Saturday, June 11, 2011


In the Philippines, Independence Day (Filipino: Araw ng Kalayaan) is an annual national holiday observed on June 12, commemorating the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain on June 12, 1898. It is the National Day of the Philippines.

The declaration of Philippine independence from the colonial rule of Spain concluded the Philippine Revolution. Philippine independence, however, was not recognized either by the United States or by Spain. The Spanish government later ceded the Philippine archipelago to the United States in the 1898 Treaty of Paris, and the United States granted independence to the Republic of the Philippines on July 4, 1946 in the Treaty of Manila.

 July 4 was observed in the Philippines as Independence Day until 1962. On 12 May 1962, President Diosdado Macapagal issued Presidential proclamation No. 28, which declared Tuesday, June 12, 1962 a special public holiday throughout the Philippines, "... in commemoration of our people's declaration of their inherent and inalienable right to freedom and independence. On August 4, 1964, Republic Act No. 4166 renamed the July 4 holiday as "Philippine Republic Day", proclaimed the twelfth day of June is as the Philippine Independence Day, and enjoined all citizens of the Philippines to observe 12 June with rites befitting Independence Day. June 12 had previously been observed as Flag Day.

On June 12, 1998, the nation celebrated its centennial year of Independence from Spain. The celebrations were held simultaneously nationwide by then President Fidel V. Ramos and Filipino communities worldwide. A commission was established for the said event, the National Centennial Commission headed by former Vice President Salvador Laurel presided all events around the country. One of the major projects of the commission was the Expo Pilipino, a grand showcase of the Philippines' growth as a nation for the last 100 years, located in the Clark Special Economic Zone (formerly Clark Air Base) in Angeles City, Pampanga. Some other important events includes the re-enactment of waving of Philippine Flag at Aguinaldo shrine, and raising of flag at Independence flagpole and lowering the flag of the United States.



I AM A FILIPINO & PROUD TO BE ONE!!! let's celebrate the day that marks our FREEDOM!!


  1. I do like the manner in which you have framed this specific problem and
    it really does give us some fodder for thought. On
    the other hand, because of what precisely I

    have experienced, I really

    wish as other reviews stack on that people continue to be

    on point and in no way get started upon a soap box involving some other news du jour.
    Yet, thank you for this

    fantastic point and while I

    can not necessarily agree with it in totality, I respect

    the point of view.

    Also visit my homepage ...

  2. It's a pity you don't have a donate button!
    I'd definitely donate to

    this outstanding blog! I guess for now i'll settle for book-marking
    and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.
    I look forward to brand new updates and will share this website with my Facebook group.
    Chat soon!

    Also visit my homepage -

  3. Thank you for another informative web site. Where
    else could I get that kind of

    information written in such a perfect way?
    I have a project that I'm just now working on,

    and I have been on the look out for such information.

    Look at my blog post ::

  4. I truly appreciate this post. I’ve been looking all over for this!
    Thank goodness I found it

    on Bing. You have made my day! Thx again

    Visit my web-site

  5. Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of

    pictures aren't loading properly. I'm not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I've tried it in

    two different browsers and both show the same results.

    Here is my blog:

  6. Hello! I'm at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 3gs! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your

    posts! Keep up the superb work!

    Also visit my website -

  7. Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I provide credit
    and sources back to your

    site? My website is in the exact same niche

    as yours and my visitors would really benefit from a lot of the information you present here.
    Please let me know if this okay with you.

    Appreciate it!

    my webpage ... San Augustin

  8. Hi, i feel that i saw you visited my weblog so i
    came to return the want?.I am attempting to to find issues to enhance my website!
    I suppose its adequate to use a few of your concepts!

    Here is my web site; paper plates

  9. Hi there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it is

    informative. I am gonna watch out for brussels.
    I’ll be grateful if you continue

    this in future. Many people will be benefited from your writing.

    Also visit my web page ...

  10. إلبس الكاب وسجل على مزاجك. توجد موديلات مختلفة

    My website: تسوق من هنا


Hi there, Thank you so much for taking some time to read and comment,
I personally wants to read each comment before posting in public, so hang in there, it will be visible shortly...