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Taft Commission

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Xiao Time: Ang Ambag ni William Howard Taft sa Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas

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William Howard Taft

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William Taft

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The Ghost of William Howard Taft

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William Howard Taft

The Taft Commission, also known as Second Philippine Commission was established by United States President William McKinley on March 16, 1900, following the recommendations of the First Philippine Commission. The Second Commission was at first the sole legislative body of the Philippines, then known as the Philippine Islands under the sovereign control of the United States, while still under the Philippine–American War. After the passage of the Philippine Organic Act in 1902, the Commission functioned as a House of bicameral legislature until it was supplanted in 1916 by an elected legislature established in 1916 by the Philippine Autonomy Act.
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