Thursday, June 9, 2011

21. JUNE 12, 1898 Philippine Independence Celebration

According to Teodoro Agoncillio it was on June 12, between four and five in the afternoon, when Aguinaldo, in the presence of a huge crowd, proclaimed the independence of the Philippines at Cavite el Viejo (Kawit). For the first time, the Philippine National Flag, made in Hongkong by Mrs. Marcela Agoncillo, assisted by Lorenza Agoncillo and Delfina Herboza, was officially hoisted and the Philippine National March played in public.

The Act of the Declaration of Independence was prepared by Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista, who also read it. A passage in the Declaration reminds one of another passage in the American Declaration of Independence. The Philippine Declaration was signed by ninety-eight persons, among them an American army officer who witnessed the proclamation.

June 12, 1962 Philippine Independence celebration with Gen Emilio Aguinaldo and President Diosdado Macapagal
REAL LOTERIA FILIPINA (Spanish Philippine Lottery Ticket) issued in June 1898 which coincided with the Philippine Declaration of  Independence
Photo showing General Aguinaldo carrying a revolutionary flag during an Independence Day celebration
  Aguinaldo Shrine, Birth of the Philippine Independence
  Independence Day medal with General Emilio Aguinaldo's profile. June 12,1969

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