Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo — First President
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 Government 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.