Flight chronicles of the backpacker Tutubi, with travelogues, pictures/photos/videos, travel guides, independent and honest reviews, affordable, recommended resorts and hotels (including inns, guesthouses, pension houses, lodges, hostels, condotels, bed and breakfast and other cheap accommodations), commuting guides, routes (sometimes street maps and GPS coordinates/waypoints) and driving directions to answer "how to get there" questions, information and tips on tourism, budget travel and living in Philippines, Exotic Asia and beyond!
Backpacking, independent travel, and flashpacking are cheaper than the "cheapest package tours" and promotional offers around but you can also use travel information for family vacations, even romantic honeymoon destinations.
More than the usual tourist spots and "places to see," this blog advocates heritage conservation, environmental protection, and history awareness for Filipinos, foreigners, and ex-pats wishing to explore Paradise Philippines and Exotic Asia!
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 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.
Off-topic: 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...
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