Apolinario Mabini y Maranan (July 23, 1864 — May 13, 1903) was a Filipino political philosopher and revolutionary who served as its first prime minister until May 1899. In Philippine history texts, he is often referred to as "the Sublime Paralytic", and as "the Brains of the Revolution." To his enemies and detractors, he is referred to as the "Dark Chamber of the President."
" I have always loved my poor country and I am sure that I shall love her until death, if by chance men are unjust to me; and I shall enjoy the happy life, contented in the thought that all that I have suffered, my past,my present and my future, my life, my love, my pleasures, I have sacrificed all of these for love of her. Happen, what may, I shall die blessing her and desiring the dawn of her redemption..” - Dr. Jose Rizal 1896