Rizal, Bonifacio, Ninoy most identified Filipino heroes, Search is on for 'modern-day' Jose Rizal

     Dr. Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, and Sen. Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. are the top three people considered by Filipinos as "genuine" heroes, a survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) revealed.      The SWS survey, released Friday, was conducted from March 4 to 7, 2011.
     Respondents were asked the question, "Sino-sino po ang mga taong kinikilala ninyong tunay na bayaning Pilipino? Maaari po kayong magbanggit ng hanggang limang tao. [ Who are the persons whom you consider a genuine Filipino hero? You can name at up to five persons.]"
     No list of names were provided to the respondents, the SWS said.

The top 3 responses were:
  • Jose Rizal (75%)
  • Andres Bonifacio (34%)
  • Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. (20%)
They were followed by:
  • Cory Aquino (14%)
  • Apolinario Mabini (14%)
  • Emilio Aguinaldo (11%)
  • Ferdinand Marcos (5.1%)
  • Ramon Magsaysay (4.3%)
  • Manuel L. Quezon (3.8%)
  • Lapu Lapu (3.7%)
Other names that came up were:
  • Melchora Aquino (3.2%),
  • Marcelo H. Del Pilar (3.0%),
  • Noynoy Aquino (2.9%),
  • Emilio Jacinto (2.8%),
  • Manny Pacquiao (2.6%),
  • Gabriela Silang (2.6%),
  • Gregorio Del Pilar (2.2%),
  • Juan Luna (1.9%),
  • Manuel Roxas (1.8%),
  • Joseph Estrada (1.8%),
  • Diosdado Macapagal (1.6%), and
  • Fernando Poe Jr. (1.6%).
     Rizal was named by a majority of Filipinos across geographic areas and social classes, while Bonifacio and Ninoy consistently followed.


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Search is on for 'modern-day' Jose Rizal

"Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan."

     Five groups certainly took Jose Rizal's famous statement to heart as they launched a search for 35 young Filipinos who can "commit their lives" to the ideals of the country's national hero.
     Called Makabagong Rizal: Pag-asa ng Bayan (Modern-day Rizal: Hope of Our Nation), it marks the celebration of Rizal's 150th birthday on June 19, 2011.
     National and local institutions such as the Regional Development Councils, Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Philippine Sports Commission, among others, are invited to nominate students from the following groups until April 30:
  • elementary grades 3 to 6
  • first year to fourth year high school
  • tertiary or vocational technical program
  • out-of-school youth enrolled in short term courses
     "The nominees must excel in their areas of interest and skills represented by [Dr. Howard] Gardner's multiple intelligence in the linguistic, logical-mathematical, visual-spatial, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal and intrapersonal and naturalistic intelligence," CCP said in a statement.
     The selected 35 youth leaders will be sworn in at the CCP on June 17, 2 days before Rizal's birthday.
The event is organized by the Philippine Center for Gifted Education (PCGE) in cooperation with the National Historical Commission (NHC), the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and Tanghalang Pilipino (TP).

 

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