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Why is Apolinario Mabini Day celebrated in the Philippines

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Apolinario Mabini Day

The Philippines will be commemorating the 158th birth anniversary of hero and revolutionary leader Apolinario Mabini this July 23, Saturday.

The governor called Mabini a “great Batangueño national hero”.

Apolinario Mabini was a Filipino theoretician and spokesman of the Philippine Revolution, who wrote the constitution for the short-lived republic of 1898-99.

On April 10, 2007, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed Republic Act 9430, declaring July 23 every year as “Apolinario Mabini Day” and a “special working holiday,” however just in Tanauan City.

Apolinario Mabini was depicted in history books as a “sublime paralytic” due to his polio.

The day is an exceptional working holiday in Apolinario Mabini’s hometown of Tanauan, Batangas as specified in Republic Act 9430 which was signed in 2006 by then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Pay Rules For Apolinario Mabini Day – July 23, 2022

In the event that July 23, 2022, is declared an extraordinary non-working holiday, the 2022_DOLE_Handbook_on_Workers_Statutory_Monetary_Benefits specifies that the “no work, no pay” principle should be in effect.

This implies that laborers who are not needed or allowed to work on Apolinario Mabini Day are not qualified for any remuneration except if there is collective bargaining agreement or an organization policy that provides for that.

Be that as it may, in the event that Apolinario Mabini Day 2022 is declared as essentially a working holiday, no premium payment will be given to the people who will report for work on this day. As per the previously aforementioned handbook, work performed on a unique working holiday is thought of as like working with a standard working day.

In spite of his disability, Mabini engaged in the revolution against the Spanish and American colonial masters, which earned him the historical moniker as one of the “brains of the revolution” against Spain; and a tireless advocate for independence from American rule.

Apolinario Mabini, born on July 23, 1864, died on May 13, 1903, at 38 years old in Manila, two months after he got back to the Philippines from Guam, where he was exiled by the American colonial authorities.

Commemorating today, 23 July 2021, is the 157th Anniversary of the birth of one of the great heroes of the nation, APOLINARIO MABINI. By virtue of Republic Act No. 9430 of 2007, “Apolinario Mabini Day” is celebrated not only in Tanauan, Batangas where he was born but throughout the country.

The National Library of the Philippines fully pays tribute to the so-called “Great Lumpo” as one of our recognized national heroes. During the time of former NLP Director Teodoro M. Kalaw, Apolinario Mabini’s creations and writings were collected and printed. And by virtue of Resolution No. 02, s. 2015, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines declared Mabini’s monument to the NLP as a national monument.

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