INTERACTIVE: Proudly Pinoy Moments


Posted at Jun 11 2014 07:09 PM | Updated as of Jun 16 2014 08:23 PM

Heroic, selfless, gifted, outstanding, beautiful. These are but some of the words that describe the Filipinos and citizens of the world of Filipino descent who brought pride and honor to our country.  They stood up against corruption.  They risked their lives to save others.  They stepped out of their comfort zones to defend their principles.  They amazed the world with their grace, grit, talent and tenacity.  As the Philippines celebrates its 116th Independence Day, here are some proudly Pinoy moments from the past year. 

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Manny Pacquiao wins against Timothy Bradley, Jr. and Brandon Rios

Mutya Datul is crowned Miss Supranational 2013 in Belarus

Ben Chan represents the Philippines in search for Ernst&Young World Entrepreneur of the Year in Monaco

Philippine Azkals makes historic 2nd place finish in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup

Bea Rose Santiago is crowned Miss International 2013 in Tokyo, Japan

Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson and Rayver Cruz’ film “OTJ” by Erik Matti is screened at the Cannes Film Festival

Typhoon Yolanda brings out the best in volunteers

Silicon Valley innovator and outstanding Asian-American Dado Banatao supports Filipino scientists and engineers

Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire defeats South Africa’s Simpiwe Vetyeka and Armenian fighter Vic Darchinyan

Michael Martinez makes Olympic history as the first Filipino and Southeast Asian to compete in men’s figure skating

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas pushes for U.S. immigration reform

Jon Jon Briones, Eva Noblezada, Rachelle Ann Go, Tanya Manalang, Julia Abueva and others shine the spotlight on Filipino talent in the revival of Miss Saigon in London's West End

Megan Young is crowned Miss World 2013 in Bali, Indonesia

16-year old Filipino-Canadian Ann Makosinski wins Google Science Award for her battery-less flashlight

Caregiver Rose Fostanes is grand champion in “X Factor Israel”

Jasmine Lee is the first naturalized Korean citizen to win a seat in South Korea’s Parliament

Model Geena Rocero advances transgenders’ rights while making a mark in New York’s fashion industry

Armless pilot Jessica Cox helps survivors of typhoon Yolanda

Robert Lopez wins Oscar’s best original song for “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen

Filipino-American and 2-time world boxing champion Ana Julaton makes her debut in mixed martial arts

Gilas Pilipinas qualifies for this year’s FIBA World Cup in Spain

Donnie Nietes knocks out Moises Fuentes to retain WBO title

Demonstrators in Luneta call for the abolition of the pork barrel fund

Kenneth Cobonpue wins Asian Designer of the Year Award in Paris, France

Filipino-American and marketing CEO Kathrina Miranda is awarded the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 100 Women of Influence for 2014

Cebu-based entrepreneurs and Loudbasstard creators Koh Onozawa and Franz Ignacio champion Filipino craftsmanship

16-year old Malaya Watson makes it to top 8 of American Idol’s 13th season

Infographic by Angela Salano.  Text by Paul Henson.  Research by editorial team.  Developed by Regie Francisco