Bonifacio-bolo

When represented in art, Andres Bonifacio wields a bolo. The source for this is not historical, but, rather, two iconic images: a detail from National Artist Carlos V. Francisco’s mural on the history of Manila in Manila City Hall, and the prewar statue by Ramon Martinez based on a drawing by Jorge Pineda, originally located in Balintawak before it was moved to Vinzons Hall at the University of the Philippines Diliman. In both images Bonifacio wears a white camisa de chino and red kundiman pants; he brandishes a bolo and shouts the call to revolution.

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