On Tuesday, June 12, 2012, Filipinos will be celebrating the 114th Year of Independence of the Philippines.
June 12, 2012 is holiday in the Philippines as declared under Proclamation No. 295 - List of Philippine Holidays 2012 signed by President Benigno Noynoy Aquino on November 24, 2011. Because of this, there is no need for a separate holiday declaration for June 12, 2012.
Some are wondering whether the President might move the declaration of holiday for June 12, 2012 to Monday, June 11, 2012, however, the President hasn't released any further declaration that the holiday will be moved.
The President also did not make any holiday declaration for June 19, 2012.
Philippine Independence Day Trivia
Here are some trivia about the Philippine Independence Day:
- The Philippines first declared independence on June 12, 1898 at Kawit, Cavite under General Emilio Aguinaldo.
- It is after they have defeated the Spaniards at the Battle of Manila Bay.
- The declaration of independence is aimed to proclaim independence and sovereignty from the colonial rule of Spain.
- Neither Spain nor the United States of America honored the declaration of independence.
- The Spanish government later handed Philippines to the United States under the Treaty of Paris.
- The United States finally recognized the Independence of the Philippines in July 4, 1946 in the Treaty of Manila. The Philippine Independence Day was celebrated every July 4 until later changed.
- On August 4, 1964, upon advice from historians, President Diosdado Macapagal signed Republic Act No. 4166 moving the celebration of Independence Day to June 12.
- June 19, 2012 is Not Holiday in the Philippines
- Computation of Overtime Pay During Holidays in the Philippines
- List of Philippines Holidays 2012
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