Amidst gray skies, PUP celebrates 157th birth anniversary of Mabini

Jaja Castillo, News, Communication Management Office

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines celebrated the 157th birth anniversary of Apolinario Mabini on July 23, 2021, at the PUP Main Campus.

Amidst the rainfall, the ceremony was pushed through and was attended by representatives from the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, the National Council on Disability Affairs, and the PUP community. 

The birth anniversary gave a brief history of Mabini’s life and education and how he became a national hero.

The program was broadcasted at the university's official Facebook page where PUP professors, administrative employees, alumni, and students joined.

Apolinario Mabini is a national hero that helped his fellow Filipinos during the Spanish colonization back in 1892. Mabini served as a counselor of the KKK and penned the Kartilya ng Katipunan.

He was born on the 23rd of July year 1864 and a native from the Tanauan province of Batangas and died on the 13th of May 1903. 

PUP Mabini Campus is the fourth site of the Mabini Shrine. The Shrine was relocated to the PUP Mabini Campus as its permanent home under the National Historical Institute (NHI) Board Resolution No. 01, s. 2008 as stated in the Proclamation No. 1992 which was signed on February 8, 2010. It is done to protect and preserve the historical and architectural value of the Mabini Shrine. 

The Mabini features the reproduction of the nipa house where Apolinario Mabini used to live during his student years at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) until his death on May 13, 1903. 

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