ESTADO FEDERAL DE BISAYAS MEETING, KABATUAN, JULY 28, 1899
[Original in Spanish. D.S. P.I.R. Books, C.7.]
KABATUAN [PANAY], July 28th, 1899*.
Office of the President, Kabatuan, July 28th, 1899. Present, the
Councilors appearing on the margin, they having been previously cited
in due form.
The President opened the session, and I, the secretary, read the minutes
of the previous session, which were approved without amendment
by the Council. The Council then immediately proceeded to the consideration
of matters brought before it by the Councilors, and the following
resolutions were passed:
1. Whereas this Council believes that the time has already arrived
for the creation of a Provincial Council for this Province by popular
election, be it resolved that the Local Presidentes be cited for the 15th
of next month as electors of the personnel of said Provincial Council.
2nd and last article. In view of the communications received from
the Honorable Emilio Aguinaldo, and Sr. Mabini, then President of the
Council of Secretaries, through the General in Chief, it was resolved, in
concurrence with the leading members of the army, that a memorial be
drawn up and signed by the Government, by the army, and by the people,
and sent to the President of the Philippine Republic setting forth the
necessity of replacing this Federal Government by a Politico-Military
Government, such being the aspiration of these Provinces. This change
would help the common cause and would remove many of the obstacles
that at present impede it; and hence it is requested that the Decree of
the 27th of last April be revoked.
There being no other business on hand, the session was closed and
these minutes drawn up and signed by those present; of which I the General
Secretary, give faith.
(Signed) JOVITO YUSAY,
(And four others.)