Topics: Philippine Revolution, Emilio Aguinaldo, Philippines Pages: 2 (410 words) Published: February 17, 2013
 First Philippine Republic or the Malolos Republic was a short-lived insurgent revolutionary government in the Philippines. It was formally established with the proclamation of the Malolos Constitution on January 23, 1899 in Malolos, Bulacan,[Note 1] and endured until the capture and surrender of Emilio Aguinaldo to the American forces on March 23, 1901 in Palanan, Isabela, which effectively dissolved the First Republic. The First Philippine Republic was formed after the Philippine Declaration of Independence and the events of the collapse of the Spanish rule over the Philippines. It adopted the Constitución Política de la República Filipina, drawn up by the Philippine Constitutional Convention in the Barasoain Church in Malolos in 1899 to replace the revolutionary government proclaimed by Aguinaldo on June 23, 1898[8] That revolutionary government had replaced the dictatorial government which Aguinaldo had proclaimed on May 24,[9] and had formally established by decree on June 18.[10] The constitution was approved by delegates to the Assembly of Representatives on January 20, 1899, and sanctioned by Aguinaldo the next day.[3] The convention had earlier elected Aguinaldo president on January 1, 1899, leading to his inauguration on January 23. Considering that the Philippine-American War which was to soon follow the adoption of the constitution would prevent the legislature from meeting, and considering that the government was not to survive that war, three parts of the constitution which effectively gave president Aguinaldo unrestricted power to rule by decree are of particular interest OFFICIALS| NAME| |

President| Emilio Aguinaldo| |
Vice President| Mariano Trias| |
Prime Minister| Apolinario Mabini| |
 | Pedro Paterno| |
Minister of Foreign Affairs| Apolinario Mabini| |
 | Felipe Buencamino| |
Minister of Finance and War| Mariano Trías| |
Minister of Interior| Teodoro Sandico| |
 | Severino de las Alas|...
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