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CENTENNIAL OF MABINI, BATANGAS

CENTENNIAL OF MABINI, BATANGAS

Kind of Issue                       : Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity     : P12 - - - 80,000 (2 designs)
Date of Issue                       : February 10, 2018
Last Day of Sale                   : February 09, 2019
Size of Stamps                     : 40mm x 30mm
Sheet Composition               : 40 (4 x 10)
Perforation                          : 14
Printing Process                   : Litho Offset (4 colors)
Paper                                 : Imported Unwatermarked
Printer                                : Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer                             : Victorino Z. SerevoPHLPOST
Designs                               : Mabini, Batangas Centennial logo and Anilao underwater photo.

During the Spanish colonial rule, the Calumpan Peninsula was made part of the pueblo of Bauan,
in the province of Kumintang, now known as Batangas.Bauan was subdivided into barrios: Mainaga,
Pulong-Niogan, Pulong-Balibaguhan, Anilao, Solo, PulongAnahao, Bagalangit, Nag-Iba, Malimatoc,
Saguing, and Talaga. The peninsula remained a part of the pueblo of Bauan even until the early
part of the American Occupation. The people of this peninsula suffered untold hardships under
the Spanish rule. The yoke of the Spanish tyranny was thrown off after the gallant uprising of
1896. Foremost of the heroic young men was Don Francisco Castillo, known as KapitanKiko, who
led the fight for freedom in his peninsula.

After efforts have been exerted by the proponents of establishing a new municipality independent
of the town of Bauan, eleven barrios of the Calumpan Peninsula and the whole of Maricaban Island
was declared an independent municipality, with the name Mabini, derived from the Philippine hero
Apolinario Mabini. The new-born municipality of Mabini was inaugurated on January 1, 1918, with
Captain Francisco Castillo, known as the founder of the town, as the first appointive Municipal
President.

Mabini is now a first-class municipality in the Province of Batangas.
It is known for its Anilao diving sports and snorkeling sites.