Alay at Laya: Conference on Bonifacio and Mabini in Memory of their 150th Birth Anniversaries

April 15, 2014

In 2013 and 2014 the Philippines will commemorate the 150th birth anniversaries of two leaders of its struggle for independence from Spain and the United States: Andres Bonifacio (born 30 November 1863), who founded the revolutionary movement against Spain; and Apolinario Mabini (born 23 July 1864), who led the first cabinet of the Philippine Republic and resisted American imperialism. To honor both men and the movements they engaged in, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, with the Ateneo de Manila University Department of History as partner, will hold Alay at Laya, a conference at the Ateneo Rizal Library on 24–25 April 2014.

Alay at Laya offers an opportunity for scholars from the Philippines and abroad to share new knowledge about the Filipino anti-imperialist struggle in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as a way of commemorating the lives and sacrifices of Andres Bonifacio and Apolinario Mabini. The conference will feature nine panels and thirty-two paper presentations. Supreme Court Associate Justice Mario Victor F. Leonen will deliver the keynote address.  

(Program and panels available below)