In 1894, Andres Bonifacio himself inducted Emilio Aguinaldo into the Katipunan, a secret anti-colonial organization.
The boy went to elementary school and attended secondary school at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran, but had to drop out before earning his high school diploma when his father passed away in 1883. Like fellow anti-colonial leader Andres Bonifacio, he also joined the Masons.
However, the Philippines, along with , which was signed on December 10, 1898.
Relations between the Americans and the Filipinos were unfriendly and grew steadily worse.
When a rival faction executed Bonifacio in 1897, Aguinaldo assumed total leadership of the revolution against Spain.
Ikapito sa walong anak nina Carlos Aguinaldo at Trinidad Famy, si Emilio ay ipinanganak noong ika-22 ng Marso 1869 sa Cavite Viejo (Kawit ngayon), Cavite.
Bukod sa kanyang ama na gobernadorcillo (alkalde ng munisipal) ng bayan, ang kanyang pamilya, na kabilang sa mga Chinese-mestizo, ay masaya sa kanilang komportableng buhay.
Revolutionary leader Emilio Aguinaldo was born on March 22, 1869, in Kawit, Cavite, Philippines. Emilio Aguinaldo was born on March 22, 1869, in Kawit, Cavite, Philippines.
In 1898, he achieved independence of the Philippines from Spain and was elected the first president of the new republic under the Malolos Congress. Nicknamed Miong, Aguinaldo was the seventh of eight children. His father, Carlos, died when Aguinaldo was just nine years old.