159th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY of Gat. Apolinario Mabini

July 23, 2023

Mabini Shrine, Tanauan City, Batangas

The Gran Logia Soberana del Archipielago Filipino under the leadership of Most Worshipful Grand Master Felipe Navarro Jr. 33° joined by Supreme Grand Commander Victor Raquipiso 33°, IPB JC Guison Simborio 33°, RWDDGM Christian Villaester Maristela from GLSdAF District of Valle de Laguna participated in the 159th Birth Anniversary of Gat. Apolinario Mabini held in Brgy. Talaga, Tanauan, Batangas.
Hermanos from various GLSdAF symbolic lodges from Laguna and Manila gave tribute and marched as we show our respect to Hermano Katabay.
Kudos to Worshipful Master Arvin de Torres and SW Hno. Marc Cabrera of Logia Mabini Nu. 9 for the coordination and preparation in joining this annual activity. Plus the efforts and support shared by the Brethrens from various lodges in GLSdAF District of Valle de Laguna have made things easier for all who attended.
Also known by his brother Freemasons as Hermano Katabay.
Born on July 23, 1864 in Talaga, Tanauan, Batangas, the second of eight sons of Inocencio Mabini and Dionisia Maranan. He is best known in history books as the “Brains of the Revolution” and “the Sublime Paralytic”.
In September, 1892, Mabini joined the six-month old Logia Balagtas No. 149. Hermano Katabay left his imprint in the history of true Philippine Masonry when he provided the legal and organizational bases for the eventual formation in 1893, of the Gran Consejo Regional de Filipinas (Regional Grand Council); the first national Masonic organization in the country under the Grande Oriente Español.
Brother Apolinario Mabini was a member of the La Liga Filipina and a trusted adviser of Pres. Emilio Aguinaldo. In 1901, he was exiled to Guam, where he remained until his return to Manila on Feb. 26, 1903. He died of cholera on May 13, 1903, at the age of 38.
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