General Emilio Aguinaldo was officially considered the First President of the Philippines (1899-1901) and led Philippine forces first against Spain in the latter part of the Philippine Revolution (1896-1897), 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 1901 and went into exile on Guam, finally returning to the Philippines decades later. #philippine history #history
General Aguinaldo (seated, center) and ten of the delegates to the first Assembly of Representatives that passed the Constitucicn Politica de la Republica Filipina on January 21, 1899 Picture taken in the Barasoain Church, Malolos, December 8, 1929. Via Wikimedia Commons.