He was babaylan (native priest) in Bohol during the early years or Spanish occupation.

In 1621, he led a revolt against the colonial government so he could restore their precolonial religion.

Date of Birth: unrecorded
Place of Birth: Bohol
Date of Death: unrecorded

Values Exhibited:
  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.)


In 1900, he joined Sergio Osmeña, Sr. and Rafael Palma in founding the nationalistic newspaper El Nuevo Dia. This newspaper actively advocated for independence from the United States.

He helped Palma edit another nationalistic newspaper, El Renacimentento.

He became the first director of the Institute of National Language (now the komisyon ng mga Wika sa Pilipinas.)

Date of Birth: November 4, 1873
Place of Birth: Tanauan
Date of Death: March 7, 1963

Values Exhibited:

Learning Message:

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

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