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How the Katipunan Started

        La Liga Filipina was a peaceful group that did not believe in violence. But the Spanish
    government thought it was dangerous.  They had Rizal secretly arrested and set away, or
    exiled, to Dapitan, a lonely island in the South.

        When Bonifacio learned that Rizal had been exiled, he knew in his heart that the days of
    peaceful reform were over. He believed it would take no less than an armed revolution to
    free the Philippines from Spanish rule. Unlike Rizal and other people in the reform movement,
    Bonifacio believed that the Philippines should be totally separated from Spain.

        In his essay "What the Filipinos Should Know," Bonifacio wrote in Tagalog: "Reason tells
    us that we cannot expect anything but more sufferings, more treachery, more insults, and more
    slavery. Reason tells us not to fritter away time for the promised prosperity that will never come….
    Reason teaches us to rely on ourselves and not to depend on others for our living. Reason
    tells us to be united…that we may have the strength to combat the evils in our country."

        Bonifacio also wrote about how the Filipinos were tortured by the Spaniards. They were
    bound, kicked, and hit with gun butts.  They were electrocuted and hung upside down like cattle.
    He said that Filipino prisoners were "thrown into the sea…shot, poisoned…."
        For Bonifacio, it was time to take action. 

        On the night of July 7, 1892 – the same day he 
    heard that Rizal had been exiled – Bonifacio met 
    secretly with his friends at a house on Azcarraga 
    Street (now Claro M. Recto) in Tondo. Together 
    with his two friends Ladislao Diwa and Teodoro 
    Plata, he formed the first triangle of a secret society 
    which bore the initials K.K.K. The three letters 
    stood for Kataastaasan Kagalang-galang na 
    Katipunan nang mga Anak nang Bayan, or 
    Katipunan, for short. 

   House were the Katipunan was founded