MANILA -- Residents of Novaliches in Quezon City joined the rest of the country in the celebration on Friday of the 155th birth anniversary of Gat Andres Bonifacio, considered as the father of the 1896 revolution against the tyrannous Spanish rule in the Philippines.
The local celebration was held at the Bonifacio monument along Quirino Highway at Novaliches Poblacion under the joint auspices of the descendants of Bonifacio, Novaliches Proper Barangay Council, and officers and members of the different Knights of Columbus assemblies and councils in Novaliches District.
Among the features of the celebration were floral offerings and reading of the Kartilya or Decalogue of the KKK (Kataas-taasan, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (Supreme and Venerable Society of the Children of the Nation) by Ms. Patricia P. Bonifacio, a descendant of the Great Plebeian.
Those who sent flowers included Quezon City 5th District Rep. Alfred Vargas, Councilor Jose Visaya, and Barangay Novaliches Proper Chairwoman Asuncion Visaya.
History shows that Bonifacio and his co-founders of the Katipunan led the uprising against Spain by tearing their cedula or residence certificate on Aug. 23, 1896 . (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency