BRP Apollo Tiano – named after a Cagayanon hero

Did you know that Philippine Navy vessel BRP Apollo Tiano is named after a Cagayanon hero? Many of us today do not know who he is but Apollo Tiano is one of the heroic Tiano Brothers and a very long street is named after them.

Apollo Tiano was a high school senior at the Misamis Oriental High School when World War II broke out. In 1942, he joined the guerilla movement just like his older brother, Ronaldo and other brother, Uriel and Jaime.

2Lt. Apollo Tiano

On June 21, 1952, Lt. Apollo at age 29 met his death in Chorwogon, Korea. He was buried in a place that is now a part of North Korea.

Camp Tiano – Home of the Bloodhounds


Brig. Gen. Jesus Vargas, then Vice Chief of Staff of the Army as he unveiled the marker at Camp Tiano, Simpo-RI, Korea, as Gen Aguirre looks on.

For his gallantry, he was posthumously awarded the Gold Cross Medal and his name is among those written on a big memorial for those who died in that war in Korea.

Here are photos of BRP Apollo Tiano. SOURCE

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  1. cs luis says:

    Just wondering why Tiano’s body was not brought here to the Philippines to be buried. A hero like him should have been buried here in his native land. 

  2. RSC-MCKOY says:

    I appeal to the authoroties to bring home the Hero back home, back to where his childhood memories and dreams of becoming a soldier were molded, back to the city where he belong and where he could finally laid to rest…

  3. MH. Olesco says:

    Its not enough to honor his name. The body should also be buried among the Pilipino heroes in Libingan ng mga Bayani
    where Mr. Tiano belongs.

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