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De Lima, Poe, Villanueva call on Filipinos to copy ‘Supremo’s’ patriotism

/ 11:54 AM November 30, 2018

On the commemoration of the 115th birthday of Andres Bonifacio, senators have called on Filipinos to exemplify the patriotism of the Supremo who never bowed to the powers that be.

Born on Nov. 30, 1863, Bonifacio was the founder and eventual Supremo or leader of the Katipunan, a secret society that triggered the 1896 revolution against the Spanish colonial rule in the Philippines.

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In a statement on Friday, Senator Leila de Lima stressed on the need to exemplify Bonifacio’s principles by opposing the wrongdoings in government and fighting for human rights and sovereignty.

“Kaya naman sa paggunita natin sa kanyang kadakilaan at kabayanihan, isabuhay natin, lalo na ng ating mga pinuno ang mga aral at paninindigan ni Bonifacio… Ang walang takot na pagbangga at pagpapanagot sa mga tiwali, gaano man sila kataas ang posisyon o kalapit sa nasa kapangyarihan,” she said.

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“Ang paggalang sa buhay at karapatan ng mamamayan, anuman ang kanilang paniniwala o estado sa buhay. Ang pagtatanggol sa ating soberanya at pambansang dangal,” she added.

The detained opposition senator also dared Filipinos to scrutinize today’s leaders.

“Ang hamon sa bawat isa: Ipagkakatiwala ba natin ang kinabukasan ng bansa sa mga nagbubulag-bulagan sa mga pagdurusa ng ating mga kababayan, ang kinukunsinte ang katiwalian sa gobyerno, at ang mga sunud-sunuran lang sa kapritso ng iisang tao? Hahayaan ba natin na kung sino pang mga pinuno ay sila pang nagtatraydor sa ating Inang bayan at ipinamimigay ang ating teritoryo?” she asked.

Meanwhile Senator Joel Villanueva took to Instagram his message for the “Father of the Philippine revolution.”

“Let us exemplify Bonifacio’s love for our country that freed our nation from colonial rule and granted us independence. Mabuhay si Gat Andres Bonifacio!” he wrote.

Senator Grace Poe likewise urged the people to honor Bonifacio through love and compassion.

“Walang pag-ibig na hihigit sa pagkadalisay at pagkadakila ng pag-ibig sa tinubuang lupa. Parangalan natin ang alaala ni Bonifacio sa pamamagitan ng pagiging mabuting mangingibig sa ating pamilya, pamayanan at bayan,” she posted on Twitter.   /muf

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