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filipinos understand what “heroism” is in 9 out of 10, fails in 1

April 10, 2011 Leave a comment

SWS Survey Results : Mga Tunay Na Pilipinong Bayani (True Filipino Heros)

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SWS survey detail

8 April 2011

First Quarter 2011 Social Weather Survey:
Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, and Ninoy Aquino
are top three most identified Filipino heroes

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Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, and Ninoy Aquino are the top three most mentioned persons considered to be genuine Filipino heroes, according to the First Quarter 2011 Social Weather Survey, conducted from March 4-7, 2011.

The survey question was, “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.”]

To that, 75% named Jose Rizal, 34% named Andres Bonifacio, and 20% named Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. [Table 1].

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%), and Lapu-Lapu (3.7%).

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get in touch with NHI Chair Ambeth Ocampo on Jose Rizal’s house painted green

June 19, 2009 5 comments

jose rizals' house painted green. scanned from PDI photo.

jose rizals' house painted green. scanned from PDI photo.

these are the comments printed in that news article. we agree completely with the comments. all filipinos should speak up and get the NHI to bring back the glory to jose rizal’s house.

“The house symbolizes Rizal and [the paint job] is an insult to his memory,” she said.

“That’s all we have here in Calamba, and we’ve lost our symbol,” Lazaro said in expressing worry over losing the city’s main historical and tourist attraction.

“It’s embarrassing,” she said. “We are having a hard time explaining to [guests] why it is green.”

Lazaro said it was different in the pre-green days: “Children would turn quiet upon entering the house. There was a certain ambiance and romance, it being an old house.”

She said this was contrary to a reaction from another recent guest who referred to the shrine as “a toy house.”

Another resident said Rizal’s house now looked “like a cake.” Lazaro said teachers on a tour of Calamba were “angry that they lost credibility before their students” in showing the national hero’s supposed representation of home.

NHI Chair Ambeth Ocampoget in touch with NHI Chair Ambeth Ocampo:

  • NHI Telephone Number: 525-7695 (Melanie is secretary; Troy is assistant to the secretary)
  • email: aocampo@ateneo.edu
  • Ateneo De Manila University: 426-6001 ext, 5240 or 5241
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