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Cry of Pugad Lawin Battle
Battle
of Manila
Manila
(1896) Battle
Battle
of San Juan del Monte Battle
Battle
of Pasong Tamo Battle
Battle
of San Mateo and Montalban

Political party La Liga Filipina Katipunan

Spouse(s) Monica (c. 1880–1890, her death) Gregoria de Jesús
Gregoria de Jesús
(1893–1897, his death)

Children Andres de Jesús Bonifacio, Jr. (born on early 1896, died in infancy)

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Andrés Bonifacio (November 30, 1863 – May 10, 1897) was a Filipino revolutionary leader and the president of the Tagalog Republic. He is often called "The Father of the Philippine Revolution". He was one of the founders and later Supremo (Supreme Leader) of the Kataas-taasan, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan
Katipunan
ng mga Anak ng Bayan or more commonly known as "Katipunan", a movement which sought the independence of the Philippines
Philippines
from Spanish colonial rule and started the Philippine Revolution.[2][3] He is considered a de facto national hero of the Philippines.[4]

Contents

1 Education and early life 2 Marriages 3 Early political activism 4 Katipunan 5 Philippine Revolution

5.1 Start of the uprising 5.2 Campaigns around Manila 5.3 Bonifacio in Cavite 5.4 Haring Bayang Katagalugan 5.5 The Tejeros Convention

6 After Tejeros convention 7 Trial and death 8 Historical controversies

8.1 Trial and execution 8.2 Bonifacio as first Philippine President 8.3 Bonifacio as national hero 8.4 Bonifacio's bones

9 Media Portrayal 10 See also 11 Notes 12 References 13 External links

Education and early life[edit]

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Bonifacio's mother, Catalina de Castro, a native of [Zambales]. She worked as a supervisor in a cigarette factory. His father, Santiago, was a tailor, a boatman and a local politician who served as Tondo’s teniente mayor. He learned his alphabet in 10 years through his mother's sister and he was first enrolled in a private school of one Guillermo Osmeña where he learned Latin
Latin
and mathematics though his normal schooling was cut short when he dropped out at about fourteen years old to support his siblings after both of their parents died of illnesses one year apart. Bonifacio was blessed with good hands in craftsmanship and visual arts that he made canes and paper fans, which he and his young siblings sold, and he made posters for business firms. This became their thriving family business that continued on when the men of the family, Andres, Ciriaco, Procopio and Troadio, became employed with private and government companies which provided them decent living condition. In his late teens, he worked as a mandatorio for the British trading firm Fleming and Company, where he rose to become a corregidor of tar, rattan and other goods. He later transferred to Fressell and Company, a German trading firm, where he worked as a bodeguero (storehouse keeper) where he is responsible for warehouse inventory. Not finishing his normal education, Bonifacio enriched his natural intelligence with self-education. He read books about the French Revolution, biographies of the Presidents of the United States, books about contemporary Philippine penal and civil codes, and novels such as Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, Eugène Sue's Le Juif errant
Le Juif errant
and José Rizal's Noli Me Tángere and El Filibusterismo. Aside from Tagalog and Spanish, he could speak and understand English, which he learned while working at J.M. Fleming and Co. Marriages[edit]

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Andres Bonifacio was married twice: first to a certain Monica of Palomar. She was Bonifacio's neighbor in Tondo. Monica died of leprosy and they had no recorded children. In 1892 Bonifacio, a 29-year-old widower, met the 18-year-old Gregoria de Jesús, through his friend Teodoro Plata who was her cousin. Gregoria, also called Oriang, was the daughter of a prominent citizen and landowner from Caloocan. Gregoria's parents did not agree at first to their relationship as Andrés was a freemason and freemasons were then considered enemies of the Catholic church. Her parents eventually gave in and Andrés and Gregoria were married through a Catholic ceremony in Binondo Church
Binondo Church
in March 1893 or 1894. The couple also were married through Katipunan
Katipunan
rites in a friend's house in Sta. Cruz, Manila
Manila
on the same day of their church wedding. They had one son, born in early 1896, who died of smallpox in infancy. Early political activism[edit] Main article: La Liga Filipina

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In 1892 Bonifacio was one of the founding members of José Rizal's La Liga Filipina, an organization which called for political reforms in Spain's colonial government of the Philippines. However, La Liga disbanded after only one meeting as Rizal
Rizal
was arrested and deported to Dapitan
Dapitan
in Mindanao. Bonifacio, Apolinario Mabini
Apolinario Mabini
and others revived La Liga in Rizal's absence and Bonifacio was active at organizing local chapters in Manila. He would become the chief propagandist of the revived Liga. La Liga Filipina
La Liga Filipina
contributed moral and financial support to the Propaganda Movement
Propaganda Movement
of Filipino reformists in Spain. Andrés Bonifacio was also a member of Freemasonry
Freemasonry
with the lodge Taliba headed by Jose Dizon; and his pseudonym was Sinukuan, possibly taken from a Philippine mythological character Maria Sinukuan. Katipunan[edit] Main article: Katipunan On the night of July 7, 1892, the day after Rizal's deportation was announced, Bonifacio and others officially "founded" the Katipunan, or in full, Kataastaasang Kagalanggalangang[5] Katipunan
Katipunan
ng mga Anak ng Bayan ("Highest and Most Respected Society of the Country's Children"; Bayan can also denote community, people, and nation).[6] The secret society sought independence from Spain
Spain
through armed revolt.[7][8] It was influenced by Freemasonry
Freemasonry
through its rituals and organization, and several members including Bonifacio were also Freemasons.[9] Within the society Bonifacio used the pseudonym May pag-asa ("There is Hope").[10] Newly found documents though suggest that Katipunan
Katipunan
has already been existing as early as January 1892.[11][12][13] For a time, Bonifacio worked with both the Katipunan
Katipunan
and La Liga Filipina. La Liga eventually split because some members like Bonifacio lost hope for peaceful reform and stopped their monetary aid.[9] The more conservative members, mostly wealthy members, who still believed in peaceful reforms set up the Cuerpo de Compromisarios, which pledged continued support to the reformists in Spain. The radicals were subsumed into the Katipunan.[7] From Manila, the Katipunan
Katipunan
expanded to several provinces, including Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, and Nueva Ecija.[14] Most of its members, called Katipuneros, came from the lower and middle classes, and many of its local leaders were prominent figures in their municipalities.[15] At first exclusively male, membership was later extended to females, with Bonifacio's wife Gregoria de Jesús
Gregoria de Jesús
as a leading member.[16] From the beginning, Bonifacio was one of the chief Katipunan
Katipunan
officers, although he did not become its Supremo (supreme leader) or Presidente Supremo (Supreme President)[17] until 1895. He was the third head of the Katipunan
Katipunan
after Deodato Arellano and Román Basa. Prior to this, he served as the society's comptroller and then as its fiscal.[18][19] The society had its own laws, bureaucratic structure and elective leadership. For each province involved, the Katipunan
Katipunan
Supreme Council coordinated with provincial councils in charge of public administration and military affairs, and with local councils in charge of affairs on the district or barrio level.[20][21] Within the society, Bonifacio developed a strong friendship with Emilio Jacinto, who served as his adviser and confidant, as well as a member of the Supreme Council. Bonifacio adopted Jacinto's Kartilya primer as the official teachings of the society in place of his own Decalogue, which he judged as inferior. Bonifacio, Jacinto and Pío Valenzuela collaborated on the society's organ, Kalayaan (Freedom), which had only one printed issue. Bonifacio wrote several pieces for the paper, including the poem Pag-ibig sa Tinubúang Lupà (approx. "Love for One's Homeland[22]) under the pseudonym Agapito Bagumbayan. The publication of Kalayaan in March 1896 led to a great increase in the society's membership. The Katipunan
Katipunan
movement spread throughout Luzon, to Panay
Panay
in the Visayas
Visayas
and even as far as Mindanao.[23] From less than 300 members in January 1896,[14] it had 30,000 to 40,000 by August 1896.[23] The rapid increase in Katipunan
Katipunan
activity drew the suspicion of the Spanish authorities. By early 1896, Spanish intelligence was aware of the existence of a seditious secret society, and suspects were kept under surveillance and arrests were made. On 3 May, Bonifacio held a general assembly of Katipunan
Katipunan
leaders in Pasig, where they debated when to start the revolution. While some officers, especially Bonifacio, believed a revolution was inevitable, some members, especially Santiago Alvarez and Emilio Aguinaldo
Emilio Aguinaldo
both of Cavite, expressed reservations and disagreement regarding the planned revolt due to lack of firearms. The consensus was to consult José Rizal
José Rizal
in Dapitan
Dapitan
before launching armed action, so Bonifacio sent Pío Valenzuela to Rizal. Rizal
Rizal
turned out to be against the revolution, believing it to be premature. He recommended more preparation, but suggested that, in the event the revolution did break out, they should seek the leadership of Antonio Luna, who was widely regarded as a brilliant military leader.[24] Philippine Revolution[edit] Main article: Philippine Revolution Start of the uprising[edit] See also: Bonifacio Plan The Spanish authorities confirmed the existence of the Katipunan
Katipunan
on August 19, 1896. Hundreds of Filipino suspects, both innocent and guilty, were arrested and imprisoned for treason.[25] José Rizal
José Rizal
was then on his way to Cuba
Cuba
to serve as a doctor in the Spanish colonial army in exchange for his release from Dapitan.[26][27] When the news broke, Bonifacio first tried to convince Rizal, quarantined aboard a ship in Manila
Manila
Bay, to escape and join the imminent revolt. Bonifacio, Emilio Jacinto
Emilio Jacinto
and Guillermo Masangkay disguised themselves as sailors and went to the pier where Rizal's ship was anchored. Jacinto personally met with Rizal, who rejected their rescue offer.[28] Rizal himself was later arrested, tried and executed.[26] Eluding an intensive manhunt, Bonifacio called thousands of Katipunan members to a mass gathering in Caloocan, where they decided to start their uprising. The event, marked by the tearing of cedulas (community tax certificates) was later called the "Cry of Balintawak" or "Cry of Pugad Lawin"; the exact location and date of the Cry are disputed.[29][30] The Supreme Council of the Katipunan
Katipunan
declared a nationwide armed revolution against Spain
Spain
and called for a simultaneous coordinated attack on the capital Manila
Manila
on August 29. Bonifacio appointed generals to lead rebel forces to Manila. Other Katipunan
Katipunan
councils were also informed of their plans. Before hostilities erupted, Bonifacio reorganized the Katipunan
Katipunan
into an open de facto revolutionary government and they named the nation and its government Haring Bayang Katagalugan
Haring Bayang Katagalugan
(loosely translates to Tagalog Republic), with him as President and commander-in-chief (or generalissimo[17]) of the rebel army and the Supreme Council as his cabinet.[31][20][32] On August 28, Bonifacio issued the following general proclamation:

This manifesto is for all of you. It is absolutely necessary for us to stop at the earliest possible time the nameless oppositions being perpetrated on the sons of the country who are now suffering the brutal punishment and tortures in jails, and because of this please let all the brethren know that on Saturday, the 29th of the current month, the revolution shall commence according to our agreement. For this purpose, it is necessary for all towns to rise simultaneously and attack Manila
Manila
at the same time. Anybody who obstructs this sacred ideal of the people will be considered a traitor and an enemy, except if he is ill; or is not physically fit, in which case he shall be tried according to the regulations we have put in force.is Mount of Liberty, 28 August 1896 – ANDRÉS BONIFACIO[2][33]

On August 30, 1896, Bonifacio personally led an attack on San Juan del Monte to capture the town's powder magazine and water station (which supplied Manila). The defending Spaniards, outnumbered, fought a delaying battle until reinforcements arrived. Once reinforced, the Spaniards drove Bonifacio's forces back with heavy casualties. Bonifacio and his troops regrouped near Marikina, San Mateo and Montalban.[34] Elsewhere, fighting between rebels and Spanish forces occurred in Mandaluyong, Sampaloc, Santa Ana, Pandacan, Pateros, Marikina, Caloocan,[35] Makati
Makati
and Taguig.[34] The conventional view among Filipino historians is that the planned general Katipunan offensive on Manila
Manila
was aborted in favor of Bonifacio's attack on San Juan del Monte,[34][36] which sparked a general state of rebellion in the area.[37] However, more recent studies have advanced the view that the planned offensive did push through and the rebel attacks were integrated; according to this view, Bonifacio's San Juan del Monte battle was only a part of a bigger whole – an unrecognized "Battle for Manila".[35][38] Despite his reverses, Bonifacio was not completely defeated and was still considered a threat. Further, the revolt had spread to the surrounding provinces by the end of August.[35][38] Campaigns around Manila[edit] By December 1896, the Spanish government recognized three major centers of rebellion: Cavite
Cavite
(under Mariano Alvarez, Emilio Aguinaldo and others), Bulacan
Bulacan
(under Mariano Llanera) and Morong (under Bonifacio). The revolt was most successful in Cavite,[39] which mostly fell under rebel control by September–October 1896.[40] Apolinario Mabini, who later joined the rebels and served as Aguinaldo's adviser, wrote that the government troops in Cavite
Cavite
were limited to small, scattered constabulary detachments and thus the rebels were able to take virtually the entire province.[41] The Spanish government had transferred much of its troops from Cavite
Cavite
(and other provinces) to Manila
Manila
in anticipation of Bonifacio's attack. The Cavite
Cavite
rebels won prestige in defeating Spanish troops in set piece battles, using tactics like trench warfare. While Cavite
Cavite
is traditionally regarded as the "Heartland of the Philippine Revolution", Manila
Manila
and its surrounding municipalities bore the brunt of the Spanish military campaign, becoming a no man's land. Rebels in the area were generally engaged in hit-and-run guerrilla warfare against Spanish positions in Manila, Morong, Nueva Ecija
Nueva Ecija
and Pampanga.[40] From Morong, Bonifacio served as tactician for rebel guerrillas and issued commands to areas other than his personal sector,[20] though his reputation suffered when he lost battles he personally led.[42] From September to October 1896, Bonifacio supervised the establishment of Katipunan
Katipunan
mountain and hill bases like Balara in Marikina, Pantayanin in Antipolo, Ugong in Pasig
Pasig
and Tungko in Bulacan. Bonifacio appointing generals for these areas, or approving selections the troops themselves made.[17] On November 7, 1896 Bonifacio led an assault on San Mateo, Marikina and Montalban. The Spanish were forced to retreat, leaving these areas to the rebels, except for the municipal hall of San Mateo where some Spanish troops had barricaded. While Bonifacio's troops laid siege to the hall, other Katipunan
Katipunan
forces set up defensive lines along the nearby Langka (or Nangka) river against Spanish reinforcements coming from the direction of Marikina. After three days, Spanish counterattacks broke through the Nangka river lines. The Spanish troops thus recaptured the rebel positions and surprised Bonifacio in San Mateo, who ordered a general retreat to Balara.[17] They were pursued, and Bonifacio was nearly killed shielding Emilio Jacinto
Emilio Jacinto
from a Spanish bullet which grazed his collar.[34] In Balara, Bonifacio commissioned Julio Nakpil
Julio Nakpil
to compose a national anthem. Nakpil produced a hymn called Marangal na Dalit ng Katagalugan ("Honorable Hymn of the Tagalogs") and became the official national anthem during the entire period of the revolution until it was replaced years later by another national anthem commissioned by the new Republica Filipina
Republica Filipina
government that replaced the Haring Bayang Katagalugan.[43] Bonifacio in Cavite[edit] There were two Katipunan
Katipunan
provincial chapters in Cavite
Cavite
that became rival factions: the Magdalo, headed by Emilio Aguinaldo's cousin Baldomero Aguinaldo, and the Magdiwang, headed by Mariano Álvarez, uncle of Bonifacio's wife. Leaders of both factions came from the upper class, in contrast to Bonifacio, who came from the lower middle class. After initial successes, Emilio Aguinaldo
Emilio Aguinaldo
issued a manifesto in the name of the Magdalo ruling council which proclaimed a provisional and revolutionary government – despite the existence of the Katipunan
Katipunan
government. Emilio Aguinaldo
Emilio Aguinaldo
in particular had won fame for victories in the province.[44] The Magdalo and Magdiwang clashed over authority and jurisdiction and did not help each other in battle. Bonifacio, as the recognized overall leader of the revolution, was invited by the Cavite
Cavite
leaders to mediate between them and unify their efforts. After multiple letters were sent to Bonifacio urging him to come, in December 1896 he traveled to Cavite
Cavite
accompanied by his wife, his brothers Procopio and Ciriaco, and some troops, including Emilio Jacinto, Bonifacio's secretary and right-hand man. Jacinto was said to be against Bonifacio's expedition to Cavite. In Cavite, friction grew between Bonifacio and the Magdalo leaders. Apolinario Mabini, who later served as Emilio Aguinaldo's adviser, writes that at this point the Magdalo leaders "already paid little heed to his authority and orders."[41] Bonifacio was partial to the Magdiwang, perhaps due to his kinship ties with Mariano Álvarez,[45] or more importantly, due to their stronger recognition of his authority.[46] When Aguinaldo and Edilberto Evangelista
Edilberto Evangelista
went to receive Bonifacio at Zapote, they were irritated with what they regarded as his attitude of superiority. In his memoirs Aguinaldo wrote that Bonifacio acted "as if he were a king".[47][48] Another time, Bonifacio ordered the arrest of one Katipunan
Katipunan
general from Laguna surnamed Fernandez, who was accompanying the Magdalo leaders in paying their respect to Bonifacio, for failing to support his attack in Manila, but the other Magdalo leaders refused to surrender him. Townspeople in Noveleta
Noveleta
(a Magdiwang town) acclaimed Bonifacio as the ruler of the Philippines, to the chagrin of the Magdalo leaders, ( Bonifacio replied: "long live Philippine Liberty!").[48] Aguinaldo disputed with Bonifacio over strategic troop placements and blamed him for the capture of the town of Silang.[47] The Spanish, through Jesuit Superior Pio Pi, wrote to Aguinaldo about the possibility of peace negotiations.[47] When Bonifacio found out, he and the Magdiwang council rejected the proposed peace talks. Bonifacio was also angered that the Spanish considered Aguinaldo the "chief of the rebellion" instead of him.[47] However, Aguinaldo continued to arrange negotiations which never took place.[49] Bonifacio believed Aguinaldo was willing to surrender the revolution.[49] Bonifacio was also subject to rumors that he had stolen Katipunan funds, his sister was the mistress of a priest, and he was an agent provocateur paid by friars to foment unrest. Also circulated were anonymous letters which told the people of Cavite
Cavite
not to idolize Bonifacio because he was a Mason, a mere Manila
Manila
employee, allegedly an atheist, and uneducated. According to these letters, Bonifacio did not deserve the title of Supremo since only God was supreme. This last allegation was made despite the fact that Supremo was meant to be used in conjunction with Presidente, i.e. Presidente Supremo (Supreme President) to distinguish the president of the Katipunan
Katipunan
Supreme Council from council presidents of subordinate Katipunan
Katipunan
chapters like the Magdalo and Magdiwang.[46] Bonifacio suspected the rumor-mongering to be the work of the Magdalo leader Daniel Tirona. He confronted Tirona, whose airy reply provoked Bonifacio to such anger that he drew a gun and would have shot Tirona if others had not intervened.[50][51] On December 31, Bonifacio and the Magdalo and Magdiwang leaders held a meeting in Imus, ostensibly to determine the leadership of Cavite
Cavite
in order to end the rivalry between the two factions. The issue of whether the Katipunan
Katipunan
should be replaced by a revolutionary government was brought up by the Magdalo, and this eclipsed the rivalry issue. The Magdalo argued that the Katipunan, as a secret society, should have ceased to exist once the Revolution was underway. They also held that Cavite
Cavite
should not be divided. Bonifacio and the Magdiwang contended that the Katipunan
Katipunan
served as their revolutionary government since it had its own constitution, laws, and provincial and municipal governments. Edilberto Evangelista
Edilberto Evangelista
presented a draft constitution for the proposed government to Bonifacio but he rejected it as it was too similar to the Spanish Maura Law. Upon the event of restructuring, Bonifacio was given carte blanche to appoint a committee tasked with setting up a new government; he would also be in charge of this committee. He tasked Emilio Aguinaldo
Emilio Aguinaldo
to record the minutes of the meeting and requested for it to establish this authority, but these were never done and never provided.[52][53] Haring Bayang Katagalugan[edit]

Andres Bonifacio

"Presidente" Bonifacio in La Ilustración Española y Americana, February 8, 1897

President of the Philippines
Philippines
(Unofficial, Sovereign Tagalog Nation)

In office August 24, 1896 – May 10, 1897

Vice President Gregoria de Jesús

Preceded by Position Established ( Roman Basa as the Supreme Leader of the Katipunan)

Succeeded by Position abolished (Tagaog Republic
Republic
superseded by the Tejeros revolutionary government of Emilio Aguinaldo)

Personal details

Born Andrés Bonifacio y de Castro (1863-11-30)November 30, 1863 Tondo, Manila, Captaincy General of the Philippines

Died May 10, 1897(1897-05-10) (aged 33) Maragondon, Cavite, Spanish Philippines

Political party Katipunan

Profession Revolutionary

Influenced by Freemasonry, the Katipunan
Katipunan
had been organized with "its own laws, bureaucratic structure and elective leadership".[54] For each province it involved, the Supreme Council coordinated provincial councils[55] which were in charge of "public administration and military affairs on the supra-municipal or quasi-provincial level"[54] and local councils,[55] in charge of affairs "on the district or barrio level".[54] In the last days of August, the Katipunan
Katipunan
members met in Caloocan
Caloocan
and decided to start their revolt[54] (the event was later called the "Cry of Balintawak" or "Cry of Pugad Lawin"; the exact location and date are disputed). A day after the Cry, the Supreme Council of the Katipunan
Katipunan
held elections, with the following results:[54][55]

Position Name

President / Supremo Andrés Bonifacio

Secretary of War Teodoro Plata

Secretary of State Emilio Jacinto

Secretary of the Interior Aguedo del Rosario

Secretary of Justice Briccio Pantas

Secretary of Finance Enrique Pacheco

The above was divulged to the Spanish by the Katipunan
Katipunan
member Pío Valenzuela while in captivity.[54][55] Teodoro Agoncillo
Teodoro Agoncillo
thus wrote:

“ Immediately before the outbreak of the revolution, therefore, Bonifacio organized the Katipunan
Katipunan
into a government revolving around a ‘cabinet’ composed of men of his confidence.[56] ”

Milagros C. Guererro and others have described Bonifacio as "effectively" the commander-in-chief of the revolutionaries. They assert:

“ As commander-in-chief, Bonifacio supervised the planning of military strategies and the preparation of orders, manifests and decrees, adjudicated offenses against the nation, as well as mediated in political disputes. He directed generals and positioned troops in the fronts. On the basis of command responsibility, all victories and defeats all over the archipelago during his term of office should be attributed to Bonifacio.[54] ”

One name for Bonifacio's concept of the Philippine nation-state appears in surviving Katipunan
Katipunan
documents: Haring Bayang Katagalugan ("Sovereign Nation of Katagalugan", or "Sovereign Tagalog Nation") – sometimes shortened into Haring Bayan ("Sovereign Nation"). Bayan may be rendered as "nation" or "people". Bonifacio is named as the president of the "Tagalog Republic" in an issue of the Spanish periodical La Ilustración Española y Americana
La Ilustración Española y Americana
published in February 1897 ("Andrés Bonifacio – Titulado "Presidente" de la República Tagala"). Another name for Bonifacio's government was Repúblika ng Katagalugan (another form of "Tagalog Republic") as evidenced by a picture of a rebel seal published in the same periodical the next month.[54][55] Official letters and one appointment paper of Bonifacio addressed to Emilio Jacinto
Emilio Jacinto
reveal Bonifacio's various titles and designations, as follows:[54][55]

President of the Supreme Council Supreme President President of the Sovereign Nation of Katagalugan / Sovereign Tagalog Nation President of the Sovereign Nation, Founder of the Katipunan, Initiator of the Revolution Office of the Supreme President, Government of the Revolution

An 1897 power struggle in Cavite
Cavite
led to command of the revolution shifting to Emilio Aguinaldo
Emilio Aguinaldo
at the Tejeros Convention, where a new government was formed. Bonifacio was executed after he refused to recognize the new government. The Aguinaldo-headed Philippine Republic (Spanish: República Filipina), usually considered the "First Philippine Republic", was formally established in 1899, after a succession of revolutionary and dictatorial governments (e.g. the Tejeros government, the Biak-na-Bato Republic) also headed by Aguinaldo. The Tejeros Convention[edit] Main article: Tejeros Convention On March 22, 1897, The Revolutionary
Revolutionary
Leaders held an important Meeting in a Friar Estate Residence at Tejeros to resume their Discussions regarding the escalating Tension between the Magdalo and Magdiwang Forces; And also to settle once-and-for-all the Issue of Governance within the Katipunan
Katipunan
through an Election.[57] Amidst Implications on whether the Government of the "Katipunan" should be established as a Monarchy
Monarchy
or as a Republic, Bonifacio defended that it should be maintained as a Republic. According to him, all of its members of any given rank shall serve under the Principle of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity, upon which Republicanism
Republicanism
was founded.[17] Despite Bonifacio's Concern on the Lack of Officials and Representatives from other Provinces, He was obliged to proceed with the Election.[58] Before the Election started, he asked that the results be respected by everyone, and all agreed. The Magdalo faction voted their own Emilio Aguinaldo President in absentia, as he was involved in the battle of Perez Dasmariñas, which was then ongoing.[57][59][60] That revolutionary government, now known as the Republic
Republic
of Biak-na-Bato, styled itself as the Philippine Republic
Republic
or Republic
Republic
of the Philippines. It lasted just over a month. A later revolutionary government now commonly known as the First Philippine Republic
First Philippine Republic
and also with Aguinaldo as President was inaugurated on January 23, 1899 as the Republica Filipina
Republica Filipina
(Philippine Republic).[61] That later government is now considered to be the first Republic
Republic
of the Philippines, the present-day government of the Philippines
Philippines
being the fifth. Bonifacio received the second-highest number of votes for President. Though it was suggested that he be automatically be awarded the Vice Presidency, no one seconded the motion and the Election continued. Mariano Trías of the Magdiwang was elected Vice President. Bonifacio was the last to be elected, as Director of the Interior. Daniel Tirona, protested Bonifacio being appointed as Director of the Interior on the grounds that the position should not be occupied by a person without a lawyer's diploma. Tirona suggested a prominent lawyer for the position such as Jose del Rosario. Insulted and angered, Bonifacio demanded an apology, since the voters had agreed to respect the Election results. Tirona ignored Bonifacio's demand for apology which drove Bonifacio to draw his gun and again nearly shot Tirona, who hid among the people, but he was restrained by Artemio Ricarte
Artemio Ricarte
of the Magdiwang, who had been elected Captain-General.[62] As people left the room, Bonifacio declared: "I, as chairman of this assembly and as President of the Supreme Council of the Katipunan, as all of you do not deny, declare this assembly dissolved, and I annul all that has been approved and resolved."[62][63] The next day, Aguinaldo surreptitiously took his oath of office as President in a chapel officiated by a Catholic priest Cenon Villafranca who was under the authority of the Roman pope.[64]:109 According to Gen. Santiago Alvarez, guards were posted outside with strict instructions not to let in any unwanted partisan from the Magdiwang faction while the oath-taking took place.[65] Artemio Ricarte also took his office "with great reluctance" and made a declaration that he found the Tejeros elections "dirty or shady" and "not been in conformity with the true will of the people."[66] Meanwhile, Bonifacio met with his remaining supporters and drew up the Acta de Tejeros (Act of Tejeros) wherein they gave their reasons for not accepting the Election results. Bonifacio alleged the Election was fraudulent due to cheating and accused Aguinaldo of treason due to his negotiations with the Spanish.[67] In their memoirs Santiago Álvarez (son of Mariano) and Gregoria de Jesús
Gregoria de Jesús
both alleged that many ballots were already filled out before being distributed, and Guillermo Masangkay contended there were more ballots prepared than voters present. Álvarez writes that Bonifacio had been warned by a Cavite leader Diego Mojica of the rigged ballots before the votes were canvassed, but he had done nothing.[17][68] After Tejeros convention[edit] On March 23, 1897, the day after the Tejeros convention, Bonifacio with his men and his remaining supporters in the province (mostly of the Magdiwang faction) met again in the Tejeros estate house and drafted a document called Acta de Tejeros which called for the rejection of the election that happened the day before. This document was signed by Bonifacio himself and 44 others, including Artemio Ricarte, Mariano Alvarez
Mariano Alvarez
and Pascual Alvarez. Then again, in a later meeting on April 19 in Naic, another document, the Naic
Naic
Military Agreement, was drawn up which declared that its 41 signatories, "... having discovered the treason committed by certain officers who have been sowing discord and conniving with the Spaniards [and other offensive acts]", had "agreed to deliver the people from this grave danger" by raising an army corps "by persuasion or force" under the command of General Pio del Pilar. This document had 41 signatories including Bonifacio, Ricarte and del Pilar.[69][70] The meeting was interrupted by Aguinaldo himself, and del Pilar, Mariano Noriel
Mariano Noriel
and others present promptly returned to Aguinaldo's fold.[47][71] Aguinaldo attempted to persuade Bonifacio to cooperate with his government, but Bonifacio refused and proceeded to Indang, Cavite planning to get out of Cavite
Cavite
and proceed back to Morong.[72] In late April, Aguinaldo fully assumed presidential office after consolidating his position among the Cavite
Cavite
elite – most of Bonifacio's Magdiwang supporters shifting allegiance to Aguinaldo.[73] Aguinaldo's government then ordered the arrest of Bonifacio, who was then moving out of Cavite.[74][75] Trial and death[edit]

The Bonifacio shrine at the foot of Mount Nagpatong and Mount Buntis in Maragondon, Cavite
Maragondon, Cavite
where he was believed to be executed, on May 10, 1897.

In April 1897, Aguinaldo ordered the arrest of Bonifacio after he received a letter alleging that Bonifacio had burned down a village and ordered the burning of the church of Indang after townspeople refused to give him provisions. Many of the principal men of Indang, among them Severino de las Alas, presented to Emilio Aguinaldo
Emilio Aguinaldo
several complaints against Bonifacio that the Supremo’s men stole carabaos and other work animals by force and killed them for food. On April 25, a party of Aguinaldo's men led by Col. Agapito Bonzón and Major José Ignacio "Intsik" Paua caught up with Bonifacio at his camp in barrio Limbon, Indang. The unsuspecting Bonifacio received them cordially. Early the next day, Bonzón and Paua attacked Bonifacio's camp. Bonifacio was surprised and refused to fight against "fellow Tagalogs", ordering his men to hold their fire, but shots were nevertheless exchanged. Bonifacio was shot in the arm by Bonzón and Paua stabbed him in the neck but was prevented from striking further by one of Bonifacio's men, who offered to be killed instead. Andrés's brother Ciriaco was shot dead, while his other brother Procopio was beaten, and his wife Gregoria could have been raped by Bonzón. From Indang, a half-starved and wounded Bonifacio was carried by hammock to Naic, which had become President Aguinaldo’s headquarters.[76] Bonifacio's party was brought to Naic, where he and Procopio stood trial on charges of sedition and treason against Aguinaldo's government and conspiracy to murder Aguinaldo.[73][77] The jury was composed entirely of Aguinaldo's men and even Bonifacio's defence lawyer himself declared his client's guilt. Bonifacio was barred from confronting the state witness for the charge of conspiracy to murder on the grounds that the latter had been killed in battle, but after the trial the witness was seen alive with the prosecutors.[78][79] The Bonifacio brothers were found guilty despite insufficient evidence and recommended to be executed. Aguinaldo commuted the sentence to deportation on May 8, 1897 but Pío del Pilar
Pío del Pilar
and Mariano Noriel persuaded him to withdraw the order for the sake of preserving unity. In this they were seconded by Mamerto Natividád and other bona fide supporters of Aguinaldo.[80] The Bonifacio brothers were executed on May 10, 1897 in the mountains of Maragondon.[80][81] Apolinario Mabini wrote that Bonifacio's death demoralized many rebels from Manila, Laguna and Batangas
Batangas
who had come to help those in Cavite, and caused them to quit.[41] In other areas, Bonifacio's close associates like Emilio Jacinto
Emilio Jacinto
and Macario Sakay continued the Katipunan
Katipunan
and never recognized Aguinaldo's authority.[43] Historical controversies[edit] The historical assessment of Bonifacio involves several controversial points. His death is alternately viewed as a justified execution for treason and a "legal murder" fueled by politics. Some historians consider him to be the rightful first President of the Philippines instead of Aguinaldo. Some historians have also called that Bonifacio share or even take the place of José Rizal
José Rizal
as the (foremost) Philippine national hero. The purported discovery of Bonifacio's remains has also been questioned. Trial and execution[edit] Historians have condemned the trial of the Bonifacio brothers as unjust. The jury was entirely composed of Aguinaldo's men; Bonifacio's defense lawyer acted more like a prosecutor as he himself declared Bonifacio's guilt and instead appealed for less punishment; and Bonifacio was not allowed to confront the state witness for the charge of conspiracy on the grounds that the latter had been killed in battle, but later the witness was seen with the prosecutors.[82][83] Teodoro Agoncillo
Teodoro Agoncillo
writes that Bonifacio's declaration of authority in opposition to Aguinaldo posed a danger to the revolution, because a split in the rebel forces would result in almost certain defeat to their united and well-armed Spanish foe.[80] In contrast, Renato Constantino contends that Bonifacio was neither a danger to the revolution in general for he still planned to fight the Spanish, nor to the revolution in Cavite
Cavite
since he was leaving; but Bonifacio was definitely a threat to the Cavite
Cavite
leaders who wanted control of the Revolution, so he was eliminated. Constantino contrasts Bonifacio who had no record of compromise with the Spanish with the Cavite
Cavite
leaders who did compromise, resulting in the Pact of Biak-na-Bato
Pact of Biak-na-Bato
whereas the revolution was officially halted and its leaders exiled, though many Filipinos
Filipinos
continued to fight especially Katipunan
Katipunan
leaders used to be close to Bonifacio (Aguinaldo eventually, unofficially allied with the United States, did return to take charge of the revolution during the Spanish–American War).[84] Historians[who?] have also discussed the motives of the Cavite government to replace Bonifacio, and whether it had the right to do so. The Magdalo provincial council which helped establish a republican government led by one of their own was only one of many such councils in the pre-existing Katipunan
Katipunan
government.[85][86] Therefore, Constantino and Alejo Villanueva write Aguinaldo and his faction may be considered counter-revolutionary as well – as guilty of violating Bonifacio's constituted authority just as they considered Bonifacio to violate theirs.[85][87] Aguinaldo's own adviser and official Apolinario Mabini
Apolinario Mabini
writes that he was "primarily answerable for insubordination against the head of the Katipunan
Katipunan
of which he was a member".[41] Aguinaldo's authority was not immediately recognized by all rebels. If Bonifacio had escaped Cavite, he would have had the right as the Katipunan
Katipunan
leader to prosecute Aguinaldo for treason instead of the other way around.[88] Constantino and Villanueva also interpret the Tejeros Convention
Tejeros Convention
as the culmination of a movement by members of the upper class represented by Aguinaldo to wrest power from Bonifacio who represented the middle and lower classes.[87][89] Regionalism among the Cavite
Cavite
rebels, dubbed "Cavitismo" by Constantino, has also been put forward as motivation for the replacement of Bonifacio.[90][91][92] Mabini considered the execution as criminal and "assassination...the first victory of personal ambition over true patriotism."[citation needed] He also noted that "All the electors [at the Tejeros Convention] were friends of Don Emilio Aguinaldo
Emilio Aguinaldo
and Don Mariano Trías, who were united, while Bonifacio, although he had established his integrity, was looked upon with distrust only because he was not a native of the province: this explains his resentment."[41] There are differing accounts of Bonifacio's manner of execution. The commanding officer of the execution party, Lazaro Macapagal, said in two separate accounts that the Bonifacio brothers were shot to death, which is the orthodox interpretation. Macapagal's second account has Bonifacio attempting to escape after his brother is shot, but he is also killed while running away. Macapagal writes that they buried the brothers in shallow graves dug with bayonets and marked by twigs.[1] However, another account states that after his brother was shot, Bonifacio was stabbed and hacked to death. This was allegedly done while he lay prone in a hammock in which he was carried to the site, being too weak to walk.[46] This version was maintained by Guillermo Masangkay, who claimed to have gotten this information from one of Macapagal's men.[1] Also, one account used to corroborate this version is of an alleged eyewitness, a farmer who claimed he saw five men hacking a man in a hammock.[46] Historian Milagros Guerrero also says Bonifacio was bayoneted, and that the brothers were left unburied.[93] After bones said to be Bonifacio's – including a fractured skull - were discovered in 1918, Masangkay claimed the forensic evidence supported his version of events.[1] Writer Adrian Cristobal notes that accounts of Bonifacio's captivity and trial state he was very weak due to his wounds being left untreated; he thus doubts that Bonifacio was strong enough to make a last dash for freedom as Macapagal claimed.[46] Historian Ambeth Ocampo, who doubts the Bonifacio bones were authentic, thus also doubts the possibility of Bonifacio's death by this manner.[1] Bonifacio as first Philippine President[edit] See also: List of Unofficial Presidents of the Philippines Some historians such as Milagros Guerrero, Emmanuel Encarnación, Ramón Villegas and Micheal Charleston Chua have pushed for the recognition of Bonifacio as the first President of the Philippines instead of Aguinaldo, the officially recognized one. This view is based on his position of President/Supremo of the Katipunan revolutionary government from 1896–97. This view also emphasizes that Bonifacio established a government through the Katipunan
Katipunan
before a government headed by Aguinaldo was formed at the Tejeros Convention. Guerrero writes that Bonifacio had a concept of the Philippine nation called Haring Bayang Katagalugan
Haring Bayang Katagalugan
("Sovereign Tagalog Nation") which was displaced by Aguinaldo's concept of Filipinas. In documents predating Tejeros and the First Philippine Republic, Bonifacio is called the president of the "Tagalog Republic".[31][20][46][94] The term Tagalog historically refers to an ethnic group, their language, and script. While historians have thus tended to view Bonifacio's concept of the Philippine nation as restricted to the Tagalog regions of Luzon, as compared to Aguinaldo's view of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao
Mindanao
(comprising the modern Philippines), Guerrero writes that Bonifacio and the Katipunan
Katipunan
in fact already had an all-encompassing view. The Kartilya defines "tagalog" as "all those born in this archipelago; therefore, though visayan, ilocano, pampango, etc. they are all tagalogs".[20] In their memoirs, Emilio Aguinaldo
Emilio Aguinaldo
and other Magdalo people claim Bonifacio became the head of the Magdiwang, receiving the title Harì ng Bayan ("King of the People") with Mariano Álvarez
Mariano Álvarez
as his second-in-command.[47][95] However, these claims are unsupported by documentary evidence.[96] Carlos Quirino
Carlos Quirino
suggests these claims stem from a misunderstanding or misrepresentation of Bonifacio's title Pangulo ng Haring Bayan ("President of the Sovereign Nation").[96] Santiago Álvarez (son of Mariano) distinguishes between the Magdiwang government and the Katipunan
Katipunan
Supreme Council headed by Bonifacio.[17] Bonifacio as national hero[edit] See also: National hero of the Philippines

Andrés Bonifacio Monument
Andrés Bonifacio Monument
In Caloocan

José Rizal
José Rizal
is generally considered the national hero, but Bonifacio has been suggested as a more worthy candidate on the grounds of having started the Philippine Revolution.[76] Teodoro Agoncillo
Teodoro Agoncillo
notes that the Philippine national hero, unlike those of other countries, is not "the leader of its liberation forces".[97] Renato Constantino writes that Rizal
Rizal
is a "United States-sponsored hero" who was promoted as the greatest Filipino hero during the American colonial period of the Philippines
Philippines
– after Aguinaldo lost the Philippine–American War. The United States promoted Rizal, who was taken to represent peaceful political advocacy, instead of more radical figures whose ideas could inspire resistance against American rule.[98] Specifically, Rizal
Rizal
was selected over Bonifacio who was viewed as "too radical" and Apolinario Mabini who was "unregenerate."[99] Historian Ambeth Ocampo
Ambeth Ocampo
gives the opinion that arguing for Bonifacio as the "better" hero on the grounds that he, not Rizal, began the Philippine Revolution, is moot since Rizal
Rizal
inspired Bonifacio, the Katipunan, and the Revolution. Even prior to Rizal's banishment to Dapitan, he was already regarded by the Filipino people as a national hero, having been elected as honorary president by the Katipunan.[76] León María Guerrero notes that while Rizal
Rizal
did not give his blessing to the Katipunan
Katipunan
because he believed the time was premature, he did not condemn the aim of independence per se.[100] Teodoro Agoncillo gives the opinion that Bonifacio should not replace Rizal
Rizal
as national hero, but they should be honored "side by side".[97] Despite popular recognition of Rizal
Rizal
as "the Philippine national hero", the title itself has no explicit legal definition in present Philippine law. Rizal
Rizal
and Bonifacio, however, are given the implied recognition of being national heroes because they are commemorated annually nationwide – Rizal
Rizal
Day on December 30 and Bonifacio Day
Bonifacio Day
on November 30.[101] According to the website of the National Center for Culture and the Arts:

Despite the lack of any official declaration explicitly proclaiming them as national heroes, [ Rizal
Rizal
and Bonifacio] remain admired and revered for their roles in Philippine history. Heroes, according to historians, should not be legislated. Their appreciation should be better left to academics. Acclamation for heroes, they felt, would be recognition enough.[101]

Bonifacio's bones[edit] In 1918, the American colonial government of the Philippines
Philippines
mounted a search for Bonifacio's remains in Maragondon. A group consisting of government officials, former rebels, and a man reputed to be Bonifacio's servant found bones which they claimed were Bonifacio's in a sugarcane field on March 17. The bones were placed in an urn and put into the care of the National Library of the Philippines. They were housed at the Library's headquarters in the Legislative Building in Ermita, Manila, together with some of Bonifacio's papers and personal belongings. The authenticity of the bones was much disputed at the time and has been challenged as late as 2001 by Ambeth Ocampo. When Emilio Aguinaldo
Emilio Aguinaldo
ran for President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines
Philippines
in 1935, his opponent Manuel L. Quezon
Manuel L. Quezon
(the eventual victor) invoked the memory of Bonifacio against him, the bones being the result of Bonifacio's execution by the revolutionary government headed by Aguinaldo. During World War II, the Philippines
Philippines
was invaded by Japan
Japan
in December 1941. The bones were lost due to the widespread destruction and looting during the Allied capture of Manila
Manila
in February 1945.[1][102][103] Media Portrayal[edit]

Portrayed by Julio Diaz in the 1992 film Bayani and the unrelated 1995 TV series Bayani. Portrayed by Gardo Versoza in the 1998 film Jose Rizal. Portrayed by Alfred Vargas in the 2010 film Ang Paglilitis kay Andres Bonifacio and in the 2012 film, Supremo. Portrayed by Mark Anthony Fernandez in GMA Lupang Hinirang
Lupang Hinirang
Music Video in 2010 Portrayed by Cesar Montano
Cesar Montano
in the 2012 film El Presidente. Portrayed by Jolo Revilla in the 2013 TV series Indio. Portrayed by Sid Lucero in the 2013 TV series Katipunan
Katipunan
and 2014 TV series Ilustrado. Portrayed by Robin Padilla
Robin Padilla
in the 2014 film Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo.

See also[edit]

Bonifacio Day Procopio Bonifacio Gregoria de Jesus Emilio Jacinto Catalina De Castro Julio Nakpil

Notes[edit]

^ a b c d e f Ocampo 2001. ^ a b Agoncillo 1996, p. 41 ^ Agoncillo 1990, p. 146. ^ "Selection and Proclamation of National Heroes and Laws Honoring Filipino Historical Figures" (PDF). Reference and Research Bureau Legislative Research Service, House of Congress. Archived from the original (pdf) on June 4, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2009. . ^ Or: Kataastaasan(g) Kagalanggalangang... ^ Guerrero 1998, p. 132. ^ a b Constantino 1975, pp. 158–159 ^ Agoncillo 1990, p. 149 ^ a b Guerrero 1998, p. 149. ^ Agoncillo 1996, p. 216 ^ "Katipunan: Documents and Studies". kasaysayan-kkk.info.  ^ Richardson, Jim (2013). The Light of Liberty: Documents and Studies on the Katipunan, 1892–1897. Ateneo de Manila
Manila
University Press. ISBN 978-971-550-675-5.  ^ "The most important book of our time". Editorial. Philippine Daily Inquirer. December 2, 2013.  ^ a b Agoncillo 1990, p. 166 ^ Guerrero 1998, p. 151. ^ Agoncillo 1990, p. 163 ^ a b c d e f g Álvarez 1992. ^ Agoncillo 1990, p. 152 ^ Guerrero 1998, p. 150. ^ a b c d e Guerrero 1996a, pp. 3–12. ^ Guerrero 1998, pp. 149–150. ^ Pag-ibig sa Tinubuang Lupa. Philippine Revolution
Philippine Revolution
Web Center Site. ^ a b Constantino 1975, p. 175. ^ Guerrero 1998, pp. 160–164. ^ Constantino 1975, p. 176. ^ a b Constantino 1975, p. 177 ^ Guerrero 1998, pp. 143,164. ^ Borromeo-Buehler 1998, pp. 29–30. ^ Borromeo-Buehler 1998 ^ Guerrero 1996b, pp. 13–22 ^ a b Guerrero 1998, pp. 166–167. ^ Agoncillo 1996, pp. 152–153 ^ Salazar 1994, p. 107. ^ a b c d Agoncillo 1990, p. 173 ^ a b c Salazar 1994. ^ Zaide 1984. ^ Salazar 1994, p. 104. ^ a b Guerrero 1998, p. 173. ^ Constantino 1975, p. 179 ^ a b Guerrero 1998, pp. 175–176. ^ a b c d e Mabini 1969. ^ Constantino 1975, p. 180 ^ a b Nakpil 1964. ^ Constantino 1975, pp. 178–181 ^ Garcia & Rodriguez 2001. ^ a b c d e f Cristobal 2005. ^ a b c d e f Aguinaldo 1964. ^ a b Constantino 1975, pp. 181–182 ^ a b Guerrero 1998, p. 190. ^ Constantino 1975, p. 182 ^ Guerrero 1998, p. 187,190. ^ Constantino 1975, pp. 182–184 ^ Guerrero 1998, pp. 187–191. ^ a b c d e f g h i Guererro, Milagros; Encarnacion, Emmanuel; Villegas, Ramon (1996). "Andres Bonifacio and the 1896 Revolution". Sulyap Kultura. National Commission for Culture and the Arts. 1 (2): 3–12.  ^ a b c d e f Guererro, Milagros; Schumacher, S.J., John (1998). Reform and Revolution. Kasaysayan: The History of the Filipino People. 5. Asia Publishing Company Limited. ISBN 962-258-228-1.  ^ Agoncillo 1990, p. [page needed] ^ a b Constantino 1975, p. 184 ^ Constantino 1975, pp. 185–186 ^ Guerrero 1998, pp. 191–193. ^ Linn 2000, pp. 4–5. ^ Constantino 1975, p. 224. ^ a b Agoncillo 1990, p. 178 ^ Constantino 1975, p. 185 ^ Alvarez, S.V., 1992, Recalling the Revolution, Madison: Center for Southeast Asia Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, ISBN 1-881261-05-0 ^ Álvarez 1992. ^ Artemio Ricarte
Artemio Ricarte
Declaration dated March 24, 1897. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 19, 2011. Retrieved May 22, 2011.  ^ Constantino 1975, pp. 188 ^ Guerrero 1998, p. 192. ^ Agoncillo 1990, pp. 171–172. ^ Zaide 1999, pp. 248–249. ^ Zaide 1999, p. 247. ^ Philippine History Module-based Learning I' 2002 Ed., Rex Bookstore, Inc., p. 138, ISBN 978-971-23-3449-8  ^ a b Guerrero 1998, p. 194. ^ Agoncillo 1990, pp. 178–180 ^ Guerrero 1998, p. 193. ^ a b c Ocampo 1999. ^ Agoncillo 1990, p. 180 ^ Guerrero 1998, pp. 194–196. ^ Constantino 1975, pp. 189–191 ^ a b c Agoncillo 1990, pp. 180–181. ^ Constantino 1975, p. 191 ^ Constantino 1975, pp. 190–191 ^ Villanueva 1989, pp. 60,64. ^ Constantino 1975, pp. 190–206 ^ a b Villanueva 1989, pp. 62–63. ^ Constantino 1975, pp. 188,190–191 ^ a b Constantino 1975, p. 190 ^ Villanueva 1989, pp. 61,64. ^ Villanueva 1989, pp. 58–64. ^ Constantino 1975, pp. 183–185 ^ Guerrero 1998, p. 189. ^ Villanueva 1989, pp. 58–59. ^ Guerrero 1998, p. 196. ^ "La Ilustración Española y Americana", Año 1897, Vol. I.[permanent dead link] Museo Oriental de Valladolid Site. ^ Ronquillo 1996. ^ a b Quirino 1969. ^ a b Agoncillo 1990, p. 160 ^ Constantino 1980, pp. 125–145. ^ Friend 1965, p. 15 ^ Leon Ma. Guerrero, "The First Filipino", as quoted in Nick Joaquin's "Anatomy of the Anti-Hero." http://joserizal.info/Reflections/joaquin.htm ^ a b National Commission for Culture and the Arts. *Selection and Proclamation of National heroes and Law Honoring Filipino Historical Figures. http://www.ncca.gov.ph/about-culture-and-arts/culture-profile/culture-profile-nationalhero.php ^ Morallos 1998. ^ "Philippine Revolution." Retrieved on August 1, 2009.

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(public domain audiobooks) Andres Bonifacio: 1863–1897. United States Library of Congress The Records of the Court Martial of Andres and Procopio Bonifacio Full text and online collection of court documents in Spanish and old Tagalog with regards to the Andres and Procopio Bonifacio trial. The Court-Martial of Andres Bonifacio English translation of the historical court documents and testimonies in the trial and execution of Andres and Procopio Bonifacio processed by Filipiniana.net Ang Dapat Mabatid ng mga Tagalog Summary and full text of an article written by Andrés Bonifacio in the Katipunan
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Emilio Aguinaldo
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Italicized: Movable holiday

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Philippine Revolution

Battles People

Events

Prelude

Novales Revolt Palmero Conspiracy Gomburza

Concurrent

Cry of Pugad Lawin Bonifacio Plan Katagalugan (Bonifacio) Imus
Imus
Assembly Tejeros Convention Republic
Republic
of Biak-na-Bato

Elections Pact

Spanish–American War Declaration of Independence Malolos Congress República Filipina Negros Revolution Republic
Republic
of Negros Republic
Republic
of Zamboanga

Epilogue

Treaty of Paris Philippine–American War Katagalugan (Sacay) Moro Rebellion Philippine Autonomy Act of 1916 Commonwealth of the Philippines Treaty of Manila

Organizations

American Anti-Imperialist League Aglipayan Church Katipunan La Liga Filipina Magdalo faction Magdiwang faction Philippine Constabulary Philippine Revolutionary
Revolutionary
Army Pulajanes Propaganda Movement

Documents

El filibusterismo Kartilya ng Katipunan La Solidaridad Malolos Constitution Mi último adiós Noli Me Tángere

Symbols

Flags of the Philippine Revolution Flag of the Philippines Lupang Hinirang Spoliarium

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National symbols of the Philippines

Official

Arnis Coat of arms Filipino language Flag "Lupang Hinirang" "Maka-Diyos, Maka-Tao, Makakalikasan at Makabansa" Narra Philippine eagle Philippine pearl Sampaguita

Unofficial

Adobo Anahaw Bakya Balangay Barong and Baro't saya "Bayan Ko" Carabao Cariñosa Jeepney Juan de la Cruz Lechon Malacañang Palace Mango Manila Milkfish National Seal Nipa hut Tinikling Sinigang Sipa Waling-waling

National heroes

Emilio Aguinaldo Melchora Aquino Andrés Bonifacio Marcelo H. del Pilar Sultan Dipatuan Kudarat Juan Luna Apolinario Mabini José Rizal Gabriela Silang

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 811657 LCCN: n85372025 ISNI: 0000 0000 8080 6362 GND: 118961411 BN

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