The Leyte Landing

In 1944, the Imperial Japanese Forces still had a firm grip on the Philippines—even though the war has been going in favor of the Allies, who have been steadily gaining ground in the Pacific, since Japan’s defeat in the Battle of Midway (June 4 – 7, 1942). The Allied Forces had isolated Rabaul, and cleared continue reading : The Leyte Landing

National Heroes Day

[Learn more about the National Heroes Day] Commanders of the Philippine Revolution The commanders of the Philippine Revolution and features on the Katipunan, from whose ranks many Filipino heroes—both famous and faceless—served their country best. Click on the individual trading cards to enlarge. These may be printed, folded as instructed, and used as educational guides. continue reading : National Heroes Day

A Graphic Timeline of the Philippine-American War (Part Three)

Map-based infographics to rediscover the bloody conflict at the turn of the 20th century, known as the Philippine-American War. (Part of the commemoration of the sesquicentennial of Apolinario Mabini’s birth.) Go back to Part One of the Graphic Timeline of the Philippine-American War Go back to Part Two of the Graphic Timeline of the Philippine-American War

A Graphic Timeline of the Philippine-American War (Part Two)

Map-based infographics to rediscover the bloody conflict at the turn of the 20th century, known as the Philippine-American War. (Part of the commemoration of the sesquicentennial of Apolinario Mabini’s birth.) Go back to Part One of the Graphic Timeline of the Philippine-American War Proceed to Part Three of the Graphic Timeline of the Philippine-American War

A Graphic Timeline of the Philippine-American War

Map-based infographics to rediscover the bloody conflict at the turn of the 20th century, known as the Philippine-American War. (Part of the commemoration of the sesquicentennial of Apolinario Mabini’s birth.) Proceed to Part Two of the Graphic Timeline of the Philippine-American War Proceed to Part Three of the Graphic Timeline of the Philippine-American War

The Mabini Republic

Basahin sa Filipino Mabini’s belief in doing the right thing was marked by pragmatism, conscience, and a refusal to mince words. On Mabini’s political ideology and reasonable idealism. (Part of the commemoration of the sesquicentennial of Apolinario Mabini’s birth.) True honour can be discerned in the simple manifestations of an upright and honest soul, not in brilliant continue reading : The Mabini Republic

Mabini’s Revolt

Basahin sa Filipino Mabini was the brilliant legal luminary who built the bureaucratic foundation of Aguinaldo’s republic, and, arguably, the First Modern Filipino. (Part of the commemoration of the sesquicentennial of Apolinario Mabini’s birth.) Apolinario Mabini has been relegated to being a minor player in our pantheon of heroes. He is not a figure with well-defined virtues, continue reading : Mabini’s Revolt

Establishment of the Representative Government: A manifesto written by Apolinario Mabini, and signed by Emilio Aguinaldo

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT: MANIFESTO SIGNED BY EMILIO AGUINALDO (Written by Apolinario Mabini) The following was the first official Philippine government document that Apolinario Mabini authored; it set out to organize the inner workings of government, from the local to the national level. Emilio Aguinaldo signed it as a manifesto on June 18, 1898. (Part of continue reading : Establishment of the Representative Government: A manifesto written by Apolinario Mabini, and signed by Emilio Aguinaldo

The Constitutional Program of the Philippine Republic

Upon his appointment as President Aguinaldo’s chief adviser, Mabini crafted The Constitutional Program of the Philippine Republic (c., 1898), among the more significant documents that laid out the foundations of the Philippine Republic. (Part of the commemoration of the sesquicentennial of Apolinario Mabini’s birth.) THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROGRAM OF THE PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC Title I. — ON THE FILIPINOS 1. continue reading : The Constitutional Program of the Philippine Republic

Apolinario Mabini – His Birth Date and Student Years, by Fr. Fidel Villaroel, O.P.

APOLINARIO MABINI — His Birth Date and Student Years Fidel Villaroel, O.P.* Fr. Villaroel writes a concise biography of Mabini’s younger years, from his birth to his stint in the academe, culminating in his earning a “licentiate in jurisprudence.” (c., 1964) (Published here with the permission of the author and of the publisher, University of Santo Tomas continue reading : Apolinario Mabini – His Birth Date and Student Years, by Fr. Fidel Villaroel, O.P.