Batangas – In commemoration of the 154th 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 20 July 2018 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:  Angelou F. Benamer from Maabud National High School (1st place), Josette M. Mulingbayan from Balayan National High School (2nd place), and Ronn Michael G. Azucena from Bauan Technical High School (3rd place).

Sheena Enza Estefanie L. Sarmiento (Balayan National High School), Mark Audrey V. Medrano (Bauan Technical High School), Eloiza Gail M. Gomez (Dacanlao Gregorio Agoncillo National High School), Hazel Ann I. Mercado (Tipas National 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. Rolando S. Casanova 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 Philippine history through its museums and publications, and preserve the nation’s historical heritage.