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7 more ‘heroes’ added to ‘Bantayog ng mga Bayani’ wall


Seven new names of people who risked their lives in the struggle against the Marcos dictatorship have been added to the Wall of Remembrance at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City.

The names of Edgar C. Ang Sinco (1952-1971), Alfredo C. Cesar Jr. (1948-1982), Ruth E. Dueñas (1959-1983), Erasto L. Librado (1947-1992), James M. Orbe (1950-1974), Baltazar A. Pinguel (1949-2017), and Nestor L. Principe (1945-1973) are to be unveiled in a ceremony on Friday as the country commemorated the 155th birth anniversary of revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio.

This year’s tribute to brave individuals who fought the authoritarian rule of former President Ferdinand Marcos bring the names on the Bantayog's wall to 305.

According to Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation executive director Ma. Cristina Rodriguez, the names were engraved after a year’s worth of research, investigation and screenings on a long list of nominees.

“We do this every year because it’s our way of putting a human face on the sacrifices that the people before us — those who gave their lives, their talent, they gave up careers, sacrificed families, so that they could respond to the call at that time by their people or their country, that it needed defense against dictatorship, to defend justice and truth,” Rodriguez said. — MDM, GMA News