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Youth told Bonifacio, Rizal greatness same

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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

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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 »

Gat Andres statue rises in Lucena

A NEW monument of Andres Bonifacio rises in Masantol town, Pampanga province, as folks claiming to be his kin assert that the revolutionary hero, always identified as a Tagalog, was a Kapampangan either on the father’s or mother’s side. TONETTE T. OREJAS/INQUIRER Central Luzon

The local government here honored Andres Bonifacio on his 150th birth anniversary on Saturday with a life-size statue, the hero’s first ever monument in the city.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Declaring Bonifacio nat’l hero ‘long shot’

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Descendants of Filipino revolutionary Andres Bonifacio called the House bill seeking to name him a national hero a welcome move to finally give the Katipunan leader the recognition he deserved.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Kin build Katipunero’s monument in Pampanga

Embracing a theory that the great plebeian Andres Bonifacio was a Kapampangan, folks who believe they are his relatives have built him a monument here, which was unveiled in time for the nationwide observance of his 150th birth anniversary on Saturday.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Like Bonifacio, let us face trials, Aquino tells Filipinos

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President Benigno Aquino lll.  AP FILE PHOTO

At the rites marking the 150th birth anniversary of revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio, President Aquino called on Filipinos from all walks of life to unite to face “one of the country’s hardest trials,” referring to the calamity caused by Supertyphoon Yolanda.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

On Bonifacio Day, Aquino hails Filipino heroism

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BONIFACIO AT 150 The Philippine flag flutters in the wind at the monument of Andres Bonifacio in Caloocan City as the nation celebrates the 150th birth anniversary Friday of the Father of the Philippine Revolution. A proposal has gone up in Congress that would designate the leader of the Katipunan as national hero in place of Jose Rizal. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

President Benigno Aquino III on Saturday hailed the modern-day heroism of Filipinos as he paid homage to Andres Bonifacio, the Father of the Philippine Revolution.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

At Bonifacio rites, some students think he fought Japanese, Americans

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MILITANT groups who gathered Saturday at Manila’s Liwasang Bonifacio salute the Supremo with mock bolos incsribed with modern-day grievances.  ARNOLD ALMACEN

It was a crowd-drawer as always, but not everyone who attended Saturday’s program in Caloocan City in honor of Andres Bonifacio had a very accurate knowledge of the man.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino honors Bonifacio heroism

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Annually, a national holiday commemorating the birth Andres Bonifacio is being observed. But for this year, President Benigno Aquino III made “honor and heroism” synonymous to the leader of the Philippine revolution

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Manila council wants Bonifacio recognized as 1st president

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Statue of Andres Bonifacio at the Bonifacio Shrine in Lawton, Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Citing historical documents that say the Katipunan was transformed into a revolutionary government, the Manila City Council recently passed a resolution urging the national government to recognize Andres Bonifacio as the first president of the Tagalog Republic.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bonifacio pushed as national hero

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BONIFACIO AT 150 The Philippine flag flutters in the wind at the monument of Andres Bonifacio in Caloocan City as the nation celebrates the 150th birth anniversary Friday of the Father of the Philippine Revolution. A proposal has gone up in Congress that would designate the leader of the Katipunan as national hero in place of Jose Rizal. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

To this day, Filipinos debate who between Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio, who died opposing Spanish rule and only months apart, deserves to be revered as national hero.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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