Andres Bonifacio Are you excited today because it’s a holiday — Bonifacio Day? Perhaps you’re planning to spend most of the day catching up on lost sleep… or maybe trekking to the nearest mall for your Christmas shopping agenda. I think that’s great, but I hope you will also remember why we’re celebrating the occasion.

It is after all Bonifacio Day — the day we commemorate the birth of Gat Andres Bonifacio, the father of the Katipunan — a Philippine revolutionary society founded in 1892 by anti-Spanish Filipinos in Manila. But indeed, what do we know about him? Sure I’ve learned about him in school a long time ago. It’s a good thing that I’m doing tutorials so that my pool of knowledge stays updated to what’s being currently taught in elementary schools. Even the current photo that I also saw in the book and featured here looks a bit different from the ones I remember from my old school days. Alas, I’ve learned that we should always keep ourselves updated with matters that bring about national pride.

So do take the time to read up more on Gat Andres Bonifacio. I found a few articles that I believe are worth reading…

Bonifacio reveals fervor in writing 

Celebrating Andres Bonifacio’s 150th year 

Was Bonifacio ambidextrous?

Plus I found an article that has details on… 

Back-to-back Bonifacio documentaries air Bonifacio Day on GMA News TV  

I hope to wake up in time to watch these back-to-back documentaries. I guess you can say I’m nuts when it comes to our nation’s history, even if I won’t officially consider myself a historian. I’m just an enthusiast and — I’d like to think — also a patriot who loves her own country. 🙂 

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