Saturday, 14 January 2012

Bonifacio Monument in Caloocan City

The main landmark of Caloocan City, the Bonifacio Monument is located at the intersection of Rizal Avenue and EDSA. The monument commemorates the most proletarian of all Filipino heroes, Andres Bonifacio. The monument likewise marks the first encounter between Andres Bonifacio and his revolutionary group called Katipunan with the Spanish soldiers on August 3, 1896. The monument was immortalized by the great Filipino national artist Guillermo(Botong)Tolentino in 1933 together with Guillermo Masangkay, one of Bonifacio's generals adapting the facing of Bonifacio's Statue towards his birthplace in Tondo, Manila, which is situated on the south of Caloocan.

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