciano Laurel y García ( March 9, 1891 - November 6, 1959) was the president of the Japanese-sponsored Republic of the Philippines from 1943 to 1945. ...more on Wikipedia about "José P. Laurel"
Luis Singson is a Governor of the province Ilocos Sur in the Philippines, noted for his roles in Philippine political crises. ...more on Wikipedia about "Luis Singson"
Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina ( August 19, 1878 – August 1, 1944) was the first president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines. He is considered the second President of the Philippines, after Emilio Aguinaldo (whose administration did not receive international recognition at the time and is not considered the first president by the United States). ...more on Wikipedia about "Manuel L. Quezon"
Marcelo H. del Pilar ( August 30, 1850— July 4, 1896) was a celebrated figure in the Philippine Revolution and a leading propagandist for reforms in the Philippines. Popularly known as Plaridel, he was the editor and co-publisher of La Solidaridad. He tried to marshal the nationalist sentiment of the enlightened Filipino ilustrados, or bourgeoisie, against Spanish imperialism. ...more on Wikipedia about "Marcelo H. del Pilar"
Avelino "Samboy" Lim was an iconic basketball player of the Philippine Basketball Association, who, as a forward/shooting guard, distinguished himself with Magic Johnson-like ball handling skills and Julius "Ervingesque" leaping and dunking abilities, he is best remembered as a player who would leap towards the basket, switch the ball from one hand to the other while in mid-air, and finish off with a dunk! ...more on Wikipedia about "Samboy Lim"
Sergio Osmeña ( September 9, 1878— October 19, 1961) was the second President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines. He was Vice President under Manuel L. Quezon, and rose to the presidency upon Quezon's death in 1944. He was a founder of Nacionalista Party. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sergio Osmeña"
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