The Aguinaldo House
The Emilio Aguinaldo House in Kawit, Cavite, is the site of the proclamation of Philippine independence.
June 12 and the commemoration of Philippine independence
Today, the proclamation of Philippine Independence is celebrated on June 12—but before 1962, it was celebrated on July 4.
Flag Days (May 28-June 12)
In commemoration of the first unfurling of the Philippine flag in battle, the National Flag Days are celebrated from May 28 to June 12 to honor the national emblem that stood for the nation’s struggle for independence.
History of the Philippine National Anthem
Today is the anniversary of our National Anthem, which was played for the first time in public, in 1896.
Cuisine and the ratification of independence
Reputed pastry maker Juan Padilla and cook Emilio Gonzales prepared and served “high-style” courses at par with the finest European banquet, for the delegates of the Malolos Congress.
Songs of the Revolution
The Philippine revolution was accompanied by music: hymns and marches that express love for the motherland.