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.
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.
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
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