Bonifacio 150 Committee (Boni150) conducted a sketching session at Binondo Plaza last May 10 to commemorate the birth of Gregoria de Jesus (May 9, 1875 – March 15, 1943) and the death of Andres Bonifacio (November 30, 1863 – May 10, 1897).
A century ago, proletarian freedom fighter Andres Bonifacio could be selling fans and performing at theaters around Tondo and this site in Binondo while organizing for the Katipunan liberation movement that united people of the archipelago against Spain.
Married in 1893 in nearby Binondo Church were Bonifacio and Gregoria de Jesus who also fought side by side with men during the 1896 Revolution.
After the session, the delegation then proceeded to the Bahay Nakpil-Bautista to share lunch, songs, poetry, narrative and research sharing about the heroes of Philippine revolution.
Bonifacio 150 Committee is convened by the Linangan ng Kulturang Filipino, Bahay Nakpil Foundation and Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development (IOHSAD) among others. It was launched in November 2012 to conduct series of discussions, educational trips, exhibits and cultural activities to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio.
Join Boni150’s next events:
May 22: cultural talk on Julio Nakpil in commemoration of his 146th birth anniversary
May 26: educational trip to Maragondon Cavite, historic site of Bonifacio’s execution.
For more info, see Boni150 Facebook Group Page.
More photos here.
Read Part two of Diklap.