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Philippine Independence Day

June 12

On June 5, 1898, Aguinaldo issued a decree at his house located in what was then known as Cavite El Viejo proclaiming June 12, 1898 as the day of independence. The Acta de la Proclamacion de la Independencia del Pueblo Filipino was solemnly read by its author, Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista, Aguinaldo’s war counselor and special delegate.[9] The 21-page declaration was signed by 98 Filipinos, appointed by Aguinaldo, and one retired American artillery officer, Colonel L. M. Johnson.[10] The Philippine flag was officially unfurled for the first time at about 4:30 p.m, as the Marcha Nacional Filipina was played by the band of San Francisco de Malabon.[11]


Front view of Aguinaldo House in Kawit, Cavite as of June 11, 2015. The national shrine is known for being the place of Philippine declaration of independence by Emilio Aguinaldo on June 12, 1898.
By Patrick Roque – Taken using my camera with model DSC-HX5V, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=81558656


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