1901-04-01

1st April 1901

President Emilio Aguinaldo volunteered to swear his allegiance to the United States

President Emilio Aguinaldo

On April 1, 1901, President Emilio Aguinaldo volunteered to swear his allegiance to the United States, formally ending the First Republic and recognising the sovereignty of the US over the Philippines. He had been captured by the Americans at his headquarters in Palanan, Isabela on March 23, 1901 and was being held prisoner.

Reference: Philippine News Agency archives

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