Filipino Heroes and Artists in the Philippines

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Filipino Heroes & Artists

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Bonifacio Abdon - father of modern kundiman
Nicanor Abelardo - master of kundiman
Napoleon Abueva - father of modern Philippine sculpture
Avelino Galang Adriano - dean of furniture makers
Macario Adriatico - father of Manila charter
Faustino Aguilar - Alexander Dumas of the Philippines 
Emilio Aguinaldo - first Philippine president
Arturo Alcaraz - father of geothermal energy development 
Dalisay Aldaba - great little butterfly from the Philippines 
Benjamin Almeda - father of Filipino inventors 
Fernando Amorsolo - grand old man of Philippine art
Pablo Antonio - renaissance man
Cecilio Apostol - prince of poets in Spanish
Francisca Reyes Aquino - folk dance pioneer
Melchora Aquino - grand old woman of revolution
Francisco Arcellana - an artist of a very monster
Nora Aunor - superstar
Lamberto Avellana - boy wonder of Philippine movies
Natalio Bacalso - king of Visayan writers
Francisco dela Cruz Balagtas - father of Philippine literature
Jose Bautista - giant of Philippine Journalism 
Ishmael Bernal - the genius of Philippine cinema
Andres Bonifacio - the great plebian
Pedro Bukaneg - father of Ilocano Poetry 
Felipe Calderon - author of the Malolos Constitution
Patronicio Tagamora de Carvajal - dean of stars in Philippine theater 
Modesto Castro - prince of Tagalog prose
Narciso Claveria - count of Manila
Levi Celerio - poet of Philippine music
Pilita Corales - Asia's queen of songs
Gregoria de Jesus - Lakambini
Jose Corazon de Jesus - father of Balagtasan
Sharon Cuneta - megastar
Atang dela Rama - the once and future star
Felipe de Leon - nationalist composer
Gerardo de Leon - master filmmaker
Narcisa de Leon - grand old woman of Philippine movies 
Isabelo delos Reyes - father of Philippine labor movement
Gregorio del Pilar - hero of Tirad Pass
Marcelo del Pilar - father of Philipppine Journalism
Bert del Rosario - father of Tagalog short stories
Nieves Baens del Rosario - champion of the workingman
Geminiano de Ocampo - father of modern ophthalmology in the Philippines
Jose Drillon - father of Philippine agribusiness
Victor Edades - father of modern Philippine painting
Josefa Llanes Escoda - Florence Nightingale of the Philippines
Alberto Feliciano - Dr. Filipino
Julian Felipe - father of national anthem
Juan Flores - dean of Filipino woodcarvers
Germie Fontilla - queen of chess
Jovita Fuentes - the Philippines' prima donna
Eugenio Juan Gonzales - father of Philippine condominiums
Leonor Orosa Goquingco - mother of Philippine theater dance
Fernando Ma. Guerrero - prince of Filipino lyric poets in Spanish
Leon Ma. Guerrero - father of Philippine botany
Luis Guerrero - dean of medicine in the Philippines
Wilfredo Ma. Guerrero - pioneer of outreach theater
Laureano Guevarra - father of Marikina shoe industry
Amando Hernandez - poet for the common man
Guillermo Hernandez - dean of Filipino sportscasters
Jose Hernandez - dean of Filipino diplomats
Graciano Lopez Jaena - prince of Filipino orators
Emilio Jacinto - brain of the Katipunan
Nick Joaquin - megabuck writer
Maximo Kalaw - father of political science in the Philippines
Lucrecia Kasilag - tita king
Amparo Lardizabal - teacher of teachers 
Trinidad Legarda - mother of the symphony movement in the Philippines
Cesar Legaspi - trailblazer of modern Philippine art
Leandro Locsin - a poet of space
Jose Luna - official physician of the revolution
Apolinario Mabini - the sublime paralytic
Joce Maceda - the ethnomusicologist
Vicente Madrigal - charcoal king
Teresa Magbanua - Visayan Joan of Arc 
Ramon Magsaysay - champion of the masses 
Francisco Makabuhos - liberator of Tarlac
Jose Malcampo - count of Mindanao
Anastacio Mamaril - trumpet king of the Philippines
Jose "Pitoy" Moreno - dean of Filipino couturiers
Juak Nakpil - pioneer in Philippine architecture
Jose Nepomuceno - father of Filipino movies 
Hernando Ocampo - radical modernist
Sergio Osmena Sr. - architect of Filipino nationalism
Jose Palma - poet soldier 
Rafael Palma - apostle of Filipinism 
Jose Ma. Panganiban - avenger of Filipino honor 
Valeriano Hernandez Pena - father of modern Tagalog novels 
Leon Pichay - king of Ilocano poets 
Fernando Poe Jr. - king of action films
Manuel Quezon - father of Philippine national language
Carlos Quirino - man for all seasons
Dolphy Quizon - king of comedy films
Claro M. Recto - Paladin of Philippine nationalism
Bobby Regiono - banjo king
Jose Rizal - pride of the Malay race
Alejandro Roces Sr. - exponent of modern Journalism
Lolita Rodriquez - first lady of Philippine movies
Carlos P. Romulo - hero of the republic
Tessie Rumarao - queen of hula-hoop
Lucio San Pedro - creative nationalist
Francisco Santiago - father of nationalism in Philippine music
Lope K. Santos - laureate of Tagalog literature
Vilma Santos - star for all seasons
Gloria Sevilla - queen of Visayan movies
Diego Silang - liberator of the Ilocos
Gabriela Silang - Joan of Arc of Ilocandia
Trinidad Perez Tecson - mother of Philippine Red Cross
Rolando Tinio - creative genius
Guillermo Tolentino - father of Philippine arts
Lina Flor Trinidad - dean of Filipino soap operas
Lucrecia Reyes Urtula - the woman behind Bayanihan Dance Co.
Teodoro Valencia - dean of columnists
Luis Rodriguez Varela - the first Filipino
Jose Gacia Villa - international poet
Gliceria Marella Villavicencio - godmother of revolution
Flavio Zaragoza - poet laureate in Ilongo literature

Main sources of information include Julio Silverio's Diksiyunaryo ng mga Unang Pinoy.

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