Today in Philippine History

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On May 21, 1963, General Emilio Aguinaldo, at the Veteran Memorial Hospital, signed a deed of donating his historic house at Kawit, Cavite to the Philippine Government on condition that he will have the right to continue to live there until his death.

Aguinaldo, the first officially-recognized President of the Philippines, continued to be confined at the hospital until his death on February 6, 1964.

The house, now a national shrine called the Aguinaldo Shrine, was first built in 1845 made from wood and thatch, and reconstructed in 1869.  It was in this house where the General was born on March 22, 1869.  The independence of the Philippines from Spain was also declared in this house on June 12, 1898.

Ref:  Business View, American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.