Felipe Agoncillo, representative of President Emilio Aguinaldo, presented his case in Washington for the Philippine Independence movement and its representation on the Peace Commission. His request was rejected by President McKinley because the First Philippine Republic was not recognized by foreign governments.
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Among the resolutions approved was the granting of Centenary awards to member lodges that had reached their centenary year, complemented by the giving of centennial jewels to all surviving members. IGLPI’s century old lodges are Pilar Lodge, first chartered by the Grande Oriente Español in1894; Cavite Lodge, chartered by the Grand Lodge of California in 1903; and Bagong Buhay, chartered by the Grande Oriente Español in 1907. President Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial Lodge also chartered by the Grand Oriente Español will celebrate its centennial year in 2014. Also approved was the awarding of silver or gold service pins to Masons with 25, 50 and 60 years of service to the Craft.
Emilio Aguinaldo Biography - Philippines President
At the proclamation of Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898, which gave birth to the first Philippine Republic under the stewardship of President Emilio Aguinaldo, several offices and agencies were established. The then Department of Agriculture and manufacturing was created through a presidential proclamation on June 23, 1898.
By 1901, a policy of diversification was adopted under American Sovereignty, which gave emphasis to the development of other agricultural products, like rice and other basic commodities, and also fishing, forestry and mining. The insular bureau of Agriculture was then created under the department of interior through Act 271.
Eventually, the Bureau of Agriculture grew rapidly until it was abolished by the enactment of act no.2666 on November 18, 1916, which was implemented on January 1, 1917.
Emilio Aguinaldo - President of Philippines
Kung ginanap siguro ang halalan between Emilio Aguinaldo at Manuel Quezon sa Tejeros Cavite, baka nanalo nga at naging Commonwealth President si Emilio Aguinaldo.My great-grandfather, Lolo Oyong, probably invited Dalrymple to live in their home soon after the Americans captured Philippine President Emilio Aguinaldo. This was the event that ended the Philippine–American war (technically, perhaps, but not in the hearts of Filipinos, who would continue fighting for the right to self-government). Lolo Oyong, who fought in the revolution against the United States, had in fact surrendered to Captain Minor (the commanding officer in Camiling) two days after Aguinaldo’s capture, on March 25, 1901. Once the Americans established a civil government, the pueblo of Camiling was given new form under the Municipal Council chosen by a limited native electorate.