Filipinos love and honor their heroes. We have a big list of these wonderful Philippines people we owe part of our national heritage and culture from. We have native Pinoys as well as diversified race from Spanish, Japanese, American, Chinese and our majority which is of Malay nature. We celebrate many national heroes day like that of the part Spanish part Pinoy, Jose Rizal who happens to be our official national hero (pambansang bayani). We recognize the bravery of Gat Andres Bonifacio leading the Katipunan in his time. His day is also celebrated as Bonifacio Day which is November 30 while Rizal Day is celebrated December 30.
The architecture of the islands shows Spanish influence. Spanish brick churches built during the colonial era dominate the towns. The churches are large and different from traditional construction. It is difficult to imagine how the indigenous population in the seventeenth century was able to build them. Filipino families enjoy close kin bonds, and extended families living together are the norm. Seaports and government centers had a larger proportion of Spanish buildings with wide verandas and tiled roofs. Towns destroyed during the liberation campaign in World War II, especially in central and northern Luzon, were rebuilt using wood. Areas of Manila destroyed during World War II have been restored to their historical Spanish appearance. Newer buildings in Manila range from standard multistory offices to Western-style gated housing areas for the affluent, to tenements and shacks.