Sunday, May 17, 2015

May 13, 1903: Apolinario Mabini Died of Cholera.

                                                            The room where Apolinario Mabini died of cholera on May 13, 1903.                                                             Photo courtesy of the Mabini Shrine in Tanauan City, Batangas.

On the 13th of May, 1903 Apolinario Mabini, referred to as "The Sublime Paralytic (Tagalog:"Dakilang Lumpo"), died of cholera Pandacan, Manila at the age of 38.
Apolinario Mabini: 1st Prime Minister of the Philippines

                                                                                Internment of Apolinario Mabini.                                                                                       Dressed in white, left to right: Timoteo Paez, Felipe Buencamino Sr., Pedro C. Domingo, Daniel Morelos, Jose turiano Santiago, Pio H. Santos, and Isaac del Carmen. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Free Press, July 20, 1929.

Mabini was most active in the Revolution in 1898, when he served as the chief adviser for General Emilio Aguinaldo. He became the president of the Cabinet and secretary of Foreign Affairs. He wrote most of the decrees of the revolutionary government and prepared a constitutional program wherein he proposed a Constitution for the Philippines.

1 comment:

  1. I remembered early 50's and 60's one peso was marked to Apolinario Mabini and Rizal two pesos. For my understanding that Apolinario Mabini was National Hero because he fought for Philippine revolution and initiate the Philippine Constituition under Pres. Emilio Aguinaldo. He was 1st was Stateman were all alone in the Philippines when almost all cabinets of Pres. Aguinaldo left from the Philippines to Europe including Rizal. If we analyzed he gave a lot of contribution lawyering to our conuntrymen who were jailed and punished by the Spanish government in our country and senior adviser of Pres. Aguinaldo and also arrested by the American soldiers and exiled.