Independence Day in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Independence Day in the Philippines


Robredo urges Filipinos to defend 'weakening' institutions

Jun 12, 2017 - 5:15 PM

We are already seeing our institutions being eroded We must move swiftly and effectively to ensure that they are strong enough for our children s children says Vice President Leni Robredo

DDS. Vice President Leni Robredo attends a the Defend Democracy Summit (DDS) held on the 119th Independence Day of the Philippines. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Senate minority to Congress, SC: Preserve independence, democracy

Jun 12, 2017 - 9:28 AM

The Senate minority bloc also urges the public to fight for democracy amid the proliferation of fake news

DEMOCRACY. Minority senators urge the Supreme Court and Congress to preserve its independence.

How did the Philippines celebrate June 12 under Marcos' martial law?

Jun 11, 2017 - 1:30 PM

This is the second time time since the Marcos-era years that a portion of the country marks Independence Day under martial law

Duterte, Robredo to attend Independence Day rites in Luneta

Jun 08, 2017 - 2:52 PM

Lawmakers and Cabinet officials will lead Independence Day activities in other parts of the country

'PH at war?' Filipinos react to Facebook's Independence Day error

Jun 12, 2016 - 1:45 PM

UPDATED The social network greets Filipinos on Independence Day but gets the Philippine flag wrong

#RP612fic: What if Philippine heroes were on social media?

Jun 12, 2015 - 7:52 PM

What if Philippine heroes lived in the 21st century? Netizens try to imagine using RP612fic on Twitter

PAST TO PRESENT. Jose Rizal goes on a dance craze through #RP612fic! (Screengrab courtesy of Twitter)

Quotes from PH presidents on independence

Jun 12, 2015 - 6:15 PM

We recall some past Philippine presidents who delivered speeches as they commemorated Independence Day and committed to protect the freedom we enjoy today

INDEPENDENCE DAY. The Philippine flag is hoisted during a ceremony in celebration of the 117th Philippines Independence Day in Rizal Park, Manila on Friday, June 12. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Ambulances, medical booths in Manila on Independence Day

Jun 11, 2015 - 3:18 PM

Health Secretary Janette Garin gives 7 tips for people who will join Independence Day activities