Facts About Apolinario Mabini

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. Apolinario Mabini was undoubtedly the most profound thinker and political philosopher that the Pilipino race ever produced.

. Born on July 23, 1864, in Tanauan, Batangas, Apolinario is the second of 8 children of Inocencio Mabini and Dionisia Maranan. Very poor family

. Before taking up law in UST, Mabini received a scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with highest honors at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran in 1887.

. Mabini was a member of the reformist La Liga Filipina in 1893. He became secretary of its Supreme Council. The group advocated for reforms in the Philippines before the Spanish Cortes (legislature).

. Mabini was paralyzed in both legs due to polio in early 1896. Orthopedics confirmed it in 1980 when they performed an autopsy on Mabini's remains.

. The Spaniards mistakenly assumed that Mabini could not participate in the armed struggle due to his paralysis. Still, he was detained at the San Juan de Dios hospital from October 1896 to February 1897. However, some arrested La Liga Filipina members were executed at Bagumbayan in January 1897. Their deaths contributed to Mabini's decision to join the Revolution shortly after his release.

. Mabini became President Emilio Aguinaldo's chief adviser. He formally served in Aguinaldo's cabinet from January 1899 until his resignation on May 7, 1899.

. Mabini arrived at Kawit, Cavite, on Independence Day in 1898, after being summoned by President Aguinaldo himself. Aguinaldo was impressed by Mabini's brilliance that he took him as his chief adviser

.Mabini was appointed as Prime Minister or President of the Council of Government (Cabinet) and Secretary of Foreign Affairs in January 1899.

.Mabini was arrested by an American soldier at the house of Don Zacarias Flores, the brother of the town's municipal president at the time. He was imprisoned in Fort Santiago until…...

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