Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat or Sultan Kudarat was a Maguindanao native who fought fervently against Spanish conquistadors who attempted to conquer his kingdom. A direct descendant of the Muslim missionary Shariff Kabungsuwan who brought the religion to the islands between the 13th and 14th century, Sultan Kudarat was the main force that hindered the Christianization of Mindanao.
National Heroes Day is a public holiday in remembrance of known and unknown Filipinos who fought for the nation's freedom and sovereignty throughout history.
Known as a nationalist and revolutionary, the Philippine lawyer Andres Bonifacio started the Philippine Revolution against its colonial master Spain in 1892.
The Philippines has a number of national heroes who fought for freedom and the rights of Filipinos during the Philippine revolution. A few of these heroes include Andres Bonifacio, Jose Rizal, and Apolinario Mabini.