Mabuhay si Gat Andres Bonifacio

Mabuhay si Gat Andres Bonifacio!

Today is the birthday of Andres Bonifacio, the Father of the Philippine Revolution. Born on November 30, 1863 to a poor couple in Tondo, Manila, the young Andres, together with his siblings, worked hard and struggled to survive especially after the death of their parents.

Later in his life, the Great Plebeian led a bigger struggle not just for his family, but for the entire Filipino nation then under the oppressive Spanish colonial government. He became a member of the peaceful group La Liga Filipina with Jose Rizal, among other propagandists. He read and was inspired by Rizal’s novels, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. The execution of Rizal showed Bonifacio that a peaceful struggle for change was useless at that time.

He led the forming of the Kataas-taasan Kagalang-galang na Katipunan ng manga Anak ng Bayan (KKK) or Katipunan, a secret society aimed at gaining independence (kalayaan) from the colonial rule even through violent means, if neccessary. The Filipino masses embraced the organization that also proclaimed the equality (pagkakapantay-pantay) of men and women — whether rich or poor — and taught them to care for each other (pagdadamayan). Katipunan’s membership increased and managed to win many fights.

However, as the organization gained strength and number, factionalism occurred. A certain faction, particularly from the elite, eventually dislodged the Supremo from his leadership. Even as they snatched from him his rightful claim to the leadership of a new revolutionary government, his worth as a person and a leader was also insulted. After he lost the presidency to Emilio Aguinaldo at the Tejeros Convention, he was elected secretary of interior. An asshole, however, questioned his capability to handle that post. How was the Supreme Leader of the Katipunan supposed to respond to such indignity? In the end, the Supremo was tried and sentenced to death for not recognizing the new elite-led revolutionary government.

On May 10, 1897, a general named Lazaro Makapagal and his men brought him to Mt. Nagpatong in the Maragondon provinces where he met his death. The Father of the Revolution died not in the hands of the enemy. Ironic, isn’t it? The Supremo was killed by soldiers of a government that was a result of his leadership.

His death signaled the seemingly unending cycle of betrayal of the Filipino masses.

113 thoughts on “Mabuhay si Gat Andres Bonifacio

  1. masabi ko lang kapag chickboy ka TALO KA!!!!!!!!!!

    GUD NOON!

    sana manalo nga kayo sa debate niyo bukas

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  2. great topic ah! dami kong natu2nan sa site n2.. 🙂
    go Boni..atapang a tao! hihi..
    Bonifacio should be our national hero and not Rizal!
    no questions ask! :p

  3. who should be our national hero?..is it rizal or bonifacio?

    oh my..pls help me nman..may debate kami.. need more informations here about bonifacio.. sa side ako ni bonifacio..

    pls. help bkit hndi krapat dapat s rizal at dapat c bonifacio..

    ano ba ang mga negative side ni rizal?
    positive bi bonifacio?

    pls help me nman.. kulang pa yong nalalaman ko..need more information..

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    help..

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    thanx po kung may tutulong po..

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  4. Hello Mr. Easy Author

    Going back to history, the debate of who could be our National hero is hard. They are Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Aguinaldo have higher in rank in the intervention of Taft. But the question is,”Was it necessary for Emilio Aguinaldo to execute Andres Bonifacio in the Tejeros Convention? If we’re going to put ourselves in there part, what is your answer. If yes,what’s the advantage and disadvantages. If not executed, give the advantage and disadvantages. Take note Bonifacio contributed many good things to his Filipino brothers. Take note, Bonifacio encounter political rift which identified him as sedition.

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  5. ampupu.. i beg to disagree dat rizal was the brain while bonifacio put into action because rizal’s idea was very different of dat dan bonifacio.. i think rizal is more worthy because everything dat he did and wrote was well thought of.. bonifacio’s initiative had liberated us from the spanish regime, but did it make things better? had we truely achieve the kind of democracy that we were aiming for? we were led by our own kind (Filipino presidents) for how many years but did it do us any good? (it iwill be very careless to ignore the fact that back then Spain was already a liberal or democratic country, which did not happen to the philippines because friars filtered all the good programs of spain for the philippines.. ).. ampf i believe that rizal’s way is much better.. what is the use of a good leadership if the people that will be subjected to it are not prepared? it would be like removing just the physical barriers of freedom, which are the friars, but still leaving the most deadly cause of suffering, IGNORANCE! a good leadership is useless without the right people.. and to achieve this righteousness it is very necessary to reform not only the government but the people as well.. that is the point of rizal.. he uses ideology and not harsh because no matter how many times you remove the invaders physical manifestation with force it would still be useless if the ideology still remains because what was remove by force will certainly resurface again because ideologies are deadly and worst, it is invisible to the naked eyes of the ignorants..

  6. sa mga nabasa ko, c bonifacio yung nkikita kong karapatdapat n maging pambansang bayani ntin..

    go bonifacio!may debate kmi sa monday at alam ko kmi mananalo! ^_^

    1. sa tingin ko din si andres kasi di naman gaanong lumaban si rizal nagsulat lang siya samantala si andres lumaban siya ng diretsiyahan!!!!!!!

    2. SA TINGIN KO NGA SI GAT ANDRES BONIFACIO ANG KARAPAT- DAPAT KASI KUNG IKUKUMPARA NATIN KAY GAT JOSE RIZAL, DI NAMAN GAANONG LUMABAN SI RIZAL KUNDI NAGSULAT LANG SIYA, SAMANTALA SI ANDRES, LUMABAN SIYA NG DIRETSIYAHAN KASI GUSTO NIYA MAKAMIT NATIN ANG KALAYAAN!

      THANKS!!!!!

      MAY DEBATE DIN KAMI SA MONDAY JANUARY 16,
      MASASABI KO LANG SA KALABAN KO,,,,,

      “MAY DA BEST WIN”
      “GUD LUK NA LANG”

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