Filipino Heroes Memorial


Erected in 1987, the Filipino Heroes Memorial is amongst the latest landmarks in Corregidor which honors the courage of Filipino heroes in their struggle for Philippine sovereignty. It features 14 murals which portray diverse scenes in Philippine history – starting from the Battle of Mactan in 1521 until the first People Power in 1986. The complex was designed by Francisco Manosa and the murals and statue of a Filipino guerrilla were sculpted by Manuel Casal.

The Filipino Heroes Memorial is located in the Tail End of the island in a 6,000-square meter complex. It was inaugurated by President Fidel V. Ramos on August 28, 1992. It chronicles the following revolutionary moments from the archives of Philippine history: Battle of Mactan, Datu Sirongan and Sultan Kudarat in Mindanao, Bankao’s Apostasy in Leyte, Sumuroy Rebellion, Andres Malong of The Murals Pangansinan, Dagohoy Revolt, Palaris Revolt in Pangasinan, Diego and Gabriela Silang in Ilocos, Hermano Pule Revolt, Philippine Revolution, Filipino-American War, World War II, Guerilla Movement and Edsa Revolution.

At Filipino Heroes Memorial

At Filipino Heroes Memorial

The Filipino Heroes Memorial is “dedicated to the Filipino who knows how to die for love of freedom and liberty”. On one side of the complex, under the bronze statue of a Filipino guerrilla, is a small museum named as “Lessons of War in the 20th century”. All the paintings were made by Lideo A. Mariano. Large colored paintings, small black-and-white paintings, and miniatures of the Corregidor Island and Pacific War Memorial can be seen inside the museum.

Back of Filipino Heroes Memorial

Back of Filipino Heroes Memorial

Bouying, RC, Jim Ray, Lisa having fun

Bouying, RC, Jim Ray, Lisa having fun

Filipino Heroes Memorial

Filipino Heroes Memorial

Hat and Gun

Hat and Gun

Inside the Museum

Inside the Museum

Jim Ray, Lisa, RC & Bouying at the Murals

Jim Ray, Lisa, RC & Bouying at the Murals

Kalachuchi

Kalachuchi

Murals - Left Side

Murals - Left Side

Murals - Right Side

Murals - Right Side

RC, Bouying, Lisa & Mark

RC, Bouying, Lisa & Mark

Some of the paintings

Some of the paintings

View of Manila Bay from Filipino Heroes Memorial

View of Manila Bay from Filipino Heroes Memorial

Filipino Guerrilla

Filipino Guerrilla


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