Batangas – In commemoration of the 155th Birth Anniversary of Apolinario Mabini, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) in coordination with the Tribung Pilipino Foundation and the Department of Education (DepEd) held the Paligsahan sa Kasaysayan on 19 July 2019 at the Dolor Farm House, Lipa City, Batangas.

High school students from the province of Batangas participated in the history quiz.  Questions dealt on the life and works of Apolinario Mabini, Philippine history and culture.

Winners were as follows:  Kristina Cassandra A. Biscocho from Maabud National High School (1st place), Angelou F. Benamer from Maabud National High School (2nd place), and Christine M. Tenorio from Gov. Feliciano Leviste MNHS (3rd place).

Theresa C. Macatangay (Banaba West Integrated School), Jean Alexia Anchores (Lucsuhin National High School), Mark Andrey V. Medrano (Bauan Technical High School), received consolation prizes.

Tribung Pinoy Foundation Chairman Danny L. Dolor delivered the opening remarks while DepEd Batangas City Education Program Supervisor Dr. Epitacio Abela presented the participants.  DepEd Batangas Province Education Program Supervisor Dr. Editha Malihan explained the contest mechanics.  NHCP Historic Sites and Education Division Chief, Gina C. Batuhan served as quizmaster.

The NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote and preserve Philippine history through its museums, research and publication, and preserve historical heritage through conservation and the marking of historic sites and structures.