HomeThe Journal of Historyvol. 12 no. 1 & 2 (1964)

APOLINARIO MABINI: The Philosopher of the Philippine Revolution

Nicolas T. Calado

Discipline: History, Philippine History



If there was a man in the history of the Philippines, who despite his physical debility and poverty, dedicated his life to the welfare of his country and people, that man was Apolinario Mabini, the intellectual force behind the Philippine Revolution, popularly known in florid language as the “Sublime Paralytic." Because of the great role he played in the revolution, he was given many appellations, such as, “Brains of the Revolution," “The Irre­concilable,” “Absolutist” and some others.