Evolution of the Philippine flag
The story of our flag in an obscure house in Tondo, Manila, on July 7, 1892. Here, at 314 Azcarraga Street (now Claro M. Recto), a self-educated clerk named Andres Bonifacio, together with his friends Ladislao Diwa and Teodoro Plata, founded a secret society. They called it
Ang Kataastaasan, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan, or
the Highest and Most Venerable Society of the Children of the Country. It was known simply as the
Katipunan. Its goal was to free the Philippines from more than three centuries of Spanish colonial rule. This it vowed to do at any cost-even through armed revolution.