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.
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?