Merardo T. Arce ’70 to be inscribed in the Bantayog ng mga Bayani

By December 5, 2005 13,130 Comments

The Bantayog ng mga Bayani on December 9 will honor nine men and women for the courage they showed in opposing, at great risk to their lives, the dictatorial government of the late Ferdinand Marcos ’37. Among the nine honorees is Merardo T. Arce ’70, who will be recognized together with Haydee Yorac and Jaime Cardinal Sin among others.

Ceremonies honoring the nine martyrs and heroes will be held on December 9, 3:30 p.m., at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani shrine at the corner of EDSA and Quezon Avenue. The rites will include the unveiling of a section of the Wall of Remembrance on which the names of the nine have been inscribed, adding them to 142 illustrious names which include brods Armando J. Malay ’34 and Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. ’50.

The Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation Inc. was organized in 1986 to nurture the memory of those who have “given their lives for the cause of freedom and justice.” It undertakes research and documentation on the lives of these exemplary Filipinos, building up an archive not likely to be found anywhere else.

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