Hill 191

Hill 191

Ka Ending (Loreto V. Bihasa) is the only Balerian I know whose life story was turned into a movie. He was a soldier of the Philippine Batallion Combat Team that was sent to Korea in the 1950’s. He became a famous local hero because of his exploits in Hill 191, a battleground in Chorwon, Korea. When the place was attacked by the invading Chinese forces, Ka Ending was the only soldier who survived. After the war, a movie titled “Hill 191″ starring Vic Vargas as Sgt. Loreto Bihasa was made.

Hill 191

Other actors in the film were Johnny Delgado, Edgar Salcedo and Lisa Lorena. You can click the picture above to view a bigger picture of the movie poster. I saw the picture in a cabinet at Museo De Baler.

I tried searching the internet for information about Hill 191 but there are few information about it. The only close hits are this, and this – both about the Battle of Hill Eerie, near Hill 191. Anyone out there who knows the story? Just give me a holler.

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23 Responses to “Hill 191”

  1. cj hayle and greg says:

    that is tata ending everyone’s hero and our hero too! Him and nana pacing took care of us here in the US. we love and miss them so much.

  2. Nice entry. What happened to Ka Ending by the way? Is he still alive?… living in Aurora?

  3. joseph says:

    Ka Ending is still alive and kicking. He is here in Baler and occasionally visits the USA.

  4. toots says:

    Last time i heard he is ok but undergoing some medical treatment according to his daughter Dra. Myrna Bumatay. Get well soon Tata Ending!

  5. That’s good to hear. Our nation is in dire need of true heroes right now and his deeds should be extolled and remembered to inspire our people. Thanks BB..

  6. umang says:

    magaling iyan…


    Sinaunang taga Baler, hindi nakakalimot at mabuting tao. Mabuhay ka, Ka Ending!

  8. xandra and otoy says:

    lolo ku ata yan…. xandra and otoy

  9. Bea and Xandra says:

    lolo ko din yan!!!! hehehe… andito pa nga siya sa makati eh… kasama nmin… ok lang nmn xa… bumubuti n ang kanyang pakiramdam sa ngaun… kaya magpagaling ka tata ending!!! hehehe…

  10. lopc says:

    my tatay anda, biyenan ko ata yan… SUPERB…

  11. miain says:

    aq, i’m not related to him as far as i know…. but still, i’m very proud for him …

  12. cheryl says:

    Tata ending is still alive his living with his wife,children and grandchildren

  13. Xandra otoy says:

    his still kicking every where in makati!!! (^_^) hohohohohoho….
    and his still very alive in the makati.
    kya tata ending magpaggaling k n kung may sakit k diyan .. ok
    mag reply k lolo plss.

  14. dominique and danica says:

    ey!! that’s my tatay!!! how are u my tatay.we miss you and love you so much.

  15. dominique and danica antes says:

    hey.. he is our lolo…we miss our tatay and nanay so much… we love you and we will visit you soon!!!.. love justin francis and kambal

  16. lala of veterans memorial medical center says:

    I am so proud i had the chance to know daddy bihasa…by the way i am one of the trainee in the hemodialysis unit of Veterans MMC… Astig ka daddy!!! take good care of yourself!! sana lagi kayo magkasabay ni daddy Ramoso (Jeprox!hehe!) magpadialysis lage para may kakulitan kami sa RDU…God Bless

  17. xandra says:

    ito po ay pagbibigay impormasyon na si ka ending bihasa ay pumanaw na po.
    kahapon ika 14 ng agosto ng umaga sa sa veterans memorial medical centre. siya po ay iuuwi sa sabado at ibuburol sa kanyang tahanan sa bonifacio extension. d pa po kumpirmado kung kelan siya ililibing. basta ang sigurado pa lang ay ililbing siya sa kanyang sariling bakuran. matatandaan po natin na siya ay isang mabuting mamamayan, ama , bayani, at ang LITTLE SERGEANT OF THE CROSS


    Eleanor P. Flores now presently as Eleanor F. Guillermo in behalf of my family. We would like to extend our condolences.

    Tata Ending! you are always be love and remain in our heart. We will surely miss you.

  19. ian the great says:

    galing naman.. pero namatay na xa…. nung August 14, 2008…

  20. Bihasa says:

    si ka ending o ang aming minamahal n kmaganak ay inilibing nung august 21 ng hapon……..

  21. bihasa rin says:

    sumalangit nawa….

  22. charmaine says:

    I knew him. hH is my classmate’s grandfather.
    I never knew about his life.
    But as I read this, I got an idea about him.
    And I was inspired cause I never heard about this.
    Now I know how my classmate yet a friend loves his grandfather that made him cry in our classsroom.
    When I become a journalist, I will write sothing about him more.☺

  23. Joel Soliman says:

    I am not a Balerian [I'm Bicolano], but I had the fortune of meeting this legendary man sometime in 1984. I am trying to search the Internet for info on Hill 191 and I came accross this site. I am deeply saddened to learn of his demise and I am extending, though belated, my condolences to his family and friends. His memory will live on and his gallantry epitomized the Filipino fighting men.

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