1947, March 23. Pictorials, Series 1 (Definitives)
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1947 Pictorials - Series 1
A memorial monument in Caloocan, designed by National
Artist Guillermo Tolentino to commemorate Philippine
revolutionary Andrés Bonifacio, the founder and Supremo of
the Katipunan. The monument 13.7 m (45 ft) in height with symbolic
images and other features known as the "Cry of Balintawak" is
acclaimed as one of the best monuments in the world.
The Bonifacio Monument recalls the Philippine Revolution
which was spearheaded by Andrés Bonifacio who had urged his men to
raise against the colonial rule of Spain. His call to take arms
against the Spanish rule was given on 23 August 1896, which is
widely known as "Cry of Pugad Lawin."
Known as Mount Mayon, is an
active stratovolcano in the province of Albay in Bicol Region, on
the island of Luzon. A
popular tourist spot, it is renowned for its "perfect cone" because
of its symmetric conical shape, and is regarded as sacred
in Philippine mythology.
The volcano with its surrounding landscape was declared a national
park on July 20, 1938, the first in the nation.
Mayon is the most active
volcano in the Philippines, and its activity is regularly monitored
by PHIVOLCS from their provincial headquarters on Ligñon Hill, about
12 kilometers from the summit.
It is a classic stratovolcano with a small central summit
crater. The cone is considered the world's most perfectly formed
volcano for its symmetry.