Bayani: Andres Bonifacio
Andres Bonifacio is best remembered for being the “Father of the Philippine Revolution” ✊🏾 He was born on November 30, 1863 in Tondo, Manila to a working-class family. He grew up in a poor neighborhood and experienced the class struggles and injustices in a colonial society first-hand.
Andres and his siblings were orphaned at an early age, as the eldest he was forced to dropout of school to provide for his family. As a young breadwinner, Andres Bonifacio worked many jobs, such as being a messenger, a salesman, working in a warehouse, and as a clerk for foreign commercial firms in Manila. 🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭
On July 7th 1892. Through the ancient tradition of a blood-compact, Andres Bonifacio and his fellow revolutionaries founded the Katipunan, or the “Kataas-taasang, Kagalng-galagnang, Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan” (“the Highest and the Most Respected Society of the Nation’s Children”). It was a movement that sought Philippine independence from Spain through an armed revolution, to shed blood for freedom and equality for its people. It was the first to wage an anti-colonial and nationalist revolution in Asia. And the rest, as they say is history.