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Andres Bonifacio: A monument of lies

The Bonifacio sculpture stands in front of the Tutuban station: A historical distortion perpetuated even by the most esteemed historians.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In front of the Tutuban Railroad Station in Manila stands a monument of Andres Bonifacio, erected by the National Historical Institute (NHI) in 1971. The inscription on the monument states that Bonifacio was born on that site on Nov. 30, 1863. That’s wrong.

Posted: November 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Youth told Bonifacio, Rizal greatness same


BAGUIO CITY—Dr. Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio are Filipino heroes of equal stature and should not be pitted against each other because of a congressional measure that replaces Rizal with Bonifacio as the national hero, according to an official of the Knights of Rizal.   During this year’s Rizal Leadership Training Conference at the Teachers’ […]

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bonifacio exhibit, but no portrait of hero

A hero could be someone sitting next to you, packing the next batch of relief for typhoon survivors.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cavite town looks beyond dark page in history

THE TOWERING Bonifacio statue and the relief wall of the Katipunan, the revolutionary movement founded by Andres Bonifacio to topple Spanish rule preserves history at the hero’s execution site in Maragondon, Cavite. The local government hopes to rehabilitate the three-hectare site into an ecotourism site. SOUTHERN TAGALOG EXPOSURE/CONTRIBUTOR

Maragondon, where mountains cast shadows over vast greenery and animal-drawn carts carrying bamboo poles cause village traffic, is counting on a dark detail in history to turn the tide and spur economic activity.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Finally, Cebu has place for Bonifacio

IN commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of revolutionary leader Andres Bonifacio, a monument in his honor that features a six-foot bronze statue was unveiled at the Plaza Independencia in Cebu City yesterday. The Cebu City government, through the Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission (CHAC) and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) led […]

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »