Friday, June 12, 2009

Philippines 111th Independence Day!

Grabbed this Operation 111 from Cecile of by Cecile of Kitchen.... The Heart of Our Home, thanks sis for this one :-)! This is in commemoration of Philippine Independence Day.

"The Philippine Declaration of Independence occurred on June 12, 1898 in the Philippines, where Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo (later to become the Philippines' first Republican President) proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain after the latter was defeated at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. The declaration, in the form of a proclamation, in the presence of a huge crowd, was done on June 12, 1898 at the ancestral home of General Emilio Aguinaldo between four and five in the afternoon in Cavite el Viejo (now Kawit), Cavite, some 30 kilometers South of Manila. The event saw the unfurling of the National Flag of the Philippines, made in Hong Kong by Mrs. Marcela Agoncillo, Lorenza Agoncillo and Delfina Herboza, and the performance of the Marcha Filipina Magdalo, as the Nation's National Anthem, now known as Lupang Hinirang, which was composed by Julian Felipe and played by the San Francisco de Malabon Marching band."

~Rules for this Operation 111 meme
~Copy the quotes provided above stating the history of the proclamation of Philippine Independence Day
~Must be a Filipino
~Tag as many Pinoy Bloggers you know
~You can also Check the Complete Posting Coverage Here.

I'm tagging every Filipino blogger friends I have in my blogroll. Feel free to grab this guys!

2 comments :

Gem June 15, 2009 at 12:56 PM  

Hey, Happy Independence Day.

How did you celebrate this day, aside from doing this post-meme? ;-)

Cecile June 15, 2009 at 1:01 PM  

Race, thanks for grabbing it and for the visit as well :-).

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