As the nation celebrates the birth of Filipino hero and revolutionary Andres Bonifacio, IBON honors the memory of Captain Danilo P. Vizmanos, Philippine Navy Captain-turned-political activist during the dark years of Martial Law.
He was imprisoned in 1972 shortly after he resigned from the Philippine Navy. In his 1970 National Defense College of the Philippines thesis, he proposed for the Philippines’ recognition of Mao Zedong’s People’s Republic of China and abrogation of all uneven treaties with the United States.
Captain Vizmanos was a member of the IBON Board of Directors in the late 1990s. Along with 19 others, his name has recently been engraved in the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Wall of Remembrance.