• Short Summary

    ON THE OCCASION OF THE 101ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF ANDRES BONIFACIO, THE GREAT FILIPINO REVOLUTIONARY, THE REMAINS OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER FROM FORT SANTIAGO IN MANILA, WAS TRANSFERRED TO A MILITARY CEMETERY IN FORT BONIFACIO, NAMED AFTER THE HERO.

  • Description

    ON THE OCCASION OF THE 101ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF ANDRES BONIFACIO, THE GREAT FILIPINO REVOLUTIONARY, THE REMAINS OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER FROM FORT SANTIAGO IN MANILA, WAS TRANSFERRED TO A MILITARY CEMETERY IN FORT BONIFACIO, NAMED AFTER THE HERO.

    THE LATE ANDRES BONIFACIO WAS FOUNDER OF "KATIPUNAN", AN UNDERGROUND MOVEMENT WHICH FOUGHT AGAINST THE SPANIARDS WHO THEN RULED THE PHILIPPINES. MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY WERE PROMINENT FILIPINO PERSONALITIES, WHOSE IDENTITIES WERE SECRET.

    BONIFACIO WAS A POOR FARMER. HE WAS CAUGHT AND EXECUTED ON MAY 10, 1897, AT THE AGE OF 34.

    THE TRANSFER WAS SOUGHT BY THE NATIONAL SHRINES COMMISSION IN A RESOLUTION APPROVED DURING ITS REGULAR MEETING LAST FRIDAY. THE URN OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER WAS TRANSFERRED TO A CAISSON DRAPPED BY THE PHILIPPINES FLAG. IT WAS ACCOMPANIED BY UNITS OF THE ARMED FORCES; PRESIDENT DIOSDADO MACAPAGAL; HIGH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.

    AT THE BONIFACIO FORT, THE DIGNITARIES WITNESSED THE REBURIAL OF THE URN IN THE NEW TOMB. THE ETERNAL FLAME WAS LIT AND IT WILL BURN FOREVER IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE UNKNOWN DEAD. MEANWHILE, OLD FORT SANTIAGO WILL BE DEVELOPED INTO A MEMORIAL GARDEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA79LNLHG12VG9CPYM8I2KZN6GL
    Media URN:
    VLVA79LNLHG12VG9CPYM8I2KZN6GL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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