Ang Kalatas June 2018 Issue

ANG KALATAS NEWSMAGAZINE Volume 8 Number 9 • JUNE 2018 ALFREDO ROCES writes: We celebrate our Independence on the 12th of June, marking the occasion when General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed our Independence in Kawit, Cavite in 1898. Previously, the nation had celebrated Independence Day when the US had granted independence to her colony on July 4, 1946. This choice of July 4 for Philippine Independence Day had been pointedly made to coincide with America’s own Independence Day, and some were unhappy with the obvious association. Hence the change to June 12. Full story on page 03 FILIPINOS MARK DAY OF FREEDOM