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Filipino pride shines in global Philippine Independence Day celebrations

Posted on AllSides June 11th, 2024
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In the Philippines – where Spanish and later U.S. colonial rule persisted for nearly four centuries – June 12 is the real Independence Day. That date in 1898 was the pivotal moment when the island nation first made a bold move for autonomy. Ahead of this year’s holiday in Manila, the nation’s capital, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. called on Filipinos in a video message to display the country’s flag everywhere “as we continue to fight for independence. Independence in different aspects of our being Filipinos, but more than this independence...

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