Name: Andress Bonifacio y de Castro
Birth Date: November 30, 1863
Birth Place: Ilaya,Tondo, Manila
Mother’s Name: Catalina de Castro
Father’s Name: Santiago Bonifacio
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT: Bonifacio’s normal schooling was cut short when he dropped out to support his siblings after both their parents died of illness. He did Not finishing his normal education, Bonifacio was self-educated. He read books about the French Revolution, biographies of the Presidents of the United States, books about contemporary Philippine penal and civil codes, and novels such as Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, Eugène Sue’s Le Juif errant and José Rizal’s Noli Me Tángere and El Filibusterismo.
1. The father of Philippine Revolution
2. He was a founder and later Supreme (“Supreme Leader’) of the katipunan movement which sougth the independence of the Philippines from Spanish Colonial Rule and started the Philippine Revolution. 3. He is considered a de facto national hero of the Philippines. 4. He considered by some Filipino historian to be the first President, but officially he is not recognize a such.
ANSALYSIS: ANDRES BONIFACIO (full name: Gat Andres Bonifacio y de Castro) was born in Ilaya, Tondo, Manila and was the oldest child of Santiago Bonifacio and Catalina de Castro. His early education started in Tondo but was forced to drop out because of his parents’ death and that he had to work for his siblings. Despite not finishing formal education, Bonifacio was self-educated. Andres Bonifacio became a passionate Filipino nationalist and when Jose Rizal had established the La Liga Filipina, Andres Bonifacio was a member. When Jose Rizal was deported to Dapitan, he immediately organized the KKK or the “Kataastaasang Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng mga anak ng bayan”. In Pugad Lawin, Caloocan, Andres Bonifacio together with the thousands of Katipuneros assembled and tore their cedulas.