City of Manila  – In commemoration of the 119th death anniversary of Apolinario Mabini, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) – Mabini Shrine PUP will have an online exhibit Panandang Mabini on 13 May 2022 via the FB page of the said museum.

This exhibit features the historical markers narrating the life and heroism of Apolinario Mabini, which are installed in the museum and other sites.

Apolinario Mabini, was born to Inocencio Mabini and Dionisia Maranan on 23 July 1864.  He studied at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran, where he finished his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1887, and at the University of Santo Tomas, where he obtained his law degree in 1894. 

He served in the Aguinaldo cabinet as President of the Council of Secretaries and as Secretary of Foreign Affairs.   In 1896, he contracted polio that led to paralysis of his lower limbs.  Despite his condition, he worked for reforms in the government and to fight Spanish colonial rule.

His notable works include the El Verdadero Decalogo, Programa Constitucional De La Republica Filipina and Ordenanzas De La Revolucion. 

Mabini died of cholera in Manila on 13 May 1903.

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

For more information, contact the Museo ni Apolinario Mabini-PUP via cellphone number 0992-2127182/0923-2233553, email address mampup@nhcp.gov.ph.

 

Prepared by: Maria Edna Santiago

 

References:

Filipinos in History, Volume II, NHI 1990

Historical Markers: Metro Manila, NHI 1993

The New Philippine Almanac 2001