• Nov 19, 2012

    Vandals deface Bonifacio mural

    A photo provided by youth group Alyansa ng Kabataang Lumalaban para sa Sambayanan shows a mural along a Quezon City overpass in its original condition. Lower photo shows the vandalized mural, which came to the group’s attention last week.

    MANILA, Philippines - A mural at a Quezon City overpass, depicting Andres Bonifacio and members of the Katipunan, has been defaced by vandals, a youth group said yesterday.
    Rodel Adiao, spokesperson of Alyansa ng Kabataang Lumalaban para sa Sambayanan, said the incident showed a lack of recognition for the heroism of Bonifacio and the plight of the Filipino masses to be free from the Spanish colonizers.
    “There are very few chances that the public could stare at such a nationalist mural outside of art galleries and museums, and then we just lost it instantly,” Adiao said.
    The mural, painted by a group called Ang Gerilya, showed Bonifacio with his comrades bearing a flag of Katipunan.
    The country is set to celebrate the 149th birth anniversary of Bonifacio on Nov. 30.

    via Philstar

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    Vandals and deface might not be the right term.