Surprisingly, the first constitution that gave birth to the Philippine Republic of lacked provisions on women. Not all, however, were asleep during the night of our forefathers.
September 18, - Atty. He is also remembered as the president who proclaimed the independence of the Philippines from his mansion in Kawit, Cavite on June He is also remembered as the president who proclaimed the independence of the Philippines from his mansion in Kawit, Cavite on June 12, Ferdinand Marcos was an elected representative from Ilocos Norte who became senate president.
In andhe was elected and reelected as the president of the Philippines. History remembers Marcos as the president who declared martial law on September 21, His rule is known for human rights abuses and corruption.
Rodrigo Duterte is a strongman mayor from Davao City who was elected as the 16th president of the Republic of the Philippines in Marcos imposed his authoritarian rule in and sought to perpetuate himself in power by declaring martial law and hadthe constitution rewritten to serve his authoritarianrule.
Duterte as president made pronouncements about having a revolutionary government with dictatorial powers. Both Aguinaldo and Marcos abused the position that they had. Believing that the advance of the people was no more than his own personal advance, he did not rate men according to their ability, character and patriotism but according to the degree of friendship or kinship binding him to them; and wanting to have favorites willing to sacrifice themselves for him, he showed himself lenient to their faults.
Because he disdained the people, he could not but fall like an idol of wax melting in the heat of adversity. May we never forget such a terrible lesson learned at the cost of unspeakable sufferings.
Achieving genuine and true democracy will be an impossible goal if leaders only lookout for themselves and are surrounded by inept, irrational, and irresponsible people who do not have the interest of the whole nation and its people in their hearts.
Government by the people should be managed by brilliantleaders and managers who have the national interest as their end in mind. It is not enough that a leader can manage a locality. Even if we give Aguinaldo the benefit of the doubt that he was a capable local leader, this did not translate to a leadership that he could be proud of when he became president.
Instead of being on the side of Andres Bonifacio, Antonio Luna, Emilio Jacinto, and instead of empowering and giving his support to one able and very capable cabinet member in Apolinario Mabini, Aguinaldo traveled and trekked the road of patronage politics and associating himself with those who were out to enrich themselves.
Antonio Luna was his only general who understood the warfare and military science after Jose Torres Bugallon died, but Luna too was killed by forces loyal to Aguinaldo as he feared that General Luna was a threat to his presidency.
The Filipino people must learn from the bitter lessons that the great Apolinario Mabini pointed out. A nation should be led by people who know what they are doing and who have the best interest of the nation in their minds and hearts. Also, democracy can only survive when there is an active political opposition and when the democratic institutions are functioning to guarantee that there is check and balance.
His practice is in the areas of immigration, family law, personal injury, civil litigation, business law, bankruptcy, DUI cases, criminal defense and traffic court cases.Apolinario Mabini y Maranan (July 23, – May 13, ) was a Filipino revolutionary leader, educator, lawyer, and statesman who 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 iridis-photo-restoration.comded by: Pedro Paterno.
Apolinario Mabini: Apolinario Mabini, Filipino theoretician and spokesman of the Philippine Revolution, who wrote the constitution for the short-lived republic of – Born into a peasant family, Mabini studied at San Juan de Letran College in Manila and won a law degree from the University of Santo Tomás in.
(Apolinario Mabini) On July 23, , Apolinario Mabini, often referred to as the "Sublime Paralytic" and known as the brains of the revolution, was born in Talaga, Tanauan, Batangas.
He was the second of eight children of Dionisia Maranan, a vendor in the Tanauan . As part of the celebrations marking Apolinario Mabini’s th birth anniversary, Ballet Philippines, the resident ballet company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, re-stages Agnes Locsin’s La Revolucion Filipina.
The production features original music by Ryan Cayabyab and libretto by Dennis Marasigan. The Philippine Revolution, by Apolinario Mabini.
Translated into English by Leon Ma. Guerrero.
Mabini wrote The Philippine Revolution in as both an account and critique of the movement that established the first Philippine Republic, as well as of the first years of the Philippines as a self-governing nation.
May 26, · Ap Mabini, the Filipino Everyman HINDSIGHT - F. Sionil Jose (The Philippine Star) - May 26, - am We celebrate this year the th birth anniversary of Apolinario Mabini, brains of the Revolution and editor of the Malolos Constitution of Asiaâ€™s first republic.