Army commemorates Bonifacio Day

    FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – The Philippine Army joined the nationwide celebration of the Bonifacio Day through a ceremony held here today, November 30.

    The Army Vice Commander, Maj. Gen. Renaldo M. Aquino, led the commemoration rites at the Bonifacio Monument standing in the middle of the Headquarters Philippine Army’s flagpole area. A descendant of Gat Andres Bonifacio also graced the event and gave an inspiring speech.

    “Ngayong ika-isandaan limampu't anim na taon ng paggunita sa kaarawan ni Gat Andres Bonifacio, maalala din sana natin na, bukod sa kanyang kagitingan, ang pagmamalasakit niya sa bayan ang nagdulot ng kamalayan sa lipunan at ng ating kalayaan. Maging paalala sana ito na linangin natin ang taglay na kabayanihan ng bawat isa, bilang mga Pilipinong may malasakit sa bayan. Sa kahit na anong pamamaraan, ang mga simpleng gawaing nagpapatingkad ng ating pagka-Pilipino ay kabayanihan rin,” said Narizza D. Gaco, descendant of GAT Andres Bonifacio working as a nurse at the Philippine Army General Hospital.

    On the other hand, Aquino reminded the members of the Philippine Army on the significance of today’s celebration. “For all the members of the Philippine Army, officers, enlisted personnel, and civilian human resource— Gat Bonifacio is the spiritual embodiment of the organization because the movement he founded, the Katipunan, became the cornerstone upon which the modern-day Philippine Army was founded,” he said.

    “We can all relate to Gat Bonifacio, because his bravery and readiness to sacrifice are the same values which we continuously apply to our own service for our country and the people,” said Aquino added.#

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