#WalangPasok – August 30 2021 is National Heroes Day

#WalangPasok – August 30 2021 is National Heroes Day

Filipinos nationwide will be enjoying a three-day weekend later this month as the Philippines celebrate the annual National Heroes Day (Pambansang Araw ng mga Bayani).

This year, the day falls on August 30, Monday. It is a regular holiday as listed in President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 986, which he signed August of last year. Proclamation 986 can be downloaded from this link.

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August 30 2021 is National Heroes Day, a national holiday (Photo credits: http://malacanang.gov.ph/2942-imprinting-andres-bonifacio-the-iconization-from-portrait-to-peso/)

The last week of August is significant in Philippine history because it was around this time when hero Andres Bonifacio and members of the Katipunan began the revolution against the Spanish colonial government in 1896.

One prominent Filipino historian, Milagros Guerrero, in fact argued that the Katipunan can be considered the first Filipino-led national government.

“Filipinos should recognize Bonifacio not only as the founder of the Katipunan and leader of the revolution of 1896, but as the first Filipino president: the father of the nation and founder of our democracy,” she wrote back in 2003.

PS: August is also the National History Month. The official theme for this year is “Victory and Humanity,” in accordance with the

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