President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has directed all government agencies and educational institutions to display photos, paintings, or other visual representations of Philippine heroes, instead of elected or appointed government officials.
Memorandum Circular No. 25 (see below) ordering such directive was signed last September 15, 2017 by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea by authority of the President.
Fourteen (14) heroes were selected by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) as follows: Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Aguinaldo, Apolinario Mabini, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Juan Luna, Melchora Aquino, Gabriela Silang, Lapu-Lapu, Father Jose Burgos, Father Mariano Gomes, Father Jacinto Zamora, Emilio Jacinto, and Jose Abad Santos.
Read MC No. 25 below.
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