Philippine Centennial Celebration

1998 marks the 100th anniversary of the Philippine independence. It was on June 12, 1898, when General Emilio Aguinaldo, first president of the Philippine republic, declared the independence of the country from the Spanish rule , at his residence in Kawit, Cavite. Aguinaldo's action, however, was just the culmination of a series of events in what is now known as the "Philippine Revolution of 1896," which was launched after the execution of Dr. Jose Rizal in Bagumbayan on December 30 of the same year.

This homepage covers heroic personages who figured prominently during the period 1896 - 1898, significant historical events that took place in the same period, as well as topics, terms, and documents related to the Philippine Revolution of 1896.

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