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Philippine Stamps &
Topical Collecting
 
The Philatelic Website For
Philippine Stamps And Topical
And Thematic Stamp Collecting

 
Ngayong Araw Sa Kasaysayan Ng Pilipinas
(This Day In Philippine History)
 
Hunyo 12: Araw Ng Kalayaan
(June 12: Philippine Independence Day)

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MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS!
LONG LIVE THE PHILIPPINES!
 
Posted: January 9, 2006 / Updated: December 9, 2009

 
Ngayong Araw Sa Kasaysayan Ng Pilipinas
(This Day In Philippine History)
 
*Huling Linggo Ng Agosto: "Araw Ng Mga Bayani"
(Last Sunday Of August: National Heroes Day)

Philippine Heroes - 1995
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Andres Bonifacio, Apolinario Mabini And Jose Rizal

Philippine Heroine - 1969
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Melchora "Tandang Sora" Aquino

Three men and a very old woman among the many Filipino men and women who defied all odds and helped create an independent Philippine Republic.
 
 
 
Andres Bonifacio: Profile of a Filipino Hero
 
Andres Bonifacio
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Family Background

          Father : Santiago Bonifacio

          Mother : Catalina de Castro

         Brothers / Sisters: Ciriaco, Procorpio, Espiridina, Troadio

                     and Maxima

          Wife : Monica - First wife who died of leprosy;
                    Gregoria - Second wife

          Place of Birth : Tondo, Manila

          Date of Birth : November 30, 1863

          Date of Demise : May 10, 1897

Education

     He was unable to complete his high school education due to poverty which was brought about by the early deaths of his parents in the early 1880's. He was a self-educated man, a very smart person and a well-read individual. He read books and articles on politics, law, revolution and religion. In his home, he kept a collection of La Solidaridad and letters of Juan Luna, Marcelo H. del Pilar and Jose Rizal. His collection of books included biographies of U.S. presidents, books on the French revolution, Rizal's Noli Me Tangere, Hugo's Les Miserables and Sue's The Wandering Jews. He wrote a poem entitled, "Pag-Ibig sa Tinubuang Lupa" ("Love of Native Land"), a decalogue of the Katipunan and an essay entitled, "Ang Mabatid ng mga Tagalog" ("What the Tagalogs should know").

Work-Related Traits and Skills

          Honest

          Hardworking

          Neat and stylish dresser

          Beautiful penmanship

          Skill to make walking canes and paper fans

          Ability to speak Filipino, Spanish and a little bit of English

          Ability to identify one's limitations and ability to recognize the worth

               of other individuals

Employment

          Self-employed as market peddler of walking canes and paper fans

          Messenger and salesman for Fleming and Company

          Warehouse keeper for Fresell and Company

          "FATHER OF THE PHILIPPINE REVOLUTION OF 1896"

 
Posted: December 9, 2009

Updated: December 9,  2009

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Alex Angara Moises. Advance Thematic Collector. Philippines