Hero of the Philippine Revolution
Not much is known of Melchora Aquino. When the war broke out in 1896, she was already old, hence she was called "Tandang Sora."
Tandang Sora helped all who approached her for help, giving the soldiers who fled to the forests of Balintawak food, rest and medical help in her little store in Balintawak.
She was exiled in Marianas. Later she returned to the Philippines under the Americans. She lived poor and died poor.
Excerpts from Talambuhay ng mga Bayani by Rene Alba
Top History LinksPhilippine Centennial
Heroes of the Revolution
Mga Pangulo ng Pilipinas
Philam War Documents
Philippine Revolution Documents
Filipino SpiritEvolution of the Filipino Flag
Pledge of Allegiance
1956: Lupang Hinirang (Filipino)
1934: Philippine Hymn (English)
1899: Filipinas (Spanish)
1898: Marcha Nacional(melody)