SDK Heroes and Martyrs



U.P. Los Baños, BS Agricultural Chemistry student, 1966-1967


Ma. Leticia “Letty” Pascual-Ladlad is from Carigara, Leyte


She was co-founder of U.P. Cultural Society and the first woman Editor of U.P. student paper Aggie Green and Gold. She was a member of the CEGP (College Editors’ Guild of the Philippines), League of Editors for a Democratic Society and SDK (Samahan ng Demokratikong Kabataan).


She was 25 when she disappeared along with a group of comrades in Paco, Manila. She is still missing at present.




Philippine Science High School, 1969-1971

Lorenzo Bonifacio “Nick” Lansang was awarded the highest honors for having the best academic record in the history of U.P. Elementary School in Diliman, Quezon City. He joined SDK (Samahan ng Demokratikong Kabataan) in 1969.


He was killed on February 18, 1976 at age 19 during a military raid of the constabulary forces in Mauban, Quezon. 




U.P. Iloilo student, up to 2nd year AB


Edmundo Legislador is from Oton, Iloilo. He joined the Iloilo Chapter of SDK (Samahan ng Demokratikong Kabataan) and the Kalinangan Cultural Guild which performed during protest actions.


He was shot in the head while taking a noon siesta with friends in Sibalom, Antique on July 27, 1973. He died at age 22.



U.P. Diliman student, BS Electrical Engineering and NSDB Scholar, 1968-1972.


Mariano “Rock” Lopez joined the U.P. Student Council Nationalist Corps, SDK (Samahan ng Demokratikong Kabataan) in 1969 and later Gintong Silahis, SDK’s cultural arm.


He was reportedly killed by government troopers on June 12, 1976 at age 24.