MANILA< July 7 (PNA) — Malacañang on Monday marked the 122nd anniversary of the founding of the Katipunan, the secret society that helped spark the 1896 Philippine Revolution.
“Exactly 122 years ago, the Katipunan was founded with the ideals of freedom and patriotism, its members fueled by love for country and solidarity,” Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said in a statement.
“Today, many generations hence, we continue this struggle to build a better nation by strengthening our mechanisms of transparency, accountability, and inclusive prosperity through reform,” he added.
On July 7, 1892, as Dr. Jose P. Rizal was about to be exiled to Dapitan in Mindanao, members of a secret council convened in No. 72 Azcarraga St. in Manila and founded the Kataastaasang Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (KKK), which advocated freedom from Spanish rule through an armed struggle.
Among those who founded the KKK were Andres Bonifacio, Deodato Arellano, Valentin Diaz, Teodoro Plata, Ladislao Diwa, Jose Dizon and members of the La Liga Filipina, organized by Dr. Rizal.
“As we mark this anniversary, we invite you to revisit this important landmark in our history, details of which can be found on the Presidential Museum and Library website: http://malacanang.gov.ph/4304-the-founding-of-the-katipunan,” said Lacierda. (PNA)