We would surely take time out to remember the life of the Founder and Supreme Leader of the Katipunan, Andres Bonifacio, as we celebrate his 149th birth anniversary this November 30.
Andres Bonifacio, the son of Santiago Bonifacio and Catalina de Castro was named after Saint Andrew the Apostle who incidentally was the saint’s feast day when Bonifacio was born.
In 1892, Bonifacio joined La Liga Filipina of Dr. Jose Rizal which called for political reforms in the colonial government of the Philippines.
On the same year, he organized the Katipunan, a secret society which fought for independence against Spain through armed revolution.
Bonifacio’s fight for freedom became the inspiration of other revolutionary groups to continue the fight for freedom.
He fought for what he believed was right and his launching the Philippine Revolution was an act of courage.
Bonifacio is recognized by historians to be a national hero. But despite the absence of any official declaration, he will forever be admired and revered among our pantheons of heroes for his role in the Philippine History.
Long Live Andres Bonifacio!
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