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PHL Consulate General in Los Angeles Commemorates 150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio

Consul General Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega address the audience

Consul General Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega address the audience

Los Angeles  – The Philippine Consulate General in cooperation with the Philippine Heritage Institute International (PHII) and the Philippine Institute of Language, Arts & Culture (PILAC) and Panorama Knights, Inc. commemorated the 150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio at the Rizal Hall of the Consulate General on 20 November 2013.

Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De Le Vega thanked the partner organizations and welcomed the Philippine National Police (PNP) delegation members who are in Los Angeles for a training program.

Audience sing the Philippine National Anthem together with PNP visiting delegation.

Audience sing the Philippine National Anthem together with PNP visiting delegation.

Deputy Consul General Daniel R. Espiritu gave the audience an audio-visual presentation on the life and heroism of Andres Bonifacio.

Highlights of the event were the parade of colors by Panorama Knights, Inc., the singing of the Philippine National Anthem by Ms. Louise Marie Cornillez, and the Re-enactment on the life Andres Bonifacio. The cast is composed of the following members of the Filipino community: Mr. Mon Concepcion, Mr. Marco Mendoza, Ms. Mylah De Leon, Ms. Josie Estaris De Jesus Ms. Bernie Ganon, Ms. Lily Tabafunda, Mr. Rey Ganon, Mr. Romy Borje, Ms. Ma. Nimfa Morada, Mr. Bennie Quiambao, Ms. Mely fabellar, Mr. Godi, Fabellar, Mr. Cris Rodriguez, Ms. Francisca Palma, Mr. Rudy Peran, Ms. Cleotilde Disnar, Mr. Teddy Ortega, Mr. Vladir Rivera, Mr. Henry Osio, Mr. Raul Baldemoro, and Mr. Isidric Panganiban providing light effects.

The closing remarks was delivered by Ms. Naomi Palma Armada, founder of PHII. Ms. Maria Amor of PILAC acted as emcee of the event.

Consul General De La Vega and Deputy Consul General Espiritu with participants of the re-enactment of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio.

Consul General De La Vega and Deputy Consul General Espiritu with participants of the re-enactment of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio.

the “Outbreak of the Revolution” on 25 August 1896 when the Katipuneros led by Andres Bonifacio attacked the Spanish garrisons and armories in Manila.

The “Outbreak of the Revolution” on 25 August 1896 when the Katipuneros led by Andres Bonifacio attacked the Spanish garrisons and armories in Manila.

The scene “Cry of Pugad Lawin” of Andres Bonifacio played by Mon Concepcion inspiring the Katipuneros to prepare for battle against the Spaniards.

The scene “Cry of Pugad Lawin” of Andres Bonifacio played by Mon Concepcion inspiring the Katipuneros to prepare for battle against the Spaniards.

A re-enactment of the secret meeting on the Signing of the Kataastaasang Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (Highest & Most Honored Association of the Children of the Nation) or KKK founded by Andres Bonifacio on 07 July 1892 in Manila.

A re-enactment of the secret meeting on the Signing of the Kataastaasang Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (Highest & Most Honored Association of the Children of the Nation) or KKK founded by Andres Bonifacio on 07 July 1892 in Manila.

Deputy Consul General Daniel Espiritu presenting a power-point presentation on the life of Andres Bonifacio.

Deputy Consul General Daniel Espiritu presenting a power-point presentation on the life of Andres Bonifacio.

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