Top Filipino Heroes and their favorite food

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PinoyGrats lists the top Filipino Heroes and their favorite food. List includes Andres Bonifacio (Litson Manok sa Saha ng Saging), Lapu-Lapu (Sinigang na Isda sa Mangga), Gregorio del Pilar (Arroz a la Cubana), Gabriela Silang (Pinakbet na Ilocano), Melchora Aquino (Tinolang Manok Tagalog), Jose Rizal (Karneng Asada), Marcelo H del Pilar (Pochero), Juan Luna (Cold Cuts), Manuel L Quezon (Jambon de Smithfield), Ninoy Aquino (Sinigang na Bangus), Marcela Agoncillo (Pork Adobo sa Dilaw), Apolinario Mabini (Bulanglang), and Emilio Aguinaldo (Salmon with Hollandaise).


Andres Bonifacio (1863-1897) Born: Tondo, Manila)
andresbonifacioLitson Manok sa Saha ng Saging (Roasted or Chicken Lechon in Banana Trunk Sap)
➢ Known as Supremo, he was the Revolutionary Leader of the Katipunan. Historically the First President of the Philippines but not recognized legally and officially.
Credits: Wikimedia Commons and ChoosePhilippines
Datu Lapu-Lapu (1491-1542) Born: Mactan, Cebu
lapulapuSinigang na Isda sa Mangga (Boiled Fish with Taro, Mango and Kangkong)
➢ Mactan Datu who led a native army to vanquish reknowned explorer Ferdinand Magellan. First Filipino to defy the Spanish colonial rule.
Credits: Wikimedia Commons and Pinterest
General Gregorio Del Pilar (1875-1899) Born: Bulacan, Bulacan
gregoriodelpilarArroz a la Cubana (Fried Rice, Tomato Sauce, Fried Egg and Fried Banana)
Kakanin (Glutinous Rice Cake Pudding with Shredded Coconut Toppings)
➢ 22 years old Katipunan Revolutionary. The Hero of the Battle of Tirad Pass
Credits: Wikimedia Commons
Gabriela Silang (1731-1763) Born: Santa, Ilocos Sur
gabrielasilangPinakbet na Ilocano (Bagnet Pork with Filipino Vegetables mix in Bagoong Fish Sauce)
➢ Revolutionary woman who fought against the Spaniards during the British occupation. Wife of another hero, Diego Silang
Credits: Wikimedia Commons and Delio Klemen Cainglit
Melchora Aquino (1812-1919) Born: Balintawak, Caloocan
melchoraaquinoTinolang Manok Tagalog (Boiled Chicken Porridge in Ginger Soup)
➢ Known as the Mother of the Katipunan or “”Tandang Sora””. Was the most recognized medic of wounded Katipuneros.
Credits: Wikimedia Commons and TravellingFeet
Jose Rizal (1861-1896) Born: Calamba, Laguna
joserizalKarneng Asada (Beefsteak with Sauce)
Tinolang Manok sa Kalabasa (sometimes Sayote)
Minatamis na Santol (Sweetened Santol)
➢ National Hero of the Philippines. Formed the Liga Filipina, the basis of the Philippine Revolution and wrote novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. Martyred in Bagumbayan via a firing squad.
Credits: Pinterest and Wikimedia Commons
Marcelo H. Del Pilar (1850-1896) Born: Bulacan, Bulacan
marcelohdelpilarPochero (Beef and Pork Stew in Tomato, Banana and Potatoes)
➢ One of the main Ilustrados and proponent of the La Liga Filipina. He wrote for the La Soidaridad.
Credits: Wikimedia Commons and Kusina101
Juan Luna (1857-1899) Born: Badoc, Ilocos Norte
juanlunaSoup, Cold Cuts, Asparagus, Strawberries
Averna (Italian Liquor)
Giffard (Blackberry Liquor)
Basi (Ilocos Sugarcane Wine)
➢ Most notable for his exploits in the Arts. His painting of the Spolarium immortalized Luna’s name in the annals of Philippine history. He was also a delegate to the United States to press for the recognition of the Philippine government.
Credits: Wikimedia Commons
Manuel Quezon (1878-1944) Born: Baler, Aurora
manuelquezonJambon de Smithfield (Smithfield Cured Ham)
Supreme de Vollaile (Chicken Breasts in Lemon, Salt and Pepper)
➢ Second President of Philippines. Hailed as the Father of the Filipino language. He was the leader of the nation in the time of Japanese occupation and during the liberation.
Credits: Wikimedia Commons and ElPortalDelChacinado
Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino Jr. (1932-1983) Born: Concepcion, Tarlac
ninoyaquinoSinigang na Bangus (Boiled Milkfish with Tamarind and Kangkong)
➢ The Senator who defied Martial Law and its dictator President Ferdinand Marcos. He was martyred and assassinated in 1983 at the tarmac of Manila International Airport.
Credits: Wikimedia Commons and Knorr.com.ph
Marcela Agoncillo (1860-1946) Born: Taal, Batangas
marcelaagoncilloPork Adobo sa Dilaw (Long-cooked Adobo without Soy Sauce but Ginger instead)
➢ Said to have sewn the Philippine national flag in only five (5) days.
Credits: Wikimedia Commons
Apolinario Mabini (1864-1903) Born: Tanauan, Batangas
apolinariomabiniBulanglang (Vegetable staple composed of assorted veggies with no strict ingredients)
➢ Known as the Brains of the Philippine Revolution and also as the Sublime Paralytic.
Credits: Wikimedia Commons and PinoyCook
Emilio Aguinaldo (1869-1964) Born: Kawit, Cavite
emilioaguinaldoSaumon Hollandaise (Salmon with Hollandaise)
Nilagang Manok na Puti (with Asparagus)
Sardines Aux Tomates (Sardines in Tomatoes)
Voi au vent ala Financiare (Puff Pastry with Beef, Lengua, and Mushrooms in red wine)
➢ Declared first Filipino President and was the leader of the Magdalo faction of the Katipunan. Thought to have had a hand in the betrayal of heroes Andres Bonifacio and General Antonio Luna
Credits: Wikimedia Commons and andrewzimmern.com
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