Independent day is also known as Araw ng kasarinlan or Araw ng kalayaan (Filipino) meaning “Day of Freedom”. It is also an annual National Holiday in the Philippine on June 12.
The day marks 119years of Independent in Philippine after the declaration of independent from Spain on June 12, 1898.
In 1896, the Philippine Revolution began and in December 189, the pact of Biak-na-Bato, an agreement between the Spanish colonial government and the Filipina revolutionaries established a truce.
On May1st 1898, the Dewey defeated the Spanish in the battle of manila Bay, effectively putting the U.S in control of the Spanish colonial government, that same Month, the U.S Navy transported Aguinaldo back to the Philippines. On May 19th, 1898, Aguinaldo arrived in Cavite, consolidating the revolutionary force.
On June 5th, 1898, Aguinaldo issued a decree setting aside, June 12th, 1898, the day of the proclamation of independence, led by Aguinaldo; the event took place at the Aguinaldo house located in what was known as “Cavite El Viejo”. The Acta de la proclamacion de la independencia Del pueblo Filipino, it was been red by its author Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista.
The 21-pages declaration was signed by 97 Filipinos, appointed by Aguinaldo and one retired American artivery officer, colonel L.M.Johnson. The flag was officially unfurled foe the first time at 4:20pm, as the marcha National Filipino was played by the band of San Francisco de Malabon.
Today June 12th, 2017, will be celebrated with family, friends, and relative and loved ones. All government offices and schools are closed for that day. As required by law the flag of the Philippines, first flown on the day in 1898, is displayed in homes and establishment from as early as May 28th “Flag Day”. A lot of fireworks, reading of the Philippines Declaration of independence, worldwide, Filipinos will gather on June12th, and also the Philippine
Independence day parade will take place.
…….. Enjoy the celebration with love………
……….Happy Independent day…………..
………….Araw ng kalayaan………….