Bonifacio’s Love Song

A humble working man founded the revolutionary movement that resisted and fought against the Spanish Colonial rule – the Katipunan. He was born on November 30, 1863. The Supremo wrote a poem – Pag-ibig sa Tinubuang Lupa, which remains meaningful and apt to all of us today as the struggle he started more the a century ago for a genuinely independent nation remains unfinished. Listen to the Supremo’s words and may his idealism and patriotism inspire our generation to carry on the struggle in our time. May his words echo through the more 100 years that separate his generation from ours and infect us with the same spirit of patriotism that made them sacrifice their lives for the Filipino nation to be free from the shackles of colonial rule. May his spirit embrace all of us and inspire our generation to resist the shackles that binds us today.

Pag-ibig sa Tinubuang Lupa

Andres Bonifacio

Aling pag-ibig pa ang hihigit kaya
Sa pagkadalisay at pagkadakila
Gaya ng pag-ibig sa tinubuang lupa,
Aling pag-ibig pa? Wala na nga wala.
Walang mahalagang hindi inihandog
Ng may pusong wagas sa bayang nagkupkop.
Dugo, yaman, dunong, katiisa’t pagod:
Buhay ma’y abuting magkalagot-lagot

Ang nakaraang panahon ng aliw
Ang inaasahang araw na darating
Ng pagkatimawa ng mga alipin
Liban pa sa bayan saan tatanghalin?
Sa aba ng abang mawalay sa bayan

Gunita ma’y laging sakbibi ng lumbay

Walang alaalang inaasam-asam
Kundi ang makita lupang tinubuan.

Kayong nalagasan ng bunga’t bulaklak
Kahoy niyaring buhay na nilanta’t sukat
Ng bala-balaki’t makapal na hirap
Muling manariwa’t sa baya’y lumiyag

Ipakahandog-handog ang buong pag-ibig
Hanggang sa may dugo’y ubusing itigis
Kung sa pagtatanggol buhay ang kapalit
Ito’y kapalaran at tunay na langit

Aling pag-ibig pa ang hihigit kaya
Sa pagkadalisay at pagkadakila
Gaya ng pag-ibig sa tinubuang lupa
Aling pag-ibig pa wala na nga wala
Gaya ng pag-ibig sa tinubuang lupa
Aling pag-ibig pa? Wala na nga wala

~~ O ~ O ~ O ~~

As we commemorate and remember Gat Andres Bonifacio, let us not forget that he died not in the hands of the colonial enemy but by the bullets of his supposedly comrades who stole the revolution from the masses and the working class. These same people later sold the revolution and our independence to the Americans, thus, the Katipunan’s Revolution remains unfinished to this day.

Andres Bonifacio was executed along with with brother Procopio in Mt. Buntis in Maragondon, Cavite by men of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo on May 10, 1897 after a kangaroo court found them guilty of “treason and sedition.”

4 Tugon

  1. si ANdres Bonifacio.. super idol ng halos lahat na mga naging history professors ko… At idol ko din syempre! Naks! Sya dapat ang unang pangulo wehh…
    Tama yung sinabi mo, na sinabi din ng prof ko, namatay sya sa kamay ng kanyang kapwa pilipino..

  2. i remember this…nun HS nag jo-join kami ng sabayang pagbikas…this was a popular piece. Love it!

  3. siguro may ibig sabihin kung bakit “Magdalo” ang napiling pangalan ng grupo ng mga nagnanais patalsikin si GMA sa pwesto… kung “Magdiwang” na lang sana napili nila, mas suswertihin kaya sila? hehehe

  4. gusto ko ang kantang to. first heard it in a movie or movie for tv yata yun, di ko na matandaan.

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