• Lucena City bridge dubbed after Great Plebeian

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    LUCENA CITY: As the country celebrates the 150th birth anniversary of Gat Andres Bonifacio, a city councilor here introduced an exceptional move to honor the patriotism and heroism by sponsoring a construction of a life-size monument in a rotunda and naming a bridge in Barangay Ilayang Iyam, this city, after Bonifacio.

    City Councilor Benito Brizuela, the council’s chairman committee on tourism and cultural affairs, archives, museums and libraries and law, said that his ordinance was entitled “an ordinance naming the bridge of Pleasantville Subdivision, Barangay Ilayang Iyam, Lucena City as Andres Bonifacio bridge, in recognition of the bravery and heroism of Gat Andres Bonifacio, a national hero, in accordance with paragraph  (B) section 13, chapter 2 of Republic Act (RA) 7160” and officially naming the unnamed street leading to the bridge of Pleasantville Subdivision.

    He added that the unveiling of the life-size monument, rotunda and the bridge will be held on November 30. As a temporary statue, the monument is composed of resin and cement, while a permanent bronze statue is being prepared.

    Brizuela’s unprecedented ordinance is an offshoot of his prior privilege speech lauding Bonifacio’s important contribution in the nation’s attaining of the democracy we all now enjoy.

    In his explanatory note, Brizuela said that research and consultation with concerned entities  have identified 1st Street in Pleasantville Subdivision as the ideal street  to be named after Gat Andres Bonifacio.

    That street lot has been donated to the city government of Lucena by virtue of Sangguniang Panglunsod Resolution 2000-572.

    “The creation of landmarks in honor of Gat Andres Bonifacio is a humble gesture of the City of Lucena in recognition of his heroism and bravery that must be instilled among our youths and countrymen, generation by generation,” Brizuela concluded.

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    1. Fernando Habito on

      As a native of Iyam,Lucena City I support the honoring and recognition of Gat.Andres Bonifacio. The marking of his name to that place in Ilayang Iyam seems better than marking it with names of locally elected politicians who are notoriously corrupt. which is very common in Lucena City..It’s a cultural practice of the Filipinos to worship a particular statue of a hero but in action and in deeds they can not put it into actions..Is there a particular generous donor who can finance the creation of the statue that will not be taken from the locall budget and allocation of Lucena City. to this project? Can Mr. Brizuela make and ensure that the money to be used from the local budget become accountable and transparent ..Lucena City can not even provide clear and visible traffic and street signs.That driving of a vehicle in the City is chaotic and dangerous.What more about the high crime rates due to drugs and gambling around Lucena City in particular the Ilaya and Ibabang Iyam where local elected officials ignore to focus more on actions in regards to the safety of students in.Iyam as the center of elementary and secondary education of the city and Quezon Province. This was the vision and mission of Gat. Andres Bonifacio to protect the country from the foreign and insider selfish leaders. Unfortunately Lucena City did not produce leaders with vision and mission like Gat. Andres Bonifacio