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Thursday 6 August 2015

The Past of PH Today: August 04, 1964 - June 12 to be the Independence Day

August 4, 1964, June 12 to be the Independence Day

President Diosdado Macapagal signed into law the  Republic Act (R.A.)  No. 4166, designating June 12 as the Independence Day of the Philippines on August 4, 1964.

The country's declaration of Independence come to light on June 12, 1898 in Kawit, Cavite as General Emilio Aguinaldo state publicly the top authority, sovereignty and independence of the Filipinos from the Spanish colony, which had been conquest at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.

Correspondingly, the declaration of Philippine Independence was not identify and recognized by the United States or Spain. 

The Spanish later surrender the Philippines to the United States in 1898 with the signing of the Treaty of Paris that ended the Spanish-American War.

The United States finally recognized Philippine Independence on July 4, 1946 in the Treaty of Manila.

Until that time, from 1946 to 1964, the Philippine Independence was officially witness on July 4, happen at same time with the Independence Day celebration of the United States.

Philippines News Agency

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