BATANGAS – In commemoration of the 152ndBirth Anniversary of Apolinario Mabini, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines in coordination with the Tribung Pilipino Foundation held the Paligsahan sa Kasaysayan on 20 July 2016 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:  Jasmine Mae M. Panganiban from Dacanlao G. Agoncillo National High School (1st prize), Elioza Gail M. Gomez from Dacanlao G. Agoncillo National High School (2nd prize), and Aaron Kristoffer A. Aala from Lucsuhin National High School (3rd prize).

Tristan Joseph A. Alcantara (St. Bridget College, Batangas City), Czarina Sarah R. De Castro (Batangas Province Science High School), Angelika S. Dimaala (Balayan National High School), and Celine Joanne M. Avena (Balayan National High School) garnered the consolation prizes.

Chairman of the Tribung Pilipino Foundation Mr. Danny L. Dolor welcomed the guests and participants. Mrs. Yorina C. Manalo,Head Teacher III of the Balayan National High School presented the participants while Mr. Danilo A. Barrion, Head Teacher III of the Maabud National High School read the contest mechanics. Ms. Gina C. Batuhan, NHCP Commemoration and Museum Division Chief, served as quizmaster.

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