Thursday, July 17, 2008

andres in manila

Photo: Another angle of the Bonifacio Shrine with the Manila City Hall tower as background.

Andres Bonifacio y de Castro (November 30, 1863 – May 10, 1897), one of the most loved hero by the masses, a Filipino revolutionary leader and one of the main rebel leaders of the Philippine Revolution against Spanish colonial rule in the late 19th century. He is regarded as the "Father of the Philippine Revolution" and one of the most influential national heroes of his country. A freemason, Bonifacio was the founder of the Katipunan organization which aimed to start an independence movement against Spain.

There are many monuments erected for Andres Bonifacio but the most recognized monument is the Bonifacio Monument at Caloocan City, sculpted by Guillermo Tolentino.

3 comments:

alaya said...

the monument looks huge

babooshka said...

A very unusual monument, well shot.

mike hansen said...

Hi Pusang Maganda,

I would like to thank you for posting this picture and writting that this Great Filipino is a Brother Freemason. Most Flipino Founding fathers are Freemasons. Thanks for the recognition and good job Pusa. GOD Bless You and Mabuhay ang Pilipinas.

Mike Hansen
srps.ph@gmail.com

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