The National Historical Commission of the Philippines in cooperation with the City Government of Manila, Polytechnic University of the Philippines and City Government of Tanauan, Batangas will spearhead the simultaneous wreath-laying rites in commemoration of the 157th birth anniversary of Apolinario Mabini at the Museo ni Apolinario Mabini, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila and at the Museo ni Apolinario Mabini in Tanauan, Batangas respectively on 23 July 2021.

Manila Vice Mayor Maria Sheilah Lacuna-Pangan will lead the wreath-laying ceremony. Other wreath offerors are National Historical Commission of the Philippines’ Deputy Executive Director for Programs and Projects Alvin R. Alcid, National Council for Disability Affairs (NCDA) Executive Director Emelito K. Rojas, Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) President Manuel A. Muhi, and Apolinario Mabini’s descendant, Mr. Frederick Mabini.

The short program will also be highlighted with the welcome remarks of PUP President Muhi and a message to be delivered by Vice Mayor Lacuna.

Wreaths will also be offered at the Tomb of Apolinario Mabini in Tanauan, Batangas by 3rd District Representative Ma. Theresa Collantes, Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas, NHCP Executive Director Restituto L. Aguilar, Tanauan Mayor Mary Angeline Halili, Tanauan Vice Mayor Herminigildo Trinidad, Jr., Apolinario Mabini’s descendant Brgy. Talaga Chairman Rico Talagasad, ABC President Isidro Fruelda, and SK Federation President John Kennedy Macalindong.

Apolinario Mabini, a lawyer by profession, was born on 23 July 1864 to parents Inocencio Mabini and Dionisia Maranan. He was a member of the La Liga Filipina, an organization founded by Jose Rizal, and became the organization’s secretary. Mabini supported the Philippine Revolution with his erudite writings such as El Verdadero Decalogo, Programa Constitucional de la Republica Filipina and Ordenanzas de la Revolucion.  

NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote Philippine History through its museums and publications, and preserve the nation’s historical heritage.