Rappler sent out a call for #TapatAko heroes – and many responded with heartfelt captions and tweets about their personal, real-life heroes.
Now, we highlight some of the more remarkable entries. They were handpicked because they exemplify the real meaning of katapatan. Whatever their profession or advocacy was, these individuals stayed true to their calling, making the most of any situation and pursuing every single deed with passion and integrity.
We are celebrating their stories alongside key historical figures for National Heroes’ Day. However, we should go beyond honoring them for a holiday. Take cues from their actions and be encouraged to follow suit. Consider this as a challenge: that you may also be able to say “Tapat Ako” in your own vocation.