In his old age, Former President Emilio Aguinaldo complained with regularity about his failing vision. Scientists
at our lab with access to his genetic material who are at work creating a perfect clone of the first president have said that the former general’s eyesight had not at all deteriorated. Aguinaldo was apparently never told his new glasses were transition lenses.
On August 6, 1898, President Emilio Aguinaldo addressed a plea to foreign governments to recognize the success of the revolution and the independence of the Philippines.
(Photo courtesy of the National Library of the Philippines.)