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DID YOU KNOW: Inauguration of Commonwealth of the Philippines

/ 05:22 AM November 15, 2018

On Nov. 15, 1935, the Commonwealth of the Philippines was inaugurated.

Two months earlier, Filipinos elected their president and vice president, marking the first time that a Filipino sat as chief executive and held office in Malacañang.

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The Commonwealth was the culmination of efforts to secure the withdrawal of American sovereignty over the Philippines. —Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

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