This weekend it will be a long weekend because on Monday November 30, 2009 it is holiday here in the Philippines. That day was declared a holiday in honor for the birthday of a great hero of the Philippines which is Andres Bonifacio. Andres Bonifacio y de Castro was born on November 30, 1863 at Tondo, Manila, he was a Filipino Nationalist and a revolutionary. He was the founder and the leader of the Katipunan, who fight for the Independence of the Philippines against the Spanish Colony. And according to some historians Andres Bonifacio was the first president of the Philippines although he is not officially recognized.