He was a biographer, bibliographer, historian, and journalist.

He wrote for Diario de Manila. His first book, Manual de Empleado (Employee's Manual) was published in 1891.

His accounts about various aspects of Philippine history were contained in such books as Historia Municipal de Filipinas and Diccionario Tecnico-Historico de la Administracion de Filipinas.

Among his significant works are Historia de las Revoluciones Filipinas, El General Antonio Luna Novicio-Manila, Historia de la Instruccion Publica en Filipinas, and Reseña Historia de la Provincia de Leyte-Manila.

Date of Birth: October 15, 1866
Place of Birth: Tacloban, Leyte
Date of Death: April 2, 1925

Values Exhibited:
  Love of learning

Learning Message:

Makapaglilingkod tayo sa bayan sa iba't-ibang paraan. (We can serve our country can be shown in a number of ways.)

Ang pagmamahal sa bayan ay maipamamalas sa iba't-ibang paraan. (Love of country can be shown in a number of ways.)


He was a young chieftain of Limasawa at the time of Miguel Lopez de Legaspi's arrival in Leyte. He was converted of the Catholic faith.

As a old datu, in 1622, he led a revolt against the the Spanish colonial government. He protested against the payment of excessive tribute to the Spanish government.

When the resistance was over, the Spanish found the dead body of Bangkaw pierced with a lance. They then cut off his head, impaled it on a stake, and publicly displayed it as a warning to all would-be rebels.

Date of Birth: unrecorded
Place of Birth: Limasawa, Southern Leyte
Date of Death: 1622

Values Exhibited:
  Love and respect for others
  Valuing the dignity of personhood

Learning Message:

Ang pagmamalasakit sa kapakanan ng kapuwa ay katumbas na rin ng pagmamahal sa sarili at sa Lumikha. (Concern for others is like love for one's self and love of God.)

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