Bonifacio honored at UP rites

The Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayang Pilipinas, the alumni of the Rainbow Ranger Sunday Soldier Home Defense Program and the University of the Philippines and its Department of Military Science and Tactics will celebrate the 155th birth anniversary of Gat Andres Bonifacio at the Katipunero Monument at UP’s Vinzons Hall in Diliman, Quezon City on Nov. 30.

Being the site where the Katipunero Monument at the “Cry of Balintawak” was transferred, UP was also designated by the National Historical Commission as one of the sites for the celebration of Bonifacio Day.

From 2014, the celebration honored Bonifacio as the “Father of Citizen Soldiers” for having founded and formed the KKK from raw civilians, with reservists from the Armed Forces of the Philippines under the deputy chief of staff for reservist and retiree affairs, J9, GHQ, participating.

The event will kick off with a flag-raising ceremony at the back of the UP Grandstand at 8 a.m. with UP president Danilo Concepcion, the Commandant of UPDMST, the UPROTC and members of KMAB and RRAAI led by Graciano Mercado and Capt. Agustin Nacino, attending. 

The event will also feature the recitation of the KKK decalogue by KMAB members and inspirational talk by the UP president on the values, patriotism and heroism of Gat Andres Bonifacio.

Topics: Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayang Pilipinas , Rainbow Ranger Sunday Soldier Home Defense Program , University of the Philippines , Department of Military Science and Tactics , Gat Andres Bonifacio
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