Mabini2The Mabini Shrine located in Barrio Talaga is about 7 kilometers from the town proper of Tanauan. Or, from the STAR highway take the Sambat, Tanauan exit, and move towards the Talisay – Tagaytay route. The Mabini shrine is about 5 minutes drive from the toll plaza.
On the left side of the museum, you can find a mock-up house of Apolinario Mabini’s natal residence. The house is made up of light materials like nipa (palm tree leaves), which shows that Mabini was born of unfortunate parents Inocencio Mabini and Dionisia Maranan.
Mabini01-House-ReplicaComing from a poor family and the second of eight children, did not hinder Mabini from having an education. His grandfather a popular teacher, and Mabini’s first teacher noticed his intelligence and transferred him to a school owned by Simplicio Avelino. Mabini worked as a servant, and took low paying jobs to support his studies. He moved again to another school lead by a well-known educator Father Valerio Malabanan.
In 1881, Mabini relocated to Manila and obtained a scholarship at Colegio de San Juan de Letran. His studies were periodically interrupted because of monetary problems. However, despite all the odds he was able to continue his education by teaching children and finished Bachelors in Arts and Professor of Latin with highest honors. He then continued his training at University of Santo Tomas, where he earned his law degree in 1894 and passed the bar exam in 1895.



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