Independence of mind as well as of the Filipino nation that was yet to be was what Rizal, Bonifacio, Apolinario Mabini, and company wrote, fought and died for. And they are inextricably linked, the first being the essential condition for the achievement of the second.
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By DEE AYROSO
By DEE AYROSO
‘Bogus freedom’: June 12 rallyists assert PH sovereignty vs US and China
“Duterte has been in office for a year, yet we see no sign that he will not be subservient to Americans.”
PH Independence day | Groups call to stop killings, resume peace talks
On Independence Day, June 12, various sectors held joined the day-long protest, starting in the morning from the Chinese consulate in Makati City, and proceeding to the US Embassy in Manila, with calls for national sovereignty and against foreign intervention. The groups particularly assailed the presence and “meddling” by US troops in the conflict in…
June 12 | Protesters want US troops out of PH
Progressives commemorate June 12 Independence Day with a US embassy protest.
Youth groups to Duterte: Fight US-China imperialism
By GINO ESTELLA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Several progressive youth organizations took to the streets here on Philippine Independence Day to urge incoming President Rodrigo Duterte to take more pro-country steps in his administration. Around a hundred people from groups such as the League of Filipino Students (LFS), Anakbayan, Kabataan Partylist and the College Editors Guild…
#BulatlatAsks: Can you feel that PH is independent?
With poverty, suppression of rights and a government that is weak against foreign powers, how can one say that the country is free?
Independence: ‘Unfinished’ and elusive
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld In 1962, then President Diosdado Macapagal declared June 12 Philippine Independence Day — 16 years after it had been celebrated every July 4 when, in 1946, the United States “granted” the country independence. Few objected at the time, in apparent agreement with Macapagal that the June 12,…
Dunces and dupes
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld With the usual irony was June 12 marked this year in a country hardly aware of its history. Benigno Aquino III spoke at Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan, where the First Philippine Republic was inaugurated on January 23, 1899, less than a year after Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed…
What independence? (Photos by Ace R. Morandante / Bulatlat.com)