Sunday, June 13, 2010

Happy Independence Day! Philippines!

On June 12,1898, Filipinos declared independence, after 300 years of Spanish rule. Though, it had been a short lived independence, after the US annexed Philippines as part of its peace treaty with Spain until July 4,1946, when a full independence was granted to the Republic of the Philippines by the United States.

Thus as gratitude, July 4 was marked as Phil-American Friendship Day, and June 12 as official Independence Day when Filipino rebels led by Gen.Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed Philippines as free sovereign state.

Courtesy: Youtube/xixlixta
Note: This is not intended to replace the National Anthem played as march. This is intended for reflection.

Hope we can be a better citizen of the Republic in any way we can. A better Philippines starts with me!

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