Philippine Flag

I feel so happy and proud today when I saw our Flag hanging on top of the entrance gate in one of the famous Malls in our place. The Mall makes flag display in commemoration and in the same time reminding people of our coming Independence Day on June 12.

I researched online to refresh and to gain more knowledge of our Independence Day history. Oh gosh, I got shame to myself. I just came to know base on historical fact that our flag was made in Hongkong by Mrs. Marcela MariƱo de Agoncillo and our independence day was actually June 4 but was changed to June 12 by Diosdado Macapagal- the President during that time. In his address on the first June 12 Independence Day, He said: 

“In the discharge of my responsibility as President of the Republic, I moved the observance of the anniversary of our independence to this day because a nation is born into freedom on the day when such a people, moulded into a nation by the process of cultural evolution and a sense of oneness born of common struggle and suffering, announces to the world that it asserts its natural right to liberty and is ready to defend it with blood, life, and honor.” 

President Kennedy was among the first to extend the congratulations of the United States to the Filipino people in celebrating our freedom. We thanked God our country born into freedom for now 113 years.

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