As the war continued, the colonial government from the United States in the Philippines launched the “Policy of Attraction” to win over key Filipinos who disagreed with Aguinaldo. "Designed to win over key elites and other Filipinos who did not embrace Aguinaldo’s plans for the Philippines, this policy permitted a significant degree of self-government, introduced social reforms, and implemented plans for economic development" (The Philippine-American War, para. 7).
With the mention of self governing, the policy brought many more Filipinos onto the side of the United States. By joining the adversaries of Aguinaldo, the United States was able to win the war. Finally in 1907, the Philippines assigned its first assembly and gained its independence promised by the Jones Act.