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Philippine revolutionary heroes get their own trading cards

August 26, 2014 8:58pm
Instead of collecting trading cards of sports figures, why not collect those depicting Philippine heroes?
Malacañang has come up with a novel series of trading cards featuring commanders of the Philippine Revolution, in time for last Monday's National Heroes Day.
Users may visit the Malacañang website and click on the trading cards, to enlarge them for printing and folding.
What's more, the Palace said these trading cards may also be used as educational guides.
Featured in this series are:
  • Gen. Antonio Luna
  • Gen. Macario Sakay
  • Gen. Artemio Ricarte
  • Maj. Manuel Quezon
  • Gen. Baldomero Aguinaldo
  • Gen. Manuel Tinio
  • Gen. Edilberto Evangelista
  • Gen. Mariano Trias
  • Gen. Emiliano Riego de Dios
  • Gen. Miguel Malvar
  • Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Gen. Pantaleon Garcia
  • Gen. Gregorio del Pilar
  • Gen. Pio del Pilar
  • Gen. Jose Ignacio Pama
  • Gen. Santiago Alvarez
  • Gen. Isidro Torres
  • Gen. Tomas Mascardo
  • Gen. Juan Cailles
  • Gen. Venancio Concepcion
  • Gen. Leandro Fullon
  • Gen. Vicente Lukban
  • Gen. Licerio Geronimo
  • Gen. Vito Belarmino
Each card features an image of the general at the front, and data such as battles fought and a brief descriptions at the back.
The celebration of National Heroes Day was first signed into law through Act No. 3827 on October 28, 1931. The Act declared the last Sunday of August an official national holiday.
President Corazon Aquino’s Administrative Code of 1987 set National Heroes Day as a regular holiday on the last Sunday of August.
In July 2007, President Gloria Arroyo signed into law Republic Act No. 9492, which set National Heroes Day on the last Monday of August. Joel Locsin/TJD, GMA News
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