The Philippines declared independence on June 12, 1898 from the Spain. The Filipino rebels were led by Emilio Aguinaldo in the Spanish-American War.  The Independence was proclaimed between four and five in the afternoon in Cavite at the ancestral home of General Emilio Aguinaldo some 30 kilometers South of Manila.

The Philippines declared independence on June 12, 1898 from the Spain. The Filipino rebels were led by Emilio Aguinaldo in the Spanish-American War. The Independence was proclaimed between four and five in the afternoon in Cavite at the ancestral home of General Emilio Aguinaldo some 30 kilometers South of Manila.

"His Excellency" "General of the Revolution" Emilio Aguinaldo Emilio Aguinaldo (ca. 1898) 1st President of the Philippines President of the First Republic

"His Excellency" "General of the Revolution" Emilio Aguinaldo Emilio Aguinaldo (ca. President of the Philippines President of the First Republic

Emilio Aguinaldo (seated 3rd from right)

Emilio Aguinaldo (seated 3rd from right)

The Los Angeles Times, issue of Feb. 7, 1942, reports on Aguinaldo’s alleged collaboration with the Japanese. Source: Philippine-American War, 1899-1902 by Arnaldo Dumindin.

The Los Angeles Times, issue of Feb. reports on Aguinaldo’s alleged collaboration with the Japanese. Source: Philippine-American War, by Arnaldo Dumindin.

Emilio Aguinaldo (then 72 years old) and Philippine Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon. Photo taken on June 12, 1941.

Emilio Aguinaldo (then 72 years old) and Philippine Commonwealth President Manuel L. Photo taken on June The two leaders formally reconciled in when Quezon moved Flag Day to June to commemorate the proclamation of Philippine independence.

1935 Commonwealth Presidential Campaign Poster. Manuel Quezon and Emilio Aguinaldo vying for the presidency.(Photo courtesy of Jesusa Bernardo)

Manuel Quezon and Emilio Aguinaldo vying for the presidency.(Photo courtesy of Jesusa Bernardo)

Emilio Aguinaldo

Emilio Aguinaldo: 16 Intriguing Facts About Philippines' First President

Filipino exiles in Hong Kong, photo taken in early 1898: Emilio Aguinaldo (sitting, 2nd from right) led 36 other revolutionary leaders into exile in the British colony. They were:  Pedro Aguinaldo, Tomas Aguinaldo, Joaquin Alejandrino, Celestino Aragon, Jose Aragon, Primitivo Artacho, Vito Belarmino, Agapito Bonzon, Antonio Carlos, Eugenio de la Cruz, Agustin de la Rosa, Gregorio H. del Pilar, Valentin Diaz, Salvador Estrella, Vitaliano Famular, Dr. Anastacio Francisco, Pedro…

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General Emilio Aguinaldo - the first President of the Philippines during the time of the Philippine-American War:

General Emilio Aguinaldo - the first President of the Philippines during the time of the Philippine-American War:

President Emilio Aguinaldo

Freedom Fighters, Historical Pictures, Presidents

Dec. 27, 1897: Emilio Aguinaldo and 36 other Filipino rebel leaders arrive in Dagupan, Pangasinan Province, in a railcar. From left: Gregorio del Pilar, Wenceslao Viniegra, Emilio Aguinaldo and Vito Belarmino. At extreme right is Pedro Paterno, who mediated the Pact of Biyak-na-Bato. From Dagupan, the exiles proceeded to the port of Sual, Pangasinan, where they boarded the merchant steamer SS Uranus; bound for HongKong

Pictorial history of the Philippine-American War

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