National Heroes Day 2017 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on National Heroes Day 2017

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Duterte confers honors on Marawi heroes

Aug 28, 2017 - 12:35 PM

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

President Rodrigo Duterte pays tribute to fallen soldiers during the observance of the National Heroes Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers in Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City on Monday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

FAST FACTS: What makes a Filipino historical figure a national hero?

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:02 AM

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

HEROES. Filipinos who have a concept of nation and fight for the nation's freedom may be considered heroes, according to criteria set by the National Heroes Commission. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP