Philippine Revolution

Katipunan "Supremo" Andres Bonifacio

PerryScope By Perry Diaz On July 7, 1892, Andres Bonifacio, together with Deodato Arellano, Valentin Diaz, Teodoro Plata, Ladislao Diwa, and Jose Dizon, upon learning of Dr. Jose P. Rizal’s deportation, convened secretly and agreed to form a secret society. The founders called the secret society the Kataastaasang Kagalang-Kagalang na Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan or Katipunan for short. It was also referred to Read More …

Andres Bonifacio

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Recently, there has been a great deal of interest on one of our heroes and founder of the Katipunan, Andres Bonifacio. Indeed, many are now of the belief that he had been denied the recognition he deserved. A decade ago, I wrote a column, “Was Bonifacio the First President?” that revisited the turbulent times when the revolutionary movement was in disarray; Read More …

Andres Bonifacio

By Bert Drona The Filipino Mind We native Filipinos, at the very least, all recognize Jose Rizal as a martyr-hero, given that all of us grew up learning about him, seeing his statue or other in our schools, town plazas, etc., and elevating him practically to a cult of personality by a few Filipinos. We know Rizal was in the forefront of the Propaganda Movement Read More …

By Dahli Aspillera Malaya ‘Bonifacio was not only the Father of the Philippine Revolution. Bonifacio was above all the Father of Philippine Democracy.–Manuel L. Quezon, President, Philippine Commonwealth’ FROM Carmencita Acosta, an email which was a joy to receive, and most fitting to publish on this November 30, Bonifacio Day: Dahli, please don’t forget that your grandfather was at the forefront working for the declaration Read More …

Aguinaldo and his loyal followers before leaving for exile in Hong Kong. Note: Valentin Diaz, 3rd row,3rd from left.

In commemoration of Bonifacio Day on November 30, the following article highlights the life of Valentin Diaz, one of the founders of the Katipunan or K.K.K., the secret society that started the Philippine Revolution of 1896, and that of his cousin Eulalio Diaz who fought the Americans during the Philippine-American War. A Pact sealed with Blood 1: The Diazes of Paoay By George M. Hizon Read More …

ni George M. Hizon Isa sa pinakatanyag na kilusang lihim na itinatag sa Pilipinas ay ang K.K.K. Kilala rin bilang KATIPUNAN, ang K.K.K. ay isang acronym na nagkakahulugang Kataastaasan Kagalanggalangan Katipunan ng mga Anak Ng Bayan. Nagsimula noong 1892, ang pangunahing layunin ng K.K.K. ay mapatalsik ang 350-daan taong pamahalaan ng mga Kastila sa Pilipinas. Napakaraming artikulo ang naisulat tungkol sa kiliusang ito, nguni’t kaunti lang Read More …

ni George M. Hizon Sa pagkakulong nina Artemio Ricarte at Eulalio Diaz noong kalagitnaan ng Abril, 1904,  isa pang Filipinong rebelde ang tumayo bilang pinuno ng mga rebolusyonaryong pwersa. Siya ay si Macario Sakay at naghasik siya ng isang madugong pakikibaka laban sa mga pwersa ng US sa rehiyon ng mga Tagalog mula Abril, 1904  hanggang sa Hulyo, 1906. Nguni’t sino nga ba talaga si Macario Read More …

Landscape By Gemma Cruz Araneta Antonio Luna read the Noli Me Tangere and its sequel, El Filibusterismo, seditious novels by his friend Jose Rizal, with deep interest and enthusiasm. He must have been so inspired that in a review he wrote for “La Solidaridad” he described the novels as bearing the “ seal of truth” as they vividly exposed the humiliating conditions of colonial society, Read More …

Looking Back by Ambeth Ocampo from Philippine Daily Inquirer ARTEMIO RICARTE’S “Himagsikan nang manga Pilipino laban sa Kastila” was published in Yokohama, Japan, in 1927. The imprint given is “Karihan Café.” Ricarte’s wife ran a restaurant visited by Filipinos traveling in Japan. If one was homesick or tired of Japanese fare, Karihan Luvimin on 149 Yamasitacho, Yokohama, was the place for Pinoy food and a Read More …