Rappler's latest stories on heroes
(UPDATED) Chinese President Xi Jinping praises Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte 'for taking on Jose Rizal's mantle'
The Team Lakay standout dethrones Yoshitaka Naito via unanimous decision in a rematch of their 2016 title contest
The controversial sale has raised a lot of questions
The flag is among several historical pieces that were sold during the Leon Gallery’s Magnificent Seven Auction
'Watch it because we are all Goyos in a way: young, foolish, idealistic, uncertain, selfish, imperfect, vain, and incompetent'
(2nd UPDATE) Vice President Leni Robredo and some lawmakers on how it is to be modern-day heroes amid threats to the nation's values
Soldiers who fought for Marawi City, cops implementing anti-drug operations, OFWs, and teachers get special mention in President Rodrigo Duterte's National Heroes Day speech
The Japanese comic book on the Philippines' national hero is a first in many ways for its artist, writer, and publisher
The second volume focuses on the national hero's mother and how she struggled after her wrongful arrest
Admiring Rizal without understanding him is a kind of empty nationalism and blind devotion
At 4 pm Manila time on Tuesday, June 19, the first of the 4-volume Japanese-style comics about the Philippine national hero will be available online for free
'Huwag mo ako interview-hin. Baka umiyak ako.' The Philippine military unveils a 'Heroes Wall' inside Marawi camp.
Technical Sergeant Claudio Forrosuelo died fighting the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Maguindanao in 2000
'The Rock' finds himself inside a new fighting space, but comes out with a win just the same
Fellow Team Lakay stalwarts Honorio Banario, Gina Iniong also emerge victorious
The new action cam is priced at $199, which is $100 cheaper than the next higher model, the GoPro Hero5
To prevent crimes, the PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa wants policemen to carry their guns at all times, even when they are off-duty and in civilian clothes
Cesar Montano says the Tourism Promotions Board commits to produce one big historical film a year, and that his ultimate dream is to cast a 'Hollywood actor' in a project
The movie is set to hit cinemas in July
Geje 'The Gravity' Eustaquio avenges a heartbreaker of a loss last September in Jakarta to The Kazakh
The other two finalists were the Fierce Colts and Wild Horses
The Philippine Medal of Valor is the country’s highest military honor for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty
Marawi hero Army Captain Rommel Sandoval is the latest recipient of Medal of Valor. He is only the 41st to receive the award since 1935.
(UPDATED) The late Captain Rommel Sandoval, 38, died to save one of his soldiers in the Marawi siege
Efren Peñaflorida is the man hailed CNN Hero of the Year in 2009 for his efforts to educate kids in Metro Manila's slums
Quest of Heroes made history fun for millennial barkadas
'On this day, let us choose to remember not the burial but the people who rose to the call: protesters who showed a strong sense of hope, pride, and solidarity,' say minority senators a year after dictator Ferdinand Marcos was given a hero's burial
Gregorio Mainar has been taking care of his kid brother, Ondoy, since he was born. Now, as Ondoy lies in a coma, Gregorio and his family prepare to take care of him for the rest of his life.
Inspector Edwin Placido was among the first to sacrifice his life to defend Marawi from local terrorists. His remains were only recovered on September 15, and identified through the nameplate attached to the policeman's uniform.
The Philippine leader tells soldiers who lost their limbs that they should aspire to be like South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, the first double-leg amputee to compete in Olympic track events
The Philippine Marine Corps also celebrates the living heroes who led its operations not only in Marawi but in other conflict areas in the country
The Philippine President brings along top commanders who served in Marawi 'for a respite'
'Captain Sandoval left behind a wife who was anxiously waiting for a long overdue vacation abroad with her husband. She will instead stand vigil at the cemetery.'
The Marines fought fiercely to clear 3 critical bridges in the Marawi battle area, while the fleet patrolled Lake Lanao to make sure enemies could not escape and reinforcements were not able to go in
'Because of the fight for peace, they sacrificed their lives,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
San Miguel Corporation's Ramon Ang says this is the least the conglomerate can do for the 165 soldiers and policemen who died fighting terrorists in Marawi City
Part 2: Experience firsthand the living conditions of the evacuees. Listen to their pain and their worries. Witness the cost of the war through the first-ever, virtual-reality war documentary on the city and surrounding towns.
The Philippine National Police Special Action Force's return was celebrated with a Heroes' Welcome Ceremony
(UPDATED) Part 1: Experience firsthand what has been left by the battles in Marawi, and the challenges faced by the Philippine military through the region's first-ever, virtual-reality war documentary
This page puts together Rappler's reports on the longest and bloodiest Philippine military operation since World War II
Brothers Romeo and Rojero Rayco – both with the rank of Private First Class – fought in Marawi City, but only one of them comes home alive
'Your accomplishments is the proof of the combat expertise and excellence of the Jungle Fighters wherever we may be deployed in country,' says 2nd Infantry Division Commander Major General Rhoderick Parayno
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
The new cameras arrive as GoPro faces intense pressure from low-cost competition in the mini-camera market
The directive, which also covers public schools, is meant 'to strengthen the people's nationalism'
Company Commander Rommel Sandoval could not bear seeing any of his men wounded. For this, he paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The cosplayers are releasing a photo series on the 45th anniversary of Martial Law
Police and soldiers who were killed in action in the months long conflict in Marawi City are among the Order of Lapu Lapu Kalasag awardees
While there are no laws that officially proclaim a Filipino a national hero there are criteria that determine how a historical figure qualifies as a national hero