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Published:  12:37 AM, 13 May 2019

Apolinario Mabini

Apolinario Mabini

Apolinario Mabini y Maranan was a Filipino revolutionary leader, educator, lawyer, and statesmanwho served first as a legal and constitutional adviser to the Revolutionary Government, and then as the first Prime Minister of the Philippines upon the establishment of the First Philippine Republic. He is regarded as the "utak ng himagsikan" or "brain of the revolution".

Two of his works, El Verdadero Decalogo (The True Decalogue, June 24, 1898), and Programa Constitucional dela Republica Filipina(The Constitutional Program of the Philippine Republic, 1898) became instrumental in the drafting of what would eventually be known as the Malolos Constitution. Mabini performed all his revolutionary and governmental activities despite having lost the use of both his legs to polio shortly before the Philippine Revolution of 1896. Mabini died of cholera in Manila on May 13, 1903 at the age of 38.

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