Nicolas Capistrano, Apolinar Velez, Vicente Roa and Apolinario Pabayo – local heroes whose names are synonymous with Cagayan de Oro but are virtually unknown in the national scope.

However, things could change if House Bill 2508 authored by Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez and Abamin Rep. Maximo Rodriguez is passed by Congress which would declare them as National Heroes who led the revolution against Spain and the United States in Mindanao.

Read more HERE.

photo of Col. Apolinar Velez Statue  by Noel Autor 

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