Modern-day Bonifacios to launch Gat Andres School

Workers, urban poor and other marginalized sectors will gather on Nov. 10 at the University of the Philippines Diliman for the launching of the “Paaralang Gat Andres Bonifacio” as part of the series of events leading to the Filipino working class hero’s 150th birthday on Nov. 30 next year.

Wearing the traditional red “bandana,” the modern-day Bonifacios will partake in a discussion of a historical paper prepared by UP Manila Professor Doroteo Abaya. The paper will shed light on the less documented life of Bonifacio, who led the 1896 revolution against Spanish colonial rule.

The event is organized by the Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER), Anakpawis party-list, Linangan ng Kulturang Pilipino, Boni 150 Committee, and the Philippine Anti-imperialist Studies.