Monday, September 19, 2005

Bonifacio, Andres. "Decalogue." In The Writings and Trial of Andres Bonifacio, trans. Teodoro A. Agoncillo and S. V. Epistola. Manila: Antonio J. Villegas; Manila Bonifacio Centennial Commission; University of the Philippines, 1963. 1.


I. Love God with all thine heart.

II. Bear always in mind that the love of God is also the love of Country, and this, too, is love of one's fellow-men.

III. Engrave in thy heart that the true measure of honor and happiness is to die for the freedom of thy country.

IV. All thy good wishes will be crowned with success if thou hast serenity, constancy, reason and faith in all thy acts and endeavor.

V. Guard the mandates and aims of the K.K.K. as thou guardest thine honor.

VI. It is the duty of all to deliver, at the risk of their own lives and wealth, anyone who runs great risks in the performance of his duty.

VII. Our responsibility to ourselves and the performance of our duties will be the example set for our fellowmen to follow.

VIII. Insofar as it is within thy power, share thy means with the poor and the unfortunate.

IX. Diligence in the work that gives sustenance to thee is the true basis of love -- love for thine own self, for thine wife and children, for thine brothers and countrymen.

X. Punish any scoundrel and traitor and praise all good work. Believe, likewise, that the aims of the K.K.K. are God-given, for the will of the people is also the will of God.

*This is the popular title of Mga Katungkulang Gagawin ng mga Anak ng Z. LL. B., which is rendered "Duties of the Sons of the People".