independence day 2013 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on independence day 2013


Gary Granada: Imagining freedom through music

Jun 14, 2013 - 10:08 PM

The youth that inspires him today their endeavors may be the political action inspired in turn by his steadfast songwriting for more than 3 decades

NATIONALISM. For Gary Granada, nationalism is not about national identity. Photo by Rappler

Minsa'y Isang Bansa

Jun 13, 2013 - 8:38 AM

Images of the 2013 Philippine Independence day activities with the accompaniment of Gary Granada’s Minsa’y Isang Bansa

Aquino on Independence Day: Follow Bonifacio

Jun 12, 2013 - 11:10 PM

It s Independence Day and President Benigno Aquino gives this annual ritual a twist

Cyclists vs human trafficking and slavery

Jun 12, 2013 - 10:56 PM

Thousands of cyclists bike against human trafficking and modern day slavery on Independence Day

#BeIndependent financially

Jun 12, 2013 - 6:49 PM

This Independence Day we ask what Independence means to you Is financial stability a gauge for your independence?

The heroes of Bulacan

Jun 12, 2013 - 6:47 PM

A World War II veteran of Malolos Bulacan shares her journey to freedom

SURVIVOR. World War II veteran Elvira Jimenez is grateful that she survived some of the toughest  years in Philippine history. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Photographers stage protest on Independence Day

Jun 12, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Filipino photographers staged a planking protest in Luneta on Independence Day asserting their freedom to shoot in public places

Want to see PH flag first flown in 1898? Go to Baguio!

Jun 12, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Delicate as it is the independence flag is on display at a museum so people won t forget about it says Emilio Aguinaldo s great grandson

AGUINALDO MUSEUM. The independence flag on display in a museum run by the first Philippine president's heirs. Photo by

Independence Day at poor man's shrine

Jun 12, 2013 - 7:04 AM

UPDATED For the first time the President leads Independence Day rites at Liwasang Bonifacio a shrine for a hero associated with the poor

INFOGRAPHIC: Independence Day activities you can join

Jun 12, 2013 - 12:23 AM

There are a host of government sponsored activities in Metro Manila Attending any of them? Tweet or Instagram photos with Rappler and Kalayaan2013

Kerry proud of 'long connection' to PH

Jun 11, 2013 - 3:59 PM

He was in the Philippines during the tumultuous times of the Marcos administration and was an election observer during the 1986 Snap Elections

US State Department photo