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Ermita, Manila, Philippines — National Capital Region
 

Andres Bonifacio

(1863-1897)

 

—Liwasang Bonifacio —

 
Andres Bonifacio (1863-1897) Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 5, 2003
1. Andres Bonifacio (1863-1897) Marker
Inscription. Born of humble parents in Tondo, Manila on November 1863. Andres Bonifacio founded the Katipunan, the secret society that launched the revolution against Spain in Agusut 1896.

He wrote the Katipunan decalogue, some patriotic poems and essays. And first translated into Tagalog Jose Rizal's "My Last Farewell" he has been considered as "The Father of the Katipunan," "The Great Plebian," and "The Father of Democracy in the Philippines."

He died in Maragondon, Cavite on 10 May 1897.

This monument was dedicated by the City of Manila in 1963. The hero's birth centenary. And this plaza was renamed
"Liwasang Bonifacio"

 
Erected 1963 by Lungsod ng Maynila (City of Manila).
 
Location. 14° 35.673′ N, 120° 58.761′ E. Marker is in Ermita, Manila. Marker is on Quezon Boulevard near Magallanes Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ermita, Manila 02 527, Philippines.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of the Victims of Military Sexual Slavery during the Second World War (within shouting distance of this marker); Philippine Post Office (about 90 meters away, measured
Andres Bonifacio Statue image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 5, 2003
2. Andres Bonifacio Statue
in a direct line); Manila Metropolitan Theater (about 120 meters away); Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo (about 240 meters away); College of San Juan de Letran (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Hospital de San Juan de Dios (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Beaterio-Colegio de Santa Catalina (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Chapel of the Franciscan Venerable Third Order (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ermita.
 
Categories. Heroes
 
Liwasang Bonifacio, with the Manila Post Office in the Background image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 5, 2003
3. Liwasang Bonifacio, with the Manila Post Office in the Background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 2,112 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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