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.
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.
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