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Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo -- First President


Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy was the First and only President of the First Republic under the Malolos Constitution of 1899.


Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo served in various capacities before he became the First President of the First Republic.

  • President of the Revolutionary Government ( Tejeros Convention )
    23 March 1897 - 1 November 1897
  • President of the Biak-na-Bato Republic
    2 November, 1897 - 15 December, 1897
  • Dictator of the Philippines
    24 May 1898 - 23 June 1898
  • President of the Revolutionary Govenment
    23 June, 1898 - 23 January 1899

Gen Emilio Aguinaldo declared Philippine independence from Spain on June 12, 1898.

He was elected the First President of the First Republic under the Malolos Constitution by the National Assembly. He was inaugurated as President on January 23, 1899.

His term ended in April 1, 1901, after he was captured by the US military in Palanan, Isabela, and pledged allegiance to the United States.

He was born March 22, 1869 in Kawit Cavite. He passed away on February 6, 1964 in Quezon City at the age of 95. He is buried at the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite.


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The American Colonial Government

The Philippines was governed by the United States of America from 1901 to 1935. The Governor-General was appointed by the President of the United States and approved by the US Senate. Sixteen Americans were appointed (or acted as ) Governors-General, exercising active executive authority over the Philippines

  1. William Howard Taft (July 4, 1901 to December 23, 1903)
  2. Luke Edward Wright (February 1, 1904 to March 30, 1906)
  3. Henry Clay Ide (April 1, 1906 to September 19, 1906)
  4. James Francis Smith (September 20, 1906 to November 11, 1909)
  5. William Cameron Forbes (November 11, 1909 to September 1, 1913)
  6. Newton W. Gilbert (Acting Governor-General from September 1, 1913 to October 6, 1913)
  7. Francis Burton Harrison (October 6, 1913 to March 5, 1921)
  8. Charles Yeater (Acting Governor-General from March 5, 1921 to October 14, 1921)
  9. Leonard Wood (October 14, 1921 to August 7, 1927)
  10. Eugene Allen Gilmore (Acting Governor-General August 7, 1927 December 27, 1927)
  11. Henry L. Stimson ( December 27, 1927 to February 23, 1929)
  12. Eugene Allen Gilmore (Acting Governor-General from February 23, 1929 July 8, 1929)
  13. Dwight F. Davis (July 8, 1929 to January 9, 1932)
  14. George C. Butte (Acting Governor-General from January 9, 1932 February 29, 1932)
  15. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (February 29, 1932 to July 15, 1933)
  16. Frank Murphy (July 15, 1933 to November 15, 1935)


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