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Philippine Independence: Are We Celebrating on the Right Day?

Philippine Independence: Are We Celebrating on the Right Day?

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IN 1965, President Diosdado Macapagal signed Republic Act No. 4166, declaring June 12 as the official Philippine Independence Day. While it is commonplace for Filipinos to celebrate the country’s independence on June 12, confusion on the rightful date to celebrate the Independence Day  still remains. Was it Aug. 1 or Sept. 9 after several modifications? Or should it be celebrated every July 4—the same date its former colonizer celebrates its own? One of the most important days in our history changed dramatically over time. What actions in the past contributed to these changes? And do they make any difference? Emilio Aguinaldo: June 12, 1898 The Philippine Act of the Declaration of Independence or Acta de la Proclamacion de la Independencia del Pueblo Filipino, written by Ambro...