Emilio Aguinaldo

His Excellency
Emilio Aguinaldo
Emilio Aguinaldo ca. 1919 (Restored).jpg
Portrait of Aguinaldo, c. 1921
1st President of the Philippines [2]
In office
January 23, 1899 [a] – March 23, 1901 [b]
Prime Minister
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Position abolished
Officially Manuel Quezon (as President of the Philippine Commonwealth in 1935)
President of the Revolutionary Government of the Philippines
In office
June 23, 1898 – January 22, 1899
Prime Minister
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Position abolished
(Revolutionary government superseded by the First Philippine Republic)
Dictator of the Philippines
In office
May 24, 1898 – June 23, 1898
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Position abolished
(Dictatorial government replaced by a revolutionary government with Aguinaldo assuming the title President)
President of the Biak-na-Bato
In office
November 2 – December 14, 1897
Vice President Mariano Trias
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Position abolished
President of the Tejeros Revolutionary Government
In office
March 22 – November 1, 1897
Vice President Mariano Trias
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Position abolished
(Tejeros government superseded by the Republic of Biak-na-Bato)
Personal details
Born (1869-03-22)March 22, 1869 [c]
Kawit, Cavite, Captaincy General of the Philippines
Died February 6, 1964(1964-02-06) (aged 94)
Quezon City, Philippines
Resting place Aguinaldo Shrine, Kawit, Cavite
Political party See footnote [infobox 1]
Children 5 (see below)
Alma mater Colegio de San Juan de Letran
Profession Politician
Military leader
Awards PHL Legion of Honor - Chief Commander BAR.png
Philippine Legion of Honor
PHL Quezon Service Cross BAR.png
Quezon Service Cross
Religion Roman Catholicism later
Philippine Independent Church
Military service
Nickname(s) "Kapitan Miong"
"Heneral Miong"
"El Caudillo"
"Hermano Colon"
Allegiance   First Philippine Republic
Flag of the Tagalog people.svg Republic of Biak-na-Bato
Philippine revolution flag kkk1.svg Katipunan ( Magdalo)
Service/branch Philippine Army Seal 1897.jpg Philippine Revolutionary Army
Years of service 1897–1901
Rank PR Ministro Mariscal.svg Minister/Field Marshal / Generalissimo


  1. ^ Although Aguinaldo ran for President in 1935 on the ticket of the National Socialist party, [10] in opening his campaign he disavowed association with any political party. [11]

Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy QSC PLH [d] (Spanish pronunciation:  [eˈmi.ljo a.ɣiˈnal.do] : March 22, 1869 – February 6, 1964) was a Filipino revolutionary, politician, and a military leader who is officially recognized as the first and the youngest President of the Philippines (1899–1901) and first president of a constitutional republic in Asia. He led Philippine forces first against Spain in the latter part of the Philippine Revolution (1896–1898), and then in the Spanish–American War (1898), and finally against the United States during the Philippine–American War (1899–1901). He was captured in Palanan, Isabela by American forces on March 23, 1901, which brought an end to his presidency.

In 1935, Aguinaldo ran unsuccessfully for president of the Philippine Commonwealth against Manuel Quezon. After the Japanese invasion of the Philippines in 1941, he cooperated with the new rulers, even making a radio appeal for the surrender of the American and Filipino forces on Bataan. He was arrested as a collaborator after the Americans returned but was later freed in a general amnesty and was subsequently exonerated.

Early life and career

Emilio Famy Aguinaldo Sr. was born on March 22, 1869 [c] in Cavite el Viejo (present-day Kawit), in Cavite province, to Carlos Jamir Aguinaldo and Trinidad Famy-Aguinaldo, [d] a Tagalog Chinese mestizo couple who had eight children, the seventh of whom was Emilio Sr. The Aguinaldo family was quite well-to-do, as his father, Carlos J. Aguinaldo was the community's appointed gobernadorcillo (municipal governor) in the Spanish colonial administration and his grandparents Eugenio K. Aguinaldo and Maria Jamir-Aguinaldo. He studied at Colegio de San Juan de Letran but wasn't able to finish his studies due to outbreak of cholera in 1882.

Emilio became the " Cabeza de Barangay" of Binakayan, a chief barrio of Cavite el Viejo, when he was only 17 years old to avoid conscription.

In 1895 the Maura Law that called for the reorganization of local governments was enacted. At the age of 25, Aguinaldo became Cavite el Viejo's first "gobernadorcillo capitan municipal" (Municipal Governor-Captain) while on a business trip in Mindoro.

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