Last Saturday, Ambeth talked about Andres Bonifacio, one of the national heroes of the Philippines. This topic was quite timely too since this year is also the sesquicentennial of Bonifacio's birth.
Ocampo started the TED-like lecture by telling the audience that he always learn something different about the Philippines' National Hero, every time.
There are 7 sites in Cavite that are part of the mandatory stops in the Byaheng Bonifacio: Byaheng Bayani ng Bayan. This is part of the many activities launched by the Department of Tourism and the National Historical Commmission of the Philippines, to celebrate the sesquicentennial year of Andres Bonifacio.
There are 8 sites in Metro Manila that are included in the Byaheng Bonifacio: Byaheng Bayani ng Bayan. This is a unique journey launched by the Department of Tourism and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines to celebrate the life of Andres Bonifacio, one of the national heroes of the Philippines.
Who is this man then in our Php 10.00 coin? Why is he considered to be one of our national heroes? Why is his birth (November 30) and not his death, declared a national holiday in the Philippines?
The Lakbay Jose Rizal @150 is a unique initiative launched by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, the Departement of Tourism and other local government units. This is to commemorate the sesquicentennial of Jose P. Rizal's birth.
It did not feel like a one hour lecture at all as Dr. Ocampo dashes his talk with quirky asides or what he confessed that afternoon as ‘useless information.’
After the talk, I am surprised how these thin pieces of paper can hold so much interesting information aside from the numbers, the president and the scenic spots featured on them.
One hundred and fifty years ago, Jose P. Rizal was born in Calamba, Laguna. This man had an interesting childhood, earned good education in the country and abroad, and later on wrote 2 novels that sparked the 1986 Philippine revolution.