Cebuanos are familiar with Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Aguinaldo and Tandang Sora. But are we familiar with our own heroes here in Cebu?
Our heroes are actually the names we find in our streets. Do we even know they are heroes? Ever wondered who Gen, Maxilom , J. Climaco, Don Pedro Cui, Leon Kilat and V. Rama are?
Arcadio Maxilom figured imminently in the Revolution against Spain and the resistance against the Americans in the past. Juan Climaco was a well-known figure when the Spaniards departed. Leon Kilat was a charismatic figure that was believed to have supernatural powers. Don Pedro Cui along with his sister who were generous philanthropists. Vicente Rama was a distinguished figure in Cebuano literature, journalism and politics.
Know more about them in Mga Bayani sa Sugbo: Cebu's Contribution to Nation-Building Exhibit launched last August 26 which will run until October 21 at the Casa Gorordo Museum, Cebu City brought to you by the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Incorporated (RAFI) through its Culture and Heritage Unit in partnership with the Cebu City Government and Cebuano Studies Center.
For more information about this exhibit, you may contact telephone number 418-7234 local 703 and look for Florencio Moreno and Karl Hegel Damayo.