Friday, August 2, 2013

DOT, NHCP's 'Byaheng Bonifacio' contest takes tourists on history trip

'Byaheng Bonifacio'

"Byaheng Bonifacio: Byaheng Bayani ng Bayan" is a contest for domestic and international tourists and requires the participants to visit 16 sites in Metro Manila and the nearby provinces of Rizal and Cavite.

They must take a photo of themselves at each site, paste the photo in a brochure provided by the NHCP, and submit the completed brochure to the NHCP.

The first 100 participants to finish the route and submit the brochure will receive a token and a certificate from the NHCP.

The participants may get their Byaheng Bonifacio brochures at the NHCP building on T.M. Kalaw Street, Manila.

They will shoulder all the costs incurred in completing the contest requirements, and present the brochure and a valid ID to an authorized NHCP representative.

The sites to visit
  1. Tutuban (Tutuban Mall, C.M. Recto Ave., Manila), where Andres Bonifacio was born;
  2. The K.K.K. foundation site at El Cano cor. Recto Ave., Manila;
  3. Binondo Church at Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz, Binondo, Manila, where Bonifacio and Gregoria de Jesus were married in 1893;
  4. The site of the Cry of Pugad Lawin: Seminary Road, Brgy. Bahay Toro, Quezon City;
  5. Krus na Ligas, Quezon City, a site where Bonifacio rested;
  6. Pinaglabanan Shrine, Pinaglabanan St., San Juan City, where the siege of San Juan del Monte occurred;
  7. Hagdang Bato (Hagdang Bato Barangay Center, A. Bonifacio St., Mandaluyong City), where Bonifacio distributed guns to Katipuneros;
  8. Pasig Catholic Church/Valentin Cruz residence (Caruncho Ave., M.H. Del Pilar St., Pasig City), where Bonifacio and Katipuneros met at the house of fellow Katipunero Valentin Cruz near the church;
  9. Imus Plaza (Tirona St., Poblacion, Imus, Cavite), where the Magdiwang and Magdalo factions met to discuss the framing of the constitution in 1896;
  10. The site of the tribunal (Gen. Antonio St., Poblacio, Noveleta, Cavite) where Bonifacio established the Magdiwang provincial council;
  11. The site of the Tejeros Convention: Gen. Trias Drive, Brgy. Tejeros, Rosario, Cavite;
  12. 12. Pinagbarilan (Brgy. Limbon, Indang, Cavite), where Bonifacio was shot and captured by Aguinaldo's men and his brother Ciriaco killed;
  13. Casa Hacienda de Naic (Brgy. C. Nazareno, Poblacion, Naic, Cavite), where Nonifacio was imprisoned after being captured in Indang;
  14. The trial house on Col. Riel St., Maragondon, Cavite, where Bonifacio and his brother Procopio were tried;
  15. The Bonifacio execution site at Brgy. Pinagsanhan, Maragondon, Cavite; and
  16. Pamitinan Cave, Sitio Wawa, Brgy. San Rafael, Rodriguez, Rizal, where Bonifacio and other Katipunan members held their society's secret initiation rites and wrote “Viva la Independencia!” on the walls of the cave.
The contest, say the organizers, gives the public the chance "to rediscover and visit the sites associated with Bonifacio's life." Barbara Marchadesch/VC, GMA News

To get the Byaheng Bonifacio: Byaheng Bayani ng Bayan brochure, contact the Historic Sites and Education Division of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines on T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila at 254-7482 local 131 or 523-1019, or email

For more information, visit the the Department of Tourism and the NHCP's websites, or the NHCP's Facebook page.

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