HomeThe Journal of Historyvol. 15 no. 1-2 (1969)

In the Days of General Emilio Aguinaldo

Eufronio M. Alip

Discipline: History, Philippine History



Two great events happened for the Philippines in 1869.  One was the opening of the Suez Canal; and the other, the birth of Emilio Aguinaldo.  The former reduced the sailing distance from Europe to the Philippines by half and helped to advance progress and prosperity for the country; while the latter in due time evolved into a leader who, within thirty years was to drive the last vestiges of colonial power and organize a democratic government for his country, the Republic of the Philippines—the first in this country and in all Asia.