/ 13 December 2021

MANILA Rep. John Marvin Nieto has filed a measure seeking to establish a museum dedicated to Andres Bonifacio in the city of Manila.

In filing House Bill 10557, Nieto said Bonifacio does not have a museum of his own.

He stressed that heroes such as Emilio Aguinaldo, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Juan Luna, Padre Jose Burgos have museums solely dedicated to them in their respective birthplaces while Dr. Jose Rizal has several museums in Dapitan, Fort Santiago, and in his birthplace in Calamba, Laguna.

“Though some often believe that the Museo ng Paglilitis ni Andres Bonifacio in Marogondon, Cavite and Museo ng Katipunan in Pinaglabanan, San Juan City are Andres Bonifacio’s museum, it is far from the truth as it is for all Katipuneros,” Nieto said in his explanatory note.

House Bill 10557 seeks to urge the national government through the National Historical Commission of the Philippines to establish Andres Bonifacio’s own museum.

“The Filipino youth who will come to know Andres Bonifacio in this way will know our true history and instill in them a newfound sense of nationalism and patriotism through the life Andres Bonifacio displayed in his own museum,” Nieto said.

He pointed out that national heroes’ museums are established to collect, study and preserve documents and memorabilia of heroes.