One of the most significant dates in Philippine’s history is Independence Day because it marks the nation’s independence from the Spanish rule on June 12, 1898. Filipinos celebrate it annually on June 12.
IS INDEPENDENCE DAY A PUBLIC HOLIDAY?
Independence Day in the Philippines is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.
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The annual June 12 observance of Philippine’s Independence Day came into effect after past President Diosdado Macapagal signed the Republic Act No. 4166 regarding this matter on August 4, 1964. This Act legalized the holiday, which is based on the Declaration of Independence on June 12, 1898, by General Emilio Aguinaldo and Filipino revolutionary forces from the Spanish colonization.