Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Photo art: Jesusa Bernardo
1863 - Future Filipino revolutionary supreme leader  and unacknowledged First President (revolutionary  government) Andres Bonifacio y de Castro, is born  in Manila, the Philippines during the Spanish  colonial period; born to Catalina de Castro, a Spanish mestiza, and Santiago Bonifacio a tailor who serves as a teniente mayor (municipal official) of Tondo,  Bonifacio is the eldest in what would be a brood of  four boys and one girl would who become orphan at  a young age; the future "Father of the Philippine  Revolution" against Spain would self study and  support his siblings by engaging in the family business of selling fans and canes before helping establish the  secret society Kagalanggalangang Katipunan  nang  manga Anak nang  Bayan (KKK) and ultimately turning it  into a revolutionary government following its  premature discovery in the latter part of 1896.


Original Photo Source:  http://www.museo-oriental.es/ver_didactica.asp?clave=138&loc=0

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