Today, November 30, 2013, is the sesquicentennial birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, and the 80th anniversary of the unveiling of one of the country’s most enduring landmarks, the Bonifacio Monument, designed and wrought by National Artist for Sculpture Guillermo Tolentino.

The Presidential Museum and Library has launched its online commemoration, featuring a comprehensive essay, videos, and rare glimpses of Tolentino’s masterpiece. On the 150th year since the birth of the man it honors, we trace the history of the Bonifacio Monument and the legacy it has left—and, in effect, the role Andres Bonifacio has played in securing Philippine independence and in shaping our national narrative.

Here are some quick facts about the Andres Bonifacio Monument, as well as an expanded view of the monument:

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