Biography of Emilio Aguinaldo


Aguinaldo, Emilio, general, born in Imus, a village near Cavite, Luzon, May, 1870. Educated at St. Thomas by the Dominicans. He is short of stature, with a Japanese cast of countenance. During the rebellion of the Filipinos against Spain, he was in constant fear of assassination, as the Spanish government offered a reward of $25,000 for his head. He was the chief of the insurgents and a capable man; acting as a dictator, he assumed sovereign power. In March, 1901, was captured by General Fred Funston, a Kansas volunteer, after being in constant flight.