Today, the nation celebrates the life of one of the country's foremost heroes, Andres Bonifacio. As the Father of the Philippine Revolution, Bonifacio left a lasting legacy to succeeding generations of Filipinos.
When Dr. Jose Rizal was arrested by Spanish forces in 1892, Bonifacio asserted that the only way to regain the country's freedom was through a revolution. Together with like-minded individuals, he founded the Kataastaasan, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (KKK), a secret society of revolutionaries that fought against the Spanish colonizers.
Despite his limited formal education, Bonifacio was aware of the country’s real situation and took action to achieve freedom. His heroism still resonates today, 159 years after his birth. It is a reminder for us to open our eyes to the challenges we face and to act in order to bring about positive change.