Army commemorates Bonifacio's 152nd birth anniversary

December 1, 2015 10:57 am 

MANILA, Nov. 30 — Officers and enlisted personnel of the Philippine Army (PA) paid tribute to Katipunan founder Gat Andres Bonifacio as the Filipino nation celebrated his 152nd birth anniversary on Monday.

A wreath-laying ceremony and commemorative program were held at Libingan ng mga Bayani and the Bonifacio monument at the Headquarters Philippine Army, Taguig City.

Present was Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin who was guest of honor and speaker.

Paying tribute to Bonifacio's heroism, Gazmin recalled that poverty was never an issue for the Katipunan founder to study, learn and express his love for the country.

He said that while Bonifacio did not live to enjoy the freedom he fought for, the Filipinos should always remember and live by the example of the hero.

Meanwhile, Nerizza D. Gaco, a great granddaughter of Bonifacio, who was present during the event, expressed her thanks to the PA and the government for the continuing efforts in remembering the heroism and sacrifices of the hero.

The activity was attended by officers and enlisted personnel of Philippine Army major units and offices and civilian employees headed by Army head Lt. Gen. Eduardo B. Año. (PNA)

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