Independence Day 2020 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Independence Day 2020

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As U.S. struggles with virus, Trump heads to Rushmore for fireworks

Jul 03, 2020 - 2:18 PM

(UPDATED) Donald Trump calls on supporters to defend America's 'integrity,' accusing protesters calling for racial justice of 'a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children'

SOLID ROCK. The Mount Rushmore National Monument is seen from the visitors center in Keystone, South Dakota on July 2, 2020. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Police block protesters in 'grand mañanita' rally on Independence day

Jun 12, 2020 - 11:50 PM

Although hundreds of individuals manage to take part in the protest in UP Diliman, other protesters were barred from entering the campus

ON GUARD. Grand Mañanita protesters enter the UP Campus by bicycle as police block the University Avenue on Independence Day, June 12, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

On Independence Day, Cayetano tells Filipinos 'freedom always comes at a price'

Jun 12, 2020 - 5:26 PM

'It is right to be vigilant to abuses, but it is wrong to see a conspiracy behind every action of government,' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano

Fearful but defiant: Independence Day rallies push through despite warnings

Jun 12, 2020 - 1:10 PM

(UPDATED) The program at UP Diliman wraps up without any arrests

RALLIES PUSH THROUGH. Protesters gather at the University of the Philippines in Diliman QC on June 12, 2020, for an Independence Day protest. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Ang duyan ng magigiting': Mensahe ni VP Robredo sa Araw ng Kalayaan 2020

Jun 12, 2020 - 11:48 AM

'Walang kalayaan ang isa kung walang kalayaan ang lahat... Ang tunay na kalayaan ay kalayaan para sa kapwa'

Robredo on fight for freedom: Resist, because a threat to one is a threat to us all

Jun 12, 2020 - 11:39 AM

'Sa mga pagkakataong may banta sa kalayaan ng isa, kailangang lahat tayo pumalag dahil ang tunay na binabantaan ay ang kalayaan ng lahat,' Vice President Leni Robredo says on Independence Day

SALUTE. Vice President Leni Robredo leads the flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremony in celebration of the 120th Independence Day held at Luneta Park in Manila on June 12, 2018. File photo by OVP