“The Successful Revolution of 1896 was masonically inspired, masonically led, and masonically executed, and I venture to say that the first Philippine Republic of which I was its humble President, was an achievement we owe largely, to Masonry and the Masons.”
Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo
-Born on March 22, 1869 in Kawit, Cavite
-Died on February 6, 1964. Buried in his historic residence in Kawit, Cavite.
-Made a Mason on January 1, 1895 in Pilar Lodge No. 203, Imus, Cavite
-Founder and Master of Magdalo Lodge No. 371 now Emilio Aguinaldo Lodge No. 31
-Conferred Scottish Rite Degrees on April 2, 1917 in the Philippine Bodies, A&ASR.
-Coroneted 33rd Degree on February 12, 1955 by the Supreme Council of the 33rd and last Degree, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Republic of the Philippines.
-Initiated in the Katipunan in 1894 by Andres Bonifacio.
-A Towering figure of the Philippine Revolution, he led his people in their war of liberation against Spain and the United States.
-He proclaimed Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898 on the balcony of his home in Kawit, Cavite, now a national shrine.
-The first President of the Philippine Republic, he opened the Malolos Congress on September 15, 1899.