- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) - A statue honoring Filipino revolutionary Apolinario Mabini will be unveiled later this year with the opening of a planned playground in a Guam village.

Pacific Daily News, a Guam newspaper, (http://is.gd/wRUu10) reports the statue was supposed to be unveiled this month at its future home in the village of Asan, but the ceremony was delayed.

Asan-Maina Mayor Joana Margaret Blas says organizers did not want to present the statue without the rest of the park.

She says organizers are waiting for materials for the playground to arrive for construction.

According to Blas, the playground should be completed by early June.

Mabini is considered a hero by Filipinos for his revolt against U.S. occupation in the Philippines. In 1901, he was among Filipinos exiled to Guam, where he lived in Asan.

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