On Nov. 30, the country marked the 158th anniversary of the life of Andres Bonifacio, the national hero considered as the Father of Philippine Democracy for being the first man to spark an armed revolution in all of Asia.
Bonifacio was an honorable Filipino with no other ambition but to fight for his beloved country’s freedom and democracy from the colonizers.
According to Congressman Yul Servo Nieto, “It is high time that we all know about the life of Andres Bonifacio, that he is more than a brave man who sparked an armed revolution against the colonizers of their time, that he is the true Father of Philippine Democracy and is the First President of the country.”
In these respects, the former actor has filed a bill to take further steps to recover and preserve the “Katipunan Documents;” a resolution recognizing Andres Bonifacio as the first president of the country; an act mandating all colleges and universities in the City of Manila to include subjects devoted to the life, works, and heroism of Bonifacio; and an act establishing the Andres Bonifacio Museum in Manila.
“These bills and resolutions are not aimed at discrediting what has already been established in our history, rather, this will fill all the gaps and finally correct all misconceptions about Andres Bonifacio, so that we can be proud of a National Hero, this is not only for us, but for our children and a future where we finally recognize and fight for a hero that has fought for us without a second thought,” Nieto stated.
“I am urging the public to be aware of our history, and I am humbly asking for the support of the Congress and Senate. Let us all fill the gaps in our history about Andres Bonifacio and be united in this endeavor, it is our time to fight for him now,” he ended.