Happy 109th Anniversary of Philippine Independence!!!

It has been suggested that Independence Day (Philippines) be merged into this article or section. The Philippine Declaration of Independence occurred on June 12, 1898 in the Philippines, where Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo (later to become the Philippines' first Republican President) proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain after the latter was defeated at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.

The declaration, however, was not recognized by the United States or Spain, as the Spanish government ceded the Philippines to the United States in the 1898 Treaty of Paris, in consideration for an indemnity for Spanish expenses and assets lost.

While the Philippines first celebrated its Independence Day on June 12, its independence was only recognized on July 4, 1946 by the United States. Henceforth, Independence Day was observed on July 4, but in the name of nationalism, and upon the advice of historians, Republic Act No. 4166 was signed into law by President Diosdado Macapagal in 1964, proclaiming June 12, which up to that time had been observed as Flag Day, as Independence Day.

From Wikipedia

Well, this day, hindi naman holiday kaya hindi ko man lang naramdaman ang pagdiriwang na ito. Hehe... Busy kasi ako sa pagpasok tapos pagdating ko sa school, may program pala pero hindi ko ramdam ang atmosphere na malaya nga ang Pilipinas. Sabi ng iba kasi may pasok. Talaga lang ha? Well, kahit naman siguro wala, ganun pa rin. What's new ba?


well... happy 109th anniversary of Philippine Independence, have a fabolous day :)

June 13, 2007 at 5:15 PM comment-delete

may pasok ako nung martes pero di ako pumasok. kasi nga happy independence day. nag-celebrate ako ng araw ng kalayaan. malaya akong hindi pumasok hehe.

June 13, 2007 at 8:00 PM comment-delete

tnx for the comment! :D
uhm..ginawang tula??... hahaha :D

Proud to be a Filipino!!
Parehas tayo.. Wheee!

ahehe.. happy belated independence day to all!! hehe ^_^

June 14, 2007 at 1:12 AM comment-delete

Hmmm... hindi pa naman malaya ang Pilipinas noong June 12, 1898. Nag-palit lang ng may-ari.

Hanggang ngayon, yung sitwasyon ng mga Pinoy 300+ years ago, ganun pa din.

Kung magtutulungan lang tayo, talagang makakalaya tayo sa kahirapan.

June 14, 2007 at 5:32 AM comment-delete

wow thanks ha.. di ko alam na 109th anniversary na pala natin! waaaa!

June 15, 2007 at 1:17 AM comment-delete

belated happy independence day!

hayaan na natin ang Pilipinas... simulan natin sa ating sarili. we have lots in our plate.. hehhhe

June 15, 2007 at 1:20 AM comment-delete

sa TV Patrol ko pa pala malalaman kung bakit hindi naging 'tama' ang pakiramdam noong nakaraang June 12, 2007:

"Mas binigyan pa ng prayoridad ang pagkakaroon ng long weekend kaysa sa pagdiriwang ng ating kasarinlan."

June 15, 2007 at 9:13 AM comment-delete

I agree, we may have been liberated from the 300-year old bondage from the Spaniards, but modern-day Philippines is still isn't free in the truest sense of the word. It's a depressing fact but most Filipinos refuse to see it.

June 17, 2007 at 11:43 PM comment-delete