6 Little Pinoy Heroes Every Filipino Should Know About

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posted on: Monday, December 16, 2013
Kevin Maglinte
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Usually when we create a listicle we make sure that the list would count to ten. However, every rule has an exception. One of these exceptions is this listicle that’s so epic it doesn’t need to reach ten to be posted.

Heroes take on different shapes and sizes. These kids are heroic on their own rights who deserve respect and recognition. Their stories of integrity and courage happened years ago.

Let’s remember who they are and what they have done!

1. John Kennedy Alano, Jr.

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Who is he?

Born on December 9, 1995, John Kennedy Jr. is the second eldest child of John Kennedy and Yolanda Alano Kennedy.

What happened?

It was on June 21, 2006 when the incident happened – a fire broke out inside John’s room where he and his siblings were sleeping. When he realized what was happening he bravely carried his four sibling to safety. He was recognized for his bravery and the Bureau of Fire Protection gave him a Certificate of Recognition.

2. Chrisanta Seboc

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Who is she?

Chrisanta was an average four-year old girl from St. Teresa, Jordan, Guimaras.

What happened?

On July 5, 1996, her parents were at work and she was left at hometo take care of her three younger siblings – Marianne, 3; Emerson, almost two; and five-month old Joyjoy.

Noontime, her older brother went home to grab some snacks. Chrisanta saw him lit a cartoon. She didn’t bother and continued playing with her siblings.  Few minutes past, a fire broke. Desperate, Chrisanta  covered the fire with a rug but it wasn’t enough to control the fire. Realizing that the fire will spread, she rushed to his brother Emerson and splashed a water to wake him up, then carried him and dropped him outside. She then rushed to save Marianne but she was too heavy and her back was on fire. Chrisanta decided to drop her and proceeded to roll her to safety. She then rushed to save Joyjoy, the five -month old sibling, but a neighbor stopped her since the house was completely engulfed with fire. Chrisanta could only watch and listen to the cry of her younger sibling.

Her bravery gave here a Plaque of Recognition from the Office of Civil Defense during the National Disaster Week Celebration, conferred by President Ramos. But no matter how high the honor she received, nothing could replace the loss and horror she has been through. To think she was still four years old at that time.

3. Rona Mahilum

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Who is she?

Rona was a ten-year old girl and the fourth child of Rolando and Nenita Mahilum.

What happened?

Rona was left at home alone to take care of her five siblings. Her parents and two older siblings went to another village to sell drinks for the fiesta. It was midnight when fire broke out – a kerosene lamp was knocked down by a cat behind. Rona woke up and hurriedly carried her sibling to safety. She then put out the fire and saved the half part of their house. She sustained third degree burn and lost her hair because of the incident.

4. Sajid Bulig

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Who is he?

He was just an ordinary twelve old boy, but truly a hero.

What happen?

This story is quite different from the previous ones. In fact, this one happened on a river on July 1993 when an overloaded pagoda was carrying more than 200 people. As a result, the pagoda collapsed. Some two hundred persons were drowned, but it could have been more if it wasn’t for the bravery of Sajid. He repeatedly swam back and forth to save other chiildren. Sajid’s heroic deed was tragic because he died in the process.

5. Enteng Tagle

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Who is he?

He was a 10-year-old boy from Payatas, Quezon City.

What happened?

Payatas is a known dump site in Manila with its mountain of garbage. On July 12, 2000, the mountain of garbage collapsed, burying hundreds of people. Enteng rushed in and saved his one-year old brother and his eight-year old playmate. His heroic act was cited in the September 2000 issue of Reader’s Digest.

6. Aris Canoy Espinosa

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Who is he?

He was a 13-year-old boy scout from Lanao del Norte.

What happen?

On January 30, 1994, a couple of boys played with a hand grenade. One boy accidentally dropped the grenade near the other kids. Aris immediately jumped and covered the grenade with his own body. The impact of the exploding grenade caused his untimely death, but saved the others. Aris was awarded the Gold Medal of Honour by the National Court of Honour of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines.

How are you feeling now after learning the inspiring stories of these young Pinoy heroes?

 

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