September 15, 1898 Malolos congress was inaugurated at the Barasoain churh in Malolos, Bulacan. Thefirst task was to draft a constitution needed for the formation of a republic. Themain task of the republic was the recognition of other state.November 29 Thecongress approved the Malolos Constitution which was drafted by Felipe Calderon.
The republic had three branches of government:1. Legislative - It has a power to elect the President and the chief justice of the supreme court.2. Executive - he was the head of the state and was duly elected by the legislative body.3. Judiciary - the judicial power was vested in the supreme court and all other lower courts provided by law.
El Heraldo dela Revolucion (1898) the official newspaper of the government later to be called as “Gaceta Filipina”.La Independencia which was edited and partly owned by Antonio Luna.
Initial accomplishments of the republic were: a national taxation system that included the cedula and gambling taxation. new sources of revenues such as tax, national loans, voluntary contributions and donations. creation of a national budget:1899 budget was PHP 7.17 million. a system for free and compulsory elementary education. A secondary school for boys was establishrd, the Burgos Intitute. Other schools were founded. A Military Academy of Malolos was established which produced an approximately 50,000 strong Philippines Army.