MAP: Retracing Andres Bonifacio's steps
MANILA, Philippines – Put yourself in a man's shoes, and you will understand his struggles. Step into Andres Bonifacio's shoes, and you will understand a hero's struggles for his nation's independence.
In celebration of Bonifacio Day on Saturday, November 30, let us take a peek into the life of Andres Bonifacio by retracing his footsteps, from his birth on Nov 30, 1863 to his death on May 10, 1897.
The trail is part of the "Byaheng Bonifacio" tour, launched in August 2013 by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and the Department of Tourism to mark Bonifacio's 150th birth anniversary. (READ: Ways to celebrate Bonifacio at 150)
In addition, Rappler plotted the locations of monuments and shrines that serve as a tribute to the heroism of Bonifacio and the Katipunan.
Click on each marker in the map below for more information.
All things Bonifacio
More than a century later, Gat Andres lives on through places named after him, and through monuments and shrines honoring the KKK.
There is one town named Bonifacio, located in Misamis Occidental in Mindanao.
At least 42 barangays in the Philippines carry the name "Bonifacio." These are located in 8 cities and 31 municipalities in 22 provinces.
Among the camps of the Philippine Army is Fort Andres Bonifacio. Formerly Fort William McKinley, a portion of the camp was converted for commercial use and became Bonifacio Global City (BGC).
Fort Andres Bonifacio is currently in the middle of a border dispute between Makati City and Taguig City. The Court of Appeals recently re-awarded some parts of Fort Bonifacio, including BGC, to Makati City. Taguig City appealed the decision.
There was also a military ship named BRP Andres Bonifacio. A Philippine Navy frigate, it served the US Navy, the US Coast Guard, and the Vietnam Navy for 3 decades before joining the Philippine fleet in 1976. It was not clear when exactly it was decommissioned, but it was sold for scrapping in the early 2000s.
A total of 43 kilometers of national roads, 4 hospitals, at least 50 public schools, and one tertiary school bear the name of the Supremo, Andres Bonifacio. – with research by Nigel Tan/Rappler.com
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