The first fund-raising project of Gawad Metronian Educational Foundation, Inc. [GMEFI] to help raise funds for its Scholarship Programs is the benefit film screening of an educational film entitled PULE: Utak ng Rebolusyon.
The film is about Apolinario Mabini who fought for our independence, and who was known for his defiance against American sovereignty over the Philippines. He was exiled by the Americans to Guam in 1901. Over a hundred years ago, who would ever think that an enemy of the United States would dare send a missile to Guam in order to destroy it? What if North Korea misses its target, and the missile goes wayward?
Anyway, PULE, nickname of our hero Apolinario Mabini died in 1903, mere five years after the official Philippine flag was first waved in Alapan, Imus, Cavite on May 29, 1898. It was waved again on June 12, 1898 when President Emilio Aguinaldo declared the Independence of the Philippines from Spain in Kawit, Cavite.
PULE will be shown on August 25 at the UP Film Center, UP Diliman, Q.C. in celebration of the National Heroes Day which falls on August 28, considered a legal holiday.