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Bonifacio National Monument - Monumento, Kalookan City

The Andrés Bonifacio monument with the 45-foot pylon and figures cast in bronze is located in Caloocan City, Metro Manila at the intersections
of Samson Road, McArthur Highway, Rizal Avenue and Epifanio de los Santos (EDSA) Highway. It is also the start of the line for the Light
Railway Transit (LRT) that begins at the Monumento Station (natch!) and leads all the way up to Baclaran Station in Pasay City.
Bonifacio Day is a National Holiday in the Philippines and is celebrated on the 30th of November (his birthdate).

This "Monumento" was designed and completed in 1933 by the country's National Artist for the Visual Arts (Sculpture) in 1973, Guillermo Estrella Tolentino http://www.globalpinoy.com/ch/ch_nationalartists_sub.php?name=Guillermo%20Estrella%20Tolentino&category=Visual%20Arts .
It is his sculptural masterpiece portraying numerous figures around an obelisk that includes events leading up to the formation of the
revolutionary group named "Kataastaasang Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan" or Katipunan/KKK for short http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katipunan led by Andrés Bonifacio.

The three steps leading to the monument represents the three centuries of Spanish rule (333 years), while the octagonal base with the 8 rays of
the sun from the Philippine flag symbolizes the eight key provinces (as written on the surrounding pavement) where Martial Law was first declared
by the Governor-General when the Katipunan held major uprisings there against the Spanish authorities - the very location of this monument
actually depicting the place of the first such encounter by Andrés Bonifacio and the Katipunan with the Spanish colonial army on August 3, 1896.

Don't forget to read and be shocked (!) by what the inscription on the commemorative plaque placed under the figure of Andrés Bonifacio has to say! :-o

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These images are proudly featured in the official Guillermo E. Tolentino website: http://www.guillermotolentino.com/
Click "Sculptural Works", then click bottom right-hand corner of the virtual book page.

Pawnshop heaven!
Pawnshop heaven!
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Bonifacio.2006.11.jpg
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Bonifacio.2006.5.jpg
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Bonifacio.2006.21b.jpg
Winged Victory
Winged Victory
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Katipunan leader Andrés Bonifacio
Katipunan leader Andrés Bonifacio
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Winged Victory
Winged Victory
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Uprising led by Katipunan leader Andrés Bonifacio (The Great Plebeian)
Uprising led by Katipunan leader Andrés Bonifacio ("The Great Plebeian")
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DSC00062-c.JPG
Commemorative Plaque
Commemorative Plaque
This place marks the KATIPUNAN's 1st encounter with the Spanish army
This place marks the KATIPUNAN's 1st encounter with the Spanish army
Ravages of colonial rule with part of the GOMBURZA execution scene
Ravages of colonial rule with part of the GOMBURZA execution scene
GOMBURZA Execution Scene
GOMBURZA Execution Scene
Blood pact membership of the Katipunan; Insurrection scene
Blood pact membership of the Katipunan; Insurrection scene
Spanish colonial injustice led to the formation of the KATIPUNAN
Spanish colonial injustice led to the formation of the KATIPUNAN
Andrés Bonifacio leads the KATIPUNAN
Andrés Bonifacio leads the KATIPUNAN
Andrés Bonifacio leads the KATIPUNAN
Andrés Bonifacio leads the KATIPUNAN
Sugod, mga kapatid!
"Sugod, mga kapatid!"
The 1st encounter between the Spanish Army & the Katipunan
The 1st encounter between the Spanish Army & the Katipunan
Padre de familia
Padre de familia
Bidding one's family goodbye to fight with the Katipunan
Bidding one's family goodbye to fight with the Katipunan
Fr. Mariano Gomez (1799-1872) at right, the 1st GOMBURZA priest executed on the garrote
Fr. Mariano Gomez (1799-1872) at right, the 1st GOMBURZA priest executed on the garrote
Father José Burgos (1837-1872) being executed on the garrote
Father José Burgos (1837-1872) being executed on the garrote
Fr. José Burgos (1837-1872) & Fr. Jacinto Zamora (1835-1872), the 2nd GOMBURZA priest executed on the garrote
Fr. José Burgos (1837-1872) & Fr. Jacinto Zamora (1835-1872), the 2nd GOMBURZA priest executed on the garrote
Blood compact
Blood compact
Blood compact
Blood compact
Ravages of War
Ravages of War
Distraught family group
Distraught family group
Distraught family group
Distraught family group
Silhouette
Silhouette
Emilio Jacinto (The Brains of the KKK) with Andrés Bonifacio (The Great Plebeian)
Emilio Jacinto ("The Brains of the KKK") with Andrés Bonifacio ("The Great Plebeian")
Emilio Jacinto & Andrés Bonifacio
Emilio Jacinto & Andrés Bonifacio
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The Monument is surrounded by a series of fountains & reflecting pools
The Monument is surrounded by a series of fountains & reflecting pools
Maynila (Manila)
Maynila ("Manila")
Kawit (Cavite)
Kawit ("Cavite")
Pampanga
Pampanga
Laguna
Laguna
Batangas
Batangas
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Bonifacio.2006.2.jpg
Nueva Ecija
Nueva Ecija
Bulacan
Bulacan
Tarlac
Tarlac
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DSC00095-c.JPG
Reflecting pool
Reflecting pool
Relecting pool
Relecting pool
Park
Park
Reflecting pool
Reflecting pool
Reflecting pool
Reflecting pool
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BONI 3.jpg