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Emilio Aguinaldo supported Japanese occupation in the Philippines. When the Americans retook their former colony at the end of the war, Aguinaldo was arrested for his collaboration but released under "presidential amnesty". Aguinaldo briefly served as a member of the Council of State of the Philippines but mostly concentrated on veterans' affairs. Aguinaldo donated his house to the government shortly before his death- it is maintained as a shrine to the revolution for Filipino independence.
The Aguinaldo mansion in Kawit, Cavite, site of the historic Proclamation of Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898 was declared a national shrine in June 1964. General Emilio Aguinaldo died on Feb. 6, 1964. The balcony did not exist in the 19th century; likewise, although he unfurled it, it wasn't Aguinaldo who waved the Philippine flag from the central window; Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista did.