Why should Andres Bonifacio be the national hero of the Philippines?
Andres Bonifacio is one of our great heroes. However, I still feel that Rizal is the best choice to be our National Hero. It is a well known fact that Bonifacio fought for our country. His deed is noble and his intentions were good. However, I feel, Rizal’s way was better – a peaceful one. A national hero should serve as an example to the people. Would you like our youth today to take up arms wherenever they want to have something done? Even if they have all the good intentions, a peaceful and diplomatic way should always be the first option. Rizal stirred up anger in the hearts of Filipinos because of his novels, Noli and Fili. However, let us remeber that he did not agree or support the idea of rebellion.