One of the most significant dates in the Philippine’s history is June 12, 1898. It celebrates the nation’s independence from decades of Spanish rule. Philippine independence was formally proclaimed on June 12, 1898 with the reading of the Proclamation of Independence in Kawit, Cavite. The Proclamation was prepared and read by Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista and was signed by 98 delegates, including General Emilio Aguinaldo.
This year’s theme is “Kalayaan 2017: Pagbabagong Sama-Samang Balikatin.”