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Monday, 09 June 2008 04:52

T he has published articles about the June 12, 1898, declaration of Philippine independence from Spain. This writer also reconciled the 1898 Philippine Independence Day with the “restoration” of Philippine independence on July 4, 1946. Msgr. Fred Vergara, highest-ranking Filipino prelate in the Episcopal Church of the United States, wrote about the dynamics of the 1898 Philippine revolution that led to the June 12, 1898, declaration of Philippine independence. But as we all know, the First Republic of the Philippines was short-lived. The Americans took over from the Spaniards. And when the Americans "returned" our hard-fought "political independence" on July 4, 1946, The Imperial Manila (TIM) took over. Yes, Uncle TIM replaced Uncle Sam. And to paraphrase our foremost national hero, Jose P. Rizal, some of the former (colonial) slaves became themselves the new tyrants. This is the sad story of the Filipino homeland.

Here are the hyperlinks to the said articles:

Reconciling the 1898 and 1946 Philippine-Independence Days

Turning the Fourth of July into RP-US Interdependence Day

Dynamics of the Philippine Revolution of 1898

The following are also the links to some historical tidbits, as contained in this website’s database, which have compiled by Allan Albert, our webmaster:


Aguinaldo officially proclaimed Philippine independence.

The Philippine revolutionists declared their fight for the independence of their islands.

Felipe Agoncillo, representative of President Emilio Aguinaldo, presented his case in Washington for the Philippine Independence movement and its representation on the Peace Commission.

Proclamation of Philippine Independence

Start of the Philippine-American War

Grito de Balintawak

Act of the Declaration of Independence

Philippine Independence from America.

Tydings-McDuffie Law.

Flag Day

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