Jun 12, 2011

Philippine Declaration of Independence (?)

Note: This post is brought to you by our sister blog Reminiscing The Past by Sinag-Tala 

    Today marks the 113th Philippine Independence Day since the famous declaration at the balcony of Gen. Emilio F. Aguinaldo’s house at Kawit, Cavite on 12 June 1898.  Filipinos here and abroad are celebrating this date commemorating the end of an almost 300 years of Spanish domination of the Philippine Islands. The Declaration of Independence was written by a revolutionary named Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista, War Counsel of the Aguinaldo government. The reasons justifying the severance of ties from the colonizer were enumerated in this Acta de la Proclamacion de Independencia del Pueblo Filipina, particularly, political crimes ranging from unjust imprisonments, deportations, and death to Filipinos who fought against Spanish tyranny. In hindsight, even those who were just suspected of being anti-Spain were also heavily punished.

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