Aguinaldo was again elected President at Biak-na-Bato in November, leading the Republic of Biak-na-Bato.Aguinaldo therefore signed the Pact of Biak-na-Bato and went into exile in Hong Kong at the end of 1897.On June 30, 2016, Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as the 16th and current president.
At the Battle of Manila Bay on May 1, 1898 the American Navy decisively defeated the Spanish Navy effectively ending Spanish rule in the Philippines. He formed a dictatorial government on May 24, 1898 and issued the Philippine Declaration of Independence on June 12, 1898.
Laurel, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, had been instructed to remain in the City of Manila by President Quezon, who withdrew to Corregidor and then to the United States to establish a government in exile in the United States.
The General Headquarters and Military Camp Base of the Philippine Commonwealth Army was a military station are moved in the province.
Although the word Tagalog refers to the Tagalog people, a specific ethno-linguistic group, Bonifacio used it to denote all non-Spanish peoples of the Philippines in place of Filipinos, which had colonial origins.
Bonifacio's revolutionary government never controlled much territory for any significant period.