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Basilio Augustin y Dávila


In office
April 11 – July 24, 1898
Preceded by Fernándo Primo de Rivera
Succeeded by Fermín Jáudens

Born 1840
Died 1910

Basilio Augustín y Dávila[1] (1840–1910) was briefly a Spanish Governor-General of the Philippines, from April 11 to July 24, 1898, in the middle of the Philippine Revolution. He attempted to create a consultative assembly of Filipino Ilustrados loyal to Spain and a militia force of Filipinos, as a pretext for autonomy in the Philippines.

The Filipinos, however, were tired of Spain's plans for autonomy and reforms usually advocated by the Propaganda Movement, and they sided with the Filipino revolutionaries under Emilio Aguinaldo. Thus Augustín's plans for reform end in failure as most of the Spanish-trained Filipino militia deserted to the revolutionary ranks, and his consultative assembly finally dissolved. Most of its members became signers of the Malolos Constitution and members of the Malolos Congress.

References

  1. ^ Karnow, Stanley. "Basilio Augustín". In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines. Random House (1989). ISBN 0394594759.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Fernando Primo de Rivera
Governor-General of the Philippines
April 11–July 24, 1898
Succeeded by
Fermin Jáudenes
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