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    Andres Bonifacio Monument in Tondo, Manila

    In front of Tutuban Center mall on C.M. Recto Avenue, Tondo, Manila, situated in a small public park, is a monument in honor of the founder of the secret society of Katipunan on this day marking his coming into this world.

    andres bonifacio monumentAndres Bonifacio depicted not in the usual (and false) bolo and red trousers

    Tutuban Primeblock fronting C.M. Recto and facing the street going to 168 Shopping Mall. Also visible is the Andres Bonifacio Monument

    National Historical Institute (NHI) marker in Tagalog

    another marker has these Spanish inscriptions:

    "Los hijos del pueblo Filipino erigen este monumento para eterna consagrados del sitio en que nacio el 30 de noviembre de 1863 El heroe popular

    Andres Bonifacio
    Padre del Katipunan y
    Brazo del Movimiento Libertador de 1896

    Andres Bonifacio 1863 - 1897"

    It's mentioned above the Andres Bonifacio is always falsely featured wearing red trousers, said to be uniform of Katipuneros, but actually not true-- Katipuneros were not stupid to wear red trousers as uniforms for they're easy targets of Spanish mausers in battle.

    Related Posts:

    How to commute to Divisoria
    Andres Bonifacio Shrines
    How to get to Divisoria

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:06 PM,


    At Dec 4, 2009, 6:24:00 PM, Blogger luna miranda said...

    red was probably Bonifacio's favorite color.:p

    i haven't noticed this Bonifacio statue in Tutuban. but then i've never been to Tutuban in quite a long time. great shots, by the way.

    At Dec 8, 2009, 2:20:00 AM, Blogger dodong flores said...

    Nice post. Appropriately posted on this date :)

    Thanx for the invitation for the Malabon event on December 9. I'd really love to go especially that I'll see Tutubi in person then **wink** **wink**. Kaso lang, my wife and I will be leaving for Cotabato on December 9 din. 11:45 ng umaga alis namin. We'll be back on the 20th pa. Sayang... Pero kung meron pang mga ganitong event in the future that you'd like to visit, please invite me again. Baka makakapunta na ako during that time...

    At Dec 8, 2009, 3:37:00 PM, Anonymous Friendzworld said...

    hi friend!! thanks for the information..nice work.....
    have a nice day!!

    At Dec 8, 2009, 3:51:00 PM, Blogger carlotta1924 said...

    about the katipunero uniform.. oo nga naman, ano? this is an interesting piece of information. how did the white shirt and red trousers come about?

    At Dec 8, 2009, 9:01:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    luna, don't know anything about his favorite color hehe

    dodong, there are other times :P

    friendz, thanks for dropping by

    carlotta, i don't know. he was also always protrayed with a bolo but he was said to be wearing an overcoact during the cry of balintawak :(

    At Dec 23, 2009, 7:06:00 AM, Blogger pieterbie said...

    Looks like an original piece of architecture.


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