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Philippine President - EMILIO AGUINALDO y FAMY
 
 
Emilio Aguinaldo - Philippine PresidentFirst President of the Republic of the Philippines
June 12,1898 - March 23,1901


PERSONAL DATA
Date of Birth: March 26, 1869
Place of Birth: Kawit Cavite
Father: Carlos Aguinaldo
Mother: Trinidad Famy
First Wife: Hilaria del Rosario
Second Wife: Maria Agoncillo
Date of Death: February 6, 1964
Place of Death: Quezon City
Cause of Death: Cardiac Arrest
Age at death: 95

 
 
EDUCATION
Elementary and Secondary
Pambayang Paaralan ng Kawit
College
Third Year, Colegio de San Juan de Letran
 
IMPORTANT NOTES IN HISTORY
  • Was Cabeza de Barangay at the age of 17.
  • At the age of 26, he was elected "Capitan Municipal" which was equivalent to Gobernadorcillo.
  • Joined the Masonry Association '(whose members include Jose Rizal, Apolinario Mabini, Juan Luna, Marcelo del Pilar and Graciano Jaena) which aimed at improving the economic condition of the country.
  • He personally went to Andres Bonifacio to join the Katipunan.
  • Head of the Magdalo Group of the Katipunan in Cavite
  • Led his men to victory in the battle of Kawit, Imus and Binakayan in Cavite
  • President of the Revolutionary Government, Tejeros Convention
  • Signed the agreement of the "Pact of Biak-na-Bato" on December 14, 1897 in the belief that the war "could not be won".
  • Willingly agreed to be exiled in Hongkong in exchange for the damage-claim (said to be P400,000.00) which he used to purchase arms for his return to the country.
  • When the war between the United States and Spain broke out on April 1898, he made an agreement with Commodore George Dewey and U.S. Consul Pratt to consolidate the American and Filipino forces against the Spaniards.
  • Returned to the country on May 19, 1898 and proclaimed independence on June 12, 1898.
  • Designed the Flag of the Philippines which was hoisted at the veranda of his house in Kawit, Cavite on June 12, 1898.
  • Headed the Revolutionary Government after the establishment of the Malolos Congress and the ratification of the independence and its constitution on January 21, 1899
  • His dream of independence and freeing the country from the Americans vanished when he was arrested by Gen. Frederick Funston and his men in Palanan, Isabela on March 23, 1901.
  • Was forced to take an oath of allegiance to the American Government in April of 1901.
  • Retired to become an ordinary citizen after the founding of the colonial government of America.
  • Ran for president in the 1935 presidential election but lost to Manuel L. Quezon.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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