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Philippine Independence Day

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. The 21-page declaration was signed by 98 Filipinos, appointed by Aguinaldo, and one retired American artillery officer, Colonel L. M. Johnson. 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.   By Patrick…

Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary

The Immaculate Conception (1767–1769) by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Wikipedia) December 8, is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the Principal Patroness of the Philippines, of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the womb of St. Anne. Under Republic of Act 10966, today marks a SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAY in observance of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.