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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Philippine Independence

12 June 1898. Emilio Aguinaldo declares Philippine Independence in Kawit, Cavite. The United States and Spain, however, refused to recognize Aguinaldo's proclamation and proceeded to strike a deal that came to be known as the 1898 Treaty of Paris in which Spain formally and totally relinquished imperial control over the Philippines to the US for USD 20-M.

Recommended Reading: Turot, Henri. Emilio Aguinaldo: First Filipino President, 1898-1901. Trans. Pacifico A. Castro. Manila: Foreign Service Institute, 1981. Reprint, Manila: Solar Publishing Corporation, 1990. Online articles: Evolution of the Philippine Flag ; The Act of Declaration of Philippine Independence

Matago-tago nan ili tako!


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