• Joined Rizal’s “La Liga Filipina”
A group that aims to liberate the
• Founded the “Katipunan” (KKK) on July 7,
A revolutionary faction that aims to
liberate the Filipinos in a bloody way.
imprissoned and exiled Bonifacio
turned his back on La Liga’s aims and
was convinced that the only way to
free the Filipinos is through a violent
• Bonifacio’s real belief was that in order to be
free there need to be a war, a revolution
against the Spaniards.
• But when he joined La Liga Filipina his view
changed and nurtured faith in the peaceful
revolutionary progress that La Liga aims.
“Ang dapat mabatid
ng mga Tagalog”
(written on Kalayaan)
Reflection on Bonifacio’s Philosophy of
• It is not between the government and the
governed, it is about the colonized and the
• Change the “Ang dapat mabatid ng mga
tagalog” to “Ang dapat mabatid ng mga
•A given example was Andres Bonifacio, who was in fact
a plebeian ( blue collar) but was considered an ilustrado
based on his wisdom and ability to lead the Katipunan
•If the initial membership of the Katipunan is ilustrado, it
is difficult to perceive how it can be viewed as an
illustration of a “history from below”.
•The initial Katipunan membership was middle class or
even lower middle class, it illustrates a “history from the
• The philosophy of Bonifacio revolution is the
tagalog was afflicted by their own entire nation
• During the spanish colonial government the
tutelage and friar are under it’s nation
• The tagalog are all alone after the blood compact
• Tagalogs are the most affected on national
• Bonifacio advocated on people’s suffering
• To ensure a rapid recruitment for the
membership in revolutionary movement is how
to intensify agitational work
• During the time of Bonifacio only one can
misery,exploitation and suffering
• Being a revolutionist you should provide
revolutionary framework, better and
pursuasive alternative to people’s misery
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