FERNANDO SALAS LETTER, NOVEMBER 18, 1898
[Original in Spanish. L.S. P.I.R., 920.5.]
Nov. 18, 1898.
The Señores, Local Chiefs of the pueblos noted in the margin shall
order that the accompanying extract of the record of the Constitution of
our Government shall be circulated through these pueblos, in order that
the publication of the same shall be effected as soon as possible.
Circulate, make a record and return.
PRESIDENTIAL PALACE OF SANTA BARBARA, November 18, 1898.
Officer in Charge.
To the Señores LOCAL CHIEFS OF THE PUEBLOS MENTIONED IN THE MARGIN
(In the margin): Ybaras, Tubungan, Migao, San Joaquin.
(Acknowledgments of receipt and compliance follow. -TR.)
[Original in Spanish. D.S. P.I.R., 920.5.]
The necessity of taking steps to further the glorious progress of the revolution being evident, and the committee finding it difficult to fulfill its
duties by reason of their great number and complex character it was
decided to constitute a government and to that end a junta, composed of all
he personnel of the committee and of the greater part of the civil and
military element which there was in these General Headquarters, was convened
yesterday, in order to proceed to the election of the personnel which
was to constitute said Provisional Revolutionary Government. The following
citizens "having been elected:
President of the Government, Señor Roque Lopez.
Vice-President and Councilor of Administration, Señor Vicente Franco.
Councilor of the Treasury, Señor Venancio Concepcion.
Councilor of State, Señor Ramon Avanceña.
Councilor of Grace and Justice, Acting, The same Señor Avanceña.
General Secretary of the Presidency and of all the Departments, Señor
Each one of said presidentes and councilors may recommend to the
Government a special secretary of his respective department and appoint
the necessary assisting personnel.
Proceeding to the organization of the liberating Army the rank of the
high military heirarchy were recognized in the following personnel.
General-in-Chief of Operations, Lieutenant General, Señor Martin Delgado.
General of Division of Operations: Concepcion, Capiz and annexed
pueblos, Señor Perfecto Poblador.
General of the Administrative Division, and General of the Department,
Señor Pascual Magbanua.
Brigadier General of the Southern Zone, Señor Angel Cortesa.
Brigadier General of the Northern Zone, Señor Adriano Hernandez.
Brigadier General of the Central Zone, Señor Fermin Rivas.
The Revolutionary Government and the Generalship of the Liberating
Army having thus been constituted, it affectionately greets the Sovereign
people of Visayas who have just succeeded in obtaining their liberty under
the protection of God and of the Most Holy Virgin under the shadow of
the tricolored flag and upon the basis of the Constitution of the Philippine
The Local Presidentes, with all due formalities, assisted by the Military
and Civil authorities and officials, shall publish, by town·crier, this
Constitution of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Visayas
Given in the Presidential Palace of Santa Barbara, November 18, 1898.
(Signed) FERNANDO SALAS,
(SEAL.) Provisional Regional Committee of Visayas. Iloilo.