50 Interesting Facts About Apolinario Mabini, The Brains of The Revolution
Here are 50 interesting facts about a man referred to "as the Sublime Paralytic" in Philippine history.
Apolinario Mabini is one of the most prominent figures in Philippine History. He is known in the pages of Philippine History books as “The Sublime Paralytic” and the “Brains of the Revolution”. Mabini had proven that poverty is not a hindrance to education and if there’s a will, there’s a way.
1.) His complete name is Apolinario Marana Mabini and was nicknamed Poly.
2.) He was born on July 23, 1864 in Barangay Talaga in the town of Tanauan, Batangas.
3.) This great Filipino political philosopher and a revolutionary died at the very young age of 38.
4.) He is known for writing a constitutional plan for the First Philippine Republic of 1899-1901.
5.) To Mabini’s enemies and detractors he is referred to as the “Dark Chamber of the President”.
6.) Mabini was the 2nd of 8 children of Dionisia Maranan and Inocencio Mabini. Her mother was a vendor in the Tanauan market and his father is an unlettered peasant.
7.) His maternal grandfather was the village teacher from whom he began his informal studies.
8.) Because of Mabini’s exceptional display of intelligence he was transferred to a regular school where he worked as a houseboy to the owner of the school.
9.) Mabini also took odd jobs from a local tailor in exchange for free board and lodging.
10.) He later transferred to the school conducted by the famous educator Fray Valerio Malabanan.
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11.) When he was 16, he received a scholarship for Colegio San Juan de Letran in Manila.