Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Filipino Heroes & Artists

Listed below are the names of Filipinos who are considered the country's heroes and known artists. Other prominent Filipinos are listed in Filipino Who's Who List.

Bonifacio Abdon - father of modern kundiman

Nicanor Abelardo - master of kundiman

Napoleon Abueva - father of modern Philippine sculpture

Avelino Galang Adriano - dean of furniture makers

Macario Adriatico - father of Manila charter

Faustino Aguilar - Alexander Dumas of the Philippines

Emilio Aguinaldo - first Philippine president

Arturo Alcaraz - father of geothermal energy development

Dalisay Aldaba - great little butterfly from the Philippines

Benjamin Almeda - father of Filipino inventors

Fernando Amorsolo - grand old man of Philippine art

Pablo Antonio - renaissance man

Cecilio Apostol - prince of poets in Spanish

Francisca Reyes Aquino - folk dance pioneer

Melchora Aquino - grand old woman of revolution

Francisco Arcellana - an artist of a very monster

Nora Aunor - superstar

Lamberto Avellana - boy wonder of Philippine movies

Natalio Bacalso - king of Visayan writers

Francisco dela Cruz Balagtas - father of Philippine literature

Jose Bautista - giant of Philippine Journalism

Ishmael Bernal - the genius of Philippine cinema

Andres Bonifacio - the great plebeian

Pedro Bukaneg - father of Ilocano Poetry

Felipe Calderon - author of the Malolos Constitution

Patronicio Tagamora de Carvajal - dean of stars in Philippine theater

Modesto Castro - prince of Tagalog prose

Narciso Claveria - count of Manila

Levi Celerio - poet of Philippine music

Pilita Corales - Asia's queen of songs

Gregoria de Jesus - Lakambini

Jose Corazon de Jesus - father of Balagtasan

Sharon Cuneta - megastar

Atang dela Rama - the once and future star

Felipe de Leon - nationalist composer

Gerardo de Leon - master filmmaker

Narcisa de Leon - grand old woman of Philippine movies

Isabelo delos Reyes - father of Philippine labor movement

Gregorio del Pilar - hero of Tirad Pass

Marcelo del Pilar - father of Philipppine Journalism

Bert del Rosario - father of Tagalog short stories

Nieves Baens del Rosario - champion of the workingman

Geminiano de Ocampo - father of modern ophthalmology in the Philippines

Jose Drillon - father of Philippine agribusiness

Victor Edades - father of modern Philippine painting

Josefa Llanes Escoda - Florence Nightingale of the Philippines

Alberto Feliciano - Dr. Filipino

Julian Felipe - father of national anthem

Juan Flores - dean of Filipino woodcarvers

Germie Fontilla - queen of chess

Jovita Fuentes - the Philippines' prima donna

Eugenio Juan Gonzales - father of Philippine condominiums

Leonor Orosa Goquingco - mother of Philippine theater dance

Fernando Ma. Guerrero - prince of Filipino lyric poets in Spanish

Leon Ma. Guerrero - father of Philippine botany

Luis Guerrero - dean of medicine in the Philippines

Wilfredo Ma. Guerrero - pioneer of outreach theater

Laureano Guevarra - father of Marikina shoe industry

Amando Hernandez - poet for the common man

Guillermo Hernandez - dean of Filipino sportscasters

Jose Hernandez - dean of Filipino diplomats

Graciano Lopez Jaena - prince of Filipino orators

Emilio Jacinto - brain of the Katipunan

Nick Joaquin - megabuck writer

Maximo Kalaw - father of political science in the Philippines

Lucrecia Kasilag - tita king

Amparo Lardizabal - teacher of teachers

Trinidad Legarda - mother of the symphony movement in the Philippines

Cesar Legaspi - trailblazer of modern Philippine art

Leandro Locsin - a poet of space

Jose Luna - official physician of the revolution

Apolinario Mabini - the sublime paralytic

Joce Maceda - the ethnomusicologist

Vicente Madrigal - charcoal king

Teresa Magbanua - Visayan Joan of Arc

Ramon Magsaysay - champion of the masses

Francisco Makabuhos - liberator of Tarlac

Jose Malcampo - count of Mindanao

Anastacio Mamaril - trumpet king of the Philippines

Jose "Pitoy" Moreno - dean of Filipino couturiers

Juak Nakpil - pioneer in Philippine architecture

Jose Nepomuceno - father of Filipino movies

Hernando Ocampo - radical modernist

Sergio Osmena Sr. - architect of Filipino nationalism

Jose Palma - poet soldier

Rafael Palma - apostle of Filipinism

Jose Ma. Panganiban - avenger of Filipino honor

Valeriano Hernandez Pena - father of modern Tagalog novels

Leon Pichay - king of Ilocano poets

Fernando Poe Jr. - king of action films

Manuel Quezon - father of Philippine national language

Carlos Quirino - man for all seasons

Dolphy Quizon - king of comedy films

Claro M. Recto - Paladin of Philippine nationalism

Bobby Regiono - banjo king

Jose Rizal - pride of the Malay race

Alejandro Roces Sr. - exponent of modern Journalism

Lolita Rodriquez - first lady of Philippine movies

Carlos P. Romulo - hero of the republic

Tessie Rumarao - queen of hula-hoop

Lucio San Pedro - creative nationalist

Francisco Santiago - father of nationalism in Philippine music

Lope K. Santos - laureate of Tagalog literature

Vilma Santos - star for all seasons

Gloria Sevilla - queen of Visayan movies

Diego Silang - liberator of the Ilocos

Gabriela Silang - Joan of Arc of Ilocandia

Trinidad Perez Tecson - mother of Philippine Red Cross

Rolando Tinio - creative genius

Guillermo Tolentino - father of Philippine arts

Lina Flor Trinidad - dean of Filipino soap operas

Lucrecia Reyes Urtula - the woman behind Bayanihan Dance Co.

Teodoro Valencia - dean of columnists

Luis Rodriguez Varela - the first Filipino

Jose Gacia Villa - international poet

Gliceria Marella Villavicencio - godmother of revolution

Flavio Zaragoza - poet laureate in Ilongo literature

The following are information from Txtmania. For sources and more accurate and detailed information, you may visit their website at http://www.txtmania.com/

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