SDK Heroes and Martyrs



University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City, BS Economics student, 1968.


Dennis Deveraturda is from Subic, Zambales. He became a member of the U.P. Student Council Nationalist Corps and SDK (Samahan ng Demokratikong Kabataan).


In 1973, along with two other friends, he was taken from a house in Botolan, Zambales. His parents recovered his heavily bruised bullet-riddled dead body in Malomboy, Bo. Poong Bato, Botolan, Zambales. He died at age 19.




U.P. Diliman, Quezon City, BS Statistics student, 1970


Lourdes “Dodie/Ka Sally” Garduce-Lagman is from Manila.


She was a member of SDK (Samahan ng Demokratikong Kabataan) and organized the Conchu Youth Society.


She was killed in a chance encounter June 23, 1979 in Bungabong, Nueva Ecija at age 24.




U.P. Diliman, Quezon City, BS Electrical Engineering student, 1965-1971.


Antonio “Tonyhil” Mendinueto Hilario is from Laloma, Quezon City.


He joined the UP Student Council Nationalist Corps and was one of the founders of SDK (Samahan ng Demokratikong Kabataan). As the first Secretary General of SDK, he helped build a network of chapters in Metro Manila.


He was killed in a military raid in Kalibo, Aklan on February 19, 1974. A witness said that soldiers beat him and had him dig up a grave for himself and two other comrades. He died at age 25.




U.P. DIliman, Quezon City, Civil Engineering student (up to 3rd year)


Vergel “Butch” Landrito is from Quezon City.


He joined SDK (Samahan ng Demokratikong Kabataan) U.P. Area 2 chapter. He was a member Beta Sigma fraternity.


He was killed in a military encounter in Botolan, Zambales at age 21.